- April 2001 - Annual General Meeting Edition-
Volume 2, Issue 14; April 2001
As April deepens and we spend time collecting kindling for the fires of winter, keep in mind the need to be extra vigilant about the condition of your sewerage system. As you know, council inspectors are currently examining all septic installations on the island. They do this not to punish the guilty but to protect you and your neighbours from the horrors of a failed effluent system! Please be co-operative! See you at the SIRA AGM-May 20th!
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In this Issue:
Formal notice is given of the Scotland Island Residents Association Annual General Meeting, to be held on May 20th 2001 starting at 10am. It is very important that as many owners and tenants of homes on Scotland Island attend this vital meeting. Voting is available to all financial members of SIRA. Not a member? Click here to download the application form. Then return the completed form to: The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105. Please NO CASH. If you wish to pay in cash, contact the treasurer, Shirley Page on (02) 9997-1875 to arrange collection/delivery.
A hard copy of a summary of all previous electronic newsletters will be posted by snail mail to all residents prior to the AGM. This will also contain an agenda for the meeting.
There are approximately 50 licensed carers in the Pittwater area. Trained early childhood staff provide support for cares on a regular basis. The services are licensed the NSW Department of Community Services. All enquiries for care should be directed to the co-ordination unit at 289 Barrenjoey Road, Newport. 9979 6163.For information about Occasional Care at the Warriewood Centre, ring 9970 6666. This is a 15 place centre managed by Pittwater Council and supported by the Warriewood Shopping Centre.
Do you have children about
to tackle the HSC? It can be difficult to find the right resources and
for that reason Mona Vale library have developed a unique collection.
The collection has been built up over the last twelve months and
provides a comprehensive collection of support material for students
studying for their HSC.
subject guidelines; syllabi and exam papers
literary guides to the novels, plays and poetry being studied
videos relating to these literary works
Issues in Society relating to current social issues, such as drug use
· Hot Topics—legal issues
· Current Social Issues & Current Environmental Issues, comprising collections of articles from Australian newspapers All the items in the HSC collection, except for Current Social Issues & the Current Environmental Issues, can be borrowed for seven days.
NSW Wildlife Rescue and
Information Service (WIRES) has over 1600 volunteers. These remarkably
dedicated people rescue, rehabilitate and re-release wild animals.
They rescue animals in all conditions, in any location. They care for
sick and injured animals in their own homes and often with their own
money to pay for supplies and housing. They respond to emergency calls
from the public and they give talks to community groups and schools
about native wildlife.
Become a ‘Friend of
WIRES’ or a Volunteer by calling (02) 8977 3333. Check our website www.wires.au.com
for more information.
There are new litter laws covering offences for distributing advertising material, which commenced on 1st April. The new laws make it illegal to place advertising material under car windscreen wipers, on property gates or fences, in public places and open private areas. It will only be acceptable to put advertising material into three places - letterboxes, newspaper receptacles and under doors of premises. On-the -spot fines range from $200 to $400. Enquiries: Steve Larsen, Tel: 9970 1143
Road Damage - can you help?
So that SIRA can evaluate the cost of the road damage caused by the installation of new equipment in recent years by Energy Australia and Telstra, it would be appreciated if you could let us know of evidence of such damage by replying to the editor by clicking here.
You are invited to a dance night with TWO local bands at the Scotland Island Community Hall on Saturday May 5th from 8pm. The bands Two Tone and Joe's Garage will provide the music. Refreshments available and the cover charge is $10. All proceeds to the Scotland Island Kindergarten. And pop this date in your diary: July 6th for the Black and White Charity Ball with John Brownrigg
Book your children into the
fun Easter School Holiday Recreation Program! Brochures are available
at Mona Vale Library, Avalon Community Library, Pittwater's Community
Centres, and at the Customer Service Counter at Council offices.
Please contact Pat Rudgley on 9970 1156 if you require a brochure to
be sent to you.
Mona Vale Library
Activities: Try your hand at the ancient art of Henna Tattooing on
Monday 23rd April, 10.30-11.30am. Places are limited, so book early.
Tickets $4, Pelikids $2.50. The Featherdale Wildlife Park is coming to
the Library! Kiss, cuddle and pat a vast array of unique Australian
creatures on Friday 27 April, 10.30-11.30am. Tickets $4, Pelikids
$2.50. Bookings essential - Tel: 9997 5422.
Would you like to compost or
create a worm farm at home, but don't know how to start, or are you
already composting or worm farming but want to know more? The
come along to the FREE composting workshop on Saturday 21st April,
10am-12.30pm at the Eco Garden at Kimbriki Waste and Recycling Centre,
Kimbriki Road, Terrey Hills. Bookings are limited - please call
Kerry Euers on 9970 1226.
The volunteers need your support. Please come and give a hand on Saturday May 5th from 1pm till 4:30pm. We meet at the end of Fitzpatrick Avenue in Elizabeth Park. Come along and enjoy an afternoon of bush regeneration in the magnificent Spotted Gum Forest on the top of the island. Tolls and materials are supplied by council and afternoon tea is provided. Bring a hat, gloves and water. More information? Ring 9970-1250.
As our newsletter continues to grow (now more than 310 readers) we are including some links to other nearby organisations and events that may be of interest. If you would like to contribute, please send a message to the electronic newsletter's editor.Local Real Estate Agents:
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You can now join SIRA by clicking here. Please print the page you see and return the completed form to SIRA at this address:
The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105. Please NO CASH. If you wish to pay in cash, contact the treasurer, Shirley Page on (02) 9997-1875 to arrange collection/delivery.
A complete set of all past electronic newsletters can be found and read by clicking here
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