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A Look Ahead at Vincent Community Shed in 2024

Since 2013:

In the heart of North Perth in the City of Vincent, Western Australia, a vibrant community centre and workshop has been making waves and fostering camaraderie for a decade. As we bid farewell to a memorable year at Vincent Men’s Shed, where we celebrated our 10th anniversary with a heart warming festive lunch, we extend our deepest gratitude to the incredible individuals who have contributed to our success. Looking forward to 2024, we are thrilled to share the exciting news of our transformation into Vincent Community Shed. This evolution marks a new chapter in our commitment to building a stronger, more inclusive community.

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Reflecting on 2023:

The end-of-year festive lunch served as a momentous occasion to reflect on the milestones achieved by Vincent Men’s Shed throughout 2023. It was an opportunity to express our sincere thanks to the community members who joined us in this journey. The 10th anniversary celebration in collaboration with North Perth Community Garden was a testament to the unwavering support and dedication of our volunteers, participants, and supporters. From woodworking projects to community events, every endeavour was a building block in the creation of a tight-knit, supportive community.

10th birthday in 2024

A Heartfelt Thank You:

Our heartfelt thanks go out to each person who played a role in the success of Vincent Men’s Shed during our 10th anniversary year. Whether you picked up a hammer, shared your skills, or simply joined us for a cup of coffee and a chat, your contribution has been invaluable. It is the collective efforts of our community that have made Vincent Men’s Shed a welcoming space for individuals to learn, grow, and connect.

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Anticipating 2024:

As we stand on the threshold of a new year, we eagerly anticipate the exciting transformation of Vincent Men’s Shed into Vincent Community Shed in 2024. This evolution reflects our commitment to expanding our reach and impact within the community. Vincent Community Shed will not only continue the legacy of skill-building and creative endeavours but will also emphasise a broader vision of community engagement.


The Birth of Vincent Community Shed:

Vincent Community Shed will build upon the strong foundation laid by Vincent Men’s Shed, introducing new initiatives to welcome a more diverse audience. Our goal is to create a hub that transcends boundaries and embraces our entire community. From woodworking and metalworking to community presentations and educational workshops, Vincent Community Shed aims to be a dynamic space that fosters collaboration and mutual support.


Your Continued Support Matters:

As we embark on this transformative journey, your continued support and participation are more crucial than ever. Whether you’re a seasoned VMS member or someone considering joining for the first time, Vincent Community Shed welcomes you. Together, we will shape a vibrant North Perth community that thrives on shared experiences, shared skills, and shared dreams.


In closing, we express our gratitude once again to the incredible community that has made Vincent Men’s Shed a beacon of camaraderie and skill-sharing in the City of Vincent and North Perth. As we step into the future as Vincent Community Shed, we do so with the knowledge that our collective efforts will continue to shape a community where everyone feels welcome and valued. Here’s to a year of growth, collaboration, and the boundless possibilities that await us in 2024 and beyond.

10th Anniversary Celebration 28th October 2023

Calling all members, family, and friends! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28th, 2023, starting at 11:30 AM.

Vincent Men’s Shed and North Perth Community Garden are thrilled to celebrate our 10th Anniversary this year, 2023. To commemorate this milestone, we are holding a special event at the shed and garden.

There will be special visits from our esteemed local dignitaries, free sizzling sausages, free coffee truck with your favorite brews, a scrumptious celebration cake, and more!

The event is entirely free, and we would love to see you there. Let’s make this celebration an unforgettable day!

The shed will remain open as usual during the event, with accompanied tours of the shed for anyone interested in seeing what we do.

October 2023 marks the 10 year anniversary of Vincent Men's Shed and North Perth Community Garden.


Vincent Men’s Shed Notice of a General Meeting

A special GENERAL MEETING for the Vincent Men’s Shed will be held at VMS, 10 Farmer Street North Perth, on Thursday the 12th of October 2023 at 17.30.

1. To change the name of the Vincent Men’s Shed to Vincent Community Shed
2. Adoption of the amended rule

All members are encouraged to attent. A financial member may appoint an individual who is also financial as proxy for the meeting if you are unable to attend in person. Please check your email for the proxy document.

AGM on Thursday 3rd August 2023

The Vincent Men’s Shed 2023 Annual General Meeting AGM will be held on Thursday August 3rd 2023 at 1730 5.30pm at VMS, 10 Farmer Street, North Perth, Western Australia. All members are welcome to attend.

VMS First Aid Training Grant

Vincent Men’s Shed Safety Grant

Members’ safety is a top priority here at Vincent Men’s Shed and we are always looking for ways make the Shed a great place to get together and safely work on a wide range of projects. Our latest safety initiative is to have all our Day Managers undertake a St John of God one-day first aid training course.

The training is being paid for through a successful application to the Lotterywest program administered by Men’s Sheds of WA.

We expect to have all Day Managers complete the training by the end of the year 2022.

VMS Double Vaccination requirement from 31st January 2022

Dear Members

After the overwhelming response to the latest survey re; vaccinations and the shed The survey results stated 80% of members agreed to:-

“The Vincent Men’s Shed implement a policy that all members need to be double vaccinated to attend the shed.”

With that mandate the Vincent Men’s Shed committee will implement a procedure
that from the 31st January 2022 all members attending the shed at 10 Farmer Street, North Perth will need to be double vaccinated.

To implement this procedure members will need to show their vaccination certificate.
Once this has been done the members name will be ticked off the register and a pink and white dot will be placed on the members name tag. This will be a one off thing for members. It will be the responsibility of the day manager after the 31st January 2022 to ensure all members attending the shed that the appropriate sticker is on their name badge.

The following members will be responsible for the register and placing the sticker on the name badge:-
Monday Roy Haagman
Tuesday Lynton Hebiton
Thursday Ross Boulter
Saturday Either one of the above three.
The VMS Committee asks all members to please accept the new procedure and will not except any bad behaviour whether verbal or not.
If you send an email copy I will pass on to the members previously mentioned for approval.

Roy Haagman
Chairman for and on behalf of the VMS committee

Christmas 2021 and New Year 2022 opening times

Dear Members,

We would like to remind you all the shed workshop is closed on Saturday 11th December 2021 for the annual Christmas lunch which starts at 12 noon.

We will be open as usual on Saturday the 18th of December 2021. This will be the last day for the Christmas close and we will reopen on Monday 10th January 2022.

For those not attending the Christmas party the committee wishes you a merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

February 2021 COVID-19 Shed Closures

Hello Members,
following the announcement by WA Premier Mark McGowan, Vincent Men’s Shed will be closed for the coming week due to the current COVID19 lockdown. At this stage we intend to reopen on Saturday February 6th 2021 if permitted. The shed is closed for the Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd, Thursday 4th of February 2021 sessions. Please check your emails and Facebook for further announcements.
VMS Committee, January 31st 2021.

SafeWA Visitor Compliance

Starting Thursday December 10th 2020 Vincent Men’s Shed will comply with the SafeWA visitor tracing system. VMS members must continue to use the Tag On system for our records. Additionally for COVID19 tracing reasons, all visitors including VMS members must use the official SafeWA phone app to log their visit. Our Tag On screen displays the VMS SafeWA QR code. Please ensure members, guests and every visitor comply with these requirements during every visit.

Download the app:

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