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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackerel Beach
June 9, 2014
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia

Award for One of our Own

Every two years Annette Ritchie travels to Hobart to manage the volunteer program for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival, the AWBF.  The largest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Recently the AWBF took out Hobart City Council’s award for Best Practice in Volunteer Management for a Community Event at a recent ceremony at the Hobart Town Hall.

The complex job of recruiting, communicating with and rostering more than 350 workers on site over 4 days goes to Volunteers Manager, Annette Ritchie, who is herself a volunteer. Annette travels all the way from her Sydney home for each festival and we are delighted that she is with us again for the 2015 event. Well done, Annette, this one’s for you!

You’ve been asking for another Island Festival, well Emmie Collins is once again stepping up to the plate to organize the 2014 Winter Solstice Festival which will be held in Catherine Park on Saturday 22nd June, 10am to sunset.  Come and warm your body and soul. There will be musicians, stalls, winter warming food and fun for the kids and adults alike.  Don’t miss Emmie’s famous sunset lantern parade.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this year’s Winter Solstice, please get in touch with -
Jenny -     0410 533 728     mailto:jenny_frazer@hotmail.com      or          
Emmie -    0405 330 781          mailto:emstar@tpg.com.

Annette is usually involved in the volunteer management role much closer to home at our Island festivals and said that in her experience, by volunteering you not only give back to your Community, but you can also learn a new set of skills and become involved and close to the action of the event.

Scotland Island Winter Fire Shed Dinner
Greek at the Fire Shed
Saturday June 14 from 7.00 pm 

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


Winter Solstice Festival

10am – Sunset




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WOW Meeting
French language , food and culture - next WOW meeting
Saturday 21st June @ 12 45 pm

Dear all WOW members

Robbie Hand will be convening the next WOW meeting is to be held at Carolyn Milani's home 19 Florence terrace , Scotland Island on Saturday 21 June @ 12 45 pm.

Robbie is the French teacher @ St Luke's, Dee Why and her favourite topic is "vive la france" so come
with appropriate food and attire its easy to dress rouge / blanc / bleu and she is most knowledgeable as she has lived in France for quiet some time.
Also Robbie is new to the western foreshores and she lives with her partner Chris McGrath @  "Trincomalee"
so WOW has been very vital for her to meet the locals and we do embrace the guys so feel free to invite your partners and we have been discussing the possible change from Wow to Pow ----- People on Water so as to include everyone.

Angela Cooney has kindly offered to host WOW  27 September or 18 October in Elvina Bay, the date to be confirmed closer to the time and she is a zoologist so her first love is the animals and environment.

So we have two very diverse topics and look forward to your contribution and it follows on very well from the seed freedom movement and the

Quality of water and in general our well being.

Antonia Hoddle
PO Box 87 Lovett Bay
Sydney NSW 2105 Australia
P: + 61 02 9999 4201 M: 0410 594201


Australia's Largest Selling Wine Syndicate
Sunday June 29, 3 - 5pm

All the Wine that's fit to Drink :)

We now have the tasting notes for our next wine tasting on Sunday June 29, 3 - 5pm. You can download a copy by clicking the link below. Please print your copy and bring it with you, together with a tasting glass and some lovely food for us all to share. Our wine tasting is a lot more than a wine tasting :)

As usual there is a great selection, including an exciting Wongaburra white at under $10 a bottle and many more to tempt you. I am sure this will be a memorable tasting event.

Please remember to bring along your own tasting glass, tasting notes and a platter of nibbles as a contribution.

Greg and Louise Roberts sunny and warm home
Pittpoint, on the northern end of the island.

If you are new to our totally not-for-profit wind syndicate it is lots of fun. Not only a chance to have a taste of fine wines but also the opportunity to meet your neighbours.

Date: June 29th 2013 from 3pm.

Download the June 2014 tasting notes here.......tasting note HERE


Friends signup http://pittwaterwine.net46.net

Moving House Sale
Many many items available..
These are just some examples !

Stainless-steel BBQ, $280 o.n.o.

Quintrex Bayhunter with Yamaha 60Hp 4-stroke
Listed on eBay HERE

Jenn-Air Fridge, 178 (h) x 83.5 (w) x 84 (d), $900
  • We paid $4,800 for this fridge.
  • In near perfect condition.
  • Unfortunately, it’s too big for the kitchen in our new house.

Xaver spent at least ten minutes on it every day after school, but we cannot take it with us…
So it’s free to friends of Xaver where he can visit them and his favourite ‘toy'
it’s rated up to 80kg.

Ikea Hensvik Bed 165 x 77cm, with slatted bed base and mattress, $50 o.n.o.

Wardrobe 190 (h) x 155 (w) x 54.5 (d), $100 o.n.o

Please contact Derry or Robert for more details..


For Sale
100 Year Old Putt Putt
17ft Clinker Hull

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Yanmar Engine- YSE8 Diesel
  • Fully rebult in 2011
  • * Needs new starter * Has all running gear
  • Boat needs registration
  • $700 for boat and engine
  • Or boat FREE
  • ( but must collect from beach with barge)
Contact Jayson: 0411 607 696

For Sale
Kayak + Paddle for sale - $150 ono.
Paid $300 for it 3 years ago. Hardly used.

Simpson Washing Machine for sale - $50.
Works fine, but can leave some soap residue on clothes during a coloured wash.
Hence, the asking price of $50.

We paid over $500, 4 years ago.

Please contact Mark on 0435819610.

kayak washer

Wanted to Rent
House for 6 to 12 months

We are a mature aged couple looking for a 3-4 bedroom furnished house to rent for 6 - 12 months on Scotland Island or any of the bays.   

Carolyn Andrew



Flat to Let

July 13 to 27 August 2014

Maybe you are having visitors from overseas on getting renos. done on your house

Suit one or couple - water views - fully furnished

Located near Fire Shed

Please call Annette on 0410 007 501

You can now join the Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking here. Please print the page and return the completed form to SIRA at this address:

The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105.
Please NO CASH.

Contact SIRA at

To join the Western Pittwater Community Association
www.wpca.org.au, contact Michael Wiener at

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