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|About||The Rupanyup Men’s Shed Association was formed in March 2014 when grassroots support for men's issues was raised for Rupanyup and surrounding districts.|
We meet and hold events and activities mainly online through Facebook and other conferencing mediums.
Our Purpose and Objectives
• To provide a venue for on-going social interaction among members;
• To develop a range of activities in which all members can participate;
• To develop and run programs that will contribute to better health and well-being of the members;
• To conduct a well managed and well operated community based men’s shed;
• To build the sustainability of the men’s shed;
• To undertake community development;
• To organise mentoring and social opportunities;
• To recognise and support the role of carers and partners of the members.
The objectives of the Shed are to advance the health and well-being of our members by providing a safe and happy environment where skilled and unskilled men can, in the company of other men.
(a) Pursue hobbies, pastimes and interests
(b) Learn new skills, practice and pass on old skills
(c) Learn about their own and other men’s health and well-being
(d) By their efforts, contribute to their families, their friends, the Shed and their community
(e) Mentor younger men
(f) Mentor disadvantaged men
The Rupanyup Men’s Shed Association was formed in March 2014 when grassroots support for men's issues was raised for Rupanyup and surrounding districts.
Rupanyup Men’s Shed Inc (ABN 60 654 121 529) has been registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
Our organisation has been registered with the following subtypes:
• advancing health
• advancing education.
The effective date of charity registration is 7 April 2014.
Companionship and Activities for Men
Men’s sheds provide men with a range of opportunities to discover, develop and use new skills, establish active social networks and to help them give something back to their local community.
Sheds can be invaluable for many men, especially those who have experienced a life changing event, or change in their life through retirement, social and geographical relocation or other circumstances and who are at risk of becoming isolated and lonely.
Whilst there are many services that may try to address these needs, often these services are reactive and rely solely on direct engagement or a call for help directly from a community member..
There are many men that do not engage at a grass roots level and simply fall through the cracks.
Men’s Sheds often provide a safe and secure environment to enable men to participate in their community by providing a place to meet, talk, get involved in their local community and learn about men’s health and wellbeing.
A Men’s Shed is a place that men (particularly older men) come together to socialise, network, make friends, and learn and share skills.
Typically, men undertake a wide variety of different activities in
sheds – for example, woodwork, metal work, car and furniture restoration, photography, ceramics, leatherwork and even volunteer their time and skills transfer..
A Men’s Shed can also be a safe space where men feel confident in gathering in a gender friendly environment that encourages discussion a
|Founded||Jennifer Craker, David Craker, Linda Nemeth, Les Nemeth, Judith Heeps, Brian Eckersley, Bernice Edwards|