VALE ANGIE KEARLEY
10th May 1955 –
19th February 2011
Monday, 28th February, 2011 at 1.15 pm
in the Palm Chapel of the
Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Corner of Delhi and Plassey Roads
The lawns of the Pasadena to celebrate Angie’s life.
(1858 Pittwater Road, Church Point).
Kindy Working Bee
February from 9am to 2pm
everyone, the Kindy's second working bee will be under way this Sunday
on the 27th February from 9am - 2pm. Our accreditation is coming up on
the 2nd of March and we need some braun for the following jobs:
You can come down, have a coffee, chat and move a box or two - us mums
will appreciate the help.
- removing our sofa
- clearing out from
under the Kindy up to the road (there is some heavy lifting involved)
- moving an old
photocopy machine up to the road (required approx 3 strong pares of
- removing shade cloth
from play area
leaves and debris from around Kindy and the outdoor area - fire hazard
Feel free to just show up, or give Maria a call on 0410 574 884 if you
would like volunteer yourself to a specific job.
Pantry/Linen cupboards with custom made shelf segregation.
good condition for free to be taken from under Kindy - need to be gone
by the 27th February, or will be put out for the clean out.
We have dismantled the doors for ease of carrying, but can easily be
put back on again.
most of you know we will slowly retire our dear old Curlew. It’s a
tough decision. She’s got a long history in the community. We felt you
should understand why it’s time.
But first, a
that grew up here all have their own stories to tell. Just about
everything conceivable (literally) has happened: from a shoe rescue to,
well, the conception of new little residents.
There have been
expectant mums going to hospital at 2am, and those passengers that fell
asleep, ending up on the mooring. We think the kids on the school ferry
are mischievous now, but I’ve been told that for a time in the 70’s a
few resourceful souls had the ferry all worked out. Driver Lenny was up
front, the steering mechanism was down the back. Yep. On the way to
school, these engineers and mechanics of the future disconnected the
Our reminiscences must of course include a
younger Mick Miller. He skippered the Curlew for quite some time. Mick
was on the daily run one morning, when a voice said, “ummm, excuse me,
but my feet are getting wet.” Not easily panicked, Mick started up the
bilge pumps and got the passengers on the back deck. But water flooded
in faster than bilge pumps could cope. He handed the strongest looking
passenger the handle to the manual bilge pump, but it broke.
Mick headed to the island and beached the Curlew. He off loaded the
passengers and gave the day-trippers directions….
Carols go up
to the road and turn left. Tennis, go to the road and turn right.
Eastern go right up over the island. Youth Hostel, now that’s a walk,
up over the island and then along the road to your right. Lovett Bay,
oh then you need to go up to the road, turn left, walk a bit further,
take the next road up, and then it’s just down on the left hand side….
Why now is
the time to say farewell…
love the Curlew. Simon and I have tried all avenues to keep her. We
listed her on the Australian Maritime Museum’s Heritage Vessel List. We
have also spoken to the museum Director (an ex-Lovett Bay resident)
trying to get funding to rebuild her. Unfortunately she cannot help us.
I have also contacted Graeme Andrews, an old ferry buff. You may
have read his stories in “Afloat” but he wasn’t able to suggest any
other avenues or organisations.
Simon and I have slipped her to
get the opinions of surveyors and local shipwrights. The advice is all
much the same. We would be looking at a cost of at least $250,000 to
rebuild her, with $150,000 on the hull alone. This would unfortunately
not increase her value to the same extent. It is also impossible to
borrow this amount of money from the bank.
We looked at getting a
new boat built in the same style as the Curlew. NSW Maritime would not
allow us to have her in survey without two crew members and vastly
reduced passenger numbers. We were left with few options. We looked at
purchasing a second hand vessel, but we did not know if it would be any
more safe or reliable than the Curlew, even if we could find one to
meet all of our requirements.
So, we decided to take on a bigger
project and build a new ferry for the community service. Designing and
building a vessel means we will have a low speed, environmentally
friendly boat. It is exactly what the service and the community needs –
the exception of course is the charm and history of the Curlew.
Fortunately we are able to keep and rebuild the first Church Point
Ferry, the mighty Elvina.
More on the
new vessel is built to Lloyd’s standard. The professional design takes
into account materials to mitigate the risk of fire, and has improved
collision and stability safety. She is ergonomic, and it’s worth saying
again, friendlier to our environment. She also has an outside foredeck
- And she comes with a warranty!'
We hope that you will join us in
welcoming the new ferry to Pittwater soon, and if anyone knows of a
well to do person who would love to give an old wooden boat a good
home, please do drop us a line.
