New York State Auctioneers Gather for Annual Convention
Auctioneers from across the state convened this past weekend for the New York State Auctioneers Association (NYSAA) annual convention. The conference was held this year at the Radisson in Albany, NY, February 17-19.
Highlights of this year’s convention included the Hall of Fame and Auctioneer of the Year Awards, the Bid Calling Championship, Fun Auction, Marketing Awards, the election of the Board of Directors and the Presidential Banquet.
Throughout the weekend, Auctioneers were presented with dynamic and engaging educational seminars from industry leading Auctioneers and presenters including Beth Rose, 2016 IAC; Tim Keller, Erin Ward, Bobby D. Ehlert and John Schultz.
Erin Ward of Long Island was crowned the 2018 NYSAA Bid Calling Champion with Don Benz, III of East Concord, crowned the Reserve Champion.
The highest awards conveyed to an Auctioneer in the NYSAA is an induction into the NYSAA Auctioneer’s Hall of Fame and to be crowned the Auctioneer of the Year. James Craig Hoyt of Alton, NY was inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame class. Jared Lambrecht of Bainbridge, NY was awarded Auctioneer of the Year as the youngest member to receive this award.
The NYSAA held their annual election of officers at the annual membership business meeting, electing Jared Lambrecht of Bainbridge- President, Phil Gableman of Pleasant Valley – Vice-President, Stephanie Messier of Camden – Treasurer, Erin Ward of Long Island, Randy Passonno of Delanson and Randy Moyer of Alden as the new Directors. Remaining board members include: Todd Jantzi, James Mason, Blake Benson as Directors and Ron Wheeler as Chairman of the Board