Junior Convener Announced!

JUNIOR MEETING REGARDING SEASON 17/18

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH 1900 AT THE CLUB

 

Well the good news is we have a Junior Convener!  Congratulations and thank you to Bruce Moseley, who has accepted this essential role within the club to enable the juniors to train and compete.

We will still be running the scheduled meeting on Monday 11th at the Club starting at 7pm.  We are calling on all age group managers, assistants and helpers from last season, as well as any parents who wish to help this season to come along.

 

It’s a really exciting time for the Club, with many developments underway.  We are a family Club and that means we are all in this together.

See you at the meeting!

Increase your IRB Knowledge

IRB Crew & Drivers (as well as members who like engines & are keen to help with maintenance) this one’s for you!

We have an IRB Engine theory session at the Club Thursday 7 September , 7pm-8pm by John Charles who is the Powercraft Officer for SLSSA.  Everyone is welcome.

If you are interested in coming along please email instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Upskill to Silver Medallion

If you hold and are proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion and also have a Certificate ll in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) then here’s your opportunity to go to the next level.

SLSSA is facilitating a Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR) course on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018, at Port Noarlunga SLSC.

As the name of the course implies, this course is about planning and performing complex aquatic and land-based searches and rescues, in the daytime and at night. The course includes developing a SMEAC plan, reading topographic maps/nautical charts, retrieving a submerged object, using search and rescue equipment (including FLIRs etc), jetty/pier and rock entries/jumps, working with and around the JRB/RWC, plus more.  Please see the attached Course Syllabus.

This course is directed at Patrol Captains, club 24/7 Call Out personnel, experienced patrol/water cover members, Support Service personnel etc.  

Prerequisites for this course are:

  • Be at least 16 years of age, and
  • Complete a 400 metre swim in 8 minutes or less in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres long (this will need to be signed off by a Club approved Assessor) – swim time to be conducted and provided to SLSSA prior to Friday 9 March, and
  • Hold and be proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion (proficient for the 2017/18 season) and hold the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), and
  • Complete the eLearning prerequisite

 

The cost per participant will be $50, to partially cover food, drinks and resources.

If any of your members meet the above requirements, and wish to be part of this course, please encourage registration by clicking on the following links http://e.mybookingmanager.com/SMARmarch2018

On registration, members will be sent an electronic version of the learner guide, and instructions on how to complete the elearning Search and Rescue module.

Click here for more information about the Course.

School Holiday Training Opportunities

A reminder from Surf Life Saving SA that it is facilitating a Bronze and SRC course in the upcoming October school holidays.  For more more information on the Bronze Course click here. Get some more details on the SRC course here.

Get involved in the Club.  It’s a great way to stay healthy!

 

Nearly time for Nippers!

As the Winter sports wind up, we encourage you to consider Nippers as a wonderful Summer sport for your little ones.  It’s a whole family experience with afternoons on the beach and fun times socialising at the Club into the evening.

There are many opportunities for parents to be involved too.  Many former Nippers parents continue to patrol our beaches today!  A great way for the entire family to stay fit and healthy.

A registration day and details of membership fees will be announced very soon.

Keep your eye on our posts for more news!  We can’t wait to see you all on the beautiful beach of Semaphore!!

 

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