OK, this is a big one - so get a cup of coffee, sit down, and
take your time going through it....
all accounts the Scotland Island 200 years festival was an outstanding
success. Without question it will remain as one of the more memorable
special events that this community has put on. It is events
these that bring out the very best in people, the
comradary, the joy in sharing with the reaffirmation that we
all belong to something special.
really big thank you has to go out to all the people that
devoted so much of their time and energy to get the whole
together so spectacularly. There are too many to thank here, and there
is more (quite a lot more!) about that further in the
however, a special
acknowledgment and praise must go to Emmie and the organisers for
work in coordinating this event. Ellie Shore sums it
up really nicely in her email.......
think we should give a BIG THANK YOU to Tracy Smith, Lisa MacDonald,
Emmie Collins and June Lamb for their amazing effort for the 200 year
festival on the Island. It was not only a wonderful weekend,
it gave many people the opportunity to view and listen to the history
of our Island. In the talk tent, stories were told to a
riveted audience of memories and life spent on the Island from as far
back as 1960! One 96 year old ex-resident even made it with
his walking frame, to the tent to address the packed
audience. As I said to Bob Blackwood (here and much-loved
since 1960 (?) ‘he’s lucky he can still walk’
Bob replied – “he’s lucky he’s still
What a day to remember – THANK YOU
EVERYONE FOR THE EXPERIENCE!......"
It never ceases to amaze what extraordinary talent
and good will lies within this little community !
A call went out last month for people to send in photos of the
festival. The idea is to have a great visual record of the
bicentenary festival available for everyone to view online. So far we
have more than 130 photos in our online gallery and we are still
for more photos - so if you want to send some in please do so. Thank
you to all those that have already contributed. There
are 2 links set up below to view the gallery - the first takes you
straight to a slideshow and the second takes you to the
gallery where you
will see thumnails of the photos. Slideshow - Thumbnail Gallery
Here's a taste..
Hope you enjoy them.
Andrew Thompson lives on..
Island Festival Acknowledgments
Free Meditation Class
a cappella Choir
October 2010 Calendar
a full version (A4 size) of this months calendar, ready for
printing, just click on the
You can contact
Gwyn Perkins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
file is quite large and in PDF format. To view PDF
will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.
download Acrobat Reader please click here
Note for Boating Commuters
If you live at a water only access location such as Bundeena, Dangar
Island, Scotland Island or the western foreshore of Pittwater and you
commute in a boat
less than 4.8 meters in length, you should familiarise yourself with
regulations which will become effective from November 1 (2010)
concerning the compulsory
wearing of lifejackets. From that date, it will be a requirement that
the boat be
equipped with a
Type 3 (Level 50 or Level 50S) lifejacket to fit every person on board
and that under the following circumstances they must be worn:
the Boat Owners Association NSW - Michael Chapman
- When boating alone
- When boating at night
- At all times for any child under 12 years of age
You can download the relevant documents issued through NSW
at the Kindy
NSW Health advises that all children have their vision screened before
they start school. The STEPS Program (State Eyesight
Preschooler Program) will visit the Kindy on Tuesday October 12th at
10.15 am. This screening is open to all offshore children so
if you have a 4 or 5 year old who is starting school next year and wish
your child to be screened - call the Kindy on 9979 7856 for
further information and to arrange for a consent form.
Visit by the
Coastal Environment Centre
The Coastal Environment Centre will be bringing its ‘Where the Land
Meets the Sea” pre-school program to the Kindy on Wednesday 27th
October at 10.00.
The program will include the story ‘Commotion in the Ocean’, discussing
different creatures that live in the sea, with undersea music and role
play parachute game. This will be followed by a feely bags
guessing game, touch table examining sea specimens and finally creating
a take home collage using recycled materials.
Entrance is free to all enrolled children. If you would like
to bring your pre-schooler and don’t currently attend the kindy, you
are most welcome - entrance is $7.50 per child (parents need to stay
with their child during the program). call Nikki at the kindy
on 9979 7856 to book your place.
- Sunday 10th Oct. 2010.
Mona Vale from
There are lots of interesting speakers, workshops and displays...even
chickens to hold for the kids!
