Pearl Beach Progress Association (PBPA) – February General Meeting
Some key takeaways from the meeting.
Current bank balance is approx. 200K – (104K being 2 years buffer of operating costs) + (up to 96K available for Stage 1 renovation : insulating & lining ceiling, internal painting, polishing of wooden floors).
30K raised through fundraising activities in Oct/Nov/Dec
Next Community Meeting on Sat. 2nd March with Guest Speaker, award winning Journalist Chris Masters
This year will be our 47th annual EASTER BOOK FAIR and will be held as usual on Easter Saturday 30th March from 9am until 5pm.
The ‘Made by Locals’ Stall (Craft & Cakes Stall) introduced last year was a great success and sold out really quickly.
So, it would be wonderful if we received more DONATED ITEMS for the next Sale. I would therefore appreciate our talented crafting locals use the next couple of months to produce an item or items to donate, items such as candles, soaps, jewellery, knitted & crocheted items, ceramics, cards, decor etc. ready for Easter Sale 2024. Also those of you who bake I will need donations of cakes etc on the Easter Saturday too.
I am also appealing for more GOOD Quality Books, DVD’s, CD’s, Vinyls and Puzzles for the Easter, just let me know you have delivered them to the back deck. Please email or sms me once you have dropped off your donations.
Opera in the Arboretum is an annual charity fundraising event hosted by the Rotary Club of Woy Woy.
Saturday afternoon in a sublime native bushland setting, featuring an exciting line up of opera stars with tenor Diego Torre, soprano Sophie Salvesani, baritone José Carbó and mezzo soprano Shikara Ringdahl.
Please note: This event is self-catering (BYO), being your picnic lunch, wine and chairs, sit back and have a lovely afternoon.
This open-air, all-weather, picnic style event featuring stars of the Opera is held beneath the canopy of trees in the coastal rainforest of the Crommelian Native Arboretum in Pearl Beach, NSW. Since the event’s inception in 2005 hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for deserving causes, charitable organisations and Rotary humanitarian projects.
What started as a simple concept of bringing people together & trying to build a stronger sense of community has quickly turned into a ‘not to be missed’ event which is raising much needed funds for the renovation of the Pearl Beach Memorial Community Hall.
The monthly community BBQ & markets has grown from a casual bacon and egg roll on a Sunday morning to a ‘one stop shop’ providing locals and visitors with a range of fresh & locally made produce – all within walking distance.
The BBQ & markets held every second Sunday morning (8-11am) is a great spot for people to catch up with friends, meet new people or a chance for visitors to enjoy some local hospitality. Tables & chairs are set up on the back deck & garden area so that friends, young families and dog owners can sit and enjoy a relaxed breakfast/brunch.
The small ‘market’ also boasts a number of stalls including pastries & bread from Burnt Honey Bakery; fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and honey from Mountain Pride Farm; Mediterranean Foods from Jesus ate Falafel and Vietnamese takeaway from Ivy Do.
To further add to the community vibe, a group of local volunteers have started creating amazing jams, pickles and chutneys made from local (often donated) produce and made in the Community Hall kitchen. These have proven hugely popular and fly out the door every month.
Thank you to the community for embracing and supporting this initiative and to the ever growing band of volunteers that make it happen.
The BBQ is held the second Sunday of the month and everyone is welcome.
Since the Patonga Power community presentation by Enosi on Saturday the 17th of June there has been a lot of interest in establishing the community solar trading opportunity and we’ve seen some community members from Patonga & Pearl Beach sign up already.
As we’re crossing over into the new financial year all retailers are repricing. By mid July all new pricing will be published so people will have the opportunity to finish gathering the information they need to make their decisions about joining Patonga Power.
We are hosting a Patonga Power Google Meet call on Monday 17th of July at 2pm to address any outstanding questions for the community. Enosi representatives Grant and Lisa will be on the call to answer questions you may have for them. You can either join the meeting online from your home or we will put Grant & Lisa up on the TV screen in the hall and you can join there.
One last point we would like to share is that we now also have interest from Umina to join the community which will open up the opportunity for a deeper pool of clean energy for trading. Exciting times are ahead!