NAA announces winners of Rose, Massart awards

Two of the most prestigious honors given during the annual CAI designation classes are the Rose Award and Pat Massart Award.

The NAA presented the awards to Auctioneers Buddy Lee and Ruthie Taylor, respectively, during the opening session of CAI 2010 on March 21. CAI classes kicked off this week on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington.

The Rose Award honors the contestant with the best auction summary, which participants in CAI III are required to complete in order to earn their CAI designations. Lee was joined in the finals by these NAA Auctioneers:

  • Tirhani Mabunda, AARE, Tirhani Auctioneers, South Africa
  • Megan McCurdy, BAS, McCurdy Auction LLC, Wichita, Kan.
  • Braden McCurdy, McCurdy Auction LLC, Wichita, Kan.
  • Bobby Ewald, AARE, CES, Ewald Enterprises Inc. Dba Ewald Auction & Realty, Orlando, Fla.
  • Bill Dollinger, AARE, RE/MAX 100 Inc, Louisville, Ky.

The Pat Massart Award honors the CAI II contestant with the best auction proposal, which is required of CAI II students. Taylor of Taylor Auction & Realty Inc., Grenada, Miss., was joined in the finals by these NAA Auctioneers:

  • Warren Ward, AARE, Albert Burney Inc., Gadsden, Ala.
  • Jodi Reynolds, Aumann Auctions Inc., Nokomis, Ill.

This article was sourced from NAA on Facebook.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Sharon, Kansas. For the last 22 years he's worked for Purple Wave. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote the original ATS and AMM designation courses from NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests. During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest music can be found at as well as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.