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2018 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship

 The 2018 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship

On Friday, May 4, 2018, the World Automobile Auctioneers Championship held their annual competition to find out who would be crowned to be the “Best Of The Best” Champion Auctioneer, Ringman and Auction Team in the auto auction industry.  The championship competition was held in one of the largest auto auction facilities in the United States at ADESA Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

There were 79 competitors with over 130 different competitor combinations for the 3 categories; Auctioneer, Ringman and Auction Team.  Competitors came across the United States to compete, encourage one another, see old friends and make new friends that is a part of tradition in the auction industry.  The World Automobile Auctioneers Championship is owned by Paul C. Behr, a Colorado Auctioneers Association member.

Of the 79 competitors, 5 members of the Colorado Auctioneers Association, Shawn Hagler, Sammy Hamblin, Wes Lamb, Vaughn Long and Chris Miller competed at the 2018 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship, commonly known as WAAC.

         

Pictured above is Sammy Hamblin, Chris Miller and Shawn Hagler.

Vaughn Long (pictured below) was awarded 4th place in the Auction Team division of the 2018 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship Competition.

 

Wes Lamb Awarded The Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award is decided upon by World Auto Auction Champions attending the Annual WAAC Competition.  The past champions look at the newer competitors that “show great potential in growth of continually moving their career forward and improving.” 

ConfidenceControlCharismaChantClarity and an Auctioneers Control and Feel on-the-auction-block are many of the qualities that the past, World Automobile Auctioneers Champions look for when deciding upon whom they determine to be the recipient of The Rising Star Award.

1997 World Auto Auction Champion, Kevin McGlothlen, attended the 2018 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship and was one of the champions that awarded The Rising Star Award to Wes Lamb.  Kevin has known Wes for a couple of years and is very impressed by him and has watched his growth and improvement as an Auto Auctioneer.  “Wes really possesses Class & Charisma.  He has a bright smile, confidence, passionate and most importantly, humble.  Whenever Wes meets someone, he greets them confidently and the whole package just comes across.  He’s going to go far.”

*Thank you to Myers Jackson for photos.

2018 Colorado Auctioneers Day At The Capitol

Colorado Auctioneers Association Will Be Recognized By The House Of Representatives At The Colorado State Capitol on April 30, 2018

In honor of National Auctioneers Day, May 5, 2018,  members of the Colorado Auctioneers Association  will gather once again for a visit to the Colorado State Capitol on April 30th. 

Representative Perry Buck, is once again hosting a meet and greet with the attendees and is sponsoring the Colorado Auctioneers Association during the morning session with the House Of Representatives.  We are grateful and would like to thank her for her time. buck perry

Representative Buck will introduce the Colorado Auctioneers Association to the Colorado House Of Representatives at approximately 9 am and the Governor’s Proclamation will be read to the attending representatives.

ALL Members of the Colorado Auctioneers Association are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the event.  Come join us as we make an impact and a statement as the Colorado Auctioneers Association – the only association representing the interests of professional auctioneers in Colorado.

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Dean Gunter, 2018 Colorado Auctioneer State Champion, will auction a certified flag that has been flown over the Colorado State Capitol on-the-floor of the House Of Representatives to the attending session representatives.

Our association is honored to be recognized & announced on the floor of our state legislature each year in recognition of the auction industry and in providing a competitive market for both buyers and sellers in the marketplace.

Mark your calendar… Enter it in Google, post it on Facebook or write it on the refrigerator door… But please plan to attend!

 

Please R.S.V.P. to Bryce Elemond – affordableauctioneering@gmail.com or call (720) 229-5832

Let’s have a strong showing for the Colorado Auctioneers Association to represent National Auctioneers Day!

Bryce Elemond, Legislative Chairman

2017 Sweepstakes Winner Announced

Barbara Bonette of Alexandria, LA is the official WINNER of the 2017 WIN Your Dream Pickup Truck Sweepstakes held by the Colorado Auctioneers Foundation.  She bought ticket #1503 at the National Auctioneers Association Conference & Show in July 2017.

The drawing was held during the Annual Colorado Auctioneers Association Summertime Picnic in Eaton, Colorado.

