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Posted 10/14/2010

ASA Announces Dates, Location for 2011 Annual Business Meeting
'Taking the Hill' Day to Wrap Up Event

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced it will hold its next annual business meeting May 9-11, 2011, at the Gaylord National Hotel in Washington, D.C. ASA members nationwide will meet to share ideas, network and tend to association business. The culmination of the annual business meeting will be ASA's "Taking the Hill" Day May 11 allowing ASA members to meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill to discuss key industry issues.

Activities leading up to "Taking the Hill" Day will include open meetings of the ASA board of directors and affiliate assembly. Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive, will deliver a state-of-the-association address, and a new ASA chairman will be sworn in.

Additional information about the 2011 annual business meeting will be announced as it becomes available.

Affiliate News

ASA-Washington Holds Annual Golf Tourney, Family Fun Night

ASA-Washington (ASA-WA) held its 18th annual golf tournament in August at Elk Run Golf course in Covington.

The morning began with a putting contest sponsored by Acura of Bellevue, and then on to a cannon start. First-place winner in the putting contest was Marty Beauvais.

Participants enjoyed box lunches, a steak barbecue buffet dinner and vied for a variety of door prizes donated by the tournament's sponsors.

"We would like to take the opportunity to thank our golf committee, volunteers, staff and all of our generous sponsors who helped make this such a successful golf tournament," said Jeff Lovell, president/executive director of ASA-WA.

Next year's golf tournament will be held Aug. 10.

In addition, ASA-WA held an ASA Family Fun Night at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma in August with more than 110 ASA members and their families and friends in attendance.

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What Every Member Needs to Know

Did you know that there are two general director positions open on the ASA board of directors? If you would like to read more about the four candidates who are vying for these two positions, please click here. ASA members may also nominate an individual by petition; click here for details. All members in good standing are eligible to vote, and voting begins Jan. 3, 2011.


Collision Recap

ASRW ForumGet in on the discussion at NACE! Be sure to participate in the Industry Forum, which will be held Sunday, Oct. 10, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The two collision topics that will be discussed include:

• Certified Collision Repair - An Industry Perspective

• Diversity in the Shop: How to Work with People Not Like You

As a collision repair professional, here is an opportunity to discuss these topics in an engaging and thoughtful forum. Tickets for the Industry Forum may be purchased on site and are $50. After the discussion, there will be an hour-long Networking Reception mixer.

Mechanical Recap

ASRW ForumMechanical service professionals also have an opportunity to weigh in on the discussion during the Industry Forum! Held during the same time slot as the collision Industry Forum (Oct. 10, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.), mechanical service professionals will be discussing:

• Aftermarket Parts Quality: What's in the Box?

• Diversity in the Shop: How to Work with People Not Like You

Tickets for the Industry Forum may be purchased on site for $50. After the discussion, there will be an hour-long Networking Reception mixer.

Proceeds from the Industry Forum benefit the following sponsors: National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), the Women's Industry Network (WIN), the National Auto Body Council (NABC), the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) and the I-CAR Education Foundation.

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