AGM Outcome and other Club Happenings

To everyone that attended the AGM meeting thanks for your support and input into our wonderful Family Club.

So far Board positions that have been filled:

President – Michael Kenny

Deputy President – Mark Donnell

Secretary – Rhys Krauter

Senior Competition Officer – Sean McKenzie

Building and Facilities – Alex Reid

Club Captain – Georgia Robbins

Chief Instructor – Jennie Charlton


Board Positions still vacant:

Junior Competition Officer


Corporate Services


Officers of the Club positions that have been filled:

Club Vice Captain – Paul Breden

Membership Registrar – Carmel Kenny

Swim Coordinator – Trent Bampton

Gym Coordinator – Todd Bampton

Communication Officer – Kate Newman


Officers of the Club positions still vacant:

Youth Development Officer

Asset Control Officer

Senior Surf Sports Secretary

IRB Coordinator

Boat Coordinator

Board Coordinator


There are many roles to play within our Club.  As it is run by volunteers we are asking our members to consider supporting by taking up an official role.  We appreciate many people are time poor but it’s important that we all pitch in in some way.


Meantime the slab has been poured for our new Rescue Facility. It’s anticipated the official opening will occur on the season’s first day in October. Construction completion expected in less than 10 weeks.

Photos courtesy of Ryan Sullivan.


We look forward to seeing you at the Club this Sunday July 30th for SEVENTIES SUNDAY with the great band DEEP. Bar open from 2pm.
Live Music 4pm – 6pm. Adults $10 per head …. but bring the rest of your body too & all children. $5 Tinny Bar all day!! ALL WELCOME!!!


Club Construction well underway!

The construction of the Rescue Facility is now well underway with the concrete footings in.  The concrete slab is expected to be poured as early as Monday. Water and Electricity is also hooked up.

It’s anticipated the official opening will occur on the season’s first day in October.  Construction completion expected in less than 10 weeks.

You can check it out for yourself when you head to the AGM this Sunday 23rd July at 4pm.  Be sure to come along and have your say.  It’s your Club and you are a part of its exciting future!



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Choose your own Adventure Raffle drawn this weekend!

Last chance to grab a ticket in Club’s “Choose your own Adventure” Raffle!

Skydive or tour the McLaren Vale wineries, whatever takes your fancy.

Tickets are available at the Club.  The raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the AGM on Sunday July 23rd.

Choose your own Adventure raffle closes soon!

Last chance to grab a ticket in Club’s “Choose your own Adventure” Raffle!

Skydive or tour the McLaren Vale wineries, whatever takes your fancy.

Tickets are available at the Club.  The raffle will be drawn at the conclusion of the AGM on Sunday July 23rd.

Happy Hour is here!

Come and enjoy the Club atmosphere today with Happy Hour between 5pm and 6pm.  While you’re at it catch the AFL clash between Port and West Coast.  The match kicks off at 4.10pm.  Happy Sunday everyone!


Training Officer Opportunity

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club is looking for members who are keen to support with training our members in Surf Life Saving. If you hold Certificate 4 in training and assessment you can be fast tracked. Teachers can get RPL or those that are wanting to gain a training qualification can complete the training officer course through Surf Life Saving.  Check out this Training Officer Course Circular for more information.

Emergency Management Disaster Resilience Scholarships

Eligible volunteers can receive financial support to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields.
They can receive up to $12,000 for completing vocational education and training and up to $25,000 for higher education. Round one scholarship applications will commence on 1 June and close on the 14 July 2017. Further information and guidelines can be found via

Season 2017/18 Training Opportunities

Timed Swim: Largs Bay Swim Centre, Victoria Road – Wednesday 13 September 8pm
Senior First Aid: Required prior to

SRC/Bronze Training & Welcome First Aiders on Patrol

Saturday 2 September: 9am til 5pm at Semaphore Surf Club Book online at: or phone State Centre 8354 6900 to book. If this date does not work please book into a public course with Surf Life Saving SA.

