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  ASCCA MT. DIABLO CHAPTER 20



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        ASCCA CHAPTER 20, Volume 7, Issue 10—APRIL 2012                                        APRIL 5, 2012




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                                                                                                        OFFICERS & BOARD
                                                                         Get Inspired             PRESIDENT
 ASCCA and                                                                                        Jeff Stich …………. 925-682-2281
 Chapter 20                                                           Get I                       claytonvalleyauto@myway.com
                                                                              nform               VICE PRESIDENT
bring to you                                                                        e     d       Mary Kemnitz ………...925-356-0683
                                                                                                  mak300z@aol.com
 their third                                                             Get Motivated
                                                                                                  SECRETARY
                                                                                                  Andy Hagin……….…...925-228-5115
   annual                                                                                         haginsauto@hotmail.com
                                                                                                  Linda Beil ……………..925-676-8376
                                                                                                  linda@westcoastmufflers.com
Vendor Faire                                                                                      TREASURER
    and                                                                                           Wesley Young……..….925-676-8167
                                                                                                  aamco.concord@att.net
                                                                                                  EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Membership                                                                                        Ted Curran ………..….925-634-4145
                                                                                                  ted.curran@monkeyauto.com
    Drive                                                        This is your chance              MEETING COORDINATOR
                                                                                                  Steve Markus………....510-384-5976
                                                               to spend some one-to-              smarkus@spauto.com
   Come                                                                                           MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
                                                                                                  Marty Bloom ……….....925-518-3985
 experience                                                       one time with your              MartyLBloom@gmail.com
                                                                                                  CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE
the Magic of                                                     vendors and quality              Steve Elstins………….925-676-8376
                                                                                                  westcoastmuffler925@yahoo.com
Membership                                                     time networking with               DIRECTORS AT LARGE
                                                                                                  Felix Boston ……….....925-685-4783
                                                                 fellow shop owners.              fboston@farmersagent.com
                                                                                                  Sergio Garcia ………..510–964-1541
                                                                                                  sgauto@sbcglobal.net
                                                                                                  Hans Hiller ………...….925-680-2888
                   Take a look at our Vendor line-up on P.4                                       aef2655@gmail.com
                                                                                                  Matt Patterson …….....925-872-3571
                                                                                                  bayarea@airbagservice.com
                                                                                                  Hans Rudolph………...925-577-3909
                   Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:00 pm                                               haedru3@yahoo.com
                                                                                                  STATE ASCCA BOARD
                             Zio Fraedo’s,611 Gregory Lane                                        Allen Pennebaker - Mary Kemnitz -
                                                                                                  Jeff Stich - Steve Elstins
                                Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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                        Mt. Diablo Chapter 20 - April 2012
                                        President’s Message
                                ASC-CA Chapter 20 MISSION STATEMENT
  “To promote professionalism throughout our industry by upholding our state code of ethics and sharing our successes and
   failures with our members and future members” . “To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them a voice”.

