Another successful Court Reporting and Captioning Week has come and gone. We had several of our members throughout the week who reached out to help spread the word about court reporting, either by sharing it on their Facebook pages or actually taking the time to visit schools, all in an effort to share our great profession with students.
Just one such visit was a day in which Sheri Allen, Korian Neal, Sheryl Weatherford and myself visited Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee talking to seven different classes about what we do, along with the many other opportunities and doors that are opened to those that master the skill of reporting. As a result of that visit, we had many students who indicated they were very interested. We left the day’s event very hopeful that our visit would result in new potential reporters one day joining the ranks of our profession.
Additionally, and in case you missed it, TCRA volunteers spent a day in Nashville at the Tennessee General Assembly for TCRA’s Day on the Hill. We had many volunteers: Karyn Menck, Emily Sipe, Georgette Arena, Martha Davis, Sarah Motley, Marilyn Morgan, Stephanie Faulkner, Patricia Nilsen, Bryan Nilsen, Kathy May, along with myself, who worked the booth and showed legislators what we do and how valuable our services are. We hope to make this an annual event, so please consider making plans to volunteer next year!
Last, but certainly not least, our annual TCRA Convention is just around the corner. It is being held June 1-2 at the Four Points Sheraton in Brentwood. Your convention committee has worked very hard to plan a great agenda with some wonderful speakers and fun activities. It will be a great way to network with your fellow court reporters from across the state. We are in need of auction items to raise money for TCRA. Please visit your [convention central] to register or donate.
In closing, I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the hard work that your board has put in to this association this year. We have had some very hard-working and dedicated people serve on the board and on all of the many committees. It truly takes a village and we sure do have a great village in our corner!! I want to encourage you all to get involved this next year. It has truly been a rewarding experience and I am looking forward to my continued involvement next year and in the years to come.
Your TCRA President