From the President


Hello Fellow Auctioneers!

I hope this letter finds you well in this unusual spring and summer weather pattern we seem to be in.

First, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences and best wishes to the Girard family on the passing of Marvin and hope the healing process goes well.

Ken did a great job setting up our 2019 convention with everything from our educational speakers to our food and venue in Sioux Falls.  In his absence it was an easy job for me to step in and keep things going.  Ken, great job!!!

We already have a good size group of contestants signed up for the SD State Fair bid calling contest in Huron, 25 signed up and possibly more by fair time.  Last years winner, Dallas Hansen of Plainview, NE will emcee the contest and I’m sure he will do a great job.

It’s not too early to start thinking about the Black Hills Stock Show bid calling contest, so contact Dawn to register and get the dates!!

Sometime in January or February we will be having a winter board meeting so if you have any concerns or want to add something to the agenda please let me or Dawn know.

Don’t forget to join us June 11, 12 and 13, 2020 in Oacoma, SD for convention next year.

Until then AUCTION ON!!!

Ted Petrak
2019-2020 SDAA President

2019-2020 South Dakota Auctioneers Association President
Ted Petrak, Chamberlain, SD

Wayne Bessman presenting 2019-2020 SDAA President Ted Petrak the traveling briefcase in memory or Warren Bessman

2019 Peoples Choice
2019 People’s Choice – Back L to R: 2019 Brad Veurink Corisca, SD; 2017 Clayton Keck St Lawrence, SD; 2008 Dan Clark Winner SD; 2014 William (Bill) Eckert Okaton SD; 2009, Ben Meyer Huron SD;
Front L to R: 2015 Jared Sutton Flandreau SD; 2018 Ron Bradeen Custer SD; 2012 Jeff Storm Custer SD; 2011 Don Sweeter Worthing SD; 2007 Val Luckett, Wessington Springs SD.
2019 People's Choice Winner
2019 People’s Choice Winner Brad Veurink Corisca SD pictured with 2018 Peoples Choice Ron Bradeen Custer SD

Wayne Bessman presenting 2018-2019 SDAA President Ken Girard the traveling briefcase in memory or Warren Bessman

Wayne Bessman presenting 2018-2019 SDAA President Ken Girard the traveling briefcase in memory or Warren Bessman

SDAA Peoples Choice Winners: Back L to R 2016 Randy Owen Watertown SD, 2013 Vernell Qualm Platte SD, 2011 Don Sweeter Worthing SD, 2008 Dan Clark Winner SD, 2012 Jeff Storm Custer SD, 2009 Ben Meyer Huron SD, Front L to R 2017 Clayton Keck St Lawrence SD, 2007 Val Luckett Wessington Springs, SD, 2018 Ron Bradeen Custer SD, 2015 Jared Sutton Flandrea. Started the Peoples Choice award in 2007
SDAA Hall of Fame members present at the 2018 SDAA State Convention.
Back L to R: 2016 Marlin Fjelland Clark SD, 2015 Dan Clark Winner SD, 2004 Don Sweeter Worthing SD, 2002 Dale McPerson Rapid City SD, 2015 Wayne Bessman Madison SD, 2006 Vernell Qualm Platte SD, 2016 Terry Haiar Alexandria SD, 2017 Judson Seaman Rapid City SD, 2017 Tom Souvignier Canton SD
Front L to R: 2011 Marvin Girard Wakonda SD, 2018 Richard Wieman Marion SD, 2007 Darwin Fox DeSmet SD, 2012 Chuck Sutton Flandreau SD
Warren Bessman
Wayne Bessman presenting 2017-2018 SDAA President Ben Meyer the traveling briefcase in memory or Warren Bessman
Past Hall of Fame
Past Hall of Fame Recipients at Convention: Back Row L to R: Wayne Bessman, Chuck Sutton, Dan Clark, Don Sweeter, Marlin Fjelland, Terry Haiar, Vernell Qualm, Marv Girard
Front Row L to R: Dale McPherson, Tom Souvignier, Judson Seaman, Bob Penfield
Ben Meyer presenting gavel to out-going President Val Luckett
Ben Meyer presenting gavel to out-going President Val Luckett
2017 People's Choice winner Clayton Keck
2017 People’s Choice winner Clayton Keck, St Lawrence, SD.
Past Peoples Choice
Past People’s Choice – Back Row L to R: Randy Owen, Dan Clark, Bill Eckert, Jeff Storm, Don Sweeter, Ben Meyer
Front Row L to R: Val Luckett, Clayton Keck, Jared Sutton
2016 Hall of Fame
2016 Hall of Fame
People’s Choice award Randy Owen given by 2015 winner Jared Sutton.
2015 Peoples Choice