The Statement of Purpose
- To provide a means by which the members of the auction profession may coordinate their efforts for the advancement of their profession and/or services relevant to the auction industry.
- Establish the highest standards of business ethics among its members. Develop and promote equitable trade practices and high standards of ethics in the auction profession.
- Develop through responsible promotion, new understanding and wider acceptance for the auction method of selling.
- Improve the efficiency of service performed by all segments of the industry.
- Collect information relating to the auction profession and disseminate such information to the public and to members of the Association.
- Represent and act for the auction profession before all departments and agencies of the State of Oklahoma and other public and private organizations whose activities affect the profession
- Contribute to the progress and advancement in every lawful manner and do lawful acts and things to promote the welfare of the auction profession.
The auction business is said to be the medium through which the lifeblood of the nation attains greater momentum and brings to the nation greater balance, prosperity and stability. It chases the ghost out of the ghost town. It brings hope, confidence and joy to individuals and communities. It turns the loss of an unsold business into profit for both seller and buyer. The Auctioneer should ever hold aloft the dignity and importance to the nation of his profession. He should never lose sight of his personal and professional integrity, his great responsibility and his sense of patriotism.
The Auctioneer realizes that his profession is both competitive and co-operative and that he shares with others a common responsibility for its honor and that be being true to himself, he is true to all men.
With these principles ever before him, the Auctioneer pledges himself to their observance and to conduct his business in conformity to the following Code of Ethics adopted by the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association.