Eyre Peninsula residents celebrate 50 years with RAA | PHOTOS

RAA celebrated residents of the Eyre Peninsula that had been members with the company for 50 years or more today with a commemorative event at the Port Lincoln Hotel. 

200 people attended the event on February 5 to celebrate their 50 years or more of membership with the insurance organisation. 

Attending the event was Alan Kimber, who took out a prize for the longest individual customer at the event, having membership since 1946. 

Mr Hopping was also at the event, and his membership spans back to 1926, when his father’s business, Hopping Brothers Pty Ltd took out insurance with the RAA. 

Chair Elizabeth Perry said they had 730,000 members across the state, with 14,320 members covering central and the Lower Eyre Peninsula. 

33,000 members across the state have been with the organisation for 50 years or more. 

The event was set up to allow members to chat with RAA experts, managers, board members and Ms Perry at morning tea. 

Ms Perry said often people share stories or bring things along. 

“People often remember things like the colour of their first car, or can recite the number plate,” she said. 

“We get wonderful feedback, and get to honour their membership.

“I respect their trust in us, and for that length of time.” 

Ms Perry said it was also a chance to keep members updated with the RAA’s programs or future plans, such as their innovation or education work.