December Sunflower Auctioneer

December 2010 Sunflower Auctioneer

December 2010 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.

KAA crowns Megan McCurdy first female bid-calling champion

2010 bid call winners

Shawn Terrel, first runner-up; Ed Dewey, second runner-up; Megan McCurdy, champion; Justin Schultis, third runner-up; Tom Lindsay, Jr., fourth runner-up

The Kansas Auctioneers Association conducted the 2010 Kansas Auctioneer Competition at the Kansas State Fair on September 15, 2010.

Contestants this year were

  • Ed Dewey, Rossville, KS
  • Tom Lindsay, Jr., Shawnee, KS
  • Megan McCurdy, Wichita, KS
  • Jeff Ruckert, Manhattan, KS
  • Aaron Schultis, Diller, NE
  • Justin Schultis, Fairbury, NE
  • Jeff Temme, Petersburg, NE
  • Shawn Terrel, Smithville, MO

The competition was tough and the bidding was rapid. The results were Megan McCurdy, Champion; Shawn Terrel – 1st; Ed Dewey – 2nd; Justin Schultis – 3rd; Tom Lindsay, Jr. – 4th.

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 network with Auctioneers from the Midwest and around the country!

  • Expanding your estate services in your business? Sign-up for the Certified Estate Specialist (CES) program
  • Want to grow and expand your real estate auction business? Register for the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) program
  • Start making money with your benefit auctions today! Join us for the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) program
  • Expand your business offerings to include personal property appraisals! – Enroll in the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) program

Our education courses are open and available to everyone. While NAA Auctioneers receive discounts on designation registration, the NAA is offering our state association members who are not currently NAA Auctioneers a special $50 discount on all courses taught at their Midwest Designation Academy in September!

Register today!

Auction Academy – Kansas City (September 12 -17), Embassy Suites:
Accredited Real Estate Auctioneer (AARE)
Auction Technology Specialist (ATS)
Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS)
Certified Estate Specialist (CES)
Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)

Download the attached Designation Academy brochure to learn more about our auction designations and registration information. .

Questions? Call the NAA Education Institute at (913) 541-8084 or e-mail [email protected]

2010 Summer Get Together

Register today for the 2010 Summer Get Together, July  30 to August 1 in Topeka, Kansas.

Download convention convention registration form
Download golf tournament registration form

Schedule of Events

July 30—August 1
Host Hotel—Ramada Inn—Topeka
420 SE 6th St.—Topeka, KS—785-234-5400
Room Rate, includes a full breakfast: $82.00
Room Rate will increase to RACK RATE after July 15

Friday—July 30—12:00 (noon) — 4 person Golf Scramble – Village Greens Golf Course
Junction of K-4 and K-92 highways outside Meriden, KS

Friday—July 30—5:30 p.m.—Gage Park at the West Lake Shelter House
Dinner, Fellowship and Entertainment
The Shelter House is located in the center of Gage Park. Gage Park has a Beautiful Rose Garden, Carousel for your riding enjoyment, Large playground, Fun Public Swimming Pool and the Zoo (the zoo closes at 5:00, so come early).

Saturday—July 31—Good Morning!
Enjoy your full hot breakfast buffet at the Ramada Inn.

8:30—Noon—Tours arranged by Andy and Holly Conser

Noon—Lunch at your favorite eatery!
After eating we will travel to Spirit Lake, located at 12639 Horse Creek Drive in Perry. http://spiritlakekansas.com.
You will be able to enjoy paddle boats, fishing, horseshoes, volley ball, hiking or just relaxation.

2:30—Educational Seminar
3:30—KAA and KAAA Board of Directors Meetings
6:00—Dinner and Entertainment

Sunday—August 1—God’s Blessings as you dine at the hot buffet at the Ramada Inn
9:00—Worship in the Jefferson Room at the Ramada Inn

Happy Trails to you, until we meet again!