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The mission of Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, Inc. shall be: What will To encourage new auctioneers, to enhance skills, knowledge and professionalism of all Wiscon- membership in the sin auctioneers; ™ To promote the concept of the auction method of marketing, both for sale of real and personal prop- erties, to consumers--especially to potential auction Knowledge is Power buyers and sellers--throughout Wisconsin. To serve fellow citizens by actively participat- ing in national, state, community and church activi- Wisconsin Auction Institute™ ties. a division of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, Inc., Wisconsin In order to accomplish this, is licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing Auctioneers Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, Inc. will to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for auctioneer license renewal. Association Schedule meetings with informational programs and opportunities for fellowship among members; Courses will be offered at conferences Produce and distribute publications of current and throughout the year at various sites association events and auction ideas; enabling all Wisconsin licensed auctioneers Sponsor bid-calling skill activities, improvement many opportunities to acquire the and training programs/seminars and other auction- CEUs necessary for license renewal. related programs, classes and workshops to increase members' knowledge and skills; Members interested in becoming Maintain watch over governmental activities, licensed instructors or writing a course rules and statutes that may affect the auctioneering should contact the WAA office profession, and work with such governmental bodies for procedures and details. to develop rules favorable to the auction method of marketing. Encourage affiliation and participation in na- tional, state, community and church organizations. Donate auction services and raise funds for Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, Inc. religious, charitable, philanthropic, service, fraternal and veterans organzations, including but not limited to Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude Children’s Re- P.O. Box 620830 Middleton, WI 53562-0830 mean to search Hospital, the Children’s Research Hospital of Wisconsin. 608-836-3817 • 800-233-4722 (Ill. only) www.illinoisauctioneers.org YOU? What WAA has done for me? How YOU will benefit from WAA membership? Hear it from the pros • Seminars with nationally known speakers FREE to all auctioneers. Bill Cain Top 1% of ReMax Realtors nationwide • Discounted fees for licensed program of continuing education designed solely for the auction industry. WAA Hall of Fame 2006 WAA President 2001 “Staying on the cutting edge is • Post your auctions free at www.wisconsinauctioneers.org. Links to your site and NAA. critical in this day and age--WAA helps you do that. It’s a ‘must join– • The Wisconsin Auctioneer, an information-packed magazine. Free classified ads to paid members. don’t even think about it’ part of reaching your potential.” • WAA E-zine, an electronic newsletter providing members with timely and important news. Roger D. Hansen WAA Hall of Fame 2005 • Grassroots representation and input into legislation and regulations that impact your livelihood. WAA President 2000 NAA Director 2001-2004 • Conferences and seminars with informative speakers on timely topics. “The education and networking of WAA helps you attain the higher level of professionalism it promotes. • Network with other industry professionals at district, state, regional and national levels. It’s one of the best investments you can make.” • NSF checks will be a thing of the past simply by signing up for the free Bad Check Recovery. Nellie Beland, CES, CAGA • State championship calling contest – Winner advances to International competition. President 2008 State champion ringman contest – Winner advances to International competition. Upper Michigan’s leading real estate Senior and Junior Bid Calling contests auctioneer. Estate specialist. “I can’t imagine being in business • Advertising contest recognizes your expertise in marketing. without belong to WAA. It’s the first and best thing I did after graduat- ing from Missouri Auction School.” • Promote your professionalism and integrity by holding office on the board of directors and committees. Jack Hines, CAI, AARE • Build coalitions with other associations with common interests. Senior Instructor, World Wide College WAA Hall of Fame 1997 WAA President 1994 • WAA logos to add to your print and electronic material. NAA Director 2004-2007 “I’m pleased to have been a part of • Membership decals, stickers, lapel pins, caps, shirts, crocks, bumper stickers. one of the nation’s leading trade associations for over 50 years. Life- • Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding contributions to the Wisconsin auction industry. long friendships are formed and help is just a phone call away.” • Experienced board of directors; professional association management. WAA dues is a small price to pay to stay on top of your industry. All this and more for a reasonable annual dues investment CODE OF ETHICS Bad Check Recovery Program WAA members have the opportunity to enroll in a federally- PREAMBLE approved dishonored check reclamation program. The Federal Au- Whereas, it is necessary, in order to fit ourselves for the responsibility of auctioneers, to cultivate the spirit of cooperation, improve our tomated Recovery System (FARS) is very different from a collec- profession and protect the interest of the auctioneer, to protect the public against unscrupulous practices; tion agency because: Therefore, we do constitute