Annual Conference – MAA Benefit Auction 2022

Friday, January 28, 2022 * 7:30PM
Mt Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites
2424 South Mission, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858

This is our Annual Benefit Auction to Help Raise funds for the MAA for the year!  Please Contact the MAA to Donate Items!

Items already donated:  

  • Advertising Certificates to The Auction Exchange & Collectors News, Farm World, & AntiqueWeek! Donated by MidCountry Media
  • Lloyd Braun Memorial Whitetail Deer Hunt, Ann Arbor, MI, Donated by Joyce & Brian Braun
  • Shipshewana Auction Tour & more! Donated by Willis Yoder
  • Day of Auction Labor, Donated by Ashley Peters, Midwest Auctioneer Champion 2019
  • Day of Auction Labor, Donated by Larry Harb, Michigan Ringman Champion 2020
  • Collectible Toys
  • Lance Parrish Signed Poster
  • Leroy VanDyke Signed Display Banner

Now Accepting:

Hunting & Fishing Packages * Dining &/or Theater Packages
Your Unique Creations * Electronics * Sound Systems * Golf Outings * Sporting Goods * Newspaper Ads * and Other Great Items & Adventures.
*Even if you can’t attend, you can STILL DONATE!
Let us know and we’ll arrange to have it picked up!


We are back in person with a Live Benefit Auction Event!

Yes! We are back baby! We were unable to be together in person last year, but we’ll make up for it this year. We’ve had many early and repeat donations that are making a great start to our Auction, but we still need your help! Donating items to the MAA Benefit Auction is the most vital action an active member can do to support our association. As you know, unique and homemade items are what create interest and we ask you to plan ahead and bring something special to share with your fellow members. Many of the hunts and trips are back again and it will be fun to see what they bring at Live Auction! I am looking forward to it and I‘m sure you are too. It’s just a lot of fun! Thanks again and I’ll see you in Mt Pleasant.

With a handshake in thought,
Noah Smith

Local Advertising Certificate Donations are a WIN – WIN!

We are asking all members to contact their local newspapers that they regularly use to donate advertising certificates. This is win-win for the Auctioneer donor and the MAA. You will be buying these ad spaces anyway, might as well buy the donated ad at the Benefit Auction and have the money go to the association. You can bring hundreds of dollars to the association with a simple phone call or email and it won’t cost you a thing!

Please find below a sample email. Visit or email for the text to simply copy and paste.

Dear marketing contact that I have sent 100’s of ads to:

I am writing to you today asking you for your help with our Benefit Auction at the Michigan Auctioneers Association Annual Conference this January in Mt. Pleasant, MI. A Gift Certificate towards advertising in your great paper would be much appreciated. All donations will be sold at Live Auction to our membership of professional marketers at our conference. If this is possible please email your certificate or an email stating your donation soon as possible.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you soon.

See Conference information for Competition Requirements.

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Download the donation form HERE