Emergency Management Disaster Resilience Scholarships


Eligible volunteers can receive financial support to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields.
They can receive up to $12,000 for completing vocational education and training and up to $25,000 for higher education. Round one scholarship applications will commence on 1 June and close on the 14 July 2017. Further information and guidelines can be found via www.aidr.org.au

IRB Crew Course

What better way to get some good use out of your wetsuit than completing your IRB crew certificate this winter. Neil Bissett will be running a crew course on the weekends in July with the exam early August. People must me current financial members, be at least 15 years of age with their bronze medallion as pre-requisites. Members with their crew certificate will be required to help out on patrol and water cover as required during the season.

An information night will be held at the Club Thursday Night 22nd June at 6pm for all interested parties to formally register , if you are unable to attend but would like to complete this Course please text Neil B 0417-478-512 for further course information.

Juniors Weekly Report – a final word from our hard working Convenor

Thanks to

Hi Everyone,

 

Congratulations on finishing equal third with Brighton at State Titles for the Juniors and well done to everyone who was part of our junior program this season. A full copy of the results are available via this link: http://www.surflifesavingsa.com.au/results/

 

 

Well, what a State Titles it was!  The weekend would have not been possible without the countless hours of work from our volunteers including the working party on the beach, volunteers on the food stall and BBQ, Water Cover on the beach, officials, parents and kids. To all our age group leaders and assistants thank you for a great season.

 

Leading in to the weekend a number of our members had taken time off work to make this possible.  Special thanks to Lorren Atwell and everyone who worked on the BBQ and food stall, Dave McGrath “Doggsy” and Jay Atwell for organising the container and generator.

 

Steve Sims and the entire working party who worked all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Without the work they did the carnival would not have happened. Carnival officials made comment that when the carnival is at Semaphore they know that the working party deliver every time without fail. So thank you again.

 

Thank you to Symons and Clark and Kerry Logistics, Neil Bisset and Metricon for their supply of the portable toilets and attire for the working party.  Thank you Semaphore Bakehouse for the pies, pasties, sausage rolls and donuts. Thank you to the Purdie family.

 

It has been an exciting and at times challenging season and now it comes to an end. I would like to thank and congratulate our 164 participants across all age groups this season.

 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Doggsy and Leanne for co-ordinating our Saturday water cover and all the water cover personnel who gave up their time to take care of us in the water.

 

We also need to thank our Media personnel, Steph, & Claire and the people behind the scene Kate & Rhys for sending out our weekly newsletter.  I would also like to thank our uniform shop team headed up by Mardi Lienert each weekend.

 

We also need to thank Lorren Atwell and her canteen helpers each weekend – Wendy, Catherine & Heather for co-ordinating the canteen being open at the start and end of training and all the parents who assisted in the canteen.  Thank you to Sean Kenny for setting up the beach and our senior members who have come out to lend a hand this year with the juniors, including Paige, Luke, Jack, Zac, Myia, Cooper, Josh, Bianca, Zoe, Lindsay, Sam and Sean McKenzie –  thank you.

 

I would also like to thank our Friday night board training water cover  Andrew, Craig , Craig, Kate, Brenton, Megan, Tracey Michelle, Michelle, Owen, Mick and Paul and if I missed anyone thank you.

 

Thanks to Ian Biggs and Brad Tunbridge for taking care of our pool swimming on a Wednesday night.  To my assistant Bruce Moseley thank you for your support throughout the year.

 

On behalf of all age groups we would like to thank Kerry Schulz not only for ordering our uniforms, but ensuring all competitors from all age groups have been entered in the competition entry system so they could participate in the recent state titles. Also thank you to Raelene Donnell for co-ordinating our correct quota of officials at each carnival, organising R&R teams that performed so well, along with the coaches, Freaky, Tony and Celeste and special mention to Gus Wickman who coached Will and Willis but sadly passed away last month- your efforts are greatly appreciated. Brooke and Kelly Jones for coaching our March Past Teams throughout the season thank you and well done.

On a personal note I would like to thank my family for their support over the last three seasons whilst I have been junior convenor and without their understanding this would not be possible.

 

Congratulations and well done to everyone!

