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Planning our new home

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When you come to the shed next time, you will see in the Recreation Room a 3D model made by Bernie as to what it will look like and the amount of space we will have.

So Bernie has encouraged us to form up small teams to discuss what we can do with the space to meet both our current activities as well as to provide space for new activities. It is an important exercise so that we identify the water, electricity, lighting, dust extraction needs and work spaces. So now is the time to get involved as we may have only 4 weeks to firm things up!


Development Approval for the Community Shed

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Yes it was a long time ago, February in fact, when we all celebrated at the Scout Hall the signing of the lease on the adjacent land.

Since then, we have had countless meetings among the members and our architect in terms of designing our future home, followed by many meetings with Council trying to get agreement to a workable design.

Well, that effort has finally resulted in a signed DA so that we can start to move forward with making it happen.

The building sub-committee continues to meet every 2 weeks to keep the planning on track. We have Expression of Interest from a number of local tradespeople wishing to get involved.

We will be looking to form a small group of members interested in
planning our native gardens around and within our new site. If you have an interest in being part of the Planting group could you let Wal or Bernie know please?

Fisse Design build new web site

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Our new website ( is now up and running thanks to the time and effort that Sarah and Adrian from Fisse Design have donated as a community project to the Narooma Men’s Shed.









Bernie Perrett (President), Adrian and Sarah Fisse and Colin Berry (Treasurer) at the Fisse Design office in Narooma.

The site is now a great asset to the Men’s Shed, and will let all the members and the wider community know what is happening on a daily basis at the shed.

Presentation from Chas Rogers to Brian Craven

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On visiting Leongatha last October to catch up with Brian, I suggested that in appreciation of having introduced me to the Narooma Men’ Shed and the considerable time he spent in guiding me to learn the process of woodturning, that I would endeavour to make up a memento so as  to recall his time in Narooma.

Quite some time has passed but after some input from a number of Shedders, and the support for the “MACS girls” we finally have an item to forward on.

I initially tried to find a white round tile to use to recess into a rounded timber base. No luck, but it was then that the “MACS girls” offered a square tile.

Similarly I procrastinated on what type of motif to use that might strike a chord with Brian – Lighthouse, Whale, Montague Island, etc.

I won’t try to cover all that have contributed to the discussion but I am indebted to Rob Atkinson who provided me with a bit of Craven family folklore. That on relocating to

 Narooma, Brian’s first Priority was to purchase a boat shed before considering a new home for the family.  A reminder  wife Elizabeth has often made over time.

So Rob came up with the perfect motif as you can see from the present. I had previously spoken to Bernie Perrett to use his painting skills but when finally ready Bernie was travelling and Margaret Moran came forward to complete the task – a fie result of her excellent talent.

Peter (Cutly) Carles located a piece of Bunya Pine that Brian had left with NMS and produced the caption at the base of the plaque.

So a big thank you to the “MACS girls” for the tiles, tyo Jennifer Hawkins for her guiding on trimmings, and to Margaret Moran for her excellent artistry.

I would like the group support to enable us to send off the plaque, a “thinking of you card” card, a current membership list – which has increased, as well as a copy of the plan for the new shed development, plus a photo of Rob Atkinson and Bernie Perrett as ab NSM effort.

This I hope will update Brian as to the further growth of the Narooma Men’s Shed in the past year. Brian, as an instigator back in 2011 and on formation became the first president along with Rob Atkinson as the first secretary and still mush a contributor today.


Chas Rogers

Successful Garage Sale

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The Narooma Men’s Shed had a successful garage sale on 31st August to help with the funds  for the new Men’s Shed buildings.

There were lots of bargains to be had and a lot of satisfied customers.