NEWSLETTER

18th January 2020

Office Hours:  Monday and Friday 1pm - 4pm, and Wednesday 4pm - 5.30pm

Club Night:          Wednesday from 4:00pm onwards at Bowls Palmerston North

NOTICES

We are looking for someone that has the skills to take over updating our Website in the New Year. Tony has now moved to Hawke's Bay I'm sure he could talk you through how it works.  Tony has done the  set up, so  now it should be a simple program to follow.  If you can help please get in touch with the Office or email rsa@inspire.net.nz

Navy Reunion 2020      Thursday 13th February 2020

DID YOU SERVE IN HMNZS TAMAKI ON MOTUIHE ISLAND? 

A one-off reunion of all those who served in HMNZS TAMAKI on Motuihe Island, known as The Rock, during its period as a Navy training establishment from 1941 to 1963 will be held in Auckland 14-16 February 2020.  The reunion is aimed at bringing together those who experienced a unique time in their lives and the history of the RNZN.  As those who undertook their basic training on The Rock can attest, surviving the training was an experience that will never be forgotten. 

If you served on The Rock, either as a trainee or as Ship’s Company, and are interested in the reunion, please go to the RNZN Communicators website at www.rnzncomms.org, then click on ‘The ‘ROCK’ Reunion’ (in the black banner under the photos). From the drop-down menu you can find further information on the reunion in the Newsletters and Register for it.  Alternatively, if you would like information or a Registration Form in hard-copy form then please contact Gary Houghton via email at garydk@icloud.com or on telephone 022 3134634. 

FREE Personal Computer  COURSE,  FOR THOSE THAT ARE INTERESTED IN IMPROVING THEIR SKILLS. 10 February 2020, at Square Edge.

UPCOMING FUNCTIONS/EVENTS

Wednesday 22nd January "a Good Old Chin Wag" from 4pm

WEDNESDAY 29TH JANUARY BBQ Please email rsa@inspire.net.nz by the 27th January if you are coming, this will help for the catering.  $5.00pp pay on the night

PNRSA Members and their Guests are welcome to use the Bowls Palmerston North Bar when they are open.

Ring to check 06 354 2695  

Bar Hours
Fri 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Sun 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Mon 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tues 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed 4:00pm - 8-00pm

The Bar may not be open or hours may be altered due to changes to or cancellation of games or
events/functions. Check with the Bowling Club at the number above.

JOKE

George came home drunk one night, slid into bed beside his sleeping wife and fell into a deep slumber. He awoke before the Pearly Gates, where St Peter said, "You died in your sleep, George" George was stunned. "I'm dead?      No I can't be!   I've too much to life for. Send me back!" St Peter said "I'm sorry, but there's only one way you can go back,and that is as a chicken." George was devastated, but begged St Peter to send him to a farm near his home.

The next thing he knew, he was covered with feathers, clucking and pecking the ground.  A Rooster strolled past. "So , you're the new hen, huh? How's your first day here?"  "Not bad"  replied George the hen, "but I have this strange feeling inside, Like I'm going to explode!"

You're ovulating," explained the Rooster.  Don't tell me you've never laid and egg before?"

"Never,' said George. "Well, just relax and let it happen,' says the Rooster. 'It's no big deal.'

He did, and a few uncomfortable seconds later, out popped an egg!  He was overcome with emotion as he experienced motherhood. He soon laid another egg -- his joy was overwhelming. As he was about to lay his third egg,  he felt a smack on the back of his head, and heard..... "George, wake up!  You've pooped the bed!!" GETTING OLD JUST AIN'T WHAT THEY SAID IT WOULD BE !!

DON'T FORGET THE DATE FOR THE PALMERSTON NORTH TATTOO IS FAST TO APPROACHING. HAVE YOU GOT YOUR TICKET?

NZ Military Tattoo

Central Energy Trust Arena

Palmerston North

 Saturday, 4 April 2020, 6:30pm

 A Uniquely New Zealand Experience

New Zealand's biggest military spectacular is coming to Palmerston North City. Don't miss out on this once-in-a lifetime show celebrating our nation's defence heroes.

Experience an inspiring musical extravaganza bringing together more than 600 performers from around New Zealand who will showcase our military and cultural heritage.

Rangitane iwi will welcome the multitudes to the show that will feature:

  • the New Zealand Army Band
  • Royal New Zealand Air Force Band
  • Royal New Zealand Navy Band
  • national pipe, brass and drum bands from around the country.

All this will be complemented by an Honour Guard, an acknowledgement of the Maori Battalion, a New Zealand police dog demonstration, and an Air Force fly-over.

Powhiri starts at 5.30pm

Main event starts 6.30pm

For more information, go to:  https://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/event/details/198189/new-zealand-tattoo