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
15 Dec An excursion to Brian O’Donnell’s Phone museum. This will require several volunteers to drive people to Mawson. The plan is to depart the Shed at 9.30am. Upon arrival at Mawson, we will split into two groups because of space constraints. Group 1 will go with Brian for an introduction while Group 2 enjoys a cup of tea or coffee. They will then swap around. We plan to depart at noon to return to Melba.
22 Dec Christmas Closedown Function – Old Time Melodrama followed by BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
29 Dec Christmas / break – no Shed meeting
5 Jan New Year / break – no Shed meeting
12 Jan Coffee morning at Raiders Club in Kippax
19 Jan Sports history presentation (TBC)
26 Jan Australia Day Public Holiday – No Shed meeting
2 Feb Presentation from Ray Osmotherly on The Story of Australian Cinema
9 Feb Excursion to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Startstruck Exhibition
16 Feb  TBA
13 Feb BBQ & Sausage Sizzle and Bocce competition (eh wot !!!)
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
Excursion to Towrang Convict Stockade with commentary by John Jervis. Towrang Convict Stockade, Associated Sites & Road Formations
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)
Fossil excursion to Wee Jasper
Return excursion to the Age of Fishes Museum at Canowindra