AMSA and VMSA Membership

As the Shed developed, we have considered and actioned membership of both the national and State Men’s Shed associations. Full information on these associations can be found on their respective websites.

Victorian Men’s Shed Association (VMSA): Membership Number: 301313

Joined in June 2018. Account login:; password “Open2018!”

Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA): Membership Number: AMSA101511

Joined in May 2020. Member login: AMSA101511; password “open2020!”

AMSA Governance Review


Executive Committee

An Executive Committee is elected each year to oversee the operations of the Men’s Shed.

The constitution states that a committee is elected each year with 4 official office bearers (a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer) and an agreed number of ordinary committee members.

Elected at the 2023 AGM:-

President – John Stevenson  (0488 144 777) Secretary – John Crough (0425 827 910)
Vice-President: Graham Goudie (0419 021 900) Treasurer – Mark Ferguson (0408 364 794)
Ordinary Members (4) Warren Dickins; Malcolm Barrow; James Rennie; Rob Koller

There may be an operational activity that requires additional support.   

The Executive Committee will meet once a month, with the exception of January, to discuss matters of importance and the management of the Men’s Shed. Many decisions taken at the meeting are then referred to the general membership.

Next Meeting: Tuesday 3 October 2023

Minutes are taken and when approved by the Committee as a complete and accurate record, copies are added to the website, as listed below:

PNMSA CoM Minutes 3 October 2023

PNMSA CoM Minutes 12 September 2023

PNMSA CoM Minutes 1 August 2023

PNMSA CoM Minutes 2 May 2023

PNMSA CoM Minutes 4 April 2023

PNMSA CoM Minutes 7 March 2023

PNMSA CoM Minutes 7 February 2023

PNMSA CoM Minutes 10 January 2023

PNMSA Committee of Management Minutes 6 December 2022

CoM Minutes 8th November 2022

CoM Minutes 11th October 2022

CoM Minutes 6th September 2022

CoM Minutes 2nd August 2022

CoM Minutes 5th July 2022

PNMS CoM Notes of Meeting 7June22

CoM Minutes 10th May 2022

CoM Minutes 19th April 2022

CoM Minutes 8th March 2022

CoM Minutes 1st February 2022



2020 Local Council Elections – Nepean Ward Candidates

A little of what we know about our Nepean Ward Candidates

Garry Naughton: I am Gary Naughton


Mark Davis: I am Mark A Davis

Mark Davis for Nepean – Letter

Mark Davis for Nepean -2

Mechelle Cheers: Cheers for Council 1 – Nepean Men’s Shed

MC Mechelle’s Answers to Men’s Shed Questions

Sarah Race: Hello I’m Sarah Race

Joining The Race3SR Ask the Councillors


Who is Sue Bissinger


November 2022:
Welfare Sub-Committee (Graham Goudie, John Crough, David Bevens, Lloyd Eldred)

With the reduction in the impact of COVID19 on our face to face programs, some sense of normality has returned to PNMSA activities at the Hangar, the Shed, the Help a Mate program, projects and social events. Significant results over the past 12 months include the following:-

  • A Welfare and Safety Sub Committee has continued its work as the key forum for developing policies and procedures to put to our Committee for consideration. 
  • COVID Guidelines and Operational Procedures have, where necessary, been maintained based on advice from the various authorities. This aspect of the group’s activities has now reverted to a watch and wait mode as Covid requirements are downscaled.
  • Welfare and Safety procedures and policies have now been adopted by Committee and have largely been implemented, thanks largely to the diligence of David and Lloyd. These procedures are constantly being reviewed and updated to provide an ongoing safe work place for members and covering off on all insurance requirements.
  • Guidelines for our ‘Shed Captain’ roles and processes have now been adopted by Committee. Among many other tasks, these roles include working closely with the Welfare and Safety Sub Committee to ensure the provision of safety equipment and safe work practices.
  • A Welfare Grant of $750 was held over from previous years and was finally put to use in June 2022 to run a First Aid Program for some 9 members. A roster has been established for these members, whose main task is to ensure that PNMSA first aid kits and defibrillators are kept fit for purpose.
  • Member Welfare continues to be a focus for the Sub Committee, with contact having been made with several members who have faced health or other challenges during 2022. It is anticipated that this aspect of the group’s activities will receive additional attention in 2023.
  • The Guest Speaker program has not been as active as hoped in 2022, with COVID significantly  impacting this activity for much of the year. There are plans to cover several topics across the 2023 program but any suggestions for additional subjects would be welcomed.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to assisting with these matters during 2022, and we look forward to that input continuing in 2023. In addition, any members who would be interested in joining the Welfare and Safety Sub-Committee in 2023  please contact one of our members.

