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Membership Committee Proposes an Increase in Auctioneer Category

MDNA Membership Committee Proposes a 5% Increase in the Auctioneer Category

The MDNA Board of Directors has authorized a change to the MDNA Constitution be sent out to the general membership for vote. This was reported in the January 2018 Board Report and in an email from MDNA Membership Chairman Dan Wheeler.

Mr. Wheeler has reported that feedback from his email has been overwhelmingly in favor of this change.


Increase the allowable number of auctioneer members in the MDNA by 5% or up to a maximum of 20% of the total membership. 

MDNA Constitution

Article II — Membership

The Association shall have the following membership classes: Regular, International, Auctioneer, Emeritus, Branch and Senior. No new applicant for International membership shall be elected unless the total number of that class — excluding Branch members — is 10 percent or less of the total membership.  No new applicant for Auctioneer membership shall be elected unless the total number of that class — excluding Branch members — is 15 20 percent or less of the total membership.



This percentage increase will create the space necessary to bring into the MDNA (once vetted and approved) Auctioneer Prospective Members that are currently waiting on space.  These are companies interested in joining and supporting our association now!

The Membership Committee discussed this topic at length and decided to bring a motion to the MDNA Board to increase the allowable number of auctioneer members in the MDNA by 5% or up to a maximum of up to 20% of total membership.  The Board voted overwhelmingly in favor of the motion and approved it to be sent out to all members for a full member vote.

This percentage increase will create the space necessary to bring all three of these companies into the MDNA (once vetted and approved).  These are companies interested in joining and supporting our association now.  This will also create a limited number of slots, if needed, for additional auctioneers in the future.

The Membership Committee feels that being more inclusive of auctioneers of used machinery better reflects today’s business model.  Many dealers partner with and make money with auctioneers in a variety of ways.  We feel this will benefit current MDNA members by providing even more opportunities to make money with auctioneers within our association.

Benefits of approving this percentage change:

  • Auctioneers who are MDNA Members participate in the networking to the benefit of all members
  • Auctioneers who are MDNA Members will have the ability to contribute via sponsorships at Chapter meetings, Convention, Weekend With The Pros, etc.
  • Auctioneers who are MDNA Members are held accountable through the Ethics and Mediation Process.
  • Adding Auctioneers will increase our numbers and “Our strength is in our numbers”

This percentage increase will not:

  • Change the core mission of the Machinery Dealers National Association
  • Eliminate the Auctioneer Category
  • Change or alter the current makeup or voting rights of the MDNA Board

I hope that all members will join me in voting in favor of this update to our constitution.  If, anyone has a question or comment or just want to learn more about the Membership Committees’ work on this or anything please do not hesitate to call me at: 909 348 5610 or email me. 

We will not call for the vote until all members have had time to discuss this topic at your spring chapter meetings.  Additionally, we will also discuss this during the Annual Meeting at Convention.  We will only vote after that.


13 Insider Tips For DISNEY WORLD

MDNA Convention Blog Spot, 13 Insider Tips For DISNEY WORLD

Courtesy of Steve & Joanne Bignell, K. Braly Machinery Inc.Walt-Disney-Studios

  1. Get the My Disney Experience App Here you can link all of your reservations together to create an itinerary. Once you have a hotel reservation and park tickets you can book dining and FastPasses through the app. You can also connect with friends!

2. Fastpasses are the best way to avoid long lineups. For the more popular attractions this is the best way to go. There is no additional fee but there are a limited number of Fastpasses available per day so be sure to book them as soon as possible.  These give you a particular time to arrive at an attraction and go into a special line that is significantly shorter than the regular stand by option. Fastpasses can be modified via the app or at kiosks around the park. Fastpasses can be booked 60 days before your arrival date.

3. Some of the attractions that tend to have the longest wait are:

  • Seven dwarfs mine train (Magic Kingdom)
  • Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
  • Peter Pan’s Flight (Magic Kingdom)
  • Soarin’ (Epcot)
  • Test Track (Epcot)
  • Frozen (Epcot)
  • Toy Story Mania (Hollywood Studios)
  • Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom)

4. Each day 1 of the four parks opens early or remains open later exclusively for resort guests. Take advantage of this! Parks are a lot less busy during these times.

5. Character dining is very popular. If you have little ones that want to meet the characters this is the best way to do it. There is a character breakfast at Cape May Café which is walking distance from our hotel.

