What a Ride!
Outgoing chair Suzanne Young reflects on her tenure at CAA Saskatchewan
Two years have passed since I took the driver’s seat as the elected chair of the CAA Saskatchewan board of directors. And what a ride it’s been!
Our 12-member board is composed of dedicated professionals from sectors including business, engineering, education, legal, automotive, construction, government and communications. I have truly enjoyed working alongside them to ensure that the CAA Saskatchewan Motor Club is financially responsible and accountable to Members. I’d like to thank and acknowledge our board for its work in updating our governance to better manage CAA’s resources.
Working for our valued Members, the board and staff strive to improve how we stay connected, how we communicate, and how we can best offer our services. One major project we’re working on is a new website that will greatly assist Members online. You’ll be able to renew your membership, access Member benefits and discounts, book travel, and read about what’s new in automotive, roadside assistance, insurance and travel.
On the advocacy and safety side of CAA Saskatchewan, we’ve enjoyed success with several programs, including school safety patrols and jamboree events, school zone safety, tow truck operators and first responders’ safety via the recent CAA National Slow Down Move Over Day, CarFit for mature drivers, consumer education, and the Worst Roads campaign.
In the spring of this year, we organized a meeting with the Honourable Lori Carr, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure, and the Honourable Joe Hargrave, Minister Responsible for SGI. Along with a few of their staff and our CAA team, including president and CEO, Fred Titanich, we discussed several topics, such as the Regina ByPass and related highway projects, school bus safety, and seatbelts on busses. One area we are closely monitoring is national truck driver training standards. We applaud Minister Carr and Minister Hargrave for their leadership roles on these issues.
–Suzanne Young, J.D., ICD.D
Chair, CAA Saskatchewan Board of Directors