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News   August 16, 2007   by Auto Service World

GAAS Unveils New Lapel Pin


GAAS Fuels Education has been chosen by the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Committee as the slogan for 2007-2008 collectible GAAS lapel pins.
Tad Dowling, marketing services manager for Perfection Clutch, Timmonsville, S.C., is the contest winner and will receive a complimentary registration to the 2008 GAAS Symposium, which will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago.
Nearly 100 entries were submitted by individuals in the aftermarket industry.
The lapel pins, which were introduced in 2006, help generate funds for the GAAS scholarship program that has distributed $1.3 million in total aid to more than 1,300 students pursuing aftermarket careers.
Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS Scholarship Committee, asks that companies consider the pins as a goodwill gesture during the holiday season.
While its customary that many companies show their appreciation every year during the holidays by giving their customers, vendors, employees and others a small gift, this year we ask that companies consider giving a GAAS lapel pin or a donation in the name of the recipient in order to benefit a future member of the aftermarket, Kornafel said.
GAAS collectible lapel pins can be purchased at major industry events for a donation of $20 each and GAAS organizers are providing volume discounts for purchases.


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