The RSA is one of the world’s oldest ex-service organisations. It was formed in 1916 to care for the needs of soldiers returning from WW1 and to assist the families of those soldiers who lost their lives.
Today the organisation includes not only those who have served overseas, but is open to all who have served or are serving in our country’s Armed Forces, as well as sworn members of the New Zealand Police. The RSA is a service organisation, with a responsibility to all those who have served their country, irrespective of whether or not they are members of the RSA. The NZRSA has a strong loyalty to the Crown, the nation, and the community. With a current total membership of over 130,000 the RSA offers friendship, goodwill and fellowship. It’s a great place to meet old friends and make new ones.
Although the club has grown, it hasnt allowed its standards to slip and continues to expect high standards from its employees, members and guests.
The Club offers an abundance of facilities to its members and their guests:
- The latest poker machines and gaming features
- Sky channel
- Function facilities
- Dining facilities
- Various sporting subsidiary clubs
- Snooker and Pool tables
- Music and entertainment
- Group outings
Since the Club’s early inception management has always placed its members and their guests as the number one priority.
|The Howick RSA warmly welcomes membership enquiries from individuals and families (whether you have served or not) from within our local community. Please contact us for more information. |
Anzac Day – Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day is the biggest day for the Howick RSA. Members of the RSAs and the general public gather at Stockade Hill for the local Howick ceremony. Returned and Service personnel only are invited to attend the Clubrooms on Anzac Day for lunch
and a time to remember.
Poppy Day - Observed on the Friday before Anzac Day, Poppy Day commemorates the memory of comrades who died serving their country, while providing the necessary funds to assist returned servicemen and women who are in need.
Welfare - The Howick RSA offers welfare and pension advice as well as friendship and support in times of need.