Mrs Grendel even organises her own events - last year she held a scrapbooking fundraiser that got nearly 60 in the one room all scrapping (or was that chatting) together (imagine the marketing opportunities!).
'Guy hobbies' seem to involve many fewer people at any one time - unless sports are involved. We are either small group creatures or vast crowd creatures - that middle ground of more than 6, less than 10,000 is foreign territory to us.
I was trying to imagine an event that would get 60 guys together in a hall sitting down at tables for hours on end and talking.
The only thing I could think of was Oktoberfest.
That made me think of beer, but I only have two left and neither are in the fridge (bad planning I say!)
So I had a coffee instead - and thought about Mrs Grendel's Fundraiser.
You see Junior Grendel Number One has autism.
He gets therapy services from a local organisation called the Autism Association of Western Australia. Last year Mrs Grendel and her scrappers raised over $2000 for the Early Intervention Centre that our son attends.
Not being a scrapper my involvement was limited to a few administrative jobs - not much fun and this year I wanted to be more involved - except I am NOT GOING TO SCRAP!
No way - that would be too easy a win for the scrappers of the planet.
No, I am going to help by roasting and selling coffee - coffee roasting is my hobby, and scrappers drink coffee so I reckon I have a captive audience on the day.
If you live in Perth or will be in Perth on June 23 and would like to go to the scrap day then all the details are here: http://autismcrop.blogspot.com/
As for me - I'll be there making coffee and wishing there was an 'Oktoberfest in June' event.