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A reminder regarding First Aid Training

Reminder:

Accredited First Aid Training will be conducted at the club on Sunday February the 1st. The cost to SLSSA Members is only $75 less than half what you would pay through any other provider. The course will be conducted over one full day but you will be expected to have completed a workbook prior to attending. There are still places left so if you have not notified of your intent and you are interested in undertaking this course please confirm your attendance with me ASAP so I can arrange to have workbooks issued to all participants.

December education update.

Seeking expressions of interest for the following:
IRB Crew – training to commence early in the New Year
Bronze Medallion and SRC – Training to commence late January or early February
Provide First Aid (formerly Apply First Aid) – Sunday 1/2/15
This course takes approximately 7.5 hours plus an online distance learning module, cost to public is $160 but we are able to offer it to SLSSA current members for $75, the club is also looking to provide a further subsidy for patrolling members who enrol.

If you are interested in participating in any of these courses or would like further details contact Mick Kenny : mckenny@internode.on.net or 0498 492 409.

Also congratulations to new Bronze graduates: Cooper Lienert, Harrison Brickhill and Andrew Meyers. Looking forward to the rest of their squad completing their assessment early next year.

Rescue and Resuscitation Workshop

Surf Life Saving South Australia SSSC, in conjunction with the South Australian Rescue and Resuscitation panel will be conducting a workshop for rescue and resuscitation – judges, coaches and other interested persons.

This workshop will equip people with the tools to commence coaching/judging Rescue and Resuscitation teams within their club.

Please see attached circular for further information.      RR Day 6th December 2014

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Applying for a Boat License workshop 7pm October 16, 2014

Thursday 16 October 2014

7.00 pm sharp at Glenelg Surf Club
$5 Surf Bronze holders

Please mention your club’s name when booking

$35 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 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

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Communicating to you in 2014

Getting the word out about what’s going on at the club is a big job. We have a lot going on! Just like all the great work that gets done by volunteers around the club it happens through no small effort of the people involved. This year we are trying to take the communications at the club to a new level. We want to build on the great work of the previous years and make sure that we don’t hear the words “I didn’t know that was on” come from anyone. Ambitious I know. To that end I am enlisting the help of all who are willing and able to take ownership of our communications and join me in forming the club communicators group.

At the moment we use a number of channels to get the message out. Semaphoreslsc.com.au, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Mailchimp, Surfcom, SMS and standing on a chair and shouting. Some methods are more effective than others but if you take a channel away you reduce the amplitude of the message you are pushing. We already have a group of people who have been posting to our channels over the last couple of years, this year we want to add to the coordination of that and reduce the barriers for the different sections of the club in getting their message out.

If you have previously been frustrated because “you didn’t know that was on” or if you are interested in being part of this new coordinated communications machine, please come to our SSLSC comms group meeting on Thursday August 7 at 630pm. If you can’t make it but you are keen nonetheless, talk to me, Heather Sibley, Karin Humphrey, Georgia Robbins or Sean McKenzie to find out how you can participate.

 

 

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2014 Youth Development Camp Wrap Up

Congratulations to Bryana Bisset and Tyson Sarunic who were selected to represent Semaphore at the 2014 ‘Be Active’ SLSSA Youth Development Camp.
This camp was conducted outback in the Flinders Ranges at Edeowie Station (near Wilpena Pound) from Monday 7th July to Friday 11th July.
The Senior Surf Sports Committee recognise Bryana and Tyson as future leaders of our club and attendance at this camp will encourage and strengthen their skills in teamwork, leadership and overall personal development.
Well done Bryana and Tyson!
Please keep reading to hear all about the camp from Bryana and Tyson’s perspective. Also, check out the photos of the camp and the amazing Flinders Ranges.

From Bryana: –
I have just returned from a great week at Edeiowe station, near Hawker in The Flinders Ranges on a Youth Development camp through surf life saving.
There was 18 participants from various SA clubs. We all travelled by mini bus on Monday and returned Friday.
Our trip included a range of team bonding exercises, including climbing St Mary’s peak as a team, a Gorge walk through Wilpena pound, cooking meals, scavenger hunt activities, camp fire songs, lessons on Eco surf, fire building and cleaning dishes.
My highlights of the trip were; conquering St Mary’s Peak as it was an amazing view and accidently getting the bus bogged! We pulled together as a team to get it out.
The camp gets many of the participants out of their comfort zones while exploring new surroundings. Having great weather was a bonus as well as receiving Surf rescue jackets.
Overall I highly recommend people to go on the camp as it is an experience of a life time, where memories won’t be forgotten and new friends are made.

From Tyson: –
For the first week of the July school holidays a group of young life savers from various different clubs went on a five day camp in the Flinders Ranges, where we learnt all about teamwork and leadership.
We got to climb the highest peak and there were lots of other activities that got us to grow and bond as a team.
I thought the highlight of the camp was just meeting new people and being able to get through hard physical and mental challenges with each other. The start of the week for some people was a bit awkward as not everyone knew each other and talking on a personal level straight away was tricky. Through the week I think everyone became friends and were able to talk to each other without feeling awkward. We had to be self sufficient for most of the week including cooking and cleaning. Some of the things we got to do were hiking, climbing and team building activities.
I would definitely recommend this camp as l got to learn leadership skills, learn how to cope being out of my comfort zone and be kilometres away from the closest beach with a bunch of people l now consider new friends.
Thank you Semaphore for nominating me!

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Kirsty Low’s Boot Camp

We Want You!!

Surf season is fast approaching!

Swimmers tight? Given up running for sleeping?

That mal board struggling to haul you over waves?

Semaphore Surf Club Boot Camp Starts 27 July 2014

FITNESS SHOULD BE FREE! BOOT CAMP IS!! (for SLSC members)

0900 – 1000hrs (Meet at club 0845hrs to sign on – late = burpees!) Every session will be different, open to all members of SSLSC. *Run by a certified Fitness Australia Level 2 Registered Exercise Professional at no cost! Bring towel, runners (shoes), appropriate gym gear (no Warrick Cappa shorts!), water bottle, sense of humour, tissues (to toughen up!) and a cup of concrete (to harden up!)

Contact: Kirsty Low 0438 120 803

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ARTC, Bronze and SRC education dates now in the calendar

The dates for the Bronze Medallion, ARTC and SRC training and education sessions have now been added to the calendar. To see a list view of the dates, you can go to the list view in the calendar. At the bottom of that page, you might also notice a link to import the listed events to your calendar.

Over the coming weeks we will be doing our best to get as many of the upcoming dates into the website, so come back regularly to check for updates or keep an ear on our other communication channels.

If you would like to participate you might still be able to join by contacting Mick:

Training Officer
Michael Kenny