President’s letter December 2018

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President and Chairman of the Board, Netta Griffin, reflects on 2018 at RACV and the holiday season.

Netta M Griffin
President & Chairman of the Board

RACV President Netta M Griffin
RACV President Netta M Griffin

With the end of the year fast approaching, many of us have started reflecting on 2018 and determining our resolutions for the new year.

As I look back on the year at RACV, it has been one of significant growth and many achievements. We have continued to expand our products and services, as well as introduce new initiatives to help improve the lives of our members and all Victorians.

Notably, we continued to expand our support for members in their homes. We placed a strong focus on providing advice to members on how to reduce their energy costs and live more sustainably, making great progress in this space with the launch of our solar business. 

‘At this time of year, it is especially important to support those who are experiencing hardship.’

To bring this to life, we also built our very own RACV Tiny Home, designed to highlight the ways Victorians could cut their energy consumption and reduce their bills by making changes – small and large – around their own homes.

A huge achievement was also the official opening of the newly redeveloped Cape Schanck Resort on the Mornington Peninsula, which has been transformed into a beautiful Victorian getaway destination.

At this time of year, it is especially important to support those who are experiencing hardship. To this end, I am extremely proud that RACV has continued to invest in organisations that support those who are most vulnerable in our communities. Our donation to West Welcome Wagon will help over 500 households of asylum seekers, who have sought safety and a better life in Melbourne. 

Over this busy period, I ask that you pause a moment to slow down, take an extra few minutes to reach your destination, and travel safely wherever you’re heading this summer.

Be cautious not only on the roads but also in your homes, and if you live in the proximity of bushfire danger zones, I urge you to prepare a “go kit” so you can evacuate quickly if required. Being prepared saves valuable time in an emergency and ensures you have the things you need and treasure.

I’m incredibly excited to see what we can achieve over the next 12 months. I wish you all a wonderful and safe festive season with your families and loved ones.