Fire Shed Dinner
SI Fire Brigade Matters
Shores Grameen Group
Local Council Notices
Profile of Scotland Island
Invitation- Collected Poems
Spence Exhibits Paintings
Local Contact Guide
Island Winter Fire Shed Dinner
September 8th, 7pm
ISLAND Fire shed Dinner for the year !
Spaghetti Western (Italian) by Nathalie & Crew
Entertainment - Sly Dogs
Children under 12 $5
Point Parking Permits Due Sept 1, 2012
Pittwater Council has
advised that Church Point Parking Permits are due for renewal on
September 1st, 2012.
Here is the link to view information about the Church Point Plan of
Management and to download the 2012-2013 Church Point Parking Permit
Church Point Parking Permit is currently being issued at the 2011
annual fee of $283.00 ex GST.
Proof of Residency must be provided when purchasing the parking permit
or 10% GST will apply (increasing the parking permit price to $311.30).
The fee may be revised annually through Council’s Fees and Charges as
adopted in Council’s Delivery Plan.
Should local residents elect not to purchase an annual parking permit,
parking tickets will need to be purchased through the pay and display
parking machines located through the precinct.
The short term parking area adjacent to the Pasadena and general store
will not require permits. Parking permits will be required
throughout the precinct which includes Church Point Reserve through to
McCarrs Creek Road, above Holmeport Marina.
Replacement permits will incur a fee of $20 and require a copy of the
initial receipt and original permit number.
Download the Application Form directly HERE
Brigade - Fire
Prepare - Act - Survive
This list will help you make important decisions before a fire arrives,
we will have some advance warning as the fire will most probably
originate in the National Park opposite (Kuringai Chase).
We will be threatened by an ember attack when burning twigs and leaves
carried by the wind land in or near your house.
We strongly recommend the RFS website for information regarding
preparation and survival of a bushfire. www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/ or just google NSW RFS.
- check that your property is well prepared, a well
prepared house is more likely to survive a bushfire
- look for places where embers could start spot fires,
on the roof, under the floor. and around windows and doors
- clean leaves from the roof, gutters and downpipes
- cut back overhanging trees and shrubs
- check the condition of wall cladding and fill any gaps
- move and store any flammable items away from the house
- ensure you have a hose long enough to reach all parts
of the house
- keep an area around the house clear to allow access
to hoses should this be necessary
- make sure the pressure valves on LPG cylinders face
outwards (so flame is not directed towards the house
- store wood piles away from the house and keep covered
- maintain adequate levels of house and contents
The final Winter Season Fire Shed Dinner will be on Saturday 8th Sept
and should be a fitting finale to the great monthly evenings enjoyed
over the Winter months. Thanks in advance to all those people who have
made them possible and so enjoyable.
We need to increase active membership of the brigade, if you feel you
can make the commitment please contact me or any member of the brigade.
All are welcome to our training sessions on the first Sunday of each
David Wardman SIRFB
The Offshore Farewell to Trudi
and join us in an informal
Trudi to celebrate her life and remember her long and active
contribution to our community.
Sunday 30th September 4-6 pm
in the hall.
Please bring a plate and BYO drinks.
We would like to collate a few
of Trudi to distribute electronically.
Please can you email any pictures you would like to contribute to
Deryn and Marion
Western Shores Grameen Group
The Western Shores Grameen Group is raising money to assist women in
Kenya set up small and sustainable businesses to help alleviate their
poverty. There will be a morning tea and lunch on a sunny Elvina Bay
deck, and enjoy a guided nature and wildflower walk in our beautiful
Many thanks, Michelle McDonald
SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMER
The Western Shores Grameen Group invites to you join their
residentexperts on a stroll through the wildflowers on the western
slopes of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase.
Church Point Ferry Wharf: welcome and ferry ride to Elvina Bay
Elvina Bay: Morning tea on a verandah overlooking the water
Bush Walk: with Dr Alan Yuille, Dr Alan Hill and Lisa Atkins
Elvina Bay: Sit down to a lunch and enjoy the company
Elvina Bay Wharf: Catch the ferry back to Church Point
Church Point arrival time is 1410.
The all-inclusive cost for ferry ride, morning tea, walk and lunch is
Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. Please advise us of your
interest by September 7. All proceeds will go to our first Grameen
micro- banking project assisting a Kenyan woman start up a small
business to support her family.
Judy James. T: 99991617 M: 0450 299 964
springtime in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase a uniquely Pittwater experience
NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
The Aboriginal Support Group - Manly, Warringah and Pittwater are
inviting residents to sample traditional food and learn about the
customs of the first people of Australia.
to remember’ will take place on Monday 10 September from 7.30pm at Mona
Vale Memorial Hall.
