Texas Auctioneers Association - Block Talk - February 2017

Your Monthly News & Updates
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 info@texasauctioneers.org.

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:

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

Sen. Donna Campbell
Sen. Craig Estes
Sen. Robert Nichols
Sen. Charles Schwertner
Sen. Larry Taylor
Sen. John Whitmire
Sen. Judith Zaffirini
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 chad@resaleoftexas.com .

For assistance to arrange a regional "Meet Up", please contact TAA office at info@texasauctioneers.org. 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! 
How can I register for the 60th Anniversary or compete in the Championship Contest? 
1) Go to the TAA website
2) Download the Registration Form and fax, scan or mail.  
3) Email us with any questions info@texasauctioneers.org.

How can I sponsor or refer a sponsor for the 60th Anniversary Convention?
Do you want to sponsor  Casino Night , Displays, Video Streaming or  finals Table? 
1) Go to the TAA website
2) Download the Registration Form and fax, scan or mail.  
3) Email us with any questions info@texasauctioneers.org or Doug Bradford.  
Order your 60th Anniversary Souvenir Buckles!

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.
TAA 60th Anniversary Coolers - with TAA logo!

LIT Firefly TS-300. Only $275.

Pick up onsite at the 60th Convention in May!