There are workshops on no dig permaculture gardening, how to work out
your carbon footprint, monitoring devices to check your electrical
appliances energy usage.
Speakers and displays on how to retrofit your home more sustainably
Workshop on How to live with less chemicals
Speakers and displays on painting with natural paints and using toxin
free Pest Management
Lots more so open the flyer/programme and come along (click the image
Steering Committee Sustainable Living Expo
Sad news this
weekend. The cafe will not be open. Nor will it be
open next weekend. We had a very slow day last
week – though the number of cakes went up, so THANK YOU to our generous
cake makers. The theory is that as this is now school
holidays, many people are away, so we will stay closed until our
faithful following is back.
We will next
open on Sunday 17th Oct.
Suggested activities in our absence:
(1) Make some coffee at home, sit down with your loved ones and list 10
reasons why the cafe is so nice to come to on a Sunday
morning. Send me those reasons, so I can use them in the
advertising as I am running low on ideas.
(2) Go for a nice bracing swim on Sunday 10th, as it will be high tide
at 9:42. Mud bath this Sunday (3rd) as it will be low tide at
(3) Clean out those cupboards you never touch and donate all the things
you haven’t used for a year to charity.
(4) Take a good look round at your house and your family and your
island and remember why you love living here.
(5) Look up some new cake recipes on the internet, ready to bake some
cakes for when the cafe is back!
(6) A special one for those without children - lie in bed all morning
nursing a raging hangover, and then have a big cooked brekky in the sun.
Don’t forget, folks, daylight saving apparently starts this weekend.
See you in a couple of weeks!
Thompson lives on..
When I revisited my Scotland
Island, I was amazed to see all the changes that had
happened since I died in 1810.
find my saltworks – how Sydney town can get along without the 90Kg I’ve
been shipping down every week, I just don’t know.
And the ‘Geordy’ – no sign of it. All I’ve found is a tiny
rowing boat to work on.
As for my house – couldn’t find that either.
But where did all the people come from? – not like the Scotland Island
of my day.
sat in the History Tent for a couple of hours and listened to some
characters who seemed to know a thing or two. One character,
Rick, was telling us what it was like 350 million years ago – can’t
remember that far back – very interesting though. Another
character, Leicester, was talking about 30 years ago and the newsletter
he used to write – that was good stuff – and funny!
I wandered over to the Eco tent (that’s a funny word), read their
Vision draft, talked to another character about how to install a system
to make the water off the roof clean as a whistle, and discussed a nice
simple way to have my own chook yard.
A lot of music going on – a bit different to what we were used to in
I really liked was the procession of all the little children with their
lighted lamps, with a huge replica of me at the front – very impressive
(although my head - well, it didn’t sort of do me justice – as
they say – I’ll have to talk to Gov. Mac about improving the quality of
Whoever organised the day did a grand job – could come
and help me manage the Gov’s farms in Windsor any day – or manage my 5
ships – or run my brewery – or hotel – or tannery.
certainly pop back when they hold the next one – I guess that’ll be in
a hundred more years – 2110? – I’ll make a note in my diary.
(1773 – 1810)
Years Festival Scotland Island
The purpose and meaning of this occasion brought out, in all its unique
splendour, our extraordinary community of exceptional people who,
whether organising, participating or just coming along to enjoy,
created a weekend of learning and laughing; the telling of our story,
past and present. Together we remembered what matters to us and what
makes us who we are...thank you!
Please take the time to read these acknowledgments, recognising the
giving spirit of so many:
||Stalls/ Film Tent
Co ord.– angel all rounder
Postcards Co ord.- and so much more
Back-History Co ord. – the brains of the outfit
|Maria Mackiewicz- Turner
||Thinking Forward –
Eco Space Co ord. – down to earth dynamo
||Main Stage Co
ord.. – ever cool & capable queen of the
|| Fire Brigade Co
ord. - experience & calm
||Kindy / Kids Fest.
Co- ord. – grace under pressure
–ord./ Logistics Assistance - loose ends expertise
These wonderful women are treasures. Their vision, energy, eye for
detail and great heart made this festival what it was. Thank you to
their families for sharing them!
