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A Brilliant Dogs
(1:30am Sunday morning)
Rule number one, “Don’t write emails while emotional”. Rule number
two,”Don’t write emails while slightly intoxicated”, Rule number three,
“Occasionally break your own rules”.
So with that in mind let me say that the “Hard Dogs Night” (the
Beatles) was bloody fantastic! Of course, familiarity with the music
greatly helps. Like two racing locomotives on parallel train tracks,
memory and input matched each other all the way; or let me say that the
alignment of recollection and readily was like two old lovers meeting
and holding hands, all age and imperfections forgiven.
From “Love Me Do” to the “Last Love You Make” (end of Seargent
Pepper’s) the enthusiasm, hard work, joy in presentation and talent was
brimming. Not only did most of those present know the songs; most of us
know the people playing for us and their individual stories, and in
moments like these the admiration and affection is real, witness an
hour of hugs, handshakes and kind words afterwards before most people
were ready to part company.
In any quarter the musicianship was of a high standard. The familiar
tracks rolled on one after the other, the crowd swayed and sang each
song and the end of each number was met with rapturous applause.
The time and work this has taken, not just to put this together, but to
accumulate the underlying competencies required, deserves hats off, OMG
respect for the 1,000’s of hours invested.
While Jill “We know It’s Your Birthday”, John and Chuck kept it going
in the background, the Fab Four David, Gordon, Matt and Basil, were,
well, fab! Tim on the keyboard, cello and vocals was a great fifth
Beatle. The trumpeting from Tom (watch this space) and the blond
bombshell Derry hit the vocal high spots. The saxophonist was straight
out of wonderland and I am sure Petra’s soul is gradually being
possessed by a black musician from a blues club in Memphis.
Thanks guys, bla bla the usual clichés about being in a great
community, but in this case the clichés are very true!
Don’t miss next
week’s final performances!
Christmas at Elvina Bay Fire Shed
One, Come All ! - Saturday December 3
This is an invitation to all offshore, Island and Bays residents and
their close friends and family to come celebrate
Christmas together at the Elvina Fire Shed on December 3rd.
A fabulous Christmas feast will be prepared Santa's elves, the menu
including Brown Sugar Glazed Free Range Ham, Rolled and Stuffed Free
Range Turkey with pistachios and cranberries, a filo Bonbon of Roasted
Vegetables, mustardy potatoes, spiced baby beetroots, and a festive
salad of many colours.
There will be a delicious Frozen Christmas Pudding covered with warm
chocolate for dessert.
The world famous Elvina Bar will be well stocked and open from 6pm,
with a special Mojito cocktail available by the jug.
Children's Meals $5
of tickets would be great so the Elves know how many to cater for -
call Therese on 0438 279 766.
just turn up and buy tickets on the night.
Children's meals will be served at 6.30, and adults meals begin at
7.30. A mystery guest may make an appearance, so come prepared for a
Woody Point Yacht Club
History of the club began back in the early 1980’s, with the original
charter enshrining the philosophy of the members. It states that "Primary motivation was
and is the enjoyment of Pittwater" the original charter is
still the soul of the Club. www.wpyc.com.au
and in the spirit of the charter I would like to invite all off-shore
people to join us in our Christmas celebration.
Deck That Rocks
10th December 7pm
fab covers band
festive food and open bar
$45 (free to members and one guest)
Sally 0407554028 or Ian 0432576942 Betsi 0466540987
18 December from 5pm
Here is information and a claim form to apply for an $80.00 rebate due
to the electricity outage experienced Island-wide from 9pm Friday,
November 18, 2011 until 1pm Saturday, November 19, 2011
Ausgrid Customer Service Standards Brochure
Ausgrid Customer Service Standards Claim Form
Letters to the Editor
Thinking about the future
I know you mean well and have the community at heart ,but we have
listened to you on the issues of roads, drainage and walking tracks and
what has it cost us and what have we got ?
Sometimes the cheapest option is not allways the best.
Remember we are all entitled to an opinion.
The Story of the new
pontoon at Tennis – Your island community in action
installation of the new pontoon at Tennis is an example of a community
working together to achieve a successful outcome.
Good places to moor your commuter boat on the Island are always
difficult to find and Tennis Wharf was no exception in 2010. The
existing commuter pontoon was run down, disintegrating, overcrowded and
just plain unsafe. So when an opportunity to secure some second
hand pontoons in good shape came up, the enterprising Colin Haskell,
Paul Kinnison, John Travers, Jennifer Knox (Tennis Wharf Coordinator)
and Ian Souter jumped at the chance to get them for Tennis and perhaps
for other future Island wharves.
Ok, now what? We had some good replacement pontoons, but how could we
get them installed at Tennis, and who in Council do we have to talk to
for permission to do this? And, most of all, how much would it cost and
who was going to pay?
So the first port of call was a meeting with Pittwater Council in
August 2010. They had to get back to us before any work could begin on
our proposal to build, pay for, and manage the pontoon ourselves.
