Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 6, Issue 54; April 2004
The AGM of the SIRA is in early June, in the Community Centre . A firm date has yet to be decided. Our little community has been extremely busy this year, with major changes to water distribution, drainage and the Church Point Precinct among the items of news. Some very major changes are planned for the next 12 months and you are warmly invited to attend the AGM to voice your approval or disagree with the path your committee are taking. Every financial member of the association will receive a notice of the meeting. To join SIRA, click here
In this Issue:
The AGM of the Scotland Island Residents Association will be held in early June. More details in a SPECIAL Pittwater Offshore Newsletter in a few weeks.
PRINCIPAL HAS ISLAND LINK 50 YEARS BACK
There will be another film screening at the Fire Shed. The film is 'The Emperor's new groove'. The film begins at 4.00 pm on Saturday 1st May, followed by a sausage sizzle.
The entry is $5.00
and includes juice and popcorn.
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Business, trades and industry representatives are invited to attend Pittwater Council's seventh Pittwater Business/Industry Forum, to be held at Royal Motor Yacht Club, 46 Prince Alfred Parade, Newport as a breakfast session from 7.15-9.15am on Wednesday 19 May 2004.
This year's Forum has a central theme of “Export Assistance for Businesses” and “Implications of the US Free Trade Agreement”. It will feature a presentation by Robert Sutton from Austrade and a discussion on how business people can gain assistance to export their products, as well as the far-reaching effects of the US Free Trade Agreement on many businesses, from boat importers to sellers of car parts and computer software.
Robert’s role at Austrade is to assist where possible to expand export business in Pittwater and to advise businesses on export strategies, as required.
The breakfast session will be provided for $25 per person, and exhibition space at the Forum is available for participants. For more information: Gay McCorby, Corporate Communications Officer, Tel: 9970 1119
Councillor Lynne Czinner has been voted Mayor of Pittwater Council. Cr Czinner served as Deputy Mayor to former Mayor Patricia Giles for four consecutive terms, from 1998 to 2002. She was elected on to the first Pittwater Council in May 1992.
Mayor Czinner said.
“I am committed to protecting our natural environment and lifestyle, promoting ecologically sustainable development in Pittwater, and to providing walking and bike paths as well as recreational facilities for all ages. I believe we have a very strong environmental team who will achieve great things for Pittwater. I am available and open to listen to any ideas or issues residents may have with Council. We will get back to the “grass roots” of the people to really reflect the desires of our residents – consulting with them, talking with them and finding out what they want. All Councillors will be out and about – they are your conduit to good local decision-making.”
Other councillors elected to the central ward were:
A successful hazard reduction was carried out to the west of the houses in Towlers Bay. Members of our brigade (Scotland Island). were involved with the West Pittwater brigade. A hazard reduction mostly burns fuel ( small branches, leaf litter etc.) on the ground. Individual householders on the island can take note of the need to keep this potential fire hazard to a minimum by clearing around our houses. The Scotland Island Fire Brigade welcomes 7 new members, who are undergoing training, so welcome to; Simon Lambe Matt Lambe Sally Moodie John Marshall Basil Daher Jason Moodie Michael Fruin
Exploration & the Perfect Blueberry Muffin
Trudi Engler started the Ballet School on Scotland Island in 1963. She is one of the community’s living treasures and probably it’s oldest resident. Trudi, having been both a professional dancer in Europe and teacher in classical and modern dance, as well as a physical education instructor has given to several generations of children the delights of a classical ballet training and the experience of performing at the annual Christmas concert. Many adults have also benefited from her fitness classes as well as her words of wisdom on health and life-style.
Up until the early 80’s Trudi had used the fire-shed as a dance studio and performance space. With the support of the drama group, the Scotland Island community and the then Warringah Shire Council, she finally saw her dream realised for a proper space for her students. Trudi remembers making many cups of tea every weekend for the parents who were rostered on to assist with the construction of the Community Hall.
It is always a delight at the end of every year to see her students ranging from 3 to 16 perform with poise and grace in such classics as Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and many other fairy tales. Months before, Trudi will already be preparing the children and costumes so that every child has their moment to sparkle.
If you are interested in finding our about classes for children and adults, you can contact Trudi on 9979 9882.
Exercise to music adults’ class 8:00-9:00 am Saturday
Children’s age groups 9:00 to 1:00pm Saturdays
Extra practise classes for exam students available
Just send your order Thursday morning for delivery Saturday. Shop yourself or let us do it for you! Deliveries available from the following quality suppliers: Coles (Warriewood), Thompsons Fresh Foods, Village Fruit Market, Caotic Chook, Vina Bakery and Pittwater Cellars. Also available are 15l bottles of spring water and the weekend newspapers. All this delivered to your door (Island and bays) every Saturday for a percentage of the grocery order. For further details, please call Graeme on 0419 460331
Household Chemical Collection
This trip is for the
moderately fit walker. For further information please call Annette
Ritchie on 9979 7122
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