Their considerable financial assistance was offered to us all, as it
ensured such an event took place, for our community to enjoy. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
(Parade/ Fire Sculpture)
- Pete Cumming of ‘Renovation
Solutions’ gave days of his time, skill & his
apprentice! - designing & building a multi-purpose
stage which the community can utilise for future events
- Ian Major of ‘Major Graphics’
printed all Postcards from Pittwater
- Martin & Sandra Erdman of
Du Mond Records & Video spent days editing film
footage for the film tent. Go to their website: www.ozrecords.com.au
- Russ Lowenthal & team of
‘Pittwater Offshore Services’ barged to and from Island
heavy! marquees, tables, haybales
- John Ewan and Jacqui Leonard of
‘Pittwater Boat Covers’ edged and eyeleted all our Fair
- Alison Leck of ‘Digido’, Mona Vale
scanned colour & B/W pics for history exb.
- Matt Gardiner, Scotty Taylor
(with URM) helped us with waste disposal
- Adrian Matthews & Jane
Kennedy provided the slick banner @ Church
- Jack Hodgson ( Consultants)
provided Geo Tech. Certification for the stage
- Billy Hydes Music – Mona Vale
- discount hire.
So many people were involved! -
THANKS BY AREA:
- Jenny & Tony Cullen, Bob
Blackwood for getting the idea going
- Tim Byrne and the SIRFB, WPRFB
& other brigades who joined us - we’re lucky to
have them! New members needed - by joining, we care for our homes
& each other.
- Gill Unwin
- David Lahm
- Nettie Lodge for
another iconic festival logo
- Sophie Maple for
the wonderful Festival mugs
- Karin Krueger for
- Gordon Floyd – for
design assistance and risk assessment – for starters...
- John & Mel Marshall for
continual help with sound set up, break down for all performances, Bush
Dance ticket sales and for playing those spoons ,Mel....
- Annabelle Kristevic
for assistance with Shadow Theatre & Lantern Puppet
- Jon Duhig for
shooting superbly & assistance editing
‘Island Shadows’ parade imovie
- Matt Trapnell – for
Parade sound samples/ music - thank you.
- Phil Relf for
assistance with Fire Sculpture/ Andrew Thompson Lantern Puppet
- Mana De Bono for her
wonderful help with the parade/ lanterns
- Penny & Simon Gleen
for true community transport
- Tanya Mottl for
always knowing how to help
- Dave Walsh & Scotty Taylor
for the beautiful carved centre stone & logos on the bbq
- Pittwater Mayor Harvey Rose,
Pitt. Council Gen. Manager Mark Ferguson, Councillors Ian White and
David James and MP Rob Stokes for their support.
- Julian Muir – Editor of the PON!
for his great help with informing our broader community, his hours
& hours of time and his enthusiastic support of local
FIRE SHED OPENING:
‘isingonthecake’ Accapella Choir for opening the weekend
with such joy. Big
thanks again to the SIRFB, Jen Winterton and her team. Tim Byrne and
John Marshall for PA
FROM PITTWATER - Thanks Tracy!- who writes:
Thank you to all the talented photographers and artists who submitted
It was such a privilege to see how we all view our life on Pittwater.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped mount, dismantle and look after
sales.- incl. David
Wardman, June Lahm, Jan Sindl- Hand, Gordon Floyd, Gwynn Perkins, Paul
Smith, Tracy Ponich, Iain Smale. Thanks to Susan Duncan for percentage
of book sales.
Special thanks to Lachy
Hamilton and Tom Daher for the fabulous music on our
opening night, and of course the wonderful John Marshall for the
sound system. Annette
Ritchie for all the jasmine.
With your permission I would like to keep many of the unsold postcards
for possible inclusion in a book and further exhibition next year.
If you would prefer to have them back please contact me on: 0400 311
157. Cheers, Tracy Smith
EXHIBITION - Thank you Jenny, Shar and Team!
Thank you to all those who contributed the wonderful array of photos
which made the exhibition possible, and a huge thank you to those who
actually created the exhibition.
Ferries provided financial sponsorship of this crucial
aspect of the festival – huge thanks to Penny and Simon Gleen for
their generous support.
