Bunnings BBQ volunteers needed!

It’s time to pick up the tongs again!  If you can assist staffing the club bbq at Bunnings on Tuesday 5th September 2017 during the following times (10 – 12 noon, 12 – 2pm, 2 – 4pm) please contact Pat Hansen on 0422007413 or email phansen@adam.com.au

All funds raised will go into the club’s building redevelopment.  Exciting times ahead.  Well worth turning a snag or two!!

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Building Update and Call for Storage Space!

Those members who were around the club on the weekend would have noticed the roof sheeting is now on and the roller doors installed.  We have been advised that the Rescue Ready Facility is close to complete with a hand over expected from the builder on Wednesday 6th September.  Once this has occurred the club will take delivery of an ATV and Jetski which is part of the Commonwealth Grant funding we received for the facility.

The redevelopment of the clubrooms also takes a big step forward this week with a notice being placed in Tuesday’s Advertiser seeking expressions of interest from builders interested in tendering for the $1.8m project.  Click here to view the Builders Brief.  The project is currently on budget and on time with an expected commencement in early 2018 and a completion in late September 2018.


Meantime the Club is looking for space to store furniture, equipment and other items from the clubrooms while the building project is undertaken (February – September).  If anyone has some commercial/industrial space available, or knows someone that has please let Mick Kenny(0498492409) or Pat Hansen (0422007413) know.


Grab a snag at the Doggy Day on the Green!

Come down to the Point Malcolm Reserve during the Doggy Day on the Green this Saturday afternoon and grab something to eat at the Semaphore SLSC BBQ.  Grab something to eat while checking out the event.  Lend a helping hand at the BBQ if you have some spare time.  The Club bar will be open from 1pm too!

Click the link for more information on Doggy Day on the Green It should be barking fun!!




AGM Outcome and other Club Happenings

To everyone that attended the AGM meeting thanks for your support and input into our wonderful Family Club.

So far Board positions that have been filled:

President – Michael Kenny

Deputy President – Mark Donnell

Secretary – Rhys Krauter

Senior Competition Officer – Sean McKenzie

Building and Facilities – Alex Reid

Club Captain – Georgia Robbins

Chief Instructor – Jennie Charlton


Board Positions still vacant:

Junior Competition Officer


Corporate Services


Officers of the Club positions that have been filled:

Club Vice Captain – Paul Breden

Membership Registrar – Carmel Kenny

Swim Coordinator – Trent Bampton

Gym Coordinator – Todd Bampton

Communication Officer – Kate Newman


Officers of the Club positions still vacant:

Youth Development Officer

Asset Control Officer

Senior Surf Sports Secretary

IRB Coordinator

Boat Coordinator

Board Coordinator


There are many roles to play within our Club.  As it is run by volunteers we are asking our members to consider supporting by taking up an official role.  We appreciate many people are time poor but it’s important that we all pitch in in some way.


Meantime the slab has been poured for our new Rescue Facility. It’s anticipated the official opening will occur on the season’s first day in October. Construction completion expected in less than 10 weeks.

Photos courtesy of Ryan Sullivan.


We look forward to seeing you at the Club this Sunday July 30th for SEVENTIES SUNDAY with the great band DEEP. Bar open from 2pm.
Live Music 4pm – 6pm. Adults $10 per head …. but bring the rest of your body too & all children. $5 Tinny Bar all day!! ALL WELCOME!!!


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!


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Sean McKenzie


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.


Pat Hansen


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.