Maurice (Muzz) has lived in Devonport since the age of 16 when he joined the RNZN as a Junior Weapons Electrical Mechanic. Reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Electronic Technician in 1993.
June 2002 he commissioned from the ranks as an Admin Officer. Over the next few years he completed the RNZN Grade Three Watch-Keeping Course, followed by Grade One and Two OOW and Warfare Course. 2006 he transferred to the GLX branch as a Seamanship Officer.
Ron served 22 years in the N.Z. Army retiring in 1990 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
His postings included - Commanding Officer, Base Area Wellington, Army Liaison Officer, N.Z. High Commission Canberra, Officer Commanding the Officer Cadet Training Unit.
161 Battery RNZA Vietnam.
Ron has previously held the following community positions - President Wellington RSA, Justice of the Peace in Wellington, President Johnsonville and Canberra Lions Clubs, President Johnsonville Licensing Trust, President N.Z. Licensing Trust Association, Member the Trusts Charitable Foundation.
Ron has also held employment positions of Executive Director of National Child Health Care Provider and Project Contractor for N.Z. Transport Authority.
Ron is a Devonport resident, is relatively fit and involved in the local community.
Originally from Wales, Stephen emigrated to New Zealand in 1995 with a background in Health & Education.
He held various roles within Auckland District Health Board including Cardiac Physiologist. Then several years later moved into roles within the insurance industry moving through to the roles of Health & Life Claims Manager and Underwriter.
Stephen & his wife Clare have lived in the Devonport area for many years and their two children attend local schools.
He's looking forward to working more closely with the community through his role as Manger at the Devonport RSA.
Meet local artist, Tony. Tony is Devonport raised so he has seen many Devonport RSA services in his short 63 years. He comes to the committee having had a father who served in the Pacific Theatre in WW2 and a relative who died on the Somme in WW1. This heartfelt passion for those men and women who served and gave their lives led to Tony to concepting and creating a Giant Poppy in the Auckland domain in 2015 consisting of 59,000 (the number of men and woman killed or wounded in WW1) red metal poppy petals or discs written on and laid by people to lost loved ones - in all theatres of war.This raised $60,000 for the NZRSA. Tony is also Chair of the Devonport Arts and Music Trust and brings to the Devonport RSA his full support as it moves into the years ahead.