Give Back to the Industry By Getting Active With AOCA
In order for an industry to thrive, it takes an army of unified voices. The strength of the fast lube industry is dependent on operators joining forces to represent the industry in front of lawmakers, regulatory agencies and the public. AOCA is the vehicle to advance the industry, and we need your participation to keep the engine running strong.
Giving back to the industry is as simple as joining an AOCA committee. One of our 2018 strategic initiatives is to further develop our committee structures and strengthen participation. We are currently seeking AOCA members to volunteer for the following committees: Membership, Education and Events, and Government Affairs. Committees will meet via conference call quarterly and will further shape the direction of the organization.
The Membership Committee will help develop strategies to retain and grow AOCA’s membership. Strength is found in numbers, so the work of this committee will be crucial to the success of the association.
The Education and Events Committee will provide critical feedback and help set the vision for AOCA’s educational offerings. This includes our online technician academy and in-person management courses.
The Government Affairs Committee works closely with AOCA’s lobbyist to help protect the industry from harmful legislation and regulation. Legislative advocacy is an essential ingredient in allowing our industry to thrive, so this committee’s importance cannot be understated.
To express interest in joining a committee, complete our quick survey at: www.aoca.org/commitees
Joining a committee is a great showing of service to the industry, but another opportunity to get involved is by joining the Board. The AOCA Board of Directors is composed of leaders in the industry from across the country. The Board election process takes place in the spring each year, but it’s never too early to submit your interest. If you’re interested in joining the Board, please fill out our Board Interest Form at www.aoca.org/boardinterest or contact executive director Kristy Babb at Kristy@aoca.org or call 800.230.0702.
Lastly, I’d like to inform you about the upcoming AOCA Management Certification Courses. We encourage you to send your managers to the course to get AOCA Certified and be trained to the highest standards of the oil change industry. The course covers training on leadership, manager responsibilities, attracting and retaining customers and employees, implementing training programs, financial management, safety and OSHA, regulatory compliance and much more.
You can have your managers attend our Management Certification Course in Chicago, Illinois, on September 11-12 or in Dallas, Texas on October 23-24. For more information or to register, visit: www.aoca.org/events
On behalf of the AOCA Board of Directors, I’d like to sincerely thank our members for their support and participation in the industry. Without you, our association could not provide the critical services we do. If you are not currently a member, please contact our office for more information.
We hope you enjoy your summer.
John Lindsay President, Automotive Oil Change Association Power Lube Express Auto Care