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January 29, 2019 - In This Issue:
ASCCA January 2019 Team Weekend Recap

This weekend, ASCCA leaders, committee members, and corporate partners convened in Sacramento for its first Team Weekend of 2019.

ASCCA's new President John Eppstein opened the meeting by welcoming those in attendance and leading them in the flag salute. He then inducted ASCCA's newest members since the last Team Weekend and encouraged them to get involved in ASCCA through committee meetings, Team Weekends, and chapter events.

The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation Proudly Announces New Women in Automotive Scholarship Fun

SACRAMENTO - The Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation (ASCEF) is proud to announce its new Women in Automotive Scholarship fund. This fund is created by the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) Women in Automotive Committee (WiAC).

"Although women are almost half of the U.S. labor force, they represent only about one-quarter of the automotive workforce," said committee member Wendy Lucko. "By creating this scholarship, we hope to unite, inspire, and mentor non-traditional employees to consider a career in the automotive industry."

Cars 4 Paradise - Northern California Vehicle Donation Program Expands to Assist Victims in Paradise, CA

Concord, CA: In response to the most devastating fire in California history,, a non-profit 501c3 will be donating proceeds of donated vehicles from anywhere in Northern California. Running or not, Cars2ndChance (for running vehicles) and Clunkers4Charity have been accepting vehicle donations for Rotary International since 2013. Over 3,000 vehicles have been donated during that time period.

ASCCA's January Member of the Month: Steve Sturken

The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Steve Sturken of Sturken Auto Body as its ASCCA member of the month for January 2019. ASCCA regularly honors members who go above and beyond in demonstrating ASCCA's core values of integrity, compassion, professionalism, and unity. Along with these core values, Steve also embodies ASCCA's core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

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ASCCA's January Partner of the Month: Shop-Ware

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Shop-Ware as ASCCA's January Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA's Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

R efer a Member Receive $75

You're eligible for a $75 referral fee when you refer a new Regular or Associate member to ASCCA! Referral Awards are paid out when the member's annual dues are paid for their first year.

Contact Kari Groff in the ASCCA office if you have any questions at or (800) 810-4272!

Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Fly-In - April 23, 2019
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry is joining together for a Legislative Fly-In! Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with others in the industry. Fill out this registration form and make your travel arrangements. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Past speakers have included: Chief, Bureau of Automotive Repair; Governor's Small Business Advocate; Governor's Economic Adviser; Chair, Select Committee on Career Technical Education & Workforce Development; Chair, Senate Transportation & Housing Committee.
ATI Now Offering ASCCA Member-Exclusive Discount!

ASCCA Members:

Take advantage of ATI's one-day workshops, led by the smartest minds in the business, to discover how to tackle these common repair shop challenges:
  • Recruiting and retaining the best techs
  • Improving cash flow and profit potential
  • Marketing and promotions in the digital age
  • Creating freedom through operational consistency
  • Devising a succession and retirement plan 
The average workshop attendee picks up 3% to 8% percent profit immediately by applying actionable strategies back at the shop. 
Click here for more details including the ASCCA discount code and class dates and locations.
ASCCA Member Exclusive Offer!

ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) Again to Bring You 
Special Course Offerings in 2018!
S eminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,795. ASCCA members pay only $995 per attendee!  

Apply for ASCEF Scholarships Today!

Applications are currently being accepted for the Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation (ASCEF) 2019 scholarships! Each year, the ASCEF awards 18 scholarships ranging from $500 - $1,000. These scholarships provide assistance to current under-graduates who are in the automotive service field.
To be eligible for these scholarships, an applicant must be a:
  • California high school senior who plans to enroll in post high school technical and academic training or
  • California college under-graduate in the automotive service field.
Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019.
The ASCEF is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting and advancing the entire automotive industry through technical education and training, scholarships, and other industry inspired programs.
To learn more about the ASCEF, visit .
Questions? Contact Kate Peyser at 916-290-5828 or
Featured Remarkable Results Podcast - Re-Inventing You! A Personal Story Of Prolific Change

BCarlo Sabucco started in 1994 after attending several years at Ryerson University for business. Thereafter graduated Mohawk college Automotive Tech Program.  Carlo has devoted a great amount of time surrounding himself with some of the greatest shop owners in the market. Over the years, Carlo attended training from Bob Greenwood to Cecil Bullard, Dave Schedin, Elite and group process with Jim Murphy, thru to Kelly Bennett, now he is with ShopPros. Today Carlo operates Sils Complete Auto Care Centre, a successful 8 bay facility, approx 7,000 square feet on the east side of Oakville, Ontario.

Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events 

January 30: Chapter 21 Meeting

Thank you to our ASCCA Corporate Partners! 

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