Our lives can change unexpectedly. Some of us ask: “Where do I go to from here?” The Twin Rivers Men's Shed (TRMS) project was formed because many local people were looking for things to do, needed a workshop to help with a hobby, carpentry, engineering project, etc, or having the choice of just being a member and using the premises as needed, or attending on a weekly basis.
We provide a place for people of all ages to meet, offering companionship, support with a health issue, and introduce new skills as they voluntarily contribute to the community and private ongoing projects, enabling them to feel a sense of satisfaction, confidence, and well-being, or just to meet and chat over a cup of coffee with friends.
We are a “not for profit” organization, registered with the Australian Charities and Not–for–profits Commission. The organisation works under the banners of the Australian Men's Shed Association and the Victorian Men's Shed Association.
We meet all work-safe practices with qualified members undertaking the responsibility of ensuring all areas comply, including the Test and Tagging of all electrical equipment, Fire and Chemical Hazard prevention, safe use of all tools and equipment, food handling, and responsible serving of alcohol (for special functions).
Drugs and Alcohol are not permitted on the premises. Anyone affected by drugs or alcohol will be refused entry to the workshop area but will be assisted to help with their problem.
The new shed is now open at 1754 Princes Highway, Johnsonville. Read about the history of the new shed here.
Membership is open to people aged 15 and over, who feel they would benefit from being part of a group to form new friendships, would like to be involved in community events and projects, have the desire to help someone in need, or just to overcome the need for companionship.
The knowledge and skills possessed by our members enable us to assist community organizations, such as schools, kindergartens, fisheries, and land-care groups with manufacturing, repair, and maintenance projects that they would otherwise have difficulty achieving.
The TRMS Committee is the governing body, elected from the membership by the members, at the AGM. The current committee members are:
President: Jim Nicol
Vice President: Grover Hurle
Secretary: Greg Hayes
Treasurer: Kevin Powell
General Members: Tomas DeVoil, Chris Cox, Malcolm Chesterfield, Bob Whitworth, Michael Degracz and Brett Roulsten.