Club Construction well underway!

The construction of the Rescue Facility is now well underway with the concrete footings in.  The concrete slab is expected to be poured as early as Monday. Water and Electricity is also hooked up.

It’s anticipated the official opening will occur on the season’s first day in October.  Construction completion expected in less than 10 weeks.

You can check it out for yourself when you head to the AGM this Sunday 23rd July at 4pm.  Be sure to come along and have your say.  It’s your Club and you are a part of its exciting future!

 

 

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Choose your own Adventure Raffle drawn this weekend!

Last chance to grab a ticket in Club’s “Choose your own Adventure” Raffle!

Skydive or tour the McLaren Vale wineries, whatever takes your fancy.

Tickets are available at the Club.  The raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the AGM on Sunday July 23rd.

Choose your own Adventure raffle closes soon!

Last chance to grab a ticket in Club’s “Choose your own Adventure” Raffle!

Skydive or tour the McLaren Vale wineries, whatever takes your fancy.

Tickets are available at the Club.  The raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the AGM on Sunday July 23rd.

We are raising funds!

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club is raising funds. Here’s how you can help…

We are raising as much as we can to help our club. You can help us by buying either an Entertainment Book or a Digital Membership. Whichever you choose, you’ll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time! This year, we are in it too!

 

Click here to buy now

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club
Sean McKenzie
0428953000
seantmckenzie@gmail.com

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The Surf Life Saving Club Rebuilding Program

Over the past 15 years you would have noticed many clubs have undergone major refurbishment or rebuilding.  This has been made possible by the current funding arrangement involving the State Government, local councils and Surf Lifesaving SA where the development costs are shared on  a 56/33/11% basis respectively.

Funding from the State Government is now available for Semaphore to undergo a refurbishment and the Club’s Building Committee is working on getting the detailed design work, relevant council building approvals, tendering process etc underway in order to commence physical work in early 2016 in line with the Board of Management’s proposed timeline.  The initial expectations are that the building works will cost around $1.8m with the Club to fund 11% of that.

Works upstairs will include relocating the internal stairs with a new entry point in the eastern part of the club, an upgrading of the toilets, the removal of the dividing wall to make one single open area, and new sliding doors to replace the windows that face out onto the balcony.  Downstairs work will include significant structural changes to make better use of the space which will result in a new first aid room and a well overdue upgrade of the change room facilities.

As the project proceeds information will be provided to members to keep you up to date.  Currently, the architects that the club has engaged have commenced developing the detailed design work with the expectation that a first draft will be available for viewing and feedback from members within a few weeks.

On another note, at the time of writing this, it is expected the deed of funding with the Commonwealth Government for the new shed facility will be signed by Surf Lifesaving SA by the end of the week.  This will release the funding and allow Owen Richards and his team from Blubuilt (the successful tenderers) to commence building in the not too distant future.  Included in the funding agreement will be a new PWC (jetski) and an ATV which SLSSA is currently sourcing.

Certainly some exciting times ahead for the Club.  If you have any fundraising ideas please feel free to share them.  We are all in this together.  Many hands make light work.

Regards,

Pat Hansen

Chair

Semaphore SLSC Building Committee

 

Throw a snag on the Barbie for the Club!

We have another great chance to raise funds for the Club at the Bunnings BBQ on Sunday 7 May.

We are seeking volunteers to help us make the most of this opportunity.

There will be a roster on the Club’s notice board but if you can also contact Pat Hansen on 0422007413 or email phansen@adam.com.au.

Money raised from the sale of snags will go towards the redevelopment of the Club in 2018.

Time slots are 8 -10am, 10 to 12 noon, 12 to 2pm and 2 to 4.30 pm.

Junior State Titles Update Day 1

Hi Everyone

A quick update from Day 1

Friday night in the R&R we won 5 out of 9 possible medals.  A great effort for our youngsters and many thanks to our R&R coaches.

 

Medal Tally from  individual day today:

7 Gold

6 Silver

6 Bronze

 

 

 

We are currently third on 135 points.

 

This weekend is not 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 and parents.

 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of the juniors.

 

Good luck tomorrow to everyone and remember red, black and white is dynamite.

 

Thank you

Pat

Still time to lend a hand and lighten the load of the dedicated volunteer crew

Thank you to all the selfless volunteers that have helped in the food tent/bbq/kitchen over the last 2 days at the Junior State Titles. Your contribution has been amazing. Thank you especially to those who don’t even have children competing this weekend but have donated their time, understanding that it is an all in Club event.

We have one day to go and if you have time free please pop up and grab some tongs or help serve.  Perhaps you have time in between your child’s events.  Every little bit helps and it will give those who are spending hours covering shifts an opportunity to have a break.

Let’s make this the best States and finish off with a bang! We will be in the tents from 5:30am Sunday morning.

Final call for Junior State Titles Volunteers

A reminder to all those who’ve signed up to assist with Junior State Titles this weekend, our first army of volunteers will be required Friday night during R & R events.

We are still seeking volunteers to help out on Saturday and Sunday, particularly during the hours of 12pm-4pm.  Many hands make light work as the saying goes!

Whether your children are competing or not over the weekend, the entire Club stands to benefit from the honour of holding this event.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

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