Awards at the Palais

Annual Dinner and Awards Night at the Palais

Save the date in your diary for The Semaphore SLSC Annual Dinner and Awards night to be held on Saturday 24 June 2017 at “The Deck” Semaphore Palais. Tickets are $50 each and tables of 10 available but limited to a maximum of 160 guests. Tickets will be available for purchase through Try Booking shortly. Tickets must be purchased by 16 June in order to finalise numbers. All tickets purchased by 5 June will go into a draw for one lucky members cost of their ticket to be refunded. Further information will be released shortly regarding start time, format and how to purchase tickets.

Sundays Footy Function, Port vs Gold Coast China Game

Come and watch the Power take on the Gold Coast in China on the big screen at the club on Sunday, May 14th. Club and bar open from 2pm. Game starts at 2.45pm.
$5 pints and wine and Chinese beer specials will be available. Nibbles also available to sustain you throughout the match. If you’ve got something with an Asian feel wear it or
bring it and get into the spirit (or spirits if your team isn’t looking good). We will hold the Members Draw, which currently sits at $900, during the half time break. Remember, you have to be present to win that.

We are raising funds!

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club is raising funds. Here’s how you can help…

We are raising as much as we can to help our club. You can help us by buying either an Entertainment Book or a Digital Membership. Whichever you choose, you’ll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and help our fundraising at the same time! This year, we are in it too!


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Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club
Sean McKenzie


Port vs Gold Coast China Game

The first regular season AFL game to be played in China with Port taking on Gold Coast coming up in a couple of weeks, and we will have the game on the big screen. There will be food and drink specials on, so if you were unable to make the journey, come down and watch it at the club.

More details to be released shortly so stay tuned

Tickets now available for ASRL SA 2017 Awards Night at Semaphore SLSC

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club is proud to be hosting the ASRL SA 2017 Awards Night.


Sat 27th May, 2017
Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club
6:30pm for 7:00pm start$45pp (not inclusive of alcohol)
$5 Drink specials
(Beer, Wine, Cider, Champagne)
Gourmet Cocktail Food includedDress to impress:  Cocktail Attire
Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club
Point Malcolm Reserve
Semaphore Park, South Australia 5019

Tickets can be purchased online from Trybooking.


Volunteer Functions Coordinator

The club is seeking a new functions coordinator to lead us into the rebuild in January 2018. Our current manager is having to step down from this role as their professional job has increased in hours and he no longer has time to complete the tasks.

Some of the roles that this position or team will be responsible for include:

  • Responding to enquiries for functions and venue hire (currently 3 to 4 new email or phone enquiries per week)
  • Coordinating the delivery of both club and private functions, conferences, and other events.
  • Work closely with the Kitchen and Bar staff
  • Forecast and discuss stock requirements for functions
  • Liaising with club members about facility use for training etc
  • Booking Security as appropriate
  • Reviewing and proposing ways to maximise income whilst balancing the need to provide a great community service club for our members
  • Manage rosters & labour costs for functions to meet budget.
  • Communicating with bookkeeper about invoicing customers
  • Reviewing finalised payments

We prefer people who possess the following skills and attributes, but can be flexible to the right person/people:

  • Experience within a customer service or hospitality environment
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Actively being able to problem solve
  • Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work pro-actively under pressure
  • Maintain and build relationships with many stakeholders
  • A vision to grow the operation from its current level.

This role will appeal to individuals who see the potential our facility has to be
fully utilized and deliver an economic benefit to maximize our capability to
safely patrol the beach whilst providing excellent competition equipment and
affordability to our members.
The successful person will be given a comprehensive handover and ongoing
support (Which includes support and knowledge from our professional staff).

Please submit your application, including a current CV and a covering
letter to the

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.

Easter trading 2017

For those heading away this Easter, please drive safely and come back in one piece. Have a lovely holiday!

If you’re staying local and plan on coming down the club, here are our Easter trading hours

Thursday April 13 – normal Bistro (and club member draw)
Friday – closed
Saturday – closed
Sunday – function 12. – 4pm open to public 4pm – 7-8pm ish
Monday – closed
Have a happy Easter.