ASCCA What You Need To KnowSept. 28, 2015
ASCCA 2016-17 Board of Directors Confirmed & 2016 Officers Elected
At the September Team Weekend event the ASCCA Chapter Representatives Committee affirmed the following Board Directors for a two year tearm commencing on January 1, 2016:

Rory W. Balmer (photoed here.)

Dean Blomquist

John Eppstein (Incumbent)

Joe Picker

Jack Scrafield (Incumbent)

Stuart Terry (Incumbent)

Officers elections were also subsequently conducted resulting in the following officer line up for 2016:


PresidentDennis Montalbano
Vice President  David Kusa
TreasurerJohn Villa
SecretaryJack Scrafield


ASCCA 2015 Awards Presented
Member of the Year - John Eppstein
John's Automotive Service, Chapter 24
On Saturday, September 26 during the ASCCA Team Weekend ASCCA recognized several members and a chapter for their outstanding service to the association.  Each award winner was nominated by an ASCCA member.  Membership Committee Chair, Mary Kemnitz presented the following awards.  Included are the award winners in the categories of Chapter of the Year, Sponsor of the Year, Rising Star, and Volunteer of the Year along with the words used to describe why each should be considered for the award. 

ASCCA Advocacy Fund 
Mitch Mendenhall Presents Advocacy Donations to ASCCA Executive Director, Gloria Peterson 

The ASCCA has established a fund to enhance our advocacy with the state legislature (e.g., legislative advocate's travel, ASCCA's annual legislative day lobbying, Government Affairs Committee initiatives).

A special thank you to Mitch Mendenhall who coordinated the donations from
Chapter 24 as well as multiple donations made in honor of Jeff Stich.  The total amount of funds raised to-date are $6,525. 
Click here to learn more about how you can make a difference. 

NorCal Wins the Countertop Display Contest!

The North once again won the Countertop Display Contest in a final score of NorCal 175 to SoCal 143. This makes for a second straight win for NorCal. The SoCal representatives and Board leaders served the NorCal reprsentatives ice cream during the September Team Weekend event.  All photos from this weekend's event on our Facebook page

The heavy duty/commercial vehicle industry recently announced agreement in a Memorandum of Understanding (HD MOU) between the Commercial Right to Repair Coalition and the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), where original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of heavy duty vehicles would provide service information to independent service providers by way of their OEM technical websites.




The State Legislative Bill Report details various bills that ASCCA is tracking. If you have any questions please contact ASCCA at [email protected].

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 
It will be a shop night at Brea Auto Body Inc. Speaking will be Maylan Newton from the Educational Seminars Institute. Join us for a great, fun evening with Maylan! Prizes, El Farilito taco bar & more. FREE to ASCCA Chapter 48 Members. 

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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In This Issue
ASCCA Board of Directors Nominating Report
ASCCA Board of Directors Nominating Report
ASCCA Board of Directors Nominating Report
ASCCA Board of Directors Nominating Report
ASCCA Board of Directors Nominating Report
SB 350 Update
ASCCA Chapter 5 Meeting
ASCCA Chapter 48 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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