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27 Nov 2023
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Staff recommend against Austin Butler reserve sale
Surf camp for Nippers in perfect conditions
Christmas lights to raise money for Vision Australia
Lifetime resident awarded life membership
Two Peninsula residents win environment awards
Busy day for Pearl Beach brigade
Bushland fenced for 'ecological burn'
Five Council documents may be open for comment*
Rotary club raises money for pelican rescue
Jayne Mote is a 'voice of volunteering'
Runner to speak to ABC Friends meeting
Older Women's Network raises $1100 for food donation
Christmas Eve Family Mass to be held on school oval
Volunteers sought for Christmas tree sales
Men's Shed thicknesser is reconditioned
Peninsula Men's Shed holds fundraising exhibition
Family history group meets
Book donations wanted
Tennis players have an early Christmas lunch*
Brigade seeks new recruits*
Reid raise petrol price disparity
Progress association elects committee*
Representatives sought for Youth Parliament*
November rainfall is about average
Five units proposed for multi-dwelling development
Planning panel rejects multi-dwelling proposal
Council to tell Minister of planning review intentions
Shopfronts recommended for funding support
The most cumbersome and unfriendly refund process
Outdoor exercise classes stop
IPART highlights need to budget for green infrastructure
Urgent care clinic opens
Volunteer director retires after 30-year tenure
Hospital opens new mental health ward
Bowling clubs thanked for fundraising*
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Art trail to be held at Pearl Beach
Local authors sought for book launch program
Cafe owner welcomes live music survey
Patchwork group has busy month*
Singers announced for Opera in the Arboretum
Monet's birthday celebrated by aged care residents*
Students challenged to super-size everyday objects
Students compete in school chess championship
Dancers take to the stage for Schools' Spectacular*
St John's farewells Year 6 teacher
School issues batches of rapid antigen tests
'Great day' at Umina campus orientation
Visual arts students produce 84 pots*
Students search for solutions to food waste and nutrition
New parents' executive at Woy Woy*
Ettalong takes national bowls title in BPL Cup
Free rescue course for recreational surfers
SEUFC announces new head women's coach
Bridge pairs competition played on Remembrance Day
Charlie named grand champion in karate world cup
Preparing for disabled surfers' season
Charity bowls day raises $2040
Umina Beach wins through to Division Four final
Southern Spirit cricket results
Netball open representative team chosen*
Junior cricket family night planned
Greg Shirley is Major Singles champion
Umina veteran pairs play final*
Woy Woy soccer club elects new committee*



Lifelong resident awarded life membership

Lifelong Pearl Beach resident Mr Paul Barclaire has been awarded life membership of the Pearl Beach Progress Association on Saturday, November 11.

Mr Barclaire was presented with the award at the Association's annual general meeting by Pearl Beach Memorial Hall sub-committee convenor Ms Victoria Crawford.

A citation with the award stated that Mr Barclaire was was born in Pearl Beach in 1945.

"As a very young child, he disappeared much to the worry of family and friends," it said.

"A search beside the creek found him sitting on steps eating cheese out of a foil pack, quite oblivious to the consternation of others.

"That quiet, contemplative approach to life has continued.

"As a child, he quickly learnt the area where he lived, and loved and appreciated the natural environment of Pearl Beach.

"He showed great interest watching his grandfather and other family members being involved in the building of the hall.

"The hall has become a lifetime commitment.

"Being community minded, Paul joined the Progress Association over 50 years ago and he has been an avid contributor, especially when there have been problems to be solved.

"Paul uses his skills and is always ready, willing, and able to provide 'know how' when building or for other Pearl Beach issues.

"If we need a working bee organised Paul is the 'go to' person.

"Paul has been on the executive at least 33 times.

"He has been invaluable on the Hall Sub-committee as he holds so much valuable corporate history and has practical skills which he is very willing to apply.

"As a member of the ambulance service, he was often called to give medical advice by members of Pearl Beach.

"Paul has also worked in the community through other organisations such as the Rural Fire Service, the State Emergency Service and the Arboretum.

"His drive, enthusiasm and tenacity have improved the community life of Pearl Beach.

"He has never boasted about his contributions but quietly made endeavours to support the village which he loves."

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