Bargo Men's Shed members hit the road for invaluable excursions

Wollondilly councillor Robert Khan (left) sends off Bargo Men's Shed members Peter Sully, Greg Bruce and Phil Whitton on their next adventure. Picture: Chris Lane
Wollondilly councillor Robert Khan (left) sends off Bargo Men's Shed members Peter Sully, Greg Bruce and Phil Whitton on their next adventure. Picture: Chris Lane

A group of Wollondilly men are proving that excursions don't need to end in high school.

Bargo Men's Shed members head out on monthly bus trips around the region to network with other men and learn more about the organisation.

Men's shed was set up for men to meet up, socialise and work together on projects such as fixing furniture or constructing benches. There are half a dozen clubs running across Macarthur.

The idea for a Bargo group was floated in March, with 50 people attending the initial meeting at Bargo Sports Club to gauge interest.

The Bargo Men's Shed has more than 30 members, but club members have been left without a home.

The group's planning committee secretary Peter Sully said plans were under way to find a permanent base.

Mr Sully said men's sheds were important because they provided a supportive environment.

"Men are traditionally very individual types of people," he said.

"Women are happy to talk together while men don't talk.

"This allows men to talk about things like health issues and support each other in the long run."

In the meantime, Mr Sully said members enjoyed heading on excursions on the third Wednesday of each month.

"We go to other men's sheds and it's good for networking," he said.

"We talk to other men and get some good ideas for starting our own club.

"When you first start something you are left in the dark, so any help we can get is great."

Mr Sully said the Bargo Men's Shed had received great support, including from Wollondilly councillor Robert Khan.

"The community support has been fantastic," he said.

"A lot of people have commented that getting a men's shed is a great idea and should have been done earlier."

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