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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
January 24, 2011
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Gone Fishing Gallery 
Charity Art Auction for Qld Flood victims - Friday 28 from 7pm


WHAT        ART AUCTION to raise money for Queensland Flood Victims
WHERE     GONE FISHING GALLERY, 1858 Pittwater Road, Church Point (in the old Pasadena on Pittwater building)
WHEN        7PM Friday night, 28 January 2011.

For further information or images contact Paul Smith, coordinator,
0404 103 601 or on FACEBOOK webpage:

Charity Art Auction Night for Qld Flood victims
Would you like to contribute towards this evening ?

The Gallery is looking for people who would like to contribute towards the evening by providing  "finger-food" for the guests.

If you feel you would like to contribute in this way please contact Nathalie on 9999 4449 for more details

Seafood Guy at Church Point
 28 Jan 6-7pm
Scott the seafood guy will be at the point from 6-7pm on the 28th of January.
He will donate $2.00 from every kilo of prawns sold for the the fund raiser being held that night.

For orders Ph 0431726889

The Flaming Doghouse presents
The Dog Side of the Moon RELOADED


Island Cafe
We will be open for a holiday special, Australia Day, Wednesday morning, 10 till 12.
The cafe is still planning to open every Sunday, but there are some current issues with numbers of volunteers.  I’m sure this will be resolved soon, just bear with us, and join us for a holiday special.
Stroll down to the park for your Aussie Day coffee, and sit and chat with your neighbours.  I’m sure the nice ones will be there this week...
As usual, anyone who can make a cake, please bring it down on Wednesday morning.
Looking forward to a coffee outing, don’t let us down.
Cafe Crew

Local Council Notices

Pittwater's Australia Day Activities

Now in its 23rd year. Pittwater’s annual Australia Day Breakfast on the Beach will be held at Bert Payne Reserve at Newport Beach on Wednesday 26 January 2011.

Celebrations will get underway from 7am, with local service clubs preparing hot breakfasts and drinks until 10.45am. There will also be plenty of activities during the morning, including thong-throwing contests, treasure hunts and face-painting.

Australia Day Ambassador Nina Funnell, anti-violence campaigner and NSW Young Australian of the Year finalist, will present Pittwater’s Australia Day awards during a citizenship ceremony starting at 8am.

Federal Member for Mackellar the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop and Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes MP are guests of honour at the citizenship ceremony, along with Pittwater Councillors. Over 40 new citizens from 18 countries will make their pledge of loyalty to Australia during the ceremony.

Mayor Harvey Rose said Australia Day was a time to reflect on the birth of the nation and the efforts of those who have shaped Australia as a country.

“We should also remember the traditional owners of the land, whose culture is still evident in the local area,” he said

The Mayor paid tribute to the local Rotary, Lions and Zonta service clubs and the Rural Fire Service and SES for their organisation of Pittwater’s Australia Day activities.

“The Breakfast on the Beach has been an annual event since 1988, thanks to these local volunteer groups.”

Entertainment at this year’s Australia Day at Newport Beach will be provided by the Snake Gully Bush Band and soloist Naoise Teahan-Thomson will perform the national anthem and a selection of Australian ballads.  Griego the Great Magician will also keep the crowd entertained with roving magic tricks from 8am.

Hot breakfasts of bacon or sausage and egg rolls and pancakes are $4 a serve, with lamingtons, fairy floss and hot and cold drinks also on sale.  All funds raised on the day will benefit local service clubs and volunteer emergency services. Volunteers will also be selling raffle tickets to help raise funds for the victims of the Queensland flood disaster.

Following the Breakfast on the Beach, the Royal Motor Yacht Club will host the Annual Australia Day Parade of Sail. Local boat owners interested in participating should register with the Royal Motor Yacht Club on 9997 5511.

For more information about Pittwater’s Australia Day celebrations visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au or www.australiaday.com.au

Contact: Community Relations, Pittwater Council
Phone: 9970 1119 or 9970 1172

Scotland Island Bicentenary Celebrations nominated for Pittwater Event of the Year

The Pittwater Australia Day Awards will be presented at the Australia Day Breakfast on the Beach event on Wednesday 26 January 2011.

There are five categories of awards;

Pittwater Citizen of the Year,
Pittwater Senior Citizen of the Year,
Pittwater Young Citizen of the Year,
Pittwater Event of the Year and
Pittwater Sportsperson of the Year.

The morning's activities begin at 8.00am with the presentation of the Pittwater Australia Day Awards followed by a Citizenship Ceremony.

There will be fun for all the family including face painting, thong throwing, a treasure hunt.

Enjoy a hot breakfast with sausage & egg rolls, bacon & egg rolls and pancakes.  Hot and cold drinks, lamingtons and fairy floss will also be on sale.

All funds raised on the day will benefit local service organisations such as the Pittwater Rotary, Lions, Rural Fire Service and the SES.

For more information contact Corporate Communications Officers on 02 9970 1119

The Pilot Theatre Performance and Mentoring Project
Performance at 7.30pm on Monday 24th Jan at the SI Fire Shed

This is a 2-year project, which aims to provide a platform for refugee young people (aged
12-25) to develop theatre pieces to share their stories of survival and resilience with the

To assist in the development of their performance pieces, the young people will
be trained in an eclectic range of theatrical techniques including physical theatre,
choreography, mime, script development, voice production, film, lighting, sound and set
design, art installation, music making etc.

The mentoring stage of the project, in the second year, provides an opportunity for
refugee young people, who have participated in the previous performance, to build
on this experience, by mentoring other refugee young people to develop performance
pieces. This would involve the training of former performance participants (aged 16-25)
in mentoring skills including production, planning and management skills. The mentors,
guided by the project leaders, would then facilitate the development of a second theatre
piece with a new set of refugee young people. The experience of mentoring has been
shown to provide significant educational and psychological benefits for both mentee and
mentor. The most benefit is for the mentor.

The project group is doing a mentoring workshop on the Island this weekend and will be presenting a partial performance with audience interaction afterwards, at 7.30pm on Monday 24th Jan at the SI Fire Shed. Gold coin donation.

• Project Coordination - Catherine Maguire-Donvito, Counselling Psychologist and
School Counsellor. ( for any queries 0414741438 - Catherine, Annabelle, Tammy)
• Ruth Hartcher-O’Brien – Drama Teacher and Teacher of English as a Second
• Max Schneider – Psychologist and Education Liaison Officer at STARTTS.

Plumber Required
Looking for a local plumber as I have to have my septic tank inspected in accordance with Councils requirements. My property is on McCarrs Creek opposite the marina.
Ross on 0409987027.

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