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Woy Woy bowling club makes steps towards Ettalong
Vinnies plans to spend half a million on op shop
Play equipment to be removed from three playgrounds
Nursing home proposal resubmitted for Hillview St
Council considers making submission on Sporties
Landowner disappointed at council intervention
Petrol station construction gets the go-ahead
NRMA applies to upgrade cabins at Ocean Beach
Renovations for hotel
Questions asked about sandstone blocks
Cr Marquart given 12 weeks' leave
Council should spend up to $20M on dredge - Chamber
Exchange student reports on 12 months in Mexico
New school building opens in Uganda
Community housing project officially opened
Community group foreshadows coming events
Boatshed receives heritage grant
Guide dog group to have a stall
Baptist annual fete
Council changes mind on planning submissions
Nominations sought for council groups
Environment group holds annual meeting
Day of Prayer service at Woy Woy
Scouts visit Gosford waterfront
Sale donations wanted
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Precinct system is potential model for Central Coast
Intention was to first tell members directly
Rudeness shown by Member for Terrigal
Free independent advice on solar systems
Council has to set standards
Insulting to building industry and council planners
Rocks on beach since work on Ettalong dunes
Beach will only get worse before it gets official help
Peninsula News is bad for my health
Beach needs more than tinkering at the edges
Need for footpaths and kerbing does not require survey
Council has no imagination beyond the ad hoc
Time to rethink underpass - without Holstein
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Medical students visit Ocean Beach surf club
Hearing checks at Ettalong
Free afternoon tea at women's health centre
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Pair to perform at folk club
Scottish folk singer performs at Woy Woy
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Ethics co-ordinator attends official reception
Crackdown on hats at Woy Woy
Ettalong to celebrate Harmony Day
School leaders welcomed
Testing to take place online
Classes move as roof is replaced
School reflects on Sorry Day
Swimming carnival
Woy Woy gains an extra teacher
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Roosters notch up opening win
Locals recognised by Bowls Central Coast
Charity bowls day raises $1100
Life savers in exchange program
Event for non-registered bowlers
Charity day for Cambodian orphans

Intention was to first tell members directly

We suppose that based on the old adage that any publicity is good publicity, we shouldn't grumble about your leading article in the Peninsula News that you published on 12 February 2018 and indeed we thank you for your interest.

Even so, it is disappointing for our members that they might assume from the article that the possible amalgamation is a "done deal" when in fact there are more details to be negotiated and even more importantly, the memberships of both clubs will be given full details and the opportunity to vote on whether or not an amalgamation proceeds.

We appreciate that it probably wasn't intended, but we are also particularly concerned that on one interpretation you have identified our President Robert Henderson as the "source", implying that he provided a copy of the relevant letter to you when, of course, that is not the case.

Not only is that not true, all of that is an embarrassment because it suggests that our president or our club is:

1) somehow taking for granted how our members or the members of Sporties might vote; and

2) happy to provide some details to you and to the wider public before telling our members when in fact our intention was to do our members the courtesy of first providing the details directly to them.

We are mindful that you are a voluntary association and happy to assume that there was no malice in that. Letter, 14 Feb 2018 Tim McGavin, CEO Ettalong Bowling Club EDITOR'S COMMENT: We accept Mr McGavin's point that readers could interpret the letter as having been provided to us by Mr Henderson where this was not the case.

In fact, the letter was forwarded to us by a number of other people and the article written on the basis of substantial community interest.

As a result, in future, we will provide a standing explanation of how the source lines should be interpreted.

We believe the article in question made it clear that this is just was an expression of interest and nothing more than a proposal at this stage.

Both Mr Henderson and Mr McGavin have been invited to provide further information if they wish.

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