Hiring the Shed

The Shed is now hiring out the workshop and kitchen areas when the Shed is closed.  This is available for Not For Profit organisations, Shed Members or other organisations who may wish to hire the Shed. 

Not for Profit organisations or Shed Members hire rates

Period of hire Cost for period
Half day (0830 to 1230 or 1230 to 1630) $100.00- $25.00/hr
Full day (0830 to 1630) $180.00- $22.50/hr

Commercial organisations hire rates

Period of hire Cost for period
Half day (0830 to 1230 or 1230 to 1630) $120.00- $30.00/hr
Full day (0830 to 1630) $220.00- $27.50/hr

Please contact the Secretary Colin Mckinley for further information at our email address.

100 not out!

Both Bruce Carman and Roy Boyd celebrated 100 attendances together.  For some strange reason they were moved to sing the Collingwood theme song!

Photo of Bruce and Roy celebrating their 100th attendance.

Cunderdin visitors

Photo of our Cunderdin visitors.Nine members of the Cunderdin Men’s Shed drove all the way down to visit our shed as part of their ‘social excursion’ activities.  A cuppa, lots of chat, a tour of our shed, showing the kinds of things we’re doing, culminating in a warm invitation for Vincent Men’s Shed to visit Cunderdin Men’s Shed anytime.

 

All the fun at the Fair

Photo of the two Adams looking relaxed.The Shed manned a marquee at the Hyde Park Festival.  Our aim was to make ourselves known to encourage new membership.  As a bonus we received about $350 through sale of goods made by shed members.  Adam Price and Adam Schofield  look relaxed.  Roy Haagman presented Mark McGowan witPhoto of Roy meeting the Premier to be?h a pen made by Barry Adamson – for signing or cancelling big contracts!!

Communication workshop

Vincent Men’s Shed welcomed Owen Catto from the Regional Men’s Health Initiative.  There was some pretty alarming statistics presented regarding men’s health outcomes compared with women’s health outcomes which made us sit up and take notice.  However the main topic was “Communications” and Owen described, in a good humoured manner the differences between the way the male and female brains and communicating styles operate, illustrated by some amusing videos and slides.  It kept everyone interested and sometimes squirming in their seats as they recognized their own behaviors being described.  A great presentation and Owen joined us for a sausage sizzle afterwards.  

“Men like problem solving alone in their Cave!”Photo of the RMHI workshop attendees.

Donation from Envision Medical Imaging

Envision Medical Imaging have made a welcome donation of $1659 to our Shed which we are using to buy the SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw.

Envision Medical Imaging is an independent Radiology practice located directly opposite St John of God Hospital on Cambridge Street in Wembley.  Opened on the 15th September 2008, they allocate September as their special charity month and look to provide a donation to local organisations to assist them offer important programs to their members.  For each imaging service undertaken on each work day in September, Envision donates to a charity.

The Doctors and staff at Envision have a keen interest in Men’s health – providing prostate MRI scans for patients of local urologists and cardiac scans for 90% of Perth’s cardiologists.

 

 

Official visitors

Photo of more talking. Photo of the Minister Christian Porter looking on. Photo of men at work.Visited by MP Christian Porter, Minister for The Department of Social Services, Warren Pearson, Regional Director & Peter Ryan, Assistant Director of Settlement & Multicultural Services. The Minister was there to announce grants for Men’s Shed in WA, his Department did give us a grant of $5000.00 earlier on this year to go towards the Dust Extractor. The Minister & his people were impressed with our shed, especially the cleanliness & positive energy.