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DECEMBER 2000 Newsletter

GREENWICH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.

GENERAL MEETING

8.00 pm Wednesday, 13th December, 2000

Greenwich Community Centre Hall,

48 Greenwich Road

AGENDA

• Officers Reports

• Reports of Councillors

• General Business

"Bottle and Plate" Christmas Party

If you don’t usually attend, or you are new to Greenwich, come along and meet your neighbourhood

Please note:- Meeting will start promptly at 8.00 pm and conclude early for party.

SANTA AT GREENWICH
Santa will again be visiting Greenwich 8.00 am on Christmas morning, arriving at Greenwich wharf by boat. Enquires from Santa’s helper at 9438 1936 or 9 Lower Serpentine Rd.

GREENWICH VILLAGE GAMES
For those that get this in time, our games will be based at Gore Oval over 9 –10 December. Even if not competing, come along and cheer your team on. More Info www.greenwich.org.au

GREENWICH CAROLLERS
Greenwich Carollers will again be singing around Greenwich on 23rd December from 6.00 to 8.00 pm. Please open your doors, hearts and wallets to support the Youth Mental Health programs such as ACE [Adolescents Coping With Emotions] Used by many local young people, this has recently been awarded two prizes for research and development of preventative programmes for young people at risk of developing depression

GREENWICH SWIMMING POOL
The current opening hours under the new Council lease are

• October & March 7 am - 7 pm

• November & February 7 am - 7.30 pm

• December & January 7 am - 8 pm.

The lessee is proposing that, based on previous experience of usage, it may be more beneficial to residents if the hours were Oct, Nov, Feb Mar Apr, 7 am to 6 pm weekdays {extend the season a month}

Dec & Jan 7 am to 6.30 pm and 8 am to 6 pm weekends all months.

Your opinions of the proposal would be welcome at the meeting

DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL DELEGATION
Some members have expressed concern as to whether the delegation for approval that has been in operation with Council is delivering the types of development approvals the residents wish to have or that would be delivered if more were considered by Councillors themselves.

Also of concern is a proposal that the requirement for compulsory submission to the Planning Committee be increased from one Councillor requesting to three Councillors, each from different wards. Under some circumstances this could completely disenfranchise residents on these matters

STRAND DEVELOPMENT
The development application for the car park behind the Library is now on display. Several community associations are cooperating to examine the proposal, particularly in regards to whether the limitations proposed as a result of the public inquiry, and accepted by Council, are being adhered to.

LOCAL CASUAL WORK REGISTER
Young residents wanting casual work, contact Christine Kirkwood 9438 2206

GREENWICH COMMUNITY DIRECTORY
Any community group wanting to change the information on our www.greenwich.org.au/ website please contact Christine Kirkwood 9438 2206

ALL GCA INQUIRIES
Areas of community activity have been allocated to various members of the committee. Contact the following if you have any suggestions or particular problems to raise.

• Tom Lawson, President. 9436 1984
• Gus Herstik, Secretary. 9437 3266
• John Gebler, Newsletter Editor. 9436 2874

Subscriptions
Subscriptions may be deposited in our box at Greenwich Pharmacy or posted to "Treasurer, Greenwich Community Association Inc. PO Box 5057, Greenwich, 2065"

Enclosed please find $5 per pensioner family; $1O per non-pensioner

family $………………………………………… donation

Name ……………………………………………………

Phone………………………………………………………

Address……………………………………………………

Address…………………………………………………

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August 2000 Newsletter

8.00 pm Wednesday, 16th August, 2000Greenwich Senior Citizens Centre, 48 Greenwich Road ( behind GMCCA Hall)

AGENDA

• Officers Reports

• Reports of Councillors

DISCUSSIONS

• 2000 Greenwich Village Games, Fun Run and Community Expo

• Greenwich Public Transport During Olympics

• Proposed Review of LCC Local Environment Plans and Development Control Plans

(These plans control developments in Lane Cove, and what can be built next to you)

General Business
Please note :- Meeting will start promptly at 8.00 pm and conclude at 10.00 pm for supper.

