2019 Annual General Meeting

The Entrance Men’s Shed held its 2019 Annual General Meeting on the 5th of July 2019. All financial members were invited to attend, and a sausage sizzle was held afterwards to celebrate the new committee members.

The new shed Committee officeholders are: President – Bruce Crouch, Vice President – Ken Yeatman, Secretary – Terry Anderson, Treasurer – Bob Ihlein. Other committee members are Alan Brown, Rob Eschbank, Keith Smith and Richard Threlfo.

Raised garden beds for community centres

Shed members recently designed and constructed a collection of timber, raised garden beds for local community centres at Toukley, Wyong and Watanobbi.

Suicide prevention boxes

Shed members recently constructed a set of suicide prevention boxes for Homeless No More. We make boxes in batches of ten or so and each set is lovingly constructed in different materials and style.

The boxes are filled by Elissa and her colleagues at Homeless No More with items that are intended to support someone in distress.

Visit to the shed

Following a visit to the shed by a group from Fairdinkum Sheds and Marty Leist from the Australian Men’s Sheds Association (AMSA) we received this feedback:

A big thanks to the fellas at The Entrance Men’s Shed Incorporated for welcoming us to their shed yesterday.

We enjoyed a fantastic chat about some of their woodworking projects and what they’ve gotten out of being part of the Men’s Shed movement. Their workshop invites all men to come and share skills and stories while developing friendships as they work together on projects that benefit themselves and the community.

They meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday (9am-2pm) and are located at 15 Battley Ave, The Entrance. They also take on repairs and small commission projects if you have furniture restorations or woodworking projects you’d like to discuss – Phone 4332 1023.


Grant McBride memory walk

On the 8th of September 2018 shed members hosted a sausage sizzle for the Grant McBride Memory Walk. Money raised is used by Dementia Australia for research and advocacy into dementia.

The walk was instigated by Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride, in honour of her late father Grant McBride.

Recent projects (early 2018)

During the first half of 2018 shed members worked on a variety of personal and community projects. Here’s a sampling of these projects.

Sydney Harbour cruise

On the 29th of November 2013 shed members and their partners spent an enjoyable day traveling to Sydney by train, followed by a two-hour Sydney Harbour cruise aboard the Captain Cook Sydney 2000.

Both Sydney Transport and the cruise ship staff were very accommodating and this helped to ensure that everybody had a great day. The weather was a bit bleak but this didn’t dampen the attendees spirits.

Bin hoppers for The Entrance

Shed members Bruce and Rob have created a set of seven timber bin hoppers for The Entrance Town Centre Management. The hoppers are being placed at Memorial Park and The Boardwalk alongside the The Entrance channel.