Welcome to the Victorian Men's Shed Association

Set up to represent and assist the independent community based Men's Sheds in Victoria, the Association is affiliated to and works with the Australian Men's Shed Association (AMSA) This is the official site for the Victoria Men's Sheds Association. (www dot mensshed dot org )
It provides information on Shed locations and contact details of the Sheds in the State together with news of current events and access to the discussion forum.
 

Latest : The registration form for the AMSA conference is able to be printed from the file here: --
-- Current Special Bulletin

 

The latest Newsletter -- Current VMSA Newsletter

Calendar these events:

6th National Australian Men's Shed Association Conference.
Saturday 17 October - Tuesday 20 October 2015


• 'The Men’s Shed Movement: Bringing it all back home Book Launch’
Monday 16 Nov, 1pm for a 1.30pm formal start at Tongala Men’s Shed in Tongala. 'The Men’s Shed Movement: Bringing it all back home Book Launch’
• VMSA Men’s Shed Expo, Queen Victoria Market,
Sunday 29th of November, 2015

 


VMSA Executive Officer Report

Hi Shedders,

The past month has been busy, as always, within the VMSA.
The VMSA secured very cheap tickets to watch the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park and 40 + VMSA members and their families are going along for an exciting night out.
The VMSA has been offered some fantastic equipment and materials which have been snapped up through Special Email Bulletins and being posted on our Facebook page. Sheds have secured saw benches, plywood & chipboard sheets and even portable buildings this month!
It pays to be a VMSA member and be linked to our Facebook page.
Congratulations to John Burn and the Yarrawonga/ Mulwala shed on winning the Excellence in Personal and Community Support award in the recent Disability Sector Awards. Once again a shed shows the way in community service. Nominations for the Premier’s Volunteer Champions Award are open and I’m sure many sheds have quality volunteers who deserve recognition.
The VMSA is pleased to announce it has secured funding to part subsidise the registration cost of attending the AMSA National Conference. The subsidy is available for one representative per shed who is attending the conference on the 17th of October in Newcastle. Please forward me a copy of the registration receipt and we will arrange payment of the subsidy. The VMSA has 5 Airfares to the Newcastle at $270 return, leaving on Saturday 17th and returning Wednesday the 21st of October. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket please let me know on a first come first served basis.
Congratulations to the Ballarat region which has taken steps to form a cluster group to provide mutual support and assistance in the area.
The VMSA has accepted Anthony Leigh’s resignation from the Committee of Management and wishes him well in his future endeavours. Along the journey I have received great support from Anthony and would like to add my personal appreciation for the work he has done in the men’s shed movement.
It has been concerning to hear that some sheds are having internal conflict over several issues including Work for the Dole and outside groups pressuring them to use their resources.
Please contact me if you require any advice or guidance and take care to put your shed first.
We are coming into the AGM season and I would like to thank the sheds who have been updating me with any changes to their committees contact details and email addresses so we can update our database.

Ric Blackburn

VMSA Executive Officer.     vmsa@vmsa.org.au

 

 

 

updated 28/08/2015.

 

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