On Saturday, September 26 during the ASCCA Team Weekend ASCCA recognized several members and a chapter for their outstanding service to the association. Each award winner was nominated by an ASCCA member. Membership Committee Chair, Mary Kemnitz presented the following awards. Included below are the award winners in the categories of Chapter of the Year, Sponsor of the Year, Rising Star, and Volunteer of the Year along with the words used to describe why each should be considered for the award.
ASCCA 2015 Chapter of the Year – Chapter 24, San Diego
Hard working chapter with great events and consistency, they are what most chapters aspire to be. They are always on top of their game, being very structured, and very organized.
Chapter 24 is one of the leading chapters in the state. Chapter 24 San Diego is also heavily involved at the State level with several members on the Board of Directors, several members serve on various state committee's and the current President of the State ASCCA is from Chapter 24 San Diego.
Chapter 24 always participates in every ASCCA event with good representation and effort. Always challenging all Chapters to increase their presence at ASCCA happenings, Always donating hours of help and finding ways to give back financially as well as challenging all Chapters to excel. Chapter 24 is always at the forefront and staying connected throughout the year with all projects involved. Chapter 24 has been a leading chapter, always shares new ideas and brings support to the table.
Chapter 24 has been a continued source of members who have stepped up and provided leadership throughout the years. Many of the current board members and committee members as well as past board members and committee members have come from Chapter 24.
Volunteer of the Year – Rocky Khamenian, Bimmer & Benz Specialists, Chapter 48
He is a member of just about every committee and really pushes this Association forward with an impressive amount of enthusiasm.
He rocks! Helps out on many committees, always going above and beyond the call of duty
Sponsor of the Year – AutoVitals
AutoVitals is a great supporter of ASCCA and always seems to be at the cutting age with new innovations for the automotive industry.
Auto Vitals is on top of modern technology and improving all ASCCA members bottom line. They show concern for the automotive industry and its future success. They have supported ASCCA any way they can and continue to try and get members to see the value in stepping up to new ideas and challenges which follows ASCCA core values.
Rising Star of the Year – Mitch Mendenhall, East County Diesel, Chapter 24
Mitch has supported ASCCA as a Vendor for many years. Now as a shop owner he has been more involved at the Chapter leader level as Vice President, Board Member, Chapter Rep as well as serving at the state level, involved in Membership and constantly volunteering for additional tasks as he gains experience. A valued asset to ASCCA and future leader in the making. A strong ASCCA member and supporter
Mitch hit the ground running when he agreed to be Chapter Rep for San Diego. He has volunteered to many different positions, both at Chapter and Association. He puts in the time and shows results, one hard working, dedicated shop owner.
Member of the Year – John Eppstein, John’s Automotive Service, Chapter 24
Starting to get involved with the Board and has good ideas, a young man with lots of go and chases money for us.
Has done an outstanding job of getting the Cars for Careers off and running in San Diego
In his own words:
I have been a member of Chapter 24 for over 14 years during which time I have served as Secretary, Vice President and Chair of the Meetings Committee. I am also currently an ASC Educational Foundation Cars for Careers donation site for San Diego, CA and an Advisor to the Board of Trustees. My desire is to improve my industry and help everyone that is involved. Membership growth is very important as we have a louder voice with larger numbers and this will also help in other areas of importance such as government relations. Promoting our industry to those who are not already in it is crucial such as to students and people who are competent but have no experience in this field.