Training and Assessment update

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club was excited to be able to open its doors to the first Bulk Bronze Assessment on Saturday 20 October 2018. 18 young people stepped from SRC to Bronze Medallion Holder from 3 separate clubs.  The majority completed their Logbook by 5pm on the day. Congratulations to all and welcome to being a Bronze Medallion Holder at Semaphore Emily, Taya, Cameron, Jasmin, Brigid, Mykenzie, Emma, Charlize.  We look forward to having you continue to patrol our beaches. Good luck to our 3 SRC’s undertaking their assessment on 28 October 2018.
Those interested in gaining any qualifications this year please email Jennie on instuctor@semaphoreslsc.com.au please note Bronze and SRC training is taking place most weekends and we can organise to link you in.

Junior Weekly Report

This weeks junior report includes

  • No Bags Upstairs
  • Weekly Duties
  • Weekly Training Times
  • U13’s Information
  • 1st Junior Carnival Info Update
  • Juniors Facebook Group reminder
  • Calendar of Events

NO BAGS/BACKPACKS UPSTAIRS

As reinforced at muster last Saturday no bags/backpacks are to be left upstairs on the landing under any circumstances. Bags can be left under the stairs where they are not a hazard for members or visitors. Please help us keep our new club safe and tidy.

Any bags left upstairs will removed as they are a safety hazard.

Weekly Duties

Canteen – Under 11’s
2 Parents to assist in the Club kitchen post training – please remember you need enclosed shoes.

Board Washing
Under 12’s – Wash’em down and rack them ready for next week

Weekly Training Times

All these training sessions begin with a meeting at the usual muster place

Board Training – Friday 4:45pm
RnR Training – Saturday 10:55am
March Past – Saturday 11:55am
Nipper Surf Training – Saturday 12:45pm

U13’s Information

Extra Training Opportunity

An opportunity has presented itself for U13’s to train with the youth/senior group on Wednesday nights at Wests Lakes. Participants must be prepared to paddle on a mal, and while boards are available to be loaned from the club, you must organise the pick up of a mal from the club prior to training.

To participate you must contact Sean McKenzie on 0428 953 000.

SURF Ed Requirement – CPR Training

As part of the Surf Ed for U13’s this year it is a requirement for RnR States and State Champ Competitors to have attained a SLSSA CPR Certificate. This Training will be available on 2nd December 2018 at the Club. Please Email Steph at juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au to confirm your attendance. Please let me know if there is no possibility of being able to attend this scheduled training.

**Note** If you have attained an SRC Certificate this training is not required. 

Ist Junior Carnival – Glenelg

The first Junior Carnival is on Sunday 18th November at Glenelg.  Next week your Age Group Managers will be requesting nominations for this Carnival.  It is important that you consider your response as this year SLSSA will not allow late entries. Only the nominated juniors entered into the Event System will be allowed to compete. Conversely if you nominate and don’t show you may adversely effect a team event.  The events scheduled for this Carnival are shown below.

** Update** It may be likely that there will be no RnR competition at this carnival and That MachPast will be moved to the end of the Day.  It has been identified that the ability for competitors and there supporting parents to be on thebeach at the required times are a potential issue.  There will be allot of space dedicated in normal parking areas to storage for the international teams visiting for The World Surf Life Saving Championships scheduled for the same week. http://www.lifesaving2018.com

 

 

Reminder – Semaphore Juniors Facebook Group

Semaphore SLSC Juniors now have their own Facebook group. This is a closed Facebook group meant for Parents of Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and we will be posting all Junior Training and Carnival information via this group throughout the season. Use the link below to request access.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sema4Nippers/

Please note that you will be asked 2 questions which will allow us to ensure that members of the Group are restricted to Parents/Guardians. This is to ensure the privacy of our Nippers should we post photos etc.  Only those confirmed as members from the questions will be granted access.

Junior Calendar

Sat 17th Nov  Port Christmas Pageant 
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat   8th Dec  Youth Carnival-Water Events (Seacliff) PM carnival (incl U12/13’s)
Fri  14th Dec  Youth Carnival-Beach Events (Seacliff) from 5pm (incl U12/13’s)
Sat 22nd Dec Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2  (South Port) incl U14/15’s
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon   (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3  (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

Canteen Specials!

