November’s Guest Speaker

Joining us this month is Aoife Berenger from Care Financial Services. CareFS is a community organisation which aims to help lower income consumers manage their finances and overcome debt. Aoife spoke to an attentive audience of over 50 Shedders and left us with some very good advice for managing our money and lowering those skyrocketing utility bills.

If anyone needs assistance paying bills, managing their budget or dealing with problem gambling, Care can probably help.

You can call them on 1800 007 007 or visit


Visit to Mugga Lane Solar Park

Today we had an electrifying (sorry) tour of the Mugga Way Solar park hosted  by the friendly and professional Yas Karunatilake of Maoneng Australia. The Park has nearly 50,000 panels and generates enough clean, renewable energy to power 2500 homes.


It was a great morning and the 20 members who attended learned a lot about the ACT’s solar power initiatives.

Charlie “retires” from TMS

We celebrated the end of an era this week with the last visit to the Shed by one of our stalwarts, Charlie Crossley. Charlie has been attending  TMS for many years and was a leadering Cribbage player, always happy to teach and tutor newcomers to the game.

Charlie sharing his farewell cakes with the crowd

One of many delicious treats!

Be Safe from Scams

Our next Guest Speaker at the Shed will be Lina Webber, Community Liaison Officer from the AFP who will talk about Scams and Personal Safety. Should be a great presentation and of value to all members. See you on Tuesday 12th of September at the Shed.



A great talk by Craig Allen

Shed Members were treated to a terrific talk by local ABC journalist and news presenter, Craig Allen today. Craig shared some of his experiences working in the media from the Thredbo landslide disaster 20 years ago to the changing face of media in today’s digital age. He also talked about his decision to go public about his battles with depression and anxiety and how that has affected his life and work


He gave a great talk and answered questions about the media industry with great honesty and candor. We also found out that he’s a woodworker of some accomplishment and brought in some of his work share with the Members.


Craig in full flight (L)  and receiving the thanks of the members in the form of a presentation box!

Photos by Joe Mangion.

Craig Allen – Guest Speaker

Our next Guest Speaker on Tuesday the 8th of August will be Craig Allen, ABC Journalist and News Presenter. Craig will talk to the Shed on his experiences in the media and will lead a lively discussion on what it’s like to report on the events in Australia and around the world. Should be a great talk!


For a little background on Craig, you can visit