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    Register to compete in one of our highly competitive and prestigious competitions at our annual annual conference.

    WAA Committees

    Marketing Committee

    Responsibilities: Oversee marketing program. Pursue projects to promote the association to prospective members, vendors, sponsors. Generate ideas for marketing items, such as caps, crocks, lapel pins, bumper stickers. Recommend methods to promote the auction method of marketing; pursue Governor’s Proclamation for National Auction Day; WAA staff has letter and sample proclamation; attend signing ceremony at state capitol; generate press releases.

    Chairman: Jacob Hills

    Convention Committee

    Responsibilities: Work with education committee and staff to provide education, networking and social opportunities for members, including pre- and post-conference activities such as tours, entertainment, meal.

    Chairman: Riley Kahl

    Education Committee

    Responsibilities: To recommend education, including but not limited to conferences and seminars, that provides WAA members with program choices that meet their areas of interest, be it specialty auctions, the latest technology, marketing, advertising, business planning, motivation/inspiration, or any other subject deemed by the committee to be necessary and timely; and Identify topics, speakers and length of presentations for proposal to the board.

    Chairman: Adam Kielsmeier

    Legislative Committee

    Responsibilities: Keep abreast of proposed legislation, laws and administrative rules that affect the auction industry. Consider and recommend proposed legislative action to the board of directors. Write articles/reports for the association/s publications. Propose activities to strengthen the identity of the association and the auction method with the legislature. Invite area legislators to conferences.

    Chairman: Robert Petts

    Committee Members
    Bryce Hansen
    Carol Wagenson
    Carol Miller
    Stan Jones
    Rodney Freymiller
    David Allen
    Jim Gavin
    Jeff Hines
    Heather Boiten
    Riley Kahl

    Nominating Committee

    Responsibilities: Recruit. interview and recommend candidates for office. Candidates must complete the Commitment and Conflict of Interest forms and return them to the committee or WAA office; submit slate and photos to WAA in advance; publish in advance if time allows. Meet with candidates prior to the election; review the Preamble. Code of Ethics, Bylaws, Responsibilities (Article III), Standard Operating Procedures; and answer questions.

    Chairman: Curt Kramer

    Committee Members
    Rich Ranft
    Carol Miller
    Damien Massart
    Michelle Massart

    State Champion Committee

    Responsibilities: Organize and conduct the State Auctioneer Championship Contest using the rules and scoring method of the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) contest. 6. Arrange for five judges who have an understanding of the auction business/auction chant.

    Chairman: Tim Ault

    Committee Members
    Carol Miller
    Carol Wagenson
    Jim Gavin
    David Allen
    Heidi Miller
    Tim Miller
    Scott Werlein

    Bylaw Committee

    The Bylaws committee is responsible for the maintenance of the Association’s Bylaws. This committee also provides the necessary communication to the membership pertaining to the Bylaws including but limited to proposed amendments.

    Chairman: David Allen

    Summer Events

    Planning and coordinating our summer events including seminars, social gatherings, and continuing education classes.

    Chairman: Ryan Adams

    Membership Committee

    Responsibilities: Recruit and retain members. Develop and organize a membership drive or campaign. Review membership application and benefits brochure; recommend changes/additions. Solicit new members on an ongoing basis. Set an annual goal for membership and set up monthly goals for members to work toward.

    Chairman: Riley Kahl


    Make a Difference! Join our Grassroots Efforts

    WAA promotes grassroots lobbying for WAA advocacy. In order to assist auctioneers and others in this effort, WAA will supply Talking Points for when you meet with your representative.

    Join the Board


    The Board of Directors is elected by the members present at the annual meeting. The Nominating Committee considers geographic location of candidates and submits a slate, members may announce their own candidacy, and nominations may be made from the floor.


    A WAA member who wishes to be elected as an Officer or Director of the association at the Conference in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, must announce his or her candidacy by 5 p.m.,Central time, one week prior to the annual conference.


    Vice President: One-year term. Must have served a full term on the Board of Directors.

    Treasurer: Two-year term. Must have served a full term on the Board of Directors.

    Directors: Candidate must: be a member of the WAA in good standing for at least three consecutive years.Two Directors are elected each year.

    Board responsibilities: Expected to attend scheduled face-to-face meetings and serve on committees asrequested by the President. Board members may be requested to attend and speak at various state association conventions as WAA representatives and attend social and other functions sponsored by the organization when schedules allow.


    Complete position descriptions for Vice- President or Director can be obtained by emailing WAA Executive Director Natalie Pratt at info@wisconsinauctioneers.org.

    Once a WAA member has reviewed the aforementioned information, he or she may run for election by first submitting a letter of intent answering these questions:

    Why are you interested in serving?

