Vehicle Out of Service
to SIRA Candidates
Island Rural Fire Brigade AGM Notice
Offshore Wine Syndicate Tasting
Dragon Wharf Sale Results
Local Contact Guide
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You can contact
Gwyn Perkins by email at email@example.com
Here is the list of
Candidates who have been nominated for positions on the SIRA Committee
COMMITTEE ELECTIONS 2014
Nominations closed Sunday, February 23 as advised in the notice sent to
residents on Sunday, February 2.
Elections will be held at the AGM this Sunday, March 2 at 3pm in the
Community Hall and will be by written ballot.
There are 24 Candidates, with varying views, for a total of 15
positions and we encourage everyone to attend to cast their vote.
Those who wish to vote need to be financial (paid up) SIRA members.
Here is the Agenda to download and print to bring to the meeting AGENDA
Community Vehicle Out of Service
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Letter to SIRA Candidates
27 February 2014
I have seen nothing published to indicate where you stand on any of the
important issues that face us on Scotland Island. Amongst these issues
Please publicly state your position on these and other issues and
indicate how you intend to gauge the opinions of the residents that you
will be representing
- Boat moorings
- Car parking
Scotland Island Resident
TO THE AGM ON SUNDAY?
But of course you are….
up first at CAFÉ KILIMANJARO!!
All proceeds to Emmie’s Oxfam
- Drop by for delectable Cloud Forest Cake, Tea,
- Ditch the kids for juggling/ acro balance/ clown
lessons/ games = $5 ea for hours!– (within reason - no
trips to the casino …)
- Grab some bargain clothes - (in exchange for $$
or I’ll loose the kids on you :)
2nd, Catherine Park : 1pm untill I fall over
Contact: Emmie Collins - 0405 330 781
BYO kids snacks and drinks
Cake donations most welcome
Clean Up Australia Day is here
March 2, 2014
has registered Scotland Island to participate once again!
This event encourages and
inspires thousands of Australians to take to
their local park, beach, bushland and streets and really help make a
difference to their local environment
If you would like to help out, either by grabbing a bag and filling it,
or helping to supervise activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
to put your name on the list.
Come down to your nearest Wharf to collect a bag between the hours of
9am and 12.00pm.
sunscreen, hat, sensible clothes
– and don’t forget to bring some water too!
his crew will be out on the Laurel Mae to collect material.
Here is a link to the Clean Up Australia Day website if you want to
Mission and vision - Clean Up Australia Day
Great OffShore Shave
for the Leukaemia Foundation.
14th March at Church Point 5pm - 7pm
What's on offer?
Raffle: come buy a raffle
- Live Music
- wash off funky Colour Hair spray
- Our Island Hairdresser is Julie Rodgers
Who's getting their head
- Dinner for 2 at Church Point Restaurant
- Art work donated by Nettie Lodge
- Climbing Lesson at Northern Beaches Rockhouse
- 48 Litre Hiking Pack from OSPREY
- Camping Chair
To sponsor us you can rock up on the day or go NOW to http://www.worldsgreatestshave.com
- Our Councillor and Fire Brigade Chief Ian White is
willing to shave his head if he can raise $500 by 6pm Friday 14th
- Amy Roberts
- Zac Wagner
- Jenny Winterton is colouring her hair
click SPONSOR and type in a participants name or "Offshore Shave"
Friends, family work mates and our Offshore community...
We're all doing the World's Greatest Shave! Please sponsor our team and
help us raise big bucks to help the Leukaemia Foundation to fund its
important work – providing practical and emotional support to people
with blood cancer, as well as investing millions in research.
Amy, Jenny and Zac!
Rural Fire Brigade AGM Reminder
Date: 16 March 2014
Time: 13:00 (1 PM)
Place: Scotland Island
Fire Station (near Catharine Park)
The meeting will be followed by drinks and finger food, provided by the
All members are encouraged to attend.
