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Concerned Auto Recyclers of Wisconsin is our state association for professionals in the automotive recycling industry. It is the only state association specifically designed to increase the efficiency and profitability of business in the automotive dismantling and recycling industry, while continuing to preserve and protect our environment.

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CARS of WI Scholarship Winners
by CARS of Wisconsin
The Cars of Wisconsin Scholarship Committee announced the winners of three scholarships.

The Bob Hoffmann Memorial Scholarship was established in the name of longtime member Bob Hoffman. Bob was a board member for many years. During his time he served as CARS President from 1990-1991 and 1991-1992. He was employed with Rhinelander Auto Salvage and LKQSmart Parts. He designed and implemented QRP and the QRP express system. One of his final projects was designing and helping with the implementation of the CARS Warranty Program.

This years scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to Ryan Ross (Badger Motors) who will be attending UW Stevens Point.

Robert R Morrison Scholarship. On behalf of the family of Robert R. Morrison, Concerned Auto Recylers adminsters a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior of a salvage yard owner or employee. Students may choose to attend a college, university, technical or trade school. The scholarship isawarded after the student presents evidence of successful completion of one semester and has enrolled in as second semester.

This year the scholarship was awarded to Jacob Novak (Norb’s Salvage) who will be attending Northwestern Technical College.

Cheryl A Rastia Memorial Scholarship is offered to salvage yard owners, employees and their families to assist in continuing education. Cheryl Rastia worked for over 30 years in the industry and served as the Executive Secretary for CARS from 1990 until 2002 when she lost her courageous battle with cancer. Four scholarships for $500 each were awarded to the following students:
• Danica Duellman (Elmer’s Auto Salvage), attending Wartburg College
• Kari Strandberg (Strandberg Auto), attending University of North Dakota
• Katie Garrity (Bay Auto), attending Carroll University
• Carissa Vruwink (TJ’s Auto), attending UW Eau Claire
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From the Secretary’s Desk
The Concerned Auto Recyclers of Wisconsin will be having the Annual Membership Meeting by the time you receive this newsletter. If you have not sent in your registration you can still attend the meeting as a walk-in and still be qualified for your $100 dues discount coupon. We have worked really hard to get great speakers and put together a relevant lineup of programs, FOR YOU.

Here is a look at the seminars that will be offered this year:
INSURANCE is important and expensive to all of you so we have asked Dave Bishop to be a speaker. He is director of account management for United Healthcare. He manages the small group business with 2 to 100 employees. Dave is well versed in the changes to the Affordable Care Act and many other topics.
DATA BREACHES are problems we are all worried about and how to stop them will be presented by William Velin, Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Ins. Bill is a very good speaker that has had many seminars at the ARA. He has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years and over 20 years in the automotive recycling and salvage industry. Read more.

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