Nominations for Officers and Executive Committee open on Friday 4th August 2023 at 9am and close Friday 18th August 2023 at 6pm – please see below for each profile seeking election.
I am a retired solicitor and have been a member of the RSA for about nine years. As I was dancing regularly at the club, I thought that I should join and was promptly co-opted onto the board of the Welfare Trust, which owns the commercial building and residential units on the corner of Dee Street and Macville Road and other units further down Macville Road. I now chair that board.
The club has some momentous decisions to make within the next year or so, particularly with respect to the fact that part of our main building is sinking. I have the energy and I believe that I have the knowledge and experience to contribute valuably to those decisions. I ask for your vote.
I have put myself forward to serve on the executive of the Mt Maunganui RSA – I am passionate about our club and frequent it probably 4-5 times a week. Mainly playing snooker and buying beer.
A bit about me – I am a Service Member and served in the RAF in England, finishing up as a Senior Aircraftman – to this day I still remember my service number – C8401522. In my professional life I work in the insurance industry, and over the last 26 years have worked for insurers, brokers, had my own firm and currently manage the local office of a nationwide insurance broking company. And I am the father of a 16-year-old girl who attends Mt College.
I love our club and want to see it thrive. I would like to put my business mind to use by helping the club find ways to grow and do better. I don’t think there is enough young blood on the executive – no disrespect intended – and feel that I would add that and importantly an inquisitive mind.
I would love to have your support, and if you see me about the club, please say hello.
I once again put my name forward for the position of President for the Mount Maunganui RSA.
The past three years have been an opportunity to involve myself within your RSA, at which time there have been several challenges. For me it is a rewarding position, one that I attempt to apply myself one hundred percent.
- Enrolled Nurse
- NZ Police Constable – 16 years
- Radiology Receptionist 30+ years.
I retired in 2022 but occasionally do relief work in Radiology reception.
General interests – Walking, gym workouts, baking, knitting & playing cards.
Family – A son and daughter both living in Tauranga.
I am looking to become more involved in the RSA as we move forward into the future, using the skills I have developed throughout my varied working career and helping out where needed.
- 20th Intake CMT (1956).
Mount Maunganui RSA member for over 50 years.
- Awarded Life Membership of Mt Maunganui RSA in 2021.
- Past President and Life Member Arataki Rugby Club.
- Active member (34 years) and past President of the Mount Rotary Club.
- Agricultural pilot for 60 years, operated own topdressing business for 6 years.
Pilot/Manager for Super Air based at Tauranga for 26 years.
- Operated Super Air unit in Malaysia for 3 years.
- I have flown my ex RNZAF Harvard for ANZAC Dawn and Civic Flypasts since 1980.
- Awarded Rotary Paul Harris Fellow 2014.
- Awarded Royal Aeronautical Society medal 2017.
I have been on the RSA Executive for 11 years, with 3 years as President and the last 3 years as Vice President.
I have also been the Funeral Officer for the last two years, responsible for attending Returned and Service funerals where I recite the Ode and hand out poppies to the bereaved family and friends.
Presently I can see we have challenging times ahead of us and with the support of the Executive I would like to contribute to the advancement of the Mount RSA.
I am a business owner taking an active part.
I run our Gold Kiwifruit Orchards
I am also a Property Developer and we own Commercial and Industrial Properties.
We own our own freehold home on Marine Parade Mount Maunganui.
I am a keen sportsman and I enjoy helping many Organizations and those in need.
President Arthur King states – it could cost up to $4.5m to repair the RSA Building (re quotes received) the club does not have the income to fund this. I will not let the members lose this asset as many RSA’s have folded and closed around the country.
Support me to make hard decisions on your behalf or we will in time lose our club.
I have been a Member of the Mount Maunganui RSA for 24 years.
Service Member # 478176 New Zealand Army 1965 on.
I have been a member of the Mt. Maunganui R.S.A. since 1966 and have been married for 56 years to Denis, who is an ex-serviceman of the R.A.A.F.
- Trained Maternity nurse.
- Office Supervisory positions – Accounts Payable.
- Air New Zealand – Supervisor in Flight Operations Air Crew Records & also Cargo Aircraft Despatcher.
- Secretary/Treasurer Air New Zealand Northern Golf Association.
- Secretary Mount R.S.A. Golf Section.
- BOP/Thames Valley Veteran’s Golf Society committee
- President Omanu Veteran’s Golf Society.
- Omanu Golf Club Players committee.
- Mount Central Body Corporate committee.
- Women’s Section Committee 2013, Secretary 2015, President 2019.
- S.A. Executive – 2 years, Vice President – 1 year.
- Prepared agendas, recorded minutes.
