The Shed Current Program of Activities

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
20 Oct Bowling morning at Belconnen Bowling Club. Turn up at 9.30-9.45am at the Bowling Club, NOT THE SHED so that the bowls can start at 10.00am. The clubhouse will be open for refreshments & for those who would like to come along and have a chat rather than bowl. Bowlers should wear flat-soled shoes. The Club will provide bowls. (NOTE: Early in the week, the forecast for Friday is looking rather dodgy for bowls – 95% chance of showers, 3 to 8mms rain. If it’s raining, the Shed will be open, as usual, & some presentations will be arranged
27 Oct Presentation by Riverview – Ginninderry by Steven Harding
3 Nov Presentation on Antarctica and Antartica drilling by Dr Howard Brady
10 Nov Annual General Meeting followed by Pizzas
17 Nov Jenny Higgins will talk about Genealogy (study of the history of the past & present members of a family or families)
24 Nov Canberra Ministrels 10.30am in North Belconnen Uniting Church
 1 Dec Presentation by Rod Jory – Volcanoes, Tsunamis and Earthquakes
8 Dec Ghosts (TBC)
15 Dec Excursion (TBC)
22 Dec Christmas Closedown Function – Melodrama followed by BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
29 Dec Christmas / break – no Shed meeting
5 Jan New Year / break – no Shed meeting
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 $12 or $9 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
Talk by an Aircraft Safety Officer
Airport speaker or visit
Talk by someone about Yowani
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