    How many years have you been a member of the WAA?

    What have you learned from serving on a volunteer board, if applicable?

    What committees and/or offices have you served on or held in your state association or in NAA?

    They also must provide the Committee two references and a professional photo of themselves.

    Candidates will be notified if they are being endorsed by January 31st.

    Contact info@wisconsinauctioneers.org for questions.


    WAA Board Members act to support the overall mission and vision of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association. To that end, they agree to accept the following responsibilities:

    ✓Serve on this Board for at least a full, three-year term.

    ✓Determine and support the
    organization’s mission, vision and values.

    ✓Ensure the budget adequately reflects the organization’s program priorities.

    ✓Provide fiduciary oversight by ensuring proper procedures and policies are in place for financial and legal oversight and to be financially literate (this means being able to read and understand the financial reports used, knowing the organization’s financial situation and reviewing the 990 filed by the organization each year).

    ✓Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability.

    ✓Supervise Executive Director performance through monitoring of policies and procedures and financials.

    ✓Attend at least four face-to-face meetings annually, prepared and informed about issues on the agenda, i.e. stay informed about committee matters, review board minutes and other materials prior to board meetings.

    ✓Attend conference calls as they are scheduled.

    ✓Contribute to meetings by expressing one’s point of view with the best interest of WAA in mind.

    ✓Support the decisions of the board.

    ✓Become knowledgeable about WAA and its programs.

    ✓Serve as an active ambassador for WAA when attending professional functionswhich may include speaking and/or attending state association annual businessmeetings.

    ✓Serve on committees as appointed by the President.

    ✓Have a working knowledge of Roberts Rules of Order.

    ✓Accept the non-governance responsibilities that come with service on the board –attend social and other functions sponsored by the organization when your schedule allows, communicate with others about the work of the organization, and show your support for the organization when talking with others.

    ✓Follow all conflict of interest and confidentiality policies of the organization. Err on the side of reporting even potential conflicts. Do not ask for favors or special treatment. Do not take on more responsibility than you can reasonably handle given your employment, family and other social and volunteer commitments.

    ✓Understand your role as a director and the roles of staff and other volunteers in the governance and operation of the organization.


    Stress tolerance
    Influence (as in the ability to influence others)
    Financial monitoring and analysis

    Summer Events

    Some photos from the first annual WAA Northern Getaway! Mark your calendar for next year! Thank you to our hosts Kendall Thiel and Sterling Strathe! North of Eagle River and South of Conover, East of Hwy 45.

    Member Benefits

    Take advantage of all your member benefits.

    Our goal is to find new and exciting ways to help our members take care of business and to enjoy a few perks along the way for you and your family.

    Ticket Deals

    Make lasting memories with up to 50% off admission to shows, attractions, theme parks & more.

    Hotel Savings

    Book your next stay through our Hotel Gateway to save up to 60% off worldwide.

    Rental Car Discounts

    Enjoy up to 30% off and other benefits every time you rent from Avis/Budget.

    If you are an active WAA member email us at info@wisconsinauctioneers.org to find out how to take advantage of these great deals!

    Press Releases
    Are you celebrating a company milestone or have other newsworthy items to share? Let us know so we can send out a press release on your behalf. We have a database of over 150 (and growing) Wisconsin-based news media organizations – television, radio, newspapers, & magazines. We will help get the word out. Likewise, if you are ever published in the newspaper or appear on TV, let us know so we can share that on social media for you.

    Member Spotlight
    If you would like to be featured for our member spotlight on both social media and our website, please send a short bio along with a description of your business and your areas of specialization. Please also include a photo of yourself and some of your business (business photos can be at an auction or your facility). Make sure to include your business contact information in case someone is looking for a referral.

    → Seminars with nationally known speakers

    →Send your press release to 125 Wisconsin News Media

    → Grassroots representation and input into legislation and regulations that impact your livelihood

    → Have your auctions listed on Wisconsin Auction Alerts

    → Connect with other auctioneers and join the WAA Private Discussion Group

    Camera ready WAA logos

    Membership lapel pins

    Experienced board of directors & professional association management services

    → The Wisconsin Auctioneers Association provides Continuing Education seminars/classes that are accredited and is the only provider that returns 100% of your fees to market your business.

    → Programs that provide continuing education credits, held at the winter conferences and every other year in the Fall of the year.

    Bid calling contest promotes the auction method of marketing. (Winner advances to International Competition)

    Hall of Fame Recognizes outstanding contributions to the Wisconsin auction industry.

    WAA Auxiliary Scholarship for members and their family members.

    Home Depot Pro Institutional (Save 10% off maintenance, repair & operation supplies)

    Home Depot Pro Xtra (Pro Xtra is The Home Depot free loyalty program built for Pros, now available to you with added features.)

