Dear CSSARA member, June 21, 2012
The California Service Station & Automotive Repair Association is pleased to announce that we have joined forces with the California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA)!
As we reviewed our options to best serve our members, we recognized the importance of partnering with an organization that has a solid reputation in the industry, a proven track record of successful advocacy efforts, and synergies in our goals, mission statement, and vision - CIOMA definitely met our criteria! Effective immediately, CIOMA will manage the overall day-to-day operations of CSSARA including membership, services, and events.
In the next few weeks, you will receive more detailed information on your membership transition to CIOMA. All active CSSARA members will become members of CIOMA through the end of December 2012. In 2013, you will have the opportunity to renew your membership as a CIOMA member.
Having dual membership through the end of the year will provide an opportunity for you to continue services and other CSSARA benefits, while receiving additional CIOMA benefits including receipt of the weekly News Brief, legislative and regulatory advocacy, government relations alerts and bulletins, enhanced web site and social media tools, CIOMA meeting/activity announcements and attendance information regarding the Pacific Oil Conference this September.
For more than sixty years, CIOMA has provided successful legislative & regulatory advocacy for their members and have helped them save millions of dollars by fighting new regulations and compliance issues. I have no doubt that they will deliver the same level of expertise and integrity for CSSARA’s advocacy needs.
As a member of CIOMA, you will receive the following member benefits:
- Advocacy – weekly government relations communications newsletter (News Brief) and critical updates & alerts on issues that impact your business
- Member Services – preferred vendors provide discounts and member benefits
- Marketing – CIOMA’s membership directory; access to the “member only” section of CIOMA’s website including archives of News Brief, online membership list and buyers’ guide
- Peer-to-peer networking opportunities – Day at the Capitol, regional meetings, legislative district meetings, and annual conference & trade show – The Pacific Oil Conference (POC).
For more information about CIOMA, please visit their website at www.cioma.com or contact
Julia McCann, Executive Vice President of CIOMA at 916.646.5999.
Thank you for all your support over the years and giving CSSARA the opportunity to serve your needs. Should you have any questions about the transition, please feel free to contact me at 707.545.6376.
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