We would again like to thank the local studies librarian, Sarah Thompson, at
Pittwater Library, who lent us the exhibition she had already assembled
and also scanned further photos for us. Jim Macken also lent
his informative photo display boards which West Pittwater Fire boat
picked up for us.
Many people contributed photos and stories, too many to name, but a few
gave large collections which were really helpful: Tom Gibbs (three
boards’ worth of black and whites from the late 1920’s on), Sandy Walker and Annette
Freeland, Joh Duhig and Barbara Labram, Jane Morgan, June Cunningham
and Carmen Ky.
The talks in the History Tent provided wonderful depth and
many laughs. Thanks to our MC’s – Bob
Blackwood, Tanya Mottl and Sandy Walker and our “booked”
speakers – Rick Le
Plastrier, Bob Waterer, Leceister Warburton, Marg Malloy and Tony Dawson
who came at very short notice when we learnt that Jim Macken could not
join us. It was a very welcome surprise to have Bev Gill and June Cunningham
arrive and tell us about growing up here in the 1950’s, as well as the
many other tellers of tall tales and true who enlivened the day.
The Organising Group:
sourced historic photos, developed a photographic archive and curated
the Island Memories exhibition.
and Suzanna Franki organised the kindergarten exhibition.
didn’t realise he’d been channelled to the Island just in time to give
his professional skills to scanning and enhancing old black and white
photographs and to cutting mounts.
scanned coloured photos and also a few black and whites. Take your own
in to Digido, her scanning business in Darley St.
mount cutter extraordinaire, designed and fabricated the environmental
fetched and ferried photos to and fro, and gave input together
Blackwood, Dick and Margaret Hughes and Alan Yuille.
and Lisa McDonald prepared the Second and Third
Generation and Gone but not Forgotten displays, along with a crew of
helpers: Gill Unwin, Bec
Tringham, Bec Erdmann, Cher Bailey, Adrian Cullen, Tracy Smith,
and all those who were rostered on to Island Memories exb. In Kindy
(and John) created and hung most of the displays in the
Robertson – photo fixer
secured funding, materials, venues and equipment needed.
Latham and Mike Malloy filmed the history talks.
– co-ordinating – which was a pleasure with such a great group!
PARK SET UP/
PACK DOWN/ CLEAN UP – HUGE HELP! : Paul
Kinnison, Bruce Savage(hooray for his buggy!), John Travers, Mike
Kneipp, Dave Lahm, Emmie Collins, Maria Mackiewicz, Lisa MacDonald,
Adrian Cullen, Rohan Little, Marijo Bradley, Paul Smith, Annabelle
Kristovic, June Lahm, Axel, Christine Hampshire, Kylie Bennetts, Tracey
Ponich, Iain Smale, Sally Wandless, Tracy Smith, Greg Roberts(
& for your Andrew Thompson impersonation!) Robert Finkledy,
Geoff Chambers, Cass Gye, Tabatha Brownrigg, Colin Haskell, Soren
Tinberg, Eammon Hamilton
Good on you Ruthie! -
Pete Cumming and Kevin the apprentice, Paul Kinnison, John
Travers,Ruth, Bruce Savage, Andy Willow, Mike Kneipp,
Elvina Fire Shed, Jack Hodgson, Emmie, Glen.
EQUIPMENT USE-SET UP/ STRIKE: (Long Sunday!) John Marshall, Tim Byrne, Graham
Richmond, Dave Richards – (all day) & Dan Ricketts for sweet
mix, Chuck Bradley.
management –Ruth Tedder/Gill Unwin
HERE’S TO ALL
OUR MUSICIANS/ ENTERTAINERS WHO CREATED THE DAY’S VIBE...
thanks from us all!
/SUSTAINABILITY EXPO: Thanks to the gorgeous Maria!
Annabelle Kristevic ( & for all work on vegie
garden), Mike Kneipp, Ed
McPeek, Camille & Giles Westley.
& Gordon Floyd( Mike Kneipp) – Bushcare stall,
Vision Group Display – Lesley
Stevens, Boyd Attewell, Alan Yuille, Greg Roberts, John Saunders
& Jess, Shigeo Saito, Paul Purvis, Bill Holland, Dru Yoga etc– and
all who contributed to this inspiring area.
