One year ago, some local women decided it was about time there was a Women’s Shed — somewhere women could meet for a cuppa, a chat, and share some skills or learn new ones.
Recently some of the shed’s members attended the first birthday lunch at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, in Seymour.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson popped in to congratulate the group on their achievements over the past year, and was impressed with some of the work the ladies are patiently doing each week.
When they formed, it was quoted that ‘‘Why should men have all the fun in their sheds?’’
The ladies thought women should be able to enjoy friendly conversations, exchange knowledge, meet some friendly faces, bring along some ideas, enjoy a free manicure, drop in for a quick break or just spend some time for themselves, not running around after everyone else.
When they started, some wanted to learn home or car maintenance, sewing, preserving, household tips, and enjoy old and new crafts, and they have been able to do just that.
‘‘The scope has only been limited by the ladies’ imaginations, time and willingness to learn or share,’’ shed co-ordinator Amanda Wood said.
‘‘The Shed has had a constant flow of women each Wednesday, and recently four to five new ladies came along and have joined in nicely with the regular shed members.’’
If you are interested in the Women’s Shed then go along on a Wednesday, between 9am and 2pm to join in with some friendly people, have some fun and relaxation.
Take your own lunch along, but morning tea and coffee is available.
For more information, phone Amanda Wood on 0431193204.
— Diane Grant