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  MT. DIABLO—CHAPTER 20


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         ASCCA CHAPTER 20, Volume 7, Issue 7—JANUARY 2012                                         JANUARY 9, 2012




   “Confident Selling - I think I can?”
 What’s the difference between a Service Writer selling 50% and
                                                                                                         www.ascca.com
                                                                                                           OFFICERS & BOARD
           one that sells 90% of their attempted sales?                                              PRESIDENT
    In short, Confidence! Confidence selling is the key to most                                      Jeff Stich …………. 925-682-2281
                                                                                                     claytonvalleyauto@myway.com
                     GREAT sales individuals.                                                        VICE PRESIDENT
                                                                                                     Mary Kemnitz ………...925-356-0683
  Join Team ESi for a class on Confidence selling, the Techniques,                                   mak300z@aol.com
                                                                                                     SECRETARY
         the Attitude and the Results you should expect.                                             Andy Hagin……….…...925-228-5115
                                                                                                     haginsauto@hotmail.com
                                                                                                     Linda Beil ……………..925-676-8376
                                                                                                     linda@westcoastmufflers.com
                                                                                                     TREASURER
                                                                                                     Wesley Young……..….925-676-8167
                                                                                                     aamco.concord@att.net
                                                                                                     EDUCATION COORDINATOR
                                                                                                     Ted Curran ………..….925-634-4145
                                                                                                     ted.curran@monkeyauto.com
                                                                                                     MEETING COORDINATOR
                                                                                                     Steve Markus………....510-384-5976
                                                                                                     smarkus@spauto.com
                                                                                                     MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
                                                                                                     Marty Bloom ……….....925-518-3985
                                                                                                     MartyLBloom@gmail.com
                         Maylan Newton brings his over 35 years of                                   CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE
                         achievements within the Automotive Repair                                   Steve Elstins………….925-676-8376
                                                                                                     westcoastmuffler925@yahoo.com
                         Industry as a Technician, Service Advisor,                                  DIRECTORS AT LARGE
                        Service Manager and now the Owner to every                                   Felix Boston ……….....925-685-4783
                                                                                                     fboston@farmersagent.com
                               seminar and class he presents.                                        Sergio Garcia ………..510–964-1541
                                                                                                     sgauto@sbcglobal.net
                                                                                                     Hans Hiller ………...….925-680-2888

            Thursday, January 19, 2012                                                               aef2655@gmail.com
                                                                                                     Matt Patterson …….....925-872-3571
                                                                                                     bayarea@airbagservice.com
Social Gathering 6:30 p.m. Meeting & Dinner 6:45                                                     Hans Rudolph………...925-577-3909
                                                                                                     haedru3@yahoo.com
                                                                                                     STATE ASCCA BOARD
 Zio Fraedo’s, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523                                             Allen Pennebaker - Mary Kemnitz -
                        Tel: 925-933-9091                                                            Jeff Stich - Steve Elstins
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                       Mt. Diablo Chapter 20 - January 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”.

Dawn of a New Day and New Year 2012. Chapter 20, Welcome to 2012. I hope all of you had Joyous Holidays and a
Happy New Year. I hope the Holiday season allowed you to share time and enjoy your families, friends and great food,
(some gifts and football too).
2011 - What a year we had in Chapter 20. We were successful in having great meetings with awesome speakers, had a
successful vendor fair / membership drive and started a scholarship program. We are so appreciative of all of our mem-
bers, associate members and benefit providers. With your Board of Directors, new growth of members, the retention
of current members and the benefits that ASCCA provides for us, 2012 is on target to be more successful than 2011.
                                                I am so honored to be your President of Chapter 20 in 2012. We have
                                                assembled a great Board to serve you, the members, our most valuable
                                                resource. Our 2012 Board of Directors Roster is listed in the newsletter.
                                                A new addition for 2012 is our Directors at Large. I am so pleased that
                                                Felix Boston, Sergio Garcia, Hans Hiller, Matt Patterson and Hans
                                                Rudolph have joined your Board as Directors at Large. I am so excited to
                                                be working with each of them during the year.
                                                Chapter 20 has scheduled another great year of speakers for the 2012 year.
                                                January's meeting is no exception. Maylan Newton of ESi is going to speak
                                                to us on the topic, “Confident Selling - I Think I Can". I am sure after
                                                attending the meeting your outlook will change to "I Know I Can".
    At the January Board meeting.               Maylan always provides us with the tools necessary to make a change in
    Linda Beil is the photographer ...          our businesses, the very next day.
With the list of the speakers scheduled during the year, our Vendor Fair, Training Classes and other ideas that the Board
is looking at, 2012 is going to "ROCK". What we are asking for is your continued support and attendance in the
Chapter. With the Strength of our Board, the Strength of our Membership and the Strength of the ASCCA Association
we have all of the tools to stay successful in our Businesses. Just with our membership alone, there are over a 1000
years of experience in auto repair.
With all of the upcoming changes in BAR, New Law changes for 2012, it would be very difficult for us as individuals to
keep up with them. This is why it is so important to stay informed by attending the chapter meetings and reading the
Chapter 20 and ASCCA newsletters. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, Please don't hesitate to contact
one of Board Members. We will use our diligence to answer or obtain an answer for you.
Thank You, See You January 19........Jeff Stich.....2012 Chapter 20 President


