31 July 2009

Turning Timber

There is now a whole collection of turning timber racked up and ready for action on the lathe.

A local donation that is much appreciated by the woodturners in the shed!!

30 July 2009

Annual General Meeting

It’s Annual General Meeting time and to have a strong community organisation we need a strong membership. If you are interested in helping men in The Entrance area then this is the group to join, The Entrance Men's Shed Inc.

It’s the end of our financial year [30 June] for The Entrance Men's Shed Inc (TEMS). Accordin
gly the TEMS AGM will be taking place at The Entrance Men's Shed, Battley Avenue, on Friday 21st August 2009 at 12 noon.

Go to the links on this page to get the official notice (above), agenda, and membership/committee nomination forms…………..

AGM Agenda

Committee Nomination

Appointment of a Proxy

29 July 2009

Bench Vice

Peter, Geoff, Bob and Michael installing a new vice on the front bench. . . always something new to do in the shed.


Mingara Recreation Club have also donated two noticeboards for The Shed. Here is the installation of the board on the northern wall.

No sooner was the board up than it has photos and notices posted for all to see. . .

don't forget to read the OH&S policy...
and there is more to come!!

Thanks to Dave Betts who not only arranged the donation but loaded up the ute and delivered it as well!!!

27 July 2009

Michael's Spanner Rack

Michael hard at work making up a new rack to hang up all those loose spanners that come in from many donations in all shapes and sizes.

Fixing the screws

By racking them up Michael has made it easier to find the right size spanner without going through the whole set jumbled up in a box.

Well done Michael .. saved us all many hours of frustration ... with all those screws!!

There are plenty of other tools to hang on the walls and trolleys ... you might have a full time project now Michael.

Hanging the rack

22 July 2009

kids in need

Making up some new Donation Boxes for Kids In Need.

Rhonda wants them knocked together for the a shoe store chain that has offered to put them in each of their service counters.

Raising $!50,000 for cancer kids last year, this an important project for the Central Coast Community.

21 July 2009

travelling trailer

The Mobile Mens Shed is headed north to the Hunter.

Bill Geary and Noel Matthews came on down to tow the trailer up north for an opportunity to promote the shed on 25 July in Swansea.

Keep an eye out for the trailer as it travels between events in the region.

Sponsorships & Donations

Primary Sponsors
Ongoing Sponsors
  • The Entrance Bowling Club
  • Open Shutters Pty Ltd
  • Bunnings
  • Berkeley Vale Steel
  • Kevin Armstrong
  • Geoff Dunn
  • Robert Ihein
  • Express Timber Solutions
  • Retravision
  • Woolworths
  • Mrs J Mulkachey

The Entrance Mens Shed Inc thanks all those that have contributed with funds, time or donations of equipment materials and services.

20 July 2009

Centrelink Forum

The Entrance Men's Shed flyers on display at the Centrelink Forum at Mingara.

Organised and promoted by Centrelink, many services presented, displayed or promoted the services that they can offer. This included Salvos, Samaritans, Centacare, Department of Housing, Dept of Fair Trading and many other community groups.

There was considerable interest in The Entrance Men's Shed from a broad crossection of services dealing with men who are in need of a place to spend time, develop skills, build relationships and improve their self esteem by contributing at The Shed.

10 July 2009

workbench team

Geoff and Alan turning out a new workbench .. no stopping the bench team .. !!

06 July 2009

the long and short of it

Geoff was covering his ears to that he wouldn't have to listen the words of wisdom ...

"measure twice... cut once"

after it appears the bench was too long or the top was too short !!!

first BBQ

TEMS first BBQ today as Kevin turned up with sausages.

A quick shop for sauce, bread and marg and we had the makings of a lunch at the shed.

Come on down to the shed and check it out .. theres always something interesting to get involved in and occasionally a surprise lunch !!!

shed window


Alan, Michael and Rob working hard on the new side bench for the saws.