Come down and support the Club canteen this weekend.  Open from 11am-1pm and 2:30pm-4pm Saturday.

This week’s special is 3 dim sims for $2 after training.

Chiko rolls make a return for $3.50

Bar and Bistro in full swing – this week’s specials!

The Club Bar & Bistro are now back up in full swing, with the successful re-opening of the Bistro last Friday.  From this week, we return to our normal Thursday & Friday evening meal service, with Meals available from 6.00 pm.  With the weather forecast looking great for this week, what better place than the Semaphore SLSC to enjoy a brilliant meal with the sensational backdrop of the St Vincent’s Gulf.

Should you not be so hungry, the bar is well stocked with a wide variety of beverages to please all palates!!  All at awesome prices.

Bistro Weekly Specials – this week’s gems!!

Weekly Special # 1 – Grilled Chicken Breast with bacon, avocado & melted cheese, served with a jacket potato & salad for just $16.50

Weekly Special # 2 – Grilled Atlantic Salmon served with baby spinach and button mushrooms, finished with a yummy hollandaise sauce – $20.00

Junior Weekly Report

This weeks Junior report includes

  • Weekly Duties Allocation
  • Board Training Info
  • RnR Training Info
  • March Past Training Info
  • 1st Junior Carnival Info
  • Juniors Facebook Group reminder

Weekly Duties

Canteen – Under 10’s
2 Parents to assist in the Club kitchen post training – please remember you need enclosed shoes.

Board Washing
Under 11’s – Wash’em down and rack them ready for next week

Board Training – Friday 26th October 

Sorry for the false start for Board Training last week, short of any serious weather warnings there will be Board Training this Friday.  Meeting at 4:45pm at the usual muster spot and moving to the the beach around 5pm for around 1 hour.

SAFETY NOTES:

Club cap is now mandatory at all training sessions including board training.
– Only Surf SA Accepted HiVis are allowed.
– Only those nippers who have completed their proficiency swims can participate.

Call out for Water Cover this Friday for board training any assistance in this area is greatly appreciated. 

R and R Training 

RnR Training is back this Saturday for all Nippers from Under 11 to Under 13. There are 2 time slots that are available

Before Training 11am   OR   After Training 3pm

Meet Coaches Raelene and John at the usual muster spot just before these times.

Whats RnR you ask – R&R is a competition based on the simulated rescue and resuscitation of a patient.  It combines resuscitation skills, marching and drill with teams judged against set criteria.  There are RnR Competitions at every carnival and there is a State Carnival scheduled for 16th Feb 2019, at which medals are awarded.

Want to know what its all about come and have a look

March Past Training 

Straight after RnR Training Match Past training is on.  Meet Coach Mandy at the usual Muster Spot around 12:55pm to head to the Beach for March Past.  March Past is open for all competing Nippers from Under 8 to Under 13’s.

Again a March Past competition is held at all carnivals and at State Championships for medals.

The March Past is an example of the significant impact returned servicemen had on the development of surf lifesaving and competition in the early days. In past years, clubs were not able to compete at carnivals unless they fielded a March Past team or someone marching with the club standard.  March Past maintains the growth of club spirit, mateship, the carrying of the flag, the club colours, consolidating the trade mark of surf lifesaving in Australia and around the world.

March Past competition provides a platform for discipline and club spirit throughout surf clubs of Australia, consolidating its long and successful history and future.

Ist Junior Carnival – Glenelg

The first Junior Carnival is on Sunday 18th November at Glenelg.  Next week your Age Group Managers will be requesting nominations for this Carnival.  It is important that you consider your response as this year SLSSA will not allow late entries. Only the nominated juniors entered in to the Event System will be allowed to compete. Conversely if you nominate and don’t show you may adversely effect a team event.  The events scheduled for this Carnival are shown below.

