Patrol Update – November

Hi all,

Patrols have been running for just over a month and last weekend marked the completion of each groups first patrol! We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their contribution!

We have seen a massive increase in numbers in all patrol groups, with 98% of rostered members attending their patrols, or finding a suitable fill in. Each patrol has had at least 10 members attend which is a massive improvement on previous seasons. We have also seen the return of many old faces back into the patrol area which is fantastic.

We understand that the changes that were made this season were quite significant but we thank everyone for cooperating with such a positive attitude!

We would also like to thank our team of Patrol Captains and Vice Captains who have contributed significantly in lifting morale in the patrol area.

So far there are no major incidents or rescues to report but we will continue to update you throughout the season.

We are now entering the busier months of the patrolling period, with additional school patrol dates coming up so we will be looking for voluteers to help us out on these days with some rather large school groups.

Semaphore SLSC were already a strong club in terms of patrol but this season sees us take things to a whole new level. So well done team!


Alex Reid and Georgia Robbins

Club Captain and Vice Captain

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Proficiencies 2014/15 Season!

Its that time of year again! The end of year is fast approaching which means all proficiencies need to be completed ASAP.

We are running things a little differently this year, instead of having many nights when proficiencies are run they will be completed whilst on Patrol. As all members who are proficient should be rostered onto a patrol this means 95% of people will complete it during their rostered patrol hours.

Michael, Jennie and Rob Charlton have established which days they will be attending each patrol, which are listed below. If you are not able to attend your patrol date listed (or are not rostered onto a patrol for reasons discussed with Alex and I) please ensure you attend another. It is unlikely any other dates will be added (unless special circumstances arise).

Ducky Patrol (Captain – Georgia Robbins) – Saturday 8/11/14

Bampton Patrol (Captain – Kenny Tunney) – Sunday 9/11/14

Jones Patrol (Captain – James Brogden) – Saturday 15/11/14

Lloydy Patrol (Captain – Celeste McGregor) – Saturday 22/11/14

Simsy Patrol (Captain – Marty Davidson) – Sunday 23/11/14

Wickman Patrol (Captain – Sean McKenzie) – Saturday 29/11/14

Freaky Patrol (Captain – Ben Mahney) – Sunday 30/11/14

Tidswell Patrol (Captain – Bec Franklin) – Saturday 6/12/14

Skeeter Patrol (Captain – Jennifer Hansen) – Sunday 7/12/14

Brooksy Patrol (Captain – Alex Cole) – Saturday 20/12/14


Please be aware of the time the accessors are putting in to making sure all of our members are proficient so please ensure you are attending one of these days, there are plenty of options to get yourself proficient and ready for another year!

Lastly as discussed at the beginning of the season any proficient Bronze Member of Semaphore SLSC is expected to be rostered onto a patrol (unless have alternative arraignment organised with Alex and myself) so if you are not on a patrol but wish to be proficient please contact me so we can place you onto a patrol.


If you have any issues or enquiries feel free to contact me at or on 0408 841 160

Your cooperation is much appreciated!


Georgia Robbins


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Did you get a parking expiation notice at Semafest from Charles Sturt Council?

It has come to the club’s attention that a number of people have received parking expiation notices from Charles Sturt Council on the day of Semafest. We have had advice from the officer in charge of compliance that these orders may be reconsidered. If you have received an expiation notice during Semafest please comment below or on Facebook so that we can get an idea of the actual number of people’s vehicles that were ticketed.

We recommend that you call (08) 8408 1111 and speak to Donna in the Parking Control and Compliance section before making payment of the expiation notice.

Thanks for the Semafest support.

A Massive thank you to all our Sponsors and Everyone who helped out & supported Semafest, we have had amazing feedback, it has certainly put Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club on the map.


Quickbeds and other fundraising opportunities for the club

For anyone who has been at the club recently you may have noticed a white bowl with key tags in it. If anyone who shops at ANY Drakes FOODLAND presents their tag at the checkout, Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club will earn money that will be donated to us. Its that easy. So next time your at the club if you haven’t already taken one grab some for your family and friends to help us out.
We have just joined Quickbeds Grassroots Fundraising Program so please read the details and mark it in your favourites as this is another great way for our Club to fundraise.
Here is more information about Quickbeds:

Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club has just signed on to be part of the Quickbeds Grassroots Fundraising Program. This is a great opportunity for our club to raise funds.


Next time you are booking accommodation,
go to Quickbeds
use our unique Grassroots Code: 1283
and you’ll be helping our club

Bronze $10, Silver $25, Gold $50 for your club

That’s $10 for bookings up to $349.
And $25 for bookings from $350 to $699.
And $50 for bookings of $700 or more.