Well done Lisa Lovely,
Boyd, Hegarty and crew.....Thanks to..
& Sandra Erdman for editing DVD
Sincere thanks to Melanie
Hogan for introducing and screening her film: ‘Yajilarra’
All who contributed footage, Hegarty
for projector/ screen use/set up, Rohan Little, Ellie Shore, Paul
& Tracy Smith, Lyn Savage, Marijo Bradley & John
Henderson for kindly manning tent all day, Emmie-
sourcing carpet, bales, marquee, signage, deco.
FESTIVAL/ CAFE/ CAKES @ KINDY: Congratulations Barbara, Camilla, Maria, Jane,
Nikki, Sophie, Helen, Suzanne/ Maddie, Petra & Vollies...
Our lovely parents of the community kindy( SIOCS) contributed delicious
food, cakes, coffee, fun and games for all, lantern making (Thankyou Mana, Miriam/ Michelle)
stalls, a venue for the Island Memories photographic exhibition plus
their own history/ current vision display – thank you!
Thanks to www.harvesthub.com.au
(and Justine Kimi)
for donation to Sausage Sizzle.
Please see upcoming kindy report in PON for all thanks....
STALLS: Thanks to Lisa MacDonald, all helpers and everyone
who offered us such an amazing slice of what we create, cook, think
about & care for.....
Ritchie you’re fabulous – for the Info Stall/ for
dressing up! Marion, Brad
THEATRE PERFORMANCE & PARADE:
- Emmie Collins,
Annabelle Kristevic , Tamie Moodie, Soren Tinberg, Tracy Smith, Maria
Mackiewicz-Turner, Kayla Bettinzoli, Lisa MacDonald, Maggie Lattin
Duhig Editing- Jon Duhig/ Emmie Collins Projection-Emmie
Collins/ David Lahm/Gill Unwin
Narration - Emmie
Trapnell- Guitar/ Direction, Stuey Eagles- Keyboards, Mario Ruel –
Djembe, Rohan Little – Didg, Will Hoffman – Accordian
Lantern Makers: Kayla Bettinzoli, Shona Forsyth,
Soren Tinberg, Emmie Collins, Mana Be Bono, Claudia Moodie.
Thompson Puppet: Emmie Collins, Phil Relf,
Annabelle Kristovic, Cher Bailey Puppeteer: Adrian Cullen
Island Fire Sculpture: Emmie
Collins, Phil Relf, Per Tinberg, Jacob Hogarth.
Thank you all for your enthusiasm, support , for offering up a little
BUSH DANCE: The ‘INLAND NAVIGATORS ‘
came a long way, played a long time, got us all dancing together ;
laughing & linking arms, then travelled a long way home – we
& Mel Marshall of PMC Hill/ Colin Haskell for
Thanks again to Jen, Tim and all at the Fire Shed who fed us, plied us
with drinks, offered a big space to have fun together – then cleaned up
on when it was all over!
When the Local Studies Collection, Mona Vale Library gets a
photographic database we’ll ensure the long term preservation and
availability of our photo archive by lodging digital copies with the
If you enjoyed the historical displays and want to learn more about our
local history, join Manly, Warringah and Pittwater Historical
Society by contacting the secretary, Tony Dawson, at
A BOOK ?
The festival gave us a good kick start to start recording memories and
collecting photos and memorabilia to form a growing archive, but it’s
too precious to just slip away again. In the fullness of time, we’d
like to keep ball rolling and bring this together to create a truly
unique record of our personal stories and collected history. While
you’re inspired, start to jot down your own or other’s memories.
There are several ideas for a book – join the discussion and contact
Jenny Cullen at email@example.com or Tanya Mottl
and thanks again to everyone......Emmie
Results of Mayoral Election
Council’s mayoral elections held at the Council meeting on 20 September
have seen Mayor Harvey Rose and Deputy Mayor Jacqueline Townsend
re-elected by their fellow Councillors unopposed for a second term.
Both Mayor Rose and Deputy Mayor Townsend will serve in their positions
for another 12 months until September 2011.
Rose said the election was testimony to a Council ‘working well’. “We
have a good blend of long-serving Councillors and more recently elected
Councillors,” he said.