            2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                                   2012 Meeting Calendar
President Jeff Stich     Vice President Mary Kemnitz                     January 19              Maylan Newton
Secretary Andy Hagin (& Linda Beil) Treasurer Wesley Young               Wednesday, Feb 15                   Felix Boston
Membership Director Marty Bloom Chapter Rep Steve Elstins
                                                                         March 15                Craig Johnson, Chair -
Education Coordinator Ted Curran
                                                                                                 Govt Affairs Committee
Meeting Coordinator Steve Markus
Directors at Large Felix Boston, Sergio Garcia, Hans Hiller,             April 19                Vendor Fair
                   Matt Patterson, Hans Rudolph                          May 17                  Mudlick Mail
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                                  CHAPTER 20 MEMBER LIST                                                            Page 1
AAMCO Transmissions               Auto Tech                          Complete Automotive Car      Frank's Auto Service         Mekatron Concord
Derek Tinder                      Troy Love                          Repair (CARS)                Margaret & Dave Frank        Ian G. Miller
1410 Auto Center Drive            2077 A Camino Ramon                Bob Buchen                   1255 Boulevard Way           1771 Concord Ave
Walnut Creek, CA 94597            San Ramon, CA 94583                13052 San Pablo Avenue       Walnut Creek, CA 94595       Concord, CA 94520
925-945-1088                      925-867-9300                                                    925-942-3677                 925-687-8300
                                                                     San Pablo, CA 94805
                                                                     510-232-2277                                              Mel & Sons Muffler
AAMCO Transmissions               Autos International                                             Gene’s Auto Repair           Don Bailey
Wesley Young                      Gary Miller                        Contra Costa College         Tracy Renee                  1780 Monument Blvd
2096 Market Street                2201 Commerce Avenue               Lucile Beatty                37 Tennessee Street          Concord, CA 94520
Concord, CA 94520                 Concord, CA 94520                  2600 Mission Bell Drive      Vallejo, CA 94590            925-825-9700
925-676-8167                      925-676-0440                       San Pablo, CA 94806          707-642-1900
                                                                     510-235-7800, ext 4296                                    Mendelson Autobody
A&A Auto Rpr / N Main Tow         Autotron Service Center                                         German Auto Clinic           Ted Mendelson
                                  Ryan Tunison                                                    Jose Lara                    38 Beta Court, Ste A5
Alberto Guzman                                                       D&H Enterprises
                                  3688 Washington St. Ste F                                       2040 N. Main St., # 11       San Ramon, CA 94583
5036 Blum Road                                                       Dave & Mary Kemnitz                                       925-838-2343
Martinez, CA 94553                Pleasanton, CA 94566                                            Walnut Creek, CA 94596
                                                                     2689 Monument Blvd           925-944-0240
925-933-3368                      925-484-2400                       Concord, CA 94520                                         Machado's Auto Care
                                                                     925-356-0683                 German Sport                 Rich Machado
Acalanes High School              Autoworld Automotive                                            Lerry & Carlos Suarez        4001 First Street, No. 1
Grant Cusick                      Anthony DeAmaral                   Devil Mountain Diesel        1400 Autocenter Drive        Livermore, CA 94551
1200 Pleasant Hill Road           2094 Market Street                 Jason Loelieger              Walnut Creek, CA 94597       925-606-8194
Lafayette, CA 94549               Concord, CA 94520                  Mark Fuenzalida              925-934-6665
925-935-2600                      925-288-1800                       197 Mayhew Way                                            Meineke Car Care Center
                                                                     Walnut Creek, CA 94597       Gilmores Auto Service        Guy Nesbeth
Ace Auto Repair & Tire Ctr        BG Fleming Distrib. Co.            925-954-8582                 Phillip Sanders              2425 Pacheco Blvd
Tom Fredrich                      Richard Rodriguez                                               2151 N. Broadway             Martinez, CA 94553
2560 San Ramon Valley             1011 Suncast Lane                  Diablo Auto Specialists      Walnut Creek, CA 94596       925-335-9868
Blvd.                             El Dorado Hills, CA 95762          Tim Stussi                   925-939-9430
                                                                     1413 Carlback Avenue                                      Monkey Wrenches, Inc.
San Ramon, CA 94583               916-933-2430                                                    Hagin's Automotive, Inc.
                                                                     Walnut Creek, CA 94596                                    Ted Curran
925-743-1552                                                                                      Andy Hagin                   8130 Brentwood Blvd
                                  Beyond Repair Auto Svc             925-932-6701                 3725 Alhambra Ave            Brentwood, CA 94513
