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The Dorrigo Plateau Men's Shed Incorporated

23A Myrtle Street Lane, Dorrigo, Dorrigo 2453, NSW, Australia
0432 040 310
0432 040 310
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The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the peak body representing almost 1000 Men’s Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.   (Learn more here)

AMSA was established in 2007 by the Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.

AMSA, funded by the Federal Department of Health, provides practical support to Men’s Sheds and delivera a wide range of services, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of members and reduce the number of men who are at risk from preventable health issues that may emanate from isolation

AMSA recognises as a Men’s Shed any community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisation that is accessible to all men and whose primary activity is the provision of a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects.

Dorrigo Plateau Men's Shed Inc. opened on Saturday the 14th. April 2018.

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The2020 Annual General Meeting   |  Management Committee  |  Items for sale at the shed  |  Joining the Men's Shed  | "Made in Dorrigo" |  Got a Job you want done?  |  President's Report  |  Tools sharpening service  |  Woodwork Classes  | A Note from your Honorary Secretary...  Grants








Notice of the Annual General Meeting

of The Dorrigo Plateau Men's Shed Incorporated.



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The  Dorrigo Plateau Men's Shed Management Committee:

The Dorrigo Plateau Men's Shed Incorporated is managed entirely by volunteers.

The following members are current officers and committee  for the 2018/19 term:

President:                                Peter Donnelly

Secretary and Treasurer:        Warren Brisley

Public Officer:                          Peter Donnelly

Committee Member:                John Allison

Committee Member:                Janet Butler

Committee Member:                Keith Cole

Committee Member:                Kevin Moody

Committee Member:                Alan Williams

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On Thursday the 21st November 2019, the local Federal MP Pat Conaghan visited the DPMS on the occasion of receiving a grant of federal money to upgrade the safety and health facilities of the Dorrigo Plateau Men's Shed Inc.







Items for Sale....

The Dorrigo Men's Shed has some interesting items always on sale

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....just call in to view at the Men's Shed on Tuesdays, (8am, to 12 noon), Wednesdays (9am to 1pm), or Saturdays (8am to 12 noon)

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Joining the Shed....

Would you be interested in joining the community of the Dorrigo Men's Shed Inc.?

Drop in to the shed for a chat, or contact Warren Brisley on 0432 040 310. It could be a turning point in your life!

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Woodwork Classes....

A programme of woodwork classes is held at the Dorrigo Men's Shed on Wednesdays between 9am and 1pm.

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Learning new skills...

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Made in Dorrigo.........

On the "Made in Dorrigo" market day, we shall hold a "Garage Sale" of items, most of which are "Made in Dorrigo" !

Drop in to see us!

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Got a job to be done?

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If you should need a small job done-- furniture or other repair, or some item to be made in timber or metal........ 

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...please feel  very welcome to call in to the Shed on Tuesdays or Saturdays to discuss how we might help............

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President's Report 

President’s Report delivered to a General Meeting of the Dorrigo Men’s Shed Incorporated on 23rd.June 2018:

“The Shed is now open and going well. This meeting is about the future of the Shed and its Members. I am happy to report that the shed on our watch ha a great and respectful future.
I shan’t go into history and as any person that has been in the Shed since the new committee took over will verify, there is nothing now but goodwill and regard for everyone.
In regard to ongoing expenses, “use and pay as you go” has seemed to work well and we have found that a little from everyone and donations, has put us in the situation to keep the shed operating into the foreseeable future.
The Future Fund will be reporting to the Men’s Shed on the 31.07.2018 as per the contract.
The mantra will be “The Shed for the Men”. Not “the Men for the Shed”. Jobs will only be taken on by anyone that wants to do the job, and not be delegated to anyone else.
Many thanks to all Members and the Dorrigo community for their support.

Peter Donnelly – President."

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Tools Sharpening Service

Starting in August 2018, you can bring along tools and cutting items you want sharpened to the Shed when it is open.  

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A Note from your Hon. Sec.

 Since the Dorrigo Mens Shed re-opened, many more people have joined as members.
Of course, not all members make constant use of the Shed, but we do have good use on the three days we are currently "open", (Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am to midday and Wednesdays 9 to 1 or so). .. and our coffee machine is much used!
At the most recent Committee meeting, there was comment on how harmonious these days have been, and the unanimous motion was to say:
" Thank you to all members for the regard, respect, and friendship shown  by all at the Shed".
We also noted that the separate "Future Fund", (which holds all our capital!), reported in July that so far, finding rent-free premises is a slow and uncertain process, so we continue in our rented premises in Myrtle St. Lane.
Following  the 2012 "Business Plan" for the Shed, having due regard for its non-profit status ,  and the necessity of covering rent and other expenses, it was  decided  that we should emphasise that...... "Machinery and assets can be utilised, by hiring out with appropriate pricing" .
In consequent discussion, the committee saw no problem with the shed being used in this manner even on other than those three members' days, with  provisos about safety and supervision.  It  is hoped that members of the community, tradesmen or not, are aware that the use of machinery is certainly available for hire.
Of course, one way is to just join the Shed, and re-imburse it  for materials, wear-and-tear and power used on any  private project.
Some members joined initially for that purpose, and have continued on to "Shed Projects" for the community.
We regard the Shed to be a Dorrigo Community Resource.
(Warren Brisley.. Secy/Trsr.. 0432 040 310.... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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23A Myrtle Street Lane, Dorrigo, Dorrigo 2453, NSW, Australia

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Warren Brisley (+)
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Opening hours

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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