Texas Auctioneers Association - Block Talk - January 2016

Your Monthly News & Updates
Happy New Year Texas Auctioneers!
from your TAA Board of Directors 
Renew Your Texas Dues By Jan 31!

Visit www.texasauctioneers.org and download the renewal form or renew online.

TAA Membership is per calendar year January 1 - December 31. Have you renewed?

* You requested FREE online CE - and we have it! 
* You requested to move the convention off Saturday - and we did!
* Take advantage of member benefits, legislative actions & networking.

If you have NOT renewed, or if you want to refer another member...DO IT NOW!
Renewals are due by January 31 (Penalties apply after Jan. 31).   

What are all those convention changes about?

I'm sure everyone has been wondering why the TAA Board has made some of the changes that we did to convention timing. We take our members concerns and input seriously and made a change in 2015 to try Sunday through Tuesday and move convention timing earlier by a month or two.
  • We have received a significant amount of input from members stating that our convention was too close to the NAA convention in July.
  • Many auctioneers have conflicts with Friday or Saturday because these seem to be the days that encompass the highest demand of their time. 
In addition to the change in the timing of the convention, we are changing up the schedule like never before. 
  • President's Party on Sunday with the Fun Auction
  • Contest activities will all take place on Monday
We understand the changes have been both beneficial and concerning to members. The board is making the best decisions based on sustainability of the Association and benefit to our members as a whole.

We have a great Board of Directors and the board is here for you. We love to hear your input and feedback regarding our performance on your behalf.

We encourage you to get involved and support one of the largest Associations in the country. We are all truly blessed. 
Cindy Soltis-Stroud, BAS, CAI, PRI - TAA President Elect
See the entire article in the 2016 1st Quarter TAA Newsletter!
2016 Annual Convention
"Building Tradition for the Future"

May 1-3, 2016 (Sunday-Tuesday)
Hilton Hill Country
San Antonio, TX
TAA Rate: $114 (deadline April 14th)
  • New Format!
  • County Fair Theme!
  • President's Reception and BIG Fun Auction!
  • Excellent Speakers with Great Topics!
  • Don't Miss Out on a Great Time!
Stay tuned for more exciting details and check out the TAA website!  

Longtime industry voice Steve Proffitt passes away 
Taken from: NAA Auction E-News, January 13, 2016

One of the entire industry's most ardent supporters, Steve Proffitt will be remembered for a long, long time.

Longtime NAA & auction industry educator, contributor, advocate, and friend J. Stephen Proffitt, III, ESQ. passed away Dec. 25.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m., at University of Richmond Chapel (Virginia).

His family has requested that donations be given to the National Auctioneers Foundation in lieu of flowers.

The February issue of Auctioneer magazine -- one of many places where Steve had a long-lasting effect with his insightful columns -- will have a more detailed look at his positive impact on the auction industry.