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Presidents Message, June 2016

 Presidents Message, June 2016

After a dry to start to the spring we have had some good rains over the last month and things are greening up nicely.

Our thoughts are with the residents of Ft. McMurray as they have a long road ahead of them to rebuild their community. 

Thanks to those that replied to the letter regarding Statutory Declarations.  After reviewing the feedback and speaking with Service Alberta it was decided that best course of action at this time would be to make it possible for Stat Dec’s to be submitted electronically.  We still need some clarification around what “submitted electronically” means and we will keep you posted. 

Our Education Committee, led by Cody Hayes has done a lot of work in updating the 101 and 201 courses as well as looking at other educational options for members.  Thanks to Cody and Tyler Ruttan for all their work on education. 

Things are relatively quiet with AMVIC at the current time.  The main issue we are dealing with is the ability of automobile wholesalers to be able to sell by public auction. 

It has been a very busy spring for auction businesses throughout the province. On the commercial and industrial side prices have been holding up well so far with continued interest from U.S. and other foreign buyers.  The farm auction and consignment business has been steady with well maintained, clean equipment selling well. 

This association exists to serve the needs of its members.  If you have questions, concerns or suggestions please get in touch with me or Lorraine in the office.

Have a great summer everyone!

John Arnold, President – Auctioneers Association of Alberta.

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