Airbag Service & Techzone         Bill & Susan Watterson,                                         Martinez, CA 94553
                                                                     Diablo Marine & Trailer                                   925-634-4145
Matt Patterson                    Mike Baker
                                                                     Leo & Lorraine Bartneck &    925-228-5115
32 California Ave, Ste A          5815 Pacheco Blvd                                                                            Moraga Motors
Pleasanton, CA 94566              Pacheco, CA 94553                  Dave Dyson                                                Ron Schumacker
                                                                     150-A Nardi Lane             Jasper Engines & Trans.
800-763-8588                      925-671-7424                                                    Mitch Clayton                530 Moraga Road
                                                                     Martinez, CA 94553                                        Moraga, CA 94556
                                                                     925-372-0855                 P.O. Box 650
Alhambra High School              Bloom, Marty                                                                                 925-376-0692
                                                                                                  Jasper, IN 47547
150 E Street                      Internet Marketing &
                                                                     Dick & Ryan's Auto Repair    800-827-7455 ext 1577
Martinez, CA 94553                Search Engine Consultant                                                                     Morgans Machine &
                                  1145 Glengarry Drive               Trevor Stoneham
925-313-0440                                                                                      J&D Automotive               Marine
                                                                     1679 1st Street
                                  Walnut Creek, CA 94596                                          Jeffrey Westhafer            Donna & Tim Morgan
                                                                     Livermore, CA 94550
Alex’s Automotive Rpr Ctr         925-518-3985                                                    2681 A Cloverdale Avenue     1285 Parkside Drive
                                                                     925-373-9055
Tom Fernandez                                                                                     Concord, CA 94518            Walnut Creek, CA 94596
3190 Bayshore Road                Central Automotive                                              925-270-3572                 925-939-7346
                                                                     Dublin Car Tek
Benicia, CA 94510                 Rob & Susan Service                Tim Johnson
                                                                                                  Just Joe’s Automotive        Orinda Motors
707-746-5333                      1425 Autocenter Drive              6008 Dougherty Rd.
                                                                                                  Joe Mandujano                Allen Pennebaker
                                  Walnut Creek, CA 94597             Dublin, CA 94568                                          63 Orinda Way
                                  925-932-6604                                                    1110 Erickson Rd
All-Flow Muffler & Auto                                              925-829-9300                                              Orinda, CA 94563
                                                                                                  Concord, CA 94520
Danny Larson                                                                                                                   925-254-2012
3900 Pacheco Blvd                 Chris’ Engine & Auto Repr                                       925-676-6700
                                                                     European Auto Repair
Martinez, CA 94593                Chris & Denise Terry                                                                         Orinda Shell Auto Care
925-229-3044                                                         Carlos Showing               Karden Automotive
                                  4770 East 2nd Street                                                                         Kathy Mitchell
                                  Benicia, CA 94510                  1573 Third Avenue            Karen Edwards / Lyn Barber   9 Orinda Way
Anderson’s Automotive             707-746-5143                       Walnut Creek, CA 94597       1400 Central Road # 6        Orinda, CA 94563
Scott & Josh Anderson                                                925-944-5606                 Walnut Creek, CA 94596       925-254-1486
428 N Buchanan Circle #10 Clayton Valley Auto Svc                                                 925-939-6769
Pacheco, CA 94553                                                    Farmers Insurance Group                                   Pioneer Auto Service
925-595-0855 / 525-9710   Jeff Stich                                                              LaVere’s VW & Audi Only
                          1505 Rishell Drive                         Felix “FJ” Boston                                         Bob Fuenzalida
                                                                     620 Contra Costa Blvd,#212   Gary LaVere
                          Concord, CA 94521                                                       1121 Landini Lane            1955 San Ramon Valley
Auto Electric & Fuel                                                 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523                                   Blvd.
Doug Mueller              925-682-2281                                                            Concord, CA 94520
                                                                     925-685-4783                 925-798-2001                 San Ramon, CA 94583
