Greenville, S.C. – The South Carolina Auctioneers Association enjoyed incredible success at its 41st Annual convention Jan. 23-25 at the Embassy Suites in Greenville.
Outgoing SCAA President Rafe Dixon of J.R. Dixon Auctions in Sumter along with Convention Chairman Gwen Bryant of Bryant Auction & Real Estate in Florence – led the festivities, which included the association’s annual South Carolina Bid Calling Championship, six hours of continuing education, an advertising award ceremony, a lively fun auction and an important membership meeting.
Bryan Hope of Bryan Hope Auction Company in Ninety Six won the 2015 SCAA Bid Calling Championship. Also placing in the contest, Hope Meares of Bowtie Benefit Auctions in Pelzer won First Runner-Up, and Rafe Dixon of J.R. Dixon Auctions in Sumter won Second Runner-Up. Daniel Lyles of Easley won the 2015 SCAA Rookie Bid Calling Championship.
The SCAA elected David Meares as its President. He will lead a 12-member board for the SCAA, which has been serving auctioneers and their staffs in and around South Carolina for more than 41 years. The SCAA has more than 120 members and associates throughout South Carolina and the United States.
Several other board members were elected at the convention. Merle Sharick of Prosperity will serve as Vice President for 2015. David Yoder of Fair Play has been tabbed for Secretary/Treasurer. Brent Murdoch of Spartanburg as well as Robert Robeson of Chesterfield will serve four-year terms as directors. Carole Hoskyns of Pelzer, Mike Harper of Mt. Pleasant will serve as directors through 2018. Serving thru 2017 will be Bryan Hope of Ninety Six and Pete Jenkinson of Anderson. J. Tony Adams of Santee and Brandon Howe of Taylors will remain on the board until 2016. Rafe Dixon, the outgoing president, has been promoted to Immediate Past President.