Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

RACQ Recognises members,CO Loyalty

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

RACQ Recognises members,CO Loyalty

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Fast facts

RACQ purchased The Hummock in the 1930s before selling it to the Woongarra Shire in the 1960s

RACQ began in 1905

In 1928, RACQ membership cost one pound, three shillings and six pence

Carolyn Archer

carolyn.archer@news-mail.com.au

BUNDABERGCOS longest serving RACQ members were recognised with a special Gold 50 Member appreciation event held in their honour at the Bundaberg RSL.

Among those recognised as the longest serving Bundaberg members was Dorothy Strathdee, who became a member in 1947, and Kenneth Berkery.

Mr Berkery said his membership was transferred to him from another family member and he was more than happy to continue with the roadside assistance.

C[pounds sterling]I worked in insurance for 30 years and itCOs something ICOve always believed in,C[yen] he said.

Joining Ms Strathdee at the event yesterday was her brother Robert Strathdee and Phyllis Johnson, who are also Gold 50 members, and the siblings have fond memories of participating in RACQ events as children, as their father had also been a RACQ member. …

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