Wanted- Pictures for new
Have you got beautiful pictures of the
scenery, environment and life on and around Scotland Island?
www.scotlandsland.org.au website is being refreshed and we'd like to
have lots of photos showing how beautiful the area and the lifestyle can
If you have photos that you are willing to be used
on the website, both as decoration for the pages and in an online photo
gallery, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange to send or have them collected,
depending on how many you have. The updated website should be up and
running by the end of the year.
bedroom, waterfront, south-west side, jetty and pontoon, close to Bells
Wharf. Gas heating, polished floors, built-in wardrobes, free parking.
$600 per week. Six months minimum lease. Call Catherine 0410 338
Greenhouse Pollution -
Are You Concerned?
Are you one of the majority of Australians
who urgently want our country to cut our greenhouse pollution? Most
Australians don't have time to read Professor Garnaut's shocking 600-page
climate report, so we've created a quick clip that summarises it fast,
it means for Australia - and what it means for you.
Garnaut is already under fire from a "scare campaign" being
waged by the
polluting industries' lobby groups and the Opposition. That is why it's so
important that you can pick a good climate solution from a bad one. Cut
spin with a click:
The Getup community has spoken out strongly on this issue in the past,
because we know that solving climate change is a top priority for
We marched for it, at the 'Walk Against Warming' rallies. We voted for it,
in last year's election. We signed petitions for it - over 100,000 calling
for strong emission reduction targets. And we take action in our daily
for it too - consuming less, saving energy, using less water, and
If we go silent now, the Opposition and the industries campaigning for a
weak emissions trading scheme that protects their profits rather than the
climate, will win the debate ahead of the government's upcoming Green
on climate. After you've seen the clip, make your voice heard too - and
armed with our Information Sheet write a letter to the editor of your
Pittwater Mayor, Cr David James today urged all local not-for-profit
organisations to nominate their most dedicated workers for the 2008 NSW
Volunteer of the Year Award.
“One in four people in NSW gives some of their free time to helping
through sporting and service clubs, emergency services, social work,
for the aged, or through the many other ways people help their
“Our local volunteers are undoubtedly the backbone of our
All entrants must be nominated and must have volunteered for the
of one day per week (or 6 hours) for at least 6 months over a 12 month
The entries will be judged on a regional basis, with the winners moving
forward to the State judging and awards ceremony on Friday 5 December
Entries close on Tuesday 30 September 2008. Nomination forms and detailed
information about the awards can be obtained through The Centre for
WPCA Gourmet Picnic Lunch
What a wonderful way to celebrate winter! A gourmet picnic, not to be
When: Sunday, 10th August, 2008.
Where: South Elvina Bay, Fireshed.
Time: 12 noon (revised time).
Exciting auction items have been sourced.
The Gourmet Picnic Lunch menu has been set.
Please note the date and time in your diary and join us for what is
shaping up to be a fun
All monies raised will be donated to the Pittwater High School fund for
purchase of solar panels to enable the school to become self-sustaining in
their power needs.
Adult Gourmet Picnic Lunch $10 p.p.
Children’s Lunch $5 p.p.
Drinks will be available.
Worried about how much
Council has recently purchased a number of energy meters which can be
free-of-charge from Mona Vale and Avalon libraries.
The meters simply plug into a normal power point and are designed to
the power consumption of household appliances such as televisions or
Council General Manager Mark Ferguson said the purchase of the meters was
another way the Council was helping the local community to reduce their
“These devices help you pinpoint the power-hungry appliances in your
and give you an indication of the cost of running them.
“Not only do these energy meters let you know how much power is
consumed when the appliance is in use, but also when the appliance is just
plugged in and switched on.
“This handy device will help to raise awareness of unnecessary
consumption and hopefully educate householders to switch off appliances
not in use.”
For more information about loaning an energy meter call 9970
Stolen Fuel - this has Got to
week some mongrel stole the fuel tank and its contents from the boat
belonging to the owners of Scotland Island Lodge. The boat was
on the South East corner of Scotland Island. The police have a good lead
we will report on the outcome.
We all admire the fact that we live in a secure
environment, safe we believe from the predators that live on the mainland.
There is absolutely no excuse for this sort of action. We must keep an eye
on our neighbour's property as well as our own. And remember: If you see
something say something - to the Broken Bay Water Police
David Long, resident of beautiful Elvina Bay for
many years, has decided to retreat to the mainland. Together with help
the Elvina Bay Rural Fire Brigade, he is selling a number off items such
single beds, outdoor furniture, tools, a great dinghy and lots of books,
paintings and assorted furniture. The brigade gets a commission, you get
some Gluvine for actually attending - everyone wins!
When: THIS Saturday 2nd August from 9am
For more information call 0400 767 846
Continuing our series of items for sale each
month is this contribution...
Cane furniture, including 4 comfortable chairs
and one large round glass table. Reasonable condition.
$80 (Money will be donated to Scotland Island Kindy)
Phone 02 9979 5228
Another transport option for Church Point may be
available within a month
Pittwater Council is currently considering our proposal to trial at least
two car parking spaces at Church Point allocated to car share vehicles.
They’re keen on the idea in principle and they should decide before
These dedicated spaces shouldn’t make the car park more crowded. One
potential car share member has already sold one car that used to be parked
there, and another is on the market.
So far, 58 people have registered their interest in joining a car share
We have contacted the three car share companies operating in Sydney and we
feel Go Get offers the best service for our community. They are keen to
start as soon as Council decides on the spaces.
We’ll contact you again as soon as we know Council’s decision.
We have a little device that helps kids stop
wetting the bed, we have used it with Lewis and then passed it on to lots
others. We are happy to give it away on the condition that in turn gets
passed on! Ring 9997 1282 or email:
Mike Molloy and Tracey
Pub 2 Pub
Are you planning on doing the Pub 2 Pub on Sunday, 24 August? If so, would
you like to support a charity at the same time?
My friend Wendy Monteleone is devoting this year to fundraising for the
Oncocology Children's Foundation (which raises money for children's cancer
research). Her daughter, Lucy, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
September 2006. She went through 6 months of intensive chemotherapy and
now been in remission for 1 year. As part of the fundraising drive, we are
participating in the Pub 2 Pub with the aim of having the largest team.
team with the most members, no matter where they finish, receives $2000
towards the charity of their choice. So far, we have around 40-45 in the
team, but we need more. There was an article in the Manly Daily on Sat, 26
July (page 20) about the team.
If you're interested, all you need to do is enter the team name - THE OCF
CANCER TEARS AND FRIENDS - on the registration (www.pub2pub.com.au). It
doesn't cost any extra, and you can do the event at your own pace (ie, we
don't all have to be together). Registrations close 17 August.
For more information, call Jenny 0411 405335 or email