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MSWA Strategic Business Plan

With financial assistance from Lotterywest, a strategic and business plan was prepared in 2017.

This was further developed into a five-year Balanced Business Plan F17 – F22

To read a summary of the plan, click here.

To read the full plan click here.

Two of the outcomes are that the Department of Communities will provide $150,000 per year until 31 December 2024 and Lotterywest has approved a grant of $232,000.

Men’s Shed Conference 2017

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.

Men’s Shed Conference 2015

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.

Men’s Shed Conference 2014

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.

Men’s Shed Conference 2013

The seminar was held at the Cannington Exhibition Centre on 14 October 2013. It was conducted by MSWA and hosted by the Station Street Men’s Shed.

To see the program, click here.

To see a photograph of the delegates and speakers click here.

To see the presentations click on the links below.

Official opening by the Governor of Western Australia,
His Excellency Malcolm McCusker, AC CVO QC click here.

What’s Happening in Western Australia?
John McDougall, Chairman, Men’s Sheds of WA click here.

The Role of Sheds in the Community
Peter Kenyon, Bank of I.D.E.A.S. click here.

Effective Management of Your Shed
John McDougall, Narrogin Men’s Shed click here.

Positive Ageing
Kevin Mo and Alice Gummery, University of Western Australia click here.

Lotterywest Funding
Alan Moore, Lotterywest click here.

Ongoing Financial Operation of Your Shed click here.

What Do Men Want from their Shed
David Savage, Midland Men’s Shed click here.

Men’s Shed Conference 2012

The second WA Men’s Shed Conference was held at Mosman Park on 3 and 4 October 2012. It was conducted by MSWA and hosted by the Mosman Park and Fremantle Men’s Sheds.

To read the report, click here.

To see the program, click here.

To see a photograph of the delegates and speakers click here.

To see the presentations click on the link below.

Official Opening
Official opening by the Governor of Western Australia, His Excellency Malcolm McCusker, AC CVO QC: click here.
John McDougall, Chairman, Western Australian Men’s Shed Association: click here.
Robyn McSweeney, Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors & Volunteering; Woman’s Interests; Youth: click here.

“Establishing and Sustaining a Shed”
Terry Linz, Bridgetown Men’s Shed: click here.
John McDougall, Narrogin Men’s Shed: click here.
Brett Pollock, Mosman Park Men’s Shed: click here.

The role of men’s sheds in adult learning; Professor Barry Golding: click here.

Men’s Learning & Wellbeing; Professor Barry Golding: click here.

The contribution of men’s sheds to the community; Professor Barry Golding: click here.

“Sheilas in Sheds” – The role of women in sheds; Deb Wilkes, MSWA Committee member, Shire of Ashburton: click here.

“Think Safe – Be Safe” – Safety Awareness and Duty of Care; Jeff Roberts, Toodyay Men’s Shed: click here.

“Diversify the Demographic” – Engaging younger men (30-55 years) in Sheds; Gary Green, Community Engagement Coordinator, Australian Men’s Shed Association: click here.

“What’s Different about Our Shed!”
Richard Gates, Kalamunda Men’s Shed: click here.
Karen Quigley, Manager Community Services, City of Subiaco: click here.
Fred de Grussa, Esperance Men in Sheds: click here.
Bill Crook, Mukinbudin Men’s Sheds: click here.

Low cost options for starting/building a men’s shed; John Millar, Information Officer, Senior’s Housing Centre, COTA WA: click here.

Conference Summary, Mike Murphy, Walpole Men’s Shed: click here.

The Warbler – Men’s Sheds of WA newsletter

Men’s Sheds provide a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men to advance the health and wellbeing of men in the community and to encourage social inclusion.

Men’s Sheds started in Australia in the mid 1990s. Now there are over 900 sheds in Australia with over 150 sheds here in WA. The concept has spread to New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, the UK and Canada.

You can keep up to date with Men’s Sheds activities throughout WA by our Warbler newsletter.

Subscribe to Warbler by sending an email to admin@mensshedswa.org.au.

Warbler # 38 – October 2019
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Warbler # 36 – October 2018
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Warbler # 34 – December 2017
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Warbler # 29 – May 2016

Warbler # 28 – February 2016

Warbler # 27 – December 2015

Warbler # 26 – September 2015

Warbler # 25 – June 2015

Warbler # 24 – March 2015

Warbler # 23 – December 2014
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Warbler # 14 – November 2012
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