A very special member of our community has being doing it real
tough over the last couple of years. Most of you will know Trudi and
remember the huge contribution she made, over the many years, to
moving off the island things have not
gone well for her, however a number of great friends continue
support her. They would very much like some assistance, or
contributions to help support Trudi and make her days
comfortable. If you would like to help out, or contribute
something, give them a call and seeing what you can do to help. Contact
are in the notice below.
SIRA membership renewals fall due again at the beginning
of July, as does your water agreement. The new forms
downloaded from this newsletter - see the links at the end of the
newsletter in the Local Guide section. Remember you have to have
up-to-date SIRA membership and a current signed water agreement to be
able to book water.
It will be of interest to all city bound bus travelers and those
needing to catch E buses that Church Point Post Office now
sells Mybus 3 travel ten for $34.40 or singles for $4.30.
200 Years Festival
Church Point Ferry Service Survey
YHA Bush Regeneration
April 2010 Calendar
a full version (A4 size) of this months calendar, ready for
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Engler was a great contributor to the Island community over many years
and generations of children benefited from her ballet
She is now becoming quite frail – but still bright and delighted to see
anyone from the island.
Since leaving the island, she
continues to live in the back of a burnt out house without electricity
and heating. Now another winter has descended and
are short and the nights very cold. Trudi is eligible to
up to 63 days of temporary care in a Low Care (Hostel) each
She enjoys going into a care facility and has done this in the past for
short periods to recuperate.
Thérèse O’Neil and Margaret
Sullivan of Waterford Partners Real Estate, have kindly donated $1,000
to be used for Trudi’s care. Currently the cost of a days
accommodation in a Low Care Facility is $38.65 pd – that’s almost 26
nights – warmth, comfort, meals, companionship, activities and
care. We will try to get care in a facility where German is
We are trying to book blocks of 2 weeks during the
Winter, as well as purchasing items to improve her comfort in the home
during the much delayed rebuilding.
If you can drop in and
take Trudi out for a coffee, or drop in a casserole, or contribute
something for her care, please contact John, Fiona or Marion.
John Saunders or Fiona
Marion van der Driesschen
0431 457 431
Pittwater Offshore Wine Syndicate
Dear Wine Lover!
We are all excited about the next Wine Tasting for our little group,
due on SUNDAY, July 4th
2010 @ 3pm
At the marvelous waterfront home of George Gaal and Deryn Vokins! You
know the house - now called 'The Boathouse' - fifth jetty
west of Bell
Tasting notes and pricing available here.
can invite your neighbours by suggesting they visit
www.wine.hostcell.net where they can sign up to receive our quarterly
'notice of tasting'
If you want further information, you could ring:
Gaal 9979 9141
Gaines 9979 2070
Muir 9999 4449
Purvis 9979 9667
* Greg Roberts 9979
& 12th, 2010
For 7 to 100 year olds!
We will be
making the elements of the FESTIVAL SUNSET PARADE that will Tell a Tale
from our local history......
Island Community Hall, Catherine Park
-Tues. 13th, Wed. 14th, Thurs. 15th July
$ 50/day - $85/2 days - $120/3 days
(family concessions available)
Little ones welcome with a parent.....
Emmie Collins: 9997 7506/ 0405 330 781
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Dear Weather Watchers,
turned really chilly, hasn’t it? We will ensure
tables at the cafe are out in the sun this week. Willy
has promised me a fine day on Sunday. Cakes on the list, so
‘something chocolately’ and an apple pie.
Just to warn you all,
last week, there was quite a crowd – at one point, it was standing room
only. I mean, ok, we put out another table and all was well,
you never know – you could be standing waiting for a spot for whole
minutes at a time. Come down early to secure your
Reservations taken (0404 867 768).
Let’s just remind ourselves of some basics:
The cafe runs 10am to 12pm – it’s fine to turn up at 11:56, but you
will have people standing next to you, ready to tear the cup out of
your hand the moment you are finished.
2. Bring your own cup! 50ct off the price of a coffee. See
3. We are in Catherine Park, by the kindy – and btw, we’re just
physically proximate to the kindy, we are not the Kindy Cafe
4. The Island Cafe runs every week, unless it is really rubbish
weather. (Not that there’s anything wrong with the Kindy.)
We’re child friendly – up to a point. Basically, grown ups
more coffee, so we like them. Of course, kids eat more cake,
we like them, too (including the Kindy ones).
