The Road Ahead : December 2012
QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB 71 DEC 2012/JAN 2013 THE ROAD AHEAD RACQ BENEFITS MEMBER ESSENTIALS member benefits TO SEE HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT WITH RACQ GO TO RACQ.COM NOMINATIONS FOR RACQ BOARD ELECTIONS Nomination of candidates for election to the RACQ Board for the Central Zone and the South East Zone are open. Nominations for candidates from the above Zones are to be made in writing, on the form available upon request, addressed to The Returning Officer, RACQ, PO Box 4, Springwood, 4127. A nomination form may be obtained by writing to the Returning Officer at the above address or by calling (07) 3361 2316. Completed nomination forms must be returned so as to be received by the Returning Officer by noon on Friday, January 18, 2013, at which time nominations close. Copies of the Constitution and By-Laws of RACQ will be issued to members applying for nomination forms. These documents fully detail the requirements for eligibility to nominate and the nomination and election process, and should be read by all intending nominees. Some of the requirements are: A candidate must, when nominating, be an eligible financial member of RACQ and a resident in the zone he or she seeks to represent both at the time of nominating and at the time of the Board election. A candidate shall be nominated by at least 30 eligible financial members of RACQ. Three Board positions are available for election, one in the Central Zone, and two in the South East Zone. The three incumbent directors who retire by rotation have indicated that they intend to re-nominate. The zones are defined by the following Australia Post postcodes: Central Zone: 4677 to 4736, and 9920 to 9939. South-East Zone: 4000 to 4349; 4500 to 4549; 9000 to 9299; 9400 to 9599; 9700 to 9799. Barbara Tynan -- Returning Officer. NEW WEBSITE HELPS WITH DRIVE PLANNING Planning a road trip can be a challenge at the best of times. First there's deciding on where to go, not to mention how to get there. By the time you've packed the car with everything the family needs and set out on your journey, the last thing you need is to hit a road block. Literally. That's where RACQ's new Road Conditions website can help. The site has undergone a complete transformation as part of RACQ's ongoing commitment to providing members with comprehensive drive travel information. Simply go to racq.com/roadconditions, type in your destination and let RACQ do the rest. Not only will the site provide detailed directions on how to get where you're going, it also highlights any events, incidents, road closures, load limits and road works that may be encountered along the way. The data is regularly updated by the Department of Transport and Main Roads, helping you to avoid unexpected problems on your journey. RACQ ADDS MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES TO ITS RANGE In response to increasing demand from members, RACQ has extended and enhanced its battery range. RACQ motorcycle batteries are easy to install and feature quality multi- terminal connections and advanced glass mat technology for longer life. RACQ members receive a discount on batteries and free delivery in Brisbane metropolitan and Gold Coast areas. A wide range of replacement motorcycle batteries is available, including BMW, Harley Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha. Every RACQ motorcycle battery is factory activated, which means it is conditioned for optimum performance before it even leaves the factory, and comes with a 12-month Australia-wide warranty. Each battery is fully sealed to prevent acid spillage and, unlike conventional designs, has a very low discharge rate. RACQ motorcycle batteries are available for purchase from the online shop and can be delivered Australia- wide. For more information, phone 13 1111 or visit racq.com/motorcyclebatteries.