Win Win for Men’s Shed Portland and Whiteheads Timber Sales

There’s been lots happening at WTS Portland lately.  I recently moved to Portland and was enjoying the beautiful view over Portland Bay working from my home office on my glenara transport business.  I was loving it but about a week ago – the Manager at the Portland timber retail yard left and now I’m the new manager!  I have a great young trainee, Daniel Oberlander, who won’t stop working even if I tell him to slow down mate!  Also, my son Jack is helping out a bit.  Quite quickly we are getting the yard reorganised and have completed some earthworks which is making the whole yard bigger and better.

Geoff Kerr from the Men’s Shed came in one day this week looking for some ‘bits and pieces’ of untreated timber they could use at the local Portland Men’s shed.   I showed Geoff around the place and the topic of our non-functioning mitre saw came up.  Geoff, a retired builder, insisted on helping me out so off he went down the street and we purchased an appropriate replacement.  The next day he came in with his friend Wayne Earle and they worked together to fit the new saw up in our custom lattice making room.   Just as they finished, Jack returned from the Mt Gambier retail yard with a load of timber donated from Whitehead’s Timber Sales.

Jack Whitehead, with shop dog Jerry Whitehead and Geoff Kerr from Portland Men’s Shed

So I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Geoff and Wayne for helping me out.

The Men’s Shed is still working on getting a proper building for their work.  They have started raising money in their building fund.  I have given them some ideas and offered to sell items they make on consignment at our yard which in turn will help with the fund raising.

The Portland Men’s Shed currently have meetings on Fridays 9.30 am to 4.00 pm at Neighbourhood house, Warratah crescent.  Any enquiries contact

Portland Mens Shed Inc

38 -40 Waratah Crescent
Portland, VIC 3305
Gerry Leonard
03 5522 1180

by Tammy Whitehead, Manager Whiteheads Timber Sales – WTS Timber & Garden Portland, Victoria