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

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


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

Juniors Weekly Report

Thanks to

This week:

Friday 10 February – Board Training 5.45pm

Saturday 11 February – Watch the weather if it is over 38 we will start 2 hours earlier.  You will be notified by text message if we are starting earlier. We need any available assistance with water cove this weekend and next weekend. The Under 12’s will be cooking a BBQ at the end of training on Saturday.

Saturday 18 February – Club Championships – Under 11,12,13 will commence with their iron person event at 10am  the “Semaphore Gold” – consisting of a 2km run, 2km board paddle, 600m swim. Under 7,8,9 & 10 will commence at the normal starting time of 12.45pm. Medals & Ribbons will be awarded to individual male and female event winners.

Saturday 25 February – Junior qualifying Carnival at Glenelg – Please note no Under 7& 8’s training that day.

Saturday 4 March – last training day for Under 7 & Under 8’s and their presentation day – boys bring a plate of savoury and girls bring a plate of sweet snacks


We are looking for donations of raffle prizes for state titles if you are able to assist in any way please contact me.



Time to turn some “Bangers” at Bunnings again!

On Saturday 18th February we are again hosting the BBQ at Bunnings Woodville.  Bunnings has been very supportive of our club which has allowed us to bank more than $8,000 from our activities at the Woodville store since the start of the season.

We are seeking volunteers to do a shift of a couple of hours on the day which we will hopefully see us break $10,000.  If you can help, there is a roster on the club notice board or alternatively, please contact Pat Hansen on 0422 007 413 or to register your availability.

Remember, all funds received will go to upgrading our facilities which are scheduled to commence in less than 12 months.

It’s your Family Club – make it happen!


Bunnings BBQ a success – your chance to get involved in the next one!


A big thankyou to everyone that helped at the Woodville Bunnings bbq last Sunday.  We sold more than 1200 snags which will result in well over $2000 being raised for our building works set to start in April next year.

We are now seeking members (and friends) to help us with the hosting of another Bunnings bbq on Tuesday 27th December.  This is the first trading day after Christmas and it is expected to be a similarly busy day.  It is an official public holiday.

If you can assist with a couple of hours of your time please let Pat Hansen know on 0422 007 413 or email at Alternatively, if you are going to the club for drinks on Christmas morning the roster will be available to put your name down.

The time slots are 8am-10am, 10am-noon, noon-2pm, 2pm to 4.30pm.