GREENWICH LIBRARY
From 16th of August to 31st of January Greenwich Library will be open an extra 4½ hours on Wednesdays. Lane Cove Council will then review these hours based on usage. Our library is an attractive centre which has a selection of books and magazines ranging from picture books for young children through to large print books for the reading impaired. There is the new World Book Encyclopaedia, and Scientific, the new children’s magazine published by C.S.I.R.O.

Rotation of stock ensures that there is something interesting for you including a good selection of audio books CD’s and videos.

Free Internet access and Word Processing is also available and Lane Cove and Shorelink resources can be accessed from Greenwich.

Opening hours are:-

• Tuesday 2.00pm – 7.00pm
• Wednesday 1.00pm – 5.30pm
• Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm
• Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm

Encourage your family, friends, and neighbours to visit and revisit this excellent community resource.

Contact Greenwich Library on: 9436 2776 for any queries.

LOCAL CASUAL WORK REGISTER
Young residents wanting casual work, contact Christine Kirkwood 02 9438 2206

GREENWICH COMMUNITY DIRECTORY
The directory of community activities and information on our www.greenwich.org.au website is now being updated by Christine Kirkwood 02 9438 2206 and Pam Palmer 02 9437 6417. Would community groups or services please check the information we have for them on the web and let either of the above know of any up-dates necessary

YOUR FAMILY SAFETY
There has been an increased number of brazen criminal incidents over recent weeks in Greenwich, from Bellevue St to Lower Serpentine. These have included strangers found in homes, theft of wallets, phones and purses while people are at home or asleep, and the threatening of and robbing of residents in the streets. For your own and everybody’s safety, please contact the police immediately, Phone 000, and then your Neighbourhood Watch, of any suspicious persons seen loitering or found on premises, provide a description and car rego if possible, so these persons get to know it is unsafe to continue their activities in Greenwich

GREENWICH VILLAGE GAMES
Team captains are already putting teams in place for the Big Weekend 09-10 December. Every resident of Greenwich is welcome to join. Would you like to have a chat with someone about this wonderful weekend. Call Sally Rossi-Ford 9906-7979 or www.greenwich.org.au

FUN RUN / COMMUNITY EXPO
SUNDAY 27th August

You have the Fun Run flyer with this newsletter. The Community Expo at the Infants school afterwards will have representatives of various community groups, with information their activities, and how you can join in. Find out more about fabulous Greenwich. Particularly if you are newcomers to your suburb.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
We are discussing our bus and ferry timetables with the STA, and how these services will be maintained during the Olympic games. If you have suggestions to make for improving these services, please make them at our general meeting. We will summarise any changes on our website, and on local notice boards.

MEETINGS 2000 General Meetings, 16/8/00, 18/10/00, 13/12/00

ALL GCA INQUIRIES

Areas of community activity have been allocated to various members of the committee. Contact the following if you have any suggestions or particular problems to raise.

• Tom Lawson President 02 9436 1984,
• Gus Herstik Secretary 02 9437 3266,
• John Gebler Newsletter Editor 02 9436 2874

Subscriptions may be deposited in our box at Greenwich Pharmacy or posted to

"Treasurer, Greenwich Community Association Inc. PO Box 5057, Greenwich, 2065"

Enclosed please find $5 per pensioner family; $1O per non-pensioner family $ ...... donation

Name ...........................................Phone………………………….

Address ........................................

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FEBRUARY 2000 NEWSLETTER

GREENWICH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

8.00 pm Wednesday, l6th February 2000
Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

AGENDA

The formal agenda of the meeting will be on public display in the notice board outside the

• Chemist at the bus stops, and the Greenwich library.

• Reports and election of office bearers for 2000

• President, 2 Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer and up to seven committee   members.

