Welcome to the Tweed Heads Community Men's Shed

About Tweed Heads Community Men's Shed

The Tweed Heads Community Men's Shed provides a social and productive space for members to gather, work on individual projects, and contribute to community initiatives. It's a place where younger and older members collaborate, exchanging skills and stories while fostering camaraderie and self-worth.

Activities and Programs

Members engage in various activities such as woodwork, metalwork, card games, computer training, and market management. Working together enhances well-being and provides opportunities for skill development.

Regular guest speakers cover topics including health, social security, and personal safety, enriching members' knowledge and awareness.

Social outings are also organized, inviting members to bring along their partners for enjoyable experiences.

Joining the Shed

To join or inquire about the Shed, contact us at 0401 018 713 or download the membership form from the "Become a Member"

About the Shed

Established on June 20, 2012, the Tweed Heads Community Men's Shed is a spacious facility comprising a workshop, computer training room, social room, and office. Its mission is to promote members' health and well-being by providing a supportive environment for pursuing hobbies, learning new skills, and contributing to the community.

The Shed is open Monday to Thursday, from 7:30 am to 12 noon. Morning tea is served at 10 am, providing a chance for members to socialize. Lunch is available on Tuesdays for a small fee, served around 11:30 am.

Location

Visit us at 8 Park Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2486 (West side of Recreation Street Park, near PCYC).

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Shed News 18th June

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Men's Shed Workshop Update



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Tweed Heads Community Men's Shed Supports Local Palliative Care

Meredith Dennis, the president of Tweed Palliative Support Inc. (TPS), recently visited the Tweed Heads Community Men's Shed to deliver an insightful talk. Her presentation covered the Tweed Palliative Support's history, the range of palliative care services they provide, and the day-to-day operations that keep this essential service running. She also spoke about obtaining Wedgetail Retreat, highlighting what a wonderful service this is to the community. This event served as a valuable opportunity for community members to learn more about the crucial support TPS offers to Tweed Valley residents facing life-limiting illnesses.

Tweed Palliative Support is a community-run organization dedicated to providing comprehensive care for those with palliative needs. Founded on the idea of offering compassionate support to patients, families, and carers, TPS goes beyond traditional medical care. Their services include:

24/7 Inpatient Care at Wedgetail Retreat: NSW's only adult hospice, Wedgetail Retreat offers a peaceful and supportive environment for those nearing the end of life.

Home-Based Palliative Care: For individuals who wish to remain in their homes, TPS provides a range of services, including assistance with personal care, transportation to appointments, and loaning medical equipment.

Support Groups and Counseling: Recognizing the emotional challenges faced by patients and their loved ones, TPS offers support groups and counseling services.

In recognition of the invaluable services provided by Tweed Palliative Support Inc., John Bridgehouse, the president of the Tweed Heads Community Men's Shed Inc. presented Meredith Dennis with a check for $500. This contribution will directly support the ongoing work of TPS and ensure they can continue their impactful work within the Tweed Valley community.

For more information about Tweed Palliative Support Inc. and their services, please visit their website at Tweed Palliative Support.



AED Upgrade to the Latest Standard

The Tweed Heads Men's Shed is excited to announce the recent upgrade of our Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the latest standard. This significant enhancement is set to benefit not only our members but also the broader community, particularly those attending the bustling market held every Sunday alongside our shed.

Enhanced Safety for All

An AED is a critical device in emergency situations involving cardiac arrest, providing a much-needed lifeline until professional medical help arrives. The upgraded AED comes with the latest technology, ensuring it is more efficient and user-friendly. This means quicker response times and a higher likelihood of saving lives in the event of an emergency.

Benefits to the Men's Shed Members

Our members, who regularly engage in various activities and projects, now have an added layer of security. Knowing that a state-of-the-art AED is readily available brings peace of mind, allowing everyone to focus on their tasks and hobbies without the constant worry of what to do in a cardiac emergency. The upgraded AED is also easier to use, with clear instructions and prompts, making it accessible even to those with minimal training.

Enhanced Safety at the Sunday Market

The Sunday market attracts a diverse crowd, including families, elderly visitors, and vendors. With the upgraded AED in close proximity, the safety of everyone attending the market is significantly increased. In a crowded and active environment, quick access to a reliable AED can make all the difference. This upgrade ensures that in the critical minutes following a cardiac event, effective intervention is possible.

Community Impact

Having an AED close by, particularly one that meets the latest standards, greatly enhances the safety infrastructure of our community. It reassures everyone that we are prepared to handle emergencies swiftly and effectively. This proactive step demonstrates our commitment to the well-being of our members and the public, fostering a safer and more secure environment for all.

The Tweed Heads Men's Shed is proud to take this step towards greater community safety and health. We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with the location and use of the AED, and we remain committed to providing a safe space for both our members and visitors.

For more information on emergency first aid, please visit our Emergency First Aid Guide.

CIJ Title: Mens Shed Plans Festive "Christmas in July" Dinner at Seagulls Club

Joe has come through again with this year's much-anticipated Christmas in July Dinner! Mark your calendars and get ready for a festive evening filled with cheer and holiday spirit. Below are all the details for this upcoming event.

Date: 25 July
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Seagulls Club, Lake View Room

Cost: $10 per person

Booking:Booking open from 11th June

Join us for a delightful celebration featuring a traditional Christmas menu complete with roast turkey or roast beef. Dessert will be Pudding or Pavlova.

The evening will be packed with entertainment, It's the perfect opportunity to come together and enjoy the warmth and joy of the holiday season, even in July.

Don't miss out on this fantastic event organized by Joe, who has put in tremendous effort to ensure a memorable experience for all. Be sure to bring your friends and family along for a night of fun, food, and festive festivities.

