With a revised Franchise Bill under its belt, a new Chairman in place, a slate of new officers installed, and a new generation of young dealers actively participating through its NEXTGEN Committee, GNYADA is preparing an aggressive agenda to protect and promote the retail auto- mobile dealers of greater New York. “For over a century this Association has remained relevant. That role is as important as ever as we face new unfounded attacks on our businesses,” said incoming GNYADA Chairman Bob Vail. “GNYADA is up for the fight against unnecessary legislation and challenges to the franchise system itself. At the top of our list are assaults on dealers’ business model. Dealer-assisted financing has been enormously successful in increasing More than 400 GNYADA members/ allied members and their guests saluted four veterans who are training for careers in the auto industry. At GNYADA's Charity Golf Outing they were presented with $20,000. At the outing at the Old Westbury Golf & Country Club, GNYADA members raised a record $100,000 for scholarships for students entering the retail automotive industry. “This is an amazing commitment and show of support by the industry to help people,” said Mark Schienberg, GNYADA president. “We are excited to assist these veterans who have chosen the retail auto industry.” 3
l to r: Neale Kuperman, Bob Vail, Robert Penn, Nick Toomey, Jane Millman, and Lee Certilman are sworn in as officers for 2014-2015 by Stuart Rosenthal. (Not pictured: John LaSorsa).
excessive outside interference,” said Vail.
access to and reducing the cost of credit for millions of people,” continued Vail. “Our industry has faced many chal- lenges over the years, but GNYADA’s mission stays the same – to strength- en franchised dealers’ rights to allow them run their businesses without
Vail, thanked outgoing Chairman Neale Kuperman for his tireless work on behalf of dealers. “Your commit- ment and leadership have led us to success on critical issues,” Vail told Kuperman.
Scholarships Awarded to Local Vets Members Raise Record $100,000 at GNYADA Charity Golf Outing
Additional GNYADA Scholarships GNYADA distributes thousands of dollars in scholarships annually to promising students looking to start a career at a franchised new car dealership. At the Awards Dinner, GNYADA also presented scholarships totaling $7,000 to the top three winners of our New York Automotive Technology Competition, awarded scholarships to the top performing automotive technology student from each of the 18 schools that participated in that Competition, and awarded $5,000 in scholarships to the winners of the World Traffic Safety Design Competition.
Since GNYADA started its annual Charity Golf Outing in 2005, when it opened the Center for Automotive Educaiton & Training, it has raised over $350,000 in scholarships.
GNYADA Education Committee Chair Nick Toomey (center) with the 2014 Automotive Education Scholarship for U.S. Veterans recipients.
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