SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 27, July 9, 2009

Get Your Tickets for the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser

  2008 SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser
  The SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser will be held
Saturday, August 1, at the Pasadena Convention
Center in Pasadena, California.

Those who
have attended SEMA's annual Installation Banquet know that the event serves
as a forum where we thank our association’s outgoing board members and welcome
those who have been newly elected. It's also where we announce
the newest selections for the SEMA
Hall of Fame
, an august group whose inductees represent not only our
industry’s history, but also its members’ dedication, service and devotion to
their businesses.

The Banquet is adjoined by the Gala Fundraiser, which includes charitable fundraising
activities including auctions and the Pinewood Drag Race. Proceeds from the fundraiser are donated to two
organizations that have become favorites of SEMA-member companies: Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.

Childhelp aids victims of child abuse and originally began receiving support
from wheel manufacturers in 1994. It now garners significant contributions from
a wide range of industry businesses under the auspices of Friends of
Childhelp
.

The more recently established Victory Junction Gang Camp was founded in 2004 by Kyle and
Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam and has received support from the
Light-Truck Accessory Alliance and others in the industry. Victory Junction uses
camping experiences in its racing-themed facilities to enrich the lives of
children who suffer from chronic medical conditions or illnesses.

Join
SEMA in Pasadena, California, August 1, to honor the industry and give
to children in need. Click here to make your banquet reservations.

The three days of activities that comprise the
SEMA Installation
Banquet & Gala Fundraiser begin on Thursday, July 30, and include
council meetings, Board functions, a State of the Association Address
and Town Hall Meeting and the SEMA Internet Symposium.

For more information about the Pinewood Drag Race or any of the
activities held in conjunction with the SEMA Installation Banquet &
Gala Fundraiser, contact Lisa Moreno at 909/396-0289, ext. 105, or lisam@sema.org.

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