July Issue of Sunflower

Happy Summer!

Read up on our KAA Auctioneer Day at the Kansas State Fair on September 14th, which will be a day filled with fun and support our finalists in the 2016 Kansas Auctioneer Championship Finals.  We also have information on the 7th Annual Golf Tournament.

Be thinking of who you want to nominate for the KAA & KAA Auxiliary Hall of Fame as the forms to make your submission is available in this issue as well.  The KAA’s is deadline is coming up the beginning of September, while the Auxiliary’s is due in December.

We are looking to feature members in the future issues of the Sunflower. If you have any other suggestions for articles you would like to see, please be sure to let us know by emailing our Executive Director.  Maybe you are going to NAA’s Conference & Show next week and would like to write an article and send some photos for those who aren’t to read in our September/October issue.

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7th Annual Golf Tournament

The 7th Annual KAA Golf Tournament will be Thursday, June 9, at the Emporia Golf Course – 1133 Highway 99, Emporia, KS 66801.Golfpix2

The format will be a 4-Man Scramble with a shotgun start at 12:00. Lunch will be provided. The entry fee is $200 per team or $55 per individual if not registering with a team. There will be door prizes, as well as prizes for the winning team, longest drive, longest putt, and closest to pin.

Anyone is welcome to play, the only stipulation is that there has to be at least one KAA member on each team.

As this has always been a great fundraising event for the Association, as well as a great time of fun and fellowship, we are asking members to either sign up as hole sponsors or help us procure hole sponsors. The hole sponsorships are $100 per hole, and hole sponsors will be noted by signage at each hole in addition to receiving additional advertising at the clubhouse.

Please come and join us on Thursday, June 9th at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course at 12:00 noon for the 7th Annual KAA Golf Tournament.

For questions, contact:  Lance Fullerton at (620) 412-7505 or [email protected]

Registration & Golf Hole Sponsorship Form

2016 KAA Auctioneer Championship Preliminary Round

The preliminary round of competition for the 2016 Kansas Auctioneer Championship is complete. The top ten from this preliminary round advance to the finals at the State Fair on September 14. Congratulations to the top ten qualifiers!

Justin Ball
Justin Banzhaf
Trisha Brauer
Josh Miller
Russ Puchala
Yve Rojas
Brad Sosebee
Toney Thornhill
Tony Wisely
Titus Yutzy

We’ll see you in Hutchinson!

Contestant pictures

Finalists

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2016 KAA Winter Convention

January 14 through January 17, 2016

Topeka Capitol Plaza Hotel
1717 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612

KAA room rate is $90 per night

800-579-7937
(Tell them KS Auctioneers Association or KSAA)
– OR –
www.capitolplazahoteltopeka.com
(Select Group Code & enter AUCTION)
RESERVATION DEADLINE – December 15, 2015

Download schedule and registration form

THURSDAYJANUARY 14
6 – 10 pmPresident’s Reception/Registration
7 pmBoard of Directors followed by Past Presidents’ meeting
FRIDAYJANUARY 15
7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast & Fellowship
8:30 – 9 amLegislative Update by Dan Murray, KAA Legislative Monitor
9 amAuxiliary – meet in hotel lobby for tours
9 – 1 pmReal Estate Mandatory Salesperson/Broker Core Course with Cheryl Huebert (REALTORS® of South Central KS)
12 – 1 pmVendor Spotlight Luncheon (Included with full Conference Registration)
1  – 4 pmReal Estate Elective Course – Psychology of Working Your Buyer with Spanky Assiter
4:15 – 5 pmFirst Time Attendees’ Orientation
4:30 – 4:45 pmRookie Contestants Meeting
4:30 – 6:30 pmFun Auction Item Check-in
4:30 – 6 pmCocktails
5:15 – 6:45 pmKansas Auctioneer Championship Preliminary Event
7:15 pmBanquet, Fun Auction, Rookie Auctioneer Competition
SATURDAYJANUARY 16
7 – 9 amBreakfast & fellowship
7 – 7:30 amAuxiliary – Christian Auctioneers Fellowship
8 – 8:35 amCandidate speeches for KAA Board of Directors/Officer Elections
8:35 – 8:50 amVoting
9 – 10:30 amInside Online Auctions with Wavebid
– OR –
Identification of Explosive Hazardous/Military Ordnances with James Moore of the Topeka Police Department
9:30 amAuxiliary – Annual Meeting
10:30 – 10:45Break
10:45 – 12:15 pmFirst Generation Auctioneers: Paving your Way to a New Career with Shannon Mays
12:15 – 1:30 pmLunch on Your Own
 – OR –
Auxiliary Scholarship Luncheon & Auction
1:30 – 3 pmBe a Champion with Spanky Assiter
3 – 3:15 pmBreak
3:15 – 4:45 pmRingmen vs. Bid Spotters: Why Hire a Professional Ringman with Shannon Mays
4:45 – 6:30 pmKAA Annual Meeting
7 pmAwards Banquet
9:30 pmHall of Fame Reception
SUNDAYJANUARY 17
8 to 8:45 amNon-denominational Inspirational Worship Service & KAA Memorial
9 – 10:30 amPanel of Champions – Spanky Assiter, Shannon Mays, Charly Cummings, Kevin Borger, Megan Niedens
10:45 amInstallation Brunch
Following BrunchKAA & Auxiliary Board Meetings

2016 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion

We held our 8th Annual Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Championship on October 29th at Russell Livestock, LLC in Russell, Kansas. Contestants have to not only be members of the Kansas Auctioneers Association, but also be sponsored by a Kansas livestock market.

