A message from the President

As the cold weather sinks in the Surf Club has probably slipped to the back of many peoples minds but things are still happening.  Your board met for a sunny Sunday strategic planning afternoon a couple of weeks ago so we could start putting things in place for next season.  We’ve also been planning for our upcoming presentation night on Saturday 23rd of June and our AGM on Sunday the 8th of July.  You should also have received a survey regarding memberships, please take the time to complete it – it’s your club and we want you to have a say in how we operate.  A few people who hold positions in the club are unable to commit to these roles again next season so keep an eye out and we’ll post details so you can consider how you might be able to contribute to our club, all board positions will be open for nomination as usual.

The Shed Bar

For those of you who haven’t been down we’ve got a cozy little bar running in the shed on Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 4pm (earlier some days – see below).  Drinks are cheap, we usually put out a few bar snacks and we’ve got a bit of carpet and some heating.  I counted 36 customers on a recent Thursday evening and while we were near capacity there was still enough room to mingle and chat – if the roller door is down to keep a southerly out enter from the side door.  Just a good place to catch up with colleagues from the club and other friends. Many thanks to Lyle, Freaky, Greg, Patrick and Sean for their tireless bar duties.

This Saturday we will have the Power V Gold Coast game on the big screen with the Shed open from 2:00pm, a limited range of hot food will be available and we might even organize some competitions to add a bit of interest.

 

Meantime, another great footy tipping competition thanks to Chris Mahney, good luck to those involved and good to see some new names on the leader board.


Rebuild Update

We’re past the halfway point in our club rebuild now and everything is on track to have the keys in hand by early to mid August.  It will take us a couple of weeks to get up and running from then as we move everything back in, work out where furniture etc will go, re stock the kitchen and bar and dozens of other little jobs.  The place has been gutted and our 1st fix electrical and plumbing are done, beams are going up, walls and ceilings are going up the stairs are gone and so are a lot of wall spans, below are a few snaps to give you an idea of how things will look.

  

Keep warm and stay safe,

Mick Kenny

President

 

Throw a Snag on the Barbie this Anzac Day

Calling all volunteers for a fundraising bbq at Bunnings Wednesday 25th April.

Do your bit for the Club on Anzac day.  Bunnings store opens at 12 so there’ll be 2 shifts from 11 to 1.30pm and 1.30 to 4pm.

Contact Pat Hansen on 0422 007 413 or phansen@adam.com.au if you can help out.

 

Save the date for our Annual Dinner!

Celebrate the 2017/2018 season at our Annual Club Awards night.  Click HERE to book your tickets.

Click HERE for a copy of the flyer to share with Club friends.

Closing Down Party this Sunday!

Get along to our Closing Down Party this Sunday 4th February.  Legendary local band Deep Throat will be entertaining us as we prepare for an exciting new refurbishment of the Club ready for the new season.

$10 a head & Drink Specials at the Club.

2018 Semaphore SLSC Calendar on sale

The 2018 Semaphore Surf Life Saving Calendar is still available over the bar or via the uniform shop.

Reduced Price of $12

Juniors Weekly report

Congratulations to all of our juniors that competed in Carnival 2 at Glenelg on Sunday.  It was a fantastic effort across the board.  The Club is very proud of you!

 

Wednesday night swimming training

Junior Swimming Training will run as per normal this Wednesday at Largs Bay Swim Centre 7pm-8pm.

 

Christmas Raffle Winners

The Christmas Raffle was draw at the Club during the Junior Christmas Breakup, and we are searching for the winners of the major prizes:

1st Prize

Winner – Costal Skydive – Sky Diving experience                                          Red Ticket E06

Ticket was sold over the bar but no name included on the ticket

 

2nd Prize

Winner – Family Pass to Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Zoo (BCI Sales SA)      Red Ticket E07

Ticket was sold over the bar but no name included on the ticket

(YES, we couldn’t believe it either)

 

3rd Prize

Winner – 12 Bottles of Mixed Wine                                                               Pink Ticket W48

Congratulations Jason Ellul

 

4th Prize

Winner – Beerenburg Gift Basket                                                               Apricot Ticket O09

Congratulations Anna Vickery

 

5th Prize

Hair by Jo Sym-Choon Voucher $80                                                           Orange Ticket O26

Congratulations P Barnes

 

1st and 2nd winners will need to provide their ticket stub in order to claim the prizes

 

A Big THANK YOU to our Canteen Staff

The Board of Management would like to extend a well-earned Thank You to our Canteen Staff who have volunteered their time to ensure our Nippers had access to great food, snacks and beverages prior to and after training on Saturdays. There will be more than a few kids and adults that will miss their weekly pre-training Toastie or Nugget Roll and post-training Nachos, Hot Dog, or Hot Chips, I think I even saw a Chiko Roll the other day!!