2655 Monument Blvd. # B           Clayton Valley Shell                                                                         925-837-1000
Concord, CA 94520                 Amir Hatambeiki                    Five Star Automotive         M Service
925-680-2888                                                         Brian & Janice Andrews       Dante Paulazzo               Precision Auto Repair
                                  1500 Kirker Pass Road
                                                                     1440 Concord Ave. Ste C      2008 Mount Diablo Blvd.      Tyler & Renee Edgren
                                  Concord, CA 94521
                                                                     Concord, CA 94520            Walnut Creek, CA 94596       164 A Wyoming Street
                                  925-672-3900 / 672-3361
                                                                     925-609-7827                 925-932-8744                 Pleasanton, CA 94566
                                                                                                                               925-462-7440
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CHAPTER 20 MEMBER LIST -                                            cont.                       Mystery solved ...
 Randys Mobile Mech’l Svc              Team Chevrolet, Cadillac,                   OK, the person behind the voice happens to be Céline, so
 Randy Wilferd                         Mazda & Honda
 2750 Cloverdale Ave.                  Chris McGreevy                              here is some background for all those itching to know…
 Concord, CA 94518                     301 Automall Parkway
 925-288-0766                          Vallejo, CA 94591                                                   Céline was born and raised in what
                                       707-647-9150                                                        is now Zimbabwe many years ago.
 S.G. Auto Repair
 Sergio Garcia                         Timmons Auto & Truck Rpr                                            She feels very fortunate to have
 16400 San Pablo Ave                   Dave and Lisa Timmons
 San Pablo, CA 94806                   2855 Contra Costa Blvd                                              grown up in southern Africa, amid a
 510-964-1541                          Pleasant Hill, CA 94523                                             number of very different cultures.
                                       925-938-9665
 S.P. Automotive Supply
                                                                                                           Her parents had emigrated there
 Steve Markus                          Tuolumne Auto Rpr & Electric                                        from Germany in the 50’s when the
                                       John McLaughlin
 3410 Pacheco Blvd
                                       625 Tuolumne St, #C                                                 colonies were heavily recruiting.
 Martinez, CA 94553
 925-372-4930
                                       Vallejo, CA 94590                                                   Céline went to university in
                                       707-648-3434
                                                                                   Johannesburg, obtaining a degree in ‘Town & Regional
 Simpkins Auto Care                    Walnut Creek Automotive                     Planning’, very different to ‘planning’ in the States. It all
 Bill Simpkins                         Bill & Jeff Boaman
 980 Adams Street                                                                  morphed into a career in “economic development” over
                                       1532 Mt. Diablo Blvd
 Benecia, CA 94510                     Walnut Creek, CA 94596                      here, but she returned to newly independent (post-war)
 707-746-0535                          925-934-8600                                Zimbabwe upon graduating and spent a very exciting
 Solano Way Auto Repair                Walnut Creek Transmission                   couple of years in rural Zimbabwe helping empower local
 Ken R. Fritzberg                      Jim Heffern                                 people to improve communities’ lives. Her thesis had
 2197 Solano Way                       2040 N. Main # 1
 Concord, CA 94520                     Walnut Creek, CA 94596
                                                                                   focused on small-scale rural enterprises, which is where
 925-676-2890                          925-945-0510                                you come in – she has never lost her passion for helping
                                                                                   the “small folks” – they are the ones who are the backbone
 Standard Motor Products               West Coast Muffler & Tire Rpr
 Joe Schwartzbine                      Steve Elstins                               of any community.
 1460 Arvilla Drive                    2090 Market Street
 Sacramento, CA 94582                  Concord, CA 94520                           Céline had itchy feet and in the mid-1980’s embarked on a
 916-606-0985                          925-676-8376
                                                                                   two-year round-the-world trip that took her to Europe,
 Superior Auto Parts                   1-800-Radiator & AC                         the US, Asia and Australia, on a shoe-string. She worked
 Don Smith                             MikeAllendorf
 1055 Detroit Avenue                   1023 Shary Court
                                                                                   as a consultant to Germany’s aid organization to save up
 Concord, CA 94518                     Concord, CA 94518                           the money and that is where she met her husband, and
 925-771-2231                          925-687-7724                                now you know why she landed on this side of the Atlantic.

