Senior Wins Scooter by Paying Rates on Time
City of Melville ratepayer Ronald Casserly (84) was on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 rewarded with a Vmoto Milan 50cc Scooter after using his American Express card to pay his rates before the early payment date.
Mayor Russell Aubrey, Chief Executive Officer Dr Shayne Silcox and American Express Regional Manager of Western Australia Robert Pickering presented Mr Casserly with his prize at the City’s Civic Centre as part of an American Express Rates Promotion.
Mayor Aubrey said anyone who paid their rates before the early payment date using their American Express card automatically went into the draw to win the scooter. “The ultra-stylish, economical and reliable Vmoto Milan 50cc Scooter came complete with a full accessories pack, helmet and on-road costs, valued at $2,500. We congratulate Mr Casserly on his good fortune and hope that he enjoys his prize. The City encourages residents to pay their rates early and prizes like these provide them an extra incentive to do so,” he said.
Mr Casserly said he had never won anything before and was surprised to receive the good news. “It has been a long time since I have ridden a bicycle, although I used to race on road and track and can still remember having the wind in my face when racing. I am looking forward to giving the scooter a go, although having had a knee replacement I may just use it for short runs to the local shops. If it doesn’t work out, I will certainly find another home for it,” he said.
American Express Regional Manager of Western Australia Robert Pickering congratulated Ronald on his win. “Ronald has been an American Express Cardmember for many years and it's great to see him rewarded for his loyalty with this fantastic prize. Competitions such as this with the City of Melville remind our Cardmembers that they have many options for using their Card, such as paying their annual rates, monthly electricity bills and many other everyday purchases. Plus our constantly expanding network means that residents of the City of Melville now have more places to use their Card than ever before," he said.