The Road Ahead : December 2014
QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB 67 DEC 2014/JAN 2015 THE ROAD AHEAD STUDENTS DISPLAY PEDAL POWER The RACQ All Schools Pedal Prix is a yearly event that invites secondary schools from throughout Queensland to design, build and race a variety of human-powered vehicles. It's a great opportunity for the students to create, and ultimately race, their pedal-powered vehicle as a team. The event acts as a lead up to the RACQ Technology Challenge, held annually in Maryborough. The 24-hour race has grown to be the largest human-powered vehicle event in Queensland, attracting 100 teams and approximately 2000 students from high schools from around the state. For many students, the experience has inspired successful careers in engineering. technologychallenge.com.au RACQ SPONSORSHIPS RACQ's major sponsorships of the RACQ Helicopter Rescue Network and the P.A.R.T.Y Program are well known, but the Club is also proud to support a number of smaller programs and organisations. Learn more at racq.com/sponsorships. AWARDS FOR ROAD SAFETY Alongside the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q), RACQ presents the Queensland Road Safety Awards to encourage and recognise community road safety initiatives. The awards have been running for 14 years and have attracted hundreds of nominations, all dedicated to addressing every imaginable road safety issue. The awards recognise and honour the outstanding efforts of individuals, community groups, businesses and industry groups, schools, local government and state government, as well as inventions and innovations designed to improve road safety. Award winners have come up with practical solutions to tackle a multitude of issues, including speed, fatigue, pedestrian safety, school zones and driver training. Successful award winners include Brisbane City Council's Active School Travel Program, Kidsafe Queensland, Fatality Free Friday and RACQ's own Streets Ahead program. Held as an annual award from 2000 to 2009, the awards are now held biannually, with a workshop designed to build community capacity alternate years. www.carrsq.qut.edu.au/qrsa at your service HELPING OLDER PEOPLE SPEAK OUT RACQ sponsorship provides support for the Older People Speak Out (OPSO) organisation to deliver the club's Years Ahead workshop presentations and other activities of interest to mature- aged Queenslanders in regional centres. Older People Speak Out is a volunteer group of retired and semi-retired professionals who advocate on behalf of Australians aged over 50. The group's core message is positive ageing and it consults with older people to explore a range of issues that may affect them, such as grandparenting, health, housing, security and employment. OPSO conducts a broad range of communication courses and conducts forums and 'speak outs'. More information about OPSO can be found at opso.com.au A SNAPSHOT OF THE MANY WAYS RACQ CAN HELP YOU. KNOW YOUR CLUB | MEMBER ESSENTIALS HISTORIC MOTORING RALLY RACQ is a proud partner of the annual Queensland Historic Motoring Council (QHMC) Rally. The rally is held in a Queensland regional town each year and is the state's most prestigious rally for veteran, vintage, post-vintage and historic vehicles. This year, for the first time, there were two QHMC rallies in southern and northern Queensland. For more information on the RACQ QHMC Rally, call 07 3872 8674 or visit qhmc.org.au/qhmc-rally.
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