Woodies Group

9.30am, Thursday November 8th

Balwyn Baptist Church, 517 Whitehorse Road Balwyn (Melway 46 F8)

In October, we had a terrific trip to Yallourn to see over the mine and Yallourn W power station. This was organised by Russell Taylor whose wife’s cousin is the mine manager – helps to have a good contact!! As you can imagine, the whole complex is huge. In the power station, we only rose as far as the 12th floor and there were 10 or so to go.

At today’s meeting, we will discuss and agree on the trips we would like to target for next year. So, if you’ve been allocated some homework and haven’t already sent me the results, please do so by the end of October.  




Usually referred to as the “Woodies”, the Woodworking & Home Maintenance Group, which was established in 1989, meets on the second Thursday of each month, for a “home” meeting, at which members exchange ideas and discuss problems related to home maintenance, or for an “away” meeting – a visit to a place of interest, e.g., furniture factory, car manufacturer, boat builder, timber yard, etc.

Since the Group was established, members have visited 102 different organisations, enjoyed 58 talks and demonstrations by members, heard 56 “Man behind the Chisel” presentations, and held 134 meetings in members’ homes.

“Away” meetings include Gippsland Aeronautics in Morwell, VicRoads ‘Traffic Management Centre in Kew, the Liberator Restoration Project in Werribee, the RAAF Museum at Point Cook, the TAA Museum in Airport West, the Bombardier factory in Dandenong,  and the Diamond Valley Railway.

All members, partners and friends are welcome to JOIN US.

Click here to view the Woodies photo gallery at Flickr.com

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