The National Auctioneers Association Auxiliary inducted Janet Shearer of Auction Services, Kissimmee, Fla., into its Hall of Fame on July 13 during its annual luncheon at Conference and Show in Orlando, Fla.
Shearer works in the auction business as a clerk, cashier, bid spotter and in several other roles. She is a Past President of the Auxiliary and past chairwoman for convention planning.
In a speech prepared for her Hall of Fame induction, Shearer’s husband, Don Shearer, CAI, BAS, CES, GPPA, is quoted as saying, “She is so thorough, that she even proofreads her carbon copies.”
In addition to the auction business, Janet Shearer worked for more than 25 years in elementary education. She has two daughters.
“It’s an honor to be standing up here with all of these wonderful people,” Shearer said after receiving the honor. “I appreciate it more than you know.”
During the event, the Auxiliary also awarded scholarships to three young adults. Since 1993, the Auxiliary has given 53 scholarships, comprising more than $82,000.
The Auxiliary awarded the $2,000 scholarships this year to Angela Bohn, Luke Sheridan and Kayla Inman.
A big portion of the scholarship funding has come from proceeds of print sales for “Unsung Heros,” a painting by Joani Mangold of Mangold Auction Service, Wickenburg, Ariz. Rights to exhibit the original oil painting also are auctioned annually during the Fun Auction portion of the lunch.
Sales of the prints have raised more than $50,000.
Lori and Mike Jones, CAI, GPPA, sponsored the painting again this year for $550. At the couple’s auction school, The Texas Auction Academy, Mike and Lori Jones have sold prints of the painting to raise more than $25,000 in support of the Auxiliary.