01 December 2011

Stalwart Shed Resigns from Committee

Life Member and one of the original Shed members, Geoff Dunn has decided to resign from the Management Committee of The Entrance Men's Shed for personal reasons. Geoff is one of the founding members and played a big part in getting the Shed up and running and his contribution to the committee will be greatly missed. He continues as an ordinary member and we look forward to his ongoing help and guidance in the many aspects of shed work.

His place on the committee has been taken by Roy Webb, known to many as Santa Claus.

Shed to Open an Extra Day.

As from Wednesday 1st February, 2012 the shed will open for a trial period on Wednesdays. This This will be in addition to our usual opening times of Mondays and Fridays. Hours will be the same i.e. from 9:00am to 3:00 pm.

If attendance during the trial period warrants it Wednesday openings will become a permanent feature of the shed.

Christmas Holiday

The President, Committee and members wish all our friends and associates a very merry Xmas and a prosperous New Year.
The Shed will close on Friday 23rd December, 2011 and re-open on Monday 16th January, 2012.

The Shed will be holding a Xmas function for members, their wives and partners and our business acquaintances on Friday 16th December, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

17 September 2011

Training Room Progress

Vice- president Rob did the kitchen fit out and plumbing for our new training room. He is seen here fitting the doors to the new sink unit.

04 September 2011

New Phone Number for Shed

The Entrance Men's Shed now has a new phone number. It is (02) 4332 1023. The old number is no longer available.
Don't forget our "garage sale" this coming Saturday 10th September from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm. In addition to wooden items and toys made by shed members we have a very nice restored china cabinet, an antique Singer hand operated sewing machine plus a range of old and not so old tools and an array of donated household items and bric a brac.
If you are visiting the "Dad's Day Out " event at Gosford's Kibble Park this Sunday don't forget to visit our marquee for one of our famous sausage sandwiches. Just look for our "Hi Viz" yellow shirts.

29 August 2011


Following today's Annual General Meeting at The Entrance Men's Shed the new committee is :-
President - Bob Ihlein
Vice President - Rob Eschbank
Treasurer - Peter Whitehead
Secretary - Terry Anderson
Committee Member - Michael Matus
Life Members - Geoff Dunn
Allan Kember

The members thanked outgoing President Ian Warburton for his help and guidance during his term and welcomed back Bob Ihlein for his second stint in this role.


The members of the shed unanimously accepted a motion to confer a life membership on Peter Whitehead. This is in recognition of his efforts in bringing the training room extension to fruition. He has done this almost single handedly while carrying out his regular duties as the shed's Treasurer. He joins Allan Kember and Geoff Dunn the other members of this group.

08 August 2011

Annual General Meeting 29 August

It's Annual General Meeting time and to have 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 the financial year 30 June for The Entrance Men's Shed Inc (TEMS). Accordingly, The TEMS AGM will be taking place at The Entance Men's Shed, 15 Battley Avenue The Entrance on Monday 29 August 2011.

For further information including nomination forms, proxy forms and membership forms please contact the secretary Terry Anderson at the shed.

14 July 2011


The Shed extension is now underway. Shed members laid the slab for the new training room on Wednesday and the builder starts construction next Monday. The job brought out skills in members that had previously been hidden. Philip set up the formwork and did most of the concreting with help from Andrew, Peter and Roger. Bob and Terry barrowed the mix from the truck to the site.


Shed members were saddened to hear of the death of Shed stalwartand oldest member, Ernie Brooker, last Wednesday. Ernie had been in Gosford Hospital for some time. He was the Shed expert in scraping, sanding and painting of items salvaged by other members.

He had his 90th birthday last year and until this latest bout of illness he looked after himself and in spite of requests from his family not to drive he drove himself to the Shed each day.

Funeral details have not been finalised at time of going to press.

13 July 2011

The Entrance Mens Shed Training Room

Photo's of the new training room during construction

17 April 2011

DA Approved for Extension to Shed

Wyong Shire Council has recently approved the development application for the addition of a training room for members of The Entrance Men's Shed. This is the culmination of a lot of effort by Shed members and particularly, Peter Whitehead, who have put in a lot time and work into gaining this result. With all systems 'go' members are looking forward to the new building and the benefits it will bring.

Shed Goes Hi-vis

Roy, seen here making some easels for the art gallery in The Entrance Community Centre, sports one of the new Hi-vis shirts now available to members of the Shed.

27 March 2011


Roy, who is also know as Santa, has been doing a bit of work to help his namesake get ready for the Christmas rush. He has made dolls cradles and is currently making some toy wheelbarrows.

He has been helped with painting by Greg and others and is seen here with Rob assembling the wheelbarrows.

Making it Easy

Bruce has been busy making a hoist to help the Shed members store the BBQ and other equipment we have recently acquired.

Not one to leave a job unfinished Bruce is seen here puting the final lick of paint on the new hoist.

21 February 2011

RSL Gun Rack

The original rack

RSL Gun Rack

As a result of recent changes to the regulations covering the storage of weapons in museums The Entrance / Long Jetty RSL Sub-branch approached us to assist with the display at their museum.

Bob and Terry spent some time designing and installing the new rack at the museum on The Entrance Road Long Jetty.

Bob putting in the finishing touches

The museum was more than happy with the result and we recommend a visit to inspect Bob and Terry's work and to have a look at the many other items on display.

The finished product