NEWSLETTER

21st June 2020

Office Hours:  Monday and Friday 1pm - 3pm, and Wednesday 4pm - 5.30pm

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

If you know of members that don't have email please let them know we are restarting club evening from the 10th June.

A NOTE FROM VAL

Keep safe:   Don't forget if you go out, to put in your diary where you went and the date.  

Maybe the weather was an issue - they didn't have enough members to have the Quiz last Wednesday. The BPN lounge is lovely and warm, it's a matter of going from one warm lounge to another and wrap up in between 😀

Coming Up:

Wednesday 24th June: Soup and Scone $5.00pp, come on down for friendly chatter.

Over the next weeks the Activities team, Rosemary, Barbara & Inez hope to get out a program.

If you know of anyone that can entertain us for around 40 or so minutes please let the girls know and email  rsa@inspire.net.nz, or if you have any ideas for activities, please let us know.

I have had a few members asking about the subscriptions.  I found out that a number did not get the Newsletter that had the new prices for 2020/21 year.  For the life of me I know I sent it out and now can not find it anywhere!!!

Computers are great when they work well or maybe 🤔it is the person who is using the computer 😵

So rather than have the PNRSA Phone ringing off the hook information as follows:

Your committee resolved to reduce subscriptions for the coming year as follows:

Those that were paying $45.00 now will pay $35.00

The 80 to 90 age group and Widows & Widowers of Returned or Service were paying $25.00 now will pay $20.00

New subscription prices will be reviewed at the end of the 2020-2021 financial year.

The subscription, as above, is due on the 1st July 2020

We do not have EFTPOS. You can pay it by cash at the office or internet banking:

PNRSA (2014) Inc

06 0746 0384063 00.

Please include your name and membership number as references.

PNRSA WELFARE TRUST at the Senior Citizens - Main Street opposite Globe Theatre

Open from 9.45 am - 11.45 am  Tuesday and Friday

TREASURER

Now we have plenty of time on our hands and minds please give it some thought  for  when we get back to normal.  Assistance is required from a member that has a wee bit of Accounting skills that would like to join the committee as our Treasurer.

It is not a huge job BUT more so to relieve Gordon of this extra work that he does not need. He also is our membership coordinator and that job is a job on its own. He also helps with other jobs behind the scene.  Please give it some thought. If you can help, please put your name forward.  email rsa.@inspire.net.nz

Webmaster

We are also still looking for someone to keep our Website up and running. If you can help please get in touch by email rsa@inspire.net.nz 

REMINDER

Subscriptions expire on 30 June 2020 and are due for payment on the 1st July 2020. These can be paid by internet banking

to Account: PNRSA (2014) Inc  06 0746 038406300. Please add your name and membership number as references.

NOTICES

Please take note of the information below.

As New Zealand has a high rate of bowel cancer there is a roll-out of a National Bowel Screening Programme across NZ, which started for our region (MidCentral Health) November last year.  COVID 19 interrupted things for us all, including this programme, but now this is back on track.  Taking part in this screening programme can be an opportunity to pick up a concern early and has already saved hundreds of lives in NZ.  We are wanting your help to get the message out for people that this programme is available. It is a simple test that they do at home every two years for all 60-74-year-old men and woman who are eligible for free health care in NZ.  You don’t have to register.  The invitation and a test will be sent to people at home.  

Anne Cleland, CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER - BOWEL SCREEN
Cancer Screening, Treatment and Support 
27 Amesbury Street Palmerston North 4410

Ph: (06) 350 1574, Extn: 6574

Mobile: 0274713011

JOKES

Two factory workers are talking. The woman says, "I can make the boss give me the day off." The man replies, "And how would you do that?" The woman says, "Just wait and see." She then hangs upside down from the ceiling. The boss comes in and says, "What are you doing?" The woman replies, "I'm a light bulb." The boss then says, "You've been working so much that you've gone crazy. I think you need to take the day off." The man starts to follow her and the boss says, "Where are you going?" The man says, "I'm going home, too. I can't work in the dark."

An American tourist walks out of a Mexican train station when he notices he isn't wearing his watch. A Mexican man is resting under a sombrero under a nearby tree with his donkey. The American approaches the Mexican and asks, "Excuse me, do you know what time is?" The Mexican looks at the donkey, grabs its testicles and replies, "4:30." The American asks, "How do you know that?" The Mexican replies, "Well you get a handful of the donkeys' testicles and lift them up so you can see that clock across the street."

An Indian cab driver picked up a Japanese man from a hotel. Along the way, they saw a Honda motorcycle overtake the taxicab and the Japanese guy said, "Motorcycle very fast, made in Japan." Then a Toyota car overtook the taxicab and the Japanese guy said, "Car very fast, made in Japan." When they reached the destination the fare was 1500 rupees. The Japanese man thought the ride was would only cost 500 rupees. He asked the driver why the ride was so expensive. The driver said, "Meter very fast, made in India."

An excerpt from the  Autumn issue of the RSA Review

One of the huge changes that have taken place in the last decade has been presenting the RSA Club as "open to all generations". The four core values of the RSA may be described under four corresponding headings - Commemoration, Compassion, Camaraderie, and Community.  We honour and remember people who made the ultimate sacrifice in several wars.  That doesn't mean we "glorify war"; far from it. 

  • Commemoration: on ANZAC Day and Armistice Day emphasises the awful waste of human lives as well as the fact those lives were given so that we may live in peace and freedom.

  • Compassion: By 1916, it was realised that so many of the men returning from WW1 would need support in terms of pension allowance, medical help, and family matters. this is now known as RSA Support Services.

  • Camaraderie: Until a few years ago, the RSA was seen as an exclusive "haven" where veterans could meet others with whom they shared similar experiences.  But as the number of veterans decreased, membership was opened to non-veterans and where possible, RSA clubs changed to meet all the criteria of a desirable social venue.  That's where you can help.  By patronising the amenities provided and encouraging others to join, you will help to keep your local RSA club alive.

  • Community:  The RSA could have a visible presence at local events.  that sort of participation will help keep the RSA "brand" positive in the eyes of our communities.