3 Oct 2014

RSA goes online to boost sign-ups

8:55 pm on 3 October 2014

The Returned Services' Association has launched an online wing in an attempt to get more people joining up.

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RSA president Don McIver said membership to the association was open to anyone. Photo: PHOTO NZ

The project, dubbed the National Association, was unveiled at a pop-up store on Wellington's Lambton Quay this morning.

The RSA's president, Don McIver, said membership had fallen in the past but upgrades to clubrooms and a new logo have helped them revitalise.

He said the move online means people do not have to sign up to a particular club.

"We're really seeking not only to get people who might be ex-service and service people, who are very important to us, but also to get people who just like the values and want to be a part of it. As we approach World War 100 now and the centenary, it's a great time for people to consider what their involvement is in the heritage of our nation."

Mr McIver said many people think only former servicemen and women can join the RSA but membership is open to anyone.

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