National Conference

National Conference

MENZSHED NZ Regional update Marlborough, Nelson, Tasman

From: Secretary, MENZSHED NZ <>
Date: Wed., 2 May 2018, 13:17

Gidday sheds and sheddies,

The MENZSHED NZ Conference last weekend was well attended by 80+ sheddies (and some partners) from 35 NZ sheds.  There was an Aussie sheddie and two from the Australian Men’s Shed Association.  The Auckland team did us proud.  From our patch, Alan Kissell & Mike Marran (Waimea), Dave Oliver (Blenheim), David Mayes & Allan Butland (Havelock) and me (Tapawera) attended.  A summary of the conference is being prepared and will be distributed to sheds.  AGM minutes too.

I’m still filling in the regional role until a sheddie is keen to step up.  There is one offer but it will be 2-3 months yet before he can take over.

Men’s sheds are great places for making all manner of personal and community items and enjoying a natter with mates.  Men’s health is an important part of our business too.  I have established a relationship with the Health Promotion Manager at Nelson Bays Primary Health who has kindly offered to provide me with material relevant to our sheddies.  My intention is to send something each quarter that I hope you will forward on to your sheddies and pin to your noticeboard.  
Sheddies who have a Facebook account may wish to join the MENZSHED NZ forum.  We have about 60 members.  Join here
That’s it guys, happy shedding.
Roger Bowman, Secretary

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