- Exercise strong judgement in dealing with information.
- Ensure to follow the discussions closely and act accordingly.
- Strong planning and organisational skills.
- Ability to communicate with ease across all levels.
Although I had lived away from the Mount for 28 years, there had always been very strong ties to the R.S.A. as my father (Les Graham) was very involved with the snooker section and was a Life Member of the Club. I am very passionate about our Club and would like the opportunity to continue working with the team in order to make the necessary developments and improvements happen and ensuring the best outcome to our members is paramount.
I have been a member of the Mount Maunganui RSA for the past 17 years and a member of the Executive Committee for the last year. I am on the Finance and Entertainment Committee and for the last 4 months have been organizing all the bands for Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus the shows we have had.
I have catered a wide variety of music and dance genres over the last four months and intend to continue to do so, if re-elected.
On the 19th August we held a very successful inaugural Ball, something different for members and I hope to keep the changes coming.
Over my many years in business, I have experienced and learned many skills which I believe are a great asset to continue my services to the RSA.
Please consider my attributes and experiences, I am putting myself forward to again be of service to our members and to be “On Board” through the up-coming re-development of our club rooms.
I have been a Service Member of this RSA since 2003, having been a Piper, 6th Hauraki Regiment, and I have been a resident of our Village since 2012.
In my working life I have been a Registered Electrician, a Professional Photographer and a Trade Union Official. I have worked at most Power Stations throughout NZ and I have worked on the Electrical Control & Distribution Systems of the ANZAC Frigates for both the NZ and Australian Navies. I have also been heavily involved in trade training, conflict resolution, welfare and safety in the electrical industry and I am a competent chairman. I owned and operated a highly successful Photography business with a wide range of clientele in the Waikato, based in Te Awamutu. I am the Founder and Chairman of the Mt Maunganui Menz Shed Trust and an Executive Member of Menz Sheds NZ, I represent around 30 Menz Sheds from Waipukurau to Tuakau.
My sports have included Yachting, Parachuting and Rifle Shooting. I am a member of our Snooker Club, and I was a founding member of our 8 Ball club. For several years I was a member of our ANZAC Day Colours Party and a Scrutineer for our Annual Elections.
I am a proud father of three beautiful young ladies and proud grandfather of two young grandsons. My interests include Arts & Crafts, and Music, and I am passionate about our environment and our diverse communities.
I am very keen to be involved in the ongoing and successful future of our Association and I can draw on years of experience with a wide range of skills, I am also very keen to see the average age of our membership and patrons come down while ensuring the support for our service and returned members continues.
VICE PRESIDENT (A)
My Name is Neale Mann. I am a casual Tour Driver. I have been on the Executive for 3-4 years now. I have seen some ups and downs in the club, and I would love to stay on and see this club improve. My goal is to see us get a whole new club.
Thank you for voting.
I am the son of a Returned Serviceman of WW2. Now at 72 I am retired and a father of 2 adult children who have provided me with 3 grandchildren. I live with my partner Colleen Percy.
Qualified Electrical Inspector. Where I ran a Consulting Business Working with the Petrochem Industrials mainly working with Natural Gas & Petrocorp.
Owned and ran a service business (Laundry) for 18 years which had a team of 28 when I sold it to retire.
Assisted many Business to develop and meet they Business and Personal Goals as they Business Coach, This I did formally for over 6 years (“Action Coach” Trained).
As Executive member of Textile Care Federation of NZ I was very involved on Government Committees and Setting up Training programs for our Industry. I served 11 years there, last 6 as their president. (Was Presented with Life Membership for my service).
Wood chopping has been a passion of mine, having now competed for more than 50 years, the highlight was chopping for NZ and beating Australia in a test series. I am still involved at District level. Last year I was honoured by NZ Axeman’s Association when they presented me with “NZAA Life Membership”.
Having been on the Mt Maunganui RSA Executive for two previous years, having last year off allowing me time to sort some personal issues out. I know I have the Skills and knowledge to help move our club forward, so now, with the other likeminded members of our Executive, I am looking forward to the challenge.
My name is Greg Baxter, I am 68 years of age. I am a qualified builder with my own business.
My past experience with committees includes Executive member at Mt Albert Rugby League and President and Executive Member of Auckland Indoor Bowls from 1985 – 2012 and an Executive Member of NZ Indoor Bowls from 2001- 2006. For the last 16 months I have been on the Mt Maunganui RSA Executive along with 18 months on the Mt Maunganui Village Trust under my belt.
I feel I have the capability of bringing all the staff, Executive and members together as one, with my experience and my understanding on how best in taking the club forward.
My strengths lie in communication, team building and working towards a cohesive friendly RSA, focusing on the future while remembering and honouring the past.