ASCCA What You Need To KnowSept. 8, 2015
Goodbye Jeff Stich
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a friend and respected colleague, Jeff Stich. We would like to share with you the reflection of this man who served the ASCCA community at various leadership levels. He also touched the hearts of everyone who knew him.
Marlene Torres Sawers, Jeff's partner, posted the following on her Facebook page:
"It is with a broken heart that I come to all my FB friends to let you know that my Jeff Stich has gone to be with God. I will write a tribute at a later time but wanted to let all those concerned what has transpired. He loved racing and he passed away doing what he loved."

ASCCA previously reported as part of our Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group (BAG) meeting summary that there has been a big increase in citations and fines for issuing a certificate of compliance using a BAR97 EIS when an OIS test was required.  This is a violation of Section 44050 of the Health and Safety Code.  According to statistics provided by the BAR during the July 23rd, BAG meeting they had already issued 437 cita


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ASCCA Call to Action on SB 350
SB 350 is scheduled to be heard on the Assembly floor today. ASCCA has submitted its opposition to the Assembly with a floor alert.
ASCCA members are requested to contact their legislator and respectfully request that they vote "no" on SB 350.
SB 350 by Senator De Leon, which was recently amended and now requires an arbitrary and unrealistic reduction of petroleum use by 50% by 2030, increasing the current renewable portfolio standard to 50% by 2030 and increasing energy efficiency in buildings by 50%, without regard to the impact on individuals, small businesses and the economy.  SB 350 has been labeled a "job killer" bill by the California Chamber of Commerce.
NASTF OEM News & More September 2015 Newsletter
This months NASTF OEM News & More Newsletter for September 2015 is out now.
Advocacy Fund
Thank you to the following contributors to the ASCCA Legislative Advocacy Fund.  Your contributions have already made a difference!

Auto MedicsModesti's Independent Repair
Boulevard AutomotivePat's Automotive
Chapter 28Sunnyvale Foreign Car Service
D&H Enterprises Auto RepairTracy Renee                           
Fisk AutomotiveTri-Star Motors
James AutomotiveVan's Automotive
Kerechuk Motor ServiceVilla Automotive
Marty Vanich Auto RepairWarren's Automotive
Modderman Service, Inc.

Click here to learn more about how you can make a difference.
Make plans to join the upcoming ASCCA Team Weekend on September 26th and 27th.
It will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento.  Room reservations can be made online here.

Countertop Display Contest Update
The deadline is fast approaching for the Countertop Display contest.
NorCal is still leading 173-141 over SoCal, but there is still time left to enter (and upset NorCal with a SoCal win).
Send in your entry today, and help your team out!
Need a display?  Have any questions? Have a contest photo to send in? Email [email protected].
Updates on the contest are posted on Facebook.
This is going to be a special meeting, as Alan Cherko will be receiving the ASCCA State Award, presented by none other than the current president of ASCCA's Board of Directors, Steve Vanlandingham.
ALL ASCCA members are welcome to attend and congratulate Alan on this special Award.
George Petrelli's Steak House
5615 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
6:30 - Refreshments * 7:00 PM Dinner
$10.00 for members and guests
Please RSVP to Jo Ann Fischer, Chapter 12's Administrator at (909) 939-0332 or [email protected]
ASCCA Chapter 14 meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for 9/15/15.
Meetings are held at the Royal Cut Restaurant at 2249 S Grove Ave in Ontario.
Please call Glenn Davis for more information at (909) 946-2282.
Join us as top Automotive Labor Law Attorney, Cory King, joins Chapter 48 for a special Q and A session! Learn about the new employment laws affecting businesses and what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve!
At the Embassy Suites in Brea.
RSVP (714) 253-4580
Join ASCCA Chapter 5 on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6-9pm. Sponsored in part by BG Products.
There will be bowling, German buffet, trophies, and Great Fun. All at no cost to Chapter 5!!!
Montrose Bowl
2334 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020 

Meeting is scheduled to take place:
Wednesday, Nov. 4
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sands Expo Center
Room: Casanova 504-505
201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169


The meeting will provide an opportunity for OEM policy-makers and independent service professionals to share insights into each other's world. Agenda items include vehicle cybersecurity designs that won't impede the repair process and the problems and benefits of getting the industry to adopt the soon to be published new version of the SAE J2534 standard. Each of NASTF's six committees also will make significant announcements about their 2015 projects during the meeting. Advance registration is not required for AAPEX attendees, however, seating is very limited for the free NASTF meeting. "Join the conversation," says Skip Potter, executive director of NASTF. "NASTF is where OEMs and techs connect and we need everyone's ideas to ensure access by independent technicians to OEM service information."
Engage Your Customers on the Issue of Telematics
The ASCCA Public Relations committee is encouraging all ASCCA members to begin engaging their customers in a consumer education campaign on Telematics.  A flyer has been developed by the Committee for you to use in your shops.  Consider displaying these flyers and even attaching them to your customer invoices. The intent is to engage your customer in a dialogue with you so you can inform them of what Telematics is and the potential risk it presents to their right for privacy.  You can take this opportunity to inform your customer that through your association you are advocating on their behalf in an attempt to protect consumer privacy.
iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


Help ASCCA Grow with the Special Membership Drive Tied to ASCCA's 75th Anniversary

To commemorate ASCCA's 75th Anniversary and help grow our members, our Board of Directors approved a limited offer to new members: $75 membership, starting now! Help us grow the association by recruiting new members! Chapters can sweeten the pot by adding their own incentive. Fine print: $55 application fee applies; Canceled members in the last 12 months are not eligible; No point/spiff for One Member Can! campaign; Regular (ARD) members only.


Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

Armstrong & Associates

BG Products

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Sacramento, CA 95814
In This Issue
Goodbye Jeff Stich
ASCCA Call to Action
NASTF OEM News & More Newsletter
Advocacy Fund
ASCCA Team Weekend
Contest Update
ASCCA Chapter 12 Meeting
ASCCA Chapter 14 Meeting
ASCCA Chapter 48 Meeting
ASCCA Chapter 5 Meeting
Consider Attending the NASTF General Meeting
Engage Your Customers on the Issue of Telematics
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!


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