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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach
April 19, 2010
Notices for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Annual General Meeting
Scotland Island & Offshore Children’s Services

Dear Parents/Carers

We would like to invite you to a wine and cheese evening to provide you with an update of the Centre and to meet Michelle Wickens our new Director; and hear Michelle’s exciting new plans for our Centre.
Tuesday 27th April - 7.30pm to 9.00pm Scotland Island Kindy

General Agenda
  1. 7.30pm Registration and Welcome.
  2. 7.35pm Previous Minutes.
  3. 7.40pm Centre Update and Treasurers Report.
  4. 7.45pm Election of Committee Members.
  5. 7.50pm Introduction to Staff.
  6. 8.00pm Directors presentation of new program and plans for Centre.
  7. 8.30pm Questions and Answers.
  8. 9.00pm Close of meeting.
This is a great opportunity to come and meet Michelle, hear her vision for the Centre, ask questions and make any contributions.

Please RSVP by Thursday 22nd April to Nikki in the office on 9979 7856 or email your confirmation of attendance.

We look forward to seeing you all there.
Best Regards
The Committee

Kindy Cafe
Sunday Mornings

Just a reminder that the cafe will be open  Sunday mornings selling delicious coffee and cakes.

Kindy Ten Dollar Tables

The Kindy Ten Dollar Tables got off to a good start last week with Bec and her 'My Little Hippy' childrens' clothing stall and Boyd's organic chillies both proving to be very popular with coffee shop customers.  Are you having a clear out?  Got some books to sell?  Got a bumper crop of curry leaves?  Want to offer or promote an island service?  Then come down to the coffee shop at 9.30am to set up a stall - no bookings necessary. You pay $10 to the Kindy and then you can keep your profits.  If you have something small to sell or something to sell but don't want to set up a stall yourself, then we will also have a general produce stall where you can have your products sold for you.  I am happy to collect any items, just give me a call.  Barbara 0400 377 056.

YOGA in the PARK
Come and Enjoy DRU YOGA in Catherine Park, Scotland Island
Tuesdays, 9.00 to 10.30 am

Through graceful sequences of movement, pranayama asanas, relaxation and meditation, you can release tension and experience the full joy of life.

Suitable for all fitness levels and ages.
Bring a mat, blanket and a bottle of water

Ring Katya on 0414 187 916 or just turn up for a complementary introductory lesson
or ring Rosemary Haskell (99793301)

Local Council Notices
Pittwater residents are being invited to information sessions on the updated Warringah Pittwater Bush Fire Risk Management Plan.

The plan will be on exhibition to from Friday 16 April until Friday 28 May 2010.

Two sessions are scheduled in Pittwater to discuss changes to the bushfire plan:

  • Thursday 22 April, 6pm to 7.30pm – Angophora Room, Nelson Heather Centre, 4 Jackson Road, Warriewood
  • Wednesday 28 April, 6pm to 7.30pm – Room 1, Avalon Recreation Centre, 59a Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon.
The Council’s Natural Environment & Education Manager Mark Beharrell said the plan aimed to reduce the risk to people, property and the environment through strategies such as hazard reduction and community education.

Mr Beharrell said that sessions would be hosted by a Safety Officer from the Warringah Pittwater Rural Fire Service.

“The info sessions are intended to be an open forum where residents can ask questions and give feedback,” he said.

“The plan identifies the level of bushfire risk across Warringah and Pittwater and establishes strategies to manage risk.”

“Changes to the plan include more targeted advice for residents, such as assessing risk based on the type of terrain a property is located on, “ said Mr Beharrell.

The revised plan has been prepared by the Warringah Pittwater Bush Fire Management Committee which includes representatives from the Rural Fire Service, Pittwater and Warringah Councils, National Parks, NSW Fire Brigade, Department of Lands and other relevant land managers.