Gayle Ruggles of McCook, Nebraska, Justin Murphy of Russel, Iowa and Ronnie Reynolds of Yates Center, Kansas, had the honor of judging this years 11 competitors. They scored the contestants on presentation, clarity of chant/voice quality, bid catching, execution of sale and the question, “Would you hire this auctioneer?” Our 2015 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion, Russele Sleep, was the master of ceremonies for this highly competitive event with so many highly talented auctioneers.

We are proud to announce Kyle Layman of Morland, KS as our 2016 Livestock Auctioneer Champion. Rounding out the top 5 are Brandon Hamel of Damar, KS; Dan McVey of Springfield, CO; Neil Bouray of Superior, NE and Cody Murray of Sylvan Grove, KS.

Listen to a radio interview KRSL and our very own Mike Bailey and Russele Sleepe, along with Craig Hienen of Russell Livestock, LLC on the morning of the contest.

8th Annual KAA Livestock Auctioneer Competition

The first 15 entry forms received will have the privilege of competing in our 8th Annual Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Competition.  Contestants must be sponsored by a Kansas Livestock Market and be a member of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in order to eligible to enter.  We do hope members and the public will join us for this exciting event and show support for those that are vying for the title of 2016 Kansas Livestock Auctioneer Champion.

Thursday – October 29, 2015
Russell Livestock, LLC
11:30 Sale Time & 1:00 Contest Time

Greg Carey, Owner & Operator and Craig Heinen, Auctioneer

Free hamburger lunch is being provided by Russell Livestock, LLC.

Contest Flyer & Entry Form

KAA Membership Application

Annoucing the 2015 Kansas Auctioneer Champion

September 16th at the Bretz Law Arena on the Kansas State Fair grounds, finals for the title of 2015 Kansas Auctioneer Champion were held.

The distinguished judges who had the honor of adjudicating the fierce competition were Jason Winter, owner of West Central Auction Company in Harrisonville, Missouri; Regina Andrijeski, Co-Owner of Old West Realty & Auction in Curtis, Nebraka; and Troy Lippard, President of Lippard Auction in Enid, Oklahoma. They scored the contestants on presentation, chant/voice and effective auctioneering from the selling of three items. Scoring was also conducted on an interview with two questions being posed.

The field was narrowed down from eighteen at the KAA Winter Convention in January at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Wichita to top ten who competed in the finals:  Justin Ball of Chandler, OK; Justin Banzhaf of Cambridge, NE, Michael Burkhart of Greensburg, KS; Ross Daniels of Homboldt, KS; Shaun Elmore of Hoisington, KS; Jeff Garber of Lincoln, MO; Lenny Mullin of Shawnee, KS; Yve Rojas of Kansas City, MO; Donnie Stumpff of Cassville, MO; and Titus Yutzy of Hutchinson, KS.

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2015 Kansas Auctioneer Champion – Lenny Mullin

Reserve Champion – Jeff Garber

3rd Place – Justin Ball

4th Place – Yve Rojas

5th Place – Justin Banzhaf

Congratulations and thank you to all our competitors for an amazing day of auctioning!

New Issue of Sunflower

The September/October issue of the KAA Sunflower newsletter is now available for members to view in the Member’s only section.

This issue features:

  • Upcoming 2015 KAA Auctioneer Championship Finals on September 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Kansas State Fair.
  • Winter Convention Speaker Highlight
  • Letter from Hannes Combest, NAA CEO
  • Article by Mike Brandly
  • Notes from the KAA and KAA Auxiliary Presidents
  • and more.

Summer Get Together ~ Join us August 7 & 8

Friday

  • 12:00 – Pre Golf Lunch at Links at Pretty Prairie Golf Course
    • (Included with golf registration.)
  • 1:00 – Golf Tournament at Links at Pretty Prairie Golf Course
    • (See Registration Form  below for details.)
  • 6:00 to 9:00 – Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center (KAA Private Party & Dinner) 
    • Dinner at 6:30 and tour around exhibits on your own

Saturday

  • Breakfast at the Hampton Inn Hutchinson
    • (Complimentary with your room stay.)
  • Discover & Enjoy Hutchinson 
    • (http://www.hutchgov.com/148/Discover-Hutchinson)
  • 9:30 Board Meeting at location to be determined
  • Lunch on Your Own
  • 1:30 – Potter Creek Outfitters Tour 
  • 3:00- Skeet Shooting at Potter Creek Outfitters
    • Bring your own gun & ammo OR rent a gun & purchase ammo from them.
  • 6:00 – Dinner at the Airport Steakhouse

Hampton Inn Hutchinson ~ 1401 1/2 East 11th Street ~ 620-665-9800

KAA Group Rate is $99.95 per night & Reservation Deadline is July 17, 2015

FULL INFORMATIONAL REGISTRATION FORM