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Rotorua RSA
New Members Welcome
December 2014
“People Helping People”
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willingly, others were strongly
debated. We believe we had no
alternative but to make those changes
in order to comply and survive.
Presidents Pen – December
Introduction 2014 is almost a done
deal, and now we must start to
contemplate what 2015 will bring us.
Throughout 2014 I have written and
spoken at length on a range of topics.
The following are some of them:
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Constitution A major re-write of the
constitution is now under way as the
current one is hopelessly out of date.
The proposed changes will be
presented at an Extra-Ordinary General
Meeting (EGM) on Saturday 14 March
prior to the AGM. Each change will be
presented
separately,
debated,
amended, commented upon and then
put to the vote.
Our financial circumstances
Cost cutting measures
Price increases/reductions
Daily Santa Claus visits to the
RSA now off the roster with
visits only once a year – to your
place only commencing 25
December 2014
Measures to improve our
financial circumstances
Seismic concerns
Parking
Legislation changes
The financial implications of
those changes
Change and the effects those
changes have had and will have
on sub-clubs and other aspects
of the RSA 'Modus Operandi'
Measures taken to attract people
to our RSA
Entertainment
WW100
Take-over of the Restaurant; to
mention but a few
MMP One of the key considerations
for the constitution will be the
introduction of MMP (Mixed Member
Proportion). At the AGM 2014 there
were barely enough nominations to fill
the Executive Committee positions and
only one Associate Member submitted
his name for the House Committee.
For a number of years there have been
several comments made that the RSA
should have a one committee set-up. I
believe that, that time has come and
this will be put up for debate and
perhaps acceptance. It will be a radical
re-think; probably cause one's eyes to
water but is the way of the future
(Refer to Economic Viability in the
Presidents Pen column the July 2014
Club newsletter). The committee may
be made up of no more than 9
members, 5 of whom must be Returned
or Ex-Services members. One of these
5 members will be the President; why?
The President is the head of the RSA
and is consulted quite often,
particularly by civic dignitaries and
community leaders, and is required to
Some of the issues that were
mentioned brought about a lot of
debate, comment and sometimes
criticism. I am grateful for the
feedback, suggestions and responses.
Some of the changes that were
proposed
and
implemented
to
accommodate the above were accepted
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give information about military
protocol, procedure and customs.
Cenotaph on Tuesday 11 November.
Todd McLay, our local MP, Fletcher
Tabuteau(NZ First), the Mayor, CEO
Geoff Williams, Councillors, our local
cadet units, several veterans, families
and the general public were in
attendance. Of historical significance
was the appointment of Cadet Sergeant
Major(WO2) Tallison Tarrant of the
Rotorua District Cadet Unit as the
parade marshal.
AGM
Immediately following the
EGM the Annual General Meeting will
commence. The AGM will contain the
following items:
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Finance Report
Reports
Election of Life Member
Election of Officers
Appointment of Auditor
Appointment of Club Solicitor
Etc.
Raffles
With the embarrassing
increase in the number of unsold
Thursday meat raffle tickets the
following measures will be introduced
with effect 15 Jan 2015:
Blues Club
The Blues Club
originally held their 'Jam Sessions” at
the Belgian Bar. When the bar closed
the Club was left looking for a new
home. An approach was made to our
RSA and we are trialling one
Wednesday night per month sessions
with them. We appreciate the cooperation of the RSA Dance Club.
 Meat prizes reduced from 33 to
20 packs
 Number of tickets reduced from
200 to 100 (Numbered 1–100)
 Different varieties of meat packs
introduced
 Those persons who have
permanent numbers between
101 - 200 are requested to liaise
with the office/ticket sellers
before 15 January 2015 to be reallocated an open number in the
range 1-100 or to opt out.
Cadet Commemoration This year
marks 150 years of the military cadet
movement in NZ. Our own local units
compromising Rotorua District Cadet
Unit, 75 and 29 Air Training Corps
paraded on Sunday 9 November at the
Cenotaph to commemorate this event.
Many of our members would have cut
their eye teeth at high schools where
cadet military training activities were
held some years ago. Reina and I
attended this historic event and we
were impressed by the cadets dress and
bearing.
Note: This new arrangement will be
trialled over a period of time and may
be varied where circumstances allow.