When called to inform her know that she was the 2017 Sweepstakes Winner, she was so excited and couldn’t believe it.  She stated, “I’ve never won anything before!”

 

Congratulations Barbara!!

*The Colorado Auctioneers Foundation provides scholarships and furthering education opportunities to the Colorado Auctioneers Association members and their families.  

2017 WIN Your Dream Pickup Truck Sweepstakes

Win Your Dream Pickup Truck Sweepstakes offered by the Colorado Auctioneers Foundation

The Colorado Auctioneers Foundation is in full swing of the sweepstakes campaign for the Win Your Dream Pickup Truck. The money raised in the sweepstakes will be used to support the members of the Colorado Auctioneers Association members and their families.

Take your pick at one of these top of the line trucks:

  • Ford F-150 Platinum SuperCrew 4WD

  • Dodge Ram 1500 Limited Quad Cab 4WD

  • Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country Crew Cab 4WD

The Foundation provides scholarships, education and training opportunities to the Colorado Auctioneers Association members and their family members. For more information, please check-out the Foundation section on our website or on our Facebook page.

The Colorado Auctioneers Foundation sponsors the annual Kids Auction during the CAA Fun Auction event during the annual convention that is held each January.

Colorado Auctioneers Foundation Facebook Page

Enter for a chance in the Win Your Dream Pickup Truck Sweepstakes, CLICK BELOW:

Win Your Dream Pickup Truck Sweepstakes

 

Drawing will be held: Monday, August 7, 2017

Drawing Time: 12:00 pm (MST)

Drawing Location: Eaton City Park South Cottonwood Ave, Eaton, CO 80615

Come meet members of the Colorado Auctioneers Association.

This event drawing is projected to be a lot of fun! It will give you the chance to win one of the pickup trucks listed. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with many Professional Colorado Auctioneers. Curious about auctions? Go ahead and ask questions. The Colorado Auctioneers Association members would love to share with you the benefits of selling through the fun-filled and transparent auction method of marketing.

Colorado Auctioneers Invited To Colorado State Capitol

 

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Colorado Auctioneers Association Members Invited To The Colorado State Capitol on April 7, 2017. 

In honor of National Auctioneers Day, April 15, 2017,  Colorado Auctioneers Association Members will gather once again for a visit to the Colorado State Capitol on April 7th!

A meet-and-greet with Representative Perry Buck, has been scheduled and she will be sponsoring our Colorado Auctioneers Association during our visit. We are grateful and would like to thank her for her time. We will meet Representative Buck at the Capitol on April 7th @ 8:30 am for introductions, take a few pictures and a short visit.  After having time with Representative Buck, we will move to the floor of the House Of Representatives.

Representative Buck will introduce the Colorado Auctioneers Association at the Colorado State Capitol on the floor of the House Of Representatives at approximately 9 am and the Governor’s Proclamation will be read.

ALL Members of the Colorado Auctioneers Association are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the event.  Come join us as we make an impact and a statement as the Colorado Auctioneers Association – the only association representing the interests of professional auctioneers in Colorado.

Wes Lamb, 2017 Colorado Auctioneer State Champion, will auction a certified flag that has been flown over the Colorado State Capitol on-the-floor of the House Of Representatives to the attending session representatives.

Our organization is honored to be recognized & announced on the floor of our state legislature.

Mark your calendar… Enter it in Google, post it on Facebook or write it on the refrigerator door…but please plan to attend!

Please R.S.V.P. – Michael Nichols – mnichols96@esrta.com or call (719) 350-0126

Let’s have a strong showing for the Colorado Auctioneers Association to represent National Auctioneers Day!

Michael Nichols, Legislative Chairman

2017 Colorado Auctioneers Annual Convention

January 6 – 8, 2017

It’s that time of year again to get together and enjoy the 2017 CAA Annual Convention!

  • Enjoy networking with old friends and new
  • Build up your education knowledge and training
  • Ask questions, Visit with and Get to know Our Sponsors of the event who have invested in the Colorado Auctioneers Association with their time spent with us and get to learn about their company & services that support the auction method and our association members.

3rd Annual Kids Auction on Friday  is Sponsored by the Colorado Auctioneers Foundation.

This special event is for children ages 12 and under.