ourselves the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, Inc. 1) You receive 100% of the funds owed; The auction business is said to be the medium through which the lifeblood of the nation attains greater momentum and brings to the nation 2) It requires no fees on your part, and greater balance, prosperity and stability. The auctioneer should ever hold aloft the dignity and importance to the state and nation of the 3) It requires no personal involvement of you or your staff. profession; should never lose sight of personal and professional integrity; the great responsibility; and the sense of patriotism. This program has been made possible through changes in the The auctioneer realizes that the profession is both competitive and cooperative and that sharing with others is a common responsibility for its honor; and being true to oneself is being true to all mankind. federal law governing bad checks which mandates that all banks With these principles ever before the auctioneer, the auctioneer pledges to observe and conduct business in conformity to the following Code take part in the system. When a bad check is issued, your bank and of Ethics adopted by the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, Inc., hereinafter called the Corporation. FARS take over by electronically “pinging” the account until funds are deposited which are sufficient to cover the check amount plus PART I--Professional Relations charges. You automatically get the full face value of the check plus any service fees charged by your bank. Article 1. In the best interest of the public, of fellow auctioneers and the auctioneer's own business, the auctioneer shall be loyal to the The program provider makes this program possible because it Corporation. receives the service charge which is established by state law. FARS Article 2. The auctioneer shall conduct business so as to avoid disputes with fellow auctioneers, but in the event of a controversy between two member auctioneers, they should not resort to law suit but submit the difference to arbitration of the Corporation's Board of Directors, pays $4 per bad check collected back to WAA to help us continue hereinafter called the Board; and the decision of such arbitration shall be accepted as final and binding. If the dispute should be with a nonmember, serving you with new and innovative program services. the auctioneer shall offer the services of the Board to arbitrate. It provides full reimbursement in a timely manner of most Article 3. If a member is charged with unethical practice, such member shall promptly and voluntarily place all the pertinent facts before dishonored checks without the involvement of you or your staff, the Board, or a committee so designated, for investigation and report. without the bad PR of dealing with buyers about their finances, Article 4. A member shall never publicly criticize a competitor, and when an opinion is specifically requested, it shall be rendered in with no up front setup cost or maintenance cost ever, and with an conformity with strict professional courtesy and dignity. opportunity to help support your profession. The national aver- Article 5. A member shall not solicit the services of an employee of a fellow auctioneer without prior knowledge and consent of the fellow age for this system is 75% of bad checks are collected within 7 days Auctioneer. Article 6. In the best interest of society, of the Auctioneer's associates and business, the auctioneer shall at all times be loyal to the and 95% of bad checks are collected within 30 days. If results are Corporation and active in its work; and should willingly share with fellow members the lessons of experience. not attained within 30 days, FARS will assist you in further collec- tion for a fee agreed upon. PART II--Relationship to Clients If you do not wish this to apply to a particular check or buyer, all you have to do is call an 800 number and notify them Article 7. In justice to those who place their interests in the auctioneer's hands, the auctioneer should endeavor to keep abreast of business accordingly. conditions, to keep informed in matters of law and proposed legislation affecting such interests, so as to give intelligent business advice and If you have any questions about the service, please contact effective service. Dr. Billings Chapman of FCR at (573) 256-6540. Article 8. In accepting the sale of real or personal property, the member pledges to be fair to both seller and buyer, and to protect the owner's interest as if it were the auctioneer's own. For a complete explanation of this program and to enroll, Article 9. When consulted for an appraisal of value or liquidation problem, a member shall give a well-considered opinion, reflecting expert please go to www.fedpayusa.com and click on the merchant button knowledge and sound judgment, taking requisite time for study, inquiry and deliberation. The counsel of the member represents a professional OR fax this panel to the no. shown below. service which should be rendered in writing and for which a reasonable charge should be made. A member shall not undertake to give an appraisal or offer an opinion on any proposition on which there is a direct or indirect interest, without a full disclosure of such interest. Business Name_________________________________ Article 10. Before accepting a sale, it is the duty of the auctioneer to advise the owner intelligently and honestly regarding the market Contact Person_________________________________ value of the business or proposition and the reasonable chance of sale at value or above. Address_______________________________________ PART III--Relationship to the Public City/State/Zip_________________________________ Phone_______________ Best time to