Snooker Tournament
Over the
period 7-9 November our snooker club
hosted
the
Masters
Snooker
Tournament. Attendance was about 50
players and some keen competition
was evident.
Armistice Day This important and
historic day was commemorated with
due ceremony and poignancy at the
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Peace-keepers
Last month on
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Saturday 22 we hosted a peacekeepers social afternoon. The purpose
of the social was to acknowledge all
NZ'ers who had represented their
country on peace-keeping missions
around the world be it UN or NZ
sponsored. A small number of persons
attended which included some family
members. It is hoped this will repeated
again in the New Year.
commemorates one hundred years
since the April 25/26 1915 Gallipoli
landings. By displaying this medal on
your membership cards it is one way
we can acknowledge our Anzac
forefathers.
Drink-Drive Legislation This is yet
another reminder that the new drinkdriving legislation is now in effect and
it means that what you could drink
before and be legal to drive has now
been halved. Please use the courtesy
vehicle or arrange for a safe driver to
get you home hassle free.
The Act Yes folks the dreaded 'Act'
has resurfaced again. This time it is to
do with food. In the past sub-clubs and
various interest groups have catered for
their own requirements. As from April
2015 that will no longer be possible.
Under new legislation called the 'Food
Handling & Hygiene Act 2014'
organisations such as ours will be held
responsible for any hygiene concerns
such as food poisoning. Whether the
food was brought into, prepared or
served on the premises by whomever,
we will be penalised accordingly for
any issues that arise. There will be no
exceptions and we will be putting into
place measures to ensure that we do
not fall foul of 'The Act.' What that
means is that all food brought into,
prepared and served in the RSA must
now be handled through the restaurant.
Please do be not be upset at us for this
new ruling effective April 2015. We
are not responsible for its enactment,
only for its implementation.
Street Alterations
Work on
revamping Haupapa St is well under
way, hopefully this will reduce the
dangers faced when trying to get into
the parking area. Please exercise
patience and follow all re-direction
signs where applicable. If you have
any concerns or queries please direct
these RDC …not me or the RSA
Office. We do not own the streets or
control activities therein.
Gallipoli Star Our 2015 membership
cards will feature a photo of the
Gallipoli Star – 'The star which never
shone' (see photo later in this
newsletter).
This
medal
was
commissioned
by
Australian
Government, approved by King
George V but not permitted by the
British Government to recognise
Anzac troops who had taken part in the
Gallipoli
Campaign.
2015
Press Release
Your President has
once again gained international
notoriety with the recent news of that
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scoundrel Brian Smith alias Brian
Traynor who forgot to report back to
Springhill Prison after weekend leave
and took off to Chile. His father's name
was John and was interviewed at
length on TV news. Yes folks, John
Treanor oops John Traynor is not the
same one who is your President, thank
goodness.
It has been decided that as of Dec1st 2014 the
restaurant will offer buffet/ smorgasboard
lunches $16.00 per person and dinners $27.00
per person and on Sunday it will be a seafood
smorgasboard for $27.00. It will take a bit of fine
tuning by the staff but they are looking forward
to the challenge so please give them feedback so
they know how they are going because unless
they are told they won’t know it things are going
well or not and by the time it’s heard 2nd or 3rd
hand it can be too late so please roses or
brickbats will be welcome. The café will remain
the same.
Finally, this is my last Presidents Pen
for the year. I trust that the festive
season will be restful, peaceful and
enjoyable for you all. The next
newsletter will be in February 2015.
Sub Clubs: The rescheduled meeting will be
Thursday 4th December at 2pm.
John
Christmas Day Lunch: We have taken several
bookings for lunch and so a merry time will be
had by all of those attending. We can still take
bookings at this time.
Welcome to my Notes for December
Staff: Carla Savage started in the office
Wednesday 19th November and Jeni Flay starts as
Restaurant Manager Monday 1st December. We
welcome them both and hope they settle in with
us for a while. Please introduce yourselves to
both of them so they can become familiar with all
of our members and so they can look after you as
well as the rest of the staff do.
Functions: December is the month of Christmas
parties and end of year get-togethers and the
RSA is hosting various groups for their functions
so it will be very busy which is always good to
see.
