WAA Committees

Committees should meet as often as necessary to complete their assignments in a timely manner. Committees wishing to meet the day of and prior to the board meeting should notify the WAA office so space can be arranged.

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: Rodney Freymiller

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

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

Summer Events

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

Chairman: Adam Kielsmeier

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

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: Patty Fox

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: Curt Kramer

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 election; review the Preamble. Code of Ethics, Bylaws, Responsibilities (Article III), Standard Operating Procedures; and answer questions.

Chairman: David Allen
Committe Members
Riley Kahl
Rich Ranft
Carol Miller
Damien Massart
Michelle Massart

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

The bylaws specify that all committees must have at least one board member. The president appoints all committees, subject to board approval at its first organizational meeting. Committee chairs will receive the names of the persons of their committees, descriptions and responsibilities which should be shared with their committees. The president is a member of all committees. The executive director is a resource and facilitator and ex-officio member of all committees. Committee chairs may add members to their committees, with the approval of the president and the board.

Committees should meet as often as necessary to complete their assignments in a timely manner.

Committees wishing to meet the day of and prior to the board meeting should notify the WAA office so space can be arranged. The chairperson should appoint someone to take written notes.

Committees should identify their goals, develop a timeline of when/how to implement them; prepare and submit a budget for board approval; and review them frequently to gauge progress. Committee recommendations should be supplied to the WAA office three weeks prior to the next board meeting so material can be included in the advance board packet.

New recommendations with income/expense budget, if one, must be submitted in writing two weeks prior to the board meeting giving sufficient time for review prior to the meeting. All WAA functions must be self-supporting unless otherwise approved by the board. No person or committee can incur financial obligation without approval of the board.

At completion of committee project(s), all records must be forwarded to and permanently retained in the WAA office. Requests for disbursements must be accompanied by a signed check authorization form.

The Board should not act as a committee of the whole but should consider and act upon each committee’s recommendation (accept, reject, amend, or refer it back to the committee).

Committees should submit articles and information to communicate to the membership. Electronic submission is preferred–late submissions will be accepted as space allows. Submission does not guarantee publishing. Questionable articles will be referred to the communication committee.

Committee members are encouraged to recruit five new members each year and mentor them to make sure they are happy with their membership.

Committee members are representatives of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association and should conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Their conduct reflects on the association as a whole as well as the auction industry.

If these policies and procedures conflict with the Bylaws, the Bylaws shall take precedence.

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