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COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Shed Coordinator Bill Jewell
Secretary Bill Jewell
President Bill Jewell
Treasurer/Assistant Secretary John Mardling
Assistant Treasurer Peter Norman
Vice President Peter Norman
Member Representative Bill Hall
Member Representative Geoff Thomas
Member Representative John Vestergaard

 

TEAM LEADERS
Woodworking Bruce Hester
Engineering Lyndon Joss
Painting George Miocic
Food Bill Jewell
Computers and Website John Mardling
Events and Publicity Gregor Howie
Storeman Geoff Thomas/Bruce Brown
Tool Marshal John Vestergaard
Games Bill Jewell
Almoner Paul Rankin
Member Secretary Ken Butler

 

OUR HISTORY

In March 2016 a meeting was held at the Bendigo Bank East Malvern to establish a Men’s Shed and a steering committee was formed with the bank’s Peter Norman as chairman.  The bank gave a grant of $500 to help with the startup and soon after it was registered as an incorporated organisation.

Once this was done, we joined the AMSA – the Australian Men’s Shed Association and by November/December of that year, weekly meetings with guest speakers were being held at the Phoenix Park Community centre.

Also in December, the East Malvern RSL provided 2 rooms for us to occupy and for the next six months we had a weekly working bee to clean out the rooms & setup our shed.  As part of this we needed to rewire the premises and refit the kitchen, paid for with grant of $3,000 from Rotary Chadstone / East Malvern.

To help us along we had many donations of tools, equipment, timber, and furniture from local residents, RSL members, Bunnings, Peters Mitre 10 & other Men’s Sheds.

June - August 2017 was also taken up with arranging the workbenches, equipment, shelving, cleaning & setting up donated equipment.

Our shed is open every Tuesday 9.00am to 1.00pm and Wednesday 9.00am to 3.00pm when our core group continues to refine the shed setup & undertake simple jobs of repairs to furniture for the RSL & others. We enjoy coffee tea & biscuits for morning tea & a simple lunch of soup, hot dogs, pizza, sausage sizzles and pies.

As our numbers grow, we will open extra days of the week, & in 2019 it become apparent that we were fast outgrowing our 2 rooms.

In the middle of 2019 Stonnington Council granted us a new hall at 51A Ivanhoe Grove East Malvern, together with plans to have it refurbished. We continued to meet at the RSL premises until Covid 19 took hold of the country and we had our last formal meeting there on March 17th 2020, a Tuesday.

Informal working bees were conducted at the RSL site during 2020 while renovations were being done to the new shed in Ivanhoe Grove. Finally, we held our first meeting there in late 2021.

 

ANNUAL FEES

$50.00 PER YEAR, RENEWABLE ON JULY 1ST EACH YEAR.

A $2 COIN PER VISIT GOES TOWARDS MAINTAINING THE KITCHEN, TEA AND COFFEE FACILITIES.

A LUNCH IS PROVODED EACH WEDNESDAY FOR AN EXTRA $3, IF DESIRED.

CURRENT MEMBERS

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