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EXERCISE YOUR VOICE IN YOUR INDUSTRY'S DIRECTION—SEMA 2007 BOARD ELECTIONS

Twenty-five volunteers from the industry will be vying for 16 open seats on the SEMA Board of Directors, as they seek to lead the automotive specialty-equipment market in the 2007–2009 SEMA Board of Directors elections taking place next month. With the voting of the chairman-elect position taking place this year, the 2007 elections will be pivotal.

WILL WOODS NAMED SEMA VICE PRESIDENT, COUNCILS

SEMA has hired Will L. Woods, CAE, to the newly created position of vice president of councils. Woods brings with him more than 25 years of professional experience, including 13 years as executive director of a 2,400-member trade association and seven years with a California-based automotive trade association.

As SEMA’s first vice president fully dedicated to the council department, Woods will oversee and manage the association’s eight councils.

MANUFACTURERS: GET HANDS-ON WITH FOUR 2008 NISSANS

SEMA and Nissan North America have set a measuring session for Tuesday–Wednesday, June 19–20. The session will feature four 2008 Nissan vehicles—the Versa five-door hatchback, the Sentra and Sentra SE-R sedans and the all-new Altima Coupe.

Each company will get 60 minutes with the vehicles, and cameras are permitted. To participate, members must register by Friday, June 15.

LIGHT-TRUCK AND RESTYLING INDUSTRIES STEP IT UP FOR THE COUNCIL CUP - CASH FOR KIDS

SEMA's eight councils and two committees are set to tee off on the greens of the Strawberry Farms Golf Club as part of Council Cup - Cash for Kids, a friendly game of golf to benefit children's charities. All groups will compete in teams of four. The teams are:

Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)

Ernie Silvers, Egge Machine Co. Inc.
Jim Barber, Classic Automotive Restoration
Dave Mihalko Jr., Restoration Specialties
Alex Tainsh, SoffSeal Inc.

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