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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

- September 2008 -

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 9, Issue 338 September 2008     



  • Cartoon of the Month
  • Goose Photos
  • Island Story Time Again
  • New Church Point Ferry Website
  • Kindy 'N' Curry Trivia
  • A Day for Everyone at Catherine Park
  • Behind the Mask of Autism
  • General Waste Collection
  • Peninsula Music Club Recital
  • Do you tie up at a public jetty?
  • Local Guide
  • Archived Newsletters
  • Your Subscription Information

    Cartoon of the Month Gwyn Perkins

    Download a full version of this months calendar, ready for printing - click the calendar image to the right



    Goose Photos

    Great fun was had by all, the costumes were a hoot and the players performed brilliantly. 

    Goose image_1  Goose Image_3  Goose image_6  Goose image_4

    Goose image_5  Goose image_7  Gosse image_2


    Story Time Again

    Hosts    :    Philip & Trilby Bond
    Venue   :    Ferrymans Cottage, Robertson Road, Scotland Island
    Date      :    Saturday, 27th September 2008
    Time     :    7 pm 

    Jenni Cover of Island Thinkers has approached us to host the next evening of stories written by members of our community. It promises to be a fun evening of tales and yarns if previous gatherings are anything to go by.

    Quite a while has passed since we last had a writers night so hopefully there is lots of new material and talent amongst us.   Note: the stories do not have to be about the Island & they just need to be written by an "Islander".

     If you wish to contribute and read your story please advise Jenni in advance.
    Listeners are as welcome as writers so please indicate if you wish to come along with or without a story.

    Jenni Cover

    Church Point Ferry Service Website


    Church Point Ferry Service has launched their new website. Current timetable and fares can be seen at www.churchpointferryservice.com  

    Penny Gleen
    Church Point Ferry Service
    0433 038 408

    Kindy Curry 'N' Trivia - A Quizzical Night

    The hall was decorated in Indian silks, candles on the tables, white table cloths & pink runners, and a rostrum with carpets snaked through the room (design by Ruth Tedder).  Indian music gently played as people started to arrive.  Poppadums and chutneys were already on the tables, and a seating plan directed our guests to their places.  A quick stop at the bar for an Indian beer, and the curry night has begun.

    Friends of the kindy had cooked up a storm, with plentiful (and diverse) curries and raita and chutneys, and it was very efficiently served by a team of mothers from the kitchen.  While it was served, the Quiz Master's gorgeous assistant (Lizzie Hazelwood) wafted among the tables, distributing the first sheet of the Quiz - the Picture Round - and there was a distinct shuffling of chairs as the teams closed ranks.

    The bar out on the deck was a little chilly that night, though it was toasty inside the Hall, with so many people and so much hot food.  But the wine and beer were plentiful and popular.

    And then the Quiz Master arrived (Jon Hazelwood).  Magnificently arrayed in a spangly suit, the Quiz Master is Always Right (though many of the contestants clearly thought this was Not The Case!).  Identifying pictures and music, answering questions on general knowledge and local history (exactly how high above sea level is the highest point of the island...?), and making towers from newspaper and tape kept all the contestants busy for the night.

    Prizes were given for the winning team (the Mamas and the Poppadums, and not just because Bill Gye was on the team, they really did answer the questions!), best team name (Trivial Hirsute) and the individual round (how many steps in the Centre Point tower?).

    The evening made around $2000 for the kindy, which is a goodly sum - but best of all, everyone had a great time!

    Thank you's go to the following:

    Donations were made by Terrey Hills Tavern, Pittwater Cellars, Newport Bottler and Dan Murphy
    Curries etc made by : Carol Floyd, Lisa McDonald, Dorothy Pollard, Jon Hazelwood, Petra Godfrey, Nikki Gibson, Justine Kimi, Nicole Griffiths, Jane Kennedy, Harriet Stacey, Emma Valente, Kylie Bennetts & Camille Blyth.

    Team in the kitchen : Ruth Tedder, Nikki Gibson, Catherine Moy, Nicole Griffiths and Dorothy Pollard
    Bar manned by : Gordon Floyd, Giles Westley and Petra Godfrey
    Temporary shelter over the bar when it started to rain : Giles Westley
    PA loaned by the Flaming Doghouse / Scotland Island Players
    Jon's suit from Lizzie Brand's Interlace (9981 4247)
    Equipment loaned by friends too numerous to mention individually
    Also thanks to the guests who helped clean up at the end of the night
    Contestants from : Scotland Island and the Western Foreshores

    Next Kindy event - Spring Market Fair, 21st September.  Watch this space!!


    A Day for Everyone at Catherine Park
    Sunday September 7th

    Come to a Father's Day BBQ in Catherine Park

    From 10am

    Gourmet Sausage Sizzle
    Kids Games and Races
    and serving great Espresso Coffee and Snacks from the Scotland Island Café

    Behind the Mask of Autism

    A FUNdraiser for 3 severely Autistic children

    Come One, Come All, lets play a MASQUERADE Ball
    "Event being planned now for late November"

    Join us to help create a fantastic fundraising event to support 3 amazing Autistic children, including our local little girl Felicity!

    We would love your ideas and skills to make this into a dazzling night to remember!

    We need your help with items such as catering, decorations, gathering items to be auctioned, waiting tables on the evening etc and are forming up our committee now.

    "Meet the children you are supporting".
    Hannah is a beautiful and lively 7-year-old girl who has a twinkle in her eye and loves to play with clay. Blake, 11 years old, gives great cuddles and never gives up as he tries so hard to master what he is learning. Felicity also 7 years old, just loves her puzzles and frequently makes us laugh out loud with her infectious giggle.

    All three children are absolute characters and their willingness to persevere is inspiring as they all choose every day to participate with us and their team of loving volunteers to learn and grow.

