Retirement auction scheduled for Richard Garvin

All great things must end. On March 4, Richard Garvin, CAI, ATS, CES, GPPA, will be conducting his retirement auction, selling the fixtures in his auction facility in addition to consignment merchandise. While he plans to continue to conduct real estate, coin and firearm auctions, his days of operating a consignment facility in Topeka are coming to a close. Not only does Richard have a distinguished career as a leader in the auction industry, he has selflessly given back to the KAA, serving as KAA's president in 2013 and as the presidential appointee in 2015. In 2009, he received the Pr...
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2017 KAA Winter Convention recap

The 2017 KAA Winter Convention featured excellent networking opportunities and auctioneer education in addition to the 2017 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary round. It all started off on Thursday evening with the president's reception, KAA board meeting and the past presidents' meeting with incoming president, Aaron Traffas. Real estate continuing education courses were held Friday during the day with a required broker core course entitled "RISK – Your Business is Not a Game" by the Wichita Area Association of REALTORS® and an elective course called "Elevating Your Real Estate Auction...
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2016 KAA Auctioneer Championship Preliminary Round

The preliminary round of competition for the 2016 Kansas Auctioneer Championship is complete. The top ten from this preliminary round advance to the finals at the State Fair on September 14. Congratulations to the top ten qualifiers! Justin Ball Justin Banzhaf Trisha Brauer Josh Miller Russ Puchala Yve Rojas Brad Sosebee Toney Thornhill Tony Wisely Titus Yutzy We'll see you in Hutchinson! Contestant pictures Finalists
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April 2015 is declared Auctioneer’s Month

On April 29, the board of directors traveled to Topeka to meet with Governor Sam Brownback. The governor signed a proclamation declaring April to be Auctioneer's Month. As always, it seems that auctioneers are one of his favorite groups to meet with. As the governor tells it, his father thought he was quite the talker and would make a great auctioneer. He actually went to auction school, but in the end decided to go to law school.
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Panel of Champions video now available from convention

The KAA's 2015 Winter Convention featured a panel discussion of past champions that comprised Kevin Borger; Paul C. Behr, CAI, BAS; Charly Cummings and Megan Niedens, CAI, BAS. We've made the video of this session available in the new video page in the members section. Over the coming weeks, we'll make more videos from convention available to KAA members.
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2015 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary competition

The 2015 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary round was held on Friday, January 23, 2015, in Wichita, Kan. The finalists listed below, in no particular order, will advance to the final competition in September at the Kansas State Fair. Jeff Garber Justin Banzhaf Yve Rojas Ross Daniels Titus Yutzy Donnie Stumpff Michael Burkhart Lenny Mullin Shaun Elmore Justin Ball
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Letter from the Auxiliary

Greetings Fellow Auxiliary Members, It's hard to believe the end of the year is just around the corner. That means it won't be long before we'll be gathering at the Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel in Wichita for the Winter Convention. Mark your calendars and start planning now to attend January 22-25, 2015. Be sure you include the Auxiliary Luncheon and Fun Auction in your plans. Remember, it's a separate item on the registration form. Plan to bring an item to auction at the Fun Auction so you can participate in providing the funds for the scholarships that will be given to some worthy students...
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2015 Winter Convention schedule

January 22 through January 25, 2015 Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel Wichita, KS KAA room rate is $89 per night Reservation code 2186283 Make your hotel reservation ONLINE or call 1-800-325-0720 Download schedule and registration Thursday, Jan. 23 Thursday January 22, 2014 6 to 10 p.m. President's Reception and registration 8 p.m. Board meeting followed by past presidents' meeting Friday January 23, 2014 7 to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet and fellowship 8:30 to 9 a.m. Legislative Update | Lobby Monitor Dan Murray 9 a.m. Tours for anyon...
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Our new feedback form

In an effort to continue to serve our membership, our the KAA Board of Directors desires an easier way for the membership and the public to interact with the association. To that end, we've updated our feedback form to allow for anonymous submissions. In the past, submitting feedback has required a name and email address. You can still use the form to ask questions by leaving us your name and contact information, but now you can also make comments or leave tips anonymously if you desire. http://www.kansasauctioneers.com/about-kaa/feedback/ You can always find a link to the feedback form...
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Eleven auctioneers to compete in Kansas Auctioneer Championship

WICHITA, Kan., September 2, 2014 – Since 1992, auctioneers throughout Kansas and the surrounding states have traveled to Hutchinson to compete with one another at the Kansas State Fair, vying for the title of Auctioneer Champion. The Kansas Auctioneers Association (KAA) hosts the Auctioneer Championship that will be held this year on the stage of the Bretz and Young Injury Lawyers Arena at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10. This public auction will give all fairgoers the opportunity to bid and buy from the best auctioneers in the state. The public is encouraged to attend and observe the con...
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