“I believe we have a very good Council.
All Councillors are elected as independents and there are no factions
or personal antagonisms.”
“All Councillors approach each issue
with a view of making a decision which is best for our Pittwater
community,” Mayor Rose said.
Mayor Rose commented that the Council faced many challenges during the
is the need to maintain appropriate development while stopping
overdevelopment. The issue of the Meriton proposal for Warriewood
Valley is of crucial importance, not only for the future development of
the Valley but all Pittwater,” Mayor Rose said.
Mayor Rose said
that other issues facing the Council included the development of youth
services, the fate of Currawong and maintaining adequate services at
Mona Vale Hospital.
He said the recent community survey on the
Council’s performance provided very positive feedback while pinpointing
areas that needed to improve.
“The survey is part of an ongoing
process to enable the Council to improve performance and services where
there are identified gaps,” he said.
“The Council will continue
to make every effort to build upon the best traditions of Pittwater and
fulfil the aspirations of our community.”
Media Contact: Harvey Rose, Ph:
Sustainable Living Expo
Pittwater Council is supporting the inaugural Sustainable Living Expo
hosted by Climate Action Pittwater on Sunday 10 October.
The Expo is on all day from 9am until 4.30pm at Mona Vale Memorial Hall
Park Street in support of 350.org 10/10/10 – the Global Day for Climate
Organiser Tony Edye from Climate Action Pittwater said the Expo would
feature nearly 30 displays and speakers on a range of sustainability
issues, products and services aimed at helping residents live a more
Director of Earth Trust and Al Gore Project Ambassador Brynnie Goodwill
will introduce and wrap up the day’s activities. Ms Goodwill has a
wealth of knowledge in the field of sustainability and works with
OzGreen Donor Network seeking private and corporate sponsorships to
help build sustainability hubs across the country.
Pittwater Council’s Mayor Cr Harvey Rose paid tribute to Climate Action
Pittwater for organising the event.
“This group of concerned residents are showing in a very practical way
how things can be done more sustainably, ranging from shopping through
to renovating,” he said.
Displays and speakers will cover topics such as sustainable
retrofitting of existing buildings, low hazard and non-chemical pest
management; zero emission housing, constructing ‘green’ walls and
natural house paints.
“Workshops will provide hands-on training in the areas of landscaping,
energy efficiency, calculating your ecological footprint, plus the
real-life experiences from local people who have become ‘sustainability
champions’”, added Cr Rose.
Alternative energy provider Autonomous Energy is a major sponsor of the
A full program of events is available at: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/all_events/environment_and_sustainable_living
Media contact: Tony Edye – Climate Action Pittwater Ph: 9918 5277
Free Meditation Class for Beginners
Benefit from the
relaxation, clarity and rejuvenation that meditation can bring.
Come and enjoy the peace and calm of meditation with a local
Especially beneficial for HSC students.
Date: Wednesday 6 OctoberTime: 11am
Meet: Mona Vale Library
1 Park Street Mona Vale
Bookings essential: please phone Mona Vale Library on 9970 1600.
Click the flyer to download
Trudy Engler Update
people in the community generously offered some kind of assistance for
Trudy Engler after John Saunders first sent out a report on her
situation. Back then our aim was to organize some respite care for
Trudy during the worst of the winter months. The situation changed due
to Trudy’s deterioration and frailty and concerned parties applied for
Trudy to be placed under guardianship. At that point in time
Trudy was taken for assessment to River Glenn which is attached to
Greenwich Hospital and she will remain there until other accommodation
Today John and I attended the Guardianship Tribunal
and the two decisions made were, that Trudy be under the guardianship
of a Public Officer and that John Saunders be the manager of her
Subsequently I spoke to Trudy’s social
worker Nerida Fallon who explained that the Public Guardian will rely
upon the professional opinions of Trudy’s doctor, social workers and
case officers as to the best place for Trudy to be. In theory
could even decide that Trudy could go home if this were in her best
As I understand she is still on the list for the
German speaking hostel at Alhambie Heights. The situation will be
reviewed in 12 months time. Whilst we all would have liked to see Trudy
living in a comfortable home situation, the amount of care she needs
now makes that very difficult. She is also being treated for
depression, so any visitors would I think be greatly appreciated.