Event coordinator Neil Evers said the event will combine free
entertainment, tasty food and a variety of interesting speakers.
“The evening has a special dance performance by the girls from Biala,
along with talks from speakers knowledgeable about bush tucker,
traditional foods and the first people’s customs.
“We will hear from Geoff Lambert from the North Head Sanctuary
Foundation sharing the ‘North Head Story’. He will explain how
Car-rang-gel is a place of outstanding beauty and of great significance
to the first people,” said Mr Evers.
“Jess Relton will talk about traditional food including bush tucker,
homemade jams and cheese using native herbs for flavour. He will also
discuss after-dark Cabbage Tree Bay tours which look at local
indigenous sites in Manly.
“Discovery Ranger, Les McLeod will explain more about how the Guringai
people lived in the local area. We will also have Laurie Bimson who
will be cooking up marinated kangaroo, emu sausages and traditional
jonny cakes for everyone to try,” added Mr Evers.
Bookings are not required for this event. For further enquiries call
Neil Evers on 9999 3045.
CLUB FOR JUNIOR RESIDENTS
Mona Vale Library is offering a special four week science club for
Pittwater pre-schoolers in October.
as the ‘Little Bang Discovery Club,’ the science club begins on Tuesday
The course has been designed by the Children’s Discovery Museum and is
suitable for children aged 3 to 5 years and their accompanying parent
Library Manager Cathy Howie said the course would encourage ideas and
skills among young children, inspiring them to get interested in the
scientific principles of exploration and discovery.
Ms Howie said the course was designed for experiential learning,
including at home.
“The intention is for children to experience each concept, rather than
simply talk about it,” she said.
The course will run each Tuesday from 9 October to 30 October from
1.30pm to 2.30pm, culminating in a science fair and graduation at the
last session when each child will receive a certificate.
Each child will also receive a ‘Discovery Club’ passbook which is
stamped after each session.
The four sessions include:
• Collecting and classifying – discover how to match
objects from around the home including those from a loaned ‘discovery
• Measuring and recording – learn all about weighing
and measuring, one of the most important skills for early discoverers
• Experimenting –design your own experiment to find
• Science fair and graduation – explore the exciting
table-top science toys and participate in a graduation ceremony.
The cost of the four week course is $20. Bookings are essential on 9970
1600, with payment required at the time of booking.
For more information call Rebeccah on 9970 1622. Mona Vale Library is
located at 1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
FOR TECH SAVVY SENIORS
Avalon Computer Pals will host a series of low-cost seminars on a range
of portable electronic devices throughout September at Newport
The two-hour courses will cover topics such as Android tablets, slates,
e-readers, smart phones, basic computing and a three-week introduction
Course coordinator Paul Purvis from Avalon Computer Pals said the
seminars were perfect for older residents to get acquainted with the
range of technology available.
“For example our session on Android tablets, slates and E-readers on
Tuesday 4 September shows you how to download and use apps,” he said.
“Also on that day will be the first in a three-part series called
Introduction to iPads. This will cover the models and sizes available,
how to set up your device using control buttons, as well as deciding on
the best model for your needs.”
Mr Purvis said they were also holding the ever-popular beginner’s
introduction to computing on Tuesday 11 September.
“Our trainers provide information on hardware attachments, software and
give you an introduction to emailing and Googling.
“And a must for anyone who wants to keep up to date with phone
technology is the Smartphone /Cheap Phone Calls workshop on Tuesday 18
September. You’ll learn how to install apps, change your ring
tone and customise your phone, as well as choosing the right phone plan
to minimise costs,” added Mr Purvis.
The workshops are open to participants over the age of 50 and are at
the Newport Community Centre, 11-13 The Boulevarde, Newport.
Courses run on Tuesdays throughout term three between 1.30pm and
3.30pm. The cost is generally $10 per person per session.
For a complete list of course times and locations and more information
about Avalon Computer Pals visit www.avpals.com
Bookings for seminars are
essential due to limited spaces; call 8064 3574.
Profile of Scotland Island
by Robyn Iredale
Scotland Island resident Robyn
Iredale has put together a very interesting and comprehensive summary
of Scotland Island statistics based on the last Australian Bureau of
Statistics (ABS) census in August 2011.
The Community Profile of Scotland Island covers the following;
- Age and sex distribution: ‘More males than females’
- Country of Birth: ‘More overseas born, especially in
- Marital status: ‘More married, separated and divorced’
- Weekly average income: ‘Higher than the national
- Volunteer work: ‘More common among women’
- Households: ‘Families comprise 80% and women do more
unpaid domestic work’
- Motor vehicles
The document is too large to reproduce in the PON, so a link is
as a PDF version or just click the image to load the PDF file...
