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The initative to start a men's shed in Raymond Terrace began in October of 2010 when a representative from AMSA was invited as a guest speaker to the local monthly senior citizens mens breakfast to talk about the mens shed concept and the advantage this arrange brings both to men and the community in general. From this meeting a couple of our members got their heads together and decided to hold a public forum to gain support in establishing a men's shed for Raymond Terrace. The public forum was a resounding success and in early 2011 a steering committee was formed further invistigate and take to shed concept to fruition.
Early Shed History.
2011- Steering committee members promoting
our new shed
Looking for a shed site
Early Shed History - Cont.
After some considerable searching for a place to house our new shed beginings negotiation with local council employees and staff from crown lands approved the use of a vacant former fire station building in William St. A tempory sub- lease was granted on the building which now expires in 2016. Raymond Terrace Men's Shed was registered as an incorporated legal entity on 29th June 2011 through the NSW Department of Fair Trading. Men's shed activities began in March of 2012 with an Official Shed Opening held on the 4th August 2012.
The Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson MP visited on 25th Oct 2011 to confirm the transfer of the old fire station for use as our shed. We gained access to the site in March 2012
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