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Patrol Roster 2014/15

Dear Member,

Over the past few years, Semaphore SLSC has seen a dramatic decline in the number of patrolling members. This decline has led to a weekly struggle to cover our minimum patrol requirements with Surf Life Saving SA as well as an overworking of a small group of members.

This season we are optimistic that this will change. The Board of Management have backed our decision to follow in the footsteps of many other South Australian clubs and ask that each of our proficient Bronze Medallion holders is rostered onto a patrol.

We understand that being assigned to a rostered patrol has previously been an extensive commitment. This season each patrol will only have a maximum of six rostered patrols which equals to one patrol a month, approximately 20 hours across the season. This is significantly less than last season when each patrol was assigned 10 or 11 rostered dates. We understand that each of us have our own set of commitments outside of the surf club and this is why we are aiming to significantly reduce the level of commitment that being on a rostered patrol incurs.

This season we are lucky to have a strong group of Patrol Captains and Vice Captains who have committed to being an integral part of the changes in the patrol area. We will also be publishing the roster, as well as a number of support documents on our new website so that all members are aware of the changes that are occurring in the patrol area as well as expectations etc.

We look forward to your support in helping to meet our obligation with Surf Life Saving SA as well as keeping our beach safe this summer.

If you have any queries or issues please contact us on patrols@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Regards,

Alex Reid and Georgia Robbins

Semaphore SLSC Club Captain and Vice Club Captain

*Please note the roster will be uploaded on the Patrol Page of the Semaphore SLSC website ASAP (due to a required update we are unable to upload tonight)*

IRB State Titles this Sunday!

IRB State Titles are this Sunday morning at Christies Beach!

Head on down and support out crews as the battle it out against the other clubs!

There will be dinner and presentations back at the club Sunday Night so head on down and grab a bite to eat! See you there!

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FYI IRB Lifejackets Policy

Attached is information regarding the incoming policy that all IRB Operators must now wear a lifejacket whenever operating the IRB. Please have a read and ensure you are aware before the 2014/15 season!

Lifejacket Memo and Order Form

Life Membership – Call for Nominations

The Life Membership Committee is now calling for nominations for Life Membership. The Committee will meet to consider nominations before they are presented to the Board of Management for endorsement. Following endorsement from the Board of Management, nominations will then be presented to members at the Annual General Meeting for consideration.

Who is eligible?
Life Membership may be granted to members who have rendered sustained, distinguished, conspicuous, and/or special service to the club.

Nominations:
A nomination must be submitted in writing and seconded by a bronze medallion holder. Nominations can be presented to any member of the Life Membership Committee by 30 June or emailed to dalewelsh0@gmail.com

2014 Life Membership Committee
Dale Welsh, Todd Bampton (Board of Management), Roz Tate, Tony Lloyd and Jeff Bampton (Life Members)

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Interview on Semaphore SLSC and the 60th Jubilee Celebration!

A number of months ago Neil took part in an interview with Connor McLeod from UniSA. Its a great piece on our club and the important part we play in the community!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=reA01LBHNeg

‘Whats Up Down Under’ Filming at Semaphore SLSC

A couple of weeks ago we had we had Channel 10 send down a TV Crew from ‘Whats Up Down Under’ to film a segment about Semaphore SLSC. Our very own Neil Bisset was interviewed, they did a sky dive and Neil and JT even took the TV Presenter for a ride in the IRB. Our section should feature in a couple of weeks time on a Saturday Afternoon on Channel 10 so keep a look out!

Surf and Mal Camp

Nick Penny has received confirmation from Chiton Rocks. The camp will be on the 4th and 5th of July and will cost $22 per night per person as well as a $100 cleaning fee paid as a group. Will be first in best dressed. If interested contact Nick Penny on 0423 757 900

City of Adelaide Clipper Ship Event

Yesterday Semaphore SLSC sent a number of members down to the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship Welcome Home/ 150th Birthday Event. We had an IRB and two Bronzies on the barge as well as the SLSSA Jet boat. A big thank you to all those who volunteered their time to help out:
Sean Kenny, Trent Bampton, Celeste McGregor, Ryan Sullivan, Glen Turner, Donna Giannetta, Georgia Robbins, Ben Mahney, Sam Brown, Nick Penny, Neil Bisset, John Taylor and Deb and Richard Martin. These members earnt a nice donation for the club and some even got an exclusive look inside the clipper!

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Surfing and Mal Camp in July

Nick Penny is receiving the camp confirmation from Chiton Rocks on Monday. Surfing and mal surf camp is on the Friday and Saturday first weekend in July. All are welcome but first in best dressed. 22 dollars per person per night plus a 100 dollar cleaning fee which will be divided
between everyone. Lock it in your calendars. Contact Nick Penny for more info

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Volunteers needed for City of Adelaide Clipper Ship Event

Looking for volunteers to help out this Saturday at an event for the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship in Port Adelaide. Needing people to be both in an IRB and on the shore. 10pm-5pm, hoping if we get enough volunteers we can do shifts rather than keeping the same people on all day. Please contact Georgia on 0408841160 or Neil on 0417478512 for more info or if you can help out for a few hours.