Woodies Group


9.30am, Thursday January 10th 2019

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


At our last meeting of the year, we carried out a democratic vote (with no voting “fiddles” as happened last time!) on the visits we would like to make in 2019. It looks like a good list.

I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the Group in 2018 by providing morning tea, organising trips, collecting money, standing in for me to run meetings, and/or doing “homework” to research  for possible trips. Many hands make light work.  


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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