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- April 2008 -
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 9, Issue 312 April 2008
Many offshore residents participated in the 'Earth Hour' campaign to bring awareness to us of the need to conserve energy and to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas that we produce daily. It is surprisingly easy to set a target to reach for all of us. Perhaps a 10% reduction is achievable without getting our families offside! Consider turning off un-needed lights at night, disconnecting that old beer fridge for winter, or making one less 'urgent' dash to the point for a litre of milk. We can make a difference and we owe it to future Australians.
My name is Alyssa Marshall and I would like to offer flute lessons.
I have taught 1 student already. I am looking to teach beginners or students in primary school bands. I have a flute that I will hire out to the first student who doesn't already have an instrument to practice on, which they can use full time. I have been in all the Newport School Band and bandcamps, I was in the North Sydney Symphony Wind Orchestra (NSSWO) which was a selective orchestra and I have done some AMEB exams.
I am turning 14 in April and I am in year 9 at Oxford Falls Grammar School. I am currently getting lessons from John Lloyd and have been playing and getting lessons on the Flute for 8 years.
It would be greatly appreciated. Alyssa Marshall
5 Richard Road Scotland Island 2105
h) 999 73 775 m) 0437 13 8811
Sunday March 13th was a lovely sunny day for the 13th wine tasting held for the offshore community, this time in Elvina Bay. Dozens of wine lovers attended to taste a range of wines of exceptional quality and value. This is a 'not for profit' event, and you are never required to buy wine. Pretty good deal! If you want to be added to the list of those who get an email about a further tasting, please email Greg Roberts by clicking here.
The photos below show some of those enjoying the wine
Juliette Robertson, co editor of Water Access Only. Tales and Images from Pittwater will be speaking about the compiling of the book, with over 50 offshore residents as contributors on Wednesday 9 April at 6.30pm.
Juliette Robertson, the project co-ordinator and co-publisher for Water Access Only is a former corporate executive, a marketing consultant and executive coach.
She worked on the Writers’ Tent at the biennial Scotland Island Festival in 2004.
She lives on Scotland Island with her husband and two children.
Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater
Policy to Tackle
Tracy Smith has once again been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Salon Des Refuses. Recently her work was in Tasmania at the John Glover Award (together with island artist Carol Corrie) and in Mackay at The Libris Artist's Book Awards (together with Jan Melville).
Tracy will be giving an artist floor talk on Sunday 4th May at 3.00.
National Trust SH Ervin Gallery
Observatory Hill Follow the road right to the end. Plenty of parking at the back
Online Boating Safety
As Australians, we are in a unique
position to help stop the human rights violations taking place right
now in Tibet.
As you read this, Tibetans are mourning
an unknown number of their dead from these recent protests - the
number is unknown because China is keeping out all international
media and human rights monitors. But China can't afford too much
damage to its international reputation, and will listen to
Australia's concerns. Foreign pressure is mounting, but no-one is
better placed to be the voice of reason than Australians.
Baked autumn fruit compote
Kindy to the Point
Those of you who were on the Island in
2001 will remember the Gyuto Monks who blessed us all with their
presence – an evening of wonderful harmonic chanting, creating a
sand mandala in the Community Hall, Jampa Tashi’s teachings in the
evenings, workshops in the park and cricket after school. It was a
Since this broadcast, the response was overwhelming and Jampa Tashi has now had the operation and is recovering. The funds received not only covered Jampa Tashi’s medical expenses, but produced a surplus which has now been put towards the purchase of an Ambulance for Dharmsala, the spiritual centre for the Tibetan people in exile and the home of the Dalai Lama. At present, there is only a jeep to transport seriously ill monks to Delhi and, on some occasions, these trips have not been able to save a life. For all of those who remember the Monks and wish to donate additional funds, please choose one of the options above. (Submitted by Cass Gye)
The AGM of the WPCA was held on Sunday March 30th. This well attended meeting elected a strong committee, headed by Michael Wiener as president and with new secretary Penny Gleen. Among the new committee members are Margie Morris and Tejinder Gill who changes role from Secretary to committee member.
Attendees heard of developments at Church Point, news of a fundraiser to gather funds for a solar panel at Pittwater High School and a great car sharing plan.
Annual General Meeting - SIRA
resident and principal Tanya Mottl is still zipping about in her
boat and looking after the area and View Real Estate has joined
forces with one of the world’s largest real estate networks,
CENTURY 21 . They are now trading as Century 21 Showcase
Pittwater, still based in the Bayview Anchorage Marina (renowned
for its fabulous Green Pearl Thai Restaurant and Bayview Kiosk
which can be accessed by boat).
21 has over 7,300 offices in 83 countries with exclusive
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The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of the Scotland Island Residents Association (SIRA), or any of the associated Pittwater Offshore Resident's Committees
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