June 2 - 8, 2019: Issue 407
Social Pittwater: A Verge Of Winter Mix Of Wonderfully Brilliant Smiles!
MP For Pittwater Hosts Student Leaders In NSW Parliament House
Rob Stokes has been working hard since being returned by the Electorate but not so busy he can't find time to host the next generation and show them around the hsitoric building where he does a lot of that work.
Posted on his Facebook page on Thursday, May 30th this week:
'If kids are the future, we’re in safe hands with these exceptional student leaders from my electorate of Pittwater who visited NSW Parliament today.'
Bayview To Church Point Stairs Opened!!
New community stairs are now officially open to all, creating a formal connection through a lovely piece of bushland, between Captain Hunter Rd, Bayview Heights and Quartersessions Rd Church Point The funding came from a NSW Govt Community Building Partnership Grant awarded to the Bayview Church Point Residents Association, with Roberta Conroy as project sponsor.
“Before the stairs were built residents in Bayview Heights had to bush-bash through the rocky hillside, but now the community has much easier access to Church Point transport, water, eateries, and egress in emergencies e.g.; bushfires. BCPRA and our community are very grateful to Northern Beaches Council, they have been tremendously supportive throughout the whole project, in fact it could not have happened without them.” Roberta said on Tuesday, May 28th at the official opening.
MP for Pittwater Rob Stokes also congratulated the Bayview Church Point Residents Association on the official opening of the new stairway trail from Bayview Heights to Church Point.
“This is a great example of cooperation between the community, Council, and State Government – with funding assistance secured through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program and the project delivered by Northern Beaches Council.”
Mayor Michael Regan along with Councillors Kylie Ferguson, Alex McTaggart and Ian White gathered with residents and members of the association to celebrate the opening and formal ribbon cutting this week.
Time to add this to you scenic walk list!
Our thanks to Cr. Ferguson for the photos.
Avalon Beach SLSC - SLSA National Surf Club Of The Year Celebration
Avalon Beach SLSC celebrated their DHL Club of the Year Award and welcomed the Directors of Surf Life Saving Australia to Avalon Beach, at a gala cocktail party on Friday 31 May, 2019.
In attendance were members of the SLSA Board of Directors who will also be holding a board meeting at the club over the weekend:
- Graham Ford AM, President Surf Life Saving Australia
- Adam Weir, CEO Surf Life Saving Australia
- John Baker ESM, Deputy President Surf Life Saving Australia
- Mark Fife OAM, President Surf Life Saving Queensland
- Grant Barnett, President Surf Life Saving Northern Territory
- Craig Smith-Gander, President Surf Life Saving Western Australia
- Stephen Godfrey, President Surf Life Saving Tasmania
- Tom Mollenkopf, President Surf Life Saving Victoria
- Brian Wilcox, Acting President Surf Life Saving New South Wales
- Lyn Barratt, Independent Director
- Melanie Evans, Independent Director
- Christine Hopton OAM, Independent Director
- Martin Walsh, Independent Director
Helping the club celebrate the special occasion were Club Patron Bronwyn Bishop, Federal Member for Mackellar Jason Falinski, (State Member Rob Stokes gave his apologies) Mayor Michael Reagan, Deputy Mayor Sue Heins, Cr. Ian White, Cr. Kylie Ferguson and Club Life Members.
A great night was had by all thanks to President Ashley Cardiff, Past President Richard Cole who prepared the club of the year submission and Club Administrator Leanne Austin who organised the event.
Avalon Beach SLSC Life Members
SLSA Board of Management - Lto R: Adam Weir - SLSA CEO, Darren Bragg - Chair SLSF, Stephen Godfrey - President Tasmania SLS, John Restuccia - Deputy President NSW SLS, Graham Ford AM - President SLSA, Mark Fife OAM - President QLD, Christine Hopton OAM - Independent Director SLSA/SLSF, Lyn Barrett - Independent Director SLSA, Tom Mollenkopf - President Vic SLS.
Bilgola SLSC 2019 Presentation Evening
Bilgola SLSC held their 2019 Presentation evening on Friday May 31st. Congratulations to all who were acknowledged for their brilliant efforts and achievements in serving others throughout the Season, including all those who completed SLSNSW courses through the club this season. A wonderful event held in the clubhouse as Bilgola's President Romilly Madew, with Steven Pearce Chief Executive Officer of SLS NSW present, to see all those members collect their awards and certificates. Councillor Kylie Ferguson was also in attendance, making this another life saving celebration she attended on Friday evening.
Bilgola SLSC will be celebrating their 70th Anniversary on Saturday September 21st this year. Club Patron John Brogden will be the Master of Ceremonies for the celebration, including speeches from long standing, current and young members, images of Bilgola's history and live music. More information will be issued closer to the date.
Bilgola SLSC held their first AGM on September 24th, 1950, following the first year of operation starting in September 1949. There were 49 members.
Bilgola's President Romilly Madew, with Steven Pearce Chief Executive Officer of SLS NSW
Lucy Brogden with Romilly Madew - all smiles!
Patrol of the Year Awardees
The Fabric Of Life Exhibition Opening Night
Opened on Friday night by Cr. Penny Philpott, this is a group exhibition of makers and creatives who express themselves artistically through tapestry, embroidery, weaving, beading, sewing, felting, knitting, basketry and constructing new forms from natural materials is wonderful.
Showcasing the work of 15 talented textile artists including;
- Soraya Abidi
- Debra Beale
- Gill Brooks
- Suzanne Davey
- Rachel Hine
- Caitlin Johnston
- Niki McDonald
- Julie Nicholson
- Emma Peters
- Nicole Robins
- Tracey Trinder
- Kylie Walsh
- Becky Williams
With a selection of work from Ni-van traditional weavers, Regina Lulu and Leimok Peters from Vanuatu. On now at the Be Brave Art Space, Careel Head Road, Avalon - Sat/Sun: 10 to 4pm and , Thurs/Fri: 11 to 3pm. More about these Artists and their works run as our June Artists of the Month.
Cr. Penny Philpott with Tina Berkeley, Be Brave Artspace founder and curator
Julie Nicholson with her work 'Coasters Retreat' - wool all hand dyed!
Gill Brooks with a selection of her works - 'Intimacy', 'Remnant Memories' and 'Sovereignty'
Rats Ring Some Bells
24 Hour Treadmill For RUOK
Avalon Beach SLSC 2019 Presentation Evening
One of the highlights of the season is the annual Presentation night and this year members hit the slopes for an Après themed party. Presentation Night is an opportunity to celebrate the highlights of the season, congratulate those who gained Surf Life Saving awards and to recognise various members for their outstanding contributions to both our Club and Surf Life Saving in general. Congratulations to all of our Award recipients and a special shout out to our perpetual award winners for 2019!!
- The Norman Cook Most Outstanding Member of the Year - Louise Billia
- President's Award - Shannon Fletcher & Matt Mayall
- The Steve Parkes Award for Achievement in Lifesaving Education - Mark Head
- Patrol Captain of the Year - Sophie Valentine
- Patrol Member of the Year - Terry Barber
- Junior Member of the Year - Lachlan Mills
- Cadet of the Year - Jack Roberts
- The Warren Mitchell IRB Award - Giles Stoddard
- The Chris “Detho” Dethick Boatie of the Year - Pete Carter
- Max Watt Competitor/s of the Year - Chris McGuckin
Massive thank you to Amelia Barber, Social Committee organiser extraordinaire and Johnny Harper for a fabulous video of Aussie highlights.
Avalon Beach SLSC Member Tim Hixson and President Ashley Cardiff