Hello Texas Auctioneers!

I hope this finds you and your auction business doing well. This summer has flown by. It seems like yesterday we were in College Station together. We received excellent feedback on the TCAP (Texas Certified Auction Professional) course. We appreciate those who attended the inaugural class. We hope you have been able to implement what you learned and that you and your business are more successful because of it. The TAA will continue to offer great education courses like this to continue to raise the professionalism of our industry.

This year, as I mentioned at the convention, we are doing a big PR promotion and we are going to need your help. We want the public to “Think Auctions First” and more specifically to recognize TAA members as their first choice for an auctioneer. The Texas Lone Star Open bid calling contest is just around the corner and I encourage you to compete. It is a great way to improve your chant as well as educate the public to “Think Auctions First”. If competing isn’t your thing, come on out and support your fellow auctioneers. I look forward to seeing you there!

This year the Texas legislature will be in session. We will be having Auctioneer Day at the Capitol This is an opportunity for us to meet with legislators and educate them about the importance of the auction industry and auctioneers. AUPAC is working diligently to put us in the best position to get favorable legislation passed and prevent any bills that would have a negative impact. You have a voice in Austin and I look forward to working together to make this a successful sessions for auctioneers.

Lastly, I want to encourage you to get involved in the TAA. I challenge each of you to participate on a committee. As an association we have some extremely talented people. You don’t have to be a board member to make an impact. You ARE the TAA and you CAN make a difference. Let’s work together to continue to Protect, Promote, and Educate the Texas Auctioneer!

Travis Kaddatz, CAI
Texas Auctioneers Association

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