Updated Training Opportunities

Please refer to the link below for updated training opportunities for those seeking First Aid, SRC, Bronze, ARTC, ATV qualifications and proficiency dates:

SSLS Training 2017/18 as at 20-09-17

There are many ways you can become an active member of the Club.  Challenge yourself and feel the sense of achievement!

BOAT LICENCE COURSE

Thursday 12 October 2017

7.00 pm sharp at Glenelg Surf Club
$10 Surf Bronze holders

Please mention your club’s name when booking

$50 General Public
Cash only on the night
Photo ID to be produced eg Drivers licence
Minimum age 16

Bookings by email only to
qmby@optusnet.com.au
Reply promptly if interested in attending

These sessions fill very fast – limit 30

See following site for handbook and practice questions

http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/transport-travel-and-motoring/boating-and-marine/boat-operators-licences-and-permits/applying-for-a-boat-licence

Early registration for Nippers this Sunday September 24th!

Get down to the Club this Sunday to register early for the Nippers season

Between 1-3pm register your child for a great season of physical fun on the beach.

You can register for a membership on the day or purchase 3 “Come and Try” sessions for $15.  These sessions can be used on any Saturday training afternoon up until December 31.

Grab a snag from the BBQ while you’re there.  The bar will be open from 2pm.

 

 

Nippers officially begins on October 14th with another opportunity to register from 11am if you don’t make the early registration day.

Training begins with a get together in age groups next to the Club at 12:45pm with beach activities between 1-3pm.

Children need to bring:

Long sleeve training top, broad brimmed hat, sunscreen, water bottle, bathers, towel, goggles.

 

We are a proud Family Club and encourage you to come along and enjoy the lifestyle benefits and fun that Surf Life Saving offers.

 

Call out for Age Group Managers and Assistant Managers

With the Nippers season fast approaching we are calling on volunteers to help fill several Age Group Manager and Assistant Manager positions.  No Surf Life Saving experience is required for this rewarding role.  We are looking for people who love supporting children to grow and learn in a safe, family friendly environment.

You may have a child that is participating in Nippers for the first time or returning in an older age group.  You could be a former Nipper member now looking to expand your experiences on the beach.  Whatever your background you will become an integral part of our Club, supported by the expertise of experienced members.  Training for the role will also be available.

We are seeking Age Group Managers and Assistant Managers in the following age groups:

Sand Crabs Under 6/7’s

Under 8’s

Under 9’s

 

 

Our volunteers help shape our Club and we are proud of the involvement we receive from our members.  You too can be a part of this experience.  We have an exciting program ahead for the 2017/2018 season and are looking for a team of volunteers willing to expand the diversity that already exists within our Club.

If you are interested in filling one of the above roles or would like more information please contact Junior Convener Bruce Moseley on 0428580507.

 

See you on the beach!

 

 

 

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