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. 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 l...
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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 THURSDAY JANUARY 14 6 - 10 pm President’s Reception/Registration 7 pm Board of Directors followed by Past Presidents...
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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, b...
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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, L...
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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,...
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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.
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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 & ...
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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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2015 KAA Winter Convention recap

The 2015 KAA Winter Convention featured excellent networking opportunities and auctioneer education in addition to the 2015 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary round. It all started off on Thursday evening with the President's Reception in a suite, KAA board meeting an the past president's meeting with incoming president, Bill Eberhardt. Real estate continuing education courses were held Friday during the day with a required broker core course on office management by the Wichita Area Asso...
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Panel of Champions video now available from convention

The KAA's 2015 Winter Convention featured a panel discussion of past champions that comprised Kevin Borger; Paul C. Behr, CAI, BAS; Charly Cummings and Megan Niedens, CAI, BAS. We've made the video of this session available in the new video page in the members section. Over the coming weeks, we'll make more videos from convention available to KAA members.
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2015 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary competition

The 2015 KAA Auctioneer Championship preliminary round was held on Friday, January 23, 2015, in Wichita, Kan. The finalists listed below, in no particular order, will advance to the final competition in September at the Kansas State Fair. Jeff Garber Justin Banzhaf Yve Rojas Ross Daniels Titus Yutzy Donnie Stumpff Michael Burkhart Lenny Mullin Shaun Elmore Justin Ball
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January Issue of the Sunflower Available

January/February issue now available online in the Member's Area to access. Here are a few of the items you will find inside: Why Enter an Auction Contest? article by Mike Brandly Declarations for Board of Director Positions - See who is running! Letter from your President - Megan Niedens Rookie Auctioneer Contest & Kansas Auctioneer Championship entry info 2015 Legislative Preview and so much more.   KAA Apparel Now Available for Pre-Ordering & Pick-up at...
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Letter from the Auxiliary

Greetings Fellow Auxiliary Members, It's hard to believe the end of the year is just around the corner. That means it won't be long before we'll be gathering at the Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel in Wichita for the Winter Convention. Mark your calendars and start planning now to attend January 22-25, 2015. Be sure you include the Auxiliary Luncheon and Fun Auction in your plans. Remember, it's a separate item on the registration form. Plan to bring an item to auction at the Fun Auction so you ca...
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November presidential update

Hello Kansas Auctioneer Friends, Wow, how this year has flown by. It’s hard to believe the holidays are coming and soon I’ll be finishing up my year of presidency. It’s been a great ride and I am so thankful to be having this experience and be working with an incredible Board of Directors. Just last week, we conducted a board meeting and our Annual Livestock Auctioneer Championship. It was a fierce competition. Congratulations to Russele Sleep, our new champion. We had 12 contestants and t...
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2015 Winter Convention schedule

January 22 through January 25, 2015 Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel Wichita, KS KAA room rate is $89 per night Reservation code 2186283 Make your hotel reservation ONLINE or call 1-800-325-0720 Download schedule and registration Thursday, Jan. 23 Thursday January 22, 2014 6 to 10 p.m. President's Reception and registration 8 p.m. Board meeting followed by past presidents' meeting Friday January 23, 2014 7 to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet and fellow...
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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 fo...
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