First Aid Course coming up at Semaphore on 23/09/18. Click on the link below:
With the upcoming AGM on Sunday 8 July 2018 and the redevelopment halfway complete, it is time to examine our club membership for the reopening in the new season.
Please click on the link below to complete the survey on our club memberships.
The purpose of this questionnaire is to learn more from our members about what they are looking for in their club memberships.
Your answers will be used to develop the new membership structures for the upcoming AGM and will remain strictly confidential.
Could you please complete your response by Monday 21st May 2018.
Board of Management
Please be advised these are the dates for 3 upcoming training officer courses.
Saturday 26th May
Sunday 27th May
Saturday 2nd June
Saturday 30th June
Saturday 4th August
Saturday 11th August
Sunday 19th August
Sunday 26th August
Sunday 2nd September
All days commence at 9am unless otherwise advised. Attendance at all three days is mandatory and there is work to prepare before each session. It is preferable that the participant has assisted in training at the club at some level.
It may be getting cooler but keep in touch with your fellow club members – please put the following dates in your diaries:
Saturday 23rd June 2018 – Annual Awards Night
7pm Book using the following link: https://www.trybooking.com/UYBU
4pm Sunday 8th July 2018 – Annual General Meeting
Refer to the attached agenda for the meeting:
We look forward to seeing you at both events.
Board of Management
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.
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,
Nominations for Life Membership of the Semaphore Surf Life Saving club are now open. Download the form Life Member nomination and complete the details. Nominations can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or given as a hard copy at the club shed in an envelope addressed to “The President” and marked “CONFIDENTIAL”.
Nominations need to be submitted on the relevant form by 31 May 2018. Any submission(s) that have been made in prior years are no longer valid and will need to be resubmitted as part of this process.
Yes even though the club is under renovation, the Semaphore SLSC Footy Tipping Competition will still be on again this footy season. Cost to enter remains the same as previous years at $50 per person and must be paid in full by the end of the 3rd round. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing at the end of the footy season, as well as the tipster that finishes in 8th last position. Prize money will be finalised once all money has been received. Obviously the more people that enter the greater the prize pool will be. As an added bonus if you put your selections in over the bar in the shed on a Thursday night you will receive a free drink (can of beer, glass of wine or a cool drink).
Also if you have a child under 18 at the 30th September 2018 they can enter into a separate junior tipping competition. There is no charge for them to enter and they can put in their tips the same way – at the club, via email or sms.
Full list of the competition rules will be given to those that enter. If you are keen to be the best AFL tipster in the club and want bragging rights over other members, please either put your name on the Footy Tipping Entry form that will behind the bar in the shed or contact Chris Mahney at email@example.com or sms Chris on 0417 827 808 prior to Tuesday 20th March 2018. The 1st game of the season is Thursday 22nd March 2018.
Nippers Calendar will be issued again on the weekend.
States Day 1 – (Quals) Wrap up
Not sure it gets any better than this, with Board Rescue for U12’s & 13’s going down to Medals, our Under 12’s took out 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Congratulations to Tylor Richards & Amy Buck, Jake Andrews & Hunter Allen (absent from photo), Noah Heffernan & Luc Lindsay. Rumor is that their coach, Jacko Mahney, promised the entire U12 team a Fasta Pasta dinner (HIS TREAT) after States Day 3 (Saturday 10th) if it happened. Nice One Jacko!!
Another standout mention was our Buchannon Team of Joel Andrews & Ky Bampton (U8), Sharni Forrest & Max Jarvis (U9), and Ava Griffin & Jack Travers (U10) finishing in overall 9th place.
It was a long day for all with the last events not finishing until after 5pm. All our Nippers represented Semaphore SLSC well, and we wish them all luck with next week’s club champs and States Day 2, 3 and 4 the following week.
We must give a massive thanks to both water cover and our officials for their usual huge effort without which we could not be on the beach every week.
Ky Bampton Georgie Mann
Olive Charleston Cameron Elull Hugh Griffin Max Jarvis
Team – Cameron Ellul, Hugh Griffin, Samuel Newman
Team – Boyd Clarke, Nicholas Lindsay, Jack Travers
Eli Murray Lauchie Sands
Jamie-Lee Biggs Jackson Clee Eli Murray Lauchie Sands
Jackson Clee Erin Dixon
Tia James Tylor Richards
Jake Andrews Alex Breden
Amy Buck Noah Heffernan Luc Lindsay Tyler Richards Lilija Zampatti
Fionn Keane Shay Whelan
Fionn Keane Shay Whelan
Board Training as usual this Friday 2nd March, 2018, the board trailer will be there so it is open to all proficient Nippers.
