War Memorial Museum Le Quesnoy
The President and Committee support this initiative and members should respond as they feel individually.
WAIKATO RUGBY'S PEACE CUP ON DISPLAY IN THE RSA/WORKINGMEN'S CLUB
The Peace Cup, once a prestigious trophy for rugby supremacy among mid-North Island sub unions, will be on display at the RSA/Workingmen's Club for the next two weeks. Thames was a frequent winner when thew cup was first donated by a WW1 veteran, Mr English, in 1920. Andrew Young from the Te Awamutu Rugby Sub-union of Waikato, the current holders of the cup, is taking the cup on a road trip to celebrate it's centenary in two years time and it has been on display in several towns in the Waikato. In May it travels to Palmerston North to be part of the two day Rugby Jamboree at the New Zealand Rugby Museum.
There is a book with the cup where those who have played on teams involved with the cup can add comments and record memories of games and of a personal nature.
Please come see the cup, now much beat up, and leave a note in the book.
The write ups in the photos are from the cup's recent visit to Cambridge and Morrinsville.
POPPY APPEAL & ANZAC DAY
The 2018 Poppy Appeal and ANZAC Day are just around the corner. Here's important dates and information on those events. We will update from time to time.
- Poppy Appeal - Friday, 20th April
- Placing Crosses at Cemetery - Saturday, 21st April
- ANZAC Day - Wednesday 25th April
- Dawn Service - 0600 hrs
- Civic Service - 1000 hrs
To help with collection for Poppy Appeal we are calling on all members to make themselves available to help. Please contact RSA Secretary, Mark Binning, with your availability to collect on April 20th. All is required is for one or two hours help, dress tidy with medals.
Placing Crosses at Cemetery
Again anyone who can spare an hour, starting at 1000 hrs on Saturday 21st April, to help placing crosses on servicemen's & women's graves please let us know.
As is usual the Thames RSA will host the Dawn Service. Usual format, marchers assemble at the Thames RSA and, under Parade Marshall Bob Williams at 0550 hrs will march to the Civic Centre. Thames RSA Secretary officiating, guest speaker will be our local MP Scott Simpson. Officiating padre The Rev'd Brendon Wilkinson, the Vicar of The Anglican Parish of Thames. Bugler Katie MacKay.
As usual the Civic Service is the domain of TCDC and will be held at 1000 hrs. Parade to assemble at 0930-0945 hrs on Pollen Street just north of the Pollen/Sealey Streets intersection. Parade Marshall will be Bob Williams.
There will be advertisements placed in the Hauraki Herald about ANZAC Day services her and in the other outlying townships.
Check this website and our Facebook page for further updates.
THAMES & DISTRICTS RETURNED & SERVICES ASSOCIATION 2014
The Thames RSA hold a club night every Thursday. Raffles at 1700 hrs.
As is traditional at RSA's throughout the country, at 1800 hrs we dim the lights and recite the ode in respect to who have given their lives in the service of our country.
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