The editor would like to thank Robyn for the time and trouble she has
taken to produce this comprehensive snapshot of the Island Community.
EXPAND OUR LIBRARY COLLECTION!
Mona Vale Library is inviting residents to choose a book for their
collection on Monday 24 September.
Library Manager Cathy Howie said the ‘My Choice’ event was part of the
library’s 40th birthday celebrations and would give members a chance to
choose from a selection of over 200 new books.
Ms Howie said it was a great opportunity for library users to choose a
favourite read that’s not currently on the library shelves.
“There will be a wide variety of books on offer including fiction and
non fiction as well as many new releases. All you have to do is choose
a book from the ‘My Choice’ display located in the Pelican Room and
take it to the registration desk, with your library card.”
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“Staff will check that the book is not already in our collection or
currently on order. You may also reserve the book at that time should
you so wish,” said Ms Howie.
The ‘My Choice’ event is on Monday 24 September from 10am to 5pm, with
a display of the chosen books on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October. The
books will be released for borrowing from Monday 29 October, with all
For more information call 9970 1600. Mona Vale Library is located at 1
Park Street, Mona Vale.
and readings Collected Poems (1950-2011)
My new book Collected Poems (1950-2011) is now out, published by Padana
It comprises about 100 poems in both English and Italian covering
events and ideas over these last sixty years.
It would mean a lot to me if you came to any of the forthcoming
Library, 26 September (see flyer)
370 Darling St, Balmain 2041 RVSP (02) 9367 9211
1800 for 1830hrs.
Cultural Institute, 4 October
125 York St, Sydney 2000 RVSP (02) 9261 1780
1800 for 1830hrs.
Vale Library, 18 October
1 Park St, Mona Vale 2103 RVSP 9970 1600
1800 for 1830hrs.
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It will be simple and convivial, with friends like authors Anna
Fienberg and John Bryson, journalist Ian Leslie, literary translator
Madeleine Strong-Cincotta and poet Theodore Ell joining me in the
Simple refreshments will be available.
Before the readings, the book will be offered for sale by
representatives of the sellers.
Would you please let me know if you can come and to which event.
Please accept my warmest wishes in the meantime.
Paolo Totaro AM
0412 767 858
Youth Hostel, 28-30 September 2012
includes 12-hour course, bed and lunch (Fri–Sun)
Contact and bookings: Pittwater YHA
Sarah Polomka or Michael
Ph: (02) 9999 5748
8–11 am and 5–8 pm
Just to let you know that the September WOW meeting will be held at
Rosemary Haskell's on Wednesday 19th September from 12.30pm. The topic
this time is 'travel'-(where/why/how/when we do it) which is very
appropriate, given that our hostess will have just returned from a
To assist with organisation, it would be greatly appreciated if you
could RSVP by email ASAP so that I can advise Rosemary.
Usual arrangements apply-please bring a plate of food to share for
lunch as well as your beverage of choice.
Local Artist Debbie
Spence Exhibits Paintings
Vale Artisan Markets
Case of the Missing Golden Saris
I left 2 Saris in the Fireshed after Gordon's Memorial Service. Would
anyone know where they are? I do use them as home furnishings and would
love to get them back.
Call me 0400311157 if you have any info as to where they are
Cheers Tracy Smith
Could whoever "borrowed" the large life jacket from our tinny last week
Wednesday to please return it to the tinny, or leave it at commuter
wharf, as with the new laws we use it every day.
0410 314 567
Did anyone see a set of keys laying on the far end of the pontoon at
Tennis after 4:30PM on Monday August 27th? They would have had a
cork ball on a rope, two keys (a large one and a smaller one) along
with a kill switch. Or perhaps they were dropped along path from
pontoon, through the park, up the stairs and along the road heading
If you have seen them or better yet were kind enough to pick them up
please call 0450 334 565.
Singing Teacher Wanted
I'm looking for a local singing teacher for an inexperienced young
If you know anyone who is provides classes after school, please contact
me on 0408 811 066.
Thanks very much, Grace
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in Pittwater - Self Editing
go to the Calendar
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
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) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues,
Weds, Thurs & Friday)
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
the Peace - Maureen Anderson - Morning Bay resident. - 02
9997-2659 or 0417-279-346
Community Arts Inc. - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan
9997 8079 email@example.com
- enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursdays - 0421762236 email@example.com
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
Yoga - Tuesday evenings - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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, email@example.com
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)
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Assistance Line & Information
1444 or 9281 0000
Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
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
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