Returned Services Association (RSA)

The RSA is an organisation that was set up in 1916 to help soldiers when they got back from war and also to help families of soldiers who were killed during the war.

Today the RSA focuses on helping those who have served their country. They do a lot of good in the community.

Poppies for people to wear on ANZAC day One job the RSA do is to sell poppies. They use the money they get from selling poppies to help people (who served in a war) who are in need.

The RSA help in lots of other ways to...

  • Visit people in hospital.
  • Take meals to people in their homes.
  • Visit people when they are lonely.
  • Make sure that all ex-service men and women receive their pensions (money from the government).
  • Organise activities such as sports tournaments (bowls, golf, snooker and darts)
  • Support youth organisations such as Life Education (our friend Harold the giraffe!) and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
  • They do many other great things too!
There are over 130 000 people in the NZ RSA. These people meet at places like clubrooms and enjoy each others company. It's a great place to meet old friends and make new ones.
Most importantly of all the RSA remembers those who sacrificed their lives for our country.

You could find out more about what the RSA do in your community by contacting your local RSA. Start by looking in the phone book.



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(Info) Januaryl, 2006