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Community & Business

28 January, 2022

Men’s Shed propose women’s workshops

WOMEN will have an opportunity to learn basic woodworking and carpentry skills, with the Mareeba Men’s Shed proposing new workshops.

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Women have always been welcome as guests of the shed but cannot become members. The organisation group only accepts males over the age of 18 as members. 

Shed president Dean Thomas said if there was enough interests shown by women, he could run workshops for them.

“We can’t introduce ladies into the shed as members however if I’ve got a group of ladies that are interested in learning, and they let me know, I could possibly set up a workshop,” he said. 

“We can work with the ladies that way as guests of the shed.” 

Mr Thomas has also decided to open the doors of the Men’s Shed on weekends to give members who work during the week an opportunity to bond on their days off . 

The shed is now open on Saturdays as well as their regular Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. 

“What we’re trying to do is provide a venue for those guys that have still got to work and can’t come to the shed,” Mr Thomas said. 

“There is also an option there for fathers and sons if they want to come down – they would need to be inducted into the shed but that’s not a drama.” 

For further information or to register your interest for a workshop contact the shed on 0499 229 986 or head to the shed at the end of Lloyd Street, Mareeba during attended hours.

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