• Glenview St Development

• LCC Civic Award Nominations

General Business

• Reports of Councillors

• Gore Bay Future

Please note Meeting will start promptly at 8.00 pm and conclude at 10.00 pm for supper.

GOODBYE JACKIE MURPHY
It was with regret that many Greenwich residents gathered recently to wish a pleasant retirement to Jackie Murphy, who leaves after some 30 years at the Greenwich branch of the library. We thank Jackie for the fantastic service and assistance that she has given to so many of us, and the children, over those years.

Happy retirement Jackie

ISABELLE HElM FUND
A benefit evening to raise funds to support Isabelle Heim, a seriously handicapped child of our community, will be held at the Greenwich Sailing Club in the form of a wine and cheese "auction evening" at 7.30 pm on Saturday, 6th May. Donations of goods, or services, to be auctioned would be most appreciated.

Please contact Bill or Meg Fox on 9436 3968. If you haven't donated for the auction, be sure to be there to buy.

GREENWICH FLYING SQUADRON HISTORIC BOOK
A handsome 'coffee table' book has just been published recording the 75 years history of the Greenwich Flying Squadron sailing club, at the bottom of Bay St. The book contains considerable general history of Greenwich and makes great reading for all interested in the past of our community. Copies can be seen at the Greenwich and Lane Cove Libraries and at the Greenwich Butcher, and obtained from Rosalie Lucas, 02 9427 4651. $39.95

plus $6.55 postage if required.

DEPARTED FRIENDS
It was with sadness that many Greenwich resident met twice in the New Year to farewell two well known and loved members of our community.

Ted Pain was a long time resident of Greenwich and a past President of our association. A former Crown Prosecutor and District Court Judge, Ted could, until recent years, be seen rowing on the Harbour, and took part in veteran rowing races overseas.

Tom Easton was well known throughout the community for the way that he never allowed his long term illness to prevent him and his friends enjoying life to the full.

The community gives it sympathy to the families of two of its members, of two different generations, who will be missed by us.

M2 FREEWAY TUNNEL
A public meeting of lane Cove Council residents will be held on the 9th February at Cove Room, LCC offices, for them to express their views on the proposals how being circulated for a tunnel to by-pass the Epping Rd bottle neck between the Gore Hill freeway and the M2 freeway

GREENWICH BATHS
The lease of the Greenwich Baths is coming up for renewal soon, and a subject on our next meeting agenda is ideas that residents may have for consideration by Council for inclusion in the lease.

GORE BAY FUTURE COMMITTEE
The committee formed last meeting has commenced foundation work under the guidance of Tom Lawson, who has taken on the chairmanship of it. Tom will report to the AGM. Anybody further who can and wants to contribute to the future of Greenwich should contact Tom on 9436 1984

GCA LOCAL CASUAL WORK REGISTER
Contacts:

• Christine 9438 2206
• Mary Ed 9438 1936

MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2000

General Meetings 16/2/00, 19/4/00, 21/6/00, 16/8/00, 18/10/00, 13/12/00

ALL GCA INQUIRIES

• Christine Kirkwood, President 9438 2206
• John New, Secretary 9439 5679
• John Gebler, Newsletter Editor 9436 2874

Subscriptions may be deposited in our box at Greenwich Pharmacy or posted to "Treasurer, Greenwich Community Association Inc. C/- 8 Victoria St, Greenwich 2065"

Enclosed please find $5 per pensioner family; $10 per non-pensioner family $............donation

Name...................................................

Address................................................

Phone.................................. 02/00

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APRIL 2000 NEWSLETTER

GREENWICH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.

GENERAL MEETING

8.OO pm Wednesday, 19th April 2000

Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

AGENDA

• Officers Reports

• Reports of Councillors

• Gore Bay Future

• General Business

Address by Greenwich Preservation Group on their Glenview St fight and their plans for the future protection of Greenwich

Please note :- Meeting will start promptly at 8.00 pm and conclude at 10.00 pm for supper.

