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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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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2012 Kansas Auctioneer Championship

The 100th Kansas State Fair was the location of the 2012 Kansas Auctioneers Association Auctioneer Championship. This was the 21st KAA Auctioneer Championship. The Kansas Auctioneers Association held their preliminary contest at the Winter Convention in Wichita in January. Ten auctioneers were selected to compete in the finalist competition. Those top ten finalists included Eric Boone, Yates Center; Jeff Crissup, Helena, OK; Ed Dewey, Rossville, KS; Lenny Mullin, Lenexa, KS; Marty Read, Mound City, KS; Donnie Stumpff, Cassville, MO; Jeff Temme, Petersburg, NE; Aaron Traffas, Sharon, ...
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Winter Convention awards, new leadership and Auctioneer Championship finalists

2012 Kansas Auctioneers Association – Convention News items The Kansas Auctioneers Association will be guided in 2012 by the following officers and directors. President Lance Fullerton of El Dorado President Elect Richard Garvin of Tecumseh Vice President Megan McCurdy of Wichita Executive Director LaDonna Schoen-Gehring of Newton Chairman of the Board Jack Newcom of Leon Director Bill Eberhardt of Augusta Director Lester Edgecomb of Baldwin City Director Gail Hancock of Emporia Director Tom Lindsay, Jr. of Bonner Springs Director Jim Schoen of Wichita Director Jeff Ru...
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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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2009 KAA Bid Calling Championship

The Kansas Auctioneers Association, Inc. held their State Bid Calling Contest at the Kansas State Fair on September 16.  Seventeen contestants vied for the championship and the opportunity to compete on a national level.  The competition was judged by Ralph Wade, National Livestock Bid Call Champion; Jodi Sweeney, International Women's Auctioneer Champion and Mark Younger, International Ringman Competition Champion.  Competing this year were Jeff Temme, Petersburg, NE; John Kisner, Hays, KS; Justin Schultis, Fairbury, NE; Lance Fullerton, ElDorado, KS; Lance Kinderknecht, Almena, K...
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