Riverland Woodworkers opened its door in August 2004 when a conscientious group of men had a vision that retirees needed something more to do than sitting at home watching TV.
With the help of the local Council & Woodgroup SA the first clubrooms was the old Renmark High School. Membership has grown over the years and persistence has been rewarded by obtaining new clubrooms which were formerly the Technical Study building on this site. The building and grounds required total refurbishing which was carried out by the members. We now can boast one of the best Woodworkers clubrooms in the state. Our building is spacious and light-filled and has a fully equipped workshop to cater for all the aspects of woodworking we offer.
Our members range from Learners to experienced. We have members previously employed as Carpenters, Cabinet Makers, Tech Study Teachers, Turners, Scrollers, Boilermakers, Upholsterer. Members in our group strive for excellence in all aspects of woodworking; members are encouraged to make their own projects but also to make projects for schools, clubs, and the community which are sold for much needed funds to keep the club solvent.
The experienced members provide assistance to the learners in a friendly and safe environment, teaching the art of scrolling, turning, upholstering, pyography, restoring and making & restoring furniture.
We meet three time a week, Wednesdays 9 am - 4pm, Thursdays 6pm - 9pm, Sunday 1.00pm - 4pm. We have monthly or bi-months social afternoons with BBQ and Show 'n Tell and monthly committee meetings. Annual Membership fees are very reasonable, with daily attendance fees $3.00
All genders of the community from 8 - 90 years are welcome to join and to try out their woodworking skills. You will be learning in the helpful, friendly and welcoming atmosphere of our club.