Port Christmas Pagent

This Saturday 17th of November 2018

Meeting on Lipson St, Port Adelaide at around 5 – 5:30pm with the parade starting at 6pm.   We’re in section D –  I’m pretty sure its thats same section as last year so that puts us around the front of the railway museum.  But don’t worry You’ll see us well have a BIG RED SURF BOAT.

Please wear what ever Club gear you have, for the nippers their club hats or caps and training shirts are a must, a water bottle won’t go astray too.

We will be giving preference to the U7’s – U9’s for the Boat so please take that into consideration.  Parents please be aware that you are expected to stay with your kids, for one if they’re in the boat we need to ensure its adequately supervised whilst its in motion.

The kids on the ground will have plenty to do as well, e.g. giving out lollies and having lots of fun is just a part.

Thanks in advance for our float driver Gregg Newman, both for the driving and the car to tow the boat.

 

Nippers Disco – 8th December

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Nippers Disco – Saturday 8th December 6:30 to 9:00pm

We’re having a Nippers Disco at the club on Saturday December 8. All age groups are welcome!

Entry is $10 which includes pizza and a drink – doors open from 6pm.

Tunes supplied by our resident music man Jason Sym-Choon

Adults are Free, (as per training parent/guardian presence is required)

 

 

Uniting SA Christmas Appeal

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This year we are sponsoring the Uniting SA Christmas Appeal.

Whilst our initial focus was injecting a Social Justice aspect into our Nippers program there is an opportunity for the entire club membership base to be involved in this rewarding experience.

Just drop a small non-perishable gift into the box next to the Christmas/Rescue Board before Friday 14th December, when they will be delivered to Uniting SA.

We thank you in advance for your generosity.

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Lifesaving World Championships

A reminder that Glenelg is hosting the Lifesaving World Championships 16th November – 2nd December.

We have a number of members competing:

Sean McKenzie will be in the pool representing the Masters at Marion Friday – Sunday

Sean, Tina Williams, Heather Eckert and Kate Newman will be on the beach Monday to Wednesday.

Cooper Clee and Ella Andrews hit the sand 27th – 29th November.

Nic Schulz and Connor Tunbridge will be in action 30th November – 2nd December.

We wish them all well and are proud that the Club will be represented on an International stage.

Canteen Specials

Club Canteen will be open this Saturday before and after training.

Cheese toasties for just $1!  Ham and cheese toasties $2

Plenty of other tasty treats on offer.

Junior Weekly Report – 14th Nov

This weeks Junior Report includes

  • Weekly Duties
  • Weekly Training Times
  • Membership Renewals
  • Parental Supervison
  • Uniting SA – Christmas Appeal
  • 1st Junior Carnival Info Update
  • U13’s Information
  • Juniors Facebook Group reminder
  • Calendar of Events

Weekly Duties

Canteen – Under 7’s
2 Parents to assist in the Club kitchen post training – please remember you need enclosed shoes.

Board Washing
Under 13’s – Wash’em down and rack them ready for next week

This Weeks Training Times

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

Board Training – Friday 4:45pm
RnR  Training – No training for next 3 weeks due to Worlds 
March Past – Saturday 11:55am
Nipper Surf Training – Saturday 12:45pm

Membership Renewals

Membership renewals are now overdue and are required to be renewed.   See the following post for details on how to do that –  http://semaphoreslsc.com.au/membership-renewals/

If you have any issues there will be a person available to assist you upstairs on Saturday before training.

Parental Supervision during Training

Whilst it is a requirement of the Semaphore Surf Club for you, or a nominated guardian, to oversee your child’s fun on the beach during training, its also a great opportunity for you to interact with your child and other parents in a great community activity.  Semaphore has long been referred to as a Family Club, and we believe that Surf Life Saving is a fulfilling family experience for all.

 

Uniting SA – Christmas Appeal

In a bid to help less fortunate families we are asking for all our Nippers to support the Uniting SA Christmas Appeal.  Please drop a small non perishable gift into the box by the Christmas/Rescue Board.  All donations will be delivered to Uniting SA on Friday 14th December.

Ist Junior Carnival – Glenelg  **UPDATE**

The first Junior Carnival is on this Sunday (18th Nov) at Glenelg.  All nominations have been entered.  Only the nominated juniors entered into the Event System will be allowed to compete.

The undated events schedule is now available (see below), and a carnival time table will be distributed via your Age Group manager on the day as usual.

As the events start at 8:30am we are requesting all participants to be on the beach at 8am.

