Louisiana Auctioneers Association
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Catherine Rushing Achord

Sadly, we mourn the passing of Catherine Rushing Achord. She passed on to meet her Lord in her home surrounded by family on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Catherine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister & friend. Catherine was born June 28, 1943. Catherine is remembered by many for her accomplishments. Her friends from high school remember her as carrying the title of Miss Walker High School, as an outstanding All-State basketball player, and she carried the record for most Career points scored in the history of Walker high school from 1960 until 2000 at which time she passed her title onto her granddaughter, Shanna Achord. Catherine served as foster parents along with her husband Norris, and her travels including visiting and serving time in the Christian mission field. Catherine was a successful realtor for many years for Sullivan Realtor. She and her husband, Norris Achord, owned Top Bid Auction for many years. Catherine is preceded in death by her parents, Arnold E. Rushing and Annie Lee Sibley Rushing Alonzo, In-laws Bob Achord wife Beatrice Achord and her infant Grandson Baby John Neucere. Catherine is survived by her husband of 57 years, Norris E. Achord, her sons, Tony Achord and wife Melanie and John Russell Achord, her daughter Kristi Achord-Neucere and husband Charles Neucere, sisters Margie Holland and husband Lane Holland, Carolyn Felder husband Randy Felder, Terry Achord wife Diane Achord, Bert Achord wife Gwen Achord. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren Shanna Achord Boutte and husband Will Boutte, Taryn Achord Roux and husband David Roux, Gabrielle Achord, LeAnna Achord, Kaitlon Jarreau, and Samantha Neucere. She also had six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at South Walker Baptist Church Wednesday, June 14th Located at 13719 Hammack Rd. Denham Springs. Visitation will begin at 10:00am and a service to celebrate her life will begin at Noon. She will be buried at Felder's Cemetery located at Grays Creek Baptist Church. - See more at: http://obits.theadvocate.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=catherine-rushing-achord&pid=185780218&fhid=17425#sthash.JScFoGly.dpuf


Welcome to the Louisiana Auctioneers Association!

The Louisiana Auctioneers Association (LAA) is a state wide association dedicated to improving professionalism in the auction industry and promoting the auction method of marketing. The association offers leadership, support and assistance to its members through our services, conferences and lobbies to protect and establish auction ethics and guidelines. Membership is open to licensed auctioneers, auction business employees, associates and

affiliates of the auction industry.

2017 Louisiana Auctioneers Association Convention

What a phenomenal convention this year!!!


Special Thanks Goes Out To:

J. Scott King, CAI, AARE, AMM "Lessons from Grandad-Timeless Auction Day Strategies"

A look back into the auction profession's roots and how the auction industry has evolved with the digital age but the basic core fundamentals of the auction world remain the same.

“A mediocre auctioneer with a great team behind him/her will become a great auctioneer; a great auctioneer with a mediocre team behind him/her will become a mediocre auctioneer.” 


Larry Oxenham, Author & Senior Advisor "What Every Auctioneer Need to Know About Asset Protection, Tax Reduction, and Estate Planning"

Larry's knowledge and case studies on how to protect your assets was eye opening, we had several members comment on how helpful the presentation was on Saturday!


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Letter from our new LAA 2016-2017 President:

Hello fellow LAA Members,
I would like to personally thank everyone who was able to attend the LAA Convention this past Saturday in Marksville, and for everyone who couldn't attend, we hope to see you next year!
I am honored to be your new president for the upcoming year. Wiley has certainly left me with big shoes to fill. My contact information is listed below, and anyone can contact me at anytime with any questions or concerns they may have.
Kindest Regards,
Wendi Doyle 
LAA President
Bonnette Auction Company
Louisiana Outdoor Properties
3804 McKeithen Dr
Alexandria, LA 71303
work 318-443-6614
cell 337-853-8879
fax 318-473-0391

LAA President Letter - LALB Appointment


New Pending Laws on Continuing Education for 2016 make attending our annual LAA Convention imperative for Louisiana Auctioneers! Our annual convention takes place the first weekend in June every year at the Paragon Casino and Resort Conference Center in Marksville, LA.

LAA Banquet / Meet & Greet: Friday, June 3rd at 7pm

LAA Convention: Saturday, June 7th 9am

Paragon Casino Location: 711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA

Call for special room rates: 800-946-1946 Code: LAAJ03G

Questions? Call Jessica 225-329-5304

Want to Join The LAA?

Benefits of the LAA Membership:

< The opportunity to continue to advance a professional career through networking with LAA Members, State Champion Auctioneers, International Champion Auctioneers, education leaders in the auction industry and like minded business professionals.

< Quarterly Newsletter w/Up-To-Date incites and articles in the auction industry.

< Annual Convention competitions, awards and recognition.

< Auction calendar advertising and social media networking

< A Voice to state and federal regulatory agencies and legislative bodies.



Why Use the LAA?

1) Gain Knowledge – the Louisiana Auctioneers Association offers great seminars and workshops, attend conventions, listen, talk, share, and learn.

2) Improve Image/Get Professional – If you are a member of an Association, you probably feel it will give you ground to stand on when you make a sales pitch. All Talk, No Action, unless you utilize what is available to you. If you are an active member in that Association, you are involved & passionate about the cause-this will help make you succeed. When you are involved in your Association, you gain a world of knowledge & information from the other members-networking. You gain knowledge from attending the conventions. And the more CORRECT knowledge you get, the more Professional you become. Develop and promote the highest standards of ethical business practices. Contribute to the progress and advancement of lawful actions.

3) Increase Business/Network – There we go again with that word “Network”. Meet others in your profession that are as passionate as you. The more we get to know others in our profession, the more we learn and can pass on to our clients or receive referrals from others in the Association.

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2017 Louisiana State Bid Calling Champion         Gary Bussell

Congratulations to our new 2017 Louisiana Bid Calling Champion Gary Bussell and Reserve Bid Calling Champion Wendi Doyle

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