Member of the month: John Camara
Spotlight date: April, 2019
The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces John Camara of Camara Auto Services as its ASCCA member of the month for April 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, John Camara also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.
Located in Tulare, California, Camara Auto Services was founded in 1973 and is a full-service automotive repair shop. Their motto is “Quality auto service that you will appreciate.” A member since 1986, John has been an active member in both his Chapter 26 and at the state level, most recently serving on the ASCCA Membership, Public Relations, and Chapter Representatives Committees. Reflecting on how ASCCA has benefited his business, John says, “At the beginning I was introduced to a great group of people that offered their help in whatever issue I was facing—tech or business. Then in 1993 I attended an annual meeting in San Luis Obispo, where I met huge assets in this industry—successful business people that were more than willing to share their knowledge with other ASCCA members, and they made them feel part of their TEAM and family. And it has not stopped. What was evident then is evident today—the friendships, camaraderie, and willingness to help is always there.”
When asked about his favorite memory of being an ASCCA member, John said, “A few years back at our annual meeting it was time for elections and once they were over, it was a party the rest of the weekend. We had members playing instruments, telling jokes, we had skits like Chico and the Man, comedians, it was a fun time. We even dunked Robert Salerno on time in the pool. Don't worry he got even.”
Thank you, John for your ongoing commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your participation, knowledge, and most importantly, your commitment. Congratulations!
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