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 President's Message

By Sarah Motley, LCR
2024-2025 TCRA President


Hello, Members! 

I am so thrilled to be serving another term as President of TCRA.  I have served in various roles on the TCRA Board of Directors over the past decade and have learned so much and made countless meaningful relationships along the way.  I have big shoes to fill, and I don't take the position lightly.  I also know that I have so much help from our wonderful immediate Past-President, our Administrator, our returning and new Board members and close friends and colleagues that are always there to volunteer a helping hand.  

Needless to say, this past year has been extremely busy for our profession not only nationwide, but also especially in the state of Tennessee.  With all that has been going on, TCRA is focusing its primary efforts on two main goals for the remainder of this year.

I presume you can guess the first of those goals - keeping our licensure intact.  Court reporter licensure is so important for multiple reasons, and we need to work together to ensure the state legislature and related governmental department(s) refrain from sunsetting our licensure.  The second goal for the following year is to increase our membership numbers.  The TCRA Board and Committee Members and Volunteers all work so hard for our profession, as well as the TCRA as an association.  Simply put, we need more support from our fellow court reporters in our state to be involved in TCRA.  We are working hard to come up with effective and efficient plans of action with regard to both of these goals, and more details will be coming soon regarding how you can help us achieve our goals.

On another note - please plan to attend the NCRA Conference in Kentucky this August.  It is so close to home, it is always so fun to be with everyone, and the most important part - our very own Keith Lemons will be inducted as the new President of NCRA!  He has done so many great things for our profession and the TCRA, and he deserves to be celebrated.  

In closing, if any of you ever have any questions, issues you'd like to discuss, or ideas, please feel free to reach out to me personally, or to our Administrator, Vicki Squires.  We are always seeking input from our members and fellow court reporters, so please don't hesitate to reach out at any time.

Thank you so much for all of your involvement and support, and we are looking forward to a strong, pivotal year for us all.

Sarah M. Motley, LCR

TCRA President