The Auctioneers Association of North Carolina celebrated 50 years during its annual winter convention Jan. 14-16 in Greensboro, N.C.
The event included a bid-calling contest, 11 hours of continuing education, an advertising award ceremony, a fun auction, real estate courses, a membership meeting and the association’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, according to a news release.
National Auctioneers Association member John Loy Jr., Greensboro, N.C., won the bid-calling competition, and the North Carolina association named him to its Hall of Fame. Gary Boyd of Gary Boyd Auction and Real Estate, Albemarle, N.C., also became a North Carolina Hall of Fame Auctioneer.
Also placing in the Auctioneer competition was Jeremy Hooks of Hooks Auctioneering Co. Inc., Raleigh, N.C., who came in as reserve champion. The first-runner-up honor went to Bill Billingsley of F.W. Billingsley and Co., Mineral, Va.
Members elected Eli Detweiler Jr., CAI, of Detweilers Auction Service, Ruffin, N.C., as the association’s President. Lee Danhauer, CAI, of Danhauer Auction Group, Winston Salem, N.C., took the President-Elect role for 2011.
Loy Jr. returns as Secretary/Treasurer, and Walter House, CAI, AARE, CES, of House Auction Co. Inc., Marshallberg, N.C., is Vice President.
The association’s outgoing President Will Lilly, CAI, AARE, of Iron Horse Auction Co. Inc., Norwood, N.C., is now Chairman of the Board.
Directors continuing their terms are these members:
– Matt Price of Blue Hound Auctions, Fuquay Varina, N.C.
– Dennis Hall, CAI, AARE, BAS, CES, MPPA, of Hall Auction Services LLC, Highlands, N.C.
– Phil Burleson, CES, of Johnson Properties Realtors & Auctioneers, Angier, N.C.
– Don Horton, CAI, of Asset Services Corp. Mooresville, N.C., fills a vacant position at Director through 2012.
The association plans its 2011 summer convention for June 17-18 at the Hilton in Greenville, N.C.