We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating Christmas in July together!

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Sunday Markets

Fantastic Day at the Markets

The Tweed Heads Market, organized by the Tweed Heads Men's Shed last Sunday, was a resounding success. With the Swap Meet and Cooly Rocks On events happening simultaneously, the atmosphere was vibrant and lively. The weather contributed significantly, offering a beautiful sunny winter's day, perfect for an outdoor market.

Many new stalls were available for the public to explore, showcasing a variety of new offerings. The members of the Men's Shed did a fantastic job ensuring everything ran smoothly, further enhancing the experience for all attendees. The success of this market day has set high expectations for future events.

Here's hoping for more good weather on the weekends to continue the success of our ongoing markets.

Sunday Market Website

Upcomming Events

Christmass in July

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Joe has come through again with this year's much-anticipated Christmas in July Dinner! Mark your calendars and get ready for a festive evening filled with cheer and holiday spirit. Below are all the details for this upcoming event.

Date: 25 July
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Seagulls Club, Lake View Room

Cost: $10 per person

Booking:Booking open from 11th June

Join us for a delightful celebration featuring a traditional Christmas menu complete with roast turkey or roast beef. Dessert will be Pudding or Pavlova.

The evening will be packed with entertainment, It's the perfect opportunity to come together and enjoy the warmth and joy of the holiday season, even in July.

Don't miss out on this fantastic event organized by Joe, who has put in tremendous effort to ensure a memorable experience for all. Be sure to bring your friends and family along for a night of fun, food, and festive festivities.

We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating Christmas in July together!


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Men's Shed: Building Community Through Projects

In communities around Australia, Men's Sheds have become vital hubs for camaraderie, skill-sharing, and community service. These communal spaces provide a haven for individuals to work on personal projects, but they also serve a greater purpose – giving back to the community through various initiatives.

At the heart of every Men's Shed is a diverse group of individuals, each with their own unique skills and talents. Whether it's woodworking, metalworking, gardening, or any other craft, members come together to pursue their passions and hone their skills in a supportive environment.

However, beyond the individual pursuits, Men's Sheds also engage in projects that benefit the wider community. These projects range from small-scale initiatives to large-scale community endeavors, all aimed at making a positive impact on the lives of others.

One of the core principles of Men's Sheds is their commitment to community service. Members understand the importance of giving back and strive to be a positive asset to their neighbourhoods. This ethos is reflected in the various community projects undertaken by Men's Sheds across Australia.

From building Mud Kitchens for local childcare facilities, to constructing and refurbishing old furniture for members of the public, Men's Sheds contribute their time, skills, and resources to enhance public spaces and promote community well-being. These projects not only beautify the surroundings but also foster a sense of pride and ownership among community members.

Crucially, Men's Sheds operate on a non-profit basis. While they do not charge for their services, they may accept donations to support their project

To witness the fruits of our efforts, visit our Project Gallery.

Becoming a Member

What is the Tweed Heads Community Men's Shed? The Men's Shed movement has become one of the most powerful tools in addressing health and well-being, helping members to once again become valued and productive members of our community.

Each shed is different, and it is up to the members to decide on what activities take place. In our Shed, we do woodwork and metalwork, play cards, learn about computers, and manage the local market.

Our Aims are to:

We have guest speakers with a wide variety of topics covered, including health issues, social security, personal safety, etc.

There are regular social outings, where members can enjoy the day's activities and get a chance to see how other Men's Sheds operate.

If you would like to join or find out more about the Shed, call the Shed on 0401 018 713.

For mobile users, follow the link below to view the Membership Form. To download it, use the Desktop Link:

THCMS - Supporting the Community and Charities

Operating as a Non-For-Profit Organisation

The Men's Shed operates as a thriving non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a sense of community, camaraderie, and purpose among its members.

Tax-Deductible Donations

We take pride in being a not-for-profit entity, ensuring that any donations over the value of $2 are tax-deductible for our generous supporters. These donations play a pivotal role in sustaining our operation and furthering our commitment to community development.

Supporting Core Initiatives

Every dollar donated to the Men's Shed supports our core initiatives, covering essential running costs to maintain an accessible, safe, and well-equipped space for all our members.

Community Impact

Our community projects, funded by these donations, enable us to make a positive impact in the lives of others while giving back to the community that has supported us over the years.

Providing Purpose for Retired Members

We provide retired members with a healthy and engaging activity within a safe environment. The Men's Shed serves as more than just a workshop; it's a place for socializing, sharing experiences, and finding purpose in post-retirement years.

Tool Donations

In addition to monetary donations, we gladly accept tool donations, which are given a second life through our Sunday markets. Proceeds from these sales contribute to the sustainability of our organization.

Supporting Other Charitable Organizations

We allocate funds to assist other charitable organizations, carefully considering all requests to contribute positively beyond our immediate community.

Conclusion

The Men's Shed relies on the generosity of donors and community support to make a meaningful difference. Tax-deductible donations keep our workshop operational, support community projects, provide fulfilling activities for retired members, and give tools a second chance at life. Your support is instrumental in achieving these goals and creating a better, more connected community for all.

For more information and download forms, pleas visit Charity Support. Here, you can discover the various ways we generate the resources needed to continue our charitable work and empower our community. Your support is essential in helping us make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

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Contact Us

  • Phone: 0401 018 713
  • e-mail: thcmshed@gmail.com
  • Tweed Heads Markets
  • Tweed heads Mens Shed Group Facebook
  • Address: 8 Park St. Tweed Heads NSW 2485
  • Web Administrator e-mail: web_admin@thcms.org.au
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