Berry Men's Shed Inc. Berry Men's Shed was established and auspiced by Berry Uniting Church in 2005. It is now an incorporated association. It is located at 146 North Street, Berry – the building adjoining the church hall. Opening times Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Reasons Men's sheds exist are to:
Contribute to a better community ethos through community service;
Promote the values of tolerance, acceptance and inclusion;
Provide the opportunity for individuals, regardless of age and gender, to meet in a friendly environment and to engage in useful, productive activities;
Develop members’ personal and practical skills and
Improve their self-image, personal independence and wellbeing.
Activities There are currently about 60 members of the Shed, and each week they work on one or more of the following activities:
Member’s personal projects;
Repairing large or small items for community members and organisations;
Designing and making individual small commissions for community members;
Making items for sale to raise funds for the Shed;
Educational programs and activities for children and senior students and;
“Home Help for Seniors” – a program of home repairs and support for older members of the community.
The Men's Shed Story The shed holds an important place in Australian culture. It can be a reservoir of memories, experiences, a space to share skills and to socialize. We've all read reports which tell us that good health is based on many factors, including self-esteem, feeling productive and valuable to society, having social relationships and being active. Many retired people downsize their living arrangements, often resulting in personal spaces, such as garages, garden sheds and workshops being lost. A men's shed is a workshop space where people can come together to share tools and machinery, spend time with others with similar interests and learn new skills, while contributing to their community. The Berry Men's Shed Our Shed has been set up to meet the above needs and to provide a substitute space for the 'shed-less' men & women of the area. The Berry Men's Shed is special in that it teaches skills to its members for the benefit of the community as well as the individual. Members gain a sense of identity and self-worth. Everyone is welcome. There is a small membership fee and a gold coin donation for each day you attend. Phone the Shed on 4464 3956