A mild weekend in the heart of the Central Valley sizzled Saturday night as the California Independent Oil Marketers Political Action Committee’s 16th Annual Destruction Derby came to a smashing conclusion. On Saturday, April 23, 2016, Brad Fox (Dion & Sons) was crowned winner after an exhaustive and competitive final heat at this year’s 17th Annual Destruction Derby held at the Ledford Rodeo Grounds in Firebaugh, CA. There were a vast array of cars entered by a variety of marketers, suppliers, and friends of the association. Congressman David Valadao was once again a fierce competitor in attendance along with first time competitor, Congressman Jeff Denham..
While the Saturday night Derby itself is the highlight of the weekend for many, Friday and Saturday before the Derby featured a host of member activities including a tri-tip member dinner Friday night sponsored by Idemitsu and SC Fuels, bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s served by the Maniaci Insurance team alongside Jay McKeeman and Dennis McCann's famous pancakes on Saturday morning, coupled with some family activities, and important networking throughout the weekend. The weekend was definitely a chance for members to reconnect and enjoy a fun-filled weekend with their families and friends.
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Over 50 CIOMA members attended one or both days of important meetings included with the 2016 Day at the Capitol proceedings. It was a record turnout as well as a record number of legislative appointments. CIOMA Strong!
On Tuesday, 3/15, participants attended:
WSPA/CIOMA Training Session on GHG Issues – A 1.5 hour session was held discussing current issues regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations and training/advice on how to convey important messages to others (such as customers, local business organizations, fraternal groups, legislators and the press), amplifying concerns about how 14¢/gallon in GHG costs is being spent, and the cost-effectiveness of such programs as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Due to the success of the session we will be working with WSPA to have other such sessions around the state - stay tuned.
CIOMA Services Session – Two CIOMA service providers made content available at this session. Fred Whitaker...
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