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

Treasurer

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!

 

 

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.

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.

Regards,

Pat Hansen

Chair

Semaphore SLSC Building Committee

 

Juniors Weekly Report – a final word from our hard working Convenor

Thanks to

Hi Everyone,

 

Congratulations on finishing equal third with Brighton at State Titles for the Juniors and well done to everyone who was part of our junior program this season. A full copy of the results are available via this link: http://www.surflifesavingsa.com.au/results/

 

 

Well, what a State Titles it was!  The weekend would have not been 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, parents and kids. To all our age group leaders and assistants thank you for a great season.

 

Leading in to the weekend a number of our members had taken time off work to make this possible.  Special thanks to Lorren Atwell and everyone who worked on the BBQ and food stall, Dave McGrath “Doggsy” and Jay Atwell for organising the container and generator.

 

Steve Sims and the entire working party who worked all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Without the work they did the carnival would not have happened. Carnival officials made comment that when the carnival is at Semaphore they know that the working party deliver every time without fail. So thank you again.

 

Thank you to Symons and Clark and Kerry Logistics, Neil Bisset and Metricon for their supply of the portable toilets and attire for the working party.  Thank you Semaphore Bakehouse for the pies, pasties, sausage rolls and donuts. Thank you to the Purdie family.

 

It has been an exciting and at times challenging season and now it comes to an end. I would like to thank and congratulate our 164 participants across all age groups this season.

 

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Doggsy and Leanne for co-ordinating our Saturday water cover and all the water cover personnel who gave up their time to take care of us in the water.

 

We also need to thank our Media personnel, Steph, & Claire and the people behind the scene Kate & Rhys for sending out our weekly newsletter.  I would also like to thank our uniform shop team headed up by Mardi Lienert each weekend.

 

We also need to thank Lorren Atwell and her canteen helpers each weekend – Wendy, Catherine & Heather for co-ordinating the canteen being open at the start and end of training and all the parents who assisted in the canteen.  Thank you to Sean Kenny for setting up the beach and our senior members who have come out to lend a hand this year with the juniors, including Paige, Luke, Jack, Zac, Myia, Cooper, Josh, Bianca, Zoe, Lindsay, Sam and Sean McKenzie –  thank you.

 

I would also like to thank our Friday night board training water cover  Andrew, Craig , Craig, Kate, Brenton, Megan, Tracey Michelle, Michelle, Owen, Mick and Paul and if I missed anyone thank you.

 

Thanks to Ian Biggs and Brad Tunbridge for taking care of our pool swimming on a Wednesday night.  To my assistant Bruce Moseley thank you for your support throughout the year.

 

On behalf of all age groups we would like to thank Kerry Schulz not only for ordering our uniforms, but ensuring all competitors from all age groups have been entered in the competition entry system so they could participate in the recent state titles. Also thank you to Raelene Donnell for co-ordinating our correct quota of officials at each carnival, organising R&R teams that performed so well, along with the coaches, Freaky, Tony and Celeste and special mention to Gus Wickman who coached Will and Willis but sadly passed away last month- your efforts are greatly appreciated. Brooke and Kelly Jones for coaching our March Past Teams throughout the season thank you and well done.

On a personal note I would like to thank my family for their support over the last three seasons whilst I have been junior convenor and without their understanding this would not be possible.

 

Congratulations and well done to everyone!

 

Pat

 

Senior Wrap Up from Head Coach Sean McKenzie

A big well done to everyone who trained and raced this season, it was a very long one. We had some impressive results with people getting their best results ever. Good luck to Nic Schulz who heads off to race at the Lifesaving Australian Titles on the Gold Coast from the 25th March-2nd April. Nic has a had a huge season which began in October for the Coolangatta Gold, then Interstates in January, lots of medals and top 6 placings at state titles and will finish up next week.

A big thankyou to Julian and everyone at Paddle2Fitness. These guys have put together our training program every single week from June last year all the way up to state titles, this has no doubt helped our competitors get the best results or just be a fitter person than they were. We probably wouldn’t have had the results we got without them. Hopefully we can continue our partnership leading into World Titles in November 2018.
 

https://www.paddle2fitness.com.au/

 

Winter Training updates will come out shortly after our coaches and competitors have a well-earned rest. Senior Swim training will resume on Wednesday 29th March into the earlier time slot of 7-8pm, a big thankyou to Trent and his helpers who continue to train our members.

We will soon be looking at starting training for pool lifesaving championships. These are held at the Marion Swim Centre in June, and we will then push onto the Australian pool lifesaving championships here in Adelaide early August. We had a lot of success last time this event was held in Adelaide and we would love to have a strong team entered again.

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.

 

Juniors Weekly Update

Thanks to

HI Everyone,

Firstly a special mention this week…

That’s a wrap for Ella Andrews, Naish Allen, Emily Atwell, Sarah Edwards,  Neli Hickman, Matilda Kaftan, Will Larven, Willis Lienert and Teagan Richards as they compete for the last time under the junior banner, we wish them all well competing on their home turf at Junior States this coming weekend.

 

Just a reminder we have no board training on Friday night with R&R marshalling commencing at 5.00pm on Friday afternoon with competition starting at 5.30pm.  Click here for the Junior R&R State Champs Program.

Meals will be available from 5.00pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday over the weekend at the club.

 

Please note both days start at 8.15am so all competitors will need to be on the beach no later than 7.45am.  Click here for the Junior States Program.

 

Car parking is on the reserve with a $2 donation to the Rotary Club of West Lakes who will be organising the car parking on both days. The entrance to the car park will be via the gate at the southern end of the reserve closer to Recreation Parade.  Click here for State Titles Location Map 2017 (2)

 

We still require assistance with the food and drink stalls on Saturday and Sunday afternoon if you can assist please text me with your name.

 

Junior end of season presentation will commence after the beach has been packed up and everyone has had a chance to get something to eat on Sunday afternoon. Don’t forget your shaving cream for the traditional shaving cream fight at the end of the competition.

 

Meals will commence from 5.00pm with the after carnival menu consisting of:

  • Beef/ chicken schnitzels with choice of gravy
  • Tandoori chicken
  • Fish and chips
  • Hamburger
  • Falafel or chicken salad
  • Spaghetti Bolognese

 

I would like to take the opportunity to wish all our competitors both junior and seniors all the very best for the weekend and see you on the beach.

 

Pat

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