Texas Auctioneers Association - Block Talk - February 2017
Your Monthly News & Updates
TEXAS LEGISLATURE IS OFF & RUNNING
by Todd Kercheval - TAA Lobbyist
The Texas Legislature went into session January 10,2017 and will end May 29. The Texas legislature meets every other year in Austin. As of print date, very few committees have been appointed and no bills have been introduced. TAA should watch the Senate - Business & Commerce Committee which has been appointed (listed at the end of this article). IF ANY OF THESE SENATORS are YOURS, please contact the TAA office at email@example.com.
The state political scene still is impacted by relationships and who you know. Did you vote? Did you attend fundraisers? Did you volunteer? Know your legislators! Did you donate? There is still time, make a donation to help watchdog and protect auctioneers in Texas. CLICK HERE TO DONATE.
We are currently working on solving the issue of increasing the number of vehicle sales allowed by auctioneers in a dispersal sales. We will watch for bills that will impact the auctioneer, their business or the profession. Stay tuned to TAA e-blasts for legislative call to action. To watch bills and appointments, monitor this web page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for MARCH 30 - TAA Day at the Austin Capitol!
Plans include BBQ, sharing a new video promoting auctioneering and meeting legislators and staff. Come and learn how to make a difference! Details will be sent via email.
Senate Business & Commerce Committee: Member Chair: Sen. Kelly Hancock
Vice Chair: Sen. Brandon Creighton
Members: Sen. Donna Campbell Sen. Craig Estes Sen. Robert Nichols Sen. Charles Schwertner Sen. Larry Taylor Sen. John Whitmire Sen. Judith Zaffirini
AUCTIONEER MEET UP - JOIN US IN HOUSTON FEB 27
Come join us for the first Auctioneer meet up of 2017 on February 27th at 6pm. We will have a fajita buffet sponsored by David Runte and TexMAX Auctions. This is a great opportunity to meet other auctioneers in your area and find out what's happening with the TAA. Please feel free to bring any auctioneer that might be interested in joining the TAA. We will be meeting at 9367 Winkler Drive , Ste. A2, Houston, TX 77017. Please rsvp to Chad Hodges at 281-235-7947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For assistance to arrange a regional "Meet Up", please contact TAA office at email@example.com. TAA can help promotegathering and arrange a board member to provide updates. Local members arrange locations, help promote and collect attendee contacts on a sign in sheet. The goal is to have informal networking locally and promote auctioneering in Texas!
Each original custom buckle will be numbered. They are upscale, custom works that will last a lifetime. Get yours now....The original cast and # 0-5 will be sold at the convention.
#6 - #60 will be available for sale prior to convention and onsite at convention. Delivery will be at convention in Frisco or arrangements can be made for shipping.