President's Message March - April 2021

AAA Honors Local Heros

AAA Honors Local Heroes

In an earlier President’s Message, I shared that we were awarding $25,000 in free AAA memberships to local heroes, as nominated by friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Those memberships have since been granted to an ever-deserving group of selfless souls.  One such honoree is a health care worker who, though frightened for her own life because of recent open heart surgery, continued working frontline shifts 12 hours per day.  Others include a mother, who while dealing with her own major health issues, still made deliveries to nursing homes and long-term care facilities; a grocery store employee who worked tirelessly to keep the elderly safe while shopping during COVID; a general contractor who performed free home repairs for people dealing with financial issues caused by the pandemic; and, a veteran working around the clock to ensure that veterans were continually cared for during the crisis.  Submission after submission we were introduced to fellow Hoosiers whose hearts make us proud to call Indiana our home.

What a Great Time to Be a Member
The pandemic dramatically altered the travel landscape to where it was nearly exclusively centered around the automobile.  In fact, 97% of all trips now are driving road trips.  And with restrictions beginning to lift, we will be driving more this year than last…making it a great time to have that AAA card in your wallet. Not only does it provide world-class roadside assistance, but also great value in savings.  Your membership pays for itself.  For instance, without a membership and facing a roadside service issue, just one single, short (a few miles) tow can cost as much as $125. That figure skyrockets if you are towed any relative distance.  Your AAA card provides for multiple roadside rescues, if needed.  Above and beyond that, on average, AAA members save more than $150 annually by utilizing AAA discounts, for travel, dining, even insurance.

Please Lean On Us For Travel Support
COVID has made travel planning particularly complex in dealing with restrictions, cancellations, refunds and re-bookings.  Industry experts suggest the use of a professional travel adviser for 2021.  As part of your AAA membership, we provide those services to you for free.  We have experienced travel agents in our branches, and over the phone, ready to serve you.  Our expertise was recently cited as the AAA Hoosier Motor Club Travel Agency was voted the region’s Best Travel Agency from the Indy Star’s 2020 Best Things Community Choice Awards.  We’d be honored to serve you.