Past: first meeting of the Albury Women’s Shed (AWS) occurred in September 2016. The first year was spent fundraising, planning and searching for premises. The meeting minutes indicate a lot of thought and effort was expended in approaching local councils and organisations for assistance. June 2017 AWS was offered our current premises and regular sessions have been run for the past year.
These regular sessions were made possible by a volunteer and mentor from the Thurgoona Men’s Shed. Dave opened 3 sessions a week for more than a year – his efforts have been significant, helpful and greatly appreciated. It was with Dave’s assistance that we ran more formal sessions to use pallet wood to make coffee tables. Unfortunately, Dave had to move on and we needed to find another volunteer to open for us.
Present: We have been fortunate to find another volunteer, Jules, who is opening every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for us. The second mosaic workshop has just finished, check the photos on Facebook. And we are searching for ideas for other types of workshops and facilitators to run them.
Future: The major change in the future will be the move to the Thurgoona Men’s Shed. There is no date set; however, we have reached a stage where we need to begin to consider how to approach this move. The men at the Thurgoona Men’s Shed have been working hard to upgrade their current premises. Further posts will be added as we get closer to moving to give you an idea of what’s happening.