The Road Ahead : June July 2012
RACQ HELP VISIT US ON THE WEB RACQ/ RACQI racq.com free2go free2go.com.au The Road Ahead roadahead.com.au Email firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/racqofficial twitter.com/racqofficial ROADSIDE HELP (24 HRS) 13 1111 TTY (impaired hearing) 3248 2074 HELP LINE (24 HRS) 13 1905 Medical, home, accident emergency advice. Motoring legal advice. MEMBERSHIP (24 HRS) 13 1905 Join, pay by phone, enquiries. INSURANCE (24 HRS) 13 1905 Enquiries, sales, alterations & payments RACQ Insurance claims 13 7202 OTHER RACQ SERVICES Child safety restraints Advice/sales 3872 8926 Mail order 1800 816 523 Driver education 3361 2382 (Rec. driving schools) 1800 680 039 RACQ Loans RACQ car & personal loans 1300 361 316 Technical advice 3666 9148 Members in country areas 1800 623 456 Community & Education 3872 8674 Road safety education Travel services Accom. bookings (Aust.) 1800 629 501 Road conditions (recorded) 1300 130 595 (24 hrs, or see website) Travel agency bookings 1300 888 449 Vehicle storage 3272 5982 Vehicle inspections 13 1905 OFFICES Head Office 13 1905 P.O. Box 4, Springwood, Qld 4127 Branch/retail offices See 'RACQ' in the phone directory or racq.com. RACQ BOARD Club Patron Penelope Wensley, AC, Governor of Queensland President & Chairman Geoff Leddy Vice Pres. & Dep. Chairman Nigel Alexander Directors Fay Barker, Tony Gambling, Dennis Howe, Elizabeth Jameson, Stephen Maitland, Bronwyn Morris, Karl Morris, Richard Pietsch Chief Executive Officer Ian Gillespie WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU THE ROAD AHEAD JUN/JUL 2012 6 COMMUNITY VIEWPOINT YOU WOULD THINK the benefits of belonging to Queensland's largest club, the RACQ, are pretty obvious. Those services include the world's best roadside assistance, in that we get 93 percent of breakdowns going again rather than having to tow. Our members save more than $40 million annually through discounts on RACQ insurance premiums alone, and also have access to discounted movie, theme park, theatre and sports tickets as well as a vast array of products -- from batteries to beds and glasses, to gym memberships -- at reduced prices. On top of that, we offer travel and finance services, vehicle inspections, driver training, windscreens, auto electrics, legal and technical advice, road condition reports ... and so the list goes on. We do all this for an annual membership fee of$80--the lowest for any Australian motoring club. But there's a whole lot more that RACQ members can take pride in -- and benefit from. The efforts of the club's Community Response Team (CRT) volunteers are a great example. They were in Mitchell and St George in south-west Queensland earlier this year helping residents clean up after the floods that devastated their towns. Formed largely on the initiative of RACQ roadside assistance staff who were among the first external volunteers to lend a hand to Tully MEMBER VALUE IAN GILLESPIE, RACQ CEO residents after Cyclone Yasi hit last year, our CRT has been recognised by Emergency Management Queensland as having a valuable role to play in any future coordinated disaster responses. There's also the work of the RACQ Foundation, established after last year's floods and cyclones to help communities get up and running again. Of the foundation's initial funding of $8 million, donations of more than $5 million to 90 organisations had been allocated by the end of 2011. As well, every year the RACQ sponsors a wide range of community activities that benefit not just our members but the broader community. The largest and best known of these is our rescue helicopter network, which last year flew more than 1200 life-saving missions. So give yourselves a pat on the back. As a member of the RACQ, you are not just ensuring quick and professional assistance if you breakdown at the roadside. You're also doing your bit for your community. Our members save more than $40 million annually through discounts on RACQ insurance premiums alone ...
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