Friday Night Activities:

  • 3rd Annual Kids Auction
  • First Timers Auction Championship – Who will win the Troil Welton Championship Award?
  • Fun Auction – which supports the CAA and many of its programs.

Saturday Night Activities:

  • 3rd Annual Junior Bid Calling ChampionshipThis competition is open to individuals ages 13 – 18 years old.
  • 2017 Colorado State Bid Calling Championship – Who will win the Chuck Cumberlin “Go Your Best” Award?

Hotel Accommodations
We are pleased to announce that 2017 Colorado Auctioneers Association Convention we will be held at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center, Denver, CO for the 2017 CAA Annual Convention .

The hotel is accepting reservations at this time for Thursday, January 5, 2017 – Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Attendees and Guests may call (303) 371-9494 and mention block code “CAA” for room hotel room reservations.  ** If you have any problems or issues making a reservation, please contact Director Cissy Tabor (970) 985-8228 for assistance. **

2017 Convention Pre-Registration

Please print the 2017-convention-registration-form and mail it, along with your payment to, Colorado Auctioneers Association – 1685 South Colorado Blvd Unit #160  Denver, CO  80222.

Email it to:  info@coauctioneers.com

2016 Annual Conference

Mark your calendars!  The 2016 CAA Annual Conference is scheduled for January 1-3 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster.

Enjoy visiting with sponsors of the event and get to know many of the auction centered suppliers who support the auction method.  Invite all your friends to Friday night’s Fun Auction which supports the CAA and many of it’s programs.  Then as an added bonus, be sure to attend and show support for your favorite auctioneers as they showcase their talent during the annual bid calling championship.  This will be the second year for the Kids auctioneering event for your children or grandchildren who want to try their hand at the microphone.  This special event is for children age 12 and under, but hold on to your hat!  There’s even a “Junior” contest for those 13-18 years of age.

BAS Class to be held October 5 – 7, 2015 in Westminster, CO

Your CAA Foundation has been hard at work.
We are bringing the NAA Benefit Auction Specialist Designation Class to Colorado!

The class will be held at our convention hotel, The Westin in Westminster.

BENEFIT AUCTIONEER SPECIALIST

Sign up today, support the CAA and the NAA and receive your BAS designation this October. The Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation course is coming to your area!  Don’t miss out! The NAA, in conjunction with the Colorado State Auctioneers Association,is hosting BAS on October 5-7, 2015 in Denver, CO

2015 CAA Annual Convention Schedule of Events

Many requests for the schedule of events for the upcoming annual convention have been received.  Click on the title to this event “2015 CAA Annual Convention Schedule of Events” above, then after the article reappears, the link will be at the bottom.  It will say “2015 Schedule of Events” then click the link below to view the schedule in .pdf format.  See you there!

2015 Annual Conference

Mark your calendars!  The 2015 CAA Annual Conference is scheduled for January 2-4 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster.  Keynote speaker for the meeting will be none other than current NAA Vice President Spanky Assiter along with NAA CEO Hannes Combest and benefit auction guru Janelle Taylor who will be bringing her “Bootcamp for Benefit Auctioneers” to town for a seminar after the conference has ended.  Plan now to attend the cutting edge workshops put on by these speakers and as a much sought after treat, an agent from the ATF will be on hand to discuss firearms sales by the auction method.

Enjoy visiting with sponsors of the event and get to know many of the auction centered suppliers who support the auction method.  Invite all your friends to Friday night’s Fun Auction which supports the CAA and many of it’s programs.  Then as an added bonus, be sure to attend and show support for your favorite auctioneers as they showcase their talent during the annual bid calling championship.  New this year will be a Kids auctioneering event for your children or grandchildren who want to try their hand at the microphone.  This special event is for children age 12 and under, but hold on to your hat!  There’s even a new “Junior” contest for those 13-18 years of age and a special time for past CAA Champions (1980-90) to once again get in front of the crowd and show ’em how it used to be done.

Annual Picnic Crowns New Winners!

The 2014 CAA Annual picnic was a resounding success with auctioneers across the state gathering for fun, food, fellowship, and of course the annual Horseshoe Throwing Contest!  This year’s second place winners, Shannon Schur & Neil Enslow, repeated their performance of three years ago by besting a large field of contestants vying for the crown – only to fall short of the prize by “ringers” Doug Carpenter & O.J. Pratt.  Look to next quarter’s newsletter for more in depth analysis and a play-by-play account of the narrow victory and heart-wrenching loss.  In the meantime, congratulate our new Champions, Doug  and O.J. and remember, there’s always next year!

