Women on Board, Feb. 2012 President's Message Women's Board 2012 Winter Meeting - Final Agenda Available Women’s Board to Host Car Care Event in New Orleans Women’s Board Now Accepting Applications for WB Scholarship – Deadline March 31, 2012 Thank You to the 2011 Women’s Board Sponsors Women's Board Mission Statement President's Message A Note From WB President Ruth Ehlinger Happy New Year everyone! We are one month into the New Year and gearing up for the first Women’s Board (WB) Meeting of 2012. I look forward to seeing you at the Sheraton New Orleans on Feb. 15 and 16 where we’ll kick off the meeting with a group breakfast the morning of the 15th. A very full agenda is on tap – here’s a sneak peak…. Committee groups will be busy as they lay the groundwork for the year. Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to decide on which committee they would like to participate, providing valuable input toward committee objectives. The goals established during this meeting will set committee direction for 2012. If you missed the Aftermarket Women’s Business Summit at AAPEX, this interactive segment of the meeting will feature program highlights including sponsorship support, attendee participation and overall event feedback. We’ll shift into high gear for some serious brainstorming to determine preliminary program content and the format for the 2012 event. All thoughts, opinions and ideas will be welcome! We have exciting speakers on tap like Tom Martin with Converse Digital. Converse Digital was established to help companies understand how to monitor, create and engage in digital conversations to grow market share and improve customer loyalty. Tom’s presentation will focus on “QR Codes: The Digital Bridge to Increasing Sales” – you won’t want to miss it! Networking will continue over dinner on Wednesday evening where we’ll enjoy good company and southern hospitality at Olivier’s Restaurant. Family owned and operated, Olivier’s is an authentic French Quarter Creole restaurant with dishes handed down through five generations. The meeting will conclude on Thursday with a team-building event. The Consumer Education Committee has done an awesome job of coordinating a car care event that will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include vendor booths, goodie bags and refreshments. Donations for goodie bags are requested in quantities of 50 – contact Nancy Andersen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on goodie bag donations. I’m sure you will agree that this event will provide a great opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of the Women’s Board and its mission. Shifting gears, I want to remind you that the deadline to submit WB scholarship applications is March 31, 2012. To apply, interested parties should go to www.automotivescholarships.com. If you know of someone who is interested in pursuing a career in the automotive aftermarket, encourage them to go online and apply today. So you see we have a lot of exciting things happening at the Women’s Board – none of which could be accomplished without you. Thank you for your support – we appreciate all that you do. I look forward to seeing you in New Orleans! Warm regards, Ruth Ehlinger, AAA President, Car Care Council Women’s Board Women's Board 2012 Winter Meeting - Final Agenda Available The meeting agenda is now available for the 2012 Women's Board Winter Meeting in New Orleans, La., Feb. 15-16 at the Sheraton New Orleans. Click here to view the agenda. Highlights include a customized session on QR codes, brainstorming on the 2012 Aftermarket Women’s Business Summit at AAPEX and an off-site car care event. Register today to join the Women’s Board for a day and a half of strategic planning geared toward encouraging women to enter the industry and consumer education. Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and group dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 16. For more information on the Women’s Board, visit the site or e-mail email@example.com. Women’s Board to Host Car Care Event in New Orleans The Car Care Council Women’s Board will be hosting a car care event with Firestone Complete Auto Care Store in New Orleans, La. on Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. As part of the team building segment of the 2012 Women’s Board Winter Meeting, attendees will take part in educating consumers on the benefits of regular car maintenance. Highlights include free car inspections by Firestone, and informational booths set up by Women’s Board member companies. Consumers will also receive goody bags, and an opportunity to learn more about the WB and the Be Car Care Aware campaign. For more information, including donations for goody bags, e-mail Nancy Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register today to join the Women’s Board for this valuable event. Women’s Board Now Accepting Applications for WB Scholarship – Deadline March 31, 2012 Female high school seniors who plan on attending an ASE-certified, post-secondary automobile technology program, and technicians who have completed one year at an ASE-certified, post-secondary automotive technology program by July 1, 2011 are encouraged to apply now for the 2012 Women’s Board scholarship. The Women’s Board is now accepting applications through March 31, 2012. Click here for more information and to apply online. For more information on how you can help the Women’s Board in encouraging young people to choose "automotive" as their career choice through the WB scholarship, click here. Thank You to the 2011 Women’s Board Sponsors The Car Care Council Women’s Board would like to thank the following companies for their generous sponsorship of the WB scholarship and programs in 2011. Their sponsorship funds enable the WB to promote career opportunities to women in the automotive industry and provide WB members the support that is needed to encourage women to become active in vehicle maintenance. Click here for more information on sponsoring the WB. Gold Level Sponsor KYB America, LLC - http://www.kyb.com/ SKF - http://www.skf.com/ Bosch - http://www.bosch.us/ Tenneco - http://tenneco.com/ Timken Corporation - http://www.timken.com/en-US/Pages/Home.aspx Silver Level Sponsor Automotive Communication Council (ACC) - http://www.acc-online.org/ N.A. Williams Company - http://nawilliams.com/ Bronze Level Sponsors Maximum Marketing Services - http://www.maxmarketing.com/ Mitchell 1 - http://www.m1products.net/ Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) - http://www.macsw.org/ Motor Information Systems - http://motor.com/ Snap-on, Inc. - http://www.snapon.com/ Women’s Board Mission Statement The Women's Board is comprised of professional men and women who are dedicated to getting information to female audiences concerning educating women about car care and encouraging young people to investigate "automotive" as their career choice. Members are dedicated to informing female audiences about proper vehicle maintenance and safety, and encouraging young people to investigate the variety of automotive career opportunities available to them.
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