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

2014 BOD pix

Next are the award winners . . . 

KAA Hall of Fame – Jerry Pitney

KAAA Hall of Fame – Viola Beatty

Award of Distinction – Dorothy Koch, Carol Stricker & Jean Oswalt

We can’t forget the auction contests with Rookie Contest Winner – Clint Turpin.  The KAA Auctioneer Contest finalists who will be competing at the Kansas State Fair on September 10th:   Justin Banzhaf, Josh Bellamy, Eric Boone, Michael Burkhart, Lance Fullerton, Nick Holzrichter, Lenny Mullin, Yve Rojas, Donnie Stumpff, Troy Wedel and Titus Yutzy

Scholarships were awarded to Kyndell Hightree, Jessica Boone, and Madison Gehrer.

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2014 KAA contest preliminary video

View the recorded video from tonight’s preliminary round here.

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Declarations Made for KAA Board

Declaration Post

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Sunflower – January/February Issue

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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 still have time to enter.

Under Events you can also access the Winter Convention Schedule and Registration, even though it is this issue too

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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 – Conference I-III
9 a.m. Tours for anyone not attending real estate courses
Meet in lobby
9 a.m. to noon Real estate salesperson core -
Dave Goscha, Lowry School of Real Estate
Conference room I-III
Noon to 1 p.m. Working lunch with vendor presentations
1 to 4 p.m. Changes in the Real Estate Market
NAA Representative J.J. Dower, CAI, AARE, ATS
Conference room I-III
4:15 to 5 p.m. First Time Attendees’ Orientation – Conference room II-III
4:30 to 4:45 p.m. Rookie contestants’ meeting – Conference room I
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fun auction item check-in – Regency BI
4:30 to 6 p.m. KRVN reception – Konza room, Atrium
5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Auctioneer Championship preliminary contest – Regency B
7:15 p.m. Banquet, fun auction, rookie contest – Regency A
Saturday January 25, 2014
7 to 9 a.m. Breakfast buffet and fellowship – Regency A
7 to 7:30 a.m. Christian Auctioneers Fellowship – Executive Board Room
8 to 8:35 a.m. KAA candidate speeches
KAAA BOD officer interviews – Regency A
8:35 to 8:50 a.m. Voting – Regency A
9 to 10:30 a.m. Gaining a Competitive Advantage
NAA Representative J.J. Dower – Conference room I-III
9:30 to 10:15 a.m. KAA Auxiliary annual meeting – Conference room V
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 to 12:15 p.m. 78 Ways to Earn More from Benefit Auctions – part 1
Jenelle Taylor, CAI, BAS – Conference room I-III
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
Noon to 2 p.m. Auxiliary luncheon, scholarship auction
Everyone welcome - Regency A
1:30 to 3 p.m. Getting the Best of Both Worlds – Live and Online Auctions
NAA Representative J.J. Dower, CAI, AARE, ATS
Conference room I-III
3 to 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 to 4:45 p.m. 78 Ways to Earn More from Benefit Auctions – part 2
Jenelle Taylor, CAI, BAS – Conference room I-III
3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Coins and Currency – Regency BII
4:45 to 6:30 p.m. KAA annual business meeting - Conference room I-III
7 p.m. Banquet, presentations, Hall of Fame induction – Regency A
9:30 p.m. Hall of Fame reception
Come enjoy dessert and congratulate our newest inductee(s)
Preconvene
Sunday January 26, 2013
7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Fellowship over coffee and continental breakfast buffet – Regency A
9 to 10 a.m. Non-denominational inspirational worship service – Regency BII
10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Panel discussion and forum
Marketing strategies and great ideas
Regency BII
Noon Installation luncheon – Regency A
Following luncheon KAA BOD meeting – Executive Boardroom
KAAA BOD meeting – Conference Room V
Following luncheon Benefit BOOTCAMP with Jenelle Taylor
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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

Sept.Oct 2013 headerThe 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 Events you can also access the Winter Convention Schedule and Registration, even though it is this issue too.

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2014 KAA Livestock Auctioneer Champion

Justin Banzhaf wins 2014 livestock contest

Justin Banzhaf wins 2014 livestock contest

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 qualifier served as MC along with Charly Cummings, 2011 World Livestock Auctioneer of Champion.

Each contestant sold eight drafts of cattle.  A three judge panel was made up of market operators, managers or livestock market auctioneers – Gail Kats of Engle Wood, Colorado; Craig Heinen from Cawker City, Kansas; and Kent Thompson is from Iola, Kansas.  They were judged with the same criteria used in hiring an auctioneer including:  voice quality, chant, clarity, bid catching ability and execution of the auction and buyer/seller relations.

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.

10 finalist

Our ten finalists were Eric Boone of Yates Center, KS; Ed Dewey of Rossville, KS; Nick Holzrichter of Burrton, KS; Lenny Mullin of Shawnee, KS; To Philips of Scranton, KS; Justin Schultis of Fairbury, NE, Brad Sosebee of Porter, OK; Donnie Stumpff of Cassville, MO; Jeff Temme of Petersburg, NE; and Titus A. Yutzy of Hutchinson, KS.

judges pre contest vistingOur three judges were Mike Jones, CAI, GPPA, BAS -President United Country Auction Services and Texas Auction Academy; Hannes Combest - CEO of the National Auctioneers Association; and Ryan Rhynalds - Auctioneer & 2005 Kansas Auctioneer Champion.  Each contestant answered two questions in an stage interview prior to selling of three items to the State Fair crowd.  Judging was based on specified criteria that included presentation, chant and effective auctioneering, as well as an interview component.

We are proud to announce the following results:

  • 2013 Kansas Auctioneer Champion – Justin Schultis
  • Reserve Champion – Brad Sosebee
  • 3rd place – Lenny Mullin
  • 4th place – Ed Dewey
  • 5th place – Donnie Stumpff