March Past Training
All March Past Competitors there will be March Past training after board training on Friday 2nd March at 6:30 pm
All Age Relay Team
Selection has been made for the Semaphore All Age Relay team competing on the last day at States.
Georgie Mann (U8’s)
Hugh Griffin (U9’s)
Ava Griffin (U10’s)
Eli Murray (U11’s)
Tyler Richards (U12’s)
Fionn Keane (U13’s)
A training session has been scheduled to be held directly after Club Championships with Coaches Jacko Mahney and Luke Zille.
All R&R Competitors please note there will be R&R training after Club Champs on Saturday 3rd of March from 1pm.
Club Championships – 3rd March
Seniors Start at 9am – Juniors start at 10am
Come down and see our Seniors in action, then muster at the usual place at 9:45am
|SEMAPHORE SLSC JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPS|
|Flags||Sprints||Water Area 1||Water Area 2|
|Start 10am||U9||U10||U7 Wade||U11 Swim|
|U8 Wade||U12 Swim|
|U10||U9||U7 Board||U13 Swim|
|U8 Board||U11 Board|
|U7||U8||U9 Swim||U12 Board|
|U10 Swim||U13 Board|
|U8||U7||U9 Board||U11 Iron|
|U13||U11||U9 Iron||U12 Iron|
|U11||U12||U10 Iron||U13 Iron|
Post Club Championships BBQ
As usual there will be a BBQ after training/club champs this Saturday usual prices and meal deals apply. REMEMBER – CASH ONLY
I’m sure your all very sick about the banging on over Hi- Vis vests however it’s all about safety in, and around the water so there will be the standard club vests available for purchase in most sizes from now until competition starts on Day 3 of States, see Steph.
The popular new Finz vests (pink on the back, Yellow in the front) will also be available at the State Carnival in two weeks for $25)
State Championships – 9th – 11th March – Glenelg SLSC
We are beginning to get further clarification regarding State Championships. Whilst no Schedule is available the following will give you an idea of which events will be on each day
Day 2 – 9th March
From 5pm – 2 Person and 5 Person RnR Heats
Day 3 – 10th March
Sprints All Age Groups Semi’s / Finals
Flags All Age Groups Semi’s / Finals
Iron Person U11 – U13 Finals
Swim All Age Groups Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Board All Age Groups Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Wade U8 – U10 Heats/Semi’s/Finals
2 Person and 5 Person RnR Semi’s/Finals
Day 4 – 11th March
All Age Beach Relay
Beach Relay All Age Groups Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Swim Teams U9 – U13 Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Cameron Relay U9 – U13 Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Board Relay U11 – U13 Heats/Semi’s/Finals
Board Relay U9 – U10 Finals
Wade Relay U8 – U10 Heats/Semi’s/Finals
**Junior Lifesaver of the Year Presentations will not happen on this day as they will be presented at the SLSSA Red and Yellow Ball.
More information will become available over the next few weeks so please watch this space.
Junior Presentation Day – 12th March
(Day after State Champs)
Start Time 10 am
Order of Events
(starting with our SLSSA Junior Lifesavers of the Year)
– Our Traditional Shaving Cream Fight
– Finishing with a BBQ
PLEASE NOTE: that shower and change room facilities are no longer available with the renovations to the clubrooms, (thus we have transferred the Shaving Cream Fight to the end of our presentations). Your preparations to join this activity should take this into account.
Upcoming Notable Dates –
3 Mar – Club Junior Championships
9 Mar – RnR Heats
10/11 Mar – RnR Semi-Finals & Finals
Junior State Championships – Glenelg
12 Mar – Junior Presentation Day U7 – U13
Building is well and truly under way (actually it’s more unbuilding at this stage – I’ve seen at least 5 skips loaded and moved on). I had a quick walk through last Friday and took a few snaps so you can get an idea of what’s happening. Pretty much all the windows are gone, A/C units are out, internal doors are gone, plumbing gone and walls are starting to come down. I haven’t been down to the club today (Tuesday) but I believe the roof demolition is under way. Check out the photos below.
Many thanks to Bruce for keeping the Junior side of things under control with our reduced facilities, with a great turn out on Saturday. Thanks Sean for doing the same with Seniors on Sunday. I didn’t get to Middleton but heard there were some organizational issues – always wonder about carnivals at beaches that don’t have a club.
Thanks also to Jennie Charlton for coordinating our involvement with Ride the Wave program on Sunday. Ride the Wave is a community program introducing migrants to our beaches and clubs to promote our organization and to contribute to beach safety for this at risk section of our community.
Good luck to everyone competing over the next few weeks and as always biggest thanks to those members on patrol especially now when our resources are hit with other commitments.
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