Grunts Grog port supports veterans and ex-service personnel - 11th Feb 2014


Grunts Grog is the initiative of two ex-servicemen wanting to show their support for returned service men and women and the families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. They have dedicated their Grunts Grog port to all serving and ex-service personnel who served in our armed forces and upheld the Anzac spirit. Every bottle sold results in donations to the RNZRSA and the NZ Fallen Heroes Trust, an organisation supporting the families of service personnel killed or injured while serving overseas.

The full flavoured tawny port is produced by a local Christchurch brewery Harrington’s Breweries who have won several NZ Champion Brewery Awards.

Order your port today and support the fantastic work that Grunts Grog is doing for our ex-service community. For more information about Grunts Grog and what they have been up to please visit their Facebook page.

Ordering details
• RSA bottle price - $16.50 GST exc
• RSA case price - $198 GST exc
• Contact person - Dan Patrick, dan@harringtonsbreweries.co.nz, M 021 758 254, F (03) 355 5071
• Information brochure
• Promotional poster

Dunedin RSA AGM , 28th March - 11th Feb 2014

Dunedin RSA AGM , 28th March Dunedin Returned and Services’ Association (Inc)
Annual General Meeting
Friday 28th March at 5.30pm

Members are advised the Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 28th March
at 5.30pm. Venue: Garrison Club, Kensington Army Hall, 24 Bridgman St South Dunedin

Nominations are called for the following positions:
President
Senior Vice President
Junior Vice President
Honorary Treasurer
Honorary Secretary
Auditor
Six (6) Executive Committee Members

click here to down load nomination form
http://www.dn-rsa.org.nz/files/421/file/nominations-2014-pdf 
or  email finance@dn-rsa.org.nz or from the Secretary ph. 034664886.

Signed nominations with an attached CV. must be in the hands of the Secretary on or before 3. p.m. Thursday 6th March 2014

Written and signed notices of remits and items of general business for the AGM, must be in the hands of the Secretary on or before 3. p.m. Thursday 6th March 2014



S TURNER.
Secretary.


New Zealand Merchant Navy Association Memorial Service 2014 - 22nd Jan 2014

New Zealand Merchant Navy Association Memorial Service 2014 An Open invitation is extended to members of the public to attend a Memorial  Service at Iona Church, Port Chalmers at 10am Sunday February 9th
To Commemorate the Atlantic Convoys and in remembrance of the seamen who lost their lives in the various conflicts of 1939-1945.

RSA Hours during Xmas break - 23rd Dec 2013

The Office will be closed from today 23rd December and reopens on the 6th January 2014

The Dunedin RSA & Welfare Trust  wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year and look  forward to catching up with you in 2014.

Best wishes

Sally Turner
Administration Manager  

December Newsletter 2013 - 19th Dec 2013

December Newsletter 2013 The Dunedin RSA & The Dunedin RSA Welfare Trust  wish you a  Merry Christmas and a happy new year .

Click below to down load the December
http://www.dn-rsa.org.nz/files/413/file/newsltter-pdf

Dunedin RSA Membership Subscription - 5th Dec 2013

Dunedin RSA Membership Subscription

To all members of the Dunedin RSA
your membeship subscription is due from the 1st January 2014
Dunedin RSA Members  living in the Dunedin Metropolitan area 
                           Returned/ Service& Associate -                    Subscription is $ 65.00
                           Wife/Widows -                                                   Subscription is  $ 32.50

Dunedin RSA Branch members in Maniototo, Omakau,Cromwell,Upper Clutha and Lawrence 

                           Returned/ Service& Associate -                     Subscription is $ 28.75
                           Wife/Widows -                                                    Subscription is $ 28.75

Subscriptions can to paid now- please post your cheque to the Dunedin RSA , P.O Box 4008, St Kilda , Dunedin. 
For Internet Banking - payments can be made to ANZ a/c 010902 0147925 01- membership number  /name as a reference
I f you are not a member of the Dunedin RSA and would ike to join please  email the office finance@dn-rsa.org.nz or phone 034664886


If you would like to be a supporter of the Dunedin RSA -  you can make a donation to the Dunedin RSA ANZ  bank a/c 010902 0147925 01- or mail it to P.O. Box 4008 Dunedin.
The Dunedin RSA is a registered charity - all donations are receipted and  can be claimed as tax credit (formerly rebate)  

For more information on making a donation please phone the Dunedin RSA on 034664 886

Veterans' Support Bill RNZRSA final submission - 5th Dec 2013

Veterans' Support Bill  RNZRSA final submission
RNZRSA, led by RSA Life Member Robin Klitscher, has made the following submission on the Veterans’ Support Bill to the Social Services Select Committee. The next step will be for Robin and RSA National President Don McIver to make an oral representation to the Select Committee.

Once the Bill has been through the Select Committee hearing stage it will be returned to the full Parliament along with any amendments that the Committee has made for full discussion and eventual passing for royal assent and enactment. We'll keep you updated throughout the process as it happens.

Click here to download submission
www.dn-rsa.org.nz/files/407/file/RNZRSA-Submission-pdf

Dunedin RSA

Prostate cancer campaign ahead - 28th Nov 2013

Prostate cancer campaign ahead

Prostate cancer campaign ahead

STACEY KIRK
Last updated 05:00 28/11/2013
The Government has unveiled plans for a nationwide prostate cancer awareness programme – one of the first in the world – that aims to see men getting diagnosed sooner and improving the rate of survival.
Men are being urged to pick up a new booklet from their GP and complete a checklist of symptoms.
It is the first part of a $4.3 million programme to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
There will also be additional information given to medical practitioners and more guidance on testing and referrals for specialist treatment.
Prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer in men in New Zealand.
More than 3000 cases are registered each year, the Ministry of Health says. About four in every 100 male deaths are due to prostate cancer.
Health Minister Tony Ryall said there was a need to get a "clear message" out there.
Patients hadn't always been given a consistent message, and that meant fewer men were being screened than should be.
"This is the first time a New Zealand government has had such a focus on prostate cancer awareness and ensuring men can easily access the latest evidence based information."
In 2011, the health select committee recommended the ministry set up a prostate cancer programme to improve screening and treatment. A taskforce was set up to implement the recommendations last year, and found significant gaps in the information currently provided to men.
Wellington GP Samantha Murton said the new resources provided a "conversation starter" with patients.
While it may seem like a small step, prostate cancer was different to the likes of breast and cervical cancer in that testing was not always reliable and it was hard to define who might be more vulnerable.
Because of that, few countries in the world had any kind of awareness programme for the disease.
Urologist John Nacey said considerable work was being done globally to address this.
But a large part of the problem was that testing for prostate cancer was unreliable.
"For example, between pathologists, there can be an awful lot of variation between tests, and while 10 different pathologists' tests would be similar, we need to get diagnoses far closer aligned."
That was important so men could be told accurately what lay ahead in terms of treatment, Professor Nacey said.
The causes of prostate cancer were still largely unknown, and it wasn't practical to test every man over 50.
"There is a genetic element, but other than that we just don't know."
Countries such as Australia and the United States would be watching the programme's success closely, he said

A reminder to get all men to have there check ups

Royal New Zealand Returned
and Services Association
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