The Shed Current Meeting Program

The following is the future program covering our presentations, trips and activities. If there is an excursion on a particular Friday there may be no one at the Shed.

However we open the Shed on such occasions for those who wish to just socialise rather than go on a trip, so it is likely there will be some people there. Check the most recent newsletter.

For the Walks see further details on the Walking Activities page. For regular morning cycling around Belco & North Canb with coffee on shores of Lake Ginninderra see the Cycling page.

For an excel version of the program, past and present download HERE. Includes attendances in separate column

Date Description
Note that many items below are only planned and the actual subject of talks or excursions may vary. TBC or TBA means the speaker or event To Be Confirmed or Advised
22 Jun Marie Sinstead-Reid from the Australian Electoral Commission will be talking about the ACT’s electoral system
29 Jun Mike Dwyer will talk about life on a sheep and cattle station in the 1960 plus BBQ & Sausage Sizzle / Soup / Curries
6 Jul Excursion to the Canberra Museum and Gallery (TBC)
13 Jul United Nations talk by Major General Smith retired
20 Jul
27 Jul Emma Turner, Red Cross ACT will speak to us about the work of the Red Cross in this region, plus a BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
3 Aug Bob Miller will talk about his ‘Ride Across Australia’ in 2014. Leaving Perth on 22 March Bob arrived in Canberra (via Bondi) on the 24th May having cycled 5,000 kms
10 Aug
17 Aug Talk by Jenny Higgins on Trove
24 Aug
31 Aug 10 Minute Talks by Members, 10th Anniversary of Melba Shed with a BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
2nd Wed each month 11.30-12.30PM
Lunchtime MelodiesJoint Venture between Ginninderra Rotary & Belconnen Raiders Club – 2nd Wed each month between 11.30-12.30PM at Raiders Belconnen (Kippax), gold coin donation – includes various bands, choirs, individuals, films: coffee, tea & option of $13 or $10 seniors lunch after.
Future Planning – Note that items below are only for consideration. Any persons named are only indicative of the type of speaker that the Shed may invite – For walks/cycling see the Walking Activities page | Cycling Activities page
A Quiz day
Talk on DNA, genetics & the human genome
Airport speaker or visit
Bob Miller – Archaeological photography, & cycling across the Nullabor
War Histories – author John Coate
Fitness  – John Miller and/or Ashton Duncan of Forward Fitness
High profile sportsman/sportswoman
Photographer to be sought to talk on best way to use mobile phone cameras
Excursions/ Visits
Excursion to Strathnairn Art Gallery
Other local Mens Sheds
Excursion to Bureau of Meteorology
Excursion to CSIRO
Visit Rocky Hill War Memorial & Museum at Goulburn depending on opening hours. See also
Yass area inc Hume’s Cottage, Cooma Cottage, Nat’l Trust, 756 Yass Va Way – Adlts $5, Senr/Conces $3
Yass & District Historical Society MuseumYass Railway Museum
Winery Excursion (Local Wineries)
Railway Workshops Goulburn (actually called Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre)
Return excursion to the Age of Fishes Museum at Canowindra