 It was tough to ‘break in’ to a career in the US, but Céline ended up as an Economic Development Manager and
 then Director in the Central Valley and eventually landed in Napa as that county’s non-profit organization’s
 Economic Development Director. ‘Community Development’ describes Céline’s style better.             Continued on page 7


               Summary of ASCCA’s Legislative Accomplishments for 2011
                                                         Courtesy Jack Molodanof, ASCCA Attorney
The ASCCA maintains a strong presence at the state capitol to protect the rights of automotive professionals. ASCCA promotes
legislation to improve the automotive industry. ASCCA has an Executive Director, Governmental Affairs Committee, Legislative
Chair and a full time Lobbyist- all who work on your behalf to make sure that the Legislature, Bureau of Automotive Repair
(BAR), Air Resources Board (ARB) and other regulatory agencies are aware of concerns of the automotive industry.

Some of the accomplishments for 2011 are:
Legislation
~ Oppose proposals to extend the current sales tax to automotive services.
~ Oppose state budget tax reform proposals requiring small business to withhold 3% of payments to independent contractors.
~ Oppose legislation that would eliminate the sunset and make permanent a special key replacement exemption for only BMW,
while other car manufactures must comply.
~ Oppose legislation mandating that all employers provide payment of sick leave to all employees.
~ Support legislation giving students the option to take a career technical eduction (CTE) course for purposes of fulfilling high
school graduation requirements.
~ Annual Legislative Day at Capitol to provide face time with lawmakers.
~ Establishment of successful grassroots program with a united voice in protecting the interests of automotive professionals.
                                                                                                                           Continued on next page
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    ASCCA’s Legislative Accomplishments for 2011- continued
    Regulations
  ~ Meet with BAR and ARB officials to express concerns and suggest improvements to automotive regulations.
  ~ Testify at BAR hearings; provide input and suggestions re: implementation of the new OBD II smog check program (AB
  2289);
  ~ Oppose regulations that create unnecessary burdens, hardships and increase costs to small business;
  ~ Support BAR enforcement of unlicensed automotive repair shops.
  ~ Support regulations that clarify Brake Inspections and create standards for brake repair.
  ~ Support ARB enforcement of unscrupulous repair shops installing illegal catalytic converters.
  ~ Work closely with regulatory agencies on issues impacting the industry and protecting the interest of both consumers and
  automotive repair shops.
  ~ Attend, participate and be a presence at BAR, ARB and IMRC meetings and industry formats to educate government
  officials about the automotive repair industry and express concerns.
                                       With YOUR support we can do much more in 2012!
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            New California Laws for 2012, Courtesy Jack Molodanof, ASCCA Attorney
       Every year, hundreds of new laws are enacted that may impact automotive repair shops. Below is a summary of some
key measures that take effect January 1, 2012.
         Unlicensed Cite and Fine for Automotive Repair Shops. BAR will begin issuing citations and fines against persons
who are performing services, which a license is required by the automotive repair act. This law will target the underground
economy, however it will also apply to registered automotive repair dealers who are diagnosing or repairing failed smog repairs
without being licensed as a smog check facility. Remember, that if a customer states that they have failed smog, a repair shop
cannot legally diagnose or repair the vehicle unless licensed as a smog check station. (BAR Regulations)
          Failure to replace Airbag. This new law increases the fine ($2,500 to $5,000) and maintains the misdemeanor penalty
for auto repair shops that charge for a replacement airbag but fail to restore as provided for in the written repair estimate. (See SB
869)
         Misclassification of employees as Independent Contractors. This new law prohibits “willful misclassification” of
individuals as independent contractors to avoid properly classifying workers as employees. The new law imposes fines of up to
$25,000 per violation. (See SB 459)
         New Employer Disclosure Requirements. The new law defines disclosure requirements for employers. Starting
January 1, 2012 employers must provide employees the following information: A) the rate or rates of pay and the basis for pay (i.e.
whether the employee will be paid by the hour, shift, day, week, salary, piece, commission, or otherwise). The rate information
must also include overtime rates. B) Any allowances claimed as part of the minimum wage, including meal or lodging allowances;
C) The regular payday designated by the employer; D) The name of the employer, including any “doing business as” names used
by the employer; E) The physical address of the employer’s main office or principal place of business. The mailing address must
also be provided if it differs from the principal physical address; F) The telephone number of the employer; G) The name, address
and the telephone number of the employers workers compensation insurance carrier; H) any other information the Labor
Commissioner deems material and necessary. (See AB 469).
            An employer’s duty to disclose the above information continues after hiring the employee. When any of the information
listed above changes, employers must notify employees in writing within seven business days. An employer may satisfy this notice
if all the changes are reflected on a timely itemized wage statement (pay stub). An employer may also satisfy the obligation to
update its required information if the changes are provided in another writing required by law. (See AB 469)
         Employers Maintaining Payroll Records. The new law extended the time an Employer is required to maintain payroll
records from two to three years. (See AB 469)
       Commission Agreements. This new law requires all employers by January 2013 to provide written contracts to
employees who are paid by a commission. (AB 1396)
        Consumer Credit Reports. Prohibits use of consumer credit reports for employment unless the position of the person
for whom the report is sought falls into a specified exemption. (See AB 22)
         Small Claims Court Increase. This new law increases the monetary jurisdiction amount in Small Claims Court from
$7,500 to $10, 000 for a natural person. Businesses still limited to $5,000. (See SB 221)
         Career Technical Education. The new law provides that students have the option to take a career technical education
course for purposes of fulfilling high school graduation requirements. (See AB 1330)
        Pregnancy Disability Leave. Requires employers with five or more employees to continue to maintain and pay for health
coverage under a group health plan for an eligible female employee who takes Pregnancy Disability Leave up to a maximum of
four months in a 12-month period. The benefits are at the same level and under the same conditions as if the employee had
continued working during the leave period. (See SB 299)
         Genetic Information. Amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to state that employers are prohibited from
discriminating against employees on the basis of genetic information. Information includes individual genetic test, genetic tests of
family members of the individual and manifestation of a disease or disorder in family members of the individual. (See SB 559)
          Gender Expression. Amends the Fair Employment and Housing Act to further define “gender” to include both gender
identity and “gender expression” and to make clear that discrimination on either basis is prohibited. (See AB 887)