- Minutes AGM 2013
- Matters arising
- Treasurer's Report
- Secretary's / President's report
- Captain's Annual Report
- Training Officer's Report
- Committee stands down, appoint Interim Chair
- Election of Field Officers
- Election of Administrative Officers
- Appointment of Auditor for 2014
- Annual subscription
- All positions will be vacated and open for election:
Captain, Senior Deputy
Captain, 2 x Deputy Captain, CFU Leader, CFU Deputy Leader, President,
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Training Officer, Equipment
Officer, Station Officer, Social Secretary, RFSA Representative.
- Nominations for positions must be received prior the
commencement of the meeting, by the secretary, in writing and signed by
at least two members.
LEARN ABOUT SNAKES & SPIDERS
Local residents are invited to learn more about snakes and spiders at
two free safety awareness seminars being held during April.
The seminars provide attendees with practical information about
preventing bites from venomous snakes and spiders.
The seminars will cover awareness measures, first aid treatment for
snake and spider bites and emergency response procedures.
David Lowery from the Coastal Environment Centre said snake experts
Jackie and Craig Adams from SSSAFE would host the seminars.
“Craig and Jackie are leading advisors on snake safety, with Craig a
snake expert and former Operations Manager for the Australia Reptile
Park,” he said.
“Residents will spend some time learning how to identify different
species of snakes and spiders as well their habitat and behaviours.”
General Manager Mark Ferguson said the awareness program had already
proved popular with Council staff recently.
“Many of our field staff can come into contact with snakes or spiders
in their day-to-day work and needed training to know what to do,” he
“We’re now offering similar sessions for residents.”
The public seminars will run on two dates in April. Residents can
choose a session on either Thursday 3 April from 7pm to 9pm or on
Saturday 12 April, from 1pm to 3pm.
The seminars are free; however bookings are required due to limited
To book call 1300 000 232, or register at: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cecbookings
Media contact: David Lowery
Ph: 9970 1259
Scotland Island Kindy
seeking a computer
Do you have a good PC
computer that’s no longer needed?
Our Island Kindy is seeking a second hand computer in good working
order as an important addition to its IT requirements.
It needs to be WiFi enabled and able to run Windows 8.
It would be great if it already had the basic Office programs of Word,
Excel and Outlook.
If you do and you’re happy to donate it to the Kindy, please email Boyd
at email@example.com or
call him on 0417 991 499
Largest Selling Wine Syndicate
The tasting notes and price list for our next tasting has now arrived
and there are some beaut examples of great Australian wine. As our
local syndicate leader said in a recent email, 'Quality for 2013 whites
in Australia and 2012 reds is exceptional'
All the Wine that's fit to
A reminder of the details:
March 16th from 3pm
The lovely home of Rachel
Carter, on the south side of Scotland Island.
Rachel's jetty is only accessible on mid-high tide and as the tide is
LOW the afternoon of the tasting, may not be accessible. Otherwise
there is a buoy that people can tie up to and wade in.
Actual address is 21 Richard Road. Rachel is next door to Annabel and
Branco (bright blue house) – one closer to Carols. They are 4 jetties
in from Bill’s Bay (towards Carols).
If you are new to our totally not-for-profit wine syndicate it is lots
of fun. Not only a chance to have a taste of fine wines but also the
opportunity to meet your neighbours. Bring a plate of something to
share, a tasting glass and a copy of the tasting notes and wine list.
See you on the day.
Date: Sunday March 16th
from 3pm till 5pm
Download the tasting notes and price list here.......tasting notes
Friends signup http://pittwaterwine.net46.net
Goodbyes. Insights from
the Heaven World
by Barry Eaton
Author of Afterlife, Barry Eaton, is back with more fascinating
insights into the afterlife including sharing more of his own afterlife
journey. Eaton delves deeper into the mysteries of the spirit world and
life between lives, and how they can influence
our current life on earth.
Barry Eaton is well-known both as a mainstream journalist and
broadcaster, and for his internet radio show
He gives regular talks and lectures, as well as one-on-one sessions as
a psychic intuitive.
