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Background A Shed forms Construction commences Operations commence Time to renovate Office Bearers


The impetus for the Anglesea and District Mens Shed came in the mid 2000’s when a group organised by Paul Jacklin started meeting under the umbrella of the Anglesea Community House. The numbers quickly grew as did the need for a dedicated space. This led to the start of a long term relationship with the YMCA camp as they offered the group space in a workshop on the site of the YMCA camp.

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A Shed forms

The numbers kept growing and following discusssions with the Shire and the Bowls Club the Mens Shed were allocated some land adjacent to the Bowls Club.

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Construction commences

Bob Dwyer led the shed building team using his drafting skills to layout the Shed design and over a period of 12 months the Shed was erected and fitted out with a combined metal work / wood work workshop, a community room / kitchen and of course toilets.

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Operations commence

The Anglesea & District Men’s Shed was officially opened by Mr David Koch MLC on the 22nd of March 2012 at the Anglesea Bowling Club. With many VIPs including Gayle Tierney MLC, four Surf Coast Shire councillors, members from the Australian and Victorian  Men’s Shed Association, representatives from the Department of Community Services, local community groups including some Blue Cross residents, Anglesea Community House team, and  members  from the Torquay, East Geelong, Winchelsea, Clifton Springs and Dareel men’s  sheds, there was a real buzz and excitement in the room.

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Time to renovate

As the Shed has developed we found we needed more space in the Community Room and from an OH&S perspective we need to separate the metal work area and the wood working area from each other.

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Office Bearers


2011Laurie Mason
2012Bob Dwyer
2013Bob Dwyer
2014Bob Dwyer
2015Alasdair Duke
2016Alasdair Duke
2017Ross Davey
2018Ross Davey
2019Ross Davey
2020Ross Davey
2021Ross Davey
2022Ross Davey
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Deputy Convenor

2011Bob Dwyer
2021Clive Lillywhite
2022Clive Lillywhite
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2011Doug Philipson
2012Doug Philipson
2013Doug Philipson
2014Doug Philipson
2015Doug Philipson
2016Doug Philipson
2017Doug Philipson
2018Doug Philipson
2019Doug Philipson
2020Keith Perkin
2021Keith Perkin
2022Keith Perkin
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2011Simon Clark
2012Simon Clark
2013Simon Clark
2014Simon Clark
2015Simon Clark
2016Simon Clark
2017Simon Clark
2018Jeff Wilson
2019Jeff Wilson
2020Jeff Wilson
2021Jeff Wilson
2022Jeff Wilson
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