call___________ Article 11. It is the duty of every member to protect the public against fraud, misrepresentation or unethical practices in connection Fax_________________E-Mail____________________ with the sale, disposition or liquidation of any real or personal property the auctioneer is called upon to dispose of at public auction. Signature______________________________________ Article 12. It is the duty of a member to ascertain all pertinent facts concerning every sale for which the member is engaged, so that in offering, the member may avoid error, exaggeration and misrepresentation. Date_____/_____/______ Article 13. An auctioneer is a confidential trustee of the information given by the seller or gained through their relationship; and the Thank you for participating in the beneficial program. auctioneer must never disclose the gross receipts of a sale or any other information that would tend to be a violation of the profession. Article 14. No special conditions, real or assumed, or inducements or directions from anyone relieve the member from responsibility Fax or mail this a copy of this panel to: to strictly observe this Code of Ethics in letter and spirit. Fed Pay USA Fax (573) 256-6542 108 Corporate Lake Dr. BYLAWS ON WEB SITE & AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Columbia, MO 65203 Membership Application General Auctioneer Independent Contractor Other organizations, licenses and certifications: National Auctioneers Association Internet Auctions _______Member No. (required to upload auctions) AgriBusiness–All Other state auctioneers associations (list all) Applicant Information: If you checked All, do not check others in this category. ____________________________________________________________ Name__________________________________________ AgriBusiness–Exotic Animals Real estate broker, salesperson Date of Birth ___/___/___ Auctioneer License No._______ AgriBusiness–Farm Livestock/Equipment Licensed Realtor AgriBusiness–Farm Liquidation Other________________________________________ Physical Address ________________________________ Commercial–All Mail (if different)_________________________________ If you checked All, do not check others in this category. Designations/Certifications: City___________________________________________ Commercial–Aircraft CAI GPPA AARE Commercial–Automobiles County______________ State______ Zip_______-_____ GA CES CAGA Commercial–Business Liquidations Phone___________________Fax____________________ Commercial–Commercial/Heavy Equipment USPAP ASA Email__________________________________________ Commercial–Manufacturing Inventories Other_______________________________________ Commercial–Marine Webpage_______________________________________ Commercial–Restaurant Equipment In what areas you would like to be involved: Company or Trade Name (if one)_____________________ Personal Property–All Officer: ______________ Auction Company License No. (if one)_______________ If you checked All, do not check others in this category. Director (three-year term) Personal Property–Antiques/Collectibles Committee(s) check below: Years you have been an auctioneer _____________ Personal Property–Art Advertising Contest Number of auctions conducted in a year_________ Personal Property–Charity Auctions Bylaws Other states in which are a licensed auctioneer__________ Personal Property–Coins/Stamps Conference Personal Property–Collector Automobiles ______________________________________________ Personal Property–Dolls Education Auction School attended, if one______________________ Personal Property–Estate/Household Fund Raising Personal Property–Firearms Legislative Year_________ Long-Range Planning Personal Property–Furs Personal Property–Galleries/Consignment Marketing/Promotion Wisconsin Members: Personal Property–Jewelry Membership Name of your state senator____________________________ Personal Property–Toys Nominating Name of your assemblyman___________________________ Real Estate–All Novice Contest If you checked All, do not check others in this category. Old Timers Contest Real Estate–Commercial Resolutions Website Access: Real Estate–Development Property If you would like to post your auctions on the WAA website Ringmen’s Contest Real Estate–Farm and access other Member Only pages, please include your Real Estate–Residential State Championship Contest username______________ and password________________ Other: _____________________________________ Membership year is June-May. Members who join after June 1 receive a prorated credit in the second year. Prorated credit can only be used for first-time members. Membership Agreement: I agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and Bylaws of the Association, to pay the annual membership as determined from time to time by the board of directors, and to exercise my rights as an active member of Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, Inc. Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, Inc. I certify that the information furnished by me is true and correct. I agree that failure to provide accurate information as requested P. O. Box 620830, Middleton, WI 53562-0830 or any misrepresentation of fact(s) shall be grounds for revocation of my membership. Phone 608-836-6542 • Fax 608-836-3890 Email: WAAmaxine@aol.com Signed_________________________________________ Date_________________ Return completed form with $100 annual dues www.wisconsinauctioneers.org Check No.______ Credit Card__________________________________ ____ MC ____VISA ____AMEX Expiration Date ____/____/____ Three-digit Security Code on back of card_______ Thank you for being a part of the only Address on card if different than above____________________________________________ auction trade association in Wisconsin.