Throw another one on the BBQ for the Club!

We are urgently seeking the assistance of volunteers to help this Sunday (18th December) as the club is hosting the bbq at Bunnings Woodville.  It is likely to be a very busy day with sales expected to exceed over $2000.  That’s a great boost to our club.  If you can spare a couple of hours please give Pat Hansen a call on 0422 007 413 or email him at .  All funds raised are going into our building fund in preparation for our major redevelopment commencing in January 2018.

We have also been allocated Tuesday 27th December which we expect to be quite busy given it is their first trading day after Christmas.  Again if you can help, please contact Patrick and help the club raise valuable funds to improve our facilities.

Merry christmas

Nippers Christmas Celebration December 10 2016

Nippers Christmas Celebration December 10 2016.
After training on this day we will have a christmas celebration. All children to bring a plate to share.
Girls – Savoury
Boys – Sweets
Suggested items are party pies, pizza, sandwiches, cocktail franks etc
Sweets –slices, cupcakes, fruit
NO nuts please.
Please bring all plates to the kitchen at the start of training. Volunteers are required so please come and see Lorren,Wendy or Catherine.

After training all children will have the chance to see Father Christmas and receive a small treat.

Age groups will finish training at all different times to

Parents, please wait until all children have eaten before having your turn.

Juniors Weekly report

Carnival 1, Junior disco, cake stalls, sponsorship and plenty of training to hear about in this week’s Juniors Report

Thanks to



Hi Everyone


Congratulations and well done to everyone who travelled and competed at Somerton on Sunday, with special thanks to our officials and water cover personnel.  A great job to for those who competed for the club for the first time!  A couple of snaps below but some more photos coming soon.




We need assistance with water cover for our Friday afternoon board training session with over 25 kids out to training each week we need a ratio of 1 water cover for every 5 kids, if you can assist for an hour or so please let me know.  We need a minimum of 5 water cover personnel  each Friday afternoon. The more water cover we can get the more time we can spend on the water training.


We also thank Westfield for their sponsorship and the new boards worked a treat. In the lead up to Christmas Westfield has kids activities on at Westlakes this month and we will have the December activity calendar next week.


Any parents interested in doing their Bronze Medallion please let me know as we have another course commencing shortly.


Coming up:

Saturday 26 /11

Junior Disco 6.30-9.30pm tickets available from the registration table upstairs and the canteen, for parents the bar will be open for a refreshment if you wish to stay with the kids.


Sunday 4 /12

We are selling cakes again at Bunnings at Woodville and need some assistance with kids and parents to bake some cakes and to staff the stall at Bunnings on the day, a roster sheet is on the notice board if you and the kids can assist please write your name on the list , thank you last time we raised over $350.


Wednesday 23/11 Junior Pool Swimming

Largs Bay Swim Centre Victoria Road Largs Bay 7-8pm Cost $4.00.


Friday 25/11 –  Junior Board Training

4.45pm on the beach


Saturday 26/11 – Junior Training

March Past Training this week at 11.45

Start 12.45 pm on the lawn, for come and try please ensure you register upstairs and receive you top and cap prior to training commencing.

We will again be raffling a meat tray and a Westfield voucher so please buy a ticket if you can.

Volunteer Stall Helpers for Semaphore Street Fair this Sunday

Stall assistants needed for Semaphore Street Fair.

This Sunday November 27th we have entered a stall at the Semaphore Street Fair. Helpers are needed to man the stall, sell raffle tickets, shake tins and generally be a positive face of the club. Rhys will be manning the stall for the majority of the day but we need 12 more people to volunteer a couple of hours each. Any under 13s and up, seniors, Patrolling members or life members who are willing to help out, please go to this spreadsheet to find an available  time slot that suits and email or message Rhys with your availability.

You can bring along your kids as well.

We will be setting up at 8am and packing down from 530pm. Our stall is closest to the Timeball Tower Corner on the corner of the Esplanade and Semaphore Road.

If you want to help out or want to know more about the bump in bump out details call or email Rhys or message 0400 838 494


Become Semaphore SLSC’s Number 1 Ticket holder!

