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Newcastle Men’s Shed Fund Raiser

Caleb Walton receiving first prise of a signed Newcastle Jets Shirt from Don and Drew after purchasing a ticket at Marketown Shopping Centre.
Thank you to the “Newcastle Jets” and “The Edwards” restaurant, also the shopping centres at Waratah Village and Marketown Shopping Centre for their great support to the Newcastle Men’s Shed.

Raymond Terrace Men’s Shed visits Newcastle Men’s Shed

Raymond Terrace Men’s Shed visited our shed on 31/03/2016, this visit hightlighted the men’s shed movement should be all about, visiting and sharing of information and socialising with others.
Grahame from RTMS arranged a bus trip of about 25 members to visit both Newcastle and Belmont Men’s Shed and discuss subjects such as men’s shed business etc. The visitors were welcomed and shown around the Newcastle Men’s Shed (part of the lower ground floor of old BHP Administration Building). Many stories were heard of times spent working or attending the BHP facility during their working lifeIMG_2364xxx100_5834 100_5835 100_5836  100_5838 100_5840 100_5842 100_5843100_5837

After a short visit and collecting a goodies’ bag from Newcastle Men’s Shed they returned to the bus and continued on their trip to Belmont Men’s Shed. After they left Belmont Men’s Shed, they took the “bushy’s short cut” via Caves Beach and Green Point to Valentine Bowling Club for a bistro lunch then skirted the lake travelling home.
Thank you to young Ted’s for the photos, above recording the visit. Ted turns 91 in a couple of weeks and is very active in the Raymond Terrace Men’s Shed.
An invitation for a return visit to the Raymond Terrace Men’s Shed, was extended to all our members.

Newcastle Men’s Shed helps out for the Scouts

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The Newcastle Men’s Shed cut 9000 pieces of MDF for one of the projects  for the Australian Scout Jamboree at Cataract Scout Park NSW on the 3rd-12th January 2016. The 18 sheets of 2400 x 1200mm of MDF were delivered to the Shed on Tuesday and with all hands on deck the task was completed on Thursday, Thank you to members of the Newcastle Men’s Shed for a massive effort.  They really come to the task when needed.
Good luck with Jamboree!!!

Newcastle City Farmers Market

Newcastle Men’s Shed was invited to the Newcastle City Farmers Market on Sunday 15th November, 2015

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Newcastle Farmers Markets  A great day was had by all.

Paint the Lake REaD

Lake Macquarie families celebrated the arrival of our reading mascot, Kora on 25/10/2015 at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. A FREE family fun day for everyone – free activities free sausage sizzle and have your photo taken with our eagle mascot. Kora had a great time meeting everyone and doing a Story Walk with Susan Whelan and lots of friends. The members of the Newcastle Men’s Shed was proud to be a part of and involved with the celebrations.

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Paint the Lake REaD is a joint initiative between Lake Macquarie council and St Vincent de Paul Society’s Early Links program, which encourages preschool children to read daily.IMG_1939a

The Newcastle Men’s Shed was approached to design, develop and then to manufacture some boxes to display the books in local facilities around Lake Macquarie. After a couple of false starts, a design was settled on and the shed went into production. The Shed manufactured 20 off these display boxes and they have been presented to the Paint the Lake REaD committee at a meeting on 30th September 2015.

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For more about the journey of the Paint the Lake REaD Egg, Click here.



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The Newcastle Men’s Shed was approached by Courtney from Tubes4Boobs with a view to make some of the 80 trophies required for this event. The members of the Newcastle Men’s Shed saw this as a very worthwhile charity to support. They actually manufactured the 80 cut outs in two days.

The Newcastle Men’s Shed is proud to be involved with this local event. The “Tubes4Boobs” is organised to raise funds to support the Pink Ribbon Cancer Council Appeal.   The event is to be held on 3rd & 4th October 2015 at Dixon Park Beach.

Sunday 4th October is a fun filled day for all with “The 3 Peas Markets” hosting over 60 great stalls including rides, music, good food and local arts and crafts.

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What a great event, and it was a pleasure to be able to help out. Looking forward to being able to assist next year.


Christ Church Cathedral Flower Festival

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Newcastle Men’s Shed provided help to make the Christ Church Cathedral Flower Festival a great success.



The Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle has held its annual Flower Festival weekend on Friday September 4th to Monday September 7th inclusive. The theme for this year’s festival was “REMEMBER” – a tribute to the Centenary of ANZAC. The exhibition was created by leading florists from around Newcastle.

Thank you to all the Newcastle Men’s Members that helped out during the set up and pull down of this outstanding display. The shed contributed around 100 man hours to this project.

For more photos click here 

Father’s Day at “The Edwards”

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“The Edwards” converted their industrial garage into “NED’S SHED” a space where kids, grandkids and grownups can enjoy some hands-on activities with their favourite father figures.

The Newcastle Men’s Shed were invited to join in the activities and provided some hands-on expertise in the construction and adornment of some marvellous wooden masterpieces.

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