The SIRA committee is calling for a SPECIAL
GENERAL MEETING on
Sunday 30 November, at 10 AM
at the Scotland Island Community Hall
At the meeting, the SIRA committee will propose the following special
resolution to change a section of the constitution in order to
the nomination procedure for the election of committee members.
Section 14 from our current SIRA Constitution titled “The
Election of Members” be replaced with the wording from the equivalent
section from the NSW Fair Trading’s 2009 Model Constitution titled “The
Election of Committee Members”. The details of the proposed change
being set out in Attachment A”
Seconded: Hubert van Mierlo
How can the
constitution be changed?
The proposed resolution is classed as a special resolution because it
pertains to a constitution
There are two important prerequisites for a change to the constitution
to become successful:
Why is the
committee proposing to change the constitution?
- A quorum of 20
paid up members is required to be present at the general meeting
- The resolution must be passed by at least 75% of members present voting
This change to our
current Constitution was discussed at last year’s
Community Forum, has been discussed for several months by the SIRA
Committee and also during a Q&A Session at the last SIRAC Meeting.
The current SIRA Committee supports this change.
The reason this
change is being proposed is to better
election process in the situation where there are more
Committee positions than there are positions available on the SIRA
Committee 7 days before an AGM. Closing the period for accepting
nominations days before will:
A. Allow for
the preparation of ballot
papers in advance and thus a more efficient and better managed election
B. Give the
community time to review and
consider the candidates at least 7 days before the election
1. Up to 7
days prior to the AGM there is
no restriction on the number of nominations that can be made
there are fewer nominations than
positions 7 days prior to the meeting, nominations will be accepted
until that number is exceeded.
3. In our
current Constitutions there can
be up to 16 positions that can be nominated for (6 Office Bearers and
10 General Committee Members)
What is being
Please find attached a document detailing the motion the committee will
put forward. The document contains the current text of the relevant
section of the constitution, the new proposed text and a merger of the
Please click here for a copy of the current SIRA
If you have questions, please contact the president
or a member of the Governance Subcommittee
The Scotland Island Residents’ Association Committee (SIRAC)
COMMUNITY HALL TO GET
A FRESH LICK OF PAINT and more...
Come and see the
proposed colour schemes
Pittwater Council is preparing to repaint the Community Hall, both
externally and internally, during December and January. They also
intend to carry out general maintenance and refurbishment of the
building, including an awning over the verandah.
on November 22nd at 10 am at the Hall!
The proposal is to paint the two lengthways walls and re-stain the two
end walls inside the Hall. There is a choice of two colour schemes for
the external weather boards.
We invite anyone who is interested to come to the Hall Saturday,
November 22 at 10 am to look at the proposed colour scheme selection
(see note below).
It is anticipated that the work will take in excess of 4 weeks, and
Council staff will work in with Hall usage to carry out internal work.
The Hall is available for internal work from December 22 when bookings
cease for the Xmas break and resume late January. External work can be
carried out without causing disruption to Hall activities.
See you at the Hall
on November 22nd at 10 am!
SIRA Hall Committee
Colours being considered for the Hall:
Note: You can view the colours via links above, however please note it
depends on your device/monitor how they will be represented – true
colours can only be seen from the swatches.
- Taubman’s: “Cookie Jar” for downstairs brickwork; “Taupe Stone” for upstairs external weather boards;
“Burma Buff” for the railings.
- Bristol: “Stormy Skies” for downstairs brickwork; “Whippoorwill” for upstairs external weather
boards; Taubman’s: “Burma Buff” for the railings.
Island Café success
We had over 50 people wander down to Catherine Park on the last Sunday
in October to enjoy coffee, conversation and an amazing selection of
homemade cakes. We raised $400, all of which has been donated to
Permafund, an Australian charity that supports community gardens and
permaculture projects in developing countries.
The image below is an extract from a project report just in from
Cambodia. It shows just how much can be done on so little money.
A special thank you to those who brought cakes!
Keep a look out for notice of the next Sunday café on 30 November. All
funds raised will support our very own Island Kindy.
Carols on the Water
Scotland Island Rural
Christmas Day 12 noon
Deck Sale from 9am Saturday 22 November
30 Robertson Road Scotland Island
ITEMS FOR SALE
Contact Mandy 0411 645 389
- Solid Kauri wardrobe with copper decorative
inlays $900 (paid $1500)
- Red 3 seater lounge $200
- New clothes dryer $100
- Bench top mini oven $40
- Double hotplates electric $40
- 2 solid timber top and antique white bedside
tables $150 (new $300)
- 2 glass top tables/desks 750x110 $50 / 800x160
- 2 timber bedside tables (3 drawer) $50
- 1 floor rug/carpet 2850 x 1900 $30
- Bamboo clothes basket $15
- New 10 cup rice cooker $10
- Crofton stoneware oven proof dish with lid $5
- Crofton stoneware oven proof casserole pot new
- Teenager /kid items- books, dvds, softball bat,
tennis racquet, music stand, small guitar, small bongos
- Assorted glass ware, cutlery,
crockery,plastics, home wares and give aways
House for Rent
Our 3 bedroom home with water views conveniently located above
Bell wharf is available for rent in the coming Christmas holidays, from
December 27 to January 16.
Would suit two couples or family of 4-5. Rent is negotiable. Caring for
our pets comes with the house.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve just moved to Pittwater and need a tinnie for commuter wharf.
About 4m, front wheel steer, screen and biminy. Reliable motor.
Max $5000. Contact Martin -
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