    Over the course of each Son-Rise Program™; all three children have mastered toilet training, are developing language, and most importantly learning how to have meaningful relationships and enjoy the people around them.

    All three families provide a full-time home based Son-Rise Program™ for their children; whilst still caring for other young siblings, running a household, working, and carefully keeping the regime of diet and supplementation that is so critical for Autistic children.

    General Waste Collection - Scotland Island and Western Shores

    A Reminder

    The next General and Metal clean-up collection will occur Monday, the 15th September 2008. This applies to all properties on the Western Shores of Pittwater and Scotland Island. Please note the special restrictions on the types of products that can be collected. Further information at Council's website.

    A maximum of 3 cubic meters (approx. a small trailer load)
    Separate metals from the other general clean up material
    Place materials on the kerbside no later than 6am prior to collection date
    Appliances such as hot water heaters, refrigerators, stoves, etc - doors must be removed
    Furniture - doors must be removed
    General household items
    Paint tins - empty and lids removed

    Vegetation (keep for vegetation collection)
    Food scraps and wrappings
    Bricks or other building materials
    Tyres or other car parts
    Recyclable materials such as paper, glass, PET plastic
    Paint and oil (take to Belrose Waste Management Centre)

    Contact Pittwater Council: Phone: 9970 1111 Fax: 9970 7150

    Peninsula Music Club Recital

    Peninsula Music Club Friday 12th September, Loquat Valley Prep School, 1977 Pittwater Road Bayview, at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm).

    Peninsula Music Club in conjunction with the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia proudly present TATIANA KOLESOVA the 2nd prize- winner, Best Performer of a Chamber Music Work, Best Performer of a work of by a Russian Composer and Best Female Competitor of the 2008 Competition. She will perform works by Chopin, Schubert, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.

    Tickets $20, school students free.

    A sparkling wine supper will be served after the performance.
    Tickets available at the door.

    Enquiries please phone Janice Tuynman 9999-1937.

    Do you tie up at a public jetty?

    Important Information for those who regularly tie-up at public jetties on Scotland Island

    This from Council today:

    Many people have not seen the notices placed at each wharf asking for anyone who presently ties up a boat at Tennis Court Wharf, Bells Wharf, Carols Wharf or Bells wharf to contact myself here at Council to be placed on the listing for future users.

    As you are aware the Plan of management for Pittwater Wharves has now been adopted and this is the first step of many to implement the tie -ups at each wharf.

    If you need more information please contact me on the number below

    Tanya Carmont
    Reserves & Recreation Officer
    Ph: 9970 1353 Fax: 9970 1389

    The local guide

    What's On in Pittwater - Self Editing Event Diary Click Here  
    Scotland Island Traders - On-line shopping from your computer, through your door on Scotland Island. Contact Graeme on 0419460331 or click here for full details  
    Local Real Estate Agents:  
    Century 21 Showcase Pittwater L.J.Hooker Mona Vale
    PMC Hill (subscribe to their newsletter here) Pittwater Real Estate
    Government Organisations:
    Local Pittwater Council, or email them at pittwater_council@pittwater.nsw.gov.au  or by clicking here.
    Federal: Bronwyn Bishop, Member for Mackellar by clicking here or Bronwyn.Bishop.MP@aph.gov.au
    State: Rob Stokes, Member for Pittwater, at pittwater@parliament.nsw.gov.au or by clicking here
    Local Transport: Scotland Island Community Vehicle: Info: click here. Phone (0404103700)    Church Point Ferries (0408296997) Church Point Ferry Timetable click here  Manly Warringah Cabs (0299725600) Palm Beach Cruises (0299974815) Pink Water Taxi (0428238190)
    Local Accommodation
    Bed & Breakfast: Scotland Island Lodge: or http://www.scotlandislandlodge.com.au (0299793301)
    Yacht Clubs Woody Point Yacht Club  or http://www.wpyc.com.au 
      Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club or http://www.rpayc.com.au/
    Short Term Holiday Accommodation: ) Wiringulla Retreat (0299718375) or here
      Treetops on Towlers Bay' (0293322611) info@walkabouttours.com.au
    Budget Accommodation:

    On the doorstep of the Ku-ring-gai Chase N P: Pittwater YHA, Ph 0299995748 www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=31 

    Local Pittwater Studies Website: http://www.pittlink.net/ls
    Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade: http://www.sirfb.org.au

    Emergency Contact Numbers

    • NSW Police: 000, Police Assistance Line: 13 1444, general information 9281 0000
    • Broken Bay Water Police 9910 7899 or 0412 162 093
    • NSW Fire Service: 000, general information 9265 2999
    • NSW Ambulance Service: 000, general information 9320 7777
    • Rural Fire Service: 000, general information 9450 3000
    • State Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES: 9486 3399
    • National Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information 9457 9322
    • Dept of Community Services: general information 9977 6011
    • Sydney Water: 132 090
    • Energy Australia: 131 388, (ah) 131 909

    Membership of SIRA, Emergency Scotland Island Water Contacts and Application for Water + Guidelines for water, in one document: click here for information (while online)Download the Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' by clicking here (while online)

    Airlines, Buses and Railways

    Sydney Airport: Arrivals and Departures Qantas Information                    Jetstar Information Virgin Blue Information
    Sydney Buses Information.  Sydney Ferries Information City Rail Timetables & Information. Country Link Rail Timetable


    Join SIRA You can now join the 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 2105. Please NO CASH. Contact SIRA at sirapittwater@hotmail.com Join WPCA

    To join the Western Pittwater Community Association, contact Michael Wiener at m2wiener@bigpond.net.au

    Archived Newsletters 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 here or by visiting the Mona Vale Library. The Island website is at www.scotlandisland.org.au


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