Message from the Chair of the Board
The Road Ahead
Time certainly does fly by, as the saying goes. On October 27, 2023, my two-year term as Chair of the CAA Saskatchewan Board of Directors ended. I plan to continue my commitment of serving our valued Members for the 2023/2024 term as past chair, while also remaining active on the Nominating/Governance Committee.
During my 10 years on the Board, I can truly say I have learned from and shared a lot of information and knowledge with our executives and staff and my Board colleagues, which have helped to better serve our Members and clients.
We have a staff of approximately 200 that work professionally and diligently at the 11 CAA Stores in 9 Saskatchewan communities, as well as at the CAA Car Care Centre at Regina Battery Depot. They all support Members and customers with their day-to-day needs. You don’t have to be a CAA Member to receive our professional service, but being a Member does have its advantages—enjoying the many benefits and savings of membership.
With winter approaching, our trusted and experienced consultants in travel and insurance are ready and willing to help with your dream vacation plans, whether it’s to sun destinations like Barbados and Bermuda or, as snowbirds, to popular Florida, California, and Arizona or to Vancouver Island. (Learn more at caask.ca/travel and caask.ca/insurance.)
The road ahead for our motor club looks very promising for our business lines—Membership, Insurance, Travel, Automotive and Roadside Assistance. Our major focus for Membership—currently at approximately 185,600—is on growth and membership retention.
In addition to the business side of CAA Saskatchewan, we remain a strong safety advocate for our Members as well as the public, as we research and monitor the latest information and trends on the following sectors:
- driver safety, including distracted driving and vehicle safety
- highway and road safety through our annual Worst Roads campaign
- tow truck operator and first responder safety with our annual Slow Down, Move Over Day
- pedestrian and cyclist safety
- school zone safety
- mature driving safety advice through the CarFit program
- air passenger rights
- consumer education regarding electric, hybrid, and autonomous vehicles
- fuel-efficiency driving costs
(To learn more, visit caask.ca/advocacy-safety.)
In closing, I’d like to thank each and every Member for staying with CAA and trusting us to help you and your family with your lifestyle needs.
Please know that your opinions and comments always matter to us. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any thoughts, questions, and suggestions.
Take care and stay safe.
Brian L. Barber
Chair, CAA Saskatchewan Board of Directors