The Tribune (NZ) - - CONVERSATIONS -

Among those mem­bers of the De­fence Forces march­ing on the pa­rades mark­ing the re­cent an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, were women. Women make up a sig­nif­i­cant part of those forces. The an­niver­sary marches re­minded us of turn­ing points in the his­tory of New Zealand and the role the De­fence Forces played dur­ing those times.

The ladies con­tinue to play a strong part in the so­cial wel­fare of past and present mem­bers of our armed ser­vices. With the demise of the old RSA, the Women’s Sec­tion along with the RSA Trust, worked on. Dur­ing the life of that club they could be said to have been the strong back­bone of its so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties. We urge more of them to come to the new RSA’s first AGM.

Af­ter the demise of the old RSA, a new home was found for the mem­bers, thanks to the gen­eros­ity of the man­age­ment at the Dis­tinc­tion Ho­tel.

The Dis­tinc­tion Ho­tel in Cuba St is the venue for the in­au­gu­ral AGMof the new RSA, Palmer­ston North RSA 2014, start­ing at 10am on Sun­day, Septem­ber 4.

All cur­rent and prospec­tive mem­bers are wel­comed. The fu­ture of our RSA de­pends on ac­tive mem­bers.

Don Robertson, Palmer­ston North

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