  Chapter 20 - Welcome to April. I hope March was a busy and productive month for all of you members. The rain
  at the end of the month was an added bonus for me. My sales always increase when the weather gets wet.
  March was a busy month for Chapter 20. Our March meeting was again fantastic. We
  opened up with Craig Johnson, our ASCCA Gov't Affairs Chairperson. Craig's pride,
  focus and vision on Gov't Affairs issues along with his radar screen is the best!! BAR
  none!! Craig does an outstanding job for the ASCCA membership keeping us informed
  of anything new. Great Job Craig !!!!
  Following Craig, we were honored to have Deputy BAR Chief Pat Dorais and
  Engineer Garrett Torgenson explain to us how the Smog Check program is changing
  to be a directed STAR program. For those who are a current Smog Check station be
  sure and go onto the BAR website and check your STAR program and your company
  and technician rating. If needed, you have approximately 8 months to improve your
                                                                                     ASCCA Government Affairs
  station and technician scores.                                                     Committee Chair, Craig
                                       On March 28, I along with Mary & Dave Kemnitz Johnson
                                       attended the BAR License Restructuring and OBD II equipment update work-
                                       shop. This workshop was highly attended at Chabot College and discussed the
                                       implementation plans for the restructured Smog Check licensing program.
                                       This was followed up by a power point presentation and Q & A forum on draft
                                       regulations to authorize new Smog Check equipment and inspection
                                       procedures. We at Chapter 20 will be gathering any new information as it
  Jeff Stich with Pat Dorais, Deputy   becomes available to us. Stay tuned in the coming months. I encourage all of
  BAR Chief, and Garrett Torgerson,    us to bookmark the BAR website page @ www.smogcheck.ca.gov.
  BAR Engineer
                                       For April your calendar is going to be crazy full of events. On April 9th in
  Contra Costa County, the Hazardous Materials Program is allowing an opportunity for us to comment on the new
  proposed haz mat fees. This will allow us to voice our opinions on how these up-spiraling fees are affecting each of
  our businesses. Time and location information is posted in the newsletter.
  On April 18 is Leg Day. This full day event is the perfect opportunity to meet with your Legislators to express
  concerns with what is going on with your businesses and in your communities. We will have the opportunity to
  meet the new BAR Chief, John Wallauch; Doug Balatti, Assistant Chief; & Pat Dorais, Deputy Chief. We will
  review priority legislation & issues with Jack Molodanof, our ASCCA legislative advocate, meet Assembly Member
  Curt Hagman, Assistant Republican Floor Leader, Senator Juan Vargas, 40th Senate District, Assembly Member
  Katcho Achadjian, Higher Education Committee, then have Legislative appointments, or attend committee
  hearings. Contact Monique Rice at 916.924.9054 x107 at the ASCCA office right away for more info.
  On April 19 is Chapter 20's Vendor Fair. This is going to be pure MAGIC. The list of attending Vendors is off the
  charts. Here you will have the chance to speak directly to the mfg reps and see what is new with them. So please
  be sure to come early and meet and mingle with other shop owners and mfg reps.
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                                   CHAPTER 20 MEMBER LIST                                                            Page 1
AAMCO Transmissions                Autotron Service Center             D&H Enterprises             Gene’s Auto Repair           Mekatron Concord
Derek Tinder                       Ryan Tunison                        Dave & Mary Kemnitz         Tracy Renee                  Ian G. Miller
1410 Auto Center Drive             3688 Washington St. Ste F                                       37 Tennessee Street          1771 Concord Ave
                                                                       2689 Monument Blvd          Vallejo, CA 94590            Concord, CA 94520
Walnut Creek, CA 94597             Pleasanton, CA 94566                Concord, CA 94520
925-945-1088                                                                                       707-642-1900                 925-687-8300
                                   925-484-2400                        925-356-0683
                                                                                                   German Auto Clinic           Mel & Sons Muffler
AAMCO Transmissions                Autoworld Automotive                Devil Mountain Diesel                                    Don Bailey
                                                                                                   Jose Lara
Wesley Young                       Anthony DeAmaral                    Jason Loelieger                                          1780 Monument Blvd
                                                                                                   2040 N. Main St., # 11
2096 Market Street                 2094 Market Street                  Mark Fuenzalida                                          Concord, CA 94520
                                                                                                   Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Concord, CA 94520                                                      197 Mayhew Way                                           925-825-9700
                                   Concord, CA 94520                                               925-944-0240
925-676-8167                                                           Walnut Creek, CA 94597
                                   925-288-1800                                                                                 Mendelson Autobody
                                                                       925-954-8582                German Sport
A&A Auto Rpr / N Main Tow                                                                          Lerry & Carlos Suarez        Ted Mendelson
