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Bistro Special for 22nd of August 2014

The Special this Friday will be:

Slow cooked lamb shanks served with creamy mash infused with mushrooms and steamed broccolini

1 Shank $20.
2 Shanks $25.

Make your booking ASAP with Aina. While you’re at it, why not pay your membership online? Then take your receipt in to claim your 10% off at the bistro on Friday night.

(the photo is only a representation of lamb shanks but I reckon it will look something like that and besides, it will taste awesome.)

Foodland Community Dollars Program

drake foodland logoThe Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club is introducing a new fundraising initiative with the Community Dollars Program from Drake Foodland Supermarkets of SA.

When making a purchase at ANY Drake Foodland Supermarket in SA, scan the keytag barcode at the register and 1 cent from EVERY $2 spent will go to the Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club. This may not sound like much but if 50 members per week spent $200 that equates to $50 every week to the Club, $2600 per year.

So please collect a tag from the bowl on the bar at the club, place it on your key ring, or take it with you when you go shopping and you can help our club.

Heather Sibley
Corporate & Community Services
0439 748 745

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Announcing the new Semaphore SLSC logo

We are proud to launch our new club brand and announce our new Semaphore SLSC logo. On behalf of the BOM, I would like to thank everyone for providing feedback of what they wanted to see reflected in the new brand / logo, taking into account our club history, previous used logos & fonts ,review of over 50 other surf club & sporting club logos, the various areas of the club Juniors, Seniors & Boaties, reviewing the 60th anniversary book & significant help from Dave (from Isshoni Creative our creative designer we can be proud of being part of creating new history.
Once again thank you everyone for your input.
Heather Sibley

Boatie Meeting Wrap Up

Below is a wrap up of what was discussed at the Boatie Meeting held last week for all those who were unable to attend but are interested in possibly becoming a Boatie.



Gym Ergo training:

– 19-23s : Monday & Wednesday 5pm. Contact Marty Davidson at

– Ladies: Wednesday 5:30pm. Contact Marty Davidson

– WACKO: Tuesdays


“Early Sunday Morning” Down South Training Planned – stay tuned for details


Boat Clean Up and Sausage Sizzle:

Sunday the 17th of August at 10am. Please come down and give us a hand to get things ready for the season ahead.


Sweeps Rowers Course:

23rd and 24th of August, held at Southport SLSC. Anyone who is interested please contact Steve Sims. Remember we need more sweeps!


Sweep Accreditation:

All sweeps are required to complete Level One Coaching Course, please refer to ARSL Website for details.


Robe Carnival:

Competition 29th and 30th of November. Please keep this weekend free. Planning to travel down on Friday the 28th. Accommodation and food etc to be organised by club. Further details to come.


Aussie Titles:

In 2015 we are hoping to put in Open, Under 23 and Under 19 crews. Please let Steve Sims know if you are interested.



The wearing of helmets is compulsory from this season forward. The club will purchase new helmets to ensure all rowers are appropriately protected.



A big thanks to:

Geoffrey Cole – Official Judging

Chris Main – Helping out with Under 19 crew

Lib Robbins – Boaties Secretary


ARSL Membership:

We would love to see all Semaphore rowers become Members of ARSL SA. Cost of membership is $10 per person. Forms to be handed out by Steve Sims over next month or so. Please consider.


Boaties Function:

Pending Approval from BOM we are hoping to host a club function on the 25th of October. Anyone wanting to help with ideas regarding format please contact Lib Robbins 0418849854


Potential Rowers:

If you were unable to attend the meeting held on the 10th of August but are interested in rowing this season please contact Steve Sims on 0438 876 241


We are looking forward to a fun and successful season ahead!

Live Music – Sunday 24 August 2014

Acoustic Duo – ‘Trav and Dave’ will be playing  their laid back music again at the Club on Sunday 24th August from 4pm to 7pm – Come and enjoy the music!

10 percent off

2014/15 membership payments and renewals now online

You asked for it and it’s finally here! You can now renew your membership and pay online!

No more waiting inline at the club. This year online membership payments and renewals are finally here. You can even pay your competition levy at the same time and get an itemised receipt. For all the details of how to do it, go to the membership page and see the handy how-to video or follow the step by step image guide at the bottom of the membership page.

The process is pretty straight forward but you will need to ensure you input the correct amounts and itemise your inputs manually. Unfortunately this is a limitation of the payment gateway provided to us however there is a handy price list both on the payment screen at and on the membership page.

Early birds before 26/10/14

If you pay before the 26th of October (online or at the club) you will get an early bird discount. Full discount details are available on the membership page and dates and times for membership payments and renewals in person will be published soon.

We really want you to pay online!

We understand that not everyone has a credit card or likes to pay online but paying at the club does result in a lot more manual work. So as a special reward for online payments before the 26/10/2014 you will also receive 10% off at the Bistro. Just bring your online receipt (an email on your phone/iPad or a printed version) in before the end of October 2014 and show the staff when ordering to claim your discount.


Ski/Board Training 9th August

Ski training Saturday morning, please meet at the club 7:15am sharp. Try to be on water by 7:30am.

Board training please meet at the club at 8:30 to load the trailer to head to Middleton. Please get in contact with Sean McKenzie 0428953000 for skis and Nick Penny 0423757900 for boards for more details. Transport will be provided to and from Middleton, can even organise pick up from your house in the morning, just let us know!

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The Hitmen on the 8th August

Don’t miss out on coming to a great night of Aussie classics at the Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club on the 8th starting at 7pm. See more details on the event page.

Boaties for the 2014/15 Season

Boaties meeting Sunday 10 th of August at 11.00 am SHARP meeting is to see who is interested in rowing for season 2014/2015.
Meeting will cover:
1) who is serious
2) when to start training
3) Robe trip 29/11/2014
4) Australian titles ( who wants to compete)
6) New BOAT
This meeting is open to all members of the club interested in rowing boats which by far is the most organised competition for Surf LIfe Saving in SA

Please feel free to call me if you need any information regarding rowing

Steve Sims
0438 876 241

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Communicating to you in 2014

Getting the word out about what’s going on at the club is a big job. We have a lot going on! Just like all the great work that gets done by volunteers around the club it happens through no small effort of the people involved. This year we are trying to take the communications at the club to a new level. We want to build on the great work of the previous years and make sure that we don’t hear the words “I didn’t know that was on” come from anyone. Ambitious I know. To that end I am enlisting the help of all who are willing and able to take ownership of our communications and join me in forming the club communicators group.

At the moment we use a number of channels to get the message out., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Mailchimp, Surfcom, SMS and standing on a chair and shouting. Some methods are more effective than others but if you take a channel away you reduce the amplitude of the message you are pushing. We already have a group of people who have been posting to our channels over the last couple of years, this year we want to add to the coordination of that and reduce the barriers for the different sections of the club in getting their message out.

If you have previously been frustrated because “you didn’t know that was on” or if you are interested in being part of this new coordinated communications machine, please come to our SSLSC comms group meeting on Thursday August 7 at 630pm. If you can’t make it but you are keen nonetheless, talk to me, Heather Sibley, Karin Humphrey, Georgia Robbins or Sean McKenzie to find out how you can participate.