March 2018 Newsletter


President Bob Small has circulated the March 2018 Newsletter to all members, and of course it will be of interest to others (considering joining?).

You can download it here=> NEWSLETTER MARCH 2018.

Read about:

  • The make up of the new committee (well done guys);
  • Finance report (healthy);
  • The Men’s Shed Garden (flourishing!);
  • Project updates (including Tony’s fantastic efforts with the Christmas trees, and an intriguing member’s project);
  • Heat policy;
  • Volunteers needed (for projects generally, but especially for the Bunnings BBQ);
  • Computer training (come on, now is the time to update yourself!);
  • Upcoming events and courses (welding anyone?);
  • and last but perhaps the most important, A Safety Message.


Garden progress


Willing worker Alex is putting the finishing touches to the new garden shed at the SPUC Men’s Shed garden.

Great work from Dermot, John, Rod, Bob, Steve and many others has brought the veggie garden to the stage where numerous plantings are in place, including chillis, cabbages, tomatoes, capsicums, and various herbs.

Well done to all contributors. Check out our facebook site for more photos.

Port Melbourne Metalworking Shed

Port Melbourne Metalworking Shed at National Storage

Port Melbourne Metalworking Shed at National Storage

Work has started on converting the Port Melbourne Metalworking Shed at National Storage, corner of Salmon Street and Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne, into a fully equipped machine shop.

National Storage have generously donated the use of one of their sheds for the past 3 years and have recently agreed to allow us to use it for metalworking.

We have cleaned it out and recently purchased and installed a new lathe and mill complete with tooling etc.

The next step is to upgrade the wiring and lighting and set up a welding bay.

We expect to have the shed operational in December.

Please contact Rod Hall (0409 055 885) for further information or if you would like to get involved in setting the shed up.

Fix-It Services

Fixing wood dowels on a broken chair

Fixing wood dowels on a broken chair

The Port Phillip Men’s Shed Association provides a free “fix it” service to members of the local community.

We will advise on and/or repair any non-electrical items you may have which need attention.

This ranges from simply tightening a loose broom or mop to repairing broken chairs etc.

We also repair simple children’s toys for kindergartens or schools.

The service is provided to members of the local Port Phillip community free of charge unless there are significant material costs in which case we charge only for materials purchased and used specifically on your project.

So if you’re trolley has a loose wheel or your chair is a bit wobbly bring it down to the SPUC shed on a Saturday and we’ll do our best to fix it.