We are a group of men from the Wallsend area which is in the city of Newcastle in NSW Australia, who volunteer their time, skills and experience to support the local region.
Our main focus is community and charitable activities for the local region, but one of the driving concepts behind Men’s sheds is to alleviate isolation and provide men with opportunities for regular social contact, ensuring a more cohesive and inclusive society, we do this by discussing Men’s health issues and act to mentor and support men of all ages, and endeavor to teach each other new skills in the men’s shed.
Our Current committee is as follows:
President: Roy Hart
Vice President: Peter Balkema
Treasurer: Jeff Gay
Secretary: Mathew Johnson
Men’s Sheds are not just for men, they are for all people who want to help with activities and raising funds to help support local repairs both in our shed and in the community.
The Blue Gum Hills Men’s Shed Women’s auxiliary is only new as well, and we encourage new members to their group. They help to raise money through various activities both at the shed and outside for our community activities. They meet once a week at the Sporties club on Thursdays at 10 am.
The Men’s Shed meet once a month at Sporties (the Wallsend Bowling Club) on the first Tuesday of the month at 6.00 pm in the meeting room (just ask at the bar).
If you are interested in finding out more about us, please get in contact with us or come along to our meetings and get to know the rest of the members. Our meetings are run as an open forum discussion group and the majority rules at the meetings.
If you would like to join, membership is $30 per year
We are a charity, so we accept donations and bequests and appreciate any support offered to us. If you wish to donate to us, it is not just money that can be given, we accept donations of wood, paint, tools and of course men who want to donate their spare time to our charity – please get in contact with us if you would like to assist in any way.