Please note – that there is no RnR or March Past scheduled for this carnival, and no points will be awarded to clubs.  As such while flags and sprints will be run as usual, Water Events will be conducted as 2 rounds with all participants having the opportunity to participate in both rounds if they want to.  Board Rescue and Iron Person take a bit longer so they have been scheduled either just before lunch or at the end of the day and will probably only see 1 round completed but will most likely run over time, this means that we need to be sure that the kids still get time to eat appropriately.

Warning – Parking will most likely be an 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

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. 

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)
Sat   8th Dec  Nippers Disco – 6:30pm to 9pm
Fri  14th Dec  Youth Carnival-Beach Events (Seacliff) from 5pm (incl U12/13’s)
Sat 22nd Dec Christmas Break-up
Sat  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)

Functions at the Club

Following the re-opening of the Club in the last few months, interest in booking our Clubrooms for functions has been high.  Given the enhanced quality of the venue that has been created and our unbelievable location, it is not hard to understand why.  As a summer venue, our offering is certainly second to none.

So far we have hosted a Wedding for 120 guests, a 70th Birthday for one of Australia’s longest serving Female Senators, Engagement and Birthday Parties, as well as a celebration event for 30 years at Point Malcolm Reserve.  As a Club we are now coming into our busiest period, with several Saturday night events before Christmas.

The functions have been held for a mixture of past and present Club Members as well as members of our local community.  We have been able to showcase what a great club Semaphore SLSC truly is.  The success of these events has only been possible with the help of many of our members, who have performed a number of tasks pre and post functions.  There are too many individuals to mention, but it is really humbling when we receive such tremendous feedback from guests as to how accommodating and helpful Club Members are.   From tasks including moving tables and chairs around before a function, vacuuming the floors prior to guests arriving (particularly after Nippers training), to serving in the Bar, and assisting the next day in letting Guest in to collect valuables.  All of these contributions have highlighted that we really are a ‘Family’ club.  Our Bar and Kitchen staff have also done a tremendous job in providing a great impression of our club.

Having said all of that, the flip side of having a successful opening and a high level of bookings, is that on Saturday evenings the bar is typically ‘closed off’ from around 7pm.  We do our best to ensure that the expectations of guests are managed and that they are aware that Saturday afternoons is generally the busiest time in the club for our members.  From time to time (like the Wedding in October), there may be occasions when we set up a ‘Wet Bar’ and Canteen downstairs.  The re-development of the clubrooms and the creation of the Rescue Ready Shed have facilitated other options in these circumstances.  However, it is important to recognise that the Club does exist for its members & whilst we do have some commercial realities with a financial commitment that a redevelopment generates, we try and strike a balance.

As mentioned earlier the coming month is a busy one for us, with a 21st Birthday Party for a past Junior member this Saturday (10th November) and a 40th Birthday party for 150 guests on the following Saturday (17th November).  Both of these functions will commence from 7.30pm.    We will endeavour to keep all members well informed of future Saturday night functions in upcoming Newsletters.

We thank you for your support and are looking to continued success in our new look facility.

World Championship volunteers needed

Long time Member Raelene is looking for volunteers to help work on the BBQ at Glenelg for the upcoming Lifesaving World Championships. The club has been allocated 3 days Tues 27th, Wed 28th (Wed is covered already) and Thurs 29th November from 9-5.  We are looking to create 2×4 hour shifts each day. A free t-shirt and lunch is up for grabs!
If you can help out contact Raelene at raelene.donnell@gmail.com

Nipperthon 2018

Juniors get along and test your endurance skills at the Annual Westbeach SLSC Nipperthon

Port Christmas Pageant – Come and join the fun!

 

We will be entering a float at this year’s Port Adelaide Christmas Pageant, which is being held on Saturday November 17th in Port Adelaide.  It would be great to have as many Juniors and Seniors marching as possible.

We understand that its the night before the first Carnival but we are expected to be finished by 7pm.

We will be towing one Surf Boat and will take up to ten juniors in the boat. Names will be taken on a first come first served basis but with priority placed on the younger children getting preference over the older kids.

We would love to see any SRC’s and Bronzies in uniform to assist in supervising while the floats are in motion!!!

Sorry mums/dad’s with younger kids your attendance will also be required!!

Dress for the day is:

  • Semaphore Skull Caps for all juniors and Semaphore training Shirts for all juniors that have them
  • Patrol hats and shirts for seniors and patrolling members.
  • If you are a non patrolling parent please wear any Semaphore gear that you have
  • Optional tinsel and Christmas decorations – that’s up to you.

More info will be supplied soon.

For any questions and to confirm your attendance and claim a place in a surf boat, please email Steph Breden at juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au