Why a Men’s Shed?
A number of men in our community are facing significant life changes, including ageing, health, retirement, isolation, unemployment, disability and separation. A Men’s Shed will provide a venue to share those life experiences in a more relaxed environment.
Our senior citizens have considerable wisdom and life skills to pass on to younger generations. The Shed will be a place where men involved in raising families and facing workplace challenges can engage with retired blokes. Retirees have the time to work with our local community groups and schools, creating ‘hands-on’ cross-generational relationships.
Point Nepean Men’s Shed Created
The idea of a men’s Shed in this area began in 2013 and was revived in 2018. The 1st step was to put out a short survey to the Sorrento Community Centre members to gauge the level of interest. An analysis of over 70 responses showed considerable interest in the creation of a Men’s Shed within our local community.
With the backing and support from the local community, Federal and State Government politicians, and the Mornington Peninsula Shire, the Point Nepean Men’s Shed (PNMSA) was established.
A steering committee was formed to manage the creation of the PNMSA and the search for a “home base” began. Early meetings were held at the local golf club until we acquired access to the unused helicopter hangar on the clifftop at Sorrento, the former home of the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad.
Our membership has grown to over 100 members and nearly 70 associate (social) members.
We have also extended our facilities to include a storage/small assembly building at the Stringer Reserve in Blairgowrie.
Activities include social gatherings, a music group, a motor group, card nights and community and local school projects. We are always open to new activities of special interest to our members.