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Join us at our Annual Summer Conference
June 21-23
Irvine, CA
Room Rate: $99
Hotel Reservation: 1-800-445-8667


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American River College to Provide Training for Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles     

The Automotive Department at American River College is pleased to announce two excellent courses, coming up in June, providing industry training for your technicians on Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.  


The first course is Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Safety & Service Course, followed by Advanced Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Diagnostics & Remove/Replace/Rebuild Procedures.  Both courses are grant funded courses through the California Energy Commission and are open to interested technicians free of charge.  You can sign up for just one course or both. The second course requires attending the first or having prior hybrid knowledge .


Please see the attached flyers giving more detailed information on both courses.  There are a limited number of seats available, to be filled on a first come, first served basis, so don't miss out on this great opportunity.  The last day to register is June 14.  We hope to see you soon!


If you have any questions, please call John McCormack at 916-484-8616.


Click here for additional information on the Safety and Service Course.


Click here for additional information on the Advanced course. 


NASTF Elects New Board Members      

May 16, 2013 St. Johns, FL - Bill Long, President of the Automotive Aftermarket Supplier's Association and Bill Moss, Owner of Euro Service Automotive (Warrenton, VA) were elected May 16, 2013 to the Board of Directors of the National Automotive Service Task Force. Additionally, Steve Douglas, Environmental Affairs Director for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers was elected to a Board officer position of Treasurer/Secretary.

Long steps in to NASTF as the AASA/MEMA representative as Steve Handschuh, a long-time NASTF Board member, was promoted at MEMA (Motor and Equipment Manufacturer's Association) and unable to continue his NASTF responsibilities. Handschuh had served as NASTF Treasurer/Secretary which generated the vacancy filled now by Steve Douglas, an existing member of the NASTF Board.

Moss was nominated by the Board of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) to represent ASA on the NASTF Board of Directors following the departure of Ron Pyle. Moss is the Director of the Mechanical Division for ASA in addition to his primary role as owner of a 4-bay European vehicle specialty shop in a suburb of Washington, DC.

"NASTF is blessed to have the high level of automotive service wisdom and experience available to us as we have in Bill Long and Bill Moss," remarked Charlie Gorman, NASTF Chairman of the Board of Directors. "New members in the NASTF leadership will introduce innovation in NASTF solutions and will energize us veterans of the Board to continue giving our best."

NASTF was established in 2000 to identify, communicate and resolve gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools, and equipment for the benefit of automotive service professionals and their customers.  NASTF was incorporated in 2006 as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization. Additional details can be found at www.nastf.org


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American River College to Provide Training
NASTF Elects New Board Members
Nominate an ASCCA Member of the Month
May Member of the Month

Denise Pina, her husband Fred and mom, Virginia, Brea Auto Body


In her own words: "Thank you for this honor from a great association with amazing members!


I remember one day, when I was young, Dad said, "I want to start my own shop." Things were really tight, so this was a big leap of faith. In 1979, my parents started Brea Auto Body, located in North Orange County, California. Brea Auto Body has grown to a state-of-the art collision repair and paint facility; a certified green shop, ASE Blue Seal, with all of the equipment, training and services of an A+ shop, recognized locally and nationally for community service. Consumers voted us Best Auto Body Shop in Orange County twice.


Our key values include excellence in customer service, a commitment to giving back, and dedication to making our industry better. Brea Auto Body is involved with many trade, business and charitable organizations as well as advisors to automotive colleges. We were honored with the NABC Pride Award, a national award given for humanitarian acts.


I grew up in the automotive industry - after college and a career in the Tech Industry, family brought me home and back to Brea Auto Body in 2002.


We joined ASCCA shortly thereafter. Thanks to Ira Newman who welcomed us, joining the board followed. When I think of ASCCA, I think of valuable friendships, strong, dedicated industry leaders, coming together to make a difference, and amazing people I learn from, every time we are together. We have been involved with the organization from hosting shop nights, attending Leg Day, contributing to marketing materials, legislation and more. ASCCA has embraced us as family, and I always know I can pick up the phone and ask a leader in the industry anywhere across the state a question. I am proud of our voice in government, our contributions to our industry, and to each other as shop owners. I am grateful to ASCCA and it's members."


ASCCA members like Denise are shining examples of how One Member CAN Make a Difference! 


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September 27-29

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Nominate an ASCCA Member for Member of the Month!


The ASCCA Member of the Month is a new program developed by ASCCA leadership to recognize our members who go above and beyond to support our core purpose: To Elevate and Unite Automotive Professionals and Give Them Voice.


Each Member of the Month will receive a certificate and a $50 Visa gift card. Additionally, the member will be recognized on the ASCCA website homepage for one month, announced on Team Talk, featured in the WYNTK and in the California Independent.


YOU can nominate a Member of the Month by sending your recommendation to Heather Vigil at hvigil@amgroup.us. All nominations should include a summary of why your nominee should be considered for ASCCA's Member of the Month.


When making a recommendation, please use the following criteria:

  • Faithfully adheres to ASCCA code of ethics
  • Active proponent of ASCCA (both State and Chapter); talks up ASCCA to non-members
  • Actively helps oter shops succeed (both member and non-member shops)
  • Utilizes member benefits (ASCCA Advantage) and mentors new members utilizing benefits
  • Active in local Chapter (where applicable) and state events
  • Adds his/her voice to legislative issues; contacting representatives on key issues
  • Pays dues on time
  • Participates in/monitors Team Talk


Each nomination will be carefully reviewed and considered by the ASCCA Membership Committee. The pool of Members of the Month winners will be voted on by the Chapter Representatives Committee for Member of the Year to be honored at ASCCA's Summer Conference, June 21-23, 2013 at the Hilton Irvine Orange County.


For more information on the Member of the Month program, please contact Heather Vigil at hvigil@amgroup.us.




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