Alberto Guzman                     BG Fleming Distrib. Co.                                                                      38 Beta Court, Ste A5
                                   Richard Rodriguez                   Diablo Auto Specialists     1400 Autocenter Drive        San Ramon, CA 94583
5036 Blum Road
                                   1011 Suncast Lane                   Tim Stussi                  Walnut Creek, CA 94597       925-838-2343
Martinez, CA 94553
925-933-3368                       El Dorado Hills, CA 95762           1413 Carlback Avenue        925-934-6665
                                   916-933-2430                        Walnut Creek, CA 94596                                   Monkey Wrenches, Inc.
                                                                                                   Gilmores Auto Service        Ted Curran
Acalanes High School                                                   925-932-6701
                                                                                                   Phillip Sanders              8130 Brentwood Blvd
Grant Cusick                       Beyond Repair Auto Svc                                          2151 N. Broadway
1200 Pleasant Hill Road            Bill & Susan Watterson,             Diablo Marine & Trailer                                  Brentwood, CA 94513
                                                                       Leo & Lorraine Bartneck &   Walnut Creek, CA 94596       925-634-4145
Lafayette, CA 94549                Mike Baker                                                      925-939-9430
925-935-2600                       5815 Pacheco Blvd                   Dave Dyson
                                                                       150-A Nardi Lane                                         Moraga Motors
                                   Pacheco, CA 94553                                               Hagin's Automotive, Inc.     Ron Schumacker
Ace Auto Repair & Tire Ctr         925-671-7424                        Martinez, CA 94553          Andy Hagin
                                                                       925-372-0855                                             530 Moraga Road
Tom Fredrich                                                                                       3725 Alhambra Ave            Moraga, CA 94556
2560 San Ramon Valley              Bloom, Marty                                                    Martinez, CA 94553           925-376-0692
                                                                       Dick & Ryan's Auto Repair
Blvd.                              Internet Marketing &                                            925-228-5115
                                                                       Trevor Stoneham
San Ramon, CA 94583                Search Engine Consultant                                                                     Morgans Machine &
                                                                       1679 1st Street
                                   1145 Glengarry Drive                                            Hunt & Sons                  Marine
925-743-1552                                                           Livermore, CA 94550
                                   Walnut Creek, CA 94596                                          Greg Miller & Dale Jenkins   Donna & Tim Morgan
                                                                       925-373-9055
                                   925-518-3985                                                    5750 S. Watt Ave             1285 Parkside Drive
Airbag Service & Techzone
                                                                       Dublin Car Tek              Sacramento, CA 95829         Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Matt Patterson
                                   Central Automotive                                              800-734-2999                 925-939-7346
32 California Ave, Ste A                                               Tim Johnson
Pleasanton, CA 94566               Rob & Susan Service                 6008 Dougherty Rd.
                                   1425 Autocenter Drive                                           Jasper Engines & Trans.      Orinda Motors
800-763-8588                                                           Dublin, CA 94568            Mitch Clayton                Allen Pennebaker
                                   Walnut Creek, CA 94597              925-829-9300                P.O. Box 650                 63 Orinda Way
Alhambra High School               925-932-6604
                                                                                                   Jasper, IN 47547             Orinda, CA 94563
150 E Street                                                           European Auto Repair        800-827-7455 ext 1577        925-254-2012
Martinez, CA 94553                 Chris’ Engine & Auto Repr           Carlos Showing
925-313-0440                       Chris & Denise Terry                                                                         Orinda Shell Auto Care
                                                                       1573 Third Avenue           J&D Automotive
                                   4770 East 2nd Street                                                                         Kathy Mitchell
All-Flow Muffler & Auto                                                Walnut Creek, CA 94597      Jeffrey Westhafer
                                   Benicia, CA 94510                                                                            9 Orinda Way
Danny Larson                                                           925-944-5606                2681 A Cloverdale Avenue
                                   707-746-5143                                                                                 Orinda, CA 94563
3900 Pacheco Blvd                                                                                  Concord, CA 94518
                                                                       European Autotech           925-270-3572                 925-254-1486
Martinez, CA 94593                 Clayton Valley Auto Svc
925-229-3044                                                           Chris Murad                                              Pioneer Auto Service
                                   Jeff Stich                                                      Just Joe’s Automotive