 

Pat

 

Juniors Weekly Update

Thanks to

HI Everyone,

Firstly a special mention this week…

That’s a wrap for Ella Andrews, Naish Allen, Emily Atwell, Sarah Edwards,  Neli Hickman, Matilda Kaftan, Will Larven, Willis Lienert and Teagan Richards as they compete for the last time under the junior banner, we wish them all well competing on their home turf at Junior States this coming weekend.

 

Just a reminder we have no board training on Friday night with R&R marshalling commencing at 5.00pm on Friday afternoon with competition starting at 5.30pm.  Click here for the Junior R&R State Champs Program.

Meals will be available from 5.00pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday over the weekend at the club.

 

Please note both days start at 8.15am so all competitors will need to be on the beach no later than 7.45am.  Click here for the Junior States Program.

 

Car parking is on the reserve with a $2 donation to the Rotary Club of West Lakes who will be organising the car parking on both days. The entrance to the car park will be via the gate at the southern end of the reserve closer to Recreation Parade.  Click here for State Titles Location Map 2017 (2)

 

We still require assistance with the food and drink stalls on Saturday and Sunday afternoon if you can assist please text me with your name.

 

Junior end of season presentation will commence after the beach has been packed up and everyone has had a chance to get something to eat on Sunday afternoon. Don’t forget your shaving cream for the traditional shaving cream fight at the end of the competition.

 

Meals will commence from 5.00pm with the after carnival menu consisting of:

  • Beef/ chicken schnitzels with choice of gravy
  • Tandoori chicken
  • Fish and chips
  • Hamburger
  • Falafel or chicken salad
  • Spaghetti Bolognese

 

I would like to take the opportunity to wish all our competitors both junior and seniors all the very best for the weekend and see you on the beach.

 

Pat

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Your chance to have a say on the Club Redevelopment

There are exciting times ahead for the Club.  We are progressing well through the various approval stages for our Club redevelopment and as the indicative start date of physical works is scheduled for January 2018, the detailed design phase of the project has begun.

The Club is seeking the input of interested members to provide ideas and suggestions on many aspects of the redevelopment to inform our final design.

A meeting for that purpose will be conducted by our project manager, John Kantilaftas on Sunday the 5th of March at 3:00pm at the club.

Information gathered at the meeting will be provided to the architects to be considered as part of their design concept development.

We look forward to receiving your valued input.

 

Mick Kenny

President SLSC

Juniors Weekly Report

Thanks to

This week:

Friday 10 February – Board Training 5.45pm

Saturday 11 February – Watch the weather if it is over 38 we will start 2 hours earlier.  You will be notified by text message if we are starting earlier. We need any available assistance with water cove this weekend and next weekend. The Under 12’s will be cooking a BBQ at the end of training on Saturday.

Saturday 18 February – Club Championships – Under 11,12,13 will commence with their iron person event at 10am  the “Semaphore Gold” – consisting of a 2km run, 2km board paddle, 600m swim. Under 7,8,9 & 10 will commence at the normal starting time of 12.45pm. Medals & Ribbons will be awarded to individual male and female event winners.

Saturday 25 February – Junior qualifying Carnival at Glenelg – Please note no Under 7& 8’s training that day.

Saturday 4 March – last training day for Under 7 & Under 8’s and their presentation day – boys bring a plate of savoury and girls bring a plate of sweet snacks

 

We are looking for donations of raffle prizes for state titles if you are able to assist in any way please contact me.

Pat

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Time to turn some “Bangers” at Bunnings again!

On Saturday 18th February we are again hosting the BBQ at Bunnings Woodville.  Bunnings has been very supportive of our club which has allowed us to bank more than $8,000 from our activities at the Woodville store since the start of the season.

We are seeking volunteers to do a shift of a couple of hours on the day which we will hopefully see us break $10,000.  If you can help, there is a roster on the club notice board or alternatively, please contact Pat Hansen on 0422 007 413 or phansen@adam.com.au to register your availability.

Remember, all funds received will go to upgrading our facilities which are scheduled to commence in less than 12 months.

It’s your Family Club – make it happen!

 

Juniors Weekly Report

Thanks to

 

Congratulations to everyone who attended the Junior Carnival at Seacliff on Sunday.  It was a great effort and we were well represented.

 

This week.

State Titles Carnival Planning Meeting (2): We are holding a meeting on Tuesday 31 January at the club at 7pm all assistance will be greatly appreciated if you can assist in anyway.