You can become the Number 1 ticket holder at the Semaphore SLSC by simply entering a raffle!  Tickets are $5 and are sold at the Club Bar.

What do you receive if you are crowned Number 1 ticket holder? A refund of your personal membership, a designated parking spot at the Club and free drinks on the night of the draw.

The crowning is set to take place on December 9th so if you are a member get your tickets now!



Juniors Weekly Update

Hi Everyone

Lots of information in this week’s update.  Some individual posts of the information will be coming out too so as not to overwhelm you! 

Thanks to



Congratulations to those who completed part of their proficiencies last weekend and we hope to cover more off this weekend and on Wednesday evening.  A reminder that each participant must complete two proficiency swims but they must be on different days.


I have attached the circular for Junior Carnival 1 at Somerton on November 20. Please note the starting times for each area.  Below is information regarding the Junior Nipper Clinic open to Under 8’s through to Under 11’s.

Please contact me if you have any questions or queries.


To grow and develop the Junior Lifesavers coming up through the ranks, Surf Life Saving SA has enlisted the help of the High Performance Athletes to pass on their winning skills.

Time: 11:00am- 12:30pm
Where: Clinic Area, Somerton Beach
Price: $10 per child
What to bring: Hi Vis Rashie, Water bottle, Sunscreen, Wide Brim hat & long sleeve top or rash top.


Time: 2:00pm 3:45pm
Where: Pink Area, Somerton Beach
Price: $10 per child (free with carnival
What to bring: Nipper Board, Hi Vis Rashie, Water bottle, Sunscreen, Wide Brim hat & long sleeve top or rash top.

The clinics will be a fun, enjoyable experience with the inclusion of beach games and water games. Athletes will be specifically looking at the skills of wading and bunny hopping.

How to register: Places are limited please have your club register you through the Event management system.
Please note clubs will need to provide Age Group Managers for the children in the clinic for the duration of the clinic.


This week:-


Wednesday 9/11 – Ocean timed swim opportunity for Under 9 & Under 10 5.30pm on the beach for those who want to try it again


Junior Pool Swimming

Largs Bay Swim Centre Victoria Road Largs Bay 7-8pm Cost $4.00 This is open to proficient members from last season.


Friday 11/11 –  No Junior Board Training

Due to the meeting at Surf House at 6.00pm.


Saturday 12/11 – Junior Training

No March Past Training this week

Start 12.45 pm on the lawn, for come and try please ensure you register upstairs and receive you top and cap prior to training commencing.

We will again be raffling a meat tray and a Westfield voucher so be sure to get your ticket!



Sunday 13 November 1-3pm – Making Ginger Bread People.  Numbers are strictly limited. Please text me on 0419816911 if attending with the number of children taking part

Saturday 19 November  – Being Part of our Float at the Port Pageant

Sunday 20 November  – First Junior Carnival at Somerton – We require two qualified water cover personnel for both the AM and PM schedule please let me know if you are able to assist with this requirement.

Saturday 26 November – Junior Disco 6.30-9.30pm tickets available from the registration table upstairs and the canteen.

Chiko Roll time!

Head to the canteen after training this Saturday and grab your Chiko roll!  Limited numbers so get in quick.

Canteen is open from 1130 -1230 and after training from 1430pm.

We will have hot chips, wedges, nachos, hot dogs, toasties, drinks and ice blocks.

Come grab a bite to eat and help support the club.

Time to bake up a storm for our Cake Stall Fundraiser!

The Semaphore Surf Lifesaving Club is hosting cake stall fundraisers at the Woodville Bunnings Store on the following dates:

  • Sunday 30th October 2017
  • Sunday 4th December 2017

We are seeking help from any member to bake some cakes, slices and biscuits for the stall.  Please no goods that contain ingredients that require refrigeration e.g. cream.

We are also able to sell jams and preserves if that is preferable.

If you could assist, please bring your goodies upstairs to the club on the Saturday beforehand (a list of ingredients is needed for the label which we are required for food safety requirements).

For further information please contact:

  • Karen Mahney 0488 998 722
  • Donna Hansen 0417 813 650



Volunteer Bar Assistants trial a success!

