1 October, 2022
Men’s Shed celebrate after hall approval
AFTER months of negotiations with Tablelands Regional Council, the Yungaburra Men’s Shed has finally been given official use of the town’s Memorial Hall, with several new social events being started up for the gentlemen of the Yungaburra area.
Excited and pleased to finally have access to the hall, the men have already begun working on long and short-term strategies for the future of the group.
One of the Men’s Shed’s first big events was a shooting day at the Atherton Pistol Club, with many members giving the sport a try for the first time.
The men were instructed on how to safely use a 25mt range pistol and were given five rounds to get a good feel of the weapon. After that, they fired off 10 rounds at a time, which reportedly thrilled those who participated in the event.
Being a great success, the Yungaburra Men’s Shed hopes to make this a weekly event every Wednesday at the pistol club from 8am. Protective footwear, clear protection and eye protection is required.
Social events are also on the cards for the group whether it be out and about or in the hall, with the donation of a table tennis table and the purchase of two dart boards to entertain their members.
The importance of kitchen skills is also a key driver for the group, with the committee hoping to host a monthly dinner at the hall.
The idea is to have three members in the kitchen preparing an entrée, main meal and dessert and allow other members to watch and learn from them.
Their first dinner recently was a huge success, and they look forward to continuing the monthly tradition.
Although all cooking is done on gas stoves, the Men’s Shed is looking to install a four-burner stove top with an oven.
The Yungaburra Men’s Shed meets every Thursday afternoon from 4pm at the Yungaburra Memorial Hall. Membership fee is $30 per annum. For more information contact the secretary Paul Stein on 0484 221 054.