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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach

September 5, 2014

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Local Council Notice

Church Point 2014-15 Parking Permits Now Available

Council advises that the 2014-2015 Church Point Parking Permits are now available from Council’s Customer Service Centre at Mona Vale.

Application form can be downloaded HERE.
Any residents using the Church Point Reserve without a permit should obtain one as soon as possible to avoid a possible fine.

Big Island Picnic

Fund Raiser for Camp Quality

Sunday 14th September

Catherine Park from 11:00 am


Marty reaches reaches his target!

Marty and his family would very much like to thank all those people who supported him in his efforts to raise $3300 to participate in the Special Olympics National Games in October in Melbourne. He has now reached his target.

Marty           band

The pizza day, the donation tins, the lunch at the Bayview tennis club and the dinner at Church Point on 29 August all went towards this goal. He raised over $2000 last Friday night. The generosity of Mary and Joe in agreeing to host this night so willingly was very much appreciated. The Sly Dogs lived up to their reputation of a social conscience and great music.

Special thanks:
    to Jan Sindel-Hand for donating one of her lovely marine paintings—TACTICS (Adrian Matthews got a beautiful bargain),
    to Chuck Bradley for his art piece (photograph) of the Making of Midnight Oil (which will adorn Matt Gardner's walls),
    to Stuart Veitch for his day sail for 8 on Sun Odyssey (bought by Sally),
    to Mary and Joe Romero for their $100 voucher (Julian and Nathalie) and
    to the Marina restaurant at the Quays for their $50 voucher (Geoffrey Bullock).
The fun generated by Tim Byrne in the auction process was  great. He encouraged ridiculous bids - so that the $50 voucher went for $150 to Geoffrey and then he gave it back to Marty! Thanks to those who so willingly opened their hearts and wallets.

Maria, Mary's daughter, and her husband also donated a voucher which went as a lucky door prize.

It was a really lovely night and it reinforces the warmth and caring to be found in this community.

I must also mention Brian, in the Post Office, who came up with the idea of asking for a donation each time he had to get someone's mail for them (20-30 times a day). He will now continue this practice for the Fragile X Association of Australia. So keep forgetting your keys!

Warm regards

Re the Stolen Boat

I see in the latest newsletter yet another stolen boat & I recently came across the datadot technology for protecting boats, bikes, cars etc. against theft. Thought it would worth bringing it to the notice of Scotland Islanders.

Here is the link


I have suggested to The Quays Marina that they should join the list of suppliers in Sydney ??

John Thixton

Scotland Island Winter Fire Shed Dinner

at the Fire Shed

Saturday September 13 from 7.00 pm


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Tickets can now be purchased ONLINE at  new SIRFB web site.

WOW Meeting

SATURDAY 18 TH OCTOBER 2014 @ 12 30 for lunch.

THE NEXT WOW is to be HELD @ Angela Cooney's home Elvina Bay North Wharf  - house on the right as you disembark
Hi everyone

Spring has sprung and 3 x months has flown by and Angela who is a zoologist has very kindly offered her home and her interest zoologly. Living in the semi wild as we do life is not the same as in the suburbs as we live at a very close proximity with nature and at times it can drive us mad but unless we humans learn to live with the animals , the plants and the elements, we will devour our very planet that sustains us all.

Angela and her colleague  are going to demonstrate how to live with and handle snakes, particularly  the python which is harmless, and we all have our snake stories.

So come with food / wine and  curiosity.

Antonia Hoddle
P: + 61 02 9999 4201
M: 0410 594201

Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade


Saturday 13 September

Fire Station 9AM – 2 PM

open day poster

Everybody is Welcome

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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach