Woodies Group

9.30am, Thursday 14th March

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

In February, we visited VicRoads to hear about their Traffic Management and Incident Response arrangements. It was a great presentation and also a demonstration of what their software can do re traffic light sequencing and signage changes. All this can be handled, including 375,000 pa inward calls from the Emergency Services and the public, by relatively few folks in their office in Kew.

In March, we are at “home”, i.e., the Balwyn Baptist Church. The meeting will commence at 9.30am and Rex Jenkins will be the “Man Behind the Chisel”.


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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