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2013 GAA Winter Conference

January 26, 2013 - January 27, 2013

This years 2013 Winter Conference is at Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club located in Cordele Georgia at 2459-H US Highway 280 West.  Conference check in will start on Friday, January 25th with two full days of events January 26 & 27th.  The Association has a block room rate of $79/per night or reserve a cottage for $129/ per night.  Contact Lake Blackshear Resort and reference “Georgia Auctioneers Association” to reserve your room now and get the special rate for conference attendees.  You can register now and submit payments via Paypal, or complete the form and submit payment by fax, mail or at the conference.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the association.  Updates and information will be provided to members via email and on our blog.  We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s GAA’s 2013 Winter Conference.

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 GeorgiaAuctioneers.org so that all your auction events post to our Auction Calendar.  AuctionServices.com, 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.

Bid Calling Contest

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 Auctionzip.com, 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.


Georgia Auctioneers Association is pleased to announce Tripp Anderson, ABR, CBR, DREI, GRI, ITI, RCC, will be the Georgia Realtor (GAR) Instructor of THE ART OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION at our upcoming 2013 Winter Conference on Sunday, January 27th.  The course is designed to enhance participants communication skills.  Tripp’s almost thirty-year career in the real estate industry as a regulator, agent, broker, school director, and instructor has convinced him that the number one complaint regarding real estate practitioners has been, and continues to be, communication. This program will demonstrate techniques to eliminate most miscommunications.  Access a full agenda for all Georgia Auctioneer Conference Events now.  We are currently accepting registrations for the GAA Conference.  Learn more about the conference, seminars and register now.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Tripp Anderson, received his license while still a student at Georgia State University where he majored in real estate. Later he pursued his Master’s of Business Administration degree in Management. He worked for the GREC serving as its Education Advisor. Next, he served as the Director of the Georgia Institute of Real Estate where he still teaches pre-license, post-license, and continuing education courses. Tripp has been a broker of over 1,000 closed transactions. He is active with his Board, as well as GAR for which he teaches around the state. Most recently, he has started coaching agents to help them achieve life balance and take their careers to the next level. He is also active with the Real Estate Educators Association on both the state and national level.

Trends in Georgia Agriculture, The Perspective of an Agricultural Lawyer | Allen H. Olsen

Allen H. Olsen, Attorney at Law, will present to GAA Conference attendants on January 27th on the topic “Trends in Georgia Agriculture, The Perspective of an Agricultural Lawyer”. He’s an agricultural attorney based in Albany, Georgia. His practice is concentrated on federal farm programs, payment limitations, USDA administrative appeals, crop insurance litigation, conservation easements, farm business and estate planning, farm bankruptcies, water law, and other matters affecting farmers and related agricultural businesses. Allen received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1971, his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1974, and his LL.M. in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1996. He practiced law in Virginia and Nebraska and taught at the University of Arkansas prior to moving to South Georgia in 2001. Allen has over 30 years of experience as a practicing lawyer in addition to his time spent teaching. He represents farmers throughout Georgia and the southeast. Allen is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Agricultural Law Association and is a past Chair of the Agriculture Law Section of the Georgia State Bar. He teaches as a visiting professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law and is the author of numerous articles on agricultural law topics.

GAA is excited about the experiences and knowledge Allen will share during his presentation. Please register now to attend Georgia Auctioneers Association 2013 Winter Conference in Cordele, GA to take advantage of this educational opportunity. You can learn more about Allen H. Olsen, P.A. and his practice on his webiste at Olsonaglaw.com and you can click here to learn more about the 2013 GAA Winter Conference and register in advance.


January 26, 2013
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Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club
2459-H US Highway 280 West
Cordele, GA 31015 United States
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