The 53rd annual Colorado Auctioneers Association convention in Denver featured presentations from some of the nation’s top Auctioneers, according to a news release.
Speakers included the following:
– Spanky Assiter, CAI, AARE, of Assiter Auctioneers, Amarillo, Texas, who talked about auto auctions and bid-calling techniques
– Eli Detweiler Jr., CAI, of Detweilers Auction Service, Ruffin, N.C., the 2010 men’s division winner of the International Auctioneer Championship from the National Auctioneers Association, who discussed contract auctioneering
– National Auctioneers Foundation President Chuck Bohn, CAI, GPPA, of Chuck Bohn & Associates, Englewood, Colo., who provided updates on the NAA and NAF
– Forres Meadows, CAI, ATS, BAS, of TexasBid.com, Boerne, Texas, who gave an educational presentation on online auctions
The winner of the association’s annual 1st Timers Bid- Calling Competition was Dean Gunter of Mile High Car Co., Colorado Springs, Colo. He received the Troil Welton Award, named after a Colorado Auctioneer who was known for encouraging young, aspiring Auctioneers.
The group also inducted Lloyd Michael Jr. of Michael Auction Service, Julesburg, Colo., into its Hall of Fame during the early January event.
The association elected to its Board of Directors the following members:
– Chairman of the Board Doug Carpenter, CAI, AARE, of The Auction Team, Grand Junction, Colo.
– President Lance Nichols of Odle Cumberlin Auctioneers, Eaton, Colo.
– 1st Vice President Rich Schur of Schur Success Auction & Appraisal Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.
– 2nd Vice President Dax Gillium, BAS, CES, of Gillium & Hays Auction and Appraisal Services, Denver
– Treasurer/Director Walt Partridge, BAS, of Partridge Auction Services, Parker, Colo.
Below are the group’s Board members:
– John Schaffner
– Mike Heitmann of M H Bar Auction Co., Calhan, Colo.
– O.J. Pratt, CAI, of Pacific Auction, Longmont, Colo.
– Butch Hagelstrom of Buckhorn Auction Services, Ft. Lupton, Colo.
– Casey Giddings
– Scott Shuman, CAI, of Hall & Hall Auctions, Eaton, Colo. Janelle Karas