With the Government announcement yesterday regarding no Vaccine passes required after the 4th April and no limits on outdoor gatherings, the Kaipara Memorial RSA can now hold the following ANZAC services;
0600 Dawn Parade at Parakai, Fall in at 0550 hours and march to the Cenotaph from the Parakai Springs car park.
0645 Wreath laying ceremony at Helensville Service Cemetery, 130 Garfield Road.
0730 Breakfast at the RSA, 49 Commercial Road.
1050 Parade to Fall in outside the Super Liquor store, 26 Commercial Road, Helensville
1100 Veterans, RSA Members, Navy, Army, Air Force, Police, St Johns, Fire Brigade, Scouts, Guides, Cubs, schools and citizens, Parade down Commercial Road to a wreath laying ceremony at War Memorial Hall Cenotaph.
1200 Lunch at the RSA.
Any organisations wanting to lay a wreath at the 11.00 service, should contact the Kaipara Memorial RSA with your name and contact details. If you need a wreath, contact the local florist or the Helensville Floral Art Club, Phone Cushla 021 258 8979.
For further information email email@example.com or phone President Rex Keane 027 293 2768
Poppy Day will be Friday 22nd April, our collectors will be out in force. Poppies will also be available at the KMRSA, 49 Commercial Road, Helensville and the usual retail outlets before the 22nd, so you can make a donation and take a poppy, all proceeds go to the Veterans Welfare fund. Alternatively you can make an on-line donation to the KMRSA Welfare account- 12-3139-0003621-04, reference Poppy Donation.
New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)
The KMRSA President Rex Keane was heartened to hear that some Veterans have applied for the NZ Operational Service Medal or Campaign Medals, some Medals having been earned 50 years ago and that their Medals had arrived “in the mail”. Whilst we are pleased the Veterans have finally been recognised, the KMRSA thinks receiving “Medals in the mail” is appalling and we would like to hear from any Veterans or their families, who have recently received their medals, so we can organise a Ceremony, where the medals can be presented in person, acknowledging the service these Veterans have made for their country.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org , ph. Rex 027 293 2768, or call into the RSA on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 1600 and 1930 hours and tell us your military story. (All RSA’s welcome members of the community, not just Ex-Service personnel).