Hello TAA Members and Families,

This is such a magical time of year. It is a season of giving, thankfulness, a reflection of ourselves and the close of 2021. I hope that each of you had a great Thanksgiving with your families and friends. This past year has been super eventful for the Meier Clan. Our oldest daughter (Loralyn) will be moving back home to Texas from VA. She just accepted a position at Tarleton State University and will begin this new chapter in Jan 2022. Our Oldest Son (Rody) is in his Senior Year at UNT and will graduate with his marketing degree in 2022. Our middle Daughter (Riley) graduated High School in May with her associates and is in her Junior Year at Tarleton, studying marketing. And our youngest son (Levi) is in his Junior Year in high school and will be attending the World Wide College of Auctioneering the summer of 2022. I am so proud of the young adults Craig, and I are raising and excited for what the future holds for them.

Unfortunately, due to Covid Restrictions, a tradition the TAA has had for years, was cancelled again. Our current Champion Scotty Gibbs, the 2021-22 Board of Directors and friends are unable to go to Scottish Rite this year for our annual Children’s Auction, but our mission of giving back is still the same and a donation on behalf of the TAA will be made.

With the spirit of the season, the TAA is holding our Inaugural Auction Family Christmas Gathering Dec. 11th at Summer’s Mill in Belton, TX. We are planning lots of family fun activities for the day, pictures with Santa, Crafts for the kids, Wreath making class for the ladies and a holiday fun auction and scavenger hunt. We also will have a PAC update during lunch from Todd Kercheval and any questions will be answered. I am super excited for us to come together in fellowship and hope that this tradition will last for years to come. (I will have a full recap of the event in the next newsletter but want to thank each of you who came out to Belton to support your TAA family.)

It is hard to believe that 2021 is about to an end and 2022 is right around the corner, and that means it’s TIME FOR THE TLSO! Is there a better way to launch into the new year, than with an amazing auctioneer competition?! I would like to invite each of you to polish up those boots and your auction chant! Please make plans to enter or attend the Texas Lone Star Open, January 30,2022. This awesome event will be held with the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo! $10,000 and a Custom Jeff Smith Trophy Saddle will be awarded to the champion, as well as lifelong friendships and memories made. If competition isn’t your thing, coming out and supporting your fellow TAA members means the world to the competitors. We hope to see you all there! Let’s make this the biggest and best TLSO to date.

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;

The spirit of Christmas which is peace;

The heart of Christmas which is love.


I wish you all safe travels this holiday season, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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