2016/17 Here We Come!

A reminder that junior training starts this Saturday 8th October.

To avoid the queues you can register and pay online now but if you need assistance you can register and pay on Saturday at the Club from 11am.

You must complete the health declaration forms prior to training whether you are an existing member or not please get there early to complete these. Briefing on the lawn at 12:45pm for a 1.00pm start and a 3pm finish.

The canteen will be open prior to training from 11:30am-12:45pm with a reduced menu and after training 3pm – approx. 4:30pm. We will be running with a different special each week, so keep your eye out for our “Canteen Special” posts.

Other dates to remember:

  • Pool Swimming starts Wednesday October 12 at the Largs Bay Swim Centre at 7.00pm for Under 10’s to Under 13’s
  • Board Training start Friday October 14 at 5.00pm at the Club for Under 10’s to Under 13’s.
  • (Under 9’s will be able to join pool swimming and board training once they have completed their proficiency qualifications)
  • At the conclusion of training we will have a club run – all age groups and parents welcome 1 or 2 km

I am pleased to announce that if you pay your membership and competition levy on Saturday you will receive a free Pink Hi-Vis Training top. You will need to speak to me about this (stocks are limited so get in quick).

Any questions or queries please give me a call on 0419816911

Pat Larven

get in quick

Super Saturday Working Bee,Tinny Bar, BBQ, Special Membership Draw and Social Quiz Night

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The BOM is interested in trialling the use of volunteers from our Senior Membership in assisting the

bar staff on some days over the winter months.

Everyone would be aware of the excellent service provided by our dedicated bar staff over the years

and that over the winter period, particularly on most Saturdays and Sundays, the number of

customers is markedly reduced. The BOM is keen to trial the bar running with only one paid staff

member with back-up provided by volunteers if the bar gets busy on any of the Saturday or Sunday

shifts when 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, changing kegs 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.

It is hope to get enough volunteers from our more regular bar visitors so that we can form a roster

with a number of volunteers rostered for each shift. This will allow these members to share these

duties and work out their shift requirements between themselves with a team leader appointed to

coordinate and liaise with the bar staff. It is envisaged that each volunteer team would not be

rostered more than once a month over this 4-5 month period. Similar to the patrol roster.

With the exiting news of finally receiving Planning Consent from Charles Stuart Council for our

upgrade planned for the Club , it is important for the Club to maximise our resources of revenue to

help pay for these improvements in facilities.

Any senior member interested in being included on the Volunteer Bar Assistant Roster should email

Steve Weir at steve.weir@adam.com.au or contact Steve on mobile 0401 122 336 for further


The aim is to get 12- 20 volunteers.

Aussies fundraiser

Thanks to all who supported our Aussie fund raising afternoon.
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Care of Equipment

Members need to remember to look after all our Equipment as it is often hard and expensive to replace. The club vehicle was found on Monday full of sand. Underneath the car, the dashboard and including in the air vents. If you use it on the beach, please ensure you wash the outside down and vacuum the inside out. If you have to deflate the tires to get on or off the beach it is YOUR job to re-inflate them. We have a compressor and tire attachment in the patrol area, it shouldn’t be up to someone else.


From Aaron-

Right – I don’t get cranky often but the careless driving of ATVs running into the old Snowy Wallace Wooden surf boat in the Patrol room is starting to get to me.  The boat is an excellent piece of rowing history is one of a few remaining wooden surf boats in the country, triple laminate wood only a few millimetres thick. We want to restore it this winter and already the original irreplaceable sponsor decal and the first layer of laminate is damaged.




Please ensure we are looking after all boards and skis as we are less than 5 weeks from senior states. Getting equipment fixed now is extremely hard

Boaties Corner

Masters State Titles


What an exciting weekend for the Masters Rowers with the State carnival held on Saturday at Aldinga Beach. A reasonably calm day with a little bubble from the gate can to shore.  Semaphore had six teams in with Excellent results.  Thanks again to Simsy for directing us on the beach and keeping us heading in the right direction, and organising team Shirts from EzyFit, our major sponsor in the boats section.


The AngryBirds (F 160+ Donna, Tracy, Louise & Kirsty) got a silver medal narrowly missing out on gold with their arch rivals for the day Port Elliot.  This is the first Female rowing medal for Semaphore “ever”– Fantastic effort from the ladies.


The Jacco’s (M160+ Johno, Craig A, Craig L, & Owen) cracked their Gold this year which now gives them the complete medal set after three years. Tight racing with Somerton giving them a very hard time.


The Trog’s (M220+ Mainy,Weiry,Mick & Stephen) recovered well from the first race to salvage a bronze from two strong seconds in the 2nd and 3rd races. Well done.


The Marty team (F120+ Marty,Dale,Browny & Aaron) Managed to come away with Gold from their first training session for the year. This makes it an excellent representation from Semaphore.


The Undecideds (F180+ – Jackie,Debb,Claire & Heather) had a great race day coming home in the middle of the pack all day. Excellent effort for their first year of rowing.


The Bizzalloys (M180+ The president, Mick L, Richard, & Barts) drew  the short straw with the most heavily contested division. After their extensive training session they represented Semaphore well. Great effort guys.


So an excellent effort from the Boaties in state masters.


Remember Senior States coming up 20 March


Club Champs


For Club Championships there will be two events

1km time trial for anybody between 1700 and 1800 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come and get your time recorded by Aaron during these times.


Second event will be a handicap races for the boaties. 1400 on Saturday after Junior events and before presentations.

–          AngryBirds, Vs Undecideds, Vs U23s

–          Trogs, Vs Jaccos, Vs Motley Crew


Boat Naming Ceremony


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Ladies! It’s your time to shine

dl_invitation_template-image-003Ladies it is your time to shine. Surf Life Saving SA has introduced their #surfsisterslevelup social media campaign. This campaign is designed encourage and motivate SA women to get involved or enrich their experience in Surf Lifesaving and take it to the next level.

Anyone can level up and you can choose to level up in any way that suits you.

For example; A Nipper Mum might want to do her Bronze Medallion, a Beachie might want to have a crack at rowing boats, you might do the next level up in your first aid training or put your hand up for a leadership role at your club or decide to start your journey as a coach or an official.
click on the links below for some inspiration and opportunities to level up this season!

Seta Bacher is planning to get her Bronze this summer

Seta Bacher is planning to get her Bronze this summer



Club Working Bee & Registration Day

The Annual Working Bee and Early Registration Day is just around the corner!

Head down to the club on Sunday the 27/9/15 between 10am and 2pm to help us get the club spick and span ready for a big season ahead!

This is also a great opportunity to pay your memberships early.

After all theres only 23 days left until the start of the Patrol/ Junior Season and we couldn’t be more excited!

Looking forward to seeing you there


Club swimming

Sorry for the late notice but we are having issues with surf guard so can’t get messages out.

Club swimming times will change as of tonight,

Nippers will start again tonight from 7pm-8pm for all 2014/2015 nippers

Seniors will swim from 7:30pm-8:30pm

Swimming is at the Lefevre Swim centre on Victoria Rd as per usual. Please spread the work to make sure everyone gets it

AGM reminder. 23 August at 3 pm at the club. 

Sunday 23/8/15 (3pm) – Club AGM Date , we always seem to struggle to get the numbers so make sure to lock in the date.