For copies of the Warringah Pittwater Bush Fire Risk Management Plan visit www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au Copies are also available at Pittwater Council’s customer service centres and libraries at 1 Park Street Mona Vale and 59A Old Barrenjoey Road Avalon.  To book into an information session contact Kim Caswell on 9970 1338 or email Kim_Caswell@pittwater.nsw.au

Media contact:     Mark Beharrell, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1368


Pittwater Council’s Coastal Environment Centre (CEC) will host an inspiring talk about how art can shape a more sustainable environment with ecology and sociology academic David Curtis.
The talk will take place at the CEC at Lake Road North Narrabeen on Thursday 29 April at 6:30pm.  This inspirational workshop will focus on the role of visual and performing arts in shaping behaviour to be more environmentally sustainable. 
The workshop will help participants such as artists, scientists, community workers, funding representatives, academics and teachers in utilising fun, creative means for promoting their sustainability message. 

Pittwater Mayor Harvey Rose said that the Council was looking at new ways of engaging residents with the sustainability message.  “We’re fortunate to live in a community that has a high interest in the arts and the environment,” he said.
CEC Executive Management Consultant Gary Jackson said that David Curtis would demonstrate through his research how art can influence sustainable behaviour. “Art events play an important role in mobilising and empowering a community,” he said.
The audience will have the opportunity to see a part-screening of ‘The Plague and the Moonflower,’ a production presented by the Armidale community.  This production demonstrates the need to transform industrial humanity through direct encounters, with the natural environment and art.

David Curtis has worked on community cultural development around NSW for many years and has completed a PHD on how art influences attitudes and values. 

Limited bookings include light refreshments at $10 p.p. For bookings or further information call Katherine Keighran on 9970 1366 or email katherine_keighran@pittwater.nsw.gov.au

Media contact:  Tina Demetriou, Event Manager, CEC Ph: 9970 1676

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your family tree?

To celebrate the 2010 NSW Heritage Festival Mona Vale Library will be running a free family history seminar on Wednesday 21 April at 6.30pm.

Tony Dawson from the Manly, Warringah & Pittwater Historical Society will give tips on how to begin researching your family history? 

Library Manager Cathy Howie said that this is the perfect seminar for those who are interested in knowing more about genealogy and how they can get started.
The seminar will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and will include tea and coffee. Bookings are essential on 9970 1600.
As part of the Heritage Festival there are also a few places left to take a tour of Stella James House at Avalon on Sunday 18 April at 10.15am.

The tour of the Walter Burley Griffin designed house, will take in some of the parks close to the house, as well as the house and gardens. 

Led by the National Trust the cost of the tour is $15 for members of the Walter Burley Griffin Society and $20 for non members. Bookings are essential on 9970 1600.
The theme for the 2010 National Trust Heritage Festival is ‘The making of our nation’ with a series of events across Sydney and regional NSW until 24 April 2010.
For more information about festival events visit www.nationaltrust.com.au/events
Media contact:  Sarah Thompson, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1607

Septic Tank Inspections
It's that of the year again! The plumber will be on the island on Saturday, 1st May, to do septic tank inspections.
The cost will be $60.00 (CASH) same as last year.

If you are interested please call me to put your name and address on th elsit.
Phillippa Thomas.... 0407 244 677

For Sale 
If you have something for sale that you think locals would like - let us know and we will put an entry in the PON at the beginning of each month...

Yacht for Sale
"Stella Illimno"
26ft Stella Folk Boat previously owned by Ann Gash
Regularly antifouled, near new Doyle Fraser genoa
Lying on NE Scotland Island mooring
Please phone Bob Tippin on 99975626
No reasonable offer refused

Vehicle For Sale
Volvo V70 2.5T 4 door wagon, $6500-$7500 or make us an offer
Fantastic family car, our volvo has full service history, only 161,000 KMs and is in excellent condition. It also has 7 seats (two fold down in the boot), so great for travelling with children. Has all the extras including climate control air-con, power steering, all power windows, leather seats, cruise control, heated front seats, power assisted driver seat (with memory settings), front and side airbags. Reluctant sale because we're moving overseas.
To take a look/inspect call Justin or Katy on 9997 1287.

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