(Petersburg, Nebraska) Jeff Temme, Covered Wagon Auctions, Petersburg, has been elected President of the 250-member Nebraska Auctioneers Association for 2012-2013. Temme owns Covered Wagon Auctions, specializing in agri-business, antiques, benefits, fund raisers, household goods, personal property, livestock and farm/ranch equipment and machinery auctions. His election was announced at the 64th Annual Convention of the Association held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Kearney, Nebraska, June 8-10, 2012. Alton Heimes, Miller Creamer Heimes Janssen LLC, Hartington, was elected President-elect. Shayne Fili, Auction Solutions, Inc., Omaha, was elected Vice President.
Newly elected Board Members include Adam Marshall, Marshall Land Brokers & Auctioneers, Kearney; Rick Carr, Carr Auction, Springview; and Neil Bouray, Superior, Nebraska.
The Nebraska Association works with more than 5,000 members of the National Auctioneers Association throughout the world. The National Auctioneers Association is the largest organization of its kind dedicated to promoting the auction method of marketing.
The Association annually hosts a State Championship Auction Competition, providing professionalism for the industry’s top auctioneers. This year’s competition will be held July 27, 2012, at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Aurora, Nebraska beginning at 1:00 p.m. In addition, the Association provides professional training for the industry.
Auctions exemplify free market competition at its best and are held everyday throughout the world to obtain the true market value of items ranging from real estate to personal property. The Nebraska Auctioneers Association provides a service to the public through a Code of Ethics adhered to by its members.
The Association also sponsors an advertising program to create awareness and promote the good image of the Auction profession.
In conjunction with the Convention, Sarah Fili, daughter of Shayne Fili and Mark Beacom of Omaha, Nebraska, Sydney Wegener, daughter of James and Michele Wegner, and Garret Reimers, son of Brian and Lou Reimers and grandparents Gary and Connee Reimers (members of the association) were awarded college scholarships by the Association and the Auxiliary.
The Association is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska.