What You Need to Know
To Elevate and Unite Automotive Professionals, andGive Them Voice 


Why You Should Be There...


Top Industry Speakers will dive into the biggest shop obstacles and challenges with hard hitting answers and easy to follow processes for implementation and performance management. All targeted to ensure that you get the results you want and deserve.


 John Wallauch, Chief, Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)

Mr. Wallach was appointed to the position of Chief of the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) effective February 13, 2012. Mr. Wallauch oversees an agency with over 600 positions, an annual operating budget of approximately $200 million, and a statewide network of 12 field offices. He brings over 50 years of experience working in the public and private sectors on issues involving air quality and consumer protection. Prior to this appointment, John served as an advisor to the Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board on issues concerning the Smog Check Program. He had previously worked in an engineering position at the board overseeing a pilot vehicle retirement program. He also served as Deputy Chief of the Field Operations and Engineering Division where he was instrumental in implementing California's first Smog Check Program. Mr. Wallach has also held several technical and managerial positions in the private sector.



New Ideas on what works in today's challenging market. Networking with some of the sharpest and most forward-thinking minds in the industry is a great way to learn and grow as a leader. All to help you set a course for survival through today's challenging economic times...





ASCCA Has a New Facebook Page 

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Please visit us on our new Facebook page. We look forward to your comments and shared experiences. We will be posting information, links and events as a way to continue supporting our community and advancing our industry. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to "Like" us as well! We look forward to hearing from you soon!


California Green Transportation Collaborative - Spring 2012 Update

The California Green Transportation Collaborative made impressive gains in curriculum development and industry alliance building under a two-year California Labor and Workforce Development grant. Skyline College, with community college partners Contra Costa College (CCC) and Long Beach City College (LBCC), spearheaded Collaborative activities. Career Ladders Project (CLP) provided strategic and direct assistance to support Collaborative goals and accelerate innovation with community colleges statewide, while ASCCA provided the Collaborative vital support, leadership and guidance.

Click here for the entire update.
BAR's New STAR Program Implementation Phase Beginning

Beginning 2013, stations that meet the STAR performance standards will be eligible for the legislatively created privilege of inspecting vehicles that are likely high smog emitters.
For nearly two years, BAR has been working with the Smog Check industry to establish the STAR program, conducting 22 workshops throughout the state. As requested by the industry, the program kicked off late last year to give station owners and inspectors sufficient time to correct any inspection practices that were not in accordance with Smog Check laws and regulations. Since the original posting of STAR results in December 2011, BAR has worked with the industry to improve the quality of inspections performed in California.
Bar has developed Q & A's to help the industry better understand STAR, in addition to creating a training program, set up a Help Desk and refined their STAR website. 
Click here for BAR Q & A. 
Click here for the letter issued by BAR Chief, John Wallauch. 




Class Action Lawsuit Against      Jiffy Lube

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Jiffy Lube for recommending oil changes at 3000 miles/3 month intervals.
Click here to read an article outlining the suit. 




ASCCA  One Member Can! Update        


The One Member Can! campaign has pushed off with great momentum and we've seen just how much one member CAN make a difference!


Since the launch of the One Member Can! campaign in February, ASCCA has seen individual members throughout the state rise to the occasion to reach out and make a difference in their Chapter and for ASCCA!


So far, 21 new members have joined ASCCA! Thanks to the following current members who have shown how One Member Can! make a difference!


Art Ratner East Bay Chapter 16

Mary Kemnitz Mt. Diablo Chapter 20

Jeff Chin Foothill Chapter 05

Rory Balmer Inland Empire Chapter 14

Randy Begin San Diego Chapter 24

Jerry Kubitsky San Diego Chapter 24

Stuart Terry San Diego Chapter 24

Allen Pennebaker Mt. Diablo Chapter 20

Dick Pierce Fresno Chapter 25

Larry Moore San Jose Chapter 42

Brad Larsen Orange Coast Chapter 50


Remember when you recruit a new member to send in your coupon on the bottom of the One Member Can! Membership Drive (Page 2) or send an email with your name and the name of the members you have recruited.


The attached flyers were designed by the membership committee as marketing material to be used to introduce and provide information to Chapter Leadership about the One Member Can! program.


The One Member Can! informative, 2-page flyer is designed to be printed double-sided on 8 " x 11" sheets of paper, while the one page poster is designed to be a tabletop piece, printed on glossy 8" x 10" stock paper - to be place next to the 2-page flyers. There is also a 16" x 20" poster available. If you would like to display a poster of that size, please contact us directly and the template will be forwarded separately.


Please take a moment to read through the marketing material thoroughly. The more you know about our One Member Can! campaign - the better you'll be at using it to engage and enlist new members! The material also contains instructions on how to report your new member sign-ups, and how you can win a new iPad.


If you need any additional information or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Heather Vigil at (800) 810-4272 or hvigil@amgroup.us.



Click here for the One Member Can flyer.

Click here for the One Member Can Poster



Join Us at the 2012 Annual Educational and Leadership Conference
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ASCCA One Member Can Campaign Update
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Calendar of Events


ASCCA Summer Educational Conference

2012 Summer Conf Logo 
June 22-24, 2012

Hilton Irvine, Orange County Airport

Room Rate: $99
Hotel Reservation: Call 800.445.8667 and ask for ASCCA room rate.
Reservation deadline: June 5, 2012

 2012 Attendee Brochure 

  2012 Exhibitor Brochure


Team Weekend 
September 29-30, 2012

Embassy Suites, Sacramento
Hotel Reservation
Room Rate: $149
Reservation deadline: September 7


Team Weekend 
December 8-9, 2012

Embassy Suites, Sacramento
Hotel Reservation: COMING SOON
Room Rate: $149
Reservation deadline: November 16


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Special Thank You to ASCCA's Diamond Sponsors!

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