Parking: As you will be aware the RDC is
remodelling the entrance/exit of our street so
you can only turn left in and out which has been
seen as a positive for RSA parking and also there
is the removal of tree’s which will create soon
extra parking also.
Membership Renewals: December 31st is not far
away and we finally have our membership cards
all ready to go, with reminders going out in the
next week or so but if you are here pop into the
office to renew your membership or pay at the
bar if the office is closed and we will post out
your new card.
Financial: The finance’s continue to be a trial at
times but because the RSA and the restaurant
have had some busy times it has eased the
burden a little.
I would just like to end by wishing everyone a
very Merry Christmas and a Safe & Happy New
Year and I thank you for your support in 2014 and
I look forward to seeing you all in 2015.
If you need information or clarification about
anything to do with the RSA please come and see
us.
Restaurant: Monday 24th Nov Glenis, Choppy,
Jeni and myself did a road trip to the Napier RSA
where we were met by Craig(CEO) and
Bev(Restaurant Manager) to go over their
operation and we have come back enthused
about the possibilities for our restaurant growth.
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Rotorua RSA Snooker
Club
Remember our motto is communication,
consolidation and consistency.
Office bearers are:
President
Secretary
Treasure
Club Captain
“Rotorua RSA it’s a better place to be”
Cathy Donoghue
Operation’s Manager
Tom Attwood
Maureen Collier
Tom Attwood
Tony Horton
Subs for the snooker sub club are $10.00
ROTORUA RSA
INDOOR BOWLS CLUB
Monday Snooker Meets at 1pm
Tuesday afternoon pork raffle $2 per ticket
Beautiful pork from Russell’s Meats
FOOTWEAR: FLAT SOLED SHOES OR SLIPPERS
For anyone who may be interested in
joining us
PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
TREASURER
CLUB CAPTAIN
New members are most welcome
Club competitions are held throughout the year
The Snooker Club welcomes anyone who
would like to participate in the sport
Eion Gainsford
Paul Crocott
June Marino
Eion Gainsford
KIWI WEIGHTWATCHERS
CLUB NIGHT – Every Monday
Names in by 6.45pm
Every Thursday in the RSA
Manahi Room at 5pm
CHAMPIONSHIPS AND TOURNAMENTS START
7PM
Enquires and new members welcome
Eion Gainsford – Phone 348-5502
Joining fee only $10.00,
There after $3.00 per week
Convener: Elsie Gathercole
Phone 345-7429
Flag 500
Meet every Tuesday at 1pm
Come along and have a go
New Members Welcome
Contact Valerie Nisbet
Meets 2nd Friday
of Every month
In the Manahi Room
At 1pm
If you are interested in joining an up
and coming association do not
hesitate to contact
Joy Wilkinson
Phone 349-1900
Marianas Cleaning Services
For all your cleaning requirements
Phone 027-668-8516
For a free,
No obligations quote
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Senior Citizens
Association Events 2013
Monday
Indoor Bowls
10.30am – 3pm
Thursday
Indoor Bowls
10am – 12.30pm
Saturday
Indoor Bowls
10am – 12pm
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND
NAVAL ASSOCIATION
We Meet Every
Friday at
1pm
A Get-Together & Meat Raffle
Wednesday Housie Ladies Lounge
Starts 1pm
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Colin Taylor
345-7599
Keith Gordon 345-6721
Don Gourlay 343-7541
We also have bus trips to other Senior
citizens clubs in the BOP
Geyserland Country
Music Club
This club meets on the third Sunday
of every month
1 – 4.30pm
RSA members and guests are invited
to join in the music if not a member
of the GCMA $4.00 fee applies
Te Arawa Maori Returned
Services League
Meets 2nd Saturday of every month
10am – Haane Manahi, DCM Room
If you wish to join or would like to know
more about this club, do not hesitate to
phone Te Kei Merito
GCMC members pay $2.00 for the
activities each afternoon
Contact Julie Hall
Phone 3502048
Normal RSA activities are available as
usual
President: Te Kei Merito 349-2699
Secretary: Sam Smith 075625840 or
02102470501
Social & Friendship
Group
Rotorua RSA (Inc)
Meeting every 1st and 3rd Friday of the
month in the Manahi Room
RSA followed
by Dancing & Good Music