    Office Depot (Up to 75% off Best Value Products – Essentials, paper, ink, breakroom, cleaning & more) – This has a bigger discount than the standard rewards program.

    WAA Line of Clothing at Lands End

    Hotel Discount (Save up to 60% off hotel rates worldwide)

    US Pay – (Credit Card Processing less than 1% transaction fees)

    Avis Car Rental (up to 30% discount)

    Budget Car Rental (Special Rates)

    YRC Freight Shipping (up to 83% discount national/regional shipments)

    Ticket Deals (Save up to 60% off movies, theme parks, shows, more.)

    Rx Prescription Drug Card (Save up to 75% off prescriptions)

    Rocket Receivables (Save 10% off debt collection services.)

    SimpleTexting (Save up to 25% off SMS marketing services.)

    Batteries & Bulbs (Save up to 71% off batteries, bulbs, more)

    Adobe (Save up to 15% off on creative, marketing & document solutions)

    Constant Contact (Save 30% off 3 months of email marketing.)

    Ace Hardware (Save 12% off all your hardware needs)

    4imprint Promotion Products (Save 10% off promotional products)

    AD Accounting Services (Save on online business accounting services)

    ADP Payroll Services (Save up to 20% off new payroll services)

    Sterling Now (Save 10% off background check services)

    1-800 Flowers (15% Discount)

    Harry & David Gourmet Gift Baskets (15% Discount)

    Cheryl’s Cookies (Cookie Gift Boxes; 15% Discount)

    The Popcorn Factory (Popcorn Tins & Gifts; 15% Discount)

    Fruit Bouquets (15% Discount)

    1-800 Baskets (15% Discount)

    Simply Chocolate (15% Discount)

    Wolfermans Tradition of Fine Baking (15% Discount)

    Personalization Mall (15% Discount)

    Shari’s Berries (15% Discount)

    Stock Yards World’s Finest Steaks and Chops (15% Discount)

    Renew Your Membersip

    Renew your Membership

    Auctioneer Resources

    • National Auctioneers Association
      Founded in 1949, the NAA continues to build on more than 50 years of excellence. Approximately 4,500 NAA professionals internationally subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics, ensuring you a positive and worry-free sale experience.
    • Lampi Equipment, Inc.
      Auction toppers, trailers, concession trailers and portable toilets.
    • Auction Flex
      Complete & Flexible software, wireless handheld clerking, integrated internet absentee bidding on your web site. Print bid cards and capture buyer’s image at check-in. 30 day free trial.
    • Auctioneer Insurance Program
      Endorsed by WAA Board of Directors. Contact Larry Harb for a non-obligatory quote.
    • SOLD II Auction Software
      The keys to success are flexibility and adapting to changing markets. For over 25 years, through ups and downs, successful auction firms have been using SOLD II.
    • Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing
      Just like your driver’s license, the State of Wisconsin is the issuing agency. Not to be confused with WAA, which is a not-for-profit trade association with volunteer members, that could be compared to AAA.
    • The Country Today
      Reach full-time farmers, part-time farmers and other rural residents with your farm, household, real estate, vehicle and antique auctions. The Country Today serves more than 25,000 households in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa.
    • Antique Week
      Auction publication reaches 60,000 antiques enthusiasts every week.
    • Collectors Journal
      Auction & Collectors Newspaper for America
    • Auction Action Antique News
      One of Wisconsin’s premier auction newspapers. Paper available online, and hard copy.
    • Wisconsin Newspaper Association
      We offer newspaper networks that were specifically designed to reach out to a large audience to assist auctions in finding consignments and also increase attendance at public auctions. It’s a discounted program offered by the association.
    • Wisconsin State Farmer
      “Putting Buyers at Auctions since 1956!” Covering all of rural Wisconsin & Northern Illinois.

    The Wisconsin Auctioneers Association actively advocates for the auction industry through grassroots lobbying and a WAA legislative fund. Member engagement and donations are key to the success of WAA advocacy efforts.

    WAA President

    Riley Kahl

    Our Mission is to educate, promote and protect the auction industry of Wisconsin:

    to encourage Auctioneers; to enhance skills, knowledge and professionalism;

    to promote the auction method of marketing for sale of real and personal properties.

    The Lodge at Mauston

    Online booking code is: WAA2024
    Guests can book by going online to: www.thelodgeatmauston.com
    Or calling (608) 747-2200

    Learning the Art of Auctioneering

    Auctioneer Schools
    State Exam

    Sales & Use Tax


    It is the duty of every member to protect the public against fraud, misrepresentation or unethical practices in connection with the sale, disposition or liquidation of any real or personal property the auctioneer is called upon to dispose of at public auction.


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