Reminder – Semaphore Juniors Facebook Group

Semaphore SLSCJuniors now have their own Facebook group. This is a closed Facebook group meant for Parents of Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and we will be posting all Junior Training and Carnival information via this group throughout the season. Use the link below to request access.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sema4Nippers/

Please note that you will be asked 2 questions which will allow us to ensure that members of the Group are restricted to Parents/Guardians. This is to ensure the privacy of our Nippers should we post photos etc.  Only those confirmed as members from the questions will be granted access.

Junior Calendar

Fri   26th Oct   Board Training
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat   8th Dec  Youth Carnival-Water Events (Seacliff) PM carnival (incl U12/13’s)
Fri  14th Dec  Youth Carnival-Beach Events (Seacliff) from 5pm (incl U12/13’s)
Sat 22nd Dec Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2  (South Port) incl U14/15’s
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon   (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3  (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

Training Patrols

The First Training Patrol of the season was well attended by a range of people training for both SRC and Bronze, some using it as a refresher and others starting from scratch. The group concentrated on The Human Body, Defibrillation and basic oxygen and Radio Operation as well as waterwork.  4 out of the 6 Patrols will have a trainer to support our commitment to getting members qualified.

If interested in completing any qualifications this season please contact Jennie on instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Bronze and SRC Assessments

Semaphore Surf Life Saving would like to congratulate Cooper Clee on gaining his Bronze Medallion by completing his assessment at Seacliff on Saturday 13 October and undertaking 2 patrols.

We would also like to congratulate and welcome our 10 new Surf Rescue Certificate holders Clarice, Lucia, Olivia, Fionn, Tanisha, Mariah, Sam, Ashleigh, Chloe and Shay who passed their assessment on 13th October and completed their first patrol.

Good luck to the 8 Bronze Medallion candidates being assessed at Semaphore on Saturday 20th October and the 3 SRC’s being assessed on 28 October.

Proficiencies

Congratulations to Brooksy Patrol  for undertaking their Proficiency at the first opportunity of the season on Sunday 14th October.  The next opportunity is Sunday 28 October so please come along from 11:30am.

This is a good time to be completing your online component and here is the link:
https://members.sls.com.au

There is help guide at: https://help.sls.com.au/SLSAmembers-Area-Guide-v1.pdf

The following needs to be completed:
Resuscitation and Radio (SRC and Bronze)
Powercraft (IRB crew & Driver)

All Patrolling members are also required to complete Safer Clubs and Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course which is located in the Safety and Wellbeing rather than in the Skills Maintenance.

Future Proficiencies:
Sunday 25 November – Tidswell Patrol
Sunday 2 December – Simsy Patrol
Sunday 9 December – Lloydy Patrol
Saturday 15 December – Wickman Patrol
Saturday 29 December – Jones Patrol

Bistro Open for Business!

The Semaphore SLSC Bistro reopens this Friday night, after the completion of our exciting redevelopments.  Come and enjoy the new space and revamped Summer menu.  All the Club favourites return, with GF options available.  Click HERE for the Full Menu.

Look out for Weekly Specials from next week.  Member Specials will also be arriving soon.  These will be advertised regularly on Social Media.

Friday Night Board Training participants keep an eye out for something that might keep hungry tummies appeased.  Watch this space!

 

The Bar and Bistro are open Thursday and Friday evenings from 6pm.

Bar only is open Saturday and Sunday from 4pm.

For all Bistro bookings & Function enquiries – please call 8449-8088 / 0431 030 426 or email functions@semaphoreslsc.com.au

 

When making a booking please be patient.  Leave a message and we will get back to you to confirm arrangements.

We are always keen to receive feedback so we welcome suggestions.  The menu will evolve to reflect your input.  It’s your Club afterall!

Come down and enjoy a meal and the magnificent views our Club has to offer.

Canteen has plenty on offer Saturday!

The Club Canteen will be open from 11am-1pm  and 2:30pm-4pm this Saturday.  There’s plenty of great snack food to fill hungry tummies including hot chips, nachos, pies, pasties, sausage rolls, donuts, yoghurt and muesli and lolly bags.  Plus the return of the infamous nugget rolls and chiko rolls!