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A Message from the President

A Message from the President
November 11, 2022

Welcome Lisa Harris.

I am delighted to announce Lisa has been appointed as Secretary to the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA). These are exciting times for the SMSA and our members.

Lisa brings to this role a wealth of relevant experience to guide the SMSA to our 200th year and beyond. She has many years of experience working in member-based Associations and brings expertise in commercial, corporate, media, sales and marketing and recognises challenges and opportunities.

The Board and I are looking forward to working with Lisa to ensure the Sydney Mechanics’ School of the Arts continues to deliver and develop services for our members and the wider community.

We are thrilled that Lisa has joined the SMSA and look forward to exciting times and future growth.

Please feel free to contact me, the SMSA staff will provide my contact details.

Kindest regards,

Winsome Allen, SMSA Board President


When you join SMSA as member, you get a wide range of benefits.

Access to the SMSA Library

We are home to a unique collection of books, a highlight being our Mystery and Crime section.

Able to borrow from the Tom Keneally Centre

We are honoured to be the home of Tom Keneally’s personal collection of books, many of which have been used as research for his own works.

Access to member only events

Join a members group, share your passions, learn new skills, make new friends and get involved.

Access to member only activities such as members groups

We provide a variety of member only events, these are relaxed social occasions to have fun and make new friends.

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