Increase your IRB Knowledge

IRB Crew & Drivers (as well as members who like engines & are keen to help with maintenance) this one’s for you!

We have an IRB Engine theory session at the Club Thursday 7 September , 7pm-8pm by John Charles who is the Powercraft Officer for SLSSA.  Everyone is welcome.

If you are interested in coming along please email instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Upskill to Silver Medallion

If you hold and are proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion and also have a Certificate ll in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) then here’s your opportunity to go to the next level.

SLSSA is facilitating a Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR) course on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018, at Port Noarlunga SLSC.

As the name of the course implies, this course is about planning and performing complex aquatic and land-based searches and rescues, in the daytime and at night. The course includes developing a SMEAC plan, reading topographic maps/nautical charts, retrieving a submerged object, using search and rescue equipment (including FLIRs etc), jetty/pier and rock entries/jumps, working with and around the JRB/RWC, plus more.  Please see the attached Course Syllabus.

This course is directed at Patrol Captains, club 24/7 Call Out personnel, experienced patrol/water cover members, Support Service personnel etc.  

Prerequisites for this course are:

  • Be at least 16 years of age, and
  • Complete a 400 metre swim in 8 minutes or less in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres long (this will need to be signed off by a Club approved Assessor) – swim time to be conducted and provided to SLSSA prior to Friday 9 March, and
  • Hold and be proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion (proficient for the 2017/18 season) and hold the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), and
  • Complete the eLearning prerequisite

 

The cost per participant will be $50, to partially cover food, drinks and resources.

If any of your members meet the above requirements, and wish to be part of this course, please encourage registration by clicking on the following links http://e.mybookingmanager.com/SMARmarch2018

On registration, members will be sent an electronic version of the learner guide, and instructions on how to complete the elearning Search and Rescue module.

Click here for more information about the Course.

School Holiday Training Opportunities

A reminder from Surf Life Saving SA that it is facilitating a Bronze and SRC course in the upcoming October school holidays.  For more more information on the Bronze Course click here. Get some more details on the SRC course here.

Get involved in the Club.  It’s a great way to stay healthy!

 

Nearly time for Nippers!

As the Winter sports wind up, we encourage you to consider Nippers as a wonderful Summer sport for your little ones.  It’s a whole family experience with afternoons on the beach and fun times socialising at the Club into the evening.

There are many opportunities for parents to be involved too.  Many former Nippers parents continue to patrol our beaches today!  A great way for the entire family to stay fit and healthy.

A registration day and details of membership fees will be announced very soon.

Keep your eye on our posts for more news!  We can’t wait to see you all on the beautiful beach of Semaphore!!

 

Calling volunteers and Cupcake makers for local Cross Country Carnival!

On Tuesday September 12, for the fifth year running, we will be providing food and drinks for competitors and supporters at the Port District SAPSASA Cross Country carnival.

It’s a wonderful local event for our kids and we need helpers to make the day a success.

Volunteers to help with cooking and serving the BBQ for as little or as long as you can assist. Runs approx 9 – 12.30.

Also any budding MasterChef cupcake makers out there who can supply some cupcakes to sell for $1 each would be appreciated.

We had over 200 cupcakes donated last year and we sold out!

Contact Trudy on 0408 824 789 or Brad on 0412 073 688 if you are able to assist.

Bunnings BBQ volunteers needed!

It’s time to pick up the tongs again!  If you can assist staffing the club bbq at Bunnings on Tuesday 5th September 2017 during the following times (10 – 12 noon, 12 – 2pm, 2 – 4pm) please contact Pat Hansen on 0422007413 or email phansen@adam.com.au

All funds raised will go into the club’s building redevelopment.  Exciting times ahead.  Well worth turning a snag or two!!

Casual RP Badged Bar Position

The club is looking to employ a casual Responsible Person badged bar attendant. If this is you, and you would like to work with the awesome team at the club, send your CV and cover letter to corporate@semaphoreslsc.com.au

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Building Update and Call for Storage Space!

Those members who were around the club on the weekend would have noticed the roof sheeting is now on and the roller doors installed.  We have been advised that the Rescue Ready Facility is close to complete with a hand over expected from the builder on Wednesday 6th September.  Once this has occurred the club will take delivery of an ATV and Jetski which is part of the Commonwealth Grant funding we received for the facility.

The redevelopment of the clubrooms also takes a big step forward this week with a notice being placed in Tuesday’s Advertiser seeking expressions of interest from builders interested in tendering for the $1.8m project.  Click here to view the Builders Brief.  The project is currently on budget and on time with an expected commencement in early 2018 and a completion in late September 2018.

 

Meantime the Club is looking for space to store furniture, equipment and other items from the clubrooms while the building project is undertaken (February – September).  If anyone has some commercial/industrial space available, or knows someone that has please let Mick Kenny(0498492409) or Pat Hansen (0422007413) know.

 

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!!!