His first book, Afterlife was published in 2011..
Date: Tuesday 11 March
Venue: Mona Vale Library
1 Park Street, Mona Vale
Cost: $8 Adults, $6 Concession - Pensioner and Students (passes must be
Phone: 9970 1600
FREE FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
Elvina Bay Fire Shed
Saturday 1 March
Elvina Bay Book Club is catering:
- Kids's meal - spaghetti bolognaise
- Adults: Chicken Cacciatore with Polenta,
Green salad and Crusty bread
- A Ratatouille vegetarian option
for the best dessert cake is a bottle of champagne.
- Dessert - a cake bakeoff. Hoping to see some
amazing cakes cooked by amazing offshore cooks.
Wharf Sale Results
Jude and I would like to thank everyone that contributed to our recent
$700 dollars was raised in the process and we are happy that this will
provide the following support.
Blue Dragon have made many rescue trips into China to find and return
Vietnamese girls who have been trafficked to work in the sex trade.
Following their return to Vietnam the money from our wharf sale will
help provide these girls with vocational training and at the same time
provide a big boost to their self esteem and their futures.
How good is that !
Ian & Judy James, Elvina Bay
I had my 21st birthday party in the Scotland Island Hall on the 15th of
Feb. A good friend lost his watch on the night of the party and thinks
it is around the hall/ park/ Tennis wharf area.
Last seen on Sat. the 15th of Feb. in Scotland Island Community Hall.
Please Contact: Ishbel Cullen (0406 940 914)
We need someone to look after our two boys, Eddie
(7) and William (5) on Wednesdays from 1.30 until 5 (some flexibility
Please contact Barbara for further details if you think you can help:
Do you want to boost your academic grades and confidence?
Private tutoring could really help you get ahead!
I am an accredited English Tutor as well as a student currently in my
third year of a Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Health Studies.
I offer tutoring services in the following areas:
Hourly Rate: $60 p.h., $100 for 2 hrs
- Primary, secondary and HSC English (up to ext 1)
- Secondary and HSC Biology
- IB Psychology/1st year Uni Psychology (esp. competent
- General help planning, constructing and writing
persuasive and well argued essays, as well as scientific reports and
general assignment help
We can arrange to meet at either the library, my house or yours
Interested or have any questions? Contact Sophie Peet at:
or send a text/ call 0435 269 877
General administration - Events, one day per week (8 hours).
Hours are flexible and can be worked in with school times if necessary.
Require extremely organised person with attention to detail and must be
competent in Microsoft Office packages.
Location – Scotland Island.
If interested, email CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith Damon CEM
Delsyk Nifty 385 sit in Kayak with pedal controlled rudder, two
watertight compartments at the front and back, padded seat with height
adjustable base and back. Has front and back carrying handles and shock
cord to hold a paddle. Has no fading and is in very good condition.
Replacement price $1100.
Currently stored in our shed, we can transport it anywhere on the
island with our car.
Contact Jack 0413096393
Sony Bravia 26" TV.
It has an analog tuner so needs a set-top box or similar.
John 9997 5993
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in Pittwater - Self Editing
go to the Calendar
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership Application - click
here to download
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click
here for information and contacts
Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click
here to download
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Childrens Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues,
Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856
or email: email@example.com
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Tick Fact Sheet
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 email@example.com
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya on
0414 187 916
|Dynamic Yoga - Tuesday PM.
& Saturday AM. Phone nadine 0402 752465 firstname.lastname@example.org
/ The Fourth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- meets 4 times a year - Jenny Frazer 0410533728 / 99994460.
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma email@example.com
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, firstname.lastname@example.org
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call CB on
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
|ALL EMERGENCIES (Police - Fire - Ambulance)
Assistance Line & Information
1444 or 9281 0000
Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Island Rural Fire Service
|Elvina Bay Rural
|Lovett Bay Rural
|Mackerl Beach Rural
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
25 00 9486
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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