GLENVIEW STREET PROPOSAL
The proposal to develop two sites in Glenview St was withdrawn before it went to the Land & Environment Court. The Greenwich Preservation Group has been invited to address us at the next meeting on their fight, and their intention to continue to fight against inappropriate development in Greenwich. Their rally in Shell Park, with many prominent speakers, especially from Save Our Suburbs, was most successful, with many Greenwich residents present. Congratulations GPG for a successful fight.

M2 FREEWAY TUNNEL
Good news. All parties are supporting a long tunnel from Gore Hill to bottom of Mowbray Rd. There will be an EIS with public submissions. RTA are proposing dual lanes each way and untreated stack ventilation but community believes three lanes each way is essential for the future and are investigating treated ventilation systems in use in Europe.

GREENWICH BATHS
The Council is shortly to issue the tender for management of Greenwich Baths. If you have ideas for changes to operation, get them to Lane Cove Council soon.

ISABELLE HEIM FUND
Remember, benefit evening for this seriously handicapped child of the community is at Greenwich Sailing Club, in the form of a wine and cheese "auction evening", at 7.30 pm on Saturday, 6th May. For tickets contact Meg Fox on 9436 3968 or Mary Edwards 9906 7196

CHRISTMAS CAROLLERS
We did not have room in our last issue to thank the donors to the Christmas Carollers for the over $900 that they gave to assist youth mental health programmes

MUSIC AT THE POINT
Lane Cove Concert Band; 26/3/00; Fantastic; Hope we see them again soon

DEIRDRE HIRST MEMORIAL FUND
The fund will provide equipment needed for Guides. Donations through Kate Wood 9906 4572 or Alison Bird 9436 1400

GREENWICH COMMUNITY GROUPS
The Community Directory, already a valuable source of local organisation names and contacts - is currently being updated on our Web Page. If your groups details have changed recently, please contact John Gebler 9436 2874. The Directory is available on some notice boards and on request. The web page is updated periodically, and will allow local groups to publicise coming events and community news.

GORE BAY FUTURE COMMITTEE
Shell, in a press release, has announced that Clyde refinery will not be closing in 2001 but will remain open in the medium term. Just how long will depend on a number of factors but it is unlikely to be past 2005/6. Gore Bay will continue to be active while ever Clyde refinery operates. Its operation beyond then is still to be determined. This removes the immediate dangers of changes to the site, but requires our sub-committee to continue its work in order to be ready to face a number of possible proposals

GREENWICH VILLAGE GAMES
To avoid reducing the attendance to the Olympic Games, this year the higher profile Greenwich Village Games will be held on the weekend of 9/10th December. Please put this highlight of the athletics world in your diaries now. We will have details of team captains later . In the meantime, if you want information, or to put your name down to help, contact Sally Rossi Ford, 09906 7979

This is what Greenwich is all about.

GCA LOCAL CASUAL WORK REGISTER
Christine Kirkwood 9438 2206

MEETINGS for 2000
General Meetings, 19/4/00, 21/6/00, 16/8/00, 18/10/00, 13/12/00

ALL GCA INQUIRIES
Areas of community activity have been allocated to various members of the committee. Contact the following if you have any suggestions or particular problems to raise

• Tom Lawson President Ph 9436 1984
• Gus Hertsik Secretary Ph 9437 3266
• John Gebler Newsletter Editor Ph 9436 2874

Subscriptions
Subscriptions may be deposited in our box at Greenwich Pharmacy or posted to "Treasurer, Greenwich Community Association Inc. C/- 8 Victoria St, Greenwich 2065"

Enclosed please find $5 per pensioner family; $1O per non-pensioner family $ ...... donation

Name ........................................................

Address .....................................................

Phone ........................................................... 04/00

56th YEAR SERVING THE GREENWICH COMMUNITY

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JUNE 2000 NEWSLETTER

GREENWICH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION INC.

