Thanks to Campbell Town Hospital

The TMSA has regular meetings at the Campbell Town Multi Purpose Service building. The facility provides a meeting room with tea and coffee at no cost. The staff are always welcoming, very friendly and supportive. At our recent meeting on 12 May, TMSA Deputy Chairman, Bob Thomas presented to staff members Sonia Crocker and Sue Laycock a Certificate of Appreciation for their ongoing support.

Campbell Town Hospital Certificate of Appreciation


The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING for the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association Inc

will be held at the Riverlands Centre, 159 Wellington Street, Longford, Tasmania

on Thursday 8 September 2016 commencing at 10.30 am

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided to all attendees

Program for the day

1. 10 am to 10.30 am Registration and morning tea

2. 10.30 am to 11.30 am AGM

3. 11.30 am to 11.45 am Break

4. 11.45 am to 12 noon Official Opening – Guy Barnett

5. 12 noon to 12.30 pm Men’s Shed Research Project – Lisa Schimanski and Geoff Marsh

6. 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm Lunch Break

7. 1.30 pm to 1.50 pm Aurora Energy presentation – Rebecca Kardos, CEO and Chris Warr

8. 1.50 pm to 2.20 pm DPAC Grants Program – Geoff Marsh

9. 2.20 pm to 2.50 pm Open forum

10. 2.50 pm to 3.00 pm Meeting summary, afternoon tea and finish

Latrobe Men’s Shed

The Latrobe Men’s Shed was opened in November 2013 by Mike Gaffney, local Mayor and MHA.

Activities commenced on 14 February 2014. Over 40 members have so far joined with many others checking out the Shed from time to time.

The average weekly attendance is around 20 members each Friday morning, with a BBQ at 12 noon.

Over 60 community projects have so far been undertaken and completed. They include:

the manufacture and re-furbishing of equipment from three local schools;

work in local widows’ gardens;

providing equipment for two local gyms and an art studio;

teaching wood-turning and the construction of over 30 billy-carts at two holiday clubs;

the restoration of many tables, chairs, bench seats etc, etc;

the manufacture of a cubby house and the restoration of an old petrol pump for an early learning centre in Devonport;

140 small cars for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes;

re-furbishing the kitchen for Girl Guides and the Baptist Church; and

painting 92 show jumping poles for a local club.

Latrobe Men's Shed Billy Carts Latrobe Men's Shed Project Latrobe Men's Shed

A current major project is the installation of a four bag dust extraction unit.

Outings have included a visit to Winston Fawdry’s Vintage Car collection and two snooker nights.

Guest speakers have included former MP Peter Schulz and a local psychiatrist, Paul Waddington.

Latrobe Men’s Shed is open every Friday from 9am – new members are always welcome.