Click on the link now and our club code will be stored on your computer…

Quickbeds is an accommodation search and booking website owned by the Flight Centre Travel Group.

  1. Price Beat Guarantee – if you find a cheaper price we’ll beat it
  2. Huge range of hotels, apartments, resorts and B&B’s in Australia and around the world
  3. 24/7 Customer Support from an Australian telephone support centre
  4. No Fees – no booking fees, no credit card fees
  5. Raise Funds for Semaphore Surf Life Saving Clubwith every booking

Click now and check them out…

You don’t have to be a member to use the club code. Forward this email to your friends and family. If they click on the link and book the money goes to Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club

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Membership Renewals for Season 2014/2015

Membership Renewals are fast approaching the deadline of Saturday 29 November. If you have not done your membership renewal for the 2014/2015 season by this date your Membership Card will become inactive as at that date which means you will not be able to get your discount over the bar. Renewals can be done online or you can attend the club to sign your membership form on Saturday mornings between 11.30 and 1.00pm. Also, if you have not renewed by the due date you will be considered a non financial member and as such are unable to patrol, compete, participate in or run any training courses, be eligible for the weekly Members Draw and you will not be covered to use the gym facilities, lifesaving equipment or participate in any surf sports training.

If you are unable to finalise your membership by the due date for financial reasons please contact the Membership Registrar, Carmel Kenny on 0402241841 or email to discuss.

Members Draw

This weeks Members Draw will be held on Saturday 15 November between 4-5.00pm. Prize is $200. Member must be present to win.
Next weeks Members Draw will be held on Thursday 20 November between 7-8.00pm.


Boaties – Carnival this Sunday

As you are aware this upcoming Sunday there is a Carnival at Southport. Could all Boaties meet at the club by 6:15am Sunday.

Also please head to the club Saturday afternoon to pack the boats, ready for Sunday.

Cheers, Steve



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Juniors news and training update from Pat

Pool Swimming Wednesday Nights 7.00pm-8.00pm.
At LeFevre Portside Swimming Centre Victoria Road Largs Bay. Cost $4.00. Please note the change in start times. Senior swims times 7.30-8.30pm
Open to all proficient swimmers and club members from Under 9 to Under 14. For more information call Pat on 0419816911

Board Training
Friday 4.45pm at the club. Open to all who have completed their two ocean timed proficiency swims. Tina is doing a great job and we look forward to more joining us in the coming weeks.
A reminder if you participate in board training on a Friday afternoon and stay for a meal at the Club- don’t forget to collect your discount voucher from Pat

March Past
A reminder March Past Training starts at 11.15am please report to Mandy.

Uniform Shop
Open from 10.45am on Saturdays.

Will be open at the conclusion of training this week and thanks to those Under 11 parents for their help this week. Snacks and rolls will be available prior to training upstairs.
Next week Under 10’s will help at the conclusion of training.

Seacliff Swim Paddle Run (SPR)
See the Seacliff SPR for more information
Saturday 22nd November – Seacliff Swim Paddle Run (SPR): For Surf Life Saving Junior athletes from ages 10 to 14 (up to U15’s) years as individuals and teams.
Course: U11-U13 500m Swim, 1 km board Paddle, 1 km Run. U14: 1 km Swim, 2 km Paddle, 2km Run. A great opportunity for the kids to have some fun by entering as an individual or as part of a team

Ex-Men X-Mas Party

Hey Folks, You’re ALL invited to the Ex-Mens Xmas Beach Party this summer.
How does having an ice cold drink on a warm Summer’s evening sound?? Then add listening to great music….overlooking the beach?? Pretty good I think. We can’t wait and we hope you can join us on Saturday the 6th of Dec!! Anyone is welcome!

ticket price includes
– Live Entertainment
– Cocktail Food
– Complimentary Drink on Entry
– Discount Beverages
– Give Aways
– Door Prizes
– and more……

For more details and contacts in order to book please visit the following page;

The Low Down on Semaphore Heroes

Whilst attending a work function for the Adelaide Submarine Corporation last Saturday evening two of our members and age groups managers from our junior club Aaron & Kirsty Low parents of McKenzie (U12) & Bill (U10) had a colleague attending the function suffer the misfortune of having a Heart Attack where Aaron & Kirsty rendered assistance with an off duty nurse and commenced CPR on the unconscious patient , with no signs of life from the patient they used an onsite portable Defibrillation Unit and after two “shocks” the gentleman regained conscious and was made comfortable until the arrival of Paramedics who took over and relieved our Club Members.

Thankfully the patient is recovering well in hospital and we are very proud to have Aaron & Kirsty members of the Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club.

As with all Surf Life Saving Members this is a great example that first aid is not just along our coastal beaches , great effort guys.
Neil Bisset