Fixers move into Mornington

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VOLUNTEERS experienced in repairing household goods are opening up a repair cafe in Mornington.

Members of the Peninsula branch of Solve Disability Solutions and the Mornington Men’s Shed will hold their first “repair day’” on Sunday.

A similar volunteer repair workshop is already up and running at Rye Community Centre, following on from the first Repair Cafe which opened in Holland in 2009.

The list of items to be fixed ranges from small furniture pieces to bikes, toys, crockery and computers.

“Anything that is broken is welcome but, at this stage, for safety reasons, we can’t touch mains electrical components and wiring,” “fixer” Bill Hallett said.

“By repairing goods, we want to help reduce the mountains of waste going into landfill.

“Unfortunately, many people have forgotten that they can have things repaired and our repair café wants to change all that.”

Members of the group will also serve tea and coffee.

These Repair Cafe experts will be available to help fix broken household goods free of charge, although donations will be accepted.

The fixers will encourage the owners of the broken items to be involved in the repairing.

The fixers will also be supplying their own tools.

The Repair Café is open 2-5pm, Sunday 18 November, at the Men’s Shed in Wilsons Road, Mornington. Details: 0409 197 307.

Check out the Mornington and Rye Facebook pages for up-to-date information and next open days for each cafe.

First published in the Mornington News – 13 November 2018

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Mission Statement
  • Be a place for nurturing mate-ship and creating feelings of belonging. Have a structured program for advancing Men’s health and well being.
  • To develop a positive and participatory culture among its members.
  • Meet the needs of its members and their families.
  • Be supported by members’ families.
  • Generate sufficient income to be financially independent.
  • Be a valuable, respected and supported asset in our local Community.
  • Have appropriate activities supported by a health, safety and welfare program.
  • Have effective partnerships within the Community.
  • Be a place for learning, inclusive of all Men and for all ages.

Vision
  • To address the issues of Men’s physical, emotional & social Health in the Mornington Community
  • To engage Men of all Ages in the Mornington Community
  • To support Men in a friendly and non-judgemental way
  • To share, promote and preserve the skills, abilities and interests of all Men in our Community

 
Values 
  • Sincerity and devotion to the improvement of Men’s health. Honesty and integrity in all of our activities and projects.
  • Responsiveness to the needs of Men, their families and their local communities.
  • Wisdom in applying technology and innovation to assist Men in their everyday lives.
  • Respect for the value added by teamwork and participation to life-long learning.
  • Appreciation of the value of contributions by Friends, Partners and Sponsors.
  • Responsibility and generosity in giving back to our Local Community.

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Community

Links

 

  • The Mornington Men’s Shed highly recommends all listed web-sites and their content.
  • Click on the images to visit their excellent sites to obtain more information.

 

Australian Mens Shed Logo

Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA)
 
 

The Victorian Men’s Shed Association (VMSA)

 
 
 

The Shed On Line Logo

 
 
 

Mens Sheds

 
 

Beyond Blue Logo

 

Mens Line Australia Logo

 

Prostate Cancer Foundation Logo

 

Veteran Affairs Logo

Australian Government Department of Veteran Affairs
Men’s Health Peer Education

Contacts

Contacts:

Secretary  Ph:  0490 148 020


 

Mail:
Mornington Men’s Shed, 91 Wilsons Rd, Mornington, 3931

Email
mensshedmornington@gmail.com


NOTE:-   Visitors to the Shed are welcome to visit us at or Tuesday meeting at Wilsons Road 9.30 to 11am.

All other visitors to the Shed should contact us first to see if either of our sheds are open.

Club Room Addresses:

Hobby Shed:
91 Wilsons Road, Mornington, 3931

Work Shed:
43 Mitchell Street, Mornington, 3931


 

Opening Hours:

Hobby Shed at Wilsons Road can be open from:
9am till 4pm from Monday to Friday, excepting holidays.
Check first on open times

Work Shed Mitchell St can open from:
9am to 4pm on Monday and from Wed to Friday, excepting holidays.
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Club Meetings held at our Hobby Shed each Tuesday from:
9:30 am till 11 am, excepting holidays.

Important:
If you would like to checkout our club facilities, please ring first to arrange a mutually suitable time and day.


 

Please Note:

Visitors to our Work Shed in Mitchell St must park in the gravel car park and sign-in at the Advance/MPYE Office before proceeding to the Work Shed.

 

Supporters

 

The Mornington Men’s Shed would like to thank the following companies and community groups,for their ongoing commitment and support!

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Hip Pocket Mornington Logo
Choices Flooring Logo
Advance Community College Logo
 MornPen Shire Logo
Lat Addems Air Tools Logo
 

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Our aims are:
  • Sincerity and devotion to the improvement of Men’s Health.
  • Act with honesty and integrity in all of our activities and projects.
  • Respond to to the needs of Men, their families and their local communities.
  • Use our wisdom in applying technology.
  • Innovation to assist Men in their everyday lives.
  • Respect for the value added by teamwork and participation to life-long learning.
  • Appreciation of the value of contributions by Friends, Partners and Sponsors.
  • Responsibility and generosity in giving back to our Local Community.
  • Our MMS Rocking Horse Raffle was drawn today with ticket #42 being the lucky winner.
  • The ticket was bought at the MMS Stall at the Mornington Market by Rachel from Dromana.
  • Rachel has a very pleased 4 year old daughter who will greatly enjoy the Rocking Horse.
  • Rachel is also delighted with the quality and value of our Eucaltyptus Market Stall products.