                                                        SAVE THE DATE! ~ 2012 ASCCA Summer Educational
                                                       Conference ~ June 22-24, 2012 ~ Hilton Irvine ~ Orange
                                                      County Airport Hotel ~ Tip from Tracy Renee: SW Airlines is
                                                                offering one-way flights starting at $59
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                        Céline was very involved in the Waldorf charter school movement in the North Bay, and after 13 years of
                        economic development politics threw in the towel in order to devote more time to her two daughters, all the
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                        while not stopping work on her passions, including volunteering at Bioneers and forming a local chapter of Balle
                        (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), which was an early force behind the “Go Local” movement.
                        Céline’s dream is to return ‘home’ in order to help some of the more than a million children in Zimbabwe
                        orphaned by the Aids epidemic. While she loves you all, she has never stopped missing the African continent.
                        Céline appreciates being able to help your wonderful chapter and sends you all many blessings.
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                     Automotive Training Institute
         Presents the “Think like a CEO Workshop”
               Increase Profits and Command
                     Marketing in 2012
         Saturday January 21, 2012 in San Rafael
          For more information call 877-875-5999
             Inquire about ASCCA scholarships


                      Professional Technician’s Seminar
                            Online Webinar Series
   1/17/2012 - Key-Off EVAP Diagnostics - 7 and 9 pm EST

  Most vehicles check for 0.020” or 0.010” leaks in the EVAP
  system now. This cannot be done while the vehicle is mov-
  ing and the fuel is sloshing in the tank. Ideal Gas Law prin-
  ciples are used to perform these small leak checks when
  the vehicle is parked and the engine is off. It often takes
  days or even weeks to set a small leak DTC.

  Join this 60 minute webinar to:
      Discover the changes vehicle manufacturers have
            made in EVAP designs
      Learn diagnostic techniques to effectively determine if
            the system is leaking now

        Be prepared to deal with small leak DTCs on a variety
            of vehicle makes
              http://pts.smpcorp.com/Standard

       Next Team Weekend …                                                         Mobile Automotive Re-Programming
        Team Weekend and
   ASCCA/CAWA Joint Leadership                                                       Hesitating to Flash?
              Summit
       February 16-18, 2012                                                          Keeler’s Diagnostic Equipment
     Embassy Suites, Sacramento
    Register at www.ascca.com                                                        Sales, Service and Training
                                                                                     Domestic & Asian Vehicles
       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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