As you may have been aware for the last 3 months the Club has been trialling the use of volunteers from our senior membership in assisting the bar staff on certain days over the winter months.

Due to the success of this trial the Club would now like to extend this method of assisting the operations of the bar for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.

For the past 17 weeks the following 14 members have voluntarily provided their services and the Club wishes to sincerely thank them for their contribution to the revenue generation of the bar area; Carmel and Mick Kenny, Karen and Chris Mahney, Steve Weir, Steve Sims, David McGrath, John Stevens, Neil Bissett, Meagan Tunney, Geoff Cole, Ian Robbins, Jeff Bampton and Tony Lloyd.

For the extension of this voluntary assistance to the bar to proceed with the associated cost savings we are seeking further nominations to lighten the load (which is not too onerous anyhow) of those members from the above list that are willing to continue in this capacity.  In addition three further members had indicated their willingness to help. They are Todd Bampton, Andrew and Paul Spencer.

The use of our dedicated bar staff will continue as normal and the volunteers will be rostered in teams on occasions when only one paid staff member is engaged and there are no functions or events booked for that day.

The typical duties of the volunteer would not be primarily directed to customer service, but in returning glasses and bottles to the bar, possibly re-stocking fridges, helping move chairs, changing kegs, using the glasses dishwasher and helping to lock up at the end of the shift.  On very limited occasions it may be necessary to assist behind the bar with the bar staff operating the tills. These duties would only need to be performed if the bar staff are under pressure and cannot undertake these tasks without disrupting customer service.

With the new developments planned for the Club in the not so distant future we hope, it is important for the Club to maximise our sources of revenue to help pay for these improvements in facilities.

Any senior member interested in being included on the Volunteer Bar Assistant Roster, including those mentioned above, should place their name on the list posted on the notice board over the next 14 days.  We need approx 25 volunteers to make the rosters work efficiently.

For more information please contact Steve Weir.

Juniors Weekly Update

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for getting the season off to a great start. A reminder we are still looking for volunteers to help with the Under 6 & 7’s (sand crabs) and Under 9’s age groups. If you can assist in any way please let me know.  It’s a great way to be involved in your child’s development and an opportunity to give back to the Club that will give so much to your child.

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We have been a great fundraising opportunity coming up at Westfield West Lakes – Thursday October 13 and Friday October 14. We will have a Jet Ski on display and would like to see if we can roster people on for a couple of hours to rattle the cans and raise some money along the way. I would like to see if any of our R&R team members would be available on either day to give a demonstration.  This invitation is extended to all club members and we would greatly appreciate it if we could staff our display on both days.  Westfield has generously come on board for two years as a major sponsor of the club.  We get the chance to be on display to the community for these two days, raising our profile and much needed funds.  Please wear your club colours.  Contact me if you can assist in any way.

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This week sees the start of club training and we have the following:

 Wednesday 12/10 – Junior Pool Swimming

Largs Bay Swim Centre Victoria Road Largs Bay 7-8pm Cost $4.00 This is open to proficient members from last season.

This will include new members and Under 9’s once we undertake our proficiency assessment. A reminder a parent must be present whilst your child swims.

Friday 14/10 – Junior Board Training

Board Training for Under 10-13 4.45pm-6.00pm at the club. This is open to proficient members from last season.

This will include new members and Under 9’s once we undertake our proficiency assessment. A reminder a parent must be present whilst your child trains.


Saturday 15/10 – Junior Training

Start 12.45 pm on the lawn, for come and try please ensure you register upstairs and receive you top and cap prior to training commencing. Canteen helpers this week Under 11’s we require one person from 11.30-12.30 and three people from 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Thankyou to everyone for your patience with the canteen on Saturday. We were overwhelmed by the support you all gave and it will be back again next week from 11:30am -12:30pm and 2:30 -4:30pm.  Due to the success of the toasties they will be back again next week for $1!


Don’t forget next Saturday we have a parents and caregivers information session upstairs in the club from 3.30pm at the conclusion of training.

Thank you

Pat Larven

Junior Co-ordinator