RAA’s regional roadshow honours longstanding members

5 July, 2023

Our Regional Roadshow last week brought together thousands of years’ worth of RAA membership across Mt Gambier, Kingston and Murray Bridge, celebrating members who have been with us for 50 years or more.

The well-attended ‘Gold 50’ events in each town saw between 60-180 members, actively participating and elevating the years of RAA membership. Tony Ey, from our Community Education team, skilfully hosting each event.

At every Gold 50 event, our Retail, Membership, Solar and Battery, Future Motoring, and Safety and Infrastructure teams showcased RAA products and services.

Additionally, speeches from our President and Chairman Peter Siebels, CEO Nick Reade and General Manager, Community and Corporate Affairs, Emily Perry enriched the experience even further.

Tony captivated the audience with highlights from our Years Ahead program presentation, particularly the popular road rules segment. The events concluded with engaging ‘Ask us anything’ sessions, where Peter, Nick and Emily provided fascinating insights and addressed the concerns and thoughts of our regional members.

RAA’s Peter Siebels, Nick Reade and Emily Perry answering member questions

Peter, in this address, expressed his delight in meeting and spending time with RAA’s country-based members.

“At RAA, our members really are at the heart of our organisation, and everything we do is about making their lives better, every day.”

“Let me extend my huge congratulations and thanks to all our 50-year plus members.”

RAA CEO Nick Reade acknowledged the members’ long service and discussed RAA’s commitment to stand alongside them during the ongoing energy transition.

“It’s an exciting time to be thinking about the future, because change is happening so quickly in so many aspects of our lives,” he said.

“Energy is at the intersection of everything we do and we’re so proud of the role RAA is playing in innovating to help South Australians to stay on the road and move about our great state sustainably.”

During the Gold 50 events, our Road Safety and Infrastructure team also conducted comprehensive safety check-ups of the local road network.

Our Community and School educators extended our Street Smart, Years Ahead education and child restraint fitting training to local schools, organisations and contractors.

Meanwhile, our Road Service team visited both current and past contractors, organising lock-picking technical training.

Additionally, Nick, Peter and Emily also made visits to our local RAA Shops at Mt Gambier and Murray Bridge.