4  October 2022

Office Hours:  Monday and Friday (except Public Holidays) 1pm - 3pm, and Wednesday 4pm - 5.00pm
Club Night:  Wednesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Bowls Palmerston North Club Rooms Lounge, Linton Street.


Membership and Subscriptions

Subscriptions for 2022/23 have been sent out and should be have been paid by the 1st of July. I'm sure there will be a few days' grace for the ones who have not yet renewed their membership.

We cannot accept cheques or do Eftpos. We can accept cash. Alternatively, you can pay via internet to Palmerston North RSA (2014) Inc. at 06-0746-0384063-00.

There are a large number of membership cards being held at our office ready for you to pick up. If you have paid your subscription and do not yet have your card, call in and grab it.

Subscription for 2022 – 2023:

  • $35 for members under 80 years of age.
  • $20 for members over 80 years of age, up to 90 years of age and widows.
  • Free for members over 90 years of age and serving members.

Club Activities

On Wednesday 21st September several members and their guests went to the Saigon Restaurant down in Terrace end and enjoyed a lovely meal.  This was after a few social drinks and the ODE at the Bowls Club.
Over the coming months, those that drive to the Bowling Club down Ferguson Street you may need to go down Church Street into Linton Street. As the transformation!  will impact on access to BPN/PNRSA on Ferguson (back entrance to carpark, etc)
Wednesday 5 October:  Yap Yap Night
Wednesday 12 October:  Quiz Night (To be confirmed)
Wednesday 19 October: Cook's Night Off, Black board menu at BPN 'Fryers Kitchen'
Wednesday 26 October: Members' Draw Night
Wednesday 2 November: Yap Yap Night
Wednesday 9 November: A meal out or Cook's Night Off at the Club
Friday 11 November:  Armistice Day
Sunday 4 December: Members' Christmas Lunch at BPN (catered by Fryer's Kitchen)
You are also welcome to come along to BPN on Friday nights from 4:00pm. Most Fridays they have their kitchen open. Check by phoning 06 354 2695 or 027 579 4477


Our AGM went off very well with an attendance of 34 which included guests.  Welcome to the following members Jeanne Hyde, Pat Bellhouse and Nick Dymock who will join your Executive; President Peter Hurly, V P Joe Hollander, Secretary Mike Oliver, Treasurer Kevin Hicks, Committee: Inez Avenell, Jack Finegan, Gordon Smith & Val Lamb.

Ian Bailey stepped down, after giving many hours to the restoration of Kelvin Grove Cemetery and selling merchandise. But saying that I’m sure we will see him out on the street and back finishing the job at the Cemetery 😊

Life Membership was given for work done over the last six years to Ian Bailey, Gordon Smith, Joe Hollander, and Evan Torrance. Congratulations and well deserved.




Thursday, 13 October, 12:00 - 2nd floor, Central Library, Palmerston North. 


Birthday Greetings  to everyone for October

Andrew Simpson, Arthur Lockwood, Joan Pemberton, Noel Mercer, Rex Pennell, Eric Cairncross, Rosemary Hollander, and Stephen Lamb.

PNRSA Welfare Trust

Senior Citizens Lounge, Main Street, Opposite Globe Theatre
The RSA Trust is located at the Senior Citizens Lounge in Main Street (opposite Globe Theatre). PNRSA Support Advisors available 9:45 am - 11.45 am  on Tuesdays and Fridays. Mike, Albi & John enjoy a chat. They may even make you a cuppa.

Remembrance Army Report

Working bees from 1000hrs to 1150hrs will change next week to Sat afternoons from 1300hrs to 1450hrs. Weather permitting. Two more Saturdays should see all that need doing are done, and it will be recommended that a survey by the P Nth RSA of all known Services sites be looked at in February of each year to keep those memorials that need attention up to a reasonable standard. My guess is that some done in the last eighteen months have not been touched since the 1960’s.   
Ian Bailey 29/5/2022
If you can help, please contact Ian 06 356 7517.
A vote of thanks was given to Ian and his team for the wonderful work they have done over many months.

RAZA Pool Club

Club nights held on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Why not pop down and join them. As Harry would often have said “let the cue do the talking”


"Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere." – George Burns

"I’m at that age where my back goes out more than I do." - Phyllis Diller 

“You spend 90 percent of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10 percent trying to convince the Lord that you’re actually not that tired.”  – Robert Brault  

LOOKING GOOD:  My face in the mirror isn’t wrinkled or drawn. My house isn’t dirty. The cobwebs are gone. My garden looks lovely and so does my lawn. I think I might never put my glasses back on.