Contact Raewyn 216-0455
Or Margaret 348-5882
PO Box 1037
1072 Haupapa St
Operations Manager
President
Vice President
Welfare Officer
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Phone 348-1055
Email [email protected]
Cathy Donohue
TP J Treanor
Bob Hutchison
Bob Hutchison
RSA Business
Hours
Office Mon – Fri
8.30am – 5.00pm
Meets every Friday night
Games Commence 7pm
If you would like to join, just come
along
Bar and Gaming Room
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
9am
9am
9am
9am
9am
1pm
5pm
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7pm
9pm
9pm
10pm
11pm
11pm
8pm
President
Reg Randall
Club Captain
Vice Club Captain
Treasurer
Secretary
Note: Bar opening hours may be adjusted
outside of the above hours subject to demand
and patronage within the bounds of ‘The Act’
347-9736
Pini Tahana
Waldo Elisaia
Bob Mckenzie
Tania Morris
ROTORUA RSA
DARTS CLUB
EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT AT 7PM
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OR
JUST HAVE A GO
COME AND TALK TO:
TANIA MORRIS, GED & JO NGARE
Phone: 350 2046
MONTHLY PROGRAMME
1st Wednesday of each month
Lunch 12pm/ Social Afternoon 1pm
Committee Meeting 1.15pm
Other Wednesday of the month
Social Afternoon 1pm
Rotorua RSA Dance Sports Club
Last Wednesday of the month
Afternoon Tea 1pm
4th Sunday of each month
Social Lunch / Guest Speaker 11am
Secretary/ Treasurer: Rick Thame
We have old time dancing every
Wednesday evening 7 to 9pm
And on
the first and third Sunday of the month
7pm to 9pm
07 347 6188
Everyone welcome, come & see what we are doing
Greg Ellwood Club Captain Ph. 3462744
www.facebook.com/RSARotoruaInc
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ROYAL NEW ZEALAND
AIR FORCE
ASSOCIATION (Inc)
We meet the first Saturday
of each month 10.00am at
Crowther House
Restaurant
the RSA
We would welcome former members of
the RNZAF to join us. If you would like
Your Host
to know more about our association
Phone 348-1055
please ring Jim or George
President:
Jim Comber
Lunch 12-2pm
Monday - Saturday
347 8265
Secretary: George Joseph 348 3280
Dinner 6 – 9pm
Every Night
Rotorua RSA Line
Dancing 2013
We Offer a full Buffet
Seafood Buffet Sunday 6 - 9pm
Tuesday Night Class
6pm – 7pm – Beginners Class
7pm – 8pm – Intermediates Class
Entry $2.00
Raffle $2.00
Lunch $16.00
Dinner $27.00
We cater for Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas
Parties and a wide range of Social functions
Come and Talk To Us About Your Function
Needs
Wednesday Morning Class
9.30am – 11.30am General Class
Entry $1.00 – Raffle $1.00
Enquiries – Anne Hogg
Phone 348-4246
It is during our darkest moments
that we must focus to see the light.
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Date Duty
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13th
20th
27th
Entertainment
Ron H
Rodgers & Co
Solicitors
Alister Y
Wayne D
Wally M
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Driving Force
Rotorua RSA would like to
thank and acknowledge the
following organisations for
their continued support:
Russell’s Quality Meats
149 Fairy Springs Road
Ritchies Coachlines
29 Salisbury Rd
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Iles Casey
Monteith’s Beer
Now Available on Tap
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ROYAL NEW ZEALAND
NAVAL ASSOCIATION
Rotorua RSA 2015
Membership
We Meet Every Friday at 1pm
A Get-Together & Meat Raffle
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Returned/ Service Member
….$25
Colin Taylor
345-7599
Keith Gordon 345-6721
Don Gourlay 343-7541
House/Associate Member
…….$35
RSA CAFÉ
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Any person over age 18 is
welcome to apply for
membership
9am – 2pm
9am – 2pm
9am – 2pm
9am – 2pm
9am – 2pm
CLOSED
CLOSED
We also do Youth
Memberships
Rotorua RSA Confrence
Rooms
Note: Cafe opening hours may be extended
subject to demand and patronage
In the end we only regret
the chances we didn’t take
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Catering upon request
Affordable prices
Book your next confrence with
us
1072 Haupapa Street
Phone (07)348-1055
Cucumbers…. Did you know?
