Newsletter December 2014 - 19th Dec 2014

Newsletter December 2014

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Merry Xmas to you all
Dunedin RSA & Welfare Trust

RSA Offers Condolences To Victims Of Sydney Siege - 18th Dec 2014

RSA Offers Condolences To Victims Of Sydney Siege RSA Offers Condolences To Victims Of Sydney Siege
As an organisation representing over 100,000 New Zealanders, the RSA has today condemned the actions taken by Man Haron Monis during his siege in a Sydney café, and offered their deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson who died as a result.

RSA National President, BJ Clark, says New Zealand shares a close bond with Australia and that he joins with RSA members across the country in expressing his grief and shock over the tragic events that took place.

“Our two nations share the Anzac values of courage, commitment, compassion and camaraderie. The attack by Man Haron Monis completely goes against these principles and we cannot but condemn his actions as reprehensible,” says Mr Clark.

“Our sincere condolences go out to the loved ones of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson who lost their lives as the siege came to an end. To lose family members is always difficult, but even more so as we approach Christmas. Kia kaha, stand strong – our thoughts are with you.”

The RSA also paid tribute to the police and emergency services who put their lives at risk to rescue and support the hostages.

“Sometimes we take our emergency services for granted but it’s events like this that remind us how much we need them,” says Mr Clark.

“Today we stand with Australia in thanking all of our service people, military and civilian, for the sacrifices they are prepared to make on our behalf.”


BJ (Barry) Clark
RSA National President
027 296 5505

Fresh Faces Bring New Perspectives to RSA - 8th Dec 2014

Fresh Faces Bring New Perspectives to RSA

RSA National Media Release
December 4, 2014


Fresh Faces Bring New Perspectives to RSA

The RSA has voted for diversity with the election of the first women and civilian members to its National Executive Committee (NEC).

Alongside the new National President BJ Clark, who is seeking to quietly revolutionise the RSA movement, members have elected three fresh faces to its NEC.

They are Police Detective Jenepher Glover, former Base Commander of HMNZS Philomel, Corina Bruce and President of the Paraparaumu RSA, Chris Turver.

Clark has called for a revolution of attitudes, in particular in welcoming new members into the RSA movement, and is delighted with the fresh faces on his executive.

All three appointments are committed to making RSAs more relevant to the community, attracting existing service personnel to the movement and working positively in a changing environment.

Jenepher Glover, a detective with the Dunedin CIB, is a specialist interviewer. She says her training has taught her to listen, understand and find a solution. She’ll use those strengths to listen to veterans and members and also hear what the community is saying.

“I’d like us to cement our place in the community and, in doing so, reflect what it is saying,” Glover says. “I’d also like to see a more diverse membership. Our young veterans and serving members of the military need our support and I will encourage them to join.”

Glover has been a member of the New Zealand Police since 1979 and, during that time, she’s been posted to the Solomon Islands and East Timor as Officer in Charge of the Major Crime Investigation Unit. Jenepher is serving her second term as President of the Dunedin RSA and has been a member of their Executive Committee since 2004.

Corina Bruce will not be around when the RSA celebrates its 150th anniversary but wants to ensure the movement in 2066 will be relevant to those who join and are serving today.

“Our role is to ensure the RSA remains true to its foundations, values and objectives for all generations including those who serve, have served or will serve,” she says.

“This includes embracing the diversity of all our services, connecting the RSA with our communities and stakeholders through the Anzac spirit and comradeship and continuing open dialogue between members, services and communities.”

Bruce was recently announced as a finalist in the 2014 Women of Influence Awards in the Board and Management category.

Chris Turver is the first civilian to be elected to the RSA National Executive Committee. He has used his background of strategic planning, communication and business development to help the Paraparaumu RSA build membership and income.

Turver was a war correspondent with 161 Battery in Vietnam and was on patrol with 1RNZIR on the Borneo border during confrontation and on HMNZS Canterbury’s nuclear protest voyage to Mururoa.

He says the survival of RSAs depends on their ability to create a future for themselves by changing the historical way they’ve done things.

“We need to create an environment that the community want to go to. I want to regenerate the interest of young people in the services and recently retired personnel by making RSAs relevant to them.”

Turver has been a member of the Otaki and Paraparaumu RSAs for 15 years.



David Moger
RSA Chief Executive
021 622 523

BJ (Barry) Clark
RSA National President
027 296 5505

Royal New Zealand RSA

The RSA continues to innovate with a new online membership option, new membership benefits and a range of initiatives to help local RSAs reduce operating costs. The newly elected members of its National Executive Committee show the new look and style of the RSA as the quiet revolution continues.

National Executive Committee

The National Executive Committee is the leadership group which is empowered by the National Council to govern the RSA on a day to day basis.

Services Golf - Burham 10th - 13 th March 2015 - 26th Nov 2014

Services Golf - Burham 10th - 13 th March 2015 Services Golf   Burham 10th - 13 th March 2015
National Army Musuen Fundraising Tourament
Open to former & present members of all services

If you would like to attend or require more info please contact 
Rob Hughes  SECRETARY EMAIL:  or Tel: 03 338 7473
Paul Dale TREASURER EMAIL: or Tel: 03 348 7527

Dunedin RSA Service of Remembrance Armistice Day 2014 - 10th Nov 2014

Dunedin RSA Service of Remembrance Armistice Day 2014 Hi all

Click on the link below to download the Service sheet for the Service of Remembrance Armistice Day 2014,   held at the Cenotaph, Queens Gardens, Dunedin
at 10.45 am, 11th  November .

Sally Turner
Dunedin RSA

RSA Merchandise - 6th Nov 2014

RSA Merchandise Hi all

If you were wanting to order a 2015 Calendar there is only a limited number availabe.

There are only a few of the Limited edition Umbrella's designed by Dame Trelise Cooper .

If you want to order a 2015 calendar or Umbrellas email me ASAP at or phone 034664886 . 

We now have back in stock the small Poppy Badge - they sell for $5.00 all funds go to the Poppy Fund.

Sally Turner
Dunedin RSA

Counting the Cost WW100 and the "unlucky Otagos" - Toitu Settlers Museum - 3rd Nov 2014

Counting the Cost WW100 and the
A look back at the experience of war for the men of the Otago Regiment, whose casualities and catastophes at Gallipoli and on the Western Front earned them this unfortunate nickname.

Tuesday 11 November 5.30
Toitu OSM Auditorium
Queens Gardens , Dunedin

Free Event: Booking required at or phone 03477 5052

Sally Turner
Dunedin RSA

WW100 BADGE NOW AVAILABLE - 29th Oct 2014


The WW100 badge is now avaiLable at the Dunedin RSA
cost per badge is  $5.00 plus postage.
To order a WW100 badge  please email or phone 034664886

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