By Stacie Lutz, AAM
ASA Membership Dues Increase
Every successful business monitors its operating expenses and cost of doing business. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is no different in that regard. It has increased its national membership dues (as of January 2007).
This minimal increase will allow ASA to expand its presence as the association works to fulfill its mission of advancing professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services.
For questions relating to the dues for your location, please contact the ASA membership department at (800) 272-7467, ext. 295, or the accounting department, ext. 220.
Educational Scholarships Available
Do you know someone graduating from high school who will be going on to higher education in automotive technology? Scholarships are available through the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS).
ASA representatives are very involved in this program and serve on the selection committee for the scholarships. Last year, more than 150 scholarships were granted to students who planned to enter the automotive aftermarket. Besides the scholarship award, the program has another plus. Students who receive a scholarship and graduate from an automotive program will receive an additional $1,000 once they show they are employed in the automotive service industry.
For eligibility requirements, please visit www.automotivescholarships.com or call the ASA-Michigan office at (734) 354-9250 for more information. The closing date for 2007 GAAS scholarship applications is March 31, 2007.
What Are They Up To?
AutoInc. Profiles Past Chairmen of ASA
Stephen H. Louden
Q: What are you doing currently?
Q: What advice would you give to ASA members aspiring to serve on the board?
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Reminder of the Month
Exercise Your Membership Rights
As an ASA member, you have the right to elect members to the national board of directors. The ASA board elections voting line will be open until midnight (Central Time) Feb. 28 (see pages 24-26). All regular members in good standing with ASA are eligible to cast their vote for the position of ASA general director. Collision and mechanical divisions directors are elected by their respective divisions only. (Members were assigned to the appropriate divisions based on information provided by the member when they joined the association.)
The voting process will guide each member through the necessary steps to vote for general director and the appropriate division director. The entire process will be conducted electronically using the toll-free telephone number (800) 868-3272 (or 800-VOTE-ASA), or by logging onto ASA's secured Web site by clicking on the Vote icon at www.ASAshop.org
Once members have phoned in or entered the Web site, they will vote by entering their member number plus a three-digit security code number and following the prompts.
These numbers can be found on the mailing labels of the October 2006 and January and February 2007 issues of AutoInc. The member number and security code are directly above the addressee's full name and enclosed by parentheses ( ). Example: (123456 789).
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