1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins
you need every day, just one cucumber
contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin
B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid,
Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium,
Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
2. Feeling tired in the afternoon? Put down
the caffeinated soda and pick up a
cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of
B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can
provide that quick pick-me-up that can last
for hours.
3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging
up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber
slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the
fog and provide a soothing, spa-like
fragrance.
4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your
planting beds? Place a few slices in a small
pie tin and your garden will be free of pests
all season long. The chemicals in the
cucumber react with the aluminum to give
off a scent undetectable to humans but drive
garden pests crazy and make them flee the
area.
5. Looking for a fast and easy way to
remove cellulite before going out or to the
pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of
cucumbers along your problem area for a
few minutes, the phytochemical in the
cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to
tighten, firming up the outer layer and
reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works
great on wrinkles too!!!
been used for centuries and often used by
European trappers, traders and explores for
quick meals to thwart off starvation.
8. Have an important meeting or job
interview and you realize that you don’t
have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub
a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its
chemicals will provide a quick and durable
shine that not only looks great but also
repels water.
9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky
hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it
along the problematic hinge, and voila, the
squeak is gone!
10. Stressed out and don’t have time for
massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up
an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling
pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients
from the cucumber will react with the
boiling water and released in the steam,
creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that
has been shown to reduce stress in new
mothers and college students during final
exams.
11. Just finish a business lunch and realize
you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice
of cucumber and press it to the roof of your
mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to
eliminate bad breath, the photochemical
will kill the bacteria in your mouth
responsible for causing bad breath.
12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your
faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice
of cucumber and rub it on the surface you
want to clean, not only will it remove years
of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it
won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you
fingers or fingernails while you clean.
6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible
headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before
going to bed and wake up refreshed and
headache free. Cucumbers contain enough
sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to
replenish essential nutrients the body lost,
keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding
both a hangover and headache!
13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take
the outside of the cucumber and slowly use
it to erase the pen writing, also works great
on crayons and markers that the kids have
used to decorate the walls!
7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or
evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have
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Catholic Heart Attack
A man suffered a serious heart attack and had open heart bypass surgery.
He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at a Catholic
Hospital.
As he was recovering, a nun asked him questions regarding how he was going to pay
for his teatment.
She asked if he had health insurance. He re;oied, in a raspy voice, ‘No health
insurance.”
The nun asked if he had money in the bank. He replied ‘No money in the bank.’
The nun asked, ‘Do ou have a relative who could help you?’
He said, ‘I only have a spinster sister, who is a nun…’
The nun became agitated and announced loudly, ‘Nuns are not spinsters!
Nuns are married to God’.
The patient replied, ‘Send the bill to my brother-in-law.’
Armistice Day Marked by service
By Mathew Martin (Rotorua Daily post November 12, 2014
Rotorua remembered the men and women who laid down their lives to protect New
Zealand's freedom at an Armistice Day ceremony yesterday.
The commemoration was held at the cenotaph in the Government Gardens and was
led by Rotorua RSA president John Treanor with guest speakers including mayor
Steve Chadwick, RSA chaplin the Reverend Tom Poata, and MPs Todd McClay and
Fletcher Tabuteau.
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Ninety-six years ago yesterday, a truce was signed between Great Britain, its allies,
and the German Empire to officially end World War I - on the 11th hour of the 11th
day of the 11th month of 1918.
Sadly, the terrible lessons of the first "Great War" were ignored and millions more
died little more than 20 years later during World War II.
Like Anzac Day, Armistice Day is a day to remember all of those people who fought
and died for their country in the many conflicts New Zealanders have fought in.
Royal New Zealand Navy veteran Bob McKenzie said he tried to attend every
Armistice Day and Anzac Day commemoration he could.
Mr McKenzie saw service on the HMNZS Royalist in Malaya and Vietnam during
his career in the navy between 1956 and 1962.
He also had two uncles who served during World War II.
"You don't really think about it - you just go. They will always be important to me,"
he said.
Young Rotorua army cadet Maia Carrington said she wanted to join the services as a
medic after she had completed her schooling at John Paul College.
She said it was important for young people to remember and respect the contribution
veterans had made to the country in times of war.