                                                                       31 Beta Court, Ste J                                     Bob Fuenzalida
                                   1505 Rishell Drive                                              Joe Mandujano
Auto Electric & Fuel                                                   San Ramon, CA 94583                                      1955 San Ramon Valley
                                   Concord, CA 94521                                               1110 Erickson Rd
Doug Mueller                                                           925-820-6460                                             Blvd.
                                   925-682-2281                                                    Concord, CA 94520
2655 Monument Blvd. # B                                                                                                         San Ramon, CA 94583
Concord, CA 94520                                                      Farmers Insurance Group     925-676-6700                 925-837-1000
                                   Clayton Valley Shell
925-680-2888                                                           Felix “FJ” Boston
                                   Amir Hatambeiki
                                                                       620 Contra Costa Blvd,#212 Karden Automotive             Precision Auto Repair
                                   1500 Kirker Pass Road
Auto Tech                                                              Pleasant Hill, CA 94523    Karen Edwards / Lyn Barber    Tyler & Renee Edgren
                                   Concord, CA 94521
Troy Love                                                              925-685-4783               1400 Central Road # 6         164 A Wyoming Street
                                   925-672-3900 / 672-3361
2077 A Camino Ramon                                                                               Walnut Creek, CA 94596        Pleasanton, CA 94566
San Ramon, CA 94583                Complete Automotive Car             Five Star Automotive       925-939-6769                  925-462-7440
925-867-9300                       Repair (CARS)                       Brian & Janice Andrews
                                                                       1440 Concord Ave. Ste C    LaVere’s VW & Audi Only       Randys Mobile Mech’l Svc
                                   Bob Buchen                                                     Gary LaVere
Autos International                13052 San Pablo Avenue              Concord, CA 94520                                        Randy Wilferd
                                                                       925-609-7827               1121 Landini Lane
Gary Miller                        San Pablo, CA 94805                                            Concord, CA 94520             2750 Cloverdale Ave.
2201 Commerce Avenue               510-232-2277                                                   925-798-2001                  Concord, CA 94518
                                                                       Frank's Auto Service
Concord, CA 94520                                                                                                               925-288-0766
                                                                       Margaret & Dave Frank
925-676-0440                       Contra Costa College                                           M Service
                                                                       1255 Boulevard Way
                                   Lucile Beatty                                                  Dante Paulazzo                S.G. Auto Repair
                                                                       Walnut Creek, CA 94595
                                   2600 Mission Bell Drive                                        2008 Mount Diablo Blvd.       Sergio Garcia
                                                                       925-942-3677
                                   San Pablo, CA 94806                                            Walnut Creek, CA 94596        16400 San Pablo Ave
                                   510-235-7800, ext 4296                                         925-932-8744                  San Pablo, CA 94806
                                                                                                                                510-964-1541
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CHAPTER 20 MEMBER LIST -                                             cont.                   2012 Meeting Calendar
 S.P. Automotive Supply                 Tuolumne Auto Rpr & Electric
 Steve Markus                           John McLaughlin                           April 19       Vendor Fair
 3410 Pacheco Blvd                      625 Tuolumne St, #C
 Martinez, CA 94553                     Vallejo, CA 94590                         May 17         Mudlick Mail
 925-372-4930                           707-648-3434                              June 21        Craig Martinez,
 Solano Way Auto Repair                 Walnut Creek Automotive                                  Chevron oil
 Ken R. Fritzberg                       Bill & Jeff Boaman
 2197 Solano Way                        1532 Mt. Diablo Blvd
 Concord, CA 94520                      Walnut Creek, CA 94596
 925-676-2890                           925-934-8600
 Standard Motor Products                West Coast Muffler & Tire Rpr
 Joe Schwartzbine                       Steve Elstins                            ASCCA MT. DIABLO CHAPTER 20
 1460 Arvilla Drive
                                        2090 Market Street
 Sacramento, CA 94582
 916-606-0985                           Concord, CA 94520                          VENDOR FAIR - APRIL 19th
                                        925-676-8376
 Superior Auto Parts
 Don Smith                              1-800-Radiator & AC
 1055 Detroit Avenue                    MikeAllendorf
 Concord, CA 94518                      1023 Shary Court
 925-771-2231                           Concord, CA 94518
                                        925-687-7724
 Timmons Auto & Truck Rpr
 Dave and Lisa Timmons
 2855 Contra Costa Blvd
 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
 925-938-9665                                                                                Get Motivated-Get Informed-Get Inspired

