Christmas closure

The Shed will be closed from 18/12/2017 to 14/01/2018.  All of us at the Shed wish you and your family a wonderful break and festive season.Image of Christmas decorations.

Cameron and Edde and camper customisations

Cameron and Edde have been fitting out their Mitsubishi Express van for extensive travel in Australia.  This has been big project involving lining the inside of the van and constructing internal furniture together with the electrical work required for their solar powered electrical system. They have departed for a three month trip. It has been great having them at the Shed.

Photo of Cameron and Edde working on the interior of their van.

Cameron and Edde working on the interior of their van.

New welding equipment

The Vincent Men’s Shed has just recently bought new welding equipment for the shed and the Vincent Men’s Shed wishes to acknowledge and thank BOC gases, ART 1 and Action Laser for their generosity and ongoing support to our shed.

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.