The Alliance of Automotive Service Professionals of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA) has over 2,000 members across Pennsylvania and Delaware. Each of the 34 active chapters holds their own monthly meetings, and provides two delegates to represent their chapter at the quarterly delegates meeting. AASP-PA held this quarter’s delegates meeting on February 12 in Harrisburg.
Items discussed included AASP-PA’s upcoming TechTrain 2011, the association’s annual training weekend, which will be held on March 26–27 at the Grantville Holiday Inn. New instructors include John Forro with two mechanical seminars and Tim McDonnell, David Rogers, and Gary Gunn with management seminars. Tim McDonnell, Training Manager with Mitchell 1, will give the breakfast keynote. There are 13 seminars scheduled for the weekend so far.
The association is also beginning to promote their Big E Trade Show coming in October at the Valley Forge Convention Center.
John Kulik (AASP-PA lobbyist) led discussion of the political atmosphere in Harrisburg. There was agreement between members that more legislative meetings are needed to develop relationships with local legislators.
The Collision Division reported that AASP-PA has joined the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS).
It was announced that the legislative meeting for Chapter 11 (South Allegheny) is on hold. The March meeting for this chapter will have an I-CAR training class. Another meeting will involve an open forum with insurance adjusters. Discussion ensued about a location change to a more centrally located location for Chapter 11 members.
For more information please visit www.aasp-pa.org.