CAA Goes To The Capitol
The Colorado Auctioneers Association held its annual, CAA Day At The Capitol on April 29th. This event has grown over the past few years and we have made great strides in being able to add more members to come to our event at the state capitol.
This year we had over 20 auction professionals that made the trip to our event and had a few new faces that came to be a part of it. Not only are members of the Colorado Auctioneers Association invited to come, but we also invite former members and Colorado auctioneers that haven’t been members, to join us to celebrate Auctioneer’s Day at this event to see exactly what our association does to give professionals value in their CAA membership.
The association was led by our President, Mike Heitmann, and a majority of the CAA Board of Directors, that came to show its support. We have continued to receive a warm welcome from our State Representatives and were introduced on the House Floor by both, Representative Perry Buck and Representative Kimmie Lewis.
CAA Chairman of the Board and 2019 Colorado State Champion, Mike Nichols, was present to sell a Colorado State flag to the House Floor. Brayden Nichols, the 2019 Colorado Jr Bid Calling Champion and son of Director and Past President, Lance Nichols, also represented our association and helped with the sell of the flag.
The Colorado Auctioneers Association has been a leader in representation for National Auctioneers Day and in being able to showcase the auction industry by selling a Colorado state flag to the House Representatives through the auction method of marketing. Other CAA attending members assisted in this auction, providing Ringmen services for Mike Nichols as he auctioned the flag. It came down to Representative Donald Valdez and Representative, Kimmie Lewis, to bid back and forth until Rep. Lewis looked at me and said, “I think I made him pay enough for it!” With that being said, the hammer dropped and the flag was sold to Representative Donald Valdez and the money was donated to their internship program dinner. Representative Valdez gifted the flag to Brayden Nichols, the 2019 Colorado Jr Bid Calling Champion.
Bryce Elemond, Legislative Chairman