Drought Challenge

The Yass Valley Men’s Shed (YVMS) challenges all Men’s Sheds around Australia to each donate $1,000 to the national drought assistance effort.  We are donating our funds to our local Lions Club which will pass it on to the Lion National Drought Assistance fund they are running.  The benefit of the Lion’s solution is that (a) there will be one quite close to all Sheds and (b) they do not have overheads or management fees – so all funds collected will actually go to the people who need the assistance.

 Any readers who respond to this call by making a donation are requested to let us know that you have done so in order that we can evaluate the effectiveness of this initiative.  If it is successful, it could form the basis of future responses to major national disasters so a coordinated national Men’s Shed financial response can be mounted.  Please let us know by email to secretary@yassmensshed.org.au and include the name of the donor and the amount donated. 

If you would like to donate directly, you could make  a donation (amount is entirely up to you) to our Yass Valley Men’s Shed dedicated Drought Relief Bank Account as follows:  BSB:  032 771;   Account Number:  213983;   Account Name:  Yass Valley Men’s Shed;   Bank:  WESTPAC. 

We will be forwarding all donations we receive to the nationally coordinated Lions Club “Need for Feed” project.  We have chosen them because all dollars raised will go where they are needed.  No Fees, No Overheads.

Many thanks

Wayne Stuart,  Secretary YVMS


Donations made by Men’s Sheds are listed  in order of receipt of that information.

This list identifies donations made – and does not claim to be a listing of any particular Shed’s response to the Challenge.

Shed Participating State Amount $ Recipient of Donation Finalised /Interim
Tweed Heads NSW 3,250.00 Detail not provided F
Yass Valley Men’s Shed NSW 3,665.36 Lions I
Albany WA 7,000.00 CWA F
Chiltern & District Men’s Shed Vic 1,100.00 Detail not provided F
Hobson’s Bay Vic 1,000.00 Detail not provided F
Glen Innes NSW 1,000.00 Detail not provided F
Melba Men’s Shed ACT 1,166.00 Rotary Drought Fund F
Muswellbrook Men’s Shed NSW 15,000.00 Lions F
Tuross Head Men’s Shed NSW 582.00 Detail not provided F
Nowra Men’s Shed NSW 2,100.00 Lions via YVMS F
Giralang/Kaleen Men’s Shed ACT 1,000.80 Lions F
Inverloch VIC Challenge accepted
Rutherglen VIC Challenge accepted
Wahgunyah VIC Challenge accepted
Corowa VIC Challenge accepted
Castlemaine VIC Challenge accepted
Guilderton VIC Challenge accepted
Totals (so far) $36,864.16 I

This listing is current on 14 September 2018 and will be updated as more information is provided