April 2012 declared Auctioneer’s Month

The KAA Board of Directors visited Topeka on Wednesday, April 25. Back row Tom Lindsay, Jr.; Holly Conser, Auxiliary; Lester Edgecomb; Jeff Ruckert; Aaron Traffas; Richard Garvin; Kevin Ediger; Bill Eberhardt; Gail Hancock Front row Hope Edelman, Auxiliary; Jim Schoen; Megan McCurdy; Governor Brownback; Jack Newcom; Lance Fullerton; LaDonna Schoen-Gehring; Don Hamit After the meeting with the governor, the KAA Board of Directors conducted their April meeting.
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Regional meeting on Tuesday, March 20, in Great Bend

Each year, the KAA holds a series of regional meetings in different parts of Kansas. These meetings are informal gatherings of both KAA member auctioneers as well as auctioneers who aren’t yet or are no longer KAA members. The first meeting of 2012 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at Montana Mike's at 906 McKinley in Great Bend. If you’re an auctioneer – member or not – and would like to come for a free meal and good discussion with other auctioneers about the industry and the association, please consider attending one or more of the meetings. All we ask is that you drop u...
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Association Brings Auctioneer Championship to Wichita

Newton, Kan., January 12, 2012 - 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 and has made changes for 2012 that will bring the contest to Wichita in late January. For the first time, the Auctioneer Championship will feature a preliminary contest during with the KAA’s Winter Convention, held this year from January 26-29 in Wichita. This public auction will give anyone t...
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Regional meetings

Each year, the KAA holds a series of regional meetings in different parts of Kansas. These meetings are informal gatherings of both KAA member auctioneers as well as auctioneers who aren't yet or are no longer KAA members. This year's meeting schedule has been finalized and our first meeting is next week. All meetings start at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20, in Lawrence Perkins Family Restaurant at 1711 West 23rd Street Tuesday, November 1, in Pratt Playa Azul on Highway 54 at 1413 E 1st Street Tuesday, November 15, in WaKeeney Western Kansas Saloon and Grill at 121 N Main Street...
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Summer Get-together promises fun, fellowship

The KAA Summer Get-together will be held June 17-18, 2011, in Wichita, Kansas. To register, download, complete and return the form included in the summer registration document. June 17, 2011 11:45 – Golf Tournament at Willow Bend Golf Course 12:15 – Box Lunch included in golf fee Putting 50/50 at $10 each player 18 Hole Course Shotgun Play $65 each player The Hotel for the weekend is the LaQuinta Inn – East Kellogg and Armour - 7700 East Kellogg 5:30 p.m. – Social Time 7:00 p.m. – Dinner Time 8:30 p.m. – Entertainment – Rusty Rierson June 18, 2011 6:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Break...
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April 2011 declared Auctioneer’s Month

The KAA Board of Directors visited Topeka on Wednesday, April 27. Pictured with Governor Brownback are directors Jeff Ruckert, Bill Eberhardt and Aaron Traffas; Executive Director LaDonna Gehring; directors Eric Bloomquist and Lester Edgecomb; Vice President Rick Garvin; Director Mike Boesker; President Jack Newcom and Chairman Andy Conser.
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December Sunflower Auctioneer

The December issue of the Kansas Sunflower Auctioneer is hot off the press. This edition features news from the Kansas Auctioneers Association bid-calling contest held at the fair, membership information, regional meeting information, entry forms for upcoming events and and articles by officers, staff and syndicated columnist Steve Proffitt. Members of the KAA can download the Sunflower from the members' section.
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Midwest NAA Designation Academy

Midwest auction education built specifically for you….and it’s a short drive away! Register today for the NAA Education Institute Midwest Designation Academy in Kansas City, September 12-17. This NEW program consolidates all of the popular auction designation courses under one roof. Spend the day networking with your Auctioneer classmates in your designation course and enjoy the evenings and mornings meeting and getting to know other Auctioneers enrolled in other courses. Outside of Conference & Show, the Designation Academy is the best place to further your auction education and netwo...
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NAA Auxiliary scholarship

Once again the National Auctioneers Association Auxiliary has exciting news concerning the awarding of scholarships in the year 2010. Up to three scholarships of $2,000.00 each will be awarded at the International Conference and Show in Greensboro, NC in July 2010. The Auxiliary Scholarship Program benefits members by assisting their children and or grandchildren as they pursue higher education. The NAA Auxiliary is in its eighteenth year of providing this prestigious award. Eligibility requirements are as follows: A child or a grandchild of an Auxiliary Member with continuous membership s...
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Winners at Parsons, Kansas, Livestock

The following eight contestants qualified at the Parsons Livestock Market, Parsons, Kansas, today for the 2010 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship, which will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in June. The champion was Jim Hertzog, Butler, Missouri. The reserve champion was Bailey Ballou, Elgin, Oklahoma. The runner-up champion was Charly Cummings, Yates Center, Kansas. The other five contestants to qualify in alphabetical order are: Lance Cochran, Medford, Oklahoma; Kyle Elwood, Abilene, Kansas; Dustin Focht, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Brian Marlin, Inola, Oklahoma; and Jeff Showalter,...
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April declared Auctioneer’s Month

Pictured above with Governor Sebelius in the Governor’s office are, left to right: Director:Aaron McKee, Manhattan; Exec. Director: LaDonna Schoen, Newton; Director: Allen Campbell, Ottawa; Director: Lance Fullerton, ElDorado; Aux. Pres: Deb Brock, Wichita; Past KAA Pres: Rick Brock, Wichita; Director: Larry Frederick, Coffeyville; Director: Jim Hollinger, Lyons; Past Aux. Pres: Betty Lindsay, Shawnee; 2007 KAA President: Ron Shivers, Abilene; Director: Tom Lindsay, Jr., Shawnee; Aux. Director: Doris Shivers; KAA Pres. Elect: Bob McBride, Rock and Director: Kevin Borger, Hutchinson. The...
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