                   ASE                                                                                     Aflac/Armstrong
       Alldata                                      ATP                    Airtex Engine Mgmt
          Airbag Systems                                                                            ACN Phone Systems
 BG Products                                                                                                            Interstate
      Carquest                                                                                                       Jasper
                Dayco                                                                                           Mitchell One
        Demandforce                                                                                                   Monroe
                Denso                                                                                     OCA
                                                                                                                         O’Reilly
   Diablo Marine Trailer
                                                                                                                   Raybestos
                        Dorman
         ESI                                                                                           Sachs
                    Federal Mogul                                                                           Spectra Radiator
 G&K Uniforms                                                                                          SP Automotive
                      Gates
              Hastings                                                                              Superior Auto Parts

                                                                                                      Standard & Four Seasons
                                                                                                                     Tec Help

                                                     1-800 Radiator                   WPS Starter/Alternator

                                                                      Zenergy Works                USA Industries
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  Brake Job Industry Standards ... There are                 BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR
               no Standards!                               SPECIFIC LANGUAGE OF PROPOSED
   What you Need to Know Report, March 30, 2012                       REGULATIONS
    Team Talk, Craig Johnson, March 23, 2012             BRAKE INSPECTION AND REPAIR REQUIREMENTS

About 2 ½ years ago a major brake chain was           1. Adopt §3369.1 Article 8, Chapter 1, Division 33,
cited, fined and shut down for not performing         Title 16, California Code of Regulations, as follows:
"Brake Jobs" and "Brake Inspections" to "Industry
Standards". THERE ARE NO STANDARDS!                 (a) If authorized by the consumer, an automotive re-
At the same time, ASCCA Government Affairs, on pair dealer performing an automotive brake
behalf of our members and at our members'          “inspection,” “check,” or any expression or term of
request, contacted BAR concerning the possibility like meaning, shall, at a minimum, complete the fol-
of new Brake Regulations that would spell out      lowing:
what a "Brake Inspection" and what a "Brake        (1) Visually inspect all brakes for problems or defects.
Repair" actually is. A " free" brake inspection by (2) Follow current brake friction material and brake
some shops would bait a customer into a "Brake     rotor or drum service measurement standards, specifi-
Job" that was nothing more than hanging Pads or    cations, and procedures, as established by the vehicle
Shoes on Undersized Rotors, or Drums. Since        manufacturer.
there are no standards, performing any brake work (3) Provide in writing, either on the invoice or sepa-
is considered a brake job. Members told us that    rately, the numeric brake inspection results to the con-
