Awards help us to recognise the special people that contribute outstanding service to the RSA and our wider communities.
There are several types of awards which local RSAs can nominate their members for, provided they meet the eligibility criteria. There’s also a local RSA certificate of appreciation available so you can thank the people within your community who have helped your RSA.
Make an Award Nomination
To make a nomination for an RNZRSA or District Long Service Award, fill in the following form and have it approved at your RSA’s AGM or Executive Committee Meeting. The form should then go to your District President who will bring the nomination to the next President’s Forum for approval. Your RSA will be notified of the resulting decision.
This brand new category of membership allows anyone to visit your RSA and spend money on your entertainment offering – just like any other member. With Provisional Membership, the membership lasts for one month – it can’t be rolled over. What a great way to trial your RSA’s hospitality!
Visitors to your RSA just need to fill in an application form, which you can download below. You can then provide a membership card marked ‘Provisional’ for the month of membership, so that the Provisional Member can be clearly identified as a bona fide member of the RSA.
For you, this is a great way of getting people in through the door to try the RSA with no strings attached. Use it as a marketing tool – if customers enjoy a great experience, encourage them to join as full members.
So how do you do it?
You simply need to make the four required changes to your constitution, as detailed in the Provisional Membership rule changes document below.
You then need to have the changes approved via an AGM or EGM and file the changes.
It’s then up to you to start marketing your club and sharing this trial membership with your community!
If you have any questions, contact Laura at National Office by emailing LauraB@rsa.org.nz.
Provisional Membership Application Form
Provisional Membership Rule Change