6. Disney World has a lot of great restaurants for big kids too. Here are some of our favorites within walking distance from the hotel:

  • Flying Fish (Boardwalk Resort)
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse (Yacht Club Resort)
  • Todd English Bluezoo (Swan and Dolphin Resort)
  • Il Mulions (Swan and Dolphin Resort)
  • Beaches and Cream (Beach Club Resort, Try the kitchen sink!)

7. Some of our other favorite restaurants are:

  • Tiffins (Animal Kingdom)
  • Tutto Gusto (Italy pavilion in Epcot-a hidden gem, walk-ins only)
  • Teppan Edo (Japan pavilion in Epcot-great for kids!)
  • Morimoto (Disney Springs)

8. Dining reservations can be booked 180 days before your arrival (so any time now!)

9. Parking is free at all of the parks for resort guests

10. Once you book your flights you can book the Magical Express. This is a free bus directly from the airport to the hotel. They even take care of your luggage so you don’t have to wait for it!

11. There is a boat to Epcot and Hollywood Studios from the hotel. There is also a path to walk. Free buses are provided from the hotel to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs.

12. Refillable mugs are available at the bakery on the Boardwalk and can be used for free refills for the duration of your stay.

13. Boardwalk is also home to the dueling piano bar Jelly Rolls. This bar is for guests over 21 and is a fun night out!


Introducing the new LOCATOR Directory Brand Stamp

Introducing the new LOCATOR Directory Brand Stamp

LOCATOR Services Inc. is excited to introduce our newest marketing tool.  The Brand Stamp is a new way for you to let LOCATOR Directory subscribers know that your company specializes in the category(s) that matter most to you and to your potential customers.  This marketing tool puts your “Brand” in front of the decision maker’s eyes at first glance.  The LOCATOR Directory reaches over 100,000 end users.

Let the sample Brand Stamp speak for itself!  The right column shows several Brand Stamps as they would appear in the Directory.

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The Details

  • Your Brand Stamp will be 1/24th of a page and contains your Company Name, Phone # and Website, all within the black band.
  • Categories containing Brand Stamps will have “Specialists in {Category Name}” preceding first stamp.
  • You choose the category from the approved category list (See attached list).
  • Your Brand Stamp will be placed within your chosen category.
  • The Brand Stamp cost is just $49 per month.
  • You can expand presence by getting up to 4 Brand Stamps for $69 per month.
  • You can expand presence by getting up to 7 Brand Stamps for $89 per month.
  • Brand Stamps will automatically renew from month to month until advertiser modifies or cancels order.

MDNA Members can receive the Brand Stamp FREE for the first 3 months

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Cancun Share the Ride

Travel Itineraries:

  • Curt Roskelley – Delta Flt. 933 at 3:30pm on Thursday
  • Mark Robinson – Southwest Flight #1607 at 12:05pm on Thursday
  • Dick Goldstein – American Flight 1417 at 1:02pm Wednesday
  • Jack Boecher – Southwest  Flight # 218  at 12:55PM on Thursday
  • Bruce Redenz, Madison Tool, Inc. -Delta Flight # 385 at 3:35pm Thursday
  • Melissa Schroeder Engelhart- DL319 at 7:48pm on Thursday
  • Bob Yeoman – SWA #218 at 1:00pm Thursday
  • Terry and Erika Yoder arrive Delta #713 on Wednesday at 3:10pm.  They have transportation set-up and can take 2 more
  • John Greene- United 1016 arrives Thursday at 2:05pm






Scam Alert, October 21, 2014


TO: MDNA Membership
FROM: Mark Robinson, Executive Vice President

We have just heard from a member who has been approached by a potential scammer.

This particular scam involves quickly agreeing to buy a machine and asking for bank information immediately.

As an MDNA member service we keep a list of all reported fraudulent activity on the Member’s Only Section of the back office.

See the contact information below:

PO BOX 99945

Member Recruitment Commission Program

Receive 10% commission on referring members!

Program is open to you and your FREE IMAGE A boy eating editemployees.

  • To qualify your company must be the first sponsor listed on submitted sponsor form
  • Once approved the new member must re-new after 1 year

Applications & Sponsor Forms for membership are available in the Back Office for you to use or you may also contact Mark Robinson directly with potential member leads.

We know all of our members deal with many non MDNA members who would make great additions to the MDNA, so here’s your chance to get them in and get paid for it!

To help peak potential member interest direct them to information about membership here and encourage them to check out