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NYSADA 2020 Fall Board of Director's Meeting

The 2020 Fall Board of Directors Meeting will be held on November 10th-11th, 2020 at the Saratoga Hilton. This meeting is open to all NYSADA Board Members and invited guests. Please click on the button below to view the agenda and to register for this meeting. For any questions please contact Caitlin Howley at 518-463-1148 ext. 326 or via email at caitlinh@nysada.com.


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A Message from Chairman Bruce Bendell

By NYSADA Chairman Bruce Bendell

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Our NYSADA conventions have been held at so many amazing venues that our Convention Committee has become hard to impress. That changed this year! The Cayman Islands remain an ideal destination for both adventurers and those seeking a relaxing escape to paradise. Tucked away in the western Caribbean Sea, Grand Cayman, the biggest of the three islands, is home to the beautiful Seven Mile Beach, a walkable stretch of coral sand. In addition to its beautiful setting with state-of-the-art conference facilities and both indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, the hotel is poised to host one of our best conferences yet.

Highlights of NYSADA’s Summer Board Meeting

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NYSADA held it’s annual Summer Meeting on June 28th and 29th at The Garden City

Hotel in Garden City NY. The summer meeting is one of three occasions during the year when the Association’s entire Board gathers to discuss current conditions and form future objectives. NYSADA Chairman Bruce Bendell gave his report. He explained that NYSADA had sent two letters to Hyundai voicing our concerns regarding the Dealer Performance Bonus program and the Hyundai Shopper Assurance program, which requires that a dealer guarantee to buy-back a new vehicle from a customer up to three days after it has been delivered. President Vancavage said that Hyundai has not responded to NYSADA about these two important issues and that other state associations such as New Jersey had not received a response on these matters either. Ed Richardson mentioned that the Association had asked the DMV to look at Hyundai’s three day guaranteed buy-back program of new vehicles. The DMV will not issue a legal opinion on this program, so NYSADA is going to request a procedural letter explaining the DMV’s position that once a new vehicle is driven over the curb that sale cannot be cancelled and that vehicle would now be considered used. It was noted the buy-back program may have  been changed to an exchange for another new vehicle, which would still leave the exchanged  vehicle as used. The program also requires remote test drives, which could threaten the safety of sales people.

Experience Paradise in Grand Style!

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Join us at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, a AAA Five Diamond Rated Caribbean hotel, November 12-16 for our 95th Annual Convention and Business Meeting. This ultimate beach vacation affords you the opportunity to learn more about the state of our industry from world-class speakers and to connect with other dealers from across the state.


Board of Directors: Save the Meeting Date!

  • Feb. 14-17 (Fri.-Mon.) NADA Convention, Las Vagas, NV
  • Feb. 14 (Fri.) NYSADA Director/TMDA Dinner
  • February 26 (Wed.) Executive Committee via Teleconference
  • March 23 (Mon.) New Director Orientation/Dinner (possible Gold Club), Renaissance Hotel, Albany, NY
  • March 24 (Tues.) Legislative Committee/Member-Legislator Appointments/Board of Directors (Renaissance Hotel, Albany, NY)
  • May 20 (Wed.) Executive Committee via Teleconference
  • June 22-23 (Mon-Tues) Board of Directors and Nominating Committee (Sagamore Hotel, Lake George)
  • Sept. 21-22 (Mon-Tue.) Washington Conference in Washington D.C. (J.W. Marriott, Wash. DC)
  • October 21 (Wed.) Executive / Budget via Teleconference
  • November 10-15 (Tues-Sun) NYSADA Convention at the Atlantis, Bahamas
  • November 11 (Wed.) Board of Directors (Atlantis, Bahamas)
  • November 12 (Thurs.) Annual Meeting (Altantis, Bahamas)