In September 2010 Colin Haskell organised a meeting of the users of the
pontoon and the group was called “TUG” as in the Tennis (Wharf) Users
Group. This first meeting of TUG (which consisted of 35 boat owners)
was held to tell everyone about the meeting with Council and get its
approval for the proposal.
After many weeks of phone calls, a letter was sent to Council in
December asking for a written response. In January 2011, we received a
letter giving in principle support for the project, subject to certain
A second meeting was held with TUG members in January 2011 and it was
agreed that we repair the second-hand pontoons and get quotes for the
installation. The TUG members also agreed to fund the cost of the
refurbishment and installation of the pontoon (pilings and ramp) out of
their own pockets including a yearly fee for maintenance and insurance.
SIRA also kicked in funds in support of the venture.
In February 2011, a team of TUG members spent many hours fixing up the
second-hand pontoon to get it ready for installation.
After a meeting with Council staff in March 2011, Council agreed to our
proposal. We would sign a license agreement, with Council as Reserve
Trust Managers,that covered management, maintenance standards and
insurance requirements for the pontoon. However, Council required that
an incorporated body enter into the license agreement and take out the
required public liability insurance.
TUG then approached SIRA to be involved as the incorporated body, and
SIRA agreed. This was a major win because it had been agreed that the
community could install and operate the pontoon independently from
Council! YAY! It meant that the community could run this on an informal
and consultative basis to suit user’s needs.
The license agreement between Council and SIRA was signed and the work
started on the installation of the pilings and the pontoon in September
2011. In October it was ready for use!
The new, safer and larger pontoon is a major achievement and
demonstrates that when a community is motivated to reach an outcome it
can happen with teamwork and some enthusiastic individuals to drive it.
Of course there were some challenges along the way, e.g.:
Well done and many thanks to all those who put so many hours of work
and effort to achieve this outcome, including Colin Haskell, Paul
Kinnison, John Travers, Ian Souter, Mark Kirby, Gordon Floyd, Michael
Chapman for legal advice, the SIRA Committee members and especially the
TUG members who now enjoy their lovely new commuter pontoon.
- Persuading Council to allow a piece of infrastructure
to be completely run by the community
- Collecting funds from everyone
- Overcoming scepticism and keeping members informed on
SIRA Wharves Project Team Leader
Offshore Art Raffle
a beautiful unframed artwork by local artists including:
Nettie Lodge, David Wardman, Marion van den Driesschen, Michelle
Macdonald, Paul Smith, Tracy Smith, Gwyn Perkins, June Lahm, Carole
Corrie, Penelope Wise, Anne Willman…
To view the artworks visit: http://watermarks.net.au/offshore-art-raffle/
Just $5 per ticket, or 3 for $10, or 6 for $15, or 15 lucky tickets for
Tickets on sale from The Gone Fishing Gallery and PMC Hill at Church
Point or buy online (minimum purchase $15) via: http://www.stickytickets.com.au/7146
The draw will be at the Dog Race on Xmas Eve at Church Point.
All proceeds go towards recovering the costs of the WaterMarks Open
Studios event which was held during the wettest 48 hours in September
since records began (42 years ago!).
Thank you and good luck!
PITTWATER’S LOCAL HEROES
Nominations are now open for Pittwater’s 2012 Australia Day Awards to
be announced at next year’s Australia Day celebrations at Bert Payne
Residents are encouraged to nominate outstanding citizens who have
contributed to their community in one of five categories: Pittwater
Citizen of the Year, Australia Day Award, Young Citizen of the Year,
Community Event of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year.
Pittwater Mayor Harvey Rose applauded the many volunteers who give
their time generously for the benefit of others.
“These people are often considered experts in their fields which cover
bushcare, aged care, lifesaving, emergency services, coastal patrol and
youth and community services to name just a few,” he said.
“Australia Day is a fitting time to recognise these residents who work
tirelessly behind the scenes making a significant contribution to their
community,” added Cr Rose.
Nomination forms for the Awards can be completed online at
www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au Printed copies are available from the
Council’s customer service centres and libraries at Avalon and Mona
Entries for the Awards close on Friday 16 December 2012. Nominations
can be mailed to: Community Relations Team, Pittwater Council, PO Box
882 Mona Vale, NSW 1660 or emailed to
Enquiries relating to the Awards or Pittwater’s Australia Day event can
be directed to the Community Relations Team on 9970 1119.
Community Relations Team, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1119
NEW Online site of Coal
Seam Gas - ABC
A couple of months ago there seemed to be quite a lot of interest in
relation to the screening of an Amercian documentary of the coal seam
gas industry in the US. Of more interest is what is happening
The ABC has launched a site today which looks into the coal seam gas
industry and it’s impact and potential impact in Australia.
and Group Fitness
With Just a few weeks till Christmas come along and give your body a
All Fitness levels welcome.
Outdoor Group Fitness at Catherine Park
Tuesday and Thursdays 8am.
CLASS Wednesdays 9:30am.
