Our convention is now behind us, and it was a success and very informative. It appeared that all those in attendance had a good time! It’s always nice to interact with other members and share ideas with each other. We always walk away from our conventions knowing that we have support from each other and realize that we all have the same issues.
Please encourage your coworkers and friends to join ILCRA. The greater number of members that we have, the more we can all work together and accomplish our goals and keep this profession strong.
Stephanie K. Rennegarbe, RPR, RMR, RDR, CRR, CBD, CSR-Illinois
NEW COURT REPORTING JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Two officialships are opening up in Wyoming; one beginning January 1, 2014, and the other in May or June. The first is in the town of Buffalo, a small, beautiful town at the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. The city of Sheridan is about a half hour north of Buffalo, and the largest city close by is Billings, MT, about a 2.5-hour drive. The district is quite small, and the reporter would only need to travel as far as Sheridan.
The opening in May or June will be in the town of Douglas, about 45 minutes from Casper and a three-hour drive to Denver. Douglas is a small town as well but about twice the size of Buffalo.
Officials in Wyoming are paid $4,668/month and receive medical insurance, coverage for vision and dental, and the State pays for CEUs. Reporters are paid $3.25/page for the O&1.
Membership does have its privileges, and ILCRA has some great savings for you. We are always looking to increase value to our members, and we have created an exclusive members only discount program with key vendors for you. There are HUGE savings and, if used, will more than pay for your ILCRA membership many times over! We have established discount programs with Office Depot, Pengad, Stenovations, Top Cat, and ProCAT.Click Herefor your savings, but this is for ILCRA members only.
Audio Backup Tapes
An ILCRA member contacted us regarding case law dealing with court reporter's audio tapes. For more information, you may contact the ILCRA Board for case law stating the reporter's audio backup tapes are the reporter's personal property to which the public has no entitlement. NCRA Advisory Opinion No. 38 can be located here.NCRA Advisory Opinion 38
Gallery of Shorthand Seeking Charter Members
Dominick M. Tursi has invited all members to become an early Charter Member of The Gallery of Shorthand. Charter Membership is available to those who enroll (a $45 donation), before the end of the 2011 and runs through December 2012. The Gallery of Shorthand is on the verge of being declared a museum by the State of New York. This will make it the only museum dedicated to the shorthand profession - a wonderful tribute to all of us. For more information, visit http://www.galleryofshorthand.org/or contact Dominick M. Tursi, Gallery Director (631) 712-6108, e-mail:email@example.com