Previous Reports

November 2020:  This is a reminder to members that in accordance with the current government requirements we are required to gather contact details of everyone who visits the premises for longer than 15 minutes. In order to streamline this process and reduce the risk of cross-contamination, we have implemented a QR code scanning system to help gather and manage everyone’s contact information. 

It’s a simple 4-step process and you can do it all on your phone. All you need to do is follow the instructions below.

  • Open camera on your smart phone.
  • Scan the QR code.
  • Tap on pop-up link.
  • Fill in required details.

There will be signage at all entry points with the scannable QR code, along with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the process and, as always, all staff will be more than happy to assist you if required.


June 2020: Recommending we all install, and keep active, the COVID SAFE app.

Returning to the Shed: A review of the easing of restrictions was done and recommendations made re an organised return to the Shed. Still concerns over managing the numbers at our regular meetings and the Friday social gatherings. Graham and John have extended their involvement to be “Hygiene Officers” – a “must-do” role for all Men’s Sheds. Recommendations have been discussed and a report submitted to the Leadership Group to read and approve. Once approved, this will be circulated to the members.

Actions already taken include:

    • AMSA posters have been placed where appropriate around the building.
    • Sanitisers purchased and available at the Hangar.
    • Meeting Registration Sheets available at the Hangar.

June 19th 2020: In reviewing the easing of restrictions, we are taking an organised and cautious return to the Shed. Our Welfare Officers have gone through a mountain of Government and Shire requirements and are looking to make some recommendations for returning.

Several of the small group activities/meetings have been happening, where member numbers participating has been within the guidelines. We are again looking for these groups to recognise responsibilities expected from any group.

Recommending we all install the COVID SAFE app.

Saeco Incanto Deluxe

Machine and all you need accessories on offer for $100.

Derek Ryan has donated this machine as part of the fundraising for the Kitchen Upgrade. Available now from the Hangar.

Some Review Comments off the Internet:

this machine has given me endless cups of coffee, is always ready, easy to clean, all you need is water and your favorite coffee beans, and all at a press of a button. The filter is easy to manage, the cleaning and changing of degrader is easy, just wash under the tap.

Has been a dream to own. We have it set to come on at 5.50am every morning and it’s rinsed and warmed & ready to go when get to the kitchen for breakfast. We have used it day in day out for 5 years making a minimum of 4 coffees every morning, many more on weekends, and it’s been great. We take our coffee black, and it produces a smooth strong coffee with great creama, that is far more consistent than many cafes. Also pretty good for steaming milk to make hot chocolates for our daughter.
reliable, easy to use, makes beautiful quality coffees.


This section is used to list fundraising activities across the Shed.

It may display items on offer to the members as part of fundraising for a project or activity.

Music Appreciation

Time to choose a Name
MATS Music at the Shed (or perhaps MATH Music at the Hanger)

We are establishing a music group within the Shed. 
The objectives are:

  • Playing and learning to play music.
  • Going to Concerts and Live Music (when available and safe)
  • Watching live concerts (DVD/Blu Ray)

The first meeting will be at the Hanger at 4 PM on Tuesday 16 June.
Please contact Warren Dickins if you are interested on 0419-514-351

If you have a passion for music and/or wish to play live music, please pop along.

Leadership Group Meetings

The Exec Committee are planning to meet each month, normally the 1st Tuesday 

The members will review the minutes and action points from previous meetings, then open discussion across all aspects of the Shed operations.

The minutes are circulated to the Exec Committee members and will be attached to the Member Login page on our website

WordPress Website

Why did we change to the WordPress website option?

It was proposed that the 10 existing Men’s Sheds on the Mornington Peninsula look at a common website format and service provider. A local option has been identified using WordPress for development.

With the help of the Mornington Men’s Shed, we have created our own copy, including this Members Only section. 

This website was deemed to be far more cost-effective than continuing with the WIX option for the low level of access we had noted for the site.

Note: As of July 2023, Point Nepean, Westernport and Mornington Mens Sheds remain the active users of the arrangement. It is still a cost-effective option for the PNMSA.