Community Groups Notice Board

Bassendean Historical Society (Inc)

Maintaining our past…for the future!

Members meet on the last Thursday of each month at 7.00 pm, at No. 1 Surrey Street, Bassendean. New members are very welcome!

Pensioner Guard Cottage Museum open on the last Sunday of each month, 1.30 – 4.00pm (gold coin donation). School and community groups interested in viewing the cottage, please contact Nonie.

Contact Nonie Jekabsons:

Phone: 9377 0920 or 0407 196 373

Email: naia@iinet.net.au

Bassendean Senior Citizens and Over-55’s

50 Old Perth Road

Regular weekly activities plus Picnics, Afternoon Teas, Door Prizes and monthly Bus Trips, Events and Concerts. We also have an Over-55’s Dining Group which meets once a month.

Membership only $15 per year.

Office Hours 10.00am – 1.00pm, Monday–Friday.

For more information contact our office:

Phone: 9279 1944

Bassendean Wider Vision (Inc.)

Over 50's group catering for those looking for something other than arts, crafts, sports, etc.  Guest speaker each week followed by socialising over tea and biscuits. Non-political, non-sectarian and non-profit making. New members welcomed.

Wednesdays, 10.00am to 12noon.

Contact Doreen: 9296 8994

Brockman Community House

Brockman House is a not for profit community based neighbourhood community centre and also accredited child care and out of school hour care centre for 70 children. Brockman House has PBI ( Public Benevolent Institution ) status, is run by a Management Board comprised of volunteers from our community and friendly professional staff.

Children and families at risk get first priority for all our services. We aim to provide support for our local community and families in need in a way that fosters self sufficiency and empowering them in meeting their needs creating healthy, inclusive and empowered communities.

27 Hull Way, Beechboro WA 6063

Phone: 08 9279 1588 / Fax: 08 9279 3415

Email: admin@brockmanhouse.net

Website: www.brockmanhouse.net

Or like us on Facebook

Loaves and Fishes Cafe

Free lunch from 11.30am - 1pm Saturdays at the Loaves and Fishes Cafe at Eden Hill Church

248 Morley Drive, corner of Ivanhoe Street Eden Hill

Come for a free meal, coffee and a chat

Email: reception.edenhillchurch@gmail.com

Friends of Success Hill Reserve

Friends of Success Hill Reserve undertake non chemical ecological restoration of this Class A bushland reserve and registered Aboriginal sacred site on Seventh Avenue in Bassendean.

We are seeking volunteers to assist with this rewarding and fun work.

Please contact Jane 0432 042 397 for more details.

Vision Statement

E-WA Rotary

The very first Rotary Club that is based purely online in WA.  This enables people living in remote/regional areas, or those who find committing and travelling to a standard Rotary meeting, too difficult.  The option still provides a service to their local community by joining our Rotary E Club of E-WA.  It's a new and vital Rotary experience.

E-WA Rotary meets via online webinars and the use of Facebook,  both open to the public and private sessions.  Also, email with occasional face to face catch ups.

Website: www.ewarotary.org.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ewarotary

Email: rotaryewa@gmail.com

Lions Club of Bassendean (Inc.)

Established 1991. RSL Hall, Kenny Street, Bassendean.

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm.

Phone: President John Klein 9279 3080

Phone: Secretary Clive Brown 6278 2237

NOTE:  All queries regarding the 'Men's Shed' project are to be directed to either Clive Brown (above) or Ted Lawrence on 0402 035 100 or  gypsyted@iinet.net.au

Bassendean Men's Shed

The Bassendean Men’s Shed Group is up and running and constantly looking for new members.

The Group meets at 10am on Tuesday mornings at their premises at the rear of the Eden Hill Church, 248 Morley Drive. Some of the meetings consist of site visits and to date the Group has visited other Men’s Sheds in the Perth metropolitan area, Hoffman Engineering, Beyond Tools and other centres.

The meetings and activities of the Group provide an opportunity for open discussion on matters of interest as well Men’s Shed business.

The primary focus of the Group is establishing a Men’s Shed in Bassendean. The Town of Bassendean has graciously allocated land for a shed and the administrative processes of bringing that about are underway.

What is a Men’s Shed? The Australian Men’s Shed Association described the purposes on the Men’s Sheds in the following way-

The modern Men’s Shed is an updated version of the shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture. Men’s Sheds are springing up all around Australia. If you looked inside one you might see … a few young men working with the older men learning new skills and maybe also learning something about life from the men they work with.

So what is so special about this new type of Men’s Shed? Most men have learned from our culture that they don’t talk about feelings and emotions. There has been little encouragement for men to take an interest in their own health and well-being. Most men are reluctant to talk about their emotions and that means that they usually don’t ask for help. Probably because of this many men are less healthy than women, they drink more, take more risks and they suffer more from isolation, loneliness and depression.

Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive and valuable to your community, connecting to friends and maintaining an active body and an active mind. Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed gives a man that safe and busy environment where he can find many of these things in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.

If you have some free time, why not come along. You will be most welcome.

For more details please contact Clive Brown on:

Email: clibro@iinet.net.au

Phone: 0427 240005

City of Swan Volunteer Resource Centre

Swan Volunteer Resource Centre (SVRC) is a free community service helping volunteers find the not-for-profit community organisation most suited to their skill set and interests.

49 Helena Street, Midland

Phone: 9278 9690
Website: www.swanvolunteers.com.au