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MSWA AGM 2017

2017 MSWA AGM & Board

The MSWA AGM was also held on 2nd September 2017 in conjunction with the Wheatbelt  Steel Men’s Shed Conference held in Merredin.

Board Member appointed by the Board, Clayton Hollingsworth resigned from the Board earlier in the year. Morris Pavlinovich and Russell Candy’s period of appointment had expired with Morris not seeking re-election.

Russell Candy from Manji Men’s Shed was nominated and elected for a further three years.

Ron Croager from Canning Men’s Shed was nominated and elected for three years.

A Board appointment is yet to be made replacing Clayton Hollingsworth.

The Board members currently are:

  • Trevor Taylor, President, Bicton Men’s Shed
  • Ross Jones, Vice President, Subiaco Men’s Shed
  • Russell Candy, Secretary, Manji Men’s Shed
  • Gordon Knight, Treasurer, Capel Men’s Shed
  • Harry White, Board Member, Denmark Men’s Shed
  • Ron Croager, Canning Men’s Shed, Board Member
  • Michael Woodhouse, appointed Board Member
  • Kevin Skipworth, appointed Board Member

Name Change

The 2016 AGM passed a resolution that the name of the association should be changed to “Men’s Sheds WA.”

The change was not approved by the Department of Commerce because AMSA had registered “Men’s Sheds WA” as a business name.

MSWA Board member, Michael Woodhouse has registered the business name “Men’s Sheds of WA” and it was transferred to MSWA.

The 2017 AGM changed the name to “Men’s Sheds of WA” which was subsequently approved by the Department.

2017 Wheatbelt Steel Men’s Shed Conference Presentations

2017 Wheatbelt Steel Men’s Shed Conference Presentations

The conference was held at the Merredin Leisure Centre on 2nd and 3rd September 2017.  It was conducted by MSWA and hosted by the Merredin Community Men’s Shed.

To see the programclick here.

The presentations by the following are available.

Sexuality and Ageing
Dr Lorel Mayberry, Department of Sexology, Curtin University
click here.

Wheatbelt Steel
Sarah Heaphy, Marketing Coordinator, WBS Group
click here.

Funding
Craig Goodson & Adam Williams, Lotterywest
click here.

Other Funding Sources
Gary Bryant, EO MSWA
click here.

Dust Extraction
Bob Loss, Manning Men’s Shed
click here.

Risk Management and Insurance
Dan James and Chris Lethborg, Arthur J. Gallagher
click here.

The importance of Social Spaces and Activities
Jim Flockart, Merredin Community Men’s Shed
click here.

George Klug, Mosman Park Community Men’s Shed
click here.

Inclusion and Participation of Men with a Disability
Chris Speight, MSWA Participation Project
click here.

Promoting Your Shed
Michael Woodhouse, MSWA Board Member and Glide Pty Ltd
click here.

MSWA Resources
Gary Bryant, EO MSWA
click here
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MSWA Services to Sheds
click here.

2015 Beyond Tools Men’s Shed Conference Presentations

The seminar was held at the Cannington Exhibition Centre on 21 September 2015. It was conducted by MSWA and hosted by the Station Street Men’s Shed.

To see the program, click here.

The presentations by the following are available.

Official Opening
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO Governor of Western Australia: click here.

What’s Happening in Western Australia?
Mike Wiggin, Chairman, Men’s Sheds of WA: click here.

Working with Local Government, Ian Stubbs, Mayor, City of Busselton: click here.

Men’s Health, Dr Alan Wright: click here.

Conflict resolution, Gary Bryant, Men’s Sheds of WA: click here.

Training and resources for management committee members.
Jane Chilcott, Linkwest: click here.
Shane Love, Member for Moore, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for Regional Development: click here.

Wheelchair Maintenance Project, Carol Richmond, Disability Services Commission: click here.

Wheelchair Maintenance Project, Lee Edwards, MSWA Board: click here.

What Makes Your Shed Work Best? Click here.

2014 Beyond Tools Men’s Shed Conference Presentations

The seminar was held at the Cannington Exhibition Centre on 13 October 2014. It was conducted by MSWA and hosted by the Station Street Men’s Shed.

To see the program, click here.

Official Opening
Julian Krieg, President, Australian Men’s Health Forum click here.

Chairman’s Address
Mike Wiggin, Chairman, Men’s Sheds of WA click here.

What does the Equal Opportunity Act mean for Men’s Sheds?
Stephen Goodall, Equal Opportunity Commission click here.

How can Men’s Sheds obtain assistance from Local Government?
Scott Hollingworth, Department of Local Government and Communities click here.

Corrective Services and Men’s Sheds
Brett McMerrin, Department of Corrective Services click here.

What does the MSWA strategic plan mean for Men’s Sheds?
Doug McGhie, consultant who prepared the strategic plan for MSWA click here.

The role of women in the management of Men’s Sheds
Julie-Anne Howes, Project Officer, Busselton Men’s Shed click here.

Spanner in the Works
Gary Green, Australian Men’s Shed Association click here.

Promotion of Men’s Sheds
Suggestions made by conference delegates click here.

Free power tools

I am in the process of downsizing and have a quantity of hand tools which I would like to donate to a struggling Men’s Shed.

Please call me and I would be happy to let you know what I have.

I am located in Lesmurdie.

George Hagen
08 9291 9109
0400 929 191

MSWA Strategic Business Plan

With financial assistance from Lotterywest, MSWA engaged consultants to prepare a strategic business plan.

All sheds were invited to contribute during the consultation process.

The report was presented to the MSWA Committee on 3 September and Doug McGhie made a presentation at the Beyond Tools Men’s Shed Conference on 13 October 2014.

The plan identified nine critical success factors:

  1. Effective support services to members (sheds).
  2. Communication and promotion of MSWA.
  3. Sustainable and professional governance and operations for MSWA.
  4. Ongoing funding for MSWA.
  5. Men’s sheds contributing to men’s health and well-being.
  6. A positive relationship with Local Government to support sheds.
  7. Positive relationships with State and Federal governments to support MSWA.
  8. Working with the community and special groups.
  9. An effective relationship with AMSA.

To read a summary of the plan, click here.

To read the full plan click here.

Some systems are not showing the headings in both documents plus the table of contents in the report. It is suggested that you download the document (by right-clicking the link above, and choosing Save As), and then open the downloaded PDF in Adobe Reader.

The Chairman and other Committee Members are meeting with various government ministers prior to preparing a submission to be considered by cabinet for a substantial increase in funding to MSWA.

Free workshop equipment

The West Perth Rotary Club are currently helping the Health Department recycle unwanted equipment at the old Shenton Park Rehab Annex, they have some workshop equipment that would be good for a Men’s Shed.

Geoff Woods
Woods Business Consultants Pty Ltd
9321 9768
grw@woodsbc.com.au

free free free free free free free

complete workshop of relatively new cabinet machinery (Karratha)

I have a complete workshop of relatively new cabinet machinery for sale in Karratha.

The list includes includes large compressor and corner sander, edgebander and panel saw, hinge machine, all with vacuum dust collection units.

Anyone interested can contact me.  Any Offers around $45000 for the complete package.

I’m happy to see it go to a good home before cyclone season.

Some stock to go with it. More pics available on request.

Regards

Terry Rogers

Mobile: 0407 982 146

for sale for sale for sale