Posted by Peter Sindrey PP RC Lakes Entrance
The ‘Tool-shed’ project took a further step forward this week when another shed was erected on site at Club Terrace in the east of the Shire. The project was devised by East Gippsland Rotary Fire Aid, to assist smaller communities affected by the Black Summer Bushfires.  Small sheds were constructed by apprentices at the Trades & Engineering Facility of Swinbourne University, under the watchful eye of the Rotary Club of Croydon & Montrose.  At the same time the Rotary Club of Drouin started collecting new and used tools.
The concept is simple.  Place ‘Tool-sheds’, full of tools, in remote communities and residents can have use of the tools available, just like borrowing a book from a library.
The task has grown so that 6 sites have been identified, and a seventh site is now being considered.
It has been a great project and Rotarians from Lakes Entrance and Orbost were on site this week at Club Terrace to complete construction of the shed.  They were aided by local residents who were only too happy to lend a hand.