they would quote a customer to Machine or          sumer.
Replace Rotors, Install Quality Pads, only for the (b) Separate and distinct parking brake systems are not
customer to decline the work, and call them later  required to be inspected.
saying the shop up the street did the same brake   Note: Authority cited: Sections 9882 and 9884.19, Business
job (they hung pads only) and they were "ripping   and Professions Code.
them off." "So what is a Brake Job, or
Inspection?," we asked BAR.                         2. Adopt §3369.2 Article 8, Chapter 1, Division 33,
                                                   Title 16, California Code of Regulations, as follows:
ASCCA Government Affairs then formed a sub-
committee with other ASCCA members and wrote        (a) If authorized by the consumer, the following are
initial regulations (three-plus pages) of what we
                                                   accepted trade standards for good and workmanlike
thought a "Brake Job" and a "Brake Inspection"
                                                   brake friction material and brake rotor or drum service:
should encompass. Our legislative advocate, Jack
                                                   (1) Defects or actual measurements not meeting the
Molodanof, worked with BAR and our subcommit-
tee to develop draft standards. ASCCA sought       vehicle manufacturer’s specifications for brake pad or
input from other aftermarket organizations, and a  brake shoe thickness or safe operational condition shall
consensus was achieved. The attached regulation, be replaced with new or remanufactured brake parts
entitled "Brake Inspection and Repair Require-     that meet the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications for
ments," is the result; the regulation has          application and fit.
been reviewed and accepted by BAR and other        (2) Defects or actual measurements not meeting the
interested parties. BAR will hold a formal hearing vehicle manufacturer’s specifications for brake rotor or
regarding the regulation at 3:00 pm on May 21 in   brake drum thickness or safe operational condition
Sacramento.                                        shall be:2 3/19/2012
                                                   (A) Replaced with new or remanufactured brake parts
ASCCA Government Affairs Committee works to        that meet the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications for
educate our members on issues affecting their      application and fit.
business, and to provide a voice for ASCCA         (B) The brake rotors or brake drums shall be resur-
members to act on local, regional and statewide    faced not to exceed the vehicle manufacturer’s estab-
issues.                                            lished “machine to” or “discard” brake specifications.
All members are encouraged to contact the          Note: Authority cited: Sections 9882 and 9884.19, Business
                                                   and Professions Code.
committee with any concerns they may have.
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 4th Open Forum Round Table
  scheduled for Saturday, April 21st
          in N. California

         Date: Saturday April 21st
     Location: Diablo Auto Specialists
                1413 Carlback Ave
                Walnut Creek, Ca 94506
   Starts 10 A.M Sharp Ends 2 P.M. sharp
  Working Lunch, Cost $100.00 per person
   We have a limited amount of space so
      please RSVP as soon as possible

 We have some great topics to cover. Here
    are just a few for example: "First Time
    Customers", "How to be Profitable in
  2012", " What If & Who Knows", “Being
             Ahead of the Curve."
  Those are just a few examples of current
   issues shop owners are dealing with in
  today’s market conditions. Here is your
 chance to find out how others are dealing
               with these issues.
  We will have a special guest speaker for
 our working lunch, Marty Keller from the
  Small Business Revolution. Marty will be
  giving us an update on small business in
                  California.