More than 100,000 New Zealanders served overseas during World War I, about
18,500 were killed.
Bob
McKenzie and 14-year-old cadet Maia Carrington pay their respects to Rotorua's fallen soldiers at an
Armistice Day ceremony.
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OSBORNES FUNERAL HOME
07 348 3600
07 3483125
Fax 07 348 3125
e-mail: [email protected]
The business was established in 1981 as
Rotorua Funeral Home, Located in a state house at 197 Old Taupo Rd
Agewise Driver Refresher Course
9.30am – 2.30pm (10-15 people)
Update on Road Rules
The course is free and includes morning tea and lunch
Natasja du Plessis (RDC)
Phone: 351-8227
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December Calendar 2014
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
1
2
3
10.30am
1pm to 4pm
Senior Citizens Assn
Indoor bowls
Flag 500
5pm Snooker
6pm M/ship Draw
Line Dancing
9.30am
Line Dancing
1pm
Senior Citizens Assn
Housie
1pm KEV – Social
Afternoon
7pm Rotorua Blues
Club
1pm
Monday Snooker
7pm
Indoor Bowls
Thu
4
10am Senior
Citizens Assn Indoor Bowls
4pm Door Draw
5.30pm Meat
Raffles
6pm M/ship Draw
7pm Darts
Dance Sports
Ω
Fri
5
Sat
6 Duty – Ron H
10am Senior
4pmDoor Draw
6pm
M/ship Draw
Friday Kitty
7pm 8 Ball
Ω
RSA Music
RSA Music
Citizens Assn –
Indoor Bowls
Air force Assn
Meeting
6pm 8 Ball
Darts
M/ship Draw
Door Draw
Royal NZ Naval Assn
- Xmas Party
7
8
7pm to 9pm
9.00- 3.00
Dance Sports
Club
All welcome
Senior Citizens Assn
Monday Snooker
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9
1pm
1.30pm Social
Afternoon
7pm
1pm to 4pm
Indoor Bowls ~ Club
night
Flag 500
5pm Snooker
6pm M/ship Draw
Line Dancing
15
16
10
9.30am
Line Dancing
1pm KEV Social
Gathering
1pm
Senior Citizens Assn Housie
7pm Dance Sports
Club
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11
12
13 Duty – Alister Y
10am Senior
Citizens Assn Indoor Bowls
4pm Door Draw
5.30pm Meat
Raffles
6pm M/ship Draw
6.30 Quiz Night
7pm Darts
1pm Royal NZ Naval
Assn - Get Together
4pmDoor Draw
6pm
M/ship Draw
Friday Kitty
7pm 8 Ball
10am Senior
Ω
Ω
RSA Music
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10am Women’s
Monday Snooker
Section Committee
Meeting
1.30 Women’s
Section Social
Afternoon
7pm
1pm to 4pm
Indoor Bowls ~
Flag 500
5pm Snooker
6pm M/ship Draw
Line Dancing
10.30am
Senior Citizens Assn
Indoor bowls
1pm
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9.30am
Line Dancing
1pm
Senior Citizens Assn
-Housie
1pm KEV – Social
Afternoon
7pm Dance Sports
Club
10am Senior
Citizens Assn Indoor Bowls
4pm Door Draw
5.30pm Meat
Raffles
6pm M/ship Draw
7pm Darts
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RSA Music
RSA Music
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RSA Music
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1pm Royal NZ Naval
Assn - Get Together
1pm Merchant Navy
Assn - Meeting
4pmDoor Draw
6pm
M/ship Draw
6.30 RSA Social
Group Meet
Friday Kitty
7pm 8 Ball
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Citizens Assn –
Indoor Bowls
6pm 8 Ball
Darts
M/ship Draw
Door Draw
10am Senior
Citizens Assn –
Indoor Bowls
6pm 8 Ball
Darts
M/ship Draw
Door Draw
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RSA Music
RSA Music
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4pmDoor Draw
6pm
M/ship Draw
Friday Kitty
7pm 8 Ball
6pm 8 Ball
10.30am
1pm-4.30pm
Geyser land
Country
Music Club
Senior Citizens Assn
Indoor bowls
Tauranga Home
Game
5pm Snooker
6pm
M/ship Draw
Line Dancing
1pm
7pm to 9pm
Monday Snooker
Dance Sports
Club
7pm
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7PM Monday
Snooker
M/ship Draw
Line Dancing
7pm Dance Sports
Club
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HAPPY
NEW
YEAR!
