15 January 2021

Office Hours:  Monday and Friday 1pm - 3pm, and Wednesday 4pm - 5.30pm
Club Night:          Wednesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Bowls Palmerston North

(See below for opening times and activities over January)

On behalf of President Peter and your Executive we wish you a


We hope 2021 will be a change for the better.  😉

Our PNRSA Office opens on Wednesday 20th January at 4:00pm,  then  Friday 22nd at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Office is Closed on Monday 25th as it is Wellington Anniversary Day

Back to normal from Wednesday 27th from 4:00pm, Mondays and Fridays 1:00pm - 3:00pm 

First Club evening for PNRSA is Wednesday 20th from 4:00pm

WEDNESDAY 27th RSA BBQ, $7.00pp. You are welcome to bring your partner or family members. See below for more details.

Membership and Subscriptions

Did you forget to pay your subscription? this was due on the 1st July 2020. You can pay by internet banking or cash at the office. We do not have EFTPOS. Bank  Account for internet banking: PNRSA (2014)Inc: 06 0746 0384063 00.  Put your name and last four digits of your membership number in the reference.

Membership: 80yrs to 90yrs, Widow's & Widowers of Returned and Service pay $20.00 for this year. Those who were paying $45.00 will now be paying $35.00 for this year.

If you know you are not financial, please pay as soon as possible.

We have quite a lot of membership cards waiting in the office for pick up. If you have been waiting for your card please ring the office to check to see if it has arrived.  If you are going away and want to visit another RSA or Club: you will need your card.


When the Bowls PN are open over the summer months, you are welcome to go into the lounge and partake of a cool drink or two 😀

They now have new carpet which I'm sure will brighten up their lounge. 😁

Also our RSA Memorabilia has been put in place, so come down and see on the 20th January from 4pm.

Other Good Stuff Coming Up

The RSA BBQ will be held on Wednesday evening, 27th January 2021 after the Ode at 6:00pm. Members of Bowls Palmerston North are also invited to attend this fun evening. 

To help the ladies (Rosemary, Barbara, Inez) in the Activity team, it would be appreciated if you would ring the office (06 354 8271) and give the number attending.


For your diary*: The Engineer Corps Memorial Centre as part of the RNZE Charitable Trust and in partnership, with the PN City Library will continue to host these presentations in Level 2 (Heritage Section of the City Library and Globe Theatre 

* 11th February  Midday - "The Knife Edge - Battle for Crete, by Dr Aaron Fox, this was Postponed from May & August 2020


F Gray (Emily)

C D Wilson (Chris)

B A Goldstone (Barbara)

D J Buchanan (Dermot)

K A McMutrie (Keith)

P Ngataki (Puhirawaro)

A L Drysdale (Andrea)

G H Farley (James)

V M Oliver (Veronica)

G Findon  (Greg)

D B MacEwan (Don)

M R Marsh (Mohi)

N Dymock (Nicholas)

M G V Neiper (Matthew)

B L Brady (Brent)

L Thomas (Leigh)

P McPaike (Trish)

I V Cunningham (Eda)

PNRSA Welfare Trust

Located at the Senior Citizens Hall in Main Street (opposite Globe Theatre). Re-opens on the 2nd February 2021 from 9.45 - 11.45am, and thereafter from 9.45 am - 11.45 am  on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The National Bowel Screening Programme is for men and women aged 60-74 years To find out more: freephone 0800 924 432 or

RNZRSA Events Update

A reminder that the following sports events are still going to proceed subject to any Covid-19 rules that are in place at the time:

National Bowls Triples, Matamata RSA, 15th, 16th, 17th March 2021. (Registration and welcome day 14th March 2021). Entry Fee: $240 per team. Great location, great hospitality.
Contact: Secretary/Manager: Gayle Dickson, E:, T: 07 888 7190

Kelvin Grove Cemetery Cleaning HeadStones & Bronze Plaques

Ian is starting back the Restoration of the Soldiers Graves in Kelvin Grove on Saturday 16th January

If you can help this would be appreciated.

Roll up at 10:00am or phone for more info: 06 356 7517


Club Evenings are on Thursday from 6.30 pm – 9 pm Bar open.

If you wish to join this friendly group and have fun playing Pool, the subscription is $20.00

Bar will be open

Why not pop down and see them have some serious fun.


The Middle Wife

by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I  saw in my own second grade classroom a few years back. When I was a kid, I loved show-and-tell. So I always have a few sessions with my students. It helps them get over shyness and usually, show-and-tell is pretty tame. Kids bring in pet turtles, model airplanes, pictures of fish they catch, stuff like that. And I never, ever place any boundaries or limitations on them. If they want to lug it in to school and talk about it, they're welcome. Well, one day this little girl, Erica, a very bright, very outgoing kid, takes her turn and waddles up to the front of the class with a pillow stuffed under her sweater.
She holds up a snapshot of an infant. 'This is Luke, my baby brother, and I'm going to tell you about his birthday.' 'First, Mom and Dad made him as a symbol of their love, and then Dad put a seed in my Mom's stomach, and Luke  grew in there. He ate for nine months through an umbrella cord.' She's standing there with her hands on the pillow, and I'm trying not to laugh and wishing I had my camcorder with  me. The kids are watching her in amazement. 'Then, about two Saturdays ago, my Mom starts going, 'Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh!' Erica puts a hand behind her back and  groans. 'She walked around the house for, like an hour, 'Oh, oh, oh!' (Now this kid is doing a hysterical duck walk and groaning.) 'My Dad called the middle wife. She delivers babies, but she doesn't have a sign on the car like the Domino's man. They got my Mom to lie down in bed like this.' (Then Erica lies down with her back against the wall.) 'And then, pop! My Mom had this bag of water she kept in there in case he got thirsty, and it just blew up and spilled all over the bed, like psshhheew!' (This kid has her legs spread with her little hands miming water flowing away. It was too much!)'Then the middle wife starts saying 'push, push,' and 'breathe, breathe.’ They started counting, but never even got past ten. Then, all of a sudden, out comes my brother. He was covered in yucky stuff that they all said it was from Mom's play-centre, so there must be a lot of toys inside there. When he got out, the middle wife spanked him for crawling up in there in the first place.' Then Erica stood up, took a big theatrical bow and returned to her seat.
I'm sure I applauded the loudest. Ever since then, when it's Show-and-tell day, I bring my camcorder, just in case another 'Middle Wife' comes along.

Now you have two choices: laugh and close this page or pass this along to someone else to spread the laughs. I know what I did!!!