How Did This Come About?
After a long search, we were fortunate to find an ideal new location that offers a social room, a 3,000 sq ft workshop, an 1,100 sq ft covered storage area, and plenty of parking.
But first...we need to celebrate with an open house, August 1st!
Everyone was impressed and excited about the opportunity.
Now it was time to get to work to transform a tired old office space into a social room, and an empty warehouse into a vibrant workshop.
We couldn't have lifted a hammer without the generous support of Kal Rotary, who facilitated a grant from Rotary International. Men's Shed Vernon matched the funds, and then we got to it...
Meanwhile, our new shop also needed a transformation.
Under the supervision of Ron L and several key guys, the move was planned and the space began to take shape.
The floors were blasted and coated with epoxy for ease of maintenance and dust control.
All this time, the guys were busy packing up and cleaning up the old Shed location at Elephant Storage, who have been our amazing hosts for three years.
Thanks, Elephant Storage!!
Men's Shed is funded, in large part, by "Cheerful Givers".
Guys cheerfully give of their time, talents, and resources over and above the token annual membership dues.
One of our committed cheerful guys is Jim Popowich. The Jim and Laverne Popowich Foundation and their extended family have cheerfully contributed funds, legacy equipment, a lot of non profit management know how, and heart to our new workshop.
The Men's Shed Vernon workshop will have it's own affectionate nickname to keep us all reminded of the impact that "Cheerful Giving" can make.