The arrival of the shipping container that will extend the space of the Kandos Rylstone Men's Shed, was cause to reflect on what the organisation provides the local community - be it "handy men" or fellowship.
The shed successfully obtained a $6855 grant from Round 20 of the Australian Government's National Shed Development Programme. Which will fund the extension of the facility to give members a much-needed recreation area and create more space in the workshop and therefore a safer working environment.
Federal Member for Calare and Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education, Andrew Gee, visited the shed this week and said the organisation is a worthy recipient of the funding, because "Men's Sheds are a really important part of the glue that holds our communities together". Particularly during tough times.
"What gets us through bushfires, drought, and COVID is community," he said.
"And we really dodged a bullet here with the bushfires. Because I was really worried about Kandos.
"Men's Sheds have an important role to play in bringing people together, providing a sense of community and belonging and giving back. The impact of that positivity on people's health and well-being cannot be underestimated.
"I know that you do some great community service here, but there's also a lot of fellowship here as well.
"I think it's really important for our country communities, we need these organisations if we want our communities to remain strong."
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The Kandos Rylstone Men's Shed began in 2011 and has 30 members, many of whom gather at the Shed twice a week.
President John Medcalf said it's a "place to go" for men to both socialise as well as put their skills to good use by being "handy men" for the local community.
"We are constantly in demand to do odd jobs," he said.
"Our Men's Shed provides a space for men to pursue their hobbies, learn from other men at the shed and enjoy a wonderful social environment."
The funding is being used for the purchase and delivery of a 12m shipping container, the installation of a glass door and windows, and construction of an insulated roof.
"We're extremely grateful for the grant and I promise you we'll do wonders with that money," Mr Medcalf said.
"It's like magic, nothing yesterday then we've got a fully contained room of that dimension to work with, it's a great concept."
The National Shed Development Programme began in 2010, with the goal to improve the health and wellbeing of shed members, deliver appropriate activities and improve the facilities and sustainability of Men's Sheds.