The Management Committee

Iona West Mens Shed is administered by a Management Committee responsible for the property, finances, insurance and general running of the Men's Shed. Current Committee members are::

Chairman: Ken Whitby
Deputy Chair: Bruce Miller
Treasurer: Andrew Payne
Other members: Allen Grant, Mike Fry, John Payne, Ray Trotter, Vic Fisher, Rev Nathan Barton
Coordinator: Chris McAdam
Committee Secretary: Bronwyn Grannall

One of Iona West's founding members, Mike Fry


Why a Men's Shed?

Problems with men's health, isolation, loneliness and depression are looming as major health issues for men. Men's sheds can play a significant and practical role in addressing these and other men's issues, helping to connect men with their communities and mainstream society and at the same time acting as a catalyst in stimulating their community's economic activities.


Mensheds Australia's vision

To address the issues of men’s health (physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being) in the community.
• To engage men of all ages, differently-abled, youth, veterans and other groups of men of the communities in regional, rural, remote and urban areas;
• To support the social interaction of men in transitional periods (e.g. redundancy, bereavement, retirement, ill health, relocation, divorce, respite dare) in a non-exclusive, non-judgemental way;
• To share, disseminate and preserve the skills, abilities and interests that are relevant to the community.

In pursuing our vision, we commit to the following values:

• Compassion and empathy in serving men in all communities,
• Sincerity and devotion to improving of men’s health,
• Honesty and integrity in all our activities,
• Reliability and trustworthiness in delivering on our promises,
• Responsiveness to the needs of men, their families and their communities,
• Wisdom in applying technology and innovation,
• Respect for the value added by teamwork and participation to life-long learning,
• Appreciation of the value of contributions by partners and sponsors,
• Responsibility and generosity in giving back to the community.

To find out more ...

... or to become involved in the Iona West Mens Shed, contact:

Ken Whitby

4952 3845

Chris McAdam

0432 983 181



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