 

Please remember the following dates:

Wednesday 25th January – Pool Swimming 7.00-8.00pm Largs Bay Swim Centre

Friday 27th  January – 4.45pm Board Training at the Club

Saturday 28th Junior Training – March Past Training this week at 11.45 Start 12.45 pm on the lawn. Training starts at the normal time

Saturday 28th Nipperthon West Beach (http://www.westbeachslsc.com.au/the-club/upcoming-events/2017/january/nipperthon-17)

Sunday 29th Midcoast Challenge (https://www.facebook.com/MidCoastChallenge)

Saturday 18th February – Junior Club Championship – Under 11- 13 start 10am with the Semaphore Gold and everyone else normal start time

 

See you on the beach.

Weekly Training Report

New Training Courses:

Bronze or SRC Course – Next course planned End of January/Start of February 2017

Last Chance for 2016/17 Season Or Prepare for 2017/18 Season

Please register your interest with jenniecharlton1@msn.com to get linked to the Closed facebook page where we can share new information.

 

Complete First Aid Course – Must be completed before starting training which may be as early as Sunday 15 January (There may be an info session held prior to this waiting for Trainers to confirm their availability.)

This is a pre-requisite for Bronze/SRC with Semaphore so please ensure you have completed your First Aid before your course is due to start.  If you need to undertake this Surf Life Saving SA has the following courses running 9am until 5pm at 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach, SA 5024 before the Bronze Course will commence:

January:        Thursday 12 January 2017 (members $90) or book with an external agency but will need certificate

book via Surf Life Saving SA (08) 8354 6900

TIMED SWIM – Wednesday 21 December at Portside Swim Centre at 8pm and if don’t make the swim then a Final opportunity Monday 9 January at 8pm:

Requirement:                      200m in 5 mins (SRC) OR 400m in 9 mins (Bronze)

Please note that if you are unable to meet this prerequisite before the course starts you will not be able to commence.

ONLINE WORKBOOK

You can buy the manual at the clothing store or bar for the theory information.  Please connect to the online workbook (must be completed prior to course commencing)

https://portal.sls.com.au then you login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006)

Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to login”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SLS Lifesaving and pick either SRC or Bronze”..” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members.

 

Advanced Resus

We currently have 2 people registered.  This is a course to enable you to provide a higher level of oxygen using OP airway, oxy bag as well as suction.  Do you have Senior First Aid or Bronze Medallion?? If so let us know and we will get a course organised once we have 8 people. Dylan or Kylie have agreed to help run this course.

 

IRB Crew

Are you interested but not sure?? Watch this space for a Come and Try Hour at a time that Neil is on Patrol.

IRB Driver

Please note that you must be a Crew and have undertaken a good level of patrol hours covering Semaphore and more advanced waters and have a boat license which you must log with surf via the online portal. Once this is done register your interest.

 

Proficiencies:

Congratulations to Simsy Patrol for getting proficient.

Semaphore Training Team would like to thank you all for coming down & completing your proficiencies. 32 completed rescues & swim & 16 did their dry work. Extra call out to Michael for such a great job and to those that supported him deal with the numbers.

simsy-patrol

Final proficiency date: Monday 26 December

Dry proficiency will start at start of patrol

Need to complete Full proficiency or Dry Proficiency only please arrive no later than 1:00pm

Need to complete Wet proficiency only please arrive no later than 2:00pm. Please note that the assessor must see you do the rescue & so we can not have more than 2 rescues taking place at same time so do not be offended if asked to wait/ redo ( if we have not observed you)

The swim will take place at 3pm.

Also option of ATV proficiency/assessment (with completed workbook) from 3pm.

Please ensure you have done online  Skills Maintenance for the course that you have (ignore the ones you don’t)

“Proficiencies link to complete before your proficiencies patrol: http://portal.sls.com.au/, login, then “lifesaving online”, then “Library” then “Education/Training” then “member” then “SLSA” then lifesaver Learning Guides” and then “ATV Operator Certificate”

The biggest hassle is getting the login userid and password sorted if you don’t have access to the email/mobile phone connected to your SLS record. Please use the helpline to sort this

 

IRB Crew/Driver – No Dates at Semaphore

If unable to attend on the 2 options provided this year and still wish to be proficient please let Jennie Charlton know by end of this week (Sunday 4 December) on jenniecharlton1@msn.com as will need to organise to link you in with another club to complete proficiencies. We are dependent on other clubs for this assessment and so only option now is linking in with other clubs’ proficiencies so please do not approach Neil or Michael as they can only train this area not assess proficiency or assessment at this stage.

