Coming to a mailbox near you soon, all members should be on the watch for the latest edition of Georgia Auctioneers Association’s Connection Magazine – 2013 Winter Edition. Included in this edition you will find information about the upcoming Winter Conference to be held at Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele, GA. Arrive early on Friday, January 25th to check in your donations and consignments for the GAA Community Fun Auction to be held on-site, Saturday, January 26th. Classes and Festivities start on Saturday, January 26th thru Sunday, January 27th. Read the magazine for a full agenda of GAA Winter Conference Events. This year members can attend classes to learn more about how to create dynamic email blast and the power of email marketing. Members can also learn how to integrate their websites with the so that all your auction events post to our Auction Calendar., our website host, will also be in attendance to show members how to update your personal or business profile, specialties and more on our home page to be more easily found by the public.

The annual Big Peach Classic, Georgia Bid Calling Competition will be during Saturday’s Community Fun Auction! This is an excellent opportunity to show of your talents or for new auctioneers to get experience in a live auction environment!  The event is open to the public and all members are encouraged to bring several items to donate or consign to be auctioned at the event. Receive a discount if you register for the competition prior to January 26th. Access the BID CALLING COMPETITION REGISTRATION FORM now to find out more information or Contact Us if you have questions!  Additionally, Auctioneers in attendance who are engaged and participate in the Community Fun Auction will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits while advancing their skills and/or receive a refresher regarding paperwork regarding contracting consignments, auction registration, check-out procedure  public relations with buyers and sellers. Thank you to, this year’s Community Fun Auction Sponsor. They will be on-site from 8-12 to answer questions about their services and do a brief presentation to GAA Members to share what they have to offer.

An updated agenda will be distributed soon. Additional magazines will be available at the Conference. Register before January 1st to receive a 10% discount on full registration to the 2013 GAA Winter Conference. Registration Forms, payment information and event details are available on our Home Page. Lastly, thanks to all our sponsors, listed below, who have made this publication possible!

GAA Hall of Fame – Logo Button Supporters

Joe Tarpley, JL Todd, Bill Sanders (in memory of), B.J Sonny Childs, John Dixon, Wilbur Mull, Ray Dempsey, Lynn Dempsey

GAA Past Presidents – Logo Button Supporters

Gerald Bowie, Joe Tarpley, John Dixon, Drew Dixon, Bo Benton, Buddy Lee

GAA Member – Logo Button Sponsors

Myers Jackson, Gaines Dempsey, Ben Roberts, Amy Martin, Joel Wood, John Ronell, Derry Bennet, Rusty Lane, Georg Franco and Patty Brown

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