Welcome to the Home of Christchurch Memorial Returned and Services Association
The Christchurch Memorial Returned and Services Association was originally formed in Christchurch as ‘The Returned Soldiers Club’ on 14 December 1915 by the first wounded Veterans returning home from Gallipoli and the other battlefields of Word War 1. It is the first and oldest (and now newest) RSA in New Zealand and as such it is the parent of the RNZRSA movement in New Zealand.
The RSA is now operating out of our new home on the RSA's original site at 74 Armagh St in the central city. We are now up and running and our administration office is located on Level One of the building.
RSA Administration and Support Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00am to 4:00pm
Our Administration and Support staff are:
Lisa Hopping: Office Manager/Assn & Trusts Secretary
Kerrilynn Boakes: Office Administrator
Tau Sheehan: Support and Welfare Advisor
We were fully operational in time for our formal opening of the building on 27 March by the Governor General and for the Centenary of the Gallipoli Landings on ANZAC Day 2015. We will also celebrate our own Centenary in December 2015.
We are really excited about having returned to our own home where we are again providing the full range of services including bar and restaurant facilities for our members and our central city community. The new building is wonderful and we are certain that it is a fitting home for New Zealand's parent RSA and a valuable asset for our rebuilt and vibrant new city.
How would you like to contribute to the rebuilding of our new RSA to replace the one destroyed during the 22 February 2011 earthquake?
Go to the side bar menu on the left of this page and click on 'Fundraising and Sponsorship' immediately below 'Home'. This will give you links to our pages for the Remembrance Wall 500 Club and the Building Fund 100 Club fundraising schemes.
You can learn more about the RSA, what we do, our history and how to join by clicking on the pages of this site using the left side menu bar.
Have a look - Go on you know you want to.