Monday, December 19, 2016


The Members of Gosford Community Mens Shed, wish you all, a Very Merry and Safe Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

See you in the Shed in 2017
John W

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Gosford News

Acknowledgements:   Grill'd Erina for Donation of $300 for September
                                    Martyn O'Connell Donation of Fire Equipment and Signage
                                    Luke Randall for Donation of Computer and Printer

Top Photo Grill'd Presentation
Bottom Martyn O'Connell presenting Computer on behalf of Luke Randall.

There has been no further progress on obtaining Power to the Shed. The problem lays with Ausgrid giving us access from their Pole to the Shed. Hopefully this will eventually be sorted out.
Having said that, we still have to find the Money to Fund it.

Construction will close for the Christmas Holidays on Wednesday 21/12/2016 and will resume on Monday 9/1/2017.
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017 from all at Gosford
John W

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Information For Members

New Committee As Elected AGM 28.10.2016

President              John Welland
Vice President      Larry Lloyd
Secretary              Peter Jones
Treasurer              Paul Toohey
Social/Welfare      Lester Eccles
Committee            Tony Stoker
                               Colin Faithfull
                               Doug Slatter
                               Dick Watson

John Welland

Monday, October 10, 2016


The Funeral for our dear friend David Patton will be held on Thursday 13th October 2016 at 3.00pm in the Rose Chapel Creightons Ourimbah.

John W

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Information For Members

It is with much sadness that I inform you that following his recent Illness, David Patton has had his Life Support System turned off today.

David had been helping out in the new shed and was well respected by all who came in contact with him.

Having collapsed with a Brain Anurism, he was flown to RNSH in Sydney where he was operated on only to suffer a Heart Attack from which he did not recover.

Members will be advised when further information is received.

John Welland

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Information For Members

Gosford Community Mens Shed Inc.

ABN 54410678739

Will be holding its
7th Annual General Meeting
Gosford Community Men's  Shed

1 Glennie Street West, Gosford N.S.W.


28th October 2016
at 9.00 am

All are welcome to attend.

Inquiries please phone John on 0466 266 083

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Making Progress

We will be back in the Shed at 8 am Monday 12/9 starting a new week.
Last week saw us moving forward thanks to a good crew of helpers.
We have had the assistance of Allcott Hire West Gosford who have kindly donated the hire of equipment to enable us to build the frame for the Office, Meeting Room/Kitchen, Toilets and Storeroom.
Mangrove Mountain Yoga donated Insulation to line the walls and Central Coast Kitchens and Wardrobes supplied the 8x4 Cover Sheets for us to line the interior walls, Allan Hoipo donated the Timber for the Studs and Frames.
Bunnings West Gosford donated the Trailer to help us collect the materials.
A great effort from Local People who are helping us to complete this Project.
Plus a great effort from our Members especially Larry, Peter J ,Peter M, Peter L,Max,, Paul, Doug, Tony, Lester, Frank and others who gave us a hand last week,
Attached are some pics. See you in the Shed. John W

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Shed Progress

The old Location behind Coast Shelter ceased operation on Monday 5th September.
This week we have had all hands to the pump, collecting materials to begin the interior fitout.
We have to construct the Office, Meeting Room/Kitchen/ Toilets, Shower, Wash Basins and a Tool Storeroom.
We will be back tomorrow and Friday batting on. Although we do not have the Power connected yet due to a Funding Shortfall, we will make the most of what we have, taking small steps we will eventually get over the line.
Thank you to Larry, Peter J, Doug S, Paul, Frank, Tony and Dick for the extra effort that you have put in this week and to those who rolled up today to help.
It is great to see the enthuiasm from Members to assist in Building Your Shed.

See you in The Shed
John Welland

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Information for Members

The Funeral for the Late Ray Franks will be held on Monday 5th September 2016 at 12.30 p.m. at The Hillside Chapel Palmdale all are invited to attend.

On a lighter note The New Shed at the Showground was completed to Lockup Stage yesterday. We will start work on the Fitout on Monday 5/9/16. All are most welcome to come along and help.

The existing Shed will close on Friday 2/9/2016.

Thursday 1/9/2016 we will be at Bunnings West Gosford from 5.30p.m. cooking sausages for the Fathers Day Family Night do drop by and grab a FREE Sausage Sandwich and a Drink.

See you in The Shed
John Welland 0466 266 083

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Information for Members

Vale Ray Franks

It is with a sad heart that I inform you all of the passing of our dear friend Ray Franks.
After the trauma he suffered a few years ago with his Heart, Ray had a reoccurence and sadly passed away on Saturday 27/8/16.
Ray will be fondly remembered as a popular Man who helped us out whenever he could, nothing was an effort for him.
After his last episode, he still managed to attend the Shed occasionally and enjoyed the company of the other Members.
Our thoughts are with his Family on this sad occasion, he will be missed.
John Welland

Friday, July 22, 2016

Information For Members

Vale Helen Phillips
The much loved Wife of Member Morrie Phillips passed away on Monday Evening after a long battle with illness. Our thoughts are with Morrie and family at this sad time.

The Funeral is to be held at 10am Monday 25th July in the Rose Chapel at Palmdale Crematorium all Members are invited to attend to support Morrie on this sad occassion.

Therefore the SHED will be CLOSED on MONDAY 25th JULY and will  OPEN ON TUESDAY 26th JULY.

John W

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Eagles Plumbing Presents Cheque

Manager Peter Dutton presenting Cheque  to President John Welland.
Despite the inclement weather on the weekend of the Fund Raising Event put on by Eagles West Gosford , the amount of $755 was raised. The support of Peter and the Team is much appreciated.