 

Training Weekly report

New Training Courses:

Bronze or SRC Course – Next course planned End of January/Start of February 2017

Last Chance for 2016/17 Season Or Prepare for 2017/18 Season

Please register your interest with jenniecharlton1@msn.com

 

Complete First Aid Course – Must be completed before starting training

This is a pre-requisite for Bronze/SRC with Semaphore so please ensure you have completed your First Aid before your course is due to start.  If you need to undertake this Surf Life Saving SA has the following courses running 9am until 5pm at 2 Barcoo Road, West Beach, SA 5024 before the Bronze Course will commence:

December:    Saturday 10 December 2016 OR Tuesday 20 December 2016,

January:        Thursday 12 January 2017 OR Saturday 21 January 2017

book via Surf Life Saving SA (08) 8354 6900

 

TIMED SWIM – Wednesday 14 December or Wednesday 21 December at Portside Swim Centre at 8pm

You can work on your swimming at the Portside Swim Centre on Wednesday nights – we have 4 people working on this as we speak so come along and join the fun

Requirement:                      200m in 5 mins (SRC) OR 400m in 9 mins (Bronze)

Please note that if you are unable to meet this prerequisite before the course starts you will not be able to commence.

 

ONLINE WORKBOOK

You can buy the manual at the clothing store or bar for the theory information.  Please connect to the online workbook (must be completed prior to course commencing)

https://portal.sls.com.au then you login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006)

Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to login”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SLS Lifesaving and pick either SRC or Bronze”..” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members.

 

Advanced Resus

We currently have 2 people registered.  This is a course to enable you to provide a higher level of oxygen using OP airway, oxy bag as well as suction.  Do you have Senior First Aid or Bronze Medallion?? If so let us know and we will get a course organised once we have 8 people. Dylan or Kylie have agreed to help run this course.

 

IRB Crew

Are you interested but not sure?? Watch this space for a Come and Try Hour at a time that Neil is on Patrol.

 

IRB Driver

Please note that you must be a Crew and have undertaken a good level of patrol hours covering Semaphore and more advanced waters and have a boat license which you must log with surf via the online portal. Once this is done register your interest.

 

Proficiencies:

Congratulations to Skeeters Patrol for getting proficient.

Semaphore Training Team would like to thank you all for coming down & completing your proficiencies. 32 completed rescues & swim & 16 did their dry work. Extra call out to Michael for such a great job and to those that supported him deal with the numbers.

 

Final proficiency date: Saturday 17 December

Dry proficiency will start at 10:30am on the grass at front door of the club.

Need to complete Full proficiency or Dry Proficiency only please arrive no later than 1:00pm

Need to complete Wet proficiency only please arrive no later than 2:00pm. Please note that the assessor must see you do the rescue & so we can not have more than 2 rescues taking place at same time so do not be offended if asked to wait/ redo ( if we have not observed you)

The swim will take place at 3pm.

 

Also option of ATV proficiency/assessment (with completed workbook) from 3pm.

Please ensure you have done online  Skills Maintenance for the course that you have (ignore the ones you don’t)

“Proficiencies link to complete before your proficiencies patrol: http://portal.sls.com.au/, login, then “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to learning online”, click a few times, then see the  section marked “SKILLS MAINTENANCE”. SRC do “resus”, Bronze do “resus” and “radio”.”

The biggest hassle is getting the login userid and password sorted if you don’t have access to the email/mobile phone connected to your SLS record. Please use the helpline to sort this

 

IRB Crew/Driver – No Dates at Semaphore

If unable to attend on the 2 options provided this year and still wish to be proficient please let Jennie Charlton know by end of this week (Sunday 4 December) on jenniecharlton1@msn.com as will need to organise to link you in with another club to complete proficiencies. We are dependent on other clubs for this assessment and so only option now is linking in with other clubs’ proficiencies so please do not approach Neil or Michael as they can only train this area not assess proficiency or assessment at this stage.

 

Thanks Jennie