may be other ways we can assist Trudy in the future and so we will keep
the community informed. If you would like to visit Trudy or
her out to lunch as some people have offered, please let me or John
know and we will keep you informed as to where she will be going into
Marion van den Driesschen and John Saunders
Author Talks at
Mona Vale Library
The Falling of
Based on a real murder which took place in Mount Gambier, South
Australia in 1875, the
dramatic events and subsequent inquest rocked the developing town. The
title of the book derives
from a poem to Autumn by Australian, Adam Lindsay Gordon.
1 Park Street, Mona Vale
$5.50 Concession / Pensioner or
Friends of Mona Vale Library
(passes must be shown)
Payment within 3 days of booking
Formation of offshore a cappella choir.
the huge success of the Isingonthecake a cappella choir at the recent
Scotland Island festival, and whose generous performance raised $500
for our community, their choirmaster, Stuart Davis, has agreed to help
us form our own offshore choir.
We are looking for voices of all
timbres and range. If you are interested in becoming part of this
musical adventure, contact Gordon Floyd on firstname.lastname@example.org , or
call 9997 2035 to register your interest and to find out more about it.
If there is sufficient interest, we will take it from there.
Pittwater Offshore Wine Syndicate
Sunday October 17th 2010
Christmas approaches, together with balmy evenings, Sunday barbies,
neighbourly get togethers, childrens birthdays (with their parents),
sailing races, cricket on the beach and so many other good reasons to
This time round the tasting is at Paul and Joy's boatshed in beautiful
Elvina Bay, where the wallabies frolic and the swimming is easy....
Sunday October 17th 2010
Paul and Joy's boatshed, three jetties into Elvina Bay on the South
Side. Plenty of boat parking or easy walk from the Elvina South public
ferry wharf or Shank's Pony.
Tasting glass, food to share, neighbours, COPY OF THE ATTACHED TASTING
NOTES AND PRICE LIST.
The latest tasting notes and price list by CLICKING HERE
Note the excellent wines in this tasting. In particular a brilliant
PINOT NOIR (take note Western Shores residents, you know who you are)
and for the first time, a
well known bubbly with a 'snap-shut' closure so that you can enjoy a
glass in later days.
Looking forward to seeing you on the day.
Your Syndicate committee.
* Greg Roberts 9979 5228,
* George Gaal 9979 9141
* Julian Muir 9999 4449
* Paul Purvis 9979 9667
* Alan Gaines 9979 2070
We are in need of a driver with their own boat to give us costs for
transporting kayaks up to the Basin and back. We have begun offering
kayak hire to the campers there and need to transport them. We
anticipate that we will need a Friday afternoon drop off and a Sunday
afternoon pick up and perhaps more frequently during January.
HELEN MORROW | Phone 02 9997 8015 | www.paddlecraft.com.au
MULCHING YOUR VEGIES, GARDEN PLANTS/ LANDSCAPING
$10 ea from Catherine Park, Scotland Island
(3 for $25? – make us an offer.....)
($16 in Terry Hills ( Better Produce) – and you’ve still got to get
them over here)
Contact: Emmie - 0405 330 781/ email@example.com
The Local Guide
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
|West Pittwater Community
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) 8.30am - 4.30pm (Tues,
Weds & Thurs)
Playgroup @ Children's Centre every Monday, 10.00am - 12 midday
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or email@example.com
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursdays - 0421762236 email@example.com
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
|Art Classes- drawing
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 9979 3993 or
0431 457 431
/ The Forth 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
|WOW - Women on Water
- second Wednesday of the month - contact Nila on 9999 2445
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
|Scotland Island Players
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
|Catherine Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
|Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
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
Island Rural Fire Brigade
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking
here. Please print the
page and return the completed form to
SIRA at this address:
The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point
Please NO CASH.
Contact SIRA at firstname.lastname@example.org
To join the
Association, contact Michael Wiener at email@example.com
A complete set of past electronic newsletters since May 2000 can be
found and read at https://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive.php?sira
or by clicking
by visiting the Mona Vale Library.
The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au
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