BoM Update

The club’s Board of Management has commenced an update to the Club’s Strategic Plan. A facilitated session by an external Business Consultant (Voluntary) was held in early January & some terrific progress was made.

These sessions will continue over the coming month or so. BoM will keep members informed of progress during that time. As a starting point we have a suggested collective purpose of ‘Semaphore SLSC – Bringing people together’.

We look forward to involving you in this exciting new phase of the Club.

Bistro and Bar News

The Bistro is open for business this week with meals from 6pm Thursday and Friday. Come and enjoy a warm Semaphore evening on the balcony or step inside the Club under the airconditioning.

Function this week

We are hosting a 40th Birthday party this Saturday evening from 7pm.  Whilst there is no Nippers training due to the Long Weekend, the bar will still be open from 4pm to 6.30pm for those keen for a refreshment!!

The Member’s Draw is back!

The much loved & anticipated Members Draw is coming back!! We have slated Thursday the 7th of February as it’s return date, with an opening prize of $500. To coincide with this we are planning a Members Schnitzel night to help kick it off with a bang.  Please look out for next week’s Newsletter for further information.

Bar Prices Review

The BoM is currently reviewing our Bar Price schedule.  This is likely to result in a modest increase in prices of some items. We will also be looking to reintroduce a Happy Hour schedule at the same time to provide savings for members.   Our Strategic Planning review is also looking to address specific member benefit opportunities.

See you on the balcony!

Junior Report 23rd January

This Junior Report includes

  • Weekly Duties
  • Weekly Training Times
  • 9th and 10th Feb – Junior Training and Carnival #3 – Pt Elliot
  • Competition Fees and Proficiencies
  • Nippers Family Movie Night
  • Day 1, 2 & 3 of State Champs fast approaching
  • Semaphore Gold – Endurance Event
  • Calendar of Events

Weekly Duties

Canteen/BBQ – None Required

Board Washing – None Required


This Weeks Training Times

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

Board Training – Friday 4:45pm
RnR  Training 5 Person – Friday 6pm (after Board Training)

RnR  Training 2 Person – Saturday 10:30am
March PastNo Training
Nipper Surf TrainingNo Training


09th-10th Feb Junior Training and Junior Carnival #3 Port Elliot

Nippers Training 9th Feb

As usual with a Port Elliot Carnival, and with the amount of families that choose to stay at or around Port Elliot for the weekend, we are in the process of arranging training with the Port Elliot Nippers on Saturday 9th of February. Training Times will be announced in the next few weeks.

Dinner Saturday Night – Royal Family Hotel – Port Elliot 9th Feb

We will arrange an area at Royal Family Hotel – Port Elliot Hotel for Dinner on Saturday 9th of February.  Those interested please send an email with subject line DINNER Pt Elliot your family name and number of people to juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Junior Carnival #3 – 10th Feb

Your Age Group Managers will be asking for nominations for this carnival at training today.  With the 2nd of February being the last day for nominations to be notified. Don’t forget to be eligible to compete at States you must have competed in a Junior Carnival during the season.

Draft Program only


Competition Fees and Proficiencies

At this point in the season it is important to understand the following

  1. Only Nippers that have achieved all required Competencies for their Age Group and have competed in at least 1 of the 3 Junior Carnivals will be eligible to be entered in the Junior State Championship Carnivals. Competencies include both Swimming Proficiency Tests and Surf Education Modules. To understand the required competencies please speak to your Age Group Manager.
  2. You must have paid the Competition Fee which is normally paid as part of Membership but can also be paid afterwards. The Registrar will be providing us with a list of those who have not met this criteria.

Nippers Family

Movie Night

16th Feb

We are holding a Family Movie Night at the club to be held on the 16th of February.  

Details are –

  • From 6pm with movies starting at approx. 6:30pm
  • $5 per head or $20 Family  (max of 5)  – includes Pizza, Popcorn and Ice Cream for all.
  • Movies  – 1. Christopher Robin, 2. Johnny English Reborn

Don’t forget to bring your bean bags, rugs and cushions to get comfy

Proudly Sponsored by


Day 1, 2 & 3 of Junior State Championships fast approaching

Age Group Managers will be seeking your nominations for State Championships soon. Please be prepared by reading the following to understand the make up of the 3 day Event.

Day 1 – Sunday 24th February

Day 1 consists of qualifying events for States Day 2/3 in Flags, Sprints, Cameron, Iron Person, and Board Relay. Distance Run, Board Rescue and Brace Relay will go down to medals on this day

Day 2 & 3 – Saturday 23rd March & Sunday 24th March

Day 2 consists of Individual Events, Heats and Finals for Board, Swim, and Wade. Finals for Iron Person, Sprints and Flags. In addition an All Age Taplin Relay is included.

Day 3 consists of Team Events, Heats and Finals for Beach Relay, Wade Relay and Swim Teams. Semi’s and Finals for Cameron and the Final for Board Relay. In addition Male and Female All Age Beach Relays are included

Please consider firstly if you are eligible and secondly if you are nominating for Day 1, 2 and 3 now.


