October 20 - 26, 2019: Issue 425
Articles This Week
Pictures Social Pittwater People: Spring Mix 2019 - there's been a lot happening lately - celebrations of milestones, working to Restore our bush Reserves, saving people in the surf far from home, SRC's being done, looking after our elders and more
Avalon Craft Cottage 50 Year Celebratory Luncheon by Michael Mannington
Aquatics Parliamentary Friends Of Surfing Host First ‘Surf Summit’ Bringing Business, Community And Surfing Together + Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore Secure Their WSL Ranking Requirement For Qualification For Nomination For Selections For The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by Surfing NSW
G . E. Archer Russell (1881-1960) and His Passion For Avifauna From Narrabeen To Newport - From 21-27 October 2019, Australians will head into their backyards for BirdLife Australia’s annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Pittwater is also known for having a high number of early bird-watchers, and this is not just Neville Cayley, author of 'What Bird is That?', who once lived in Marine Parade at North Avalon, or Church Point's Mr. Wheeler who lauds and applauds the symphony of bird song found in McCarr's creek. There is also another sometimes forgotten champion of the doe-eyed feathered ones who once lived at 'Suncot' in Idaline Street, Collaroy Plateau, in the form of George Ernest 'Archer' Russell, who said in one article 'The bird-lover never tires of watching birds in flight; I myself used to spend hours doing little else in pre-war days.'
In the life of Mark Foy is seen some of our pioneer Australian spirit, our impetus to get up and go, to create new frontiers where old class systems tried to place obstacles by establishing sailing for all, especially the working man, and being the founder of the Sydney Flying Squadron as well as introducing handicap racing, which was originally referred to as the 'Mark Foy System';
The Columnist Neptune encouraged the club to support the new Mark Foy system. Named for the Australian who invented it, this system of staggered start times according to handicaps, so that participants and spectators know exactly where the boats place without having to wait for the handicappers' report; (1890, March 1). Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), p. 38. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71108468
His contribution to sailing has resulted in his being inducted into Australian Sailing's Hall of Fame on Friday, October 18th.
Mr. Foy exemplified how business can be combined with pleasure and sportsmanship, whichever area or state of Australia you may be in, as the list of Mark Foy Cups or championships run in sailing and horse racing extended from Queensland to Western Australia and follows a pattern of introduction that aligns his setting up and opening of further Mark Foy stores in these same areas. Mark Foy is also among the first people on record to ensure Pittwater’s beautiful spotted gums stayed where they belong.
Artist of the Month October 2019 - Anne Spencer: Abstract Painter - The former secretary of the Bilgola Preservation Society, with husband Colin, were among those fought tirelessly over the years to protect the beauty of Bilgola Beach.
Anne Spencer is much more than an advocate for retaining the beauty of Bilgola Beach though. Anne Spencer is a beautiful now Narrabeen based Artist whose artwork has continued to sell solidly since her first exhibition. Concurrently exhibiting and studying art making, Anne has completed traditional techniques of oil painting with Celia Gullet and earlier, year courses on tonalism with Graeme Inson and watercolours with the Julian Ashton Art School.
Australian art history with the NSW Art Gallery have been another focus while various short courses and workshops with the National Art School and leading artists like Jo Bertini and Stephen Harvey, have helped to expand her art education. Anne’s artworks have sold to a multitude of local Australian clients as well as internationally in London, Switzerland, Singapore and New York City (MOMA). She currently paints full-time.
Some of her wonderful works run this month for you to immerse yourself in. For more, please visit: www.annespencer.com.au
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update October 13th, 2019
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Member Protection Information Officers – Mona Vale SLSC
RPAYC winners at the 2019 Australian Sailing Awards
- Sustainability Award – Stacey Jackson & Team of Ocean Respect Racing
- Official of the Year – Richard Slater
- Lifetime Achievement Award – John McConaghy
Restart a Heart Day Refreshes CPR Skills
Palm Beach and Mona Vale SLSC Members to the Rescue
Mackellar Food Drive
- Tinned food
- Package goods
- Personal hygiene and laundry products
Game on for local sport grants
Shop Country for Christmas
Pets of the Week
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2019
Pittwater Community Groups:
New Season for Sailability Pittwater
Sailability Pittwater is a volunteer organisation which provides sailing for people with a disability.
