Have you ever wondered how to get more involved in the SEMA Wheel and Tire (WTC) Council?
What exactly do the council leaders do throughout their term? Very simply, the Select Committee is elected by the members of the council to serve a two-year term. They participate in monthly conference calls and meetings that are held at various trade events throughout the year. Each Select committee member volunteers for at least 20 hours throughout the year and some volunteer even more. Some share their experience and vision, others provide creative solutions to challenges our member companies are facing, and others get their hands dirty and get it done. Each Select Committee member is supported by their company in their WTC efforts and for that we say “thank you” to those companies!
The leaders of the WTC gathered together earlier this year at SEMA headquarters in Diamond Bar, California for its annual Long Range Planning meeting. This meeting focused on bringing value to the WTC Member companies. The last 18 months have been extremely challenging for all of our companies, and the council is dedicated to utilizing SEMA’s resources to further benefit each WTC member.
Guiding the group’s effort was the council’s mission statement to “identify common problems and opportunities relating to the wheel & tire industries that the council, as an interested body of companies, can address for the common good.” A handful of exciting objectives are being developed for the council over this year and next. If you are passionate and have interest in being involved, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for a Task Force with a limited investment of time, but provides a great way to network and share your ideas. Please reach out to the Task Force Chair if you want to participate or have comments.
Science and Technology Task Force
This group focuses on aftermarket and OEM advances that effect our industry. From creating wheel standards to improved processes for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and Electronic Stability Control, the Science and Technology task force plays a pivotal role in the industry’s’ advancement.
Education Task Force
The education task force is charged with developing successful programs for members to enhance their businesses. The WTC Task Force is responsible for partnering with the SEMA Educational Institute to create and promote on-line learning resources.
Communication and Marketing Task Force
This group focuses on membership outreach, growth, and retention. It is imperative that councils effectively communicate services provided by WTC and SEMA to our members. Communication and services ensure that there is proper dialogue between leadership and membership.
SEMA Show Task Force
The SEMA Show in Las Vegas provides the backdrop for critical networking functions. This group focuses on making WTC’s awards reception an ideal place to get together, honor one another, and network with all those who share a common passion.
There are so many other things the council leadership does throughout the year. You are the expert at what your business needs and this council wants to deliver. Feel free to get in touch with us or come to one of our WTC events. Our hope is that if you haven’t been a part of WTC yet, you will be in 2010 and beyond.
For more information on how to join, please contact Allan Keefe or call (909) 978-6696.