Semaphore Gold

We are looking re introduce ‘The Semaphore Gold’ and endurance event previously run at the club. Starting this year with an internal event for Under 12 to Under 15 competitors with a view to a potential SLSSA Calendar date and invitation for all clubs in the future

Please Note: This is not a mandatory event for these age groups, you will be invited to nominate soon.

We have included some general information about the event below with more to follow in the near future.


Junior Calendar

Things are ramping up for the last half of our season, and there’s lots of things happening so keep an eye on the calendar to keep upto date. If you didn’t receive a Hard Copy Calendar on Saturday 19th Jan ask your Age Group Manager for a copy.

Sat 26th JanNo Junior Training
Sat 9th FebJunior Nipper Training
Port Elliot SLSC

Dinner Royal Family HotelPort Elliot
Sun 10th FebJunior Carnival #3 Port Elliot SLSC
Sat 16th FebR&R State ChampionshipsGrange SLSC
Sat 16th FebNippers Family Movie NightSemaphore SLSC
Sun 24th FebJunior State Championships Day 1Somerton SLSC
Sat 2nd MarJunior Club ChampionshipsSemaphore SLSC
Sun 3rd MarSemaphore Gold U12 – U15Semaphore SLSC
Sat 23rd MarJunior State Championships Day 2 Pt Noarlunga SLSC
Sun 24th MarJunior State Championships Day 3Pt Noarlunga SLSC
Sat 13th AprJunior Break-Up/Presentation DaySemaphore SLSC

Nipper Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night 16th Feb 2019

Proudly Sponsored by

We are holding a Family Movie Night for the Junior Members of the club to be held on the 16th of February.  

Details are – 

  • From 6pm with movies starting at approx. 6:30pm
  • $5 per head or $20 Family  (max of 5)  – includes Pizza, Popcorn and Ice Cream for all.
  • Movies  – 1. Christopher Robin, rated G 2. Johnny English Reborn, rated PG

Don’t forget to bring your bean bags, rugs and cushions to get comfy.

This night is proudly sponsored by G & K Newman Plumbing. For information regarding their services see below. Gregg and Katie Newman are long time members of the Club with 3 children engaged in our Nipper program, Gregg an Age Group Manager and Katie an Active Patrolling Member and Club Communications Officer. This family is a wonderful example of both our Family Ethos and Volunteering Spirit.

Nic and Teagan do us proud!

Congratulations to Nic Schulz and Teagan Richards who have made the South Australian team this year. This is the second year that Teagan has made the Youth Challenge Cup, an event aimed at introducing the youth into interstate representation. It’s the 3rd straight year that Nic has made the team, the previous two times were as an U19. Nic becomes our first open state team representative in more than 15 years.

Nic and Teagan leave Wednesday with the state team, competing at Newport Beach (NSW) on Thursday 24th of January. Interstates will be shown live on Foxsports channel 506 from 7:45am-10am then 2pm-4:30pm. Surf Lifesaving Australia will also be streaming the event live on their Facebook page.

Nic and Teagan will stay in NSW, competing at the Manly and Freshwater carnivals over the Australia Day weekend before returning home.

We wish them all the best with their racing.

Join in to make a difference

Junior Report 17th January

This Junior Report includes

  • Weekly Duties
  • Weekly Training Times
  • Junior Carnival – Southport – R&R & March Past
  • 9th and 10th Feb Junior Training and Carnival #3 – Pt Elliot
  • Competition Fees and Proficiencies
  • Nippers Family Movie Night
  • Day 1, 2 & 3 of State Champs fast approaching
  • Semaphore Gold – Endurance Event
  • Calendar of Events

Weekly Duties

BBQ – Under 8’s – Couple of Parents to Cook and Serve Please

Board Washing – Under 12’s


This Weeks Training Times

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

Board Training – Friday 4:45pm
RnR  Training 5 Person – Friday 6pm (after Board Training) RnR  Training 2 Person – Saturday 3pm only
March Past – Team B – Saturday 11:45am | Team A – Saturday 12:00pm
Nipper Surf Training – Saturday 12:45pm

Early Notice : No Nippers Training on Australia Day – 26th January but Board Training and 5 person R & R still scheduled for 25th January.


Junior Carnival 2 – Southport – R&R and March Past

The 2nd Junior Carnival was an amazing day, with many highlights. Although no competition points were recorded for this Carnival it was the first opportunity for our R&R and March Past Teams to compete. Both these events are Traditional Surf Life Saving events which Semaphore has a long history of supporting.

Raelene Donnell and John (Freaky) Stevens were very pleased with the results of all our Teams in R&R. With congratulations to Ava & Eliza (Under 11’s), Amy & Holly and Alex and Tia (Under 13’s) who all finished in the top 3 of their respective age groups and Ella and Teagan after a single refresher training session taking out 1st place for under 15’s

Mandy Morphett our March Past Coach was also very happy with our two teams efforts. With our A Team finishing in First and our B Team (many of them, first year participants) finishing 12th out of 16 Teams.

Well done everyone!!!


