Notice of Annual General
Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting
of the Scotland Island Residents’ Association
will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 10:30 am
Scotland Island Community Hall
Nominations for the Committee, including office bearer positions should
be submitted online between before Sunday 6 November, 11 am. Click here to read the rules and how to submit your
Ordinary Business of the meeting will be:
Please RSVP (click here) to make registration at the
AGM quicker and easier!
- To confirm the Minutes of the
previous Annual General Meeting and of any General Meeting held since
- To receive the Annual Report of
the Association during the preceding year
- Updates from Subcommittees and
- Results of the SIRA Survey 2016
- Short demonstration of an online
SIRA Water booking system.
- Motions by notice and from the
- To elect Officer Bearers and
Ordinary Committee Members of the Association
Documents for the meeting will be uploaded, keep an eye on further
emails regarding the AGM.
Point Ferry Service News
Cup Day at the Fire shed
Tuesday 1st. November at 2pm
Annual Lovett Bay Fire
Saturday 12th of November.
We have decided that a little anticipation is a wonderful thing...
..so we have changed the date of the
Annual Lovett Bay Fire Shed Dinner to Saturday 12th of November.
The date has changed but not the spectacle. So do come and join us, as
there will lashings of fun and laughter served up at the long tables
under the stars.
Bring friends or bring yourself and meet new neighbours to this
once–a–year (some say once in a
lifetime) special dinner for our community.
Date: Saturday 12th
November (not the 5th as previously
Where: Lovett Bay
Adults: $25 per
All proceeds go to the West Pittwater RFS.
ps: Fire Shed dinners are
a volunteer community event. As such any help you can give with setting
up and cleaning up would be very much appreciated.
The West Pittwater RFS
would like to stress that all Fire Brigade Dinners are no dog events -
so please leave pets at home for the evening.
into Summer Ball
12 November - Royal Motor
Yacht Club, Newport
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WITH CATHERINE BERRY
Thursday 10 November 12-1:30pm
Join us to hear Catherine Berry talk about her book, But You are in
If you are passionate about France and the French language, if
you love living just a bit like the French, or if you have ever wanted
to pack up your family and put down roots in another country then you
will enjoy hearing her story.
Mona Vale Library
Cost: $8 adult $6 concession
Light lunch included
Signed copies of her book available for sale
Bookings 9970 1600
Saturday 19 November,
Expert or beginner
- join us for a drawing class in the library. Bring
along your own paper/charcoal etc. and concentrate on capturing what
you see before you! A great way to keep your drawing skills alive.
Mona Vale Library
Bookings 9970 1600
Peninsula Music Club Presents
'From Paris to Buenos Aires'
Friday 4th November 8pm
2017 HSC Success Workshop
for Parents and
Beaches Council is holding a workshop to help parents and students
prepare for the 2017 HSC at Mona Vale Library on 3 November.
Presenter and educational consultant, Jennifer Michalski, said students
often do not realise that the marks for the HSC begin now, in Term 4,
when the first assessment tasks are completed.
"The more information parents and students have, the better prepared
they are for the challenging HSC year.
"Parents and students are often confused by a multitude of opinions and
ideas and this workshop will give clarity and answer important
questions," said Ms Michalski.
The workshop will help families prepare by ensuring they understand the
cycle of the HSC year, how the final mark is calculated and the
pitfalls and things they need to watch out for.
"If it is at the beginning of the assessment program, in Term 4, or at
the end, all marks are equal.
"Students need to understand they should start early and overcome any
thought that it can be all done at the end.
"They need to work consistently throughout the four terms and continue
to live a balanced life while enjoying their final senior year of
"For parents, remaining positive and doing what will assist their HSC
student to achieve their best is a challenge, and lines of
communication need to be open," Ms Michalski said.
Ms Michalski has managed and supported HSC students for more than 15
years, and has executive management and teaching experience across the
public and independent sectors.
Surviving the 2017 HSC for
Parents and Students
Thursday 3 November, 6.30
Bookings essential on 9970
Almost Summer Sessions - Music at Mona Vale
is almost here and so is Almost Summer Sessions, a band night by and
for young people on 4 November.