Our main recreational sailing activities are at Rowland Reserve, Bayview, and we run competitive sailing for people with a disability out of RPAYC Newport. We are currently looking for new volunteers for our Saturday morning program at Rowland Reserve and Tuesdays at RPA. For more information at www.sailability.org/au/pittwater or call John on 9982 5656
The Art of Living event is this Sunday at Bayview
Australian Sailing Hall of Fame Inductees 2019: Mark Foy and Greg Hyde
Mark Foy was a visionary and a man of great passion who championed the sport of open boat sailing in the iconic working craft of colonial Sydney Harbour.He was a colourful character remembered for his efforts to take the sport interstate, nationally and internationally. He changed the face of sailing with the formation of the Sydney Flying Squadron in 1891. Through innovative rules and coloured sail emblems he put skiff sailing firmly in the public eye and made it a hit with both sailors and spectators alike. His legacy lives on.
Tumbledown Dick RFB Firies Fundraiser
BYRA is 70 years old this year
Precious Breath Festival Postponed Due to Forecast Poor Weather
Narrabeen Rock Pool: Safety first!
First Patrol Was One To Remember For Patrol 5 !
Patrol 5’s first patrol of the year started off on a brisk and windy Saturday afternoon. During the course of events we were approached by Colin, a blind elderly gentleman who was once a South Maroubra boat rower, he asked if someone would take him out into the surf as he had not had a swim for longer than he could remember.
The gallant Adam and Ben were quick to offer their assistance and took Colin out further than I think anyone expected. Collin was over the moon at the experience and confessed to having a tear in his eye as the memories of the water came flashing back. We cannot emphasise enough the difference we can make to peoples lives.
from Warriewood SLSC's Wazzup Newsletter: Issue 3, 2019/2020 Season, Published October 17th, 2019
CABPRA & Costa Drought Proofing at Bi-Annual Meeting
Update on Northern NSW bush fires
- 64 homes destroyed, 23 damaged
- 7 facilities destroyed, 9 damaged
- 153 outbuildings destroyed, 70 damaged
- 329 homes in the direct area impacted by the fire saved
Avalon Preservation Association 2019 AGM
Newport Creative Trail 2019 applications open
- The 2019 Newport Creative Trail runs from Friday 29th Nov till Sunday 15th Dec.
- Artists selected, will be required to install their artworks at their designated sites between 9am and 3pm on Friday the 29th of November in order to allow time for judging prior to the launch of the trail.
- This year, there will be a (non acquisition) prize pool of over $2000, which will be announced at the Creative Trail launch event on Friday 29th Nov, at the Kave Bar, Newport.
Please Register Wildlife Road Strikes
- The position via GPS or road and suburb
- The date
- The animal
Cash support for NSW Women's Week events
The purpose of www.westpittwater.com.au - is best defined by the vision of the West Pittwater Community Association.
To be a supportive community, encouraging and promoting civic pride, interest in community affairs and goodwill amongst residents.
To protect local fauna and flora and generally preserve West Pittwater and its environs.
To secure essential facilities including public wharves and reserves and to protect private and public property.
To speak with one voice and represent the interests of the Western Foreshore community when in discussion with Pittwater Council and other relevant government bodies. The WPCA website provides a forum for the better realisation of these objectives. Visit: www.westpittwater.com.au
Gone Fishing Gallery at Waterfront Store Church Point
Open again TODAY in the top room Waterfront Store. Open mainly weekends as an addition to the waterfront cafe. Keep up to date on their Facebook page