Saturday Winter Trading – Volunteer Staff and Change to Opening Hours 4pm to 7pm

You may have seen the request in recent weeks for volunteers to run the bar on Saturday afternoons.  While this did not receive the level of support we were hoping for, it has provided enough volunteers to trial this approach.

As surf lifesaving is primarily a summer pastime, we know the winter months mean less visitors to the club and less trade.  History tells us Thursday and Friday bistro and Sunday afternoons remain more popular with members and the public, while Saturdays often see family commitments, winter sports and weather conditions keeping people away.

Our function business is slowly starting to pick up and we are working to grow this in the coming months, our goal is to make Saturday operations more sustainable and continue to provide a place for members to catch up and stay connected, our volunteer staffing model and adjustment to opening hours supports this.

How can you support this? We ask if you have a free Saturday and an hour or two spare, please come down and support our club.

This Week – Opening Hours

The Bistro is open Thursday and Friday and we are back serving our full menu accompanied with off menu chef selections. With the Members Draw back and capacity increased to 50% why not book a table.

Don’t forget members receive 10% discount on meals and drinks.
Please call 8449 8088 to book a table.

Opening hours

Thursday 3 February
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
Member’s Draw approx 6:45pm
Friday 4 February
Bar open from 5pm with the bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
Saturday 5 February
Open from 9am for breakfast. Coffees available from the bar.
Canteen open before and after training.
Full bar service available from 1pm.
PRIVATE FUNCTION 6:30pm onward
Sunday 6 February
Bar open from 4pm – 8pm

Opening Hours this week

The bistro is open Thursday and Friday with a restricted menu. BOOKING IS RECOMMENDED as capacity restrictions apply. Please call 8449 8088 (it takes a while to divert to the mobile but it will get there)
DON’T FORGET – Members receive 10% discount on meals and drinks.

YES WE ARE OPEN AUSTRALIA DAY

Thursday 20 January
Bar open from 5pm
Bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
No Member’s Draw (suspended till further notice)
Friday 21 January
Bar open from 5pm
Bistro serving meals between 6pm and 8pm
Saturday 22 January
Open from 9am for breakfast and coffee
Full Bar Service from 1pm
Sunday 23 January
Bar open from 4pm – 8pm
Wednesday 26th January **AUSTRALIA DAY**
Bar Open from 2:30pm
Bar Snacks Available

Wargames Back This Weekend

This weekend the annual TableTop Wargames Tournament will be held at the Club.

This has become a regular event with participants pitting their military skills against each other to see who comes out on top.  The event will run all day on both Saturday and Sunday.

The bar will be open to members and the public as normal from 4pm both days however as an addition the bistro will also be open for meal service Saturday from 6pm to 8pm offering our current Winter menu, Why not come on down!

Covid Update 20 Nov

 As highlighted in the last update, Government direction can change quickly and dramatically. Accordingly, we will soon be returning to similar restrictions that were in place before Thursday’s COVID lock down. 

So, to reinforce where we are as a Club effective midnight Saturday 21 November 2020 until advised otherwise: 

Sport and Education 

  • Club gym will remain closed (this will be reviewed early next week); 
  • Change rooms and showers are closed (other than essential toilet use); 
  • All training activities are suspended with no Club equipment to be removed from the Club for personal use; 
  • Carnival events scheduled for remainder of November 2020 will not go ahead as planned; and 
  • Face to face proficiencies and training activities (i.e. Bronze Course) are postponed. 

Bar and Bistro next week will continue to trade however: 

  • Bistro will take place Thursday and Friday nights with bookings essential and a 10 person maximum per booking in place; 
  • Club hours will change on Saturday 28 November 2020 (4pm to 8pm); 
  • Club capacity will be significantly reduced with the reintroduction of the 4m2 rule; 
  • No standing consumption of alcohol (inside and outside); 
  • Seated dining only; and 
  • All members and non-members must sign in on entry and on exit 

For further clarity, this weekend as the lock down remains in place on Saturday the bar will not be open and no training will occur. The bar will however be open from 4pm Sunday 22 November 2020 under the rules highlighted above. 

In the interest of public safety, roving patrols with reduced numbers have been authorised for Saturday and will occur as roving patrols only for all future patrols until advised otherwise. Club Captain Andrew Edwards will coordinate this with individuals as required. 

Further targeted information will be provided through our social media, website and text/email facilities to keep you updated. For further SA Government Restrictions information https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery

Stay safe and stay connected. 