Driving Force
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HO HO HO
MERRY
CHRISTMAS!
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RSA Music
M/ship Draw
Door Draws
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RSA Music
ROTORUA RSA (INC)
Member Information
Standard Of Dress: No hats are permitted in the club rooms. There may be an exemption if the hat is an integral part
of the woman’s outfit or for a special occasion.
Signing In: Full members do not need to sign in however your membership card must be on you at all times. All guests
must sign in and ensure they hold onto their signed chit throughout their visit. The chit must be able to be produced
upon request from staff, Committee Members, Law Enforcement or a member of the Regional Licencing Authority. In
accordance to our Licence, pokies may not be played or alcohol consumed if a membership card or chit is not held.
Breach of this could close your club down.
Serving Personnel: Any person currently serving in either the NZ Defence Forces or the NZ Police Force may be
admitted in accordance with these rules. Local visitors may be signed in on one day per month with the maximum
number of three (3) visits in a six (6) month period. If visits extend this period, they must apply for membership.
Pokies: Strictly adults 18 years and over who hold a guest chit or membership card, may play the pokies. Disregard to
this rule is a breach of our licence.
Children: Children are welcome upstairs in the restaurant at all times. The club is currently trialling a Children’s Policy.
During this time, children are welcome in the club under the following regulations:
 for the purposes of description, a child is a person 17 years or younger
 the care, behaviour and amusement of children while in the RSA remains the responsibility of the
parent(s) or care- giver
 children are not permitted to remain in the RSA after 6pm
 children are not to act in an unruly manner that causes a nuisance or disruption
 children are not to purchase any products from the bar but may purchase items from the cafe
 children are not permitted in the Gaming (Pokies) Area or play the Gaming Machines
 children are permitted to be in the Games Area but are not permitted to play on or use any 8 Ball,
Billiards/Snooker equipment/tables or Darts. The exception is children between the age of 13-17 years who
are undergoing formal and supervised training.
 Parent(s) and Care-Givers who have brought children into the RSA are to abide by all or any reasonable
requests given by a Committee Member or the Bar Duty Manager in respect to the behaviour of their
child/children
 failure to comply with any of the above will result in the parent(s) or care-giver being asked by a
Committee Member/Duty Bar Manager to remove them from the RSA premises
 none of the above applies to the RSA Restaurant
The ODE: Sixty years after its origins in 1941, the Remembrance Ceremony (as it is known today) is still one of the
most poignant observances of the RSA and a tribute to its members’ eternal pledge ‘We will remember them’. It is
recited Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Membership Draws: The Lucky Membership is drawn on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6pm. You must be
present to claim the prize if your number is drawn. If it is not claimed, it will jackpot to the next draw. The jackpot is
curbed at $600 at which time the draw must go.
Events: Keep an eye on the notice boards in your club and newsletters for the entertainment and events schedule.
Café: Great coffee and great food! No need for guests to sign in.
Please familiarize yourself with all amenities within the club and the Alcohol Act over the page.
Rotorua RSA Executive, staff and members extend a warm welcome to you and your guests
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ROTORUA RSA (INC)
An updated photo is required for your membership)
We being financial members of the Rotorua RSA do hereby nominate:
Full Name:
(Mr) (Mrs) (Ms)
Full Address:
Date of Birth
Phone Number
Alternate Number
Email Address
Name of Next of Kin
Phone Number
Have you done any Military Service? (eg CMT, TF, RF, NS, Police or Women’s Land
Army): If so, you don’t need to fill this form out – just produce a Statement of Service and
join up as a Service Member.
Disclaimer: On receipt of your membership fee, you will become a full member with full
membership rights. The Executive reserve the right to cancel your membership and return
your fee after your application has been placed on the notice board for 14 days and
objections have been duly called for.
If accepted as a House Member of the RSA I will abide by the Rules and Regulations of
the Rotorua RSA.
Applicant Signature
Date
Proposer Name
Proposer Signature
Member No.
Seconder Name
Seconder Signature
Member No.
Office Use Only
Member No.
Subs $35
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