Tanya Davies MP
State Member for Mulgoa
The St Clair and District Men's Shed
The major objective of the Shed is to advance the health and well-being of men.
We have a well equipped wood and metal workshop, providing a safe and friendly environment where skilled and unskilled men can work on a range of personal, shed and community projects.
We provide a place for men of all cultures to share their skills, learn new skills, make new friends, swap yarns or just socialise over a cuppa.
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The original members of 'Cecil's Place
Established as a social group for retired men in the local area, the group held informal meetings and hosted a number guest speakers, mainly about men's health and other men's issues.
This allowed acceptance of tool donations which gave members an opportunity to work on some projects to benefit the local community.
Unfortunately, the garden shed had limitations of storage space, accessibility and opportunities for bigger and more meaningful projects. It was time to find us a 'real' men's shed to work from.
On 25 July 2016, the group was renamed the St Clair and District Men's Shed (SCADMS), a Constitution was written and a committee formed. We were officially incorporated with NSW Fair Trading on 29 July 2016. Soon after, we registered with the Australian Men's Shed Association (AMSA).
In August 2016, we held discussions with CatholicCare, part of the Catholic Diocese in Parramatta about the possible use of some land on the Mamre House site to build a shed. In October 2016, CatholicCare advised us that we could move into a temporary building on their site, until we get approval to establish the permanent larger shed.
In July 2017 our local State MP, the Hon. Tanya Davies, accepted our offer to become our shed patron.
In February 2018 we were notified that we had received a grant from the NSW Government Community Building Partnership Grants program to help start to build our new shed on the Mamre House site.
In December 2018 we were notified that we had received another grant from the NSW Government Community Building Partnership Grants program to help build our new shed.
In December 2018 we submitted a Development Application to the Penrith City Council (PCC) to build our new shed on the Mamre House site.
The new shed was official opened in 2021.
Creche Cubby House
A while ago, the ladies running the creche at Mamre House asked us if we could build them ...
No Loafing Around
Ken H did such a good job with the four Picnic tables for Rutherglen Community Centre at B...
It's a Small World Childcare Centre at Seven Hills asked us if we could make a "b...
Family Heirloom Refurbished
Jason, Our resident French Polisher, has refurbished this cupboard for Owen. The Cupboard...
Ahoy Ye Shipmates
Arrrrr, one of me shipmates, Tony B, made a pirate ship for the Harold Wheen PreSchool at ...
Blackboard for Penrith Council
Dave Greaves, John Webster and various other members have built a Blackboard for Penrith C...
Cutlery trays for The Day Club at St Marys RSL
The Day Club at St Marys RSL, asked us to make some Cutlery trays for them Dave our resid...
Mary Contacted us via Facebook, asking if we could build the pictured Christmas Tree. Dav...
Making Myna Bird Traps
We were asked by the Blacktown City Council to make twenty Myna bird traps. These traps ar...
We made a box filled with different shaped wooden blocks for the people at NADO Penrith. I...
Blackboard for Penrith Council
Dave Greaves, John Webster and various other members are building a Blackboard for Penrith...
Toys to Help Domestic Violence
Kelly Parker and Teresa Luccitti from Domestic Violence Service Management (DVSM) came to ...
Little Red Fire Engine That Could
Our resident toy maker, Peter, made a fire engine suitable for a small child. When it was ...
After quite a few months of work, Ian P completed making L-shaped seating boxes for hi...
Emmaus Table Tennis Table
Emmaus Catholic College asked us to make them a timber outdoor table tennis table. Allan W...
Looks Like Reindeer
Ian P made a set of three reindeer for our shed patron and local State Member, the Hon. Ta...
Some of our members, Bob, Allan and John, were vocal about starting a vegetable garden nea...
More Emmaus Buddy Benches
We have just completed two more Buddy Benches for Emmaus Catholic College at Kemp's Cr...
Scott's Rocking Chair
Pauline Attard from Penrith FACS asked us to help find a rocking chair for one of her hous...
Jack and Jill Seat
At a Bunnings Warehouse BBQ late last year, a woman named Leanne Ongley from South Wentwor...