Program

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 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
2019
25 Jan Aust Day Celebration with maybe Damper & Billy Tea. Option for members to talk about places they came from and why they came. Optional screen preso from Dr Michelle Simmons 2018 Australian of the year on quantum computing
1 Feb John Edge will talk about the Snowy Scheme
8 Feb Mal Gibson Psychologist will be contacted to talk to us about mental health issues for senior gentlemen
11 Feb Next Committee Meeting
15 Feb Visit/Tour to the CSIRO Discovery Centre. It will cost $10 a head and will include a Q&A session with a CSIRO Scientist
22 Feb Phil Laird to give a short talk on his US visit. Then a BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
1 Mar The Royal Life Saving Australia’s Grey Medallion Program will talk to the Shed
8 Mar Canberra Day long weekend (TBA)
15 Mar Toss Gascoigne – Experiences in The Pacific Islands
22 Mar Excursion (TBA)
29 Mar Members 10 Min Talks – BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
5 Apr
12 Apr
19 Apr Good Friday – No meeting
26 Apr ANZAC presentation – Sausage Sizzle and 10 minute talks & BBQ & Sausage Sizzle
TBA Unveiling and naming of the meeting room as Don Gruber Room (TBC)
TBA Niagara will be contacted to talk to us about blood circulation & the lymphatic system. See niagara.com.au (TBC)
TBA Visit Recycling Discovery Hub (TBC)
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 $14 ($12 if a senior) 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
War Histories – author John Coate
Fitness  – John Miller and/or Ashton Duncan of Forward Fitness
Excursions/ Visits
Canberra
Excursion to Strathnairn Art Gallery
Other local Mens Sheds
Excursion to Bureau of Meteorology
Regional
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