Almost Summer Sessions is an initiative of some of the area's emerging
young changemakers and Northern Beaches Council.
The line-up includes some of the best young bands on the Northern
Beaches - Black Iguana, After Hours, Down for Tomorrow and more with
musical styles as diverse as jazz, alternative, indie pop and punk rock.
"We were delighted when a group of passionate young people proposed a
local band night for young people that will not only be a great night
out but showcases our local talent," said Suzi Pawley, Council's Youth
and Families Coordinator.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to provide an all ages, alcohol and
drug free event for young people to enjoy music and a BBQ, catch up
with friends and meet new people outside the school environment.
"It's great to be able to work with these young people and help them
organise the event from the ground up.
"That includes everything from organisation and promotion to stage
management and front-of-house duties," said Ms Pawley.
Almost Summer Sessions is proudly supported by Mona Vale Music.
Almost Summer Sessions
- Friday 4 November,
- Mona Vale Memorial
- Entry only $5.25
presales/$10 at the door, includes BBQ and a non-alcoholic drink
- All ages, alcohol
and drug free
Nominations called for
Northern Beaches 2017
Beaches Council is inviting the local Community to nominate deserving
people for its five 2017 Australia Day Awards.
Australia Day Awards
The awards aim to acknowledge outstanding achievements during the past
year and/or contributions to the Northern Beaches community over a
number of years.
- Citizen of the Year
- Young Citizen of the Year (16 to 26 years)
- Community Event of the Year
- Sportsperson of the Year
- Outstanding Community Service Award
The prestigious awards will be presented as part of Northern Beaches
Council's Australia Day celebrations on Thursday, 26 January 2017.
Australia Day is the largest event in Australia, with millions of
people across the country, including two million in New South Wales,
participating in the celebrations.
Northern Beaches Council's Australia Day Community Awards celebrate and
acknowledge what has been accomplished in our community on the very day
Australians come together to consider our past and present as a nation
- and to reflect on our community achievements with pride.
The category of Sportsperson of the Year reflects the Northern Beaches'
distinctive sporting history and the high representation of sports
played and enjoyed in our local area.
The Community Event of the Year and Outstanding Community Service Award
are presented with the selflessness of volunteers in mind, especially
those who give their time to create events that support and assist
those in need.
The Northern Beaches Australia Day Awards recognise outstanding
contributions made by local residents and groups in the Northern
Beaches local government area in:
Nominees for the Citizen of the Year must be 26 years or older on
Australia Day 2017, the Sportsperson of the Year Awards nominees must
be 16 years or older on Australia Day 2017; and the Young Citizen of
the Year Award nominees must be under 26 years of age on Australia Day
- Community Service
- Visual and/or Performing Arts
- Culture, or
If you wish to nominate someone who you believe is deserving of an
Australia Day Community Award, you can download a nomination form and
nomination guidelines/criteria from warringah.nsw.gov.au
Nomination forms need to be emailed to email@example.com
by 5pm Monday 28 November 2016.
For further information contact Northern Beaches Council Events Team on
Music afternoon for Young
Sunday, 4 December 2016
play between 3:30 - 6:30pm
Nov 6: Rebecca Johnson band :
Johnson band return as a Co-Op Club favourite. Rebecca is a seasoned,
kick ass bass player and she sings great as well! Joining her is her
funky drummer husband Con Settineri and James Vertley on guitar.
Together they whip up versions of songs by Bob Marley, Prince, Stevie
Wonder & Macy Gray that will have the whole joint jumping.
Nov 13: Glenn Cardier & The Sideshow :
Cardier & The Sideshow are a rock solid staple of the Australian
music scene. Enthralling audiences around the country with their
original, captivating blend of rock & blues, which will include
Byron Bay Blues fest in 2017. But before that they’ll be joining us at
the Co-Op Club, playing songs from a rich tapestry of music from a
number of albums released over the years. Glenn Cardier is a powerful
frontman &The Sideshow features Jeremy Edwards on guitar, Dave
Fester drums & the one and only Mick Malouf on bass.