SRC Course/Top Up from SRC to Bronze Only
October school holidays – 29 Sept until 16 October
Likely to be over the 2 weeks with assessment 2 weekends after the holidays but will finalise once confirm availability of trainer. This will be a 4 day course for new SRC’s making it 5 days with First Aid and Top up Bronze participants need to attend 3 days. Those getting Bronze have additional option of adding the ARTC course by attending the dates below.

Bronze Course
Please note that from the start of Patrols there will be 2 set patrols that have First Aid only and SRC Patrol members will be linked with. All Training will occur on these patrols so please ensure that if you or your child wants to undertake SRC or Bronze training that you are linked to one of these patrols. It is important that those aiming for their award attend these sessions to ensure that we can make their journey to SRC or Bronze as fluid as possible.

ARTC: 14 & 15 October: 10am until 5pm – Will be signed in with Patrol including your proficiency – Register interest so that you can be sent link for the workbook which must be completed. Pre-assessment date to be organised. Assessment Monday 30 October – 6:30pm at Semaphore

Proficiencies & ATV Drivers Course
Please note as with this year all proficiencies and ATV Drivers courses will be completed during Patrol Times and that there is an expectation on members that if they are not linked to a Patrol or not able to attend on the date of the proficiency that they attend another set date.

Please email Jennie Charlton
if interested in undertaking these trainings or have interest in IRB Crew or Driver, Spinal, Pain Management or interested in becoming a Trainer or Assessor and have or would like to gain your Certificate 4 Training and Assessment.

Mental Health First Aid for Clubs- Introductory Offer

Recently SLSSA added Mental Health First Aid to its suite of delivered courses.

The course is designed for participants to learn skills and gain confidence to assist fellow members, the public. family and co-workers experiencing mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Although there is not a Surf Award attached to this training it gives participants a useful and relevant extension to their current First Aid skills and knowledge.

The 12 hour course is provided by private providers for $250 however SLSSA is pleased to advertise an Introductory offer of $50 for members and $100 for non-members. ( $80 Members / $130 Non- members after July 30) This includes a Mental Health First Aid Manual and certification by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Course Dates:
8th – 9th July 9am – 3pm each day
15th – 16th July 9am – 3pm each day

Venue: Surf Life Saving SA
2 Barcoo Road

For any queries please contact Gareth Morgan ( or 8354 6900


Welcome on board Chris Main, Ray White Semaphore as a new sponsor with the “Real Estate Rewards” Program

With over 12 years in the Real Estate industry, Chris prides himself on his genuine and transparent approach to selling property. Chris has spent most of his life in the western suburbs and over the years involved himself in many sporting clubs as a volunteer namely Semaphore SLSC, Largs Bay Sailing Club and Port Adelaide District Hockey Club.
Chris is well connected and has a reputation as being honest, reliable and he acts with integrity. He has strong negotiation and communication skills and feels passionate about assisting people with one of the most important decisions in their life – selling their home.  Chris has an extensive knowledge and an innate understanding of the area’s unique property market and has developed and maintains strong long-term relationships with his clients.  How does Real Estate Rewards work?

If a club member is considering selling their property OR knows someone that is considering selling their property, Chris SIMPLY ASKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY to have his name put forward so that he can introduce himself to the prospective sellers (vendors) and offer his services.

Chris can provide an honest obligation free appraisal of the property.  He will provide an unbiased opinion based on experience, up to date area and industry information and past sales of similar properties in the area.   He can also assist the vendor in preparing the property for sale and determine a sales strategy and marketing plan of their home.

Chris can offer very competitive rates on both commission and property marketing.

The club will receive a donation on behalf of the Vendor and Chris Main upon sale and settlement of the vendors’ property.

As an additional complimentary service to club members, Chris is happy to help or provide advice on purchasing a property, buying at auction or any real estate services you require.

For more information give contact Chris.

Sales Specialist

(08) 8242 4777

0417 820 665

Ray White Semaphore
1 Military Rd
Semaphore South South Australia 5019 Australia