   My contact information if you have any
      questions: Cell Ph 714-875-9011

         Please send your check to:
 Walt Commans, 5312 Quail Ridge Terrace,
          Anaheim Hills Ca 92807
      E mail waltcommans@msn.com
           Ph/Fax 714-974-3208
  Looking forward to getting together in
     April and thanks as always. Walt
                                                                                 Contact Heather
          Contact information for ASCCA’s                                        Vigil at ASCCA for
             attorney, Jack Molodanof:                                           more information
           916-447-0313 jack@mgrco.org                                           800-810-4272
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 President’s Message - continued from Page 2                                                Contra Costa County
                                                                                             Hazardous Materials
 On April 21 will be the 4th Open Forum Round Table. Walt                                                Programs
 Commons will be the moderator of the event and will be held           An Opportunity to Comment on Proposed
 at Diablo Auto Specialists in Walnut Creek from10 am to 2pm            Fees for the Certified Unified Programs
 with a working lunch.. There is more sign-up information in        The Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials
 the newsletter. Contact Walt before it sells out.                  Programs has developed proposed fees for the
                                                                    Fiscal Year 2011-2012 and is asking for comments
 Please also mark your calendars for June 22-24 for the ASCCA       on the proposed fees. The comment period
 Summer Conference. This is a weekend to get moti-                  opened on March 20, 2012 and will close on April
                                                                    19, 2012. There will be a public meeting on April
 vated,inspired and get tons of valuable information. Go to the
                                                                    9, 2012, at 10:00 AM at the Hazardous Materials
 ASCCA webpage to get signed up and a discounted room rate.         Programs Office at 4585 Pacheco Blvd., Suite 100,
                                                                    Martinez. Send any comments to the Hazardous
 ASCCA has a new membership growth program entitled "One            Materials programs address shown below.
 Member Can. This is an outstanding way for us to grow
 ASCCA as a great Association that is. Now, how does                       10:00 AM, Monday, April 9, 2012
 membership growth help ASCCA? Well, as a member of                         Public Meeting to Comment on
 ASCCA your voice counts. We do have a strong voice in the                          Proposed Fees
 Capital. Let’s not take that lightly! There have been many                    Contra Costa Hazardous
 examples recently when propositions have been proposed and                       Materials Programs
 changes were made immediately to help benefit us and not                  4585 Pacheco, Blvd., Suite 100,
 hurt us in our businesses. We would not have a chance as an                      Martinez, CA 94553
 individual person, getting a proposition changed. I have a                       tel: 925-335-3200,
 difficult time understanding why shop owners complain about                 ccchazmat@hsd.cccounty.us
 things imposed upon them, but will not care enough to try and      To find out more on the fee proposal, go to
 do something about it. This is where ASCCA shows its               http://cchealth.org/groups/hazmat/ or if you wish
 strength in numbers. The voice in Sacramento we have along         to receive a paper copy, please contact the Contra
 with the legislative matters that we fight against, alone gives    Costa County Hazardous Materials Programs and a
 extreme value to your ASCCA membership. So let’s get out           paper copy will be mailed to you.
 there and promote, promote
 membership and the Vendor Fair.
 In closing, I hope to see all of you
 at the Vendor Fair, LETS PACK
 THE HOUSE!!!!. With social
 media becoming so popular and
 important in our lives, Chapter
 20 has updated our Facebook
 page. The address on face-
 book is ASCCA Chapter20. So
 please go onto the page and like
 it. We will be doing current up-
 dates along with the Chapter 20
 website ASCCA20.com
 See You at the Vendor
 Fair...............
 Jeff Stich
 2012 Chapter 20 President
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                                                                                      2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                                                          President Jeff Stich     Vice President Mary Kemnitz
                                                                          Secretary Andy Hagin (& Linda Beil) Treasurer Wesley Young
                                                                          Membership Director Marty Bloom Chapter Rep Steve El-
                                                                          stins                Education Coordinator Ted Curran
                                                                          Meeting Coordinator Steve Markus
                                                                          Directors at Large Felix Boston, Sergio Garcia, Hans Hiller,
                                                                                             Matt Patterson, Hans Rudolph


                                                                                     Mobile Automotive Re-Programming

                                                                                         Hesitating to Flash?
                                                                                         Keeler’s Diagnostic Equipment
                                                                                         Sales, Service and Training
                                                                                         Domestic & Asian Vehicles
                                                                                         Programmed at your shop
       Chapter 20’s
    landing page can be
         found at
                                                                                         Call Jeff 925 768-8828
      www.ascca20.com
                                                      ASCCA State Office’s contact information:
        One Capital Mall, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814, Telephone: (800) 810-4272; Fax:(916) 444-7462
                          Jackie Miller—Executive Director, Ext 108, jmiller@amgroup.us
     Gloria Peterson—Assistant Executive Director, Telephone (916) 924-9054, Ext 104, gpeterson@amgroup.us
                         Heather Vigil —Membership Director, Ext 110, vigil@amgroup.us

				
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