Welcome to the June 2015 newsletter.
Saturday 8th August 2015 Chunuk Bair Day and Charter Parade STRATFORD – Those wishing to attend the Stratford Parade are asked to Fall In at 9.30am by the pools.
NEW PLYMOUTH: Fall In 1.30pm at the Defence Force Office. Further details will be in the August newsletter.
THIS WAS POSTPONED ON 21ST JUNE BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER CONDITIONS
IT IS NOW ON 19TH JULY
Gathering time is 10.30am at the Wanganui RSA club ready for March Off at 10.45am to the Memorial Hall. There will be a brief service during which a wreath will be laid by the NZ Army Assn, and an invitation will be extended to other organisations or individuals to place wreaths or floral tributes at this time also. There will be a hot roast meal available for lunch between 1pm and 1.30pm and this will be followed by an afternoon of fellowship with entertainment and guest speakers.
COSTS: A universal charge of $25 per person.
Buses are available for travel to Wanganui leaving from Waitara RSA Club at 8am , Tasman Club at 8am and South Taranaki RSAQ Club at 9am. If you previously booked and paid for your ticket for the 21st June it will still stand but please let us know if you intend to go by bus or car if you did not book for the previous date. Medals and berets to be worn.
WHAT IS ON WITHIN THE RSA
RSA CLUB NIGHTS
RSA Club nights are held at the Tasman Club rooms, Octavius Place, on Friday nights in conjunction with the Tasman Club. We have raffles, the bar is open and delicious affordable meals are available.
RSA DAY (formerly Vets’ Day)
This is usually held monthly, from 1.30pm – 4pm and is held at the Tasman Club. This is a great opportunity for fellowship. Afternoon tea is provided. Transport is available; please contact Tony Kivell, on 755-2813 if you need a ride. The next RSA Day will be 3rd August.
Third Wednesday of the month, (excepting August and December, when the group have a luncheon). Coffee morning starts at 10am at Tasman Club, for fellowship and guest speaker.
RNZ NAVAL ASSOCIATION (TARANAKI BRANCH)
Meet third Monday of the month at Cobb & Co. for lunch.
Contact Trevor Wylde for info 751-5595
NORTH TARANAKI KING EMPIRE VETERANS (KEV)
Contact: President Trevor Wylde 751-5595 or Secretary Wink Burgess 758-0541
NPRSA POPPY TRUST & SUPPORT TRUST
Funds from both Trusts are available for distribution, by the trustees to Returned & Service persons and their dependants who require financial assistance with costs relating to health issues and independent living. Application forms for assistance are available from the Office or phone 758-3538 for one to be posted out to you.
There has been high demand for the services of Ida and Tony Kivell in mounting medals. There is a delay in getting some supplies from our suppliers because of the high demand throughout New Zealand. So unfortunately this carries on to a delay in the medals being mounted. If you require your medals or your family members medals’ mounted for next year, please get them in early because there will be also be extra interest with the celebration of 100 years of ANZAC day. Please drop them off to me at the Office where the medals are noted in a book and receipted, then Tony and Ida Kivell work their magic on your medals and they are returned to you looking fabulous.
SUPPORT or HOSPITAL VISITORS
If you know of someone that requires a visit, or if someone is in hospital, please contact the Office. Thank you to those who call in with people’s name when they are in hospital.
This is starting up at the Tasman Club. There will be games on Tuesdays at 1.30pm, Fridays at 3pm and Sundays at 1pm. Daily costs is $5 per person but you can join the club for $140 for the season.
BADGES, PINS, CALENDARS, TIES & MEDAL HOLDERS
We have had a great response to the sale of the poppy/fern pins, we do have a good supply in now if you would like to purchase any for your New Zealand friends and family overseas.
LAST POST: WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Peter Tanswell NZ8438, Peter Duke 442691
We extend our sympathy to our members who have lost their loved ones over the last month.
NP RSA Office
Ground Floor Tasman Club, 35 Octavius Place.
Hours: Monday–Friday 9am – 12pm
If you require anything but are unable to call in please ring me on 758-3538 and I can arrange for a visitor to come to you.