April 23 - 29, 2017: Issue 309
Articles This Week
Surf Lifesavers Prepare To Lower Flags: Volunteer surf lifesavers will lower the flags on NSW beaches this Tuesday 25 April - 21,000 active patrolling members have collectively given over 560,000 hours of their time to ensure that beachgoers around NSW were protected throughout the season
Junior Lifesavers Crowned NSW Best - Matilda Shirley (Byron Bay SLSC) and Elliott Prasad (Narrabeen Beach SLSC) win Junior Lifesaver of the Year award - from Surf Life Saving NSW
Around The Bends Ocean Swim Challenge - The Inaugural Swim Report by Rogers Sayers with great photos by Warren Young OAM, Christine Hopton OAM and Tim Hixson
Clifton Gardens Mosman: An Eternal Green and Saltwater Space, and Of Many Captains - for those who requested this, and in particularly for Mrs. Audrey Jackson
Reflections by George Repin: ANZAC COVE (ARI BURNU) - 25 April, 1997
Aquatics: The Caley Wetlands - Going, Going...GONE
Pictures: 20th International 2.4 Metre Yacht Australian Championship 2016/17 - Hosted By Sailability Crystal Bay by Allan Jones
Lifeline Classic Living Ocean Team Raises The Bar To Support Those Who Will Always Answer The Call For Anyone In Crisis - local students and surfers quickly raised 5k and need your support to reach 10!
Help Tamara Honour Aussie Debt To The Timorese With Education by Pittwater Friends of Soibada
Profile: Walter (Wal) Williams is a legend in Pittwater, a World War II Veteran, Mr. Williams has worked tirelessly for decades when Pittwater RSL Sub-Branch President to look after members and was present, along with fellow WWI Veteran Brian Sargeson at the May 16, 1999 dedication and Official opening of the original Cenotaph at Pittwater RSL.
History: A Historic Catalogue and Record of Pittwater Art Pt. I – of Places, Peoples and the development of Australian Art and Artists; first the Pittwater Estuary
Artist of the Month: April 2017 : Chris John Raggatt - Blues Musician: A mini online concert - right here, right now!
Anzac Day 2017 Profiles
ANZAC Day 2017
Palm Beach Sailing Club Welcomes New Sailors
Palm Beach & Whale Beach Association Inc. 2017 AGM
Pittwater Waterway Review
- Saturday 29th April - 12noon -3pm
- Tuesday 2nd May - 5pm -8pm
Lifeline Northern Beaches Classic
Local Teams on Board:
Link Housing- Call out to Artists
Development Application Service Integration
- Draft Northern Beaches DA Management Policy
- Draft DCP Amendment
- Draft Northern Beaches Independent Assessment Panel Charter 2017
- 2-4pm on Wednesday 12 April 2017 at Dee Why Council Chambers
- 1-3pm on Saturday 29 April 2017 at the Mona Vale Memorial Hall
- 5.30-7.30pm Tuesday 2 May 2017 at Manly Council Chambers
Alcohol Free Zones
- Dee Why CBD
- Dee Why - Pittwater Road
- Narrabeen - Pittwater Road
- Belrose - Frenchs Forest
- Forestville Shopping Centre
- Collaroy - Pittwater Road
- Cromer Community Centre
- Warringah Mall Bus Stops
- Dee Why - Walter Gors Park\
- Narrabeen Lagoon
Public Exhibition of draft Affordable Housing Policy
How to Request to Address Council
Boating Anthology Seeks Contributors
Mona Vale Hospital Auxiliary Stalls 2017
Come and Try Golf - Long Reef NSW
Pet of the Week
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
Friends of Bungan Beach Restoration
Bungan Beach's superb backdrop of bushland is being cared for by donations from the Pittwater Environmental Foundation (PEF) and the determination and hard work of local people who love this wonderful place. Volunteers and contractors remove weeds and plant native plants where natural regeneration is unlikely because of dense weeds for many years.
