Presentation on theme: "What’s Different about Our Shed? WAMSA Conference 3 & 4 October 2012."— Presentation transcript:
What’s Different about Our Shed? WAMSA Conference 3 & 4 October 2012
AGENDA Is this a men’s shed? The Kalamunda experience This is what we did (do) Success factors Are we really any different? Any questions?
Is this a Men’s shed? “A place where blokes can meet, share stories, learn and do stuff?”
The Kalamunda Experience Public MeetingOctober 2008 Keys to the buildingApril 2009 Operations commencedAugust 2009 Shed Boss commencesJanuary 2010 Our first 100 th memberJune 2011 Limited access to Lesmurdie ShedOctober 2011 Cease operations at old ShedJuly 2012 First general meeting held in new Shed August 2012 Commence limited operations at new ShedAugust 2012 KMS obtains Health Promoting Charity status (DGR)August 2012
This is what we did (do) Started with a basic shed to capitalise on the enthusiasm (with Shire support) A Shed Boss (20hr per week), paid by the Shire Positive focus on men’s health (1/3 meetings) Performance reviews (are we meeting our objectives?) Review of corporate governance Monthly newsletters Monthly excursions Council elections (serendipity?)
Success factors Support/patronage Welcoming culture promoted Being embraced by the local community Someone responsible Regular attendance (Shed days, GM’s and other ) Strong, active, motivated committee with deputies Members willing to pitch in Clear objectives Good communications/publicity Satisfactory facility Stimulating programme