6. There are often one or two stalls also in evidence, selling anything
from secondhand books to handmade felt hats.
7. There is no point 7.
I think that about covers it. See you Sunday.
The Cafe Chicks
Pittwater's Worst Weed
Council is inviting members of the local community to help remove
Pittwater’s worst weed, the noxious Asparagus Fern, at Plateau Park,
Bilgola Plateau on Saturday 3 July between 8.30am and 2pm.
Environment & Education Manager Mark Beharrell said the event
the community an opportunity to help conserve their local environment.
event provides residents the chance to pitch in and help control this
weed, which is invading one of our most interesting bushland reserves,”
“Plateau Park is the only remaining ‘Duffys Forest’
Endangered Ecological Community, containing the iconic Waratah, which
is rare to the Pittwater area.”
“The Park also contains
bandicoots, possums, micro bats and offers an ideal habitat for the
threatened Squirrel Glider and Feather Tail Glider.”
also forms a significant wildlife corridor linking vegetation on the
Newport and Bilgola escarpment to bushland on the Pittwater foreshore.
Mr Beharrell said that eradicating Asparagus Fern from the reserve will
allow the native plants in the reserve to regenerate.
Council is being assisted in its campaign against Asparagus Fern by the
Pittwater Natural Heritage Association (PNHA), DATS Environmental
Services and Bilgola Public School.
Participants able to give up
some time on the day should meet at the park entrance on Plateau Road,
near Bilgola Plateau Public School and wear gloves, long trousers,
sleeves and covered footwear.
Bookings are required for this event which includes a gourmet morning
tea and lunch. To book in phone 9970 1367.
Media contact: Ben
Coddington Ph: 9970 1367
Learn about Aboriginal Heritage in
the Guringai Area
residents are invited to find out more about Aboriginal heritage in the
on Monday 12 July at 7.30pm.
free event hosted by the Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah
Pittwater forms part of the Guringai Festival and will be held at the
Mona Vale Memorial Hall.
Speakers include Aboriginal Heritage
Officer David Watts and his staff who will discuss the role of
Aboriginal Heritage Office (AHO) within the eight Guringai Northern
Sydney Councils area.
There are more than 1000 sites of
Aboriginal culture and heritage in the areas of North Sydney, Lane
Cove, Willoughby, Manly, Warringah, Kur-ring-gai, Pittwater and Ryde.
presentation will explain how the Guringai people, who once occupied
this area, left important evidence of their past and way of life before
According to the AHO, Aboriginal sites are under
threat every day from development, vandalism and natural erosion and
once they are destroyed they are lost forever.
The AHO is a joint initiative of the Northern Sydney Councils with a
primary goal to protect Aboriginal Heritage in the region.
of the Office’s work is to monitor Aboriginal sites on a day-to-day
basis with long term plans developed to ensure their preservation and
For enquiries about this event call Lizzie Landers
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly, Warringah, Pittwater on 9918 2594.
Mona Vale Memorial Hall is located at 1606 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale
(next to Mona Vale Library).
The Guringai Festival runs until 11
July across the Northern Sydney region. To download a copy of the 2010
Guringai Festival program visit www.guringaifestival.com.au
Lizzie Landers, ASG Manly Warringah Pittwater ph: Ph: 9918 2594.
Community Relations, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1172
29 June 2010
Ferry Service Survey
Please let us know.
- Do you want an extra ferry at 6 am but have
never dared ask one of the drivers?
- Would you like to catch a ferry to Newport?
- Have you ever thought, if only the ferries ran
later by half an hour……
have developed a quick online survey with only 10 questions. It wont
take long to complete and we would greatly appreciate your input. The
last question is open ended so that you can cover any issues or
requests you have. All responses will remain anonymous, as we
running it through a third party, but general responses and results
will be published with comments at the end of July.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J5MZ6QC to complete the survey,
alternatively drop me an email at email@example.com and
I can send you the link, or call me on 0433 038 408 and I can organise
to do the survey over the telephone, or send you a paper copy.
