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Journeys : Feb March 2011
Patron His E xcellency, the Honourable Peter U nder wood, AC President Stuart Slade Vice P re sidents Peter Joyce, Kathry n Westwood Board Josephine Archer, Ted Best AM, Dav id Catchpole, Bruce Clark, Peter Dixon, Robin Holmes, Chris L a ngdon, Roger L ocke, Tony Stacey AM. Chief Executive Officer Har vey Lennon Head Office Cnr Murray & Patrick Streets, Hobart Telephone (03) 6232 6300 Facsimile (03) 6234 8784 Bra nche s Hoba rt - 1/110 Collins Street (03) 6222 9222 Launceston, Cnr York & George Sts (03) 6335 5633 Devonpor t, 119 Rooke St Mall (03) 6421 1933 Ulvers tone, 38 Reibey Street (03) 6490 8350 Bur nie, 24 North Terrace (03) 6434 2933 Rosny Park, Rosny Mall, 2 Bayfield St (03) 6212 6755 Glenorchy, Cnr Main Rd & Terry St (03) 6212 9588 Kingston, Shop 49A Channel Cour t (03) 6242 3200 Editor Chris Viney GPO Box 1292, Hobart 7001 Em ail: motornews @ract.com.au Ph: (03) 6236 4310 Fa x: (03) 6234 8784 Advertising Artemi s P ublishing Consultants Anne Shield a nd Yvonne Buckley Ph: (03) 6231 6122 Fa x: (03) 6231 6322 Email: email@example.com Published bi-monthly by The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited ABN 62 009 475 861 Every effort is made to ensure the authenticity of advertisements including product testing where practicable. However, publication of an advertisement does not imply that the product or service carries the recommendations of R ACT. No part of Journeys may be reproduced without perm is sion. Copyright 2010 RACT Design & production: Digital Ink Printing: Hannanprint Victoria Mailhouse: Datasend Australia Dist ribution: Australia Post ISSN 0818-5549 About your club 4 February / March 2011 for 13 years, ten of those as Chairman. I also represented the RACT on the National Black Spot Program Tasmanian Consultative Panel. For the last ten years I have also been the founder and principal consultant of the Business Continuity Institute of Australia and Risk Management Options. In addition, I’m a Director of the Australian Automobile Association, which provides me with the latest information on road safety matters throughout Australia and overseas. This includes advances in road infrastr ucture, vehicle design and associated advocacy issues. I am a strong supporter of the RACT’s Regional Advisory Committees and it has always been my belief that these tireless volunteers are the eyes and ears on local issues in our three main Tasmanian regions. I was closely involved in organising the first-ever joint Regional Advisory Committee meeting in Launceston in 2009, when representatives from all three committees came together, along with other road safety stakeholders. From that event, R ACT was able to bring together its Road Map on road safety issues and present it to our politicians at the last state elections. It is the Club’s intention to run similar forums each year. High on my priority list during my term as President w ill be bolstering the roles of the Regional Advisory Committees, enhancing our important branch network, and regularly engaging with key stakeholder groups who share our roadways. Each edition of Journeys w ill now include a message from me to our members, to complement Har vey Lennon’s operational report as R ACT CEO. I’m doing this because I believe it’s important to keep our 180,000 members and customers up-to-date on the strategic directions of the RACT Board. My long experience as an Alderman and Deputy Mayor of the Glenorchy City Council has brought home to me the importance of keeping in touch with the local community. I intend to continue this approach as your Club President and I look for ward to meeting many of you on my travels throughout the state. Stuart Slade President and Chairman of the Board It was with great honour that following RACT’s annual general meeting late last year I accepted the position as President and Chairman after nomination by my fellow directors. I had been a RACT Vice President for six years. This is a great organisation and the responsibilities that come w ith my role are correspondingly important. I am looking for ward to working closely with a Board that has Directors with broad knowledge and experience. RACT is a wholly-Tasmanian success stor y. While others may try to administer their Tasmanian interests from an interstate boardroom, we’re here on the ground, with a presence in every community in the state. We are Tasmania’s largest service organisation, founded by Tasmanians to service and support Tasmanians. The Club’s values of trust, care, commitment and performance should be the hallmark of ever y organisation’s operational objectives but they are particularly relevant to a large mutual like the RACT. I am acutely aware of the importance of R ACT’s reputation throughout Tasmania and our enormous range of products and ser vices, all based on the guiding principles of support, security, safety and service. Since the formation of the RACT in 1923, I am the first President to come from a policing background. As a former police sergeant, I can look back on more than 21 years of service, including the role of State Cr ime Prevention Coordin ator. I come to this peak position with a strong law enforcement background, and also with a background in risk management and local gover nment. I’ve been a Director of the R ACT since 1997. Before my election as President and Chairman, I served on the Club’s Road and Traffic Committee Stuart Slade took up his position as RACT President and Chairman of the Board in November 2010. From the President
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