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EVENTS CALENDAR
 Upcoming Events 
15
Apr 
Members Briefing 9:30AM
MONDAY
15
Apr 
Genealogy Group 11:00am
MONDAY
16
Apr 
Walking Group @ 8:30am
TUESDAY
16
Apr 
Bike Ride 9:30am
TUESDAY
16
Apr 
Music Group at 1:00pm
TUESDAY
17
Apr 
Tool & Toy Refurbishment Group 10:00am
WEDNESDAY
18
Apr 
Photography Group 10:00am
THURSDAY
18
Apr 
Technology Group 1:00pm
THURSDAY
18
Apr 
Wallking Group @ 8:30am
THURSDAY
19
Apr 
Games & Gossip Group 1:00pm
FRIDAY
 A fun afternoon sharing indoor games with your mates. From 1pm.
19
Apr 
Bike Ride 9:30am
FRIDAY
23
Apr 
Inner Workshop 12:30pm
TUESDAY
23
Apr 
Photo/Picture Framing Group 10:00am
TUESDAY
24
Apr 
Lou's Lunch 12:00pm
WEDNESDAY
26
Apr 
Sundowners 4:00pm
FRIDAY
13
May 
Committee Meeting 12:00PM
MONDAY
14
May 
Dine Out
TUESDAY
14
Jul 
10th Anniversary
SUNDAY
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WELCOME
 WELCOME TO ELTHAM MEN'S SHED 

Established in 2014, Eltham Men’s Shed is a community-based, not for profit, volunteer organisation that provides a safe and friendly environment where men can meet other men, develop new friendships and connect with their community. Our purpose is to support the health and well-being of our members.

The Shed offers a variety of social and practical activities throughout the week including Wood and Metal Workshops, Bicycle Restoration, Gardening, Technology and Photography. Members are able to work on projects at their own pace in their own time and in the company of other men.

Our weekly social gathering updates members on current activities, invites guest speakers and provides an opportunity to enjoy a cuppa and chat. A variety of other social activities are available including group travel, 4WD outings and dinners.

CURRENT NEWS
 EMS AGM Report 2022/3 in Review... 
 Monday, 23 October 2023

The Eltham Men’s Shed (“Shed”) was back in “full swing” after the disruption of the previous year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Other than the break between Christmas and the New Year, there were Monday Member Briefings every Monday morning at 9:30am.   These meetings are the primary way for members to keep in contact and to find out what is happening.  The meeting is preceded by an email containing the Monday Briefing Notes.  Each meeting provides an opportunity for each workshop and activity group to report on what’s happening.  On a quarterly basis, the meetings include a briefing from the Treasurer on the financial standing of the Shed.  Meetings were well attended, and it is normal to have at least 70 members present.

      The Shed remains in a sound financial position and continues to maintain and grow the Future Fund.  This is money being set aside for the redevelopment of the Shed’s main building which is coming to the end of its serviceable life.  The premises are leased from the Nillumbik Shire and the initial 5-year lease was renewed for a further 4 years in January 2023.

      Membership remained strong with a modest but constant flow of enquiries to join.  Membership hovered around 130 members and it is now normal for a small waiting list to be maintained.

      Workshops and Activity Groups functioned well during the year and there was an expansion of the range of activities available.

     After several years of trying, the NBN was finally connected to the Shed in September 2022.  Our thanks go to our Federal MP, Kate Thwaites and especially her assistant Simonne, for helping overcome the many obstacles.

     The Technology Group’s activities continued to expand with further development on the Shed’s inhouse website which includes a suite of tools to help run the Shed.  Hosting of the website moved to the Shed and the website now has a mobile app.  The barcode attendance register now communicates with the website and this has improved the gathering of statistics for managing the facility, activities and for applying for grants.

      Midway through the 2022/3 year the role of Grants Coordinator was created by the Committee.  This is a non-committee role intended to assist the Committee to identify grant opportunities and to prepare submissions.  Towards the end of the year the Shed was successful in gaining two grants.  These were: Let’s Celebrate Over 55’s Grant from the Nillumbik Shire, to be used by the Inner Workshop to run a seminar on men’s mental health, open to the public, in October 2023; and a Stronger Communities Program Round 8 Grant from the Federal Government, to be used to Purchase PC equipment to conduct PC training courses at the Shed for members, their partners, other men’s sheds and the public.

Eltham Men's Shed   October 2023

 PC Training at the Shed 
 Monday, 16 October 2023
The first 6-week PC training course has been completed at the Eltham Men's Shed.  The 5 participants received their achievement certificates from Kate Thwaites, the local federal MP at the member meeting on 9 October.  The shed is grateful to Kate for her support in obtaining a federal government grant to purchase the necesary equipment to conduct the course.

The course was designed and run by members for fellow members and was intended for those with little or no experience with computers.  The course was specially designed to be "hands on" with a minimum of theory and lots of time to practice. The topics covered included:
  • Intro. to computers and Windows11
  • Internet browsing
  • Use of to email
  • Intro. to word processing (MS Word)
  • Online banking
  • Centrelink and MyGov.
A second course is already fully booked and will commence in early November.  A third course, planned for early 2024 alraeady has bookings.  Once the demand by members is satisfied the course will be offered to partners and once this neeed is met the course will be offered to other men's sheds and the pulic. 

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