Category Archives: Conference

2015 Beyond Tools Men’s Shed Conference Presentations

The seminar was held at the Cannington Exhibition Centre on 21 September 2015. It was conducted by WAMSA and hosted by the Station Street Men’s Shed.

To see the program, click here.

The presentations by the following are available.

Official Opening
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO Governor of Western Australia: click here.

What’s Happening in Western Australia?
Mike Wiggin, Chairman, Western Australian Men’s Shed Association: click here.

Working with Local Government, Ian Stubbs, Mayor, City of Busselton: click here.

Men’s Health, Dr Alan Wright: click here.

Conflict resolution, Gary Bryant, Western Australian Men’s Shed Association: click here.

Training and resources for management committee members.
Jane Chilcott, Linkwest: click here.
Shane Love, Member for Moore, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for Regional Development: click here.

Wheelchair Maintenance Project, Carol Richmond, Disability Services Commission: click here.

Wheelchair Maintenance Project, Lee Edwards, WAMSA Board: click here.

What Makes Your Shed Work Best? Click here.

2014 Beyond Tools Men’s Shed Conference Presentations

The seminar was held at the Cannington Exhibition Centre on 13 October 2014. It was conducted by WAMSA and hosted by the Station Street Men’s Shed.

To see the program, click here.

Official Opening
Julian Krieg, President, Australian Men’s Health Forum click here.

Chairman’s Address
Mike Wiggin, Chairman, Western Australian Men’s Shed Association click here.

What does the Equal Opportunity Act mean for Men’s Sheds?
Stephen Goodall, Equal Opportunity Commission click here.

How can Men’s Sheds obtain assistance from Local Government?
Scott Hollingworth, Department of Local Government and Communities click here.

Corrective Services and Men’s Sheds
Brett McMerrin, Department of Corrective Services click here.

What does the WAMSA strategic plan mean for Men’s Sheds?
Doug McGhie, consultant who prepared the strategic plan for WAMSA click here.

The role of women in the management of Men’s Sheds
Julie-Anne Howes, Project Officer, Busselton Men’s Shed click here.

Spanner in the Works
Gary Green, Australian Men’s Shed Association click here.

Promotion of Men’s Sheds
Suggestions made by conference delegates click here.

2013 WA Men’s Shed Seminar Presentations

The seminar was held at the Cannington Exhibition Centre on 14 October 2013. It was conducted by WAMSA and hosted by the Station Street Men’s Shed.

To see the program, click here.

To see a photograph of the delegates and speakers click here.

To see the presentations click on the links below.

Official opening by the Governor of Western Australia,
His Excellency Malcolm McCusker, AC CVO QC click here.

What’s Happening in Western Australia?
John McDougall, Chairman, Western Australian Men’s Shed Association click here.

The Role of Sheds in the Community
Peter Kenyon, Bank of I.D.E.A.S. click here.

Effective Management of Your Shed
John McDougall, Narrogin Men’s Shed click here.

Positive Ageing
Kevin Mo and Alice Gummery, University of Western Australia click here.

Lotterywest Funding
Alan Moore, Lotterywest click here.

Ongoing Financial Operation of Your Shed click here.

What Do Men Want from their Shed
David Savage, Midland Men’s Shed click here.

2012 WA Men’s Shed Conference Presentations

The second WA Men’s Shed Conference was held at Mosman Park on 3 and 4 October 2012. It was conducted by WAMSA and hosted by the Mosman Park and Fremantle Men’s Sheds.

To read the report, click here.

To see the program, click here.

To see a photograph of the delegates and speakers click here.

To see the presentations click on the link below.

Official Opening
Official opening by the Governor of Western Australia, His Excellency Malcolm McCusker, AC CVO QC: click here.
John McDougall, Chairman, Western Australian Men’s Shed Association: click here.
Robyn McSweeney, Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors & Volunteering; Woman’s Interests; Youth: click here.

“Establishing and Sustaining a Shed”
Terry Linz, Bridgetown Men’s Shed: click here.
John McDougall, Narrogin Men’s Shed: click here.
Brett Pollock, Mosman Park Men’s Shed: click here.

The role of men’s sheds in adult learning; Professor Barry Golding: click here.

Men’s Learning & Wellbeing; Professor Barry Golding: click here.

The contribution of men’s sheds to the community; Professor Barry Golding: click here.

“Sheilas in Sheds” – The role of women in sheds; Deb Wilkes, WAMSA Committee member, Shire of Ashburton: click here.

“Think Safe – Be Safe” – Safety Awareness and Duty of Care; Jeff Roberts, Toodyay Men’s Shed: click here.

“Diversify the Demographic” – Engaging younger men (30-55 years) in Sheds; Gary Green, Community Engagement Coordinator, Australian Men’s Shed Association: click here.

“What’s Different about Our Shed!”
Richard Gates, Kalamunda Men’s Shed: click here.
Karen Quigley, Manager Community Services, City of Subiaco: click here.
Fred de Grussa, Esperance Men in Sheds: click here.
Bill Crook, Mukinbudin Men’s Sheds: click here.

Low cost options for starting/building a men’s shed; John Millar, Information Officer, Senior’s Housing Centre, COTA WA: click here.

Conference Summary, Mike Murphy, Walpole Men’s Shed: click here.