Casual class $22
Class term finishes Thursday the 22nd December. Starting back January
Call Patrice on 0406 483 036 for more info. or email email@example.com
If anybody knows the whereabouts or has any information to the BLACK
PLASTIC LEGS, upside down amongst the coleas, and the SUN FACE, which
was wired to thewhich stood palm tree in my garden.
Could they please return them or contact me.
I would like very much to have them back.......
thank you.......Phillippa Thomas....0407 244 677
"Skye" Cottage 61 Florence
Saturday December 10th. 9AM-3PM
Features. antiques, furniture, new woodstove, household,books
Last chance to buy 6M punt with 15HP four stroke Yamaha and 5M cruise
craft with 90HP 2 stroke Yamaha 300hours
Make an offer
Boats will go on consignment to Ray Phillips by December 3rd.
Contact Mary 0438 632 855
Wanted Mooring for
A young family that is expecting a baby is looking for a spot to moor a
boat not very far from Bells wharf. The boat is a 3-meter long
Polycraft. As you all know there is no space with relatively easy
access at the public wharf. If you're ready to rent out a spare spot at
your jetty please let us know on 0415877795. Cheers. Denis and Lana.
Hello, my name is Per Tinberg. I’ve just finished my first year of
university and am available for work over summer.
I’m 19 years old, strong, reliable and enthusiastic.
Looking for labouring, house/ block maintenance and anything else that
Grown up offshore- have boat- $20 / hr
My mobile number is: 0433 807 479
YHA IS LOOKING FOR A PART TIME ASSISTANT
For further information email Michael and Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
and include you background details / resume.
Michael and Sarah
Berth to Rent
Former residents of the
island have a berth in a private marina in Newport.
It will take a 20’ -26’ boat, has underground private
parking and security gated access.
$390 per Month and it has secured parking, water and electricity at the
berth. It is also the 1st berth and closest to the car park.
Mark 0414 430 677
$100, needs painting
Mike 0409 121 112
Bunk Bed, Cupboard
units and Lego
Wooden bunk bed with a pull out desk underneath and quality mattress. 2
matching high cupboard units.
All in excellent condition. $600 ono. Will sell separately.
Storage box with drawers full of Lego. $50.
Contact Melanie on 0415 440 662
Keep the kids/shopping dry! We are selling our much loved, very
reliable boat (FREEDOM 4.9m Angler, built 2004) as we're moving
from one beautiful island, Scotland Island to another, Singapore!
Has been on the beloved Pittwater for 2.5 years (on jetty at Bangalla
or at Quays Marina) and before that mostly garaged by weekend angler
with little time to fish.
70 HP Yamaha 2 stroke, approx 450 hrs, bimini top, all weather
fibreglass commuter with front & side clears, antifouled, GME 27mhz
radio & antenna, navman depth sounder/fish finder,12 v power
outlet, compass,new auto bilge pump,nav lights,life jackets,rod
holders, underfloor 70 litre fuel tank, Sea Link braked roller trailer
with alloy wheels.
$14,900. Call David: 0411282589
to give away
I have two sets of bunks and mattresses to give away. One set is
in very good shape with two very good mattresses, they are wood, 5
years old and can also work as two single bunks.
The second set is older, one good mattress and one not so good, can
also work as single beds.
If no one wants them I'll send to Vinnies.
Call Philip 0411 882 064
or SURF SKI
Do you have a kayak or paddle/surf ski (in good condition) that you
don't use and would be willing to sell in time for Christmas?
If so, please call Lea on 9979 7064 or 0410 680 825.
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership Application - click
here to download
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: email@example.com
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Services, Clubs &
Traders - On-line shopping
from your computer, through your door on Scotland Island. Contact
Graeme on 0419 460 331 or click
here for full details
of the Peace
- Bob Bolton - 9999 4092
of the Peace
- Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
of the Peace
- Paul Burchall - 0414 975 793
of the Peace
- Bob Mitchell (Mackeral Beach) - 0419 745 628
Community Arts Inc. - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan
9997 8079 email@example.com
Point Yacht Club - http://www.wpyc.com.au
Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02
Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/
02 9997 5511
Island Lodge - Bed
Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or
Escape - B & B at
Elvina Bay - Alison Newham 0423 598 760
on Towlers Bay - 02 9332 2611 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Hostel - 02 9999 5748 www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=31
Chambers - Celebrant (marriages, funerals etc)
Discount for all offshore residents. 9999 2445
IT Computer Services - Contact Robert
0427 890 357 or 9999 2942
Service - "No
job too small" - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community
sparky - www.sparky.com.au
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 email@example.com
- Thursdays - 0421762236 firstname.lastname@example.org
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 9979 3993 or
0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Mediterranean
cooking fortnightly - Nathalie - 9999 4449
/ The Forth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
- Mondays on SI Phone Jen Cudmore 0425 212 849
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- second Wednesday of the month - contact Nila on 9999 2445
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma email@example.com
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, firstname.lastname@example.org
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call Gordon on
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
|Marine Rescue Broken
Bay - Weekend
|(02) 9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
|Marine Rescue Broken
Bay - VHF Radio channel
|VHF Radio Channel:
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
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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