Save the date!

Another great night coming up later in the year. Pencil in Saturday November 2nd for the Semaphore SLSC Quiz night.

More details coming soon.

Christmas in July – raising funds to be rescue ready!

Join us for a great night of Festive Spirit. There will be a raffle with some great prizes. Profits raised from the dinner will go towards a new IRB for the Club.  All the details below.

There’ll be a great menu on offer too!

A Fundraising message from SLSSA

As some of you may be aware, OTR (On The Run) currently provides Surf Life Saving SA with the opportunity to raise donations through their OTRGive program. 1c from every $2 (or 2L of fuel purchased) at any OTR site is donated to a customer’s chosen charitable partner. To date, we have 307 supporters aligned to SLSSA, and we’ve generated $940 in donations back to us. Given that everyone needs fuel for their cars, this is a great opportunity for us to spread the word amongst our members and wider community that we can make a genuine difference to fundraising through our simple everyday actions. You can view our fundraising page here to see the stats in real time:

To get involved, it’s really straight forward:

  1. Download the OTR App on your smart phone
  2. Sign up to the app (and receive a voucher for 1 free coffee when you do)
  3. Select OTR Give inside the app and choose Surf Life Saving SA as your cause

From there, you’re now ready to generate donations every time you spend in store at OTR. When you’re about to make a transaction simply;

  1. Open the OTR app
  2. Select OTR Give
  3. Click “scan & generate donation” to bring a up a barcode for scanning during the checkout process

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

OTR are currently reviewing the partners involved and are now in the process of scaling back the number of organisations that can utilise the platform. From 1stAugust, the number will be reduced to 24 partners. We will remain in the group of 24, but a 2nd review will occur later in the year to reduce the numbers further from there. We’d love to remain in the final group, but at this stage we need to make greater inroads to increasing the number of supporters aligned to us, and subsequently also increasing the usage of the app when our community visit OTR locations.

We’re undertaking some broad communications about this on our Facebook Page, website and E-Newsletter, but I’m also encouraging you to please spread the word amongst your members. We note that OTR Aldinga, Seaford and Christies Beach stores receive a healthy number of OTR Give transactions, and we’d love to see other sites grow their transactions volumes as well.

If we’re all able to start utilising the platform (of course, only necessary if / when we’re buying fuel or other items from OTR stores), then we can start to make a meaningful difference just through the course of our regular everyday actions. It’s also important to note that all of the fuel cards in the Surf vehicles are for BP service stations, and these (usually) are OTR sites. If we can make a conscious effort to fill up with the fuel cards at OTR / BP stores, that will have a huge impact as well.

We’d love to reach 1000 supporters over the next couple of months, eventually with a target to be generating $10,000 / year in donations through the platform in time.

IRB Training Camp Update

The camp at Port Elliot/Middleton is only 4 weeks away so numbers need to be confirmed for accommodation purposes.

There’s been a great response so far with about 12 people confirming their attendance, so if you want to join us please contact Mick Jarvis by THIS COMING MONDAY 8.07.2019 so that he can firm up the accommodation booking.

Details of the camp:

When: Friday 26 – Sunday 28 July 2019

Where: Pt Elliot

Accommodation Cost: Approx. $30 per person per night – this does NOT include meals.

Who: IRB proficient drivers and crew only

Scope: To have a full day’s IRB training (Saturday)

If you can only make it down for the Saturday training, please let Mick know.

It should be a great weekend. If you need any further details contact Mick on 0403 329 204.

Pint and Parmy/Burger night!

Pint and Parmy/Burger night coming in July. Get on it!

Sunday Sessions at the Club launches this weekend

Don’t forget this Sunday 30th June is the launch of SSLSC Sunday Sessions!

Great entertainment provided by Lowana, who some of you enjoyed at the Awards night last Saturday night! New bar snacks menu and drink specials!

See you on the Balcony!

Christmas arrives early at the Club

Come and celebrate Christmas in July at the Club
6:30pm – 20th July 2019
$40.00 Members OR $45.00 Non-Members includes 3 Course Meal

Get in early as tickets are limited to 100 and must be paid for in full prior to the night for catering purposes.

To reserve a ticket please email registrar@semaphoreslsc.com.au or speak to Carmel Kenny at the club.

2019 Annual Awards night

It was a night to celebrate the season with plenty of members turning up in red, black and white. We recognised the contributions and achievements of our members.

The award of the evening, the Most Valuable Club Member, was awarded to Lyle Billingsley for his years of commitment and dedication to the Club.

The Brian Page Rotary Award went to Brad Tunbridge and Catherine Buck picked up the Max Christie Rotary Award both recognised for their contributions to the Club.

Patrol Person of the Year went to Andrew Edwards.

SRC of the Year (male and female) went to Sarah Edwards and Perry McDonald Moult.

Raelene Donnell was named Club Official of the Year.

Three of our own became Life Members. Ian (Wanga) Robbins, Sean McKenzie and Todd Bampton all being recognised. Wanga gave a stirring speech about his own life experiences and how much the Club has meant to him in more recent years.

Stephen Sims was honoured for his long serving role in the Club – 50 years in total.

Other Patrol awards included:

1000 hours – Sean Kenny

500 hours – Kenny Tunney, Michael Bartlett, Andrew Edwards, Paul Breden, Wanga Robbins and Michael Jarvis.

200 hours – Heather Eckert, Cameron Eckert, Connor Tunbridge, David Short, Andrew Spencer and Megan McDonald.

A special mention to Neil Bisset for achieving 1,500 hours – well on the way to the 2000 award.

Congratulations to the many members who achieved their SRC, Bronze and IRB qualifications in the past season also.

Then came awards of a more light-hearted nature…

Taking out the Golden Tongs, for best bbq on Patrol, was Neil Bisset. Of course, he was humble in his acceptance of the award.

The prestigious Golden Whisk, for best baked goods on patrol, went to Tina Williams.

The Golden Quill, for most preventions and diligent logbook admin on patrol – was picked up by Perry McDonald Moult.

Club person who looks most like the Pope went to David Doggsie’ McGrath and Club Bloke of the Year was won by Katie Newman.

Best shoes went to Wanga Robbins!

Christmas in July at the Club

6:30pm – 20th July 2019

$40.00 Members – $45.00 Non-Members

includes 3 Course Meal

Tickets are limited to 100 so get in early and must be paid for in full prior to the night for catering purposes

 To reserve a ticket please email registrar@semaphoreslsc.com.au or speak to Carmel Kenny at the club.