Thank You Lauren, Catherine and Heather, your efforts have been very much appreciated.

Please Note that the canteen will now be closed until after the club refurbishment.

 

Junior Christmas Breakup

Hope everyone enjoyed our Junior Christmas Breakup.  You should have received an e-mail regarding access to the photos taken with Santa on the day.  If not you can access a PDF of them here https://drive.google.com/open?id=11lDRfaHwrYTI3nR9LLk5z7SoLfcmmskL . If you would like full sized copies text Steph Breden on 0429 046 362 with your e-mail address, and the PDF page number(s) of the photo(s) required.

 

JUNIOR PARENTS – Want to get involved with your kids training?

Your kids love Nippers and we want you to get more involved in their experience. The best part is you add to your own.  Surf Life Saving is a rewarding experience for everyone, not just the kids!!  There are lots of different things that you can do and you don’t need to have come from a Surf Lifesaving background.  We have many parents who have gone on to become Patrol members, giving them the opportunity to provide Water Cover while their children are training.

After the Christmas / New Year break we will be seeking your involvement, either at training, or becoming more involved through roles such as event officials (it’s easier than you think), or patrolling members.

Please see your Age Group Manager, Junior Convener, or Junior Surf Secretary for more information or email – juniors@semaphoreslsc.com.au

 

Nippers returns on January 6th.  Enjoy the break and see you on the beach soon!

Club Raffle

Don’t forget to return your sold or unsold tickets at the beginning of junior training this week.

Junior Weekly Report

Message from Junior Convenor Bruce Moseley:

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Semaphore Nippers and their parents a Merry Christmas and safe New Year, as well as send a special thank you to all the Age Managers and Assistants for their hard work in the first half of this season.  We couldn’t do this without you!!”

 

There are a number of things to note this week:

 

Board training

Friday night Board Training will take place as usual.  Meet on the grass at the Club at 5pm.  A minimum of 4 Water Cover volunteers is required for training to go ahead.

 

Christmas Raffle

ALL Tickets (sold or unsold) must be returned by beginning of training this week.

 

Christmas Party/Break-up

Celebrations will take place after training this week. As such Nippers will finish at about 2:30pm.  There’ll be a visit from the man in the red suit at 4pm.

***Reminder this will be the last training for 2017.*** 

 

 

Junior Carnival 2 – Glenelg this Sunday.

Please advise your Age Group Manager if you are NOT planning to attend.

There have been no further changes to the details communicated via e-mail last week.  Any further changes will be communicated via e-mail as they come to light.

The carnival circular can be found via the following link:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UK1qWBW-1OdIopI4JPxlbLjM1EDfMeID

but the event listing has been changed from the original and is shown below.

Post Carnival information – As usual MEALS will be available at the Club from 5:30pm with PRESENTATIONS to commence around 6:30pm.

 

Training will restart in 2018 on Saturday January 6th usual time and place.  

Come and Try will officially be finished after this week.  Anyone wanting to continue will need to sign up to a full membership. You can do so online using the following link https://sls.com.au/join/

User documentation is also available on this page to help guide you through the process.

 

Branch Carnival Number 2.

Another Branch carnival is scheduled for Sunday  January 14th at Henley Beach starting at 9am.  Program is currently being defined and will be communicated soon.

 

Dates to remember

December 25th 2017     –   Members Only – Xmas drinks on the balcony

January 6th  2018          –   First Training back for 2018

January 14th 2018         –   Next Branch Carnival (Henley Beach)

January 28th 2018         –   Nipperthon 2018 (West Beach)

We need you at the Semaphore Street Fair!

We are lucky to be a part of the Semaphore Street fair again this Sunday.  We are seeking volunteers.  If you can help out between 1pm and 2pm or 2pm and 3pm please comment below this post.  Your help to promote our Club will be most appreciated.

 

Junior Weekly Newsletter

There’s a lot happening at the moment.  Further posts with more specific details will follow this newsletter.

A reminder there is a Branch Carnival this Saturday at West Beach Surf Life Saving Club for all Club Members.  Come and Try members have the week off and we will see you back at Semaphore next week.  Please be on the beach no later than 1pm for our normal Club catch up.

The second Junior Carnival on December 17th has been moved from Christies Beach to Glenelg.

Don’t forget the Semaphore SLSC Junior disco is on December 2nd.  Be sure to pop this date on your social calender.

Board training is on this Friday but for it to go ahead we still need 4 x water cover volunteers.  Meet on the grass at 5pm and sign in with Steph.

Junior Christmas raffle tickets will be handed out this Saturday.  The raffle will be drawn at the Club Christmas break-up on December 16th.

See you on the beach!