We pride ourselves for being a modern RSA that values our past but embraces our future.

We are family friendly and cater for all age groups.

March Diary Dates

Monday 4th – Nominations for Committee open 9.00 am.

Monday 11th – Winery Trip to Villa Maria in Auckland.  $55.00 each for wine club members.  This includes the bus, winery tour, lunch and drinks. Non‑members $65.00 each.

Friday 15th – Nominations for Committee close at 5.00 pm

– Quiz Night – Country & Western Theme, prizes for the best dressed.  $2.00 per person with teams of up to 6 people.  Bangers & Mash before the Quiz from 5.30 pm, only $6.00 per person.

Wednesday 27th – Matamata Races – 1st race at 12.00 noon

Thursday 28th – Easter Raffle on sale

Saturday 30th – AGM – 3.00 pm

Sunday 31st – Sunday Roast – 6.00 pm


8 Ball News

Sunday’s Killer Pool – Names in by 3.45 pm Sunday – Play starts at 4.00 pm – $5.00 entry – Winner takes all.

Friday 8th – RSA vs New World – Starts at 7.30 pm – Names on the board.

Saturday 16thMount Maunganui RSA vs Matamata   RSA – Club opens at 12.00 noon.  Play starts at 1.00 pm.  Names on the board.

Monday 18th – RSA 8 Ball Singles Competition (Names by 31st March).  Play starts 8th April.

Inter-Club 8 Ball – If you are interested in joining the team this year, please add your name on the board.

The Bistro is open on Wednesday’s from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

for light meals

Steeny’s Tuesday Night Draw at 7.00 pm

Purchase any drink on Tuesday night and go in the draw to win $100.00

you must be present to claim the prize. 1 ticket per person

Sponsored by Brian Steen –Matamata Tyre Service

The membership subscriptions for 2019 are now due. Your cards are available for pick-up from the bar.

To keep you smiling

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs.  Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man.  He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Nova Scotia backcountry.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn’t stop for directions.  I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.  I felt bad and apologised to the men for being late.

I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place.  I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around.  I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends.  I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played “Amazing Grace,” the workers began to weep.  They wept, I wept, we all wept together.  When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car.  Though my head was hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never saw anything like that before, and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for 20 years.”

Apparently, I’m still lost…. it’s a man thing.

Our sponsor for the Thursday night Members’ Draw for March is


A reminder to members to have their membership card on them always. You need to scan your card to get the members price.  It is not up to the bar staff to scan their own card if members have not got their card.


Matamata RSA


March 2019

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