Nov 20: Rob Woolf Trio :
Woolf Trio have collectively played with a who’s who of Australian
artists from Diesel to Jimmy Barnes, hip hop artist Phrase to
Silverchair & Guy Sebastian, and are collectively members of the
best loved Australian reggae outfit King Tide who will be joining us at
the Co-Op Club on Sun Dec 11. All that aside, as a trio, it is with a
more bare bones approach that they will share with us music from
Jamaica, New Orleans and great blues & soul from Memphis &
Chicago. On top of it all is Rob’s singing that will blow you away with
his sweet, tough falsetto, making you believe you have stumbled across
a back water bar in the deep south of the USA.
Nov 27: Backsliders :
Tix $20. Bookings essential!
featuring founding member Dom Turner Guitars & vocals, Rob Hirst
(Midnight Oil) drums and vocals & the prodigious Joe Glover (son of
ABC radio broadcaster Richard Glover) on harmonica return to the Co-Op
Club. Their latest album Heathen Songbook has been described as …”an
album that both shimmers & grinds – something truly special yet
again…” so no doubt we’ll be in for a treat when they join us for their
third gig at the Co-Op Club. As Rhythms Magazine wrote in 2015 ...” A
Backsliders show is like no other. Far from the Mississippi Delta, they
took us to the water’s edge till we felt the riverbed beneath our
feet..” Tix $20. Bookings
EARTH - Four Elements
Thursday, November 17, 2016
- 6:00pm to Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
Earth is the first exhibition of the
series, Four Elements responding to: earth, water, air, fire.
exhibition presents the work of over 20 artists responding to earth as
inspiration and subject matter. These works include sculpture,
installation, painting and photography exploring the physicality and
spirituality of what we consider terra firma.
Opening night Thursday 17
The gallery will be open daily from 10am-4pm and closed on Monday 21
Comedy Night Video Highlights
Comedy Night in the Community Hall on Friday and Saturday, 21 and 22
was a great success.
are some images and video highlights (and lowlights) at the links below
The evening was a fundraiser for our
much loved Island Kindy. If you enjoy the videos, please consider
small donation direct to the Kindy bank account at BSB 032 196 account
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Story Time chapter
WPYC Poem, John
Woods & John Jarrat
Working on Water by
Attewell and David Richards, with Essie Dakers, Toby Jay and Bob
Church Point Precinct Report
Story Time chapter
She’ll be Coming
Carpark, Scotland Island Singers
Tinny Wars with Luke Ratcliff
Story Time chapter
Dr Who at Tennis
Travers, Emmie Collins, Matt Lakeman
Fleshpots of Florence Terrace with Jessie Booth, Lachy Whitford
Story Time chapter
Jess McGowan &
Wray I Didn’t F** It Up
And a bonus track
from Island Players
history; An Island Coup,
classic skit from 2005
thanks to Boyd, Jon and their helpers for spending the time
preparing these and making them available...
fell into the water around Tennis wharf. I have had a good wash and I
feel fine, but I miss my best friend and want to go home.
Can you help me?
Please call Di on 0417 425 085
Island Web Site
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|Scotland Island Residents
go to Page
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 details - click
here for details
Association (WPCA) - www.westpittwater.com.au
Island Emergency Non-potable Water
- Agreement for Sale of Non-potable Water
- SIRA Membership Application
- Emergency Non-potable Water Guidelines
- General Information, Map &
& Offshore Children's Services (SIOCS)
Long Day Care at The Scotland Island Kindy,
Catherine Park, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8.00am - 6.00pm
Before & After School Care
8.00am till walked to school ferry - collected from school ferry till
Vacation Care, Parents Group on Mondays
Hire the Kindy for Birthday Parties
Please call 0431 125 142/02 9979 7856 or email SIOCSdirector@gmail.com
Island Community Hall
Labram M: 0473008339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Waitlist (Tennis User Group) - Application Form
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 email@example.com
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 0431 457 431
Yoga - Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 Tuesday morning - Phone Katya
0414 187 916
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob 0414 994 092 or Kez on 0414 994 094
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 0414 994 092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
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
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86 or 88
Island Rural Fire Service
Fire Service Headquarters Terrey
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
25 00 9486
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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