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  • Maine Auctioneers Association 2017 Annual Membership Meeting June 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, ME Featuring Darron Meares, CAI, BAS, MPPA Please join Maine Auctioneers at the Maine Maritime Museum for our Annual General Membership Meeting. At this meeting, we will look at projects planned for the coming

  • Welcome New Treasurer, Monét Brazier! Monét Brazier, a real estate auctioneer with the Maine Real Estate Network, has joined the MAA Board in the position of Treasurer. Monét is a graduate of the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, Maine Maritime Academy and Hebron Academy. She also serves as the Assistant Harbor Master of Stockton Springs. Welcome,

  • Maine Auctioneers Association Board Meeting, June 7, 2016 The Board met on June 7 at the Senator Inn restaurant in Augusta. The Board discussed names, dates and formats for the Benefit Auction Smackdown. The Board unanimously voted to accept the proposal from Wavebid/Auction Services to redesign the organization’s website for better functionality, and to host

  • New England Convention In the Works At the April 5 meeting in Bath, Massachusetts Auctioneers Association Board member Sara Adams updated the group on plans for a regional convention to be held with auctioneers from the New England states and possibly New York state. As Adams pointed out, no one small state would have the

  • MAA Members Meet at Maine Maritime Museum Members of the Maine Auctioneers Association (MAA) toured the archives of the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine on April 5, learning about the Museum’s acquisition programs and viewing the extensive collection of Maine maritime history not currently on display in the facilities public collection. Curator Nathan Lipfert

  • MAA Smackdown Scheduled for November 5 Maine Auctioneers are invited to participate in the first annual MAA Smackdown, to be held Saturday, November 5 in Augusta. Here’s how it will work: Each auctioneer will bring up to ten (10) items, donated by the auctioneer or businesses in the auctioneer’s area, to sell at the Smackdown.

  • Bylaws Under Review The MAA Board of Directors is conducting an in depth review of the organization’s bylaws, which have not been revised in recent memory. If you have comments on this process, please send them to Troy Thibodeau, Secretary, info@sacoriverauction.com or 207-602-1504.

  • Membership Meeting Maine Auctioneers Association will host a general membership meeting on Tuesday, April 5, at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Nathan Lipfert, Senior Curator of the Museum’s collection, will offer members a private guided tour of the Museum’s undisplayed collections, and discuss the facility’s acquisitions program, including auctions. Weather permitting, a private guided

  • MAA Looking for a New Treasurer Long time treasurer Larry Trueman has let the Board know he would like to step down from his post. If you would like to volunteer for this Board position, please contact Floyd Hartford, President, info@sacoriverauction.com or 207-602-1504.

  • Maine Auctioneers Gearing up for Benefit Auction Smackdown Maine Auctioneers are invited to participate in an auctioneer smackdown, to be held later this year in central Maine. While the particulars remain under construction, the basic structure will be as follows: Each auctioneer will bring up to 10 items to donate to the auction, and will

  • MAA Board Minutes The Board of Directors of the MAA met May 10 at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Here are the minutes of that meeting: Present were Floyd Hartford, President; Ruth Lind, Vice President; Board Member Hap Moore; Members Bob Rice and Jeff Dowdy. By-Laws The first item on the agenda was an update to

  • Maine Auctioneers Association Gets Ivory Update By Ruth Ludwig Lind Maine Auctioneers got the latest update on current and proposed ivory legislation, at a meeting September 10 at the Saco River Auction Gallery in Biddeford, Maine. Gordon Stanley of Maritime Gallery in Searsport, Maine is an active member in a coalition of groups working to

  • Auctions Aren’t News… And Other Reasons the Media Isn’t Interested By: Trisha Brauer, CAI, BAS, MBA and 2016 NAA Board Candidate  I am going to make a controversial statement for our industry: Auctions aren’t news. They are events but events are not automatically newsworthy. As marketing experts, we know that writing press releases are an

  • Board of Directors Minutes Maine Auctioneers Association Working for You! At the February 2 meeting of the Board of Directors, your Maine Auctioneers Association adopted several initiatives for the coming year. Through our web site, http://maineauctioneers.org, we will make it possible for members to request assistance from another auctioneer member, to fill in if you

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