Penny & Simon
Island Vegetation Collection
put your material out as described below, and further in attached
brochure and the Pittwater Offshore Directory – BY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
material not complying with collection guidelines will be left on the
road side for residents to arrange private collection.
maximum of 2 cubic metres of vegetation for each household
litter, grass clippings and prunings TO BE PLACED IN HARD SIDED
to be no longer than 1.2m and BUNDLED AND TIED TOGETHER WITH TWINE
plastic, hessian or nylon bags
cardboard, foam or polystyrene boxes
soil or untied bundles
Download Vegetation Brochure here (pdf format)
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade
Notice of Annual
Sunday 13 March
Rural Fire Brigade Station
are invited to attend.
At the meeting, all current officers will stand down and nominations
are invited for positions in the
Brigade. All current officers are eligible to stand for re-election.
All Financial Members are eligible
for nomination as an Administrative or Other Officer of the Brigade.
Nominations for Field Officer
positions are available to Active Financial Members only, with
appropriate pre-requisite training if
for positions within the Brigade must be received by the Secretary at
(7) days prior to the Annual General Meeting, ie by 21 March 2010 at
latest. Nomination Forms
(attached) must be signed by the nominee and by two (2) members of the
Each financial member present at the meeting, with the exception of
probationary members, shall be
entitled to one vote.
The positions open for election are:
Senior Deputy Captain
Deputy Captain 2
Deputy Captain 3
Deputy Captain 4
Deputy Captain 5
Equipment Officer 1
Equipment Officer 2
First Aid Officer
The final list of nominations will be posted on the noticeboard at the
Fire Station after all nominations
have been received.
If you have any queries, please contact either the Station on 9999 4404
or Kerry Borthwick on 9999
Membership subscriptions ($10/member GST free) are due and payable at
Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade
P O Box 30, CHURCH POINT NSW 2105
Tel: 02 9999 4404
Fax: 02 9999 4324
International Women's Day
Community Breakfast 2011
Asking for Your Votes
Newham of Elvina Bay, has entered a competition to spend 5 months in
Borneo, and take part in a movie to raise awareness about deforestation
and the orangutans loss of habitat.
Ten young people are
going to be selected from around the world, partly based on number of
youtube views, votes on the web site, and media coverage.
Would love if people could spare a minute and view Jess's youtube and
then vote for her.
View youtube here :
Great if you could like and share. (No need to keep
reviewing - only one hit recorded from each computer).
Then to vote for Jess, go to :
scroll about 3/4 of way down page - Jess is currently on top
right hand side (white Captain Planet t-shirt :-)
Click on her screen to vote for her.
Voting closes on 18th March. The current leader has 564 views
on youtube - as at 19th Feb - Jess is up to 508 views.
(BTW the mispelling of the desforestaction is right).
Thanking everyone in anticipation - will keep you posted !
Alison and Jess
We have such
talent in our offshore community!
We want to show it off again and are looking at organising another
Watermarks event (Offshore Open Studios).
Ideally it should coincide with the Manly Arts Festival in 2011, so...
…a team of fantastic, enthusiastic community members is required to
work together to ensure that it is a raging success!
Palmer has offered to take on the Event Director / Secretarial role,
and she needs a support team consisting of the following roles: -
Do you love
- Art Director
- Media Manager
- Volunteers Manager
- Studio Manager
- Transport &
- Catering Manager
- Grants &
- General Support People
Are you good
at getting things done?
‘community’ your passion?
Just love art
and want to help showcase our offshore talent?
Contact Anne Palmer on 9999 3478 / 0410 574 531 /
Have a look at the attached summary of the description of each role. download here
/ or come along to the first meeting on Monday 28th Feb at 7.30 pm at
Anne Palmer’s house (110 Thompson St, on the track above the Community
Topics to be
covered will include: -
- Date for the 2011 event
- Lessons learned from
- Assignment of roles
- Date for next meeting
New Life Drawing Club Starting
Evenings 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm, Scotland Island
Call or email Anne Palmer for directions and more details on 0410 574
531 / 9999 3478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dynamic, experienced model
- Tutorial from Marion
van den Driesschen every other week (starting Wed 23rd Feb)
- Freestyle, experiment
with your own ideas, every other week (starting Wed 2nd March)
- $15 per session
- Bring your own paper,
pens/pencils (no paint please), board/easel, cushion/fold up chair and
a contribution to tea break
- Equipment can be
stored at the studio if required
- At the 112 Thompson
Street Studio (on track above Community Hall)
Have you got an empty space, preferable on the bays, where I could do
some movements on my own most week mornings ?
I could pay you through babysitting or something that would make you
feel that it is fair .
If the answer is Yes please contact Louisa on 9999 4885"
STONE WORKSHOP SALE -
- 100 m2 workshop shed $2K
- Air conditioned Portable Office $2K
- Numerous stones - some free
- Pot bellied stove including new flue kit $300
- Bio diesel refining kit including gallons of chip oil $200
- 2 part construction epoxy 16 litre kits $100 (Under 1/3rd retail)
- Work Benches - free
- Garden stones - free
- Freezer - free
- Dishwasher - free
- Numerous industrial acids and oils, free to experienced users
All items exclude transport . Crane truck is $77 per hour.
Any questions Damian 0425 212 852