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2017 WAMSA AGM & Board

The WAMSA 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.

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

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

WAMSA Strategic Business Plan

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

All sheds were invited to contribute during the consultation process.

The report was presented to the WAMSA 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 WAMSA.
  3. Sustainable and professional governance and operations for WAMSA.
  4. Ongoing funding for WAMSA.
  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 WAMSA.
  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.

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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 WAMSA.