Can you lend a hand to Friends of Bungan? go to http://www.friendsofbungan.org.au/about-us/
For further information or to confirm the meeting details for below groups, please contact Council's Bushcare Officer on 9970 1367
Where we work Which day What time
Angophora Reserve 3rd Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Avalon Dunes 1st Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Avalon Golf Course 2nd Wednesday 3 - 5:30pm
Careel Creek 4th Saturday 8:30 - 11:30am
Toongari Reserve 3rd Saturday 9 - 12noon (8 - 11am in summer)
Bangalley Headland 2nd Sunday 9 to 12noon
Winnererremy Bay 4th Sunday 9 to 12noon
North Bilgola Beach 3rd Monday 9 - 12noon
Algona Reserve 1st Saturday 9 - 12noon
Plateau Park 1st Friday 8:30 - 11:30am
Browns Bay Reserve 1st Tuesday 9 - 12noon
McCarrs Creek Reserve Contact Bushcare Officer To be confirmed
Old Wharf Reserve 3rd Saturday 8 - 11am
Kundibah Reserve 4th Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Mona Vale Beach Basin 1st Saturday 8 - 11am
Mona Vale Dunes 2nd Saturday+3rd Thursday 8:30 - 11:30am
Bungan Beach 4th Sunday 9 - 12noon
Crescent Reserve 3rd Sunday 9 - 12noon
North Newport Beach 4th Saturday 8:30 - 11:30am
Porter Reserve 2nd Saturday 8 - 11am
Irrawong Reserve 3rd Saturday 2 - 5pm
North Palm Beach Dunes 3rd Saturday 9 - 12noon
Catherine Park 2nd Sunday 10 - 12:30pm
Elizabeth Park 1st Saturday 9 - 12 noon
Pathilda Reserve 3rd Saturday 9 - 12 noon
Warriewood Wetlands 1st Sunday 8:30 - 11:30am
Norma Park 1st Friday 9 - 12noon
Coopers Point, Elvina Bay 2nd Sunday 10 - 1pm
Rocky Point, Elvina Bay 1st Monday 9 - 12noon
60th Anniversary Of Club Palm Beach
Club Palm Beach is going to celebrate the 1957 opening, its 60th anniversary and we would like to get as many people from the past and present as possible to join us in a reunion here at the Club. This includes old friends, relatives, neighbours, local sports clubs, sailing mates, students from local schools, campers from the old camping ground near the Golf course, EVERYONE!
Leading up to the reunion we want to hear your old stories & share your photos from the good old days. Stories from the camping grounds, for example some families lived at the camping grounds while their family homes were built. John Oliver was one, he says the camping ground was a community in itself. Other campers such as the Trainor family loved the camping community so much they moved permanently to Palm Beach.
Camping at Palm Beach - photo courtesy National Library of Australia
Palm Beach RSL started off as a shed, it was originally built in Lucinda Park, Nabilla Rd Palm Beach. The shed, built from weather board by Dick Martin, Jack Martin and Fred Verrills, was then moved to Barrenjoey Rd, the current Club site, sitting approximately where the bistro dinner room is now. The land purchased in Barrenjoey Rd was instigated by Carl Gow. The little Club traded there from the very early 50's until the current Club opened in December 1957. The original shed was removed by Peter Verrills and Bill Martin then transported by Bill's semi-trailer to Wisemans Ferry and there it was used as a cabin for the Verrills family & friends for their water skiing holidays. In the early days the Cub (shed)l opened daily at 4pm and operated on an honour system, any purchases were fixed up on pay day.
The Club as it is today was built by R. Martin & Sons. It was opened on the 14th December 1957. The president at the time of the opening was Alf Curtis and the secretary was Ron Vance. Some of the early committee members were Harold Richardson, Ken Wardrop, Fred Verrills, Jack Martin, Bill McTaggart, Ron Vance, Jack Henman, Brian Oxenham and Chic Whitchard. Some old local family names were the Gonsalves, Martins, and Goddards. There was a big variety of local businesses including the chemist, butcher, bakers, doctors and the fruit and veg shop.
Apparently there were two garages as well. To Peter Verrills' recollection, the Palm Beach bottle shop is the only shop still operating as it was when opened. The original owners were the Goddard's.
Lola was their daughter who married Jack Martin.
We would love to hear all the history on the ferry service, fishing charter boats, builder's ship wrights etc... before it is all lost.
Please start posting any stories, pictures or memories to our Facebook page - Club Palm Beach. Save the date and come down and join us and tell us a bit about it. We can't wait to see what you have in store for us!
This is a great time to catch up with that old Palm Beach friend of yours - you always say you will but never seem to get the chance.
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. Visit our website for more information at www.sailability.org/au/pittwater or call John on 9982 5656
Ingleside Draft Plan
New Leadership Team at Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade
Thinking of doing a pile burn?
George Repin's Reflections
Pittwater Offshore Newsletter Update 23/4/2017
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Vale Bill Goodman OAM
Report on the ABHS General Meeting on Tuesday 11 April
Charity Golf Day 2017
Manly Arts Festival 2017
Grants to highlight the benefits of philanthropic partnerships
Call for expressions of interest in the lease of officers mess and annexe at north head sanctuary
Call To Local Councils As Floodplain Management Grants Open For Applications
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