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Journeys : Jun Jul 2012
A blow for safety in the North West Apub counter meal and a few drinks with friends is an Aussie tradition – but know ing if you can legally drive afterwards can be a game of Russian roulette. Wy nyard’s Wharf Hotel, the Beach Hotel in Burnie and Circular Head’s Marrawah Hotel, Tall Timbers Hotel and Rocky Cape Tavern offer free breath tests to their patrons. “It’s been popular with bistro diners who have had a couple of glasses w ith dinner and would like to double-check they are safe to drive home,” says Wharf Hotel owner Vaughan Pendlebury. “ We’ve had customers use the Alcolizer and make the decision not to drive.” Vaughan says a person’s blood alcohol concentration can continue to rise for a number of hours after the last drink, so the Alcolizer reading is only ever a guide. He promotes the Community Road Safety Partnership’s ‘Alcolizers on Loan’ program with signs and pamphlets in the pub and over 500 customers have used it since December 2010. Recognition for emergency services volunteers T he PJ Parssey Memorial Award is awarded annually to a Tasmanian emergency serv ice worker who has excelled in ser ving their respective organisation and their community. This year’s winner is Kim Brundle-Lawrence, honoured for more than twenty years of volunteer work with the Tasmanian Fire Service at Carrick Brigade, during which she has attended numerous fires across the state. She has also volunteered for decades with the Red Cross and is part of the Rapid Response Team, which has seen her deployed around Australia in lead positions through many natural disasters. Kim received the PJ Parssey Memorial Shield from Betty Parssey, who has presented the award in honour of her late husband each year since it was established in his honour in 1990 (only missing out last year to attend a Mini car rally on the mainland). RACT’s ROADSIDE Product Manager Peter Gillon (left) also presented a surprised Kim with a $500 travel voucher as part of the RACT’s support of the award. At the same event, Ron Jones, Tasmanian President, Australian Institute of Emergency Serv ices (right) made a proud Betty Parssey an Honorary Member of the Institute. Betty is also an active member of the R ACT’s Southern Regional Advisor y Committee and is known to many Journeys readers through her opinion columns. Arabian horses to Arabia! North West Coast horse breeder Keryn Mahoney is the winner of our $10,000 Jumpstart your Holiday promotion. R ACT’s Roadside Product Manager Peter Gillon and consultant Jane Cutts presented Ker yn with her prize at R ACT Travelworld Ulverstone. An RACT member for nine years, Keryn breeds and sells Arabian horses on her farm at Weetah, near Deloraine – and yes, some of her horses actually go to Saudi Arabia! With her prize, Keryn and her husband are planning to travel to Austria this year to see the World Working Dog Championships. In the past, Jane and R ACT Travelworld have helped Keryn plan trips to Thailand, Dubai and New Zealand. Her most memorable moment was in Thailand, where Keryn not only rode an elephant but went swimming on one! W e’re proud to announce that Lindy George, who manages the Journeys mailing list as well as writing regular car reviews for the magazine, has been invited to join the national judging panel of the Australia’s Best Cars awards. Lindy joins RACT’s Darren Moody on the panel, along w ith judges from all Australian states. We know she’ll bring her own astute motoring knowledge to bear on the 60 or so new vehicles to be tested in this year’s ABC awards. Congratulations Lindy! Here comes the judge In our community June / July 2012 9
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