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Its Official


The Opening Ceremony of our new Mens Shed was held on Wednesday 13th June with around seventy five people in attendance. Following a “Welcome to Country” from the indigenous community, the gathering was addressed by a number of dignitaries including our patron Mayor Logan Howlett, and Chairman Peter Hodgson. Light refreshments followed, and all agreed the day was a resounding…

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Up she rises!


It was worth the wait. The framing of the new shed is almost complete and ready for the exterior cladding and roof to be fixed in place. The old shed will close in a few weeks time to prepare our machinery and materials for the move. Stay tuned for updates … I would like to remind all shed members to…

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Building Better Communities


On October 4th 2016, Josh Wilson MLA Fremantle presented the Federal Governments Better Communities Grant cheque to the shed Chairman Mike Manning for the sum of $5,289.00. This grant is on a dollar for dollar basis. The funds will be used to purchase $10,578.00 worth of new and safe equipment through Toolmart Belmont.

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Luck and Generousity


They say that what goes around comes around. Practitioners of Buddhism would call it Karma. While attending the Woodwork and Craft show Chairman Mike M. won the door prize, a 1.8m long x 750mm wide by 900mm high solid Jarrah work bench from Workbench World in Myaree retailing at over $2000. Mike has decided to donate the bench to the…

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Appointment of a Shed Patron


I am delighted to announce that Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett has been appointed Patron of the Cockburn Community Men’s Shed Inc. Logan’s appointment will help to elevate our profile, and his experience in all areas of community development will be a great asset in the future.

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Heavy Machinery on Site

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Just in from Chairman Mike M. are two photos of site work which started today. Both machines photographed are picking up contaminated soil and running it through a rotating large mesh sieve. The material that will not pass is put in another pile to be removed. The site has also been fenced off to protect the completed work.

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One door closes …


and another opens. Shed stalwart Rob Macaw takes down the entrance sign at the Wattleup Shed. A new chapter begins in the history of The Cockburn Community Mens Shed. On Saturday 28th April with 16 men, two trucks and a forklift, the entire contents of the Wattleup Shed, along with the office and kitchen, were relocated to the new Shed…

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Safety First


The Shed has just received a very generous and substantial donation of personal protective equipment from local company LHR Marine. Pictured above are LHR Marine CEO Dave Murray and safety equipment specialist Ryan Charles with Shed members following the presentation. We hope to have the continued support and advice of LHR Marine as we establish the safety zone system at…

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Good Luck and Best Wishes Paul


A presentation of five side bowls and a central bowl all made from local Jarrah was made to Paul Gabbert of the City of Cockburn by the Cockburn Community Men’s Shed in gratitude for the extensive amount of work he has put in as a committee member. The bowls were made by Ross Jasper, the tray was made by Andrei…

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LotteryWest Funding Confirmed


In what could only be described as an outstanding result for the Cockburn Shed, LotteryWest has confirmed funding of $484,220 for the construction of the new Mens Shed. Clearly over the moon with the news, Chairman Mike Manning was quick to praise all members of the team responsible for the success of the submission.

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