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RACV stands by its members affected by flood

RACV announced today that it will pay claims to its members affected by the Victorian floods in January 2011.

Paul Northey, General Manager RACV Insurance said, the severe weather in January affected large parts of Victoria and many RACV members.

“These were exceptional circumstances and RACV is aware of the impact that the January weather caused many of our members and their communities.

“The vast majority of claims have already been accepted under coverage for storm. However, for those members whose homes were affected by the January floods, RACV as a membership organisation will pay the value of their claims.”

“Payments will be made on an ex-gratia basis where the RACV Insurance Home and Contents policy does not cover for flood. RACV members who lodged claims will be contacted over the next few days to inform them of our on-going support.

”RACV Comprehensive and Complete Care Motor Insurance policies already cover damage caused by both storms and floods. All RACV members with RACV Home and Contents Insurance policies are covered for damage caused by storms, and RACV intends to offer comprehensive flood cover in the future.

“Developing a long-term solution for flood is a high priority for RACV and this will require reliable and accurate mapping information that is not currently available. We expect a solution to be in place by next year,” Mr Northey said.

RACV has a proud history of standing by its two million members, and once again we are assisting them in their time of need.

Marion Lau OAM Listed in Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Victoria Branch Secretary Marion Lau has again been recognized for her continuing and outstanding contribution across a wide range of community activities with her recent induction into the Victorian Honour Roll for Women. The Honour Roll was established on International Womens’ Day in 2001 to celebrate and publicly recognize the achievements of remarkable women across Victoria. Marion’s citation reads, “ You have achieved a great deal in your chosen field and made a significant contribution to Victoria.” Marion will be further recognized at the end of April when she will be included in the QVWC Shilling Wall ,an emerging Melbourne landmark which pays tribute to the achievements of remarkable women.

Nominate a Worthy Australian Citizen for an Award

Do you know somebody who has made a worthy contribution to the community and is worthy of recognition? As recipients of awards in The Order, we should play an active role in identifying those who have made outstanding contributions to the community. It’s easy to nominate any Australian citizen for an award within The Order of Australia. And anybody can do it by simply filling in the official nomination form which is available by phoning The Australian Honours Secretariat’s 24 hours toll free telephone line: 1800 552 275

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