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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
September 16, 2010
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Island Cafe Reminder

After the Festival, the cafe is now lying exhausted on its back with its leggies in the air (figuratively speaking).   We were on maximum capacity for much of the day last week!

So, are we going to be shut this weekend?

NO!  Absolutely NOT!

It takes more than 500 coffees to keep a good cafe down!

Meet you in Catherine Park, Sunday 19th, between 10 and 12.  Bring your new momento mug, and we will fill it with fine coffee, and offer a selection of delicious cakes to fill up the corners.

These unique souvenir Scotland Island mugs are still on sale at the cafe – but hurry!  There aren’t many left!  A snip at $8.  If you come to the cafe every week with your new mug, you’ll make that $8 back in cafe discounts in 16 short weeks!

There is also some milk left over from last week, which will be for sale at the cafe on Sunday.  For those who know the questions to ask – yes, it is still within date, and yes, it has been kept in a fridge this week.

See you on Sunday!
The Cafe Crew

Thank you from the Grameen Group

The Offshore Grameen Group would like to thank everyone who supported their stall on Sunday. We made $183 from donations and the sale of drinks and books. This is enough to provide a microloan to a woman in poverty. Your contribution will go to help Annie, a woman from the slums of Manila, to start up a small micro business. It will help both Annie and her family on their journey out of poverty.

We appreciate your support.
Nila Chambers, Amber Ellis and Lisa Atkins (on behalf of the Offshore Grameen Group)

Author Talks at Mona Vale Library
Author Chris Rau Shares Media Tip

Mona Vale Library’s next Author Talk will feature journalist and author Chris Rau on Wednesday 22 September from 6.30pm.flyer

Chris Rau is an experienced journalist in the fields of law, crime, social justice and health and will present her new book Dealing with the Media - A Handbook for Students, Activists, Community Groups and Anyone Who Can’t Afford a Spin doctor.

Chris Rau found herself in the midst of a media storm when her sister Cornelia Rau was wrongfully incarcerated in South Australia’s Baxter Detention Centre.

During this time Chris Rau spent much time on the other side of the media fence, acting as a spokesperson for her sister and family. In the process she became an interviewee, commentator and media strategist.

Dealing with the Media is ideal for anyone who needs to transmit news or ideas to the world, or has been thrust into the media spotlight.

The book is a practical guide that offers easy-to-follow advice on how to deal with the media – both traditional and electronic.

Chris draws from over two decades of journalism and media experience and offers guidance on the following:

whether you have a story and how to put it across;
how to prepare for radio, television and print media interviews,
running a press conference,
developing relationships with journalists
how to deal with being the centre of a news story
Joining the online media revolution with blogs, social networking and YouTube

The Author Talk will take place at Mona Vale Library from 6.30pm on Wednesday 22 September. Bookings are essential; to book phone 9970 1600. Following the talk there will be book signings and light refreshments. Admission is $7.50 adult, $5.50 concession.

Catherine Buddin, Mona Vale Library Ph: 9970 1605

Cot wanted
Does anyone have a cot they want to get rid of or sell?
If so, please ring Michelle, 0416 039335

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