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S.C. Auctioneers Association Holds Well-Attended Convention; Meares New President


S.C. Auctioneers Association Holds Well-Attended Convention; Meares New President

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The South Carolina Auctioneers Association enjoyed incredible success at its annual convention Jan. 11-13, 2013 at Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach.

Darron Meares of Meares and Associates, LLC in Pelzer won the 2013 SCAA Bid Calling Championship. Also placing in the contest, Paul Yoder of Seneca won First Runner-Up, and Bryan Hope of Ninety Six won Second Runner-Up.

The SCAA also elected 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 35 years. The SCAA has more than 110 members and associates throughout South Carolina and the United States.

Several other board members were elected at the convention. Yoder will serve as Vice President for 2013. Rafe Dixon of Sumter has been tabbed for Secretary/Treasurer. Hope as well as David Yoder of Fair Play will serve four-year terms as directors. Marshall McAbee Jr. of Greer will serve as director through 2015. Ligon, the outgoing president, has been promoted to Immediate Past President.

J. Tony Adams (Elloree), Merle Sharick (Prosperity), Gwen Bryant (Florence), David Taylor (Inman) and Robert Robeson (Chesterfield) remain as directors on the board.

Visit SCAA’s website at, or contact the SCAA office at 919-876- 0687, for more information about SCAA, its members and driven purpose.

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Contact SCAA Executive Services at 919-876-0687 or for further information. Photos available upon request. For more than 35 years, the SCAA has connected, educated and represented auctioneers within and around the state of South Carolina. Its membership continues to climb as auctioneers learn the value of membership as a tool for their future in the industry.

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