Thanks to our World Volunteers

Semaphore SLSC has not only been well represented in competition at the Surf Life Saving World Championships.  The Club has had a team of officials and volunteers hard at work.  We would like to thank the following people for their dedication to the sport:


Lauren Brooks

Raelene Donnell

Neil Bisset

Steve Simms



Michelle Kenny

Ros Taite

Michelle Richards

Dot Moffat

Greg Sullivan

Heather Eckart

Doug Wallace

Marg Smith


Paula Ogilvie

Max Ogilvie

Heather Andrews

Craig Andrews

Allan Dalgleish

Tony Lloyd


Simon Simms

Peter Simpson

Dave McGrath

Paul Breden

Carmel Kenny

Geoff Cole

John Stevens

Adam Sikorski

Junior Report – 28th Nov 2018


On behalf of the Board of Management we would like to notify our members that Bruce Mosely has stepped down from the Junior Convenor role after serving in this position last year and the opening of this year. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all of the effort that Bruce has put into the club in this capacity and sincerely hope for his continued involvement, wherever the opportunity may arise.

Effective immediately the Board has appointed Ian Biggs as the Junior Convenor. We are sure you will recognise Ian, as he has been working with Bruce over his time in the role. We wish Ian all the success in taking on this responsibility, and as a club let’s get behind the Junior Age Manager Team to deliver another great Nipper season.


This weeks Junior Report includes

  • Weekly Duties
  • Weekly Training Times
  • Membership Renewals
  • Uniting SA – Christmas Appeal
  • Youth Water Carnival – Seacliff 8 Dec- Includes U12’s and 13’s
  • Calendar of Events

Weekly Duties

Canteen – Under 10’s
2 Parents to assist in the Club kitchen post training – please remember you need enclosed shoes.

Board Washing
Under 12’s – Wash’em down and rack them ready for next week

This Week’s Training Times

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

Board Training – Friday 4:45pm
RnR  Training – No training this week 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 –

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

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.

The Christmas / Nipper Board is  is now set up in the NW corner next to the Bar.  

Thanks in advance for your support

Youth Water Carnival – Seacliff 8th  Dec 2018 (inc U12’s & U13’s)

Age Group Managers (U12 – Brad Clee and U13 – Owen Richards) will this week asking for nominations for the Youth Teams Water Carnival to be held at Seacliff SLSC on 8th December 2018 (program below) .  This weekend will be the one chance to nominate for this Carnival as again no late entries will be allowed. As this is a Water Carnival proficiencies apply.


Junior Calendar

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)


Uniting SA Christmas Appeal



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 grab a tag from the board and fill it in, apply it to a small non-perishable gift and drop it into the box next to the Christmas/Nipper Board located in the North West Corner next to the Bar before Friday 14th December, when they will be delivered to Uniting SA.

We thank you in advance for your generosity.


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Christmas Raffle – Great prizes up for grabs!!

You’ve got to be in it to win it and there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs in this year’s Club raffle:

– Barossa Novotel voucher

– Rebel Sports voucher valued at $200

– Beerenberg Christmas Hamper

– Sodastream outfit which will include 2 extra bottles and 2 flavours

– Gardeners gift basket which includes a $50 Bunnings gift card

– Esky filled with goodies

Tickets will be on sale at the Club from this Friday night.  Raffle will be drawn on December 22nd.

Membership Renewals

 As per the Club Constitution By-Law 3  Membership renewals and fees are due to be paid by this Saturday 24 November. Members who fail to action their renewal by this date will be liable for suspension. This means you will not be able to compete, train or patrol until your renewal has been submitted and approved and your membership fee has been paid.

To action your renewal please login to your members portal account via the link below.

If you have not logged in to the portal since the 30 June 2018 you will be required to reset your password or if you have forgotten your password please follow the prompts as stated. Payment of your membership fee can be made online following submission of your renewal via credit card or via direct debit transfer to the club bank account.

If you choose to make a direct debit transfer to the club bank account please forward a screen shot of your payment to

If you require assistance with submitting your renewal please see the Membership Registrar, Carmel Kenny, at the club on Saturday 24 November between 11.00am and 1.30pm.

Volunteers for Bunnings needed

Calling all volunteers for a Bunnings bbq on Tuesday 4th December.

Please contact Pat Hansen on 0422 007 413 or at if you can help.

Bunnings has also given us the Christmas Eve date due to another community group having to cancel. This is one of Bunning’s busiest days of the year and will be a great fundraising day for us.  If you are not working on the day and have not had the opportunity to help out to date with one of these bbq’s now is your opportunity.

We have raised nearly $30,000 for the club over the past 2 years so please join in!

Contact (as above) if you can assist.

Official Club Opening

The Minister for Emergency Services Corey Wingard has confirmed that he will officially reopen the club in a ceremony with the Mayor of Charles Sturt Angela Evans on Sunday 9th December commencing at 11.30am.

All members are invited to attend and join in to celebrate the completion of our wonderful new facilities. After the ceremony the President and members of the Board would like to invite members to join in with a light lunch thereafter.

More details will follow shortly.

Gin Day – Sunday 16th December

To get into the Christmas spirit, Semaphore SLSC is pleased to announce club junior parent and well known musician Jason Sym Choon will play some tunes on the balcony for us from 3pm. To accompany this our President, with the help of a couple of our gin connisuers, will also be making a variety of gin concoctions throughout the afternoon. Red and white bubbles will be $5 a glass all day.

Come along and bring your friends for a day of sunshine and sunsets, music, gin and bubbles.

Masters Success on the World Stage

Congratulations to our Masters representatives who competed in the Lifesaving World Championships this week.

Sean McKenzie was in the pool representing the Masters at Marion over the weekend.  He placed 6th in the 200m obstacle race, 9th in the 50m manikin carry and 13th in the 100m manikin tow with fins.

He then hit Glenelg beach where he picked up a 4th in the swim, 9th in the board and ski, and 5th in Ironperson.  Tina Williams completed the swim on the same day.  Brilliant effort from both!


Sean, Heather Eckert and Kate Newman braved horrid conditions on Wednesday.  Sean finishing the 2km run in 11th position, Kate in 8th position.

Sean competed in the sprints, completing his first heat.  Kate got blown over the starting line by the wind and was disqualified for a false start in her heat!

Heather had success in her first Sprint heat, finishing 5th and claiming a spot in the semi-final until officials changed the intake to 4.

Due to the weather no-one competed in the Flags.

A massive effort from all of our Masters over the week.

We now look forward to seeing our youngsters in action.

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.

Bar and Bistro the best place to be

The Club’s Bar and Bistro continue to grow in popularity.  This week will see an engagement party held on Saturday night.  There is also a party on Sunday afternoon but this is not a private function so bar will be open to members.

Bistro Meals will be on Thursday and Friday night from 6pm.

This week’s specials include:

The Sensational Mix Grill – $19.00

Salmon with baby spinach and button mushrooms served with jacket potato and hollandaise sauce – $20.00