The founder of the Wagga Women’s Shed never imagined how big the club would grow or the friendships she would make.
Kerrie Luff decided that women needed a safe place to learn and make new friends.
“I started the shed about 18 months ago,” she said.
“It has been going really well with lots of members and a great variety in our workshops.
“We have about 250 loyal members."
The club officially opened for the year on Monday and Ms Luff already has her sights set on the next lot of goals.
“We will be putting in a disabled toilet because we got a grant,” she said.
“Working on politicians...to get funding. It’s hard, but we are working on it.
“We are looking to also set ones up in Temora and Junee.”
Ms Luff said starting this was a passion project for her because she wanted a place where women in the community could thrive.
“We had to put a lot of things in place to make sure it was sustainable and I had two lovely ladies helping me,” she said.
Ms Luff said one of her favourite things is seeing the confidence grow in some of the members.
“We have people who are blind, who have strokes and you see the change,” she said.
“Yesterday, we celebrated a birthday for one of the ladies with 30 guests and without the shed, she would have only had family.”
Ms Luff said the Wagga Women’s Shed is always looking for new members or for people to donate their time teaching their skills in workshops.
“Just pop on down to 60 Beckwith Street and see what we are about,” she said.