09th-10th Feb Junior Training and Junior Carnival #3 Port Elliot

Nippers Training 9th Feb

As usual with a Port Elliot Carnival, and with the amount of families that choose to stay at or around Port Elliot for the weekend, we are in the process of arranging training with the Port Elliot Nippers on Saturday 9th of February. Training Times will be announced in the next few weeks.

Dinner Saturday Night – Royal Family Hotel – Port Elliot 9th Feb

We will arrange an area at Royal Family Hotel – Port Elliot Hotel for Dinner on Saturday 9th of February.  Those interested please send an email with subject line DINNER Pt Elliot your family name and number of people to juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Junior Carnival #3 – 10th Feb

Your Age Group Managers will be asking for nominations for this carnival at training today.  With the 2nd of February being the last day for nominations to be notified. Don’t forget to be eligible to compete at States you must have competed in a Junior Carnival during the season.

Draft Program only


Competition Fees and Proficiencies

At this point in the season it is important to understand the following

  1. Only Nippers that have achieved all required Competencies for their Age Group and have competed in at least 1 of the 3 Junior Carnivals will be eligible to be entered in the Junior State Championship Carnivals. Competencies include both Swimming Proficiency Tests and Surf Education Modules. To understand the required competencies please speak to your Age Group Manager.
  2. You must have paid the Competition Fee which is normally paid as part of Membership but can also be paid afterwards. The Registrar will be providing us with a list of those who have not met this criteria.

Nippers Family

Movie Night

16th Feb

We are holding a Family Movie Night at the club to be held on the 16th of February.  

Details are –

  • From 6pm with movies starting at approx. 6:30pm
  • $5 per head or $20 Family  (max of 5)  – includes Pizza, Popcorn and Ice Cream for all.
  • Movies  – 1. Christopher Robin, 2. Johnny English Reborn

Don’t forget to bring your bean bags, rugs and cushions to get comfy


Day 1, 2 & 3 of Junior State Championships fast approaching

Age Group Managers will be seeking your nominations for State Championships soon. Please be prepared by reading the following to understand the make up of the 3 day Event.

Day 1 – Sunday 24th February

Day 1 consists of qualifying events for States Day 2/3 in Flags, Sprints, Cameron, Iron Person, and Board Relay. Distance Run, Board Rescue and Brace Relay will go down to medals on this day

Day 2 & 3 – Saturday 23rd March & Sunday 24th March

Day 2 consists of Individual Events, Heats and Finals for Board, Swim, and Wade. Finals for Iron Person, Sprints and Flags. In addition an All Age Taplin Relay is included.

Day 3 consists of Team Events, Heats and Finals for Beach Relay, Wade Relay and Swim Teams. Semi’s and Finals for Cameron and the Final for Board Relay. In addition Male and Female All Age Beach Relays are included

Please consider firstly if you are eligible and secondly if you are nominating for Day 1, 2 and 3 now.


Semaphore Gold

We are looking re introduce ‘The Semaphore Gold’ and endurance event previously run at the club. Starting this year with an internal event for Under 12 to Under 15 competitors with a view to a potential SLSSA Calendar date and invitation for all clubs in the future

Please Note: This is not a mandatory event for these age groups, you will be invited to nominate soon.

We have included some general information about the event below with more to follow in the near future.


Junior Calendar – New Dates Added**

Things are ramping up for the last half of our season, and there’s lots of things happening so keep an eye on the calendar to keep unto date

Sat 26th JanNo Junior Training
Sat 9th FebJunior Nipper Training
Port Elliot SLSC

Dinner Royal Family HotelPort Elliot
Sun 10th FebJunior Carnival #3 Port Elliot SLSC
Sat 16th FebR&R State ChampionshipsGrange SLSC
Sat 16th FebNippers Family Movie NightSemaphore SLSC
Sun 24th FebJunior State Championships Day 1Somerton SLSC
Sat 2nd MarJunior Club ChampionshipsSemaphore SLSC
Sun 3rd MarSemaphore Gold U12 – U15Semaphore SLSC
Sat 23rd MarJunior State Championships Day 2 Pt Noarlunga SLSC
Sun 24th MarJunior State Championships Day 3Pt Noarlunga SLSC
Sat 13th AprJunior Break-Up/Presentation DaySemaphore SLSC

Juniors perform at Southport

Congratulations to all of our juniors who competed at Southport on Sunday. It was excellent to see such great team spirit being demonstrated throughout the day. Well done to our Under 8’s who competed for the first time in a full day of events. Thank you to all of our volunteers and parent helpers who supported the event.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Please see attached information for upcoming training opportunities at Semaphore SLSC. Increasing your volunteer capabilities within the Club not only support the Organisation’s development but give you the chance to gain invaluable life skills.

All Aboard!

Any members interested in Masters Rowing on Saturday 23rd Feb at
Aldinga Bay in a more social format, please meet at the Club Friday 18th January at 1700 for a quick catch up.

If you can’t make it contact Aaron Low on the Boaties Facebook page.

We will look to get a couple of sessions in to reacquaint ourselves with the graceful step into the boats and maybe a turn or two.