October 2022

Grand Opening

After a long and sometimes challenging journey over 10 years, it is with great pleasure that I can report the Waterwheel Community Shed (formerly the Roleystone Men's Community Shed) is now officially open.
On Sunday, 25 October, a ceremony was held at the new premises to mark this momentous occasion. Members gathered at 0900 to set up, and our distinguished guests arrived for the formalities at 1030. Mr Hugh Jones MLA Member for Darling Range, Mrs Katie Adrigan-Hondros representing the Defence Minister Hon Andrew Hastie MP, Mayor Cr Ruth Butterfield, Deputy Mayor Kerry Busby, Cr Gary Smith, and Cr Scott Mosey were in attendance, together with some of our Sponsors, Rob and Kerry from Fidock Real Estate and Jarrah Settlements, Pam Edwards from the Roleystone-Karragullen Bendigo Bank, and representatives from Men's Sheds WA. Unfortunately our Shed Treasurer, Mr Henry Zelones, was unable to attend, but his organisation and unfailing enthusiasm is acknowledged.
A short speech was given by the Shed's President, Phil Aked, defining the Shed's long journey to this point. Following this, a ribbon, held by the President's two grandchildren, was ceremonially cut by Mayor Cr Ruth Butterfield and Phil Aked.
Our thanks go to the officers of the City of Armadale for their input on the day, and it's part in supporting the provision of our new home. It is easy to become a Member of the Waterwheel Community Shed. We are also forming a Women's Shed, which will be meeting on separate days.


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