Church Point Ferry Service
0433 038 408
Opening July 2,
6pm to 8pm
Regeneration Event based at the Pittwater YHA
A full house of guests and a bevy of local bush regenerators spent two
mornings clearing Asparagus fern and Mother-of-Millions from
the hillslope of
Morning Bay last weekend.
was the second running of the weekend event as a partnership with the
Pittwater YHA and the Pittwater Natural Heritage Association.
was given by the local Morning Bay Volunteer Bush Regeneration Group,
the Pittwater Council with advertising and by National Parks with
A total of 60 bags of Asparagus core and mother-of-millions were loaded
up and shipped out by Sunday afternoon.
event was supported by the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management
Authority with funding from the Australian Govenment's Caring for Our
Scotland Island Kindy June Newsletter
is on us and we have been involved in activities that reflect this,
during Global Wind Day we made some wind chimes out of old forks and
spoons which I am sure the whole island will hear as all our children
take them home and hang them up for the island to listen to on those
We have also made our own paper windmills and we
have a new display of turtles on our back wall that the children have
created out of paper plates for World Ocean Day.
Thank you to
everyone who attended our recent Curry and Quiz Night. Once
the community joined together for lots of fun and to support our
beautiful island kindy. Larry and Bill, with the help of
glamorous assistant Annette, entertained and challenged our eight teams
and Lisa and her team cooked up a curry storm! So sincere
to everyone who helped. At this stage it looks as
about $1300 was raised which will be spent, once again, on replacing
and repairing equipment at the kindy. Watch this space, as
winners of the quiz, the Shanteramblers, have taken on the challenge of
writing the questions for next year's quiz.
thank you to Emmie, who accompanied the children on a bush
educate them about the local fauna and flora. When we got back we used
our collected material to make a collage on contact paper,
is presently hanging on the front door. In addition we did some very
earthy paintings on the large paper bark pieces that we collected.
Champaign breakfast allowed us to spend $800 on new toys and $200 on
new books. We have already received some of the new toys, they include,
alphabet bean bags, balls, dice, rulers, two new scooters, new story
for our listening post, sushi set for home corner, new paints and we
are still awaiting some games and puzzles.
The Kindy team
have just finished their staff appraisals. We were able to work through
our employment expectations, talk about any issues we had and decide on
any actions, where SIOCS can help us reach our future goals. We have a
great team currently working at Scotland Island Kindy all dedicated to
the future of your children and putting their needs first. THANKS to
our great TEAM. (Thumbs up for that says Jesse)
of us who have chosen to go dry in July.
Petra, Paul, Tracy S, Ian and Tracy P
Many of you will remember the very traumatic years Paul and i went
through when my mother, father and sister were all going through
horrendous cancer treatments together. My dad Geeps who drove the
Island taxi, sadly died of cancer just 5 years after my mum who also
died of cancer and my sister who is a survivor but still lives with the
after effects of the invasive treatments.
And to our friend Dorothy who tragically died so young leaving little
Pledge your support for our team SIPPS (Scotland island Party Poopers)
& Western Foreshore
Click either image to download
the pdf flyer
Wayne on Scotland Island - 0418 229 277
s c o t l a n d i s l a n d e l e c t r i c i a n @ g m a i l . c o m
Small jobs welcomed, Smoke Alarms tested, Security lighting, Safety
Water Pumps repaired, Hot Water Systems repaired, Data network outlets,
Additional Phone outlets,
Light fittings repaired, additional power points install
a former resident of Scotland Island (left in 2004 after 4 years) and
am interested in renting a 3 or 4 bedroom house for a week or so over
It would need to fit 4 adults and 4 kids under 7. We are all
well behaved, house-trained and happy to look after pets and plants.
Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0428760554.
Elly Monk (Damian Cudmore's daughter) is here from the USA for a couple
of months during her summer vacation.
She is interested in doing job-experience and Community Service (which
she needs to fulfil her School curriculum.)
Job-experiences of interest include Photography, Social Services, Media
Any ideas please phone
Pittwater YHA is looking for live in couple or person to manage hostel
from September 5th - October 7th 2010.
Please call Michael and Sarah for more details.
Ph 9999 5748 or email email@example.com
Old windsurfer mast
Please call Michael 0414 983 488
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..
Car For Sale
Mazda 323 Astina Hatch, manual, white - 1999, 175,000 k.
Is very reliable only $3,250
Call Michael 0414 983 488
The Local Guide
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
|West Pittwater Community
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or email@example.com
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0408 707 679 firstname.lastname@example.org
Training with Samantha Moore at Inspire PT
- 0415 543 131 InspirePittwater@gmail.com
& Modern Dance Classes for children with Sophia
Holland - 0412 851 890
- Thursdays - 0421762236 email@example.com
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
/ The Forth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
|WOW - Women on Water
- second Wednesday of the month - contact Kerry on 9999 4092
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
|Scotland Island Players
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
|Catherine Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
|Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
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
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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