Covid Update – Semaphore SLSC

We are sure by now you would all be across the latest announcement from the State Government putting in place a 6-day state lock down followed by a further 8 days (14 days in total) of lesser restrictions.

As this is the case no Club activities (training, education, patrolling, commercial operations etc) will occur nor shall anyone be permitted to visit or enter the Club from midnight tonight until the lock down ends.  Surf Life Saving SA has reinforced this position to all Club’s this afternoon.

As is the case with COVID Government directions they can change quickly and dramatically, and we will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with updates as we can.  This will include when the lock down ends and lesser restrictions are put in place and what they mean for our Club operations.

As always and particularly for the next 6 days, stay safe, follow the restrictions, and check in on each other within the rules.

Stay safe and stay connected.

Mouth watering specials at the Club Bistro this week

There’s no excuse not to make it down to the Club for a pre-Christmas celebration this week.  Check out the specials!

Mixed Grill with Salad & Chips – $19.00

Chicken Hawaiian Burger – Chicken with bacon, pineapple, cheese, lettuce & tomato served with Chips – $15.00

Nothing more to be said.  Get down to the Club Thur and/or Fri night from 6pm and enjoy the glorious food…oh and of course the view!

 

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

Functions at the Club

Following the re-opening of the Club in the last few months, interest in booking our Clubrooms for functions has been high.  Given the enhanced quality of the venue that has been created and our unbelievable location, it is not hard to understand why.  As a summer venue, our offering is certainly second to none.

So far we have hosted a Wedding for 120 guests, a 70th Birthday for one of Australia’s longest serving Female Senators, Engagement and Birthday Parties, as well as a celebration event for 30 years at Point Malcolm Reserve.  As a Club we are now coming into our busiest period, with several Saturday night events before Christmas.

The functions have been held for a mixture of past and present Club Members as well as members of our local community.  We have been able to showcase what a great club Semaphore SLSC truly is.  The success of these events has only been possible with the help of many of our members, who have performed a number of tasks pre and post functions.  There are too many individuals to mention, but it is really humbling when we receive such tremendous feedback from guests as to how accommodating and helpful Club Members are.   From tasks including moving tables and chairs around before a function, vacuuming the floors prior to guests arriving (particularly after Nippers training), to serving in the Bar, and assisting the next day in letting Guest in to collect valuables.  All of these contributions have highlighted that we really are a ‘Family’ club.  Our Bar and Kitchen staff have also done a tremendous job in providing a great impression of our club.

Having said all of that, the flip side of having a successful opening and a high level of bookings, is that on Saturday evenings the bar is typically ‘closed off’ from around 7pm.  We do our best to ensure that the expectations of guests are managed and that they are aware that Saturday afternoons is generally the busiest time in the club for our members.  From time to time (like the Wedding in October), there may be occasions when we set up a ‘Wet Bar’ and Canteen downstairs.  The re-development of the clubrooms and the creation of the Rescue Ready Shed have facilitated other options in these circumstances.  However, it is important to recognise that the Club does exist for its members & whilst we do have some commercial realities with a financial commitment that a redevelopment generates, we try and strike a balance.

As mentioned earlier the coming month is a busy one for us, with a 21st Birthday Party for a past Junior member this Saturday (10th November) and a 40th Birthday party for 150 guests on the following Saturday (17th November).  Both of these functions will commence from 7.30pm.    We will endeavour to keep all members well informed of future Saturday night functions in upcoming Newsletters.

We thank you for your support and are looking to continued success in our new look facility.

Bar and Bistro in full swing – this week’s specials!

The Club Bar & Bistro are now back up in full swing, with the successful re-opening of the Bistro last Friday.  From this week, we return to our normal Thursday & Friday evening meal service, with Meals available from 6.00 pm.  With the weather forecast looking great for this week, what better place than the Semaphore SLSC to enjoy a brilliant meal with the sensational backdrop of the St Vincent’s Gulf.

Should you not be so hungry, the bar is well stocked with a wide variety of beverages to please all palates!!  All at awesome prices.

Bistro Weekly Specials – this week’s gems!!

Weekly Special # 1 – Grilled Chicken Breast with bacon, avocado & melted cheese, served with a jacket potato & salad for just $16.50

Weekly Special # 2 – Grilled Atlantic Salmon served with baby spinach and button mushrooms, finished with a yummy hollandaise sauce – $20.00