A Message from the KAA Auxiliary

Hello, everyone, I hope you are having a terrific summer so far. We have been having a tumultuous one with the storms and major winds. We haven’t had any damage except tree limbs down but Stockton has had lots of damage. Neighbors helping neighbors is our theme this year. Don and I will be taking off for Louisville, Kentucky in July for the National Auctioneers Conference and Show. Both of us are looking forward to attending the seminars, touring a horse training facility, seeing old ...
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Kansas Auctioneer Sunflower – July/August

The July/August issue of the Sunflower is now available online, just log into the Member's Area to access it. Here are a few of the items you will find inside: Letter from your President - Megan McCurdy Summer Get Together details and registration New Members Member News Hall of Fame Nomination form Declaration for Office Applications and so much more. Have you "Liked" the Kansas Auctioneers Association Facebook page?  If not, please do it and stay up-to-date with news ...
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2014 Summer Get Together

It's Going to Be Wild! Join your fellow KAA members on August 22 & 23rd in Hutchinson for a fun filled time.  Here is a quick look at what we have planned, but for full details, registration and sponsorship information go to the Events page. Friday - August 22nd Golf Tournament at Carey Park Golf Course Rattling Cages at Hutchinson Zoo . . . a KAA Private Party & Dinner Saturday - August 23rd Discover & Enjoy Hutchinson or Chill Poolside & Swim at Hotel Board Meeting...
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2014 BOD retreat

So you are aware, the KAA Board meets each year a month after taking office for a retreat. The purpose of the retreat is to look at the state of the Association, discuss the President’s vision for the year and what needs to be done to move the Association forward in serving members in the best way possible. No matter what they consider, it is always about what is in the best interest of the not only the Association, but the membership. They always evaluate with what is outlined in the Constit...
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Kansas Sunflower Auctioneer

  Members should have received the May/June issue of the Sunflower last week, but it you didn't or misplaced it, just log into the Member's Area to access it. Here are a few of the items you will find inside: Letter from your President - Megan McCurdy For Sale? Item wanted ad Legislative Update Save the date for the Summer Get Together New Members Hall of Fame application and so much more. If you have not "Liked" the Kansas Auctioneers Association Facebook page,...
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Sunflower – March/April Issue

The March/April issue is now available by logging into the Member's Area.  Find out the results of the Kansas Auctioneer Champion Preliminaries and the Rookie Auction contest.  Read the Winter Convention Wrap Up and check out the photos and see who the award and scholarship recipients were.  You will also find letters from the KAA and KAAA Presidents, a legislative update, important notices, who are newest members are, and an article on internet bidding.
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2014 Winter Convention Recap

With the finish of the KAA Winter Convention on Sunday and the excellent education sessions, we are proud to acknowledge many members.  First up would be announcing the 2014 Board of Directors . . . President - Megan McCurdy President Elect - Bill Eberhardt Vice President - Robert Haley Chairman of the Board - Richard Garvin Directors - Ed Dewey, Kevin Ediger, Rick James, Curt Marshall, Robert Mayo, Bill Oswalt, and Aaron Traffas Next are the award winners . . .  KAA Hall of...
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Sunflower – January/February Issue

The January/February issue of the Kansas Sunflower Auctioneer is available in the Member’s Page featuring information of the 2014 Kansas  Livestock Auctioneer Championship contest and the 2014 Winter Convention.  There is a Limited Time Special Offer from  Jenelle Taylor who is offing a Bootcamp  for Benefit Auctioneers in conjunction with convention.  Check out the gun to be raffled off this year at Convention, along with the Kansas Auctioneer Contest Preliminaries that will be held.  You s...
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2014 Winter Convention Registration is Now Open

If you did not see it in the latest issue of the Sunflower, be sure to visit the Events Page to see the full schedule of great things we have planned for you.  You will also find the registration form and an bonus educational program that will be held in conjunction with Convention that you may want to take advantage of. DON'T DELAY...REGISTER TODAY and take advantage of the Early Bird Registration fee!
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November/December Sunflower

The November/December  issue of the Kansas Sunflower Auctioneer is available in the Member’s Page featuring information on the 2013k Kansas Auctioneer Championship contest and the 2014 Winter Convention.  You will also find the Declaration for the Board of Directors and KAA/KAAA Scholarship applications.  Jenelle Taylor will be speaking at Winter Convention and is offing a Bootcamp  for Benefit Auctioneers in conjunction with convention, so be sure to check out the information on it. Under Ev...
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2014 KAA Livestock Auctioneer Champion

We proud to announce and congratulate Justin Banzhaf of Cambridge, Nebraska on being the Kansas Auctioneers Association 2014 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion, which was held earlier this week on November 13th. We had thirteen contestants at the Osborne Livestock Commission in Osborne, Kansas; owned by Zach Sumpter, to compete in the 6th Annual Livestock Auctioneers Contest.  Mike Bailey, 5th Annual Kansas Competition winner and Livestock Marketing Association World Championship 3‐time qua...
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2013 Kansas Auctioneer Championship Contest

The 22nd Annual Kansas Auctioneers Association Auctioneer Championship was held on September 11th on the Bretz Law Arena stage at the Kansas State Fair.  After the preliminary contest, which was conducted at the KAA Winter Convention in January, ten finalist out of 14 auctioneers were selected to compete for the title of 2013 Kansas Auctioneer Champion. Our ten finalists were Eric Boone of Yates Center, KS; Ed Dewey of Rossville, KS; Nick Holzrichter of Burrton, KS; Lenny Mullin of Shawne...
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Congratulations Megan McCurdy!

If you remember, she was the First Runner-up in the 2011 International Auctioneers Championship contest. Along with this awesome accomplishment, Megan serves as President-Elect of the KAA and is the only female real estate auctioneer in Wichita at the family business - McCurdy Auction, LLC. Joining her in the competition, in the Men's Division, were fellow KAA members - Shawn Terrel, Aaron McColm and Jeff Crissup. The Association couldn't be prouder of y...
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Sunflower – Special Edition

ROOM RESERVATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 3RD! If you have not registered yet, please do so soon - the deadline is June 14th.  Full details of the Summer Get Together and registration forms are included in this edition.  It kicks off with the Golf Tournament - so come enjoy a couple of great days in Topeka in your Auctioneer family! Access this edition in the members area.
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May/June Sunflower

The May/June issue of the Kansas Sunflower Auctioneer is available in the members section featuring information and registration for the 2013 Summer Get Together - you don't want to miss out on the fun.  There is a legislative update from our lobbyist, Dan Murray, as well as, information from NAA, the KAA Auxiliary  and so much more.
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April 2013 is declared Auctioneer’s Month

Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation on Friday, April 19th, declaring April to be Auctioneer's Month.  Of course, this was after he asked Megan McCurdy to auction off one of his ceremonial pens as he likes to hear an auctioneer's chant. Meeting with him, from left to right was Aaron Traffas; Tom Lindsay, Jr.; Rick Brock, Megan McCurdy; Hope Edelman, Auxiliary; Cindi Ferguson;  Richard Garvin; Kevin Ediger; Jeff Ruckert; Bill Eberhardt. After the meeting with the governor, the K...
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