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AMSA Governance Review (2017) Evaluation

The Australian Men’s Shed Association was established to provide support for the development and ongoing management of Men’s Sheds around Australia.

Since 2010 over 700 new Men’s Sheds have opened with this support, and the organisation now services almost 1000 members nationally – with all activities underpinned by a mission to advance an effective Men’s Shed movement; strengthening communities and bringing men together to facilitate positive lifestyle choices and outcomes.

During 2017, the AMSA Board and Executive Team reviewed the organisation’s direction, structure and governance to ensure AMSA is positioned well in its purpose to support Men’s Sheds.

This review incorporated the development of a new strategic direction (AMSA’s Framework for the Future 2017 – 2019) and a proposal for a revised Constitution and associated By-Laws (the ‘2017 Proposal’).

The 2017 Proposal was written with the intent to deliver on two key objectives in order to reassert the organisation’s grassroots heritage and empower Men’s Sheds as independent entities:

  • Refine a modernised, short form constitution complemented by governing documentation to meet the five pillars of governance standards recommended by the ACNC; and
  • Review By-Laws to ensure they are consistent, relevant and support the achievement of AMSA’s mission to advance an effective Men’s Shed movement to strengthen communities and improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Australian men.

In September 2017,  we published a notice of the proposed AMSA Constitution and associated governance documents with a request for comment and feedback.

Please download the Evaluation Report and suite of feedback received, available below.

AMSA Governance Review (2017) Evaluation Report

Responses

  1. WAMSA Response to Proposed Constitution
  2. VMSA Response to Proposed Constitution
  3. TMSA Response to Proposed Constitution
  4. QMSA Response to Proposed Constitution
  5. Carina Men’s Shed Input to QMSA Response to Proposed Constitution
  6. Denman & District Men’s Shed Letter of Support
  7. Dunedoo Men’s Shed Response to Proposed Constitution
  8. Lower Mountains Men’s Shed Inc Letter of Support
  9. Men’s Shed Labrador Inc Response to Proposed Constitution
  10. Napean Men’s Shed Response to Proposed Constitution
  11. Penguin Men’s Shed Response to Proposed Constitution
  12. Samford Area Men’s Shed Response to Proposed Constitution
  13. Shed West Response to Proposed Constitution
  14. B Thomas Independent Response to Proposed Constitution
  15. J Greatrex Independent Response to Proposed Constitution
  16. J Thornton Independent Response to Proposed Constitution