Annual Picnic is Postponed!

The weather man is saying “RAIN!  RAIN!  RAIN!!
The Annual CAA Picnic has been postponed and the Board of Directors has rescheduled in two weeks (August 12, 2014) Please change your calendars….
NEW DATE: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Same time, same location, different date! New Bouncy Castle has been added for the kids..

CAA will provide the pop & water. Anyone wanting something like beer should bring their own beverage of choice. Please be sure and contact Dax Gillium if you plan on attending or have any questions. We would love have you participate in this year’s picnic.
John Schaffner, 2014 CAA President
Dax Gillium, Chairman of the Board – 303-957-7495

April 17, 2014 “Day at the Capitol”

Mark your calendars and plan on joining us Thursday, April 17th, for our annual “Day at the Capitol.”  This annual event is the one day we, as auctioneers, are recognized for the work we do by the Governor of our fine State.  Starting at 8:30 am, we will meet in the basement of the Capitol Building having breakfast with each other and then moving upstairs to meet with Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg who has been a tremendous supporter of the auction profession over the years.

After having time with Rep. Sonnenberg, we will move to the floor of the House of Representatives where we will be introduced and the Governor’s Proclamation will be read.  We will be able to spend time observing as the legislative process works and hopefully you will be able to locate and talk to your own State Representative.

Come join us as we make an impact and a statement as the Colorado Auctioneers Association – the only association representing the interests of professional auctioneers in Colorado.

CAA Helps One of Its Own

(l to r) Brayden Nichols, Lance Nichols, Art Parker, and Walt Partridge

(l to r) Brayden Nichols, Lance Nichols, Art Parker, and Walt Partridge

This past summer, Colorado experienced unprecedented flooding and the lives of so many were turned upside-down without much warning.  What would you do if floodwaters erased a lifetime of memories?

Art and Fran Parker were one such family whose home was flooded.  Art is a lifetime member of the Colorado Auctioneers Association, past President (1986-1988), and esteemed member of the Colorado Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. Art and Fran are well known throughout the Northern Colorado community for their volunteer work and commitment to helping others without ever asking for anything in return.

On September 13, 2013, the floodwaters completely consumed their land, barns, buildings, pastures, and home.  The hardest part Art said was that he was on the western slope working an auction at the time the floodwaters hit.  Franny, the strong willed woman that she is, was on her own to get their livestock and horses out of danger, but with a little help from some friends, she did it.  “You can’t ask for a better partner,” said Art, “I knew that even though I was gone, at least the livestock and our family were safe.  That is all that is important.”

Art and Fran, with the help of their daughters and dedicated friends, have had to completely rebuild.  This is the first year in many that Art was not able to attend the CAA Convention. He was heartbroken he wasn’t able to see his many friends and colleagues this past January and although he was missed, everyone understood as they were trying to rebuild their home and their life.

The Colorado Auctioneers Association has always thought it important to help members during times of crisis, and this was no exception.  During the general business meeting at the Annual Convention, a motion was made and passed that CAA donate $300 from the general fund.  Members then “passed the hat” so individuals could donate additional funds. In a short while $2000 was collected to help Art and Fran with rebuilding efforts.

CAA Board Member, Walt Partridge, and CAA Member Lance Nichols presented a check to Art this February, at one of his auctions.  This gesture from the CAA and its membership literally brought Art to tears of gratitude.  Art and Fran are proud people who do not rely on others, but are extremely grateful for every little bit of support they have received. Members of the CAA are family and we are happy to assist the Parkers as they rebuild.

Colorado Auctioneers Association
PO Box 1133
Rifle, CO  81650

Cissy Tabor – Executive Secretary
Phone: 303-729-1195
Email: admin@coauctioneers.com

Mission:
Colorado Auctioneers Association exists to educate auction professionals, to promote CAA members and to monitor legislation in Colorado for the auction industry.

Vision:
Our vision to have all Colorado auction professionals desire to be members of the Colorado Auctioneers Association.