GENERAL MEETING

8.OO pm Wednesday, 21st of June 2000

Greenwich Community Centre, 46 Greenwich Road

AGENDA

• Officer Reports

• Reports by Councillors

• Discussions

• 2000 Greenwich Village Games

• What do you want for our Shopping Centre in the Future

General Business

• Subscriptions

Residents subscriptions are the GCA's sole source of income to continue our goal of saving and improving resident's amenities. If you have not yet paid your subscription, we shall have a table in Greenwich shopping centre on Saturday, 17th June.

Greenwich Village Games
Team captains are already putting teams together for the Big Weekend 09-10 December 2000.

Every resident of Greenwich is welcome to join. You don't need to be athletic, just have lots of enthusiasm and enjoy team participation. There are 8 teams - you join whatever one takes your fancy - these teams were originally (this is the 4th Games) based on a common association of interest.

Please ring any of these Team Captains...

• Anarchists: Deb Ryan/Peter Rix 9439 3795

• Builders: The Gervays 9437 5781

• Commerce: John Southwood 9436 1331

• Engineers: Laurie Edwards 9436 2386

• Governors: John May Joan McGilvray 9438 1584

• Healers & Hackers: Pam Palmer Pam Ranney 9436 0069

• Lawyers: Bill d'Apice Mary-Ed Hartnell 9438 3879

• Teachers: Glenda Cameron-Strang, Jenni Bittar 9437 5909

Or if you would like to have a chat with someone about this wonderful weekend - please call

• Jo Cunningham 9906 3200 or Sally Rossi-Ford 9906 7979

Greenwich Preservation Group (GPG)
GPG was born to prevent the demolition of 2 historical homes at 19-21 Glenview Street and the construction of units on those urban blocks. During the fight of that development it was realised that there is a place for such a group who can quickly respond to such situations in Greenwich, working closely with other community groups such as the GCA. CPG is here to stay! Their vision is "Continuing to oppose inappropriate development to preserve the unique amenity of Greenwich"

• Contact Joan McGilvray 9438 1584

Cameraygal Festival
The Cameraygal Festival Season for 2000 will begin on the 18th of August with the opening of the Lane Cove Art Society's Art Award. The season will conclude on October 14th with the final event listed being the Lane Cove Society's Masked Ball. If you require further information please contact Faith Weiland or Kerry Edgecombe on 9911 3591

Greenwich Branch Library
At the Community Hall, Greenwich Road, Open Tuesday 2-7pm, Thursday 10 am -7 pm and Saturday 9 am - 1 pm. If not on the shelves, books can be ordered from the main library, or for a small fee from another North Shore Library. The more we use it the harder it is for bean counters to close it.

Isabelle Heim Fund
Thank you for supporting the Benefit Auction and contributing to its great success. Together with donations, net proceeds totalled $20,000

GCA LOCAL CASUAL WORK REGISTER
If any young residents want local casual work, please contact Christine Kirkwood 9438 2206

MEETINGS for 2000
General Meetings, 19/4/00, 21/6/00, 16/8/00, 18/10/00, 13/12/00

ALL GCA INQUIRIES
Areas of community activity have been allocated to various members of the committee. Contact the following if you have any suggestions or particular problems to raise

• Tom Lawson President Ph 9436 1984
• Gus Hertsik Secretary Ph 9437 3266
• John Gebler Newsletter Editor Ph 9436 2874

Subscriptions
Subscriptions may be deposited in our box at Greenwich Pharmacy or posted to "Treasurer, Greenwich Community Association Inc. C/- 8 Victoria St, Greenwich 2065"

Enclosed please find $5 per pensioner family; $1O per non-pensioner family $ ...... donation

Name .......................................................

Address ....................................................

Phone .....................................................

04/00

56th YEAR SERVING THE GREENWICH COMMUNITY

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