What does the KAA offer me as a member?

What does the KAA offer me as a member? And why should we encourage auctioneer friends who are not members to join our association? Let’s take a look at these questions and make sure we are getting the full value of what we have available as members of the KAA. As a member of the Kansas Auctioneers Association, we have many resources at our fingertips. One very important, and often overlooked, benefit is our ability to request UCC lien searches. We can obtain these for a charge of only $10 for search plus $1 per page should the search find any outstanding liens. This could be the best $10 w...
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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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Message from KAA Auxiliary

HELLO!!!! Is there anyone out there??? Since convention, I haven't heard from anybody!  That just goes to show how full swing we all are into auctions! Doesn't it seem busier to everyone? We hope the economy is turning around! We did run into Bill Eberhardt and his beautiful wife at a real estate auction. I encouraged her to attend next year's convention and get involved. Along with all the rest of you out there that haven't attended for awhile! I know it gets real busy throughout the year, balancing work, whether it’s auction related or another job, real estate sales, family, vacation, los...
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April 2014 is declared Auctioneer’s Month

On April 24th the Board of Directors meet with Governor Sam Brownback for the signing of a proclamation of April being Kansas/National Auctioneers Month. As always, it seems that auctioneers are one of his favorite groups to meet with. After he was told KAA President, Megan McCurdy, is the IAC Women's Division Champion; he asked for her to auction off a fossil artwork on his wall. Of course, the Governor had the winning bid.
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Letter from President Megan McCurdy

Hello Kansas Auctioneer Friends, Well, 2014 is off and rolling; hopefully all of your auction calendars are filling up for the busy spring and summer seasons. Many plans have been made by your KAA Board of Directors for this year. I am happy to report the Board has been working hard to ensure the strength of our association and the membership. I am excited to be working with such an accomplished and capable group of auctioneers that are constantly working for the betterment of our industry. In March, the National Auctioneers Association conducted the annual State Leadership Conference. S...
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2014 Winter Convention schedule

January 23 through January 26 Four Points by Sheraton 530 Richards Dr. Manhattan, Kan. Thursday, Jan. 23 Download 2014 Winter Convention schedule and registration form Thursday January 23, 2014 6 to 10 p.m. President's Reception - Konza room, Atrium Beverages provided, members may bring dishes and finger food 8 p.m. Board meeting followed by past presidents' meeting Conference room IV Friday January 24, 2014 7  to  8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet and fellowship - Regency A 8:30 to 9 a.m. Legislative Update | Lobby Monitor Dan Murray - Confere...
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2013 KAA convention results

Don Hamit was inducted into the KAA Hall of Fame this past weekend. Scholarships were received by Vera Hall, Dylan Moore and Toby Omli from the KAA and KAAA. Richard Garvin was installed as the 2013 President; Megan McCurdy as the 2013 President Elect and Bill Eberhardt as 2013 Vice President. Cindi Ferguson will be the Executive Director for Kansas, Rick James and Robert Mayo were elected directors.
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Mike Bailey wins 2013 livestock competition

Congratulations to Mike Bailey for winning the  2013 Livestock Auctioneer Championship, held on November 13 at Plainville Livestock. Brad Sosebee is the reserve champion, followed by Neil Bouray, Byron Bina and Dennie Flock. Also competing were Andrew Finlay, Pat Greenleaf, Jerry Hageman, Brandon Hamel, Jay Knopp and Dan McVey. Complete information about the competition can be found in the brochure.
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KDOR taxable items list

The KAA's Executive Committee recently met with the Kansas Department of Revenue regarding auction taxation. This content will be presented at this year's Winter Convention, but one of the resources provided to KAA by the KDOR is a list of taxable and non-taxable items. You can view this list in the members section of this site.
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2013 NAA Auxiliary scholarship information

Request date has changed from December 1st to November 1st this year, so get ready, set, go and request your packet. Once again the National Auctioneers Association Auxiliary has exciting news concerning the awarding of scholarships in the year 2013. Up to three scholarships of $2,000.00 each will be awarded at the International Conference and Show in Indianapolis, Indiana in July 2013. The Auxiliary Scholarship Program benefits members by assisting their children and/or grandchildren as they pursue higher education. The NAA Auxiliary is in its twentieth year of providing this prestigious ...
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Winter Convention schedule and registration forms

This post is pinned to the front page. Newer articles appear below. January 10 to 13, 2013 Clarion Hotel 530 Richards Rd. Manhattan, KS Download 2013 Winter Convention registration form Thursday January 10, 2013 6 to 10 p.m. President's Reception - Konza room, Atrium Beverages provided, members may bring dishes and finger food 8:30 p.m. Board meeting followed by past presidents' meeting Friday January 11, 2013 6:30  to  9 a.m. Breakfast and fellowship - Regency A 9 a.m. Tours for anyone not attending real estate courses Meet in lobby ...
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October’s letter from President Fullterton

Dear KAA Members, Hello again. Fall is in full swing, and so far, all of the members I have recently visited with are reporting a very full fall auction season; which is always good news to hear when our industry is going strong. For those of you who came to our competition at the State Fair to help out the committee, and to those of you who came to watch and support the event, thank you very much for your assistance and support in making it a great success. The contest was well attended and the Competition Committee deserves a big hand for a job well done. The new contest format worked ...
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