What we've been up to:
Along with our Regular Blood Pressure Testing we are adding to our Shed’s focus on Helping our members with the health issues that effect our every day life, and being able to take it to the wider community is only a plus.
We are now fully operational at 50 Clyde Street Hamilton North, Next to Budget Car Rentals
Open 5 Days a week Mornings to early Afternoon
Easy Parking , All welcome .
Tuesdays is our weekly meeting and a great time to just drop in and check us out, find out what we are all about, and see if we are what you are looking for.
The Newcastle Men's Shed moved all its operations into premises at 50 Clyde St Hamilton North. The Shed originally commenced its activities a few years ago at Mayfield in the basement area of the former BHP Admin Building but due to essential remediation site work the shed had to move. We were able to share premises with the Waratah/Mayfield Multicultural Men's Shed for a period until the need for a separate shed became necessary. For a time we were homeless,certain projects were completed with the aid of our "Shed on wheels Ute, " Membership numbers declined,
We were in some way fortunate in getting the premises at 50 Clyde Street where we refurbished the area, new linings, ceiling, ground the floor and re coated, new wiring plus 3 phase and the installation of a dust extraction system. Numbers quickly grew again but when our lease renewal came up the owner decided the property was now worth much more and went to the open market. We are still operating from 50 Clyde Street but on a month to month lease. We are following several other options and hope for a good outcome in the near future.
We have activated a Give Now option ( Top of Home page ) where anyone can donate to the shed so we can not only survive and be able to continue with our School student Mentoring, assistance to local groups, expanding activities in mens health and giving so many some where to come to be, relaxed, a cup of coffee/tea and have no pressure , be able to talk with others who have gone through the same problems in life and have a support group who is there for you without having any judgement.
The AGM for the 2018- 2019 was held 20th August 2019 at 50 Clyde Street
Annual Presentation/ Financial Report etc was submitted & approved by members and available to all.
Annual Elections were held resulting in the new Committee for 2019 - 2020 as follows.
President - Neville Pollock
Vice president - Eddie Horn
Secretary - Wayne Grant
Treasurer - Robert Wilkinson
Committee - Drew Davison, Chris Reeve, Grahame Stoddard, Paul Schiebaan Russell Stretton. Kevin Moon
Public Officer- Paul Schiebaan, Inclusive Authorized person, Grants and Sponsorship Officer.
First Aid Officer- Grahame Stoddard
IT Coordinator - Russell Stretton.
Test and Tag Committee- Grahame Stoddard, Drew Davison
Safety Officer-Drew Davison
Projects and Marketing Officer-Chris Reeves
Social event officer-Kevin Moon