John W


At last, the Concrete has been poured.
Watch this space.

John W

Sunday, July 10, 2016


Due to the inclement weather, the concrete pour was postponed on Friday and has been rescheduled for Tomorrow (Monday 11th July). Hopefully all will go ahead.

Our new Postal Address is P.O. Box 9370 Wyoming NSW 2250
As from 1st July 2016 Annual Membership Fees are $30 p.a. and Daily Attendance Fee is $4.00.

If you have any enquiries please phone 0466 266 083.

See you in The Shed.
John Welland

Sunday, July 3, 2016


200 Ton Fill rolled out, Plumbing installed, formwork commenced.
Concrete to be poured on Friday 8th July 2016 weather permitting.
We are in desperate need of additional funding to complete the Project. Please ring John on 0466266083 if you wish to contribute.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Community Library for Jasmaine Greens Park Kiosk

Lee Maxwell and Peter Jones delivered the Mobile Library Unit to Jasmaine Greens Park Kiosk Umina Beach on Friday 3rd June 2016.
To date we have made 8 units for Gosford Council with a further 4 to come. Another Community Project by Members of Gosford Community Mens Shed.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Eagles Plumbing Fund Raiser

Friday 27th May was a good Day at Eagles Plumbing West Gosford. Peter and Staff did a great job and the Morning was well supported.
It's on again Saturday 28th May 08.00am to 02.00pm,
Come along and support us on the Day.
See you in The Shed
John Welland

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Eagles Plumbing in conjunction with Caroma are holding a BBQ and Raffle on Friday 27th May from 07.00am to 11.00am and again on Saturday 28th May from 08.00am to 2.00pm. with the proceeds going to Gosford Community Mens Shed.
Raffle Tickets will be available for $5 each. 1st Prize a $500 Voucher . 2nd Prize a $130 Coffee Maker.
Sausage Sandwich $2, Bacon & Egg Roll $3, Cold Drinks $1.
On Saturday a competition and games will be run.
Come along and join the fun and support Gosford Mens Shed.
We have now commenced Building Works on our new Shed in the Carpark at Gosford Showgrounds and all being well we expect to have it completed by the end of August.
There is still a significant shortfall in Funding so all Donations no matter how big or small will be greatefully received.
See you in The Shed
John Welland

Thursday, May 19, 2016


The Fence is up, The Fill is on the way
We are up and running at last.
Watch this space John w.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Gosford Mens Shed. Appeal To Local Businesses.

We are in Urgent need of 75m of Temporary Fencing to secure our Building Site for 12 weeks max and Financial Assistance to cover our Shortfall in Funding.
If anyone is able to help us out in any way, can you please give me a call on 0466 266 083.
Your contributions will be greatly appreciated and acknowledged accordingly.
John Welland

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Well it is finally going to happen.
All approvals received and we will begin within the next 2 weeks.
Due to the time it has taken since the DA was approved we have lost a number of Funding opportunities which has resulted in a significant shortfall.
However, we will continue with the Project as planned and hope that good fortune will help us along the way.
Thank you for all of your support and I trust that you will be able to visit us when all is completed.
See you in The Shed.
John Welland

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Shed Update

Well, what can I say. Our DA was approved 2 years ago and we still have not been able to start.
Every way we turn we are confronted with Red Tape and additional costs.
We are trying to build an American Barn Style Shed on Crown Land in the Carpark at Gosford Showground, not a Multistorey Highrise Apartment Block in the middle of the City.
We fell short of Funds due to monies which did not materialise and now find that the Pot is dwindling as a result of extra pressures being imposed on us.
I wish to apologise to our Members in The Shed, the Community which we serve and The Coast Shelter Organisation who are trying their hardest to help us overcome our difficulties.
Hopefully, the situation will soon improve and we will be in a position to provide the venue for the benefit of Men in our Community where we can continue to provide a service for our Local Non Government Organisations, Community Centres and Members of the Public.
Please bear with us and continue your support which is very much appreciated.
Kind Regards
John Welland
President Gosford Community Mens Shed Inc.

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Attention all Seniors.
Gosford Community Mens Shed are having a Seniors Week Open Day on Friday 8th April 8am to around 3pm.
Do drop in and see what we have to offer Men in our Community to help overcome Boredom by joining a group of Men who enjoy putting their skills to use for the good of the Community.
If you don't want to get involved with the practical work, you can sit back and relax with a bottomless cuppa and enjoy the Day.
See you in The Shed.
John W

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Happy Easter to all.
Please take care on the roads over the Holiday Break.
Saturday and Sunday we will once again be cooking Sausages at Bunnings Erina. Please come along and support us.
We will be back in The Shed on Friday 1st April.
see you in The Shed
John W

Thursday, March 3, 2016

VALE Alex Solovey

It is with a sad heart that I inform Members of the passing of Alex Solovey.
Alex was a Member for many years and enjoyed sharing a joke and the occasional Ale at
'The Office" (Grange Hotel Wyoming) on a Friday after the Shed.
Alex had a good personality and will be missed by all.

Our thoughts are with Gwen and Family.
John W


Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Gosford Community Men's Shed will be holding an Open Day on Friday 11th March 2016 from 7.00am to 3.00pm.
You are cordially invited to come along and find out  what we have to offer to Men in our Community and how we assist Schools, Local Organisations and Members of the Public.
Members will be available to answer questions and demonstrate use of equipment.

 The area has been surveyed and pegged out.
Hopefully, we will be able to commence in the near future.
See you in The Shed
John W