Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 5, Issue 50; December 2003
The holiday season is upon us again. A time for mighty washes from passing power boats, a time to take extreme care with fire, a time to think of friends we have not contacted this year. Your newsletter is celebrating its FIFTIETH edition this month and I want to specially thank those who have contributed so much during the last three and a half years. It is a bit early for New Year resolutions, but please consider submitting a paragraph or two for inclusion in the newsletter next year. To do so, just click on the banner above! Have a Happy Christmas from the editor and all the staff here at PON headquarters. (ps: If you would like to see a copy of the very first newsletter, click here)
In this Issue:
Everyone Welcome. Even if you haven't been to any of our other events please come and meet some fellow "Island Thinkers".
Date: Saturday 6th December 7.30pm
Venue: Jenni & Grahame Cover. 5 houses South of Eastern wharf on water-side - black house with green roof.
A Christmas theme would be good - so if you have any insights into any aspect of Christmas - actual birth-date of Jesus, Santa Claus, names of reindeers, Christmas trees, history of the times, why do we celebrate Christmas, how do different nations celebrate Christmas, etc. etc. bring them along to share. Not compulsory!
Please RSVP: Jenni/Grahame 9997 8724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This wonderful family evening will be held on Sunday, 14 December 2003, at Harold Reserve, Carols Wharf. Everyone is invited to join in! It will start around 5-6pm and our Mystery Guest is due to arrive at 6.30pm. At 7.30pm the Scotland Island Kindergarten hamper raffle will be drawn (tickets available on the night), and we’ll round off the evening with some carol singing.
Parents are asked to help our Mystery Guest by bringing a small (under $5) wrapped gift with your child’s name on it. Don’t forget to bring along a picnic blanket, drinks, food, torches and your best singing voices!
2003 – 23 April 2004
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Attention all Golfers! Daylight Saving Special - Unlimited golf for $10 at Royal Avalon golf course after 5.30pm every day.
Come along and enjoy a relaxed game after work!
Enquiries: Vicki Jellis, Tel: 9918 2606.
A resident want to buy a second hand canoe for their grandchildren - do you have one you would like to sell? If so, please contact the editor by clicking here
Island Medivac procedure
Work is proceeding well on the new website. The committee meets regularly (electronically, of course!) to discuss changes. We are now asking you for your contributions. Do you have some good quality digital images of the island and its activities that you would like included as part of a slide show about the island? If so would you care to contribute them - to do so, just click here.
If you have written something interesting concerning the island, its inhabitants, its history or its daily activity, please submit them for consideration by clicking here
If you would like more information about a possible contribution, please feel free to contact the editor of this newsletter by clicking here.
Also, it will be one of the final opportunities to see Tim Byrne in action with the band so come along and farewell Tim and his family.
All of this costs just $10 for a great evening out so we¹ll see you at the Fire Station to bring in 2004 with a party!!!
MOVIE AFTERNOONS AT THE FIRE SHED
Unfortunately this month ( 6th Dec) the fire brigade will not be showing the movie. The first Saturday in January will be our next movie afternoon. See you there.
You are invited to be the critic at the free screening of this year’s 24/7 film finalists. Young acoustic musicians will also be performing at the event, scheduled for 7.30-10.30pm in the Function Room of Avalon RSL Club on Saturday 13 December 2003.
People under the age of 18 are encouraged to attend - the event is alcohol-free, and other refreshments will be available to purchase. For any more information please contact Sue Turner at Pittwater Council on 9970 1171.
Please be advised that the work of removing five (5) redundant distribution substations on Scotland Island has been programmed to commence on the 1st December 2003, weather permitting. The work is expected to take approximately one week.
No electrical power interruptions are involved with this work.
Every effort will be made to minimise disturbance to the Islands residents and Energy Australia apologises for any inconvenience caused to customers while undertaking this work.
The local guide
As our newsletter continues to grow (nearly 600 readers) we are including some links to other nearby organisations and events that may be of interest. If you would like to contribute, please send a message to the editor by clicking here.
Local Real Estate Agents:
You can now join the Scotland Island Residents Association by clicking here. Please print the page you see and return the completed form to SIRA at this address: The Treasurer, SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point 2105. Please NO CASH.
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If you would like to contribute to this newsletter it's easy!. Send an e-mail to the editor by clicking here. Type your short contribution (100 words would be fine) and assuming it is of general interest to the community, does not include matter of a political nature and is not offensive to your neighbours, it will appear next month.
The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily the views of the Scotland Island Residents Association, or any of the associated Pittwater Offshore Resident's Committees
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