President's Message

What a fabulous time we had at our Golden Jubilee convention!! And what an absolute honor to recognize many of our past presidents who were able to attend on Sunday. It was nice to catch up with fellow reporters and to make new connections from across the country.

It meant a lot to me and the board that the NCRA President, Tiva Wood, was able to attend and be such a significant part of our lineup. Overall, I hope you feel the weekend was time well spent; that you made new contacts; and most importantly, that you had fun while earning your CEUs.

I’m very excited about the energy the convention generated in our board as well as our members. As we begin to plan the upcoming year of events, as always, our focus for our members is going to be education, training, and representation. This board is going to pay close attention that we’re delivering utmost value for your membership.

VCRA would like to thank our sponsors for partnering with us and helping to deliver a top-notch event! Your continued support is greatly appreciated, and we hope you see the value you’ve brought to this association.

Education and Training
Mark your calendars for Education Day! Saturday, March 25th, 2018, we’re back in Richmond for a day of learning. It’s our intention to deliver the same caliber of speakers that we experienced during the convention. We are already busy researching to ensure not only a day of building knowledge but a day filled with interesting topics and real-life stories from fascinating presenters.

VCRA will be introducing a new program this year; TNT – Tips ‘N’ Tricks. This will be a software immersion clinic focused specifically on your software program. The intent is to help our reporters know their software so they can work smarter, not harder. The more you know about what your software can do for you, the more efficient you’ll be at producing your transcripts. A quicker turn- around means more free time to enjoy the things in life that are important to you. It’ll be a “dynamite” day!! We are looking to offer our first TNT in the fall of this year.

Membership
I want to thank you for your support and faith in VCRA. We’ve experienced a steady growth in our membership over the past several years, and we are hoping to continue with this trend. We still have quite a way to go in reaching all reporters in Virginia. So if you know of someone who is currently not a member, share your experience and ask them to join. As a professional organization, membership is important to all of us. First, it allows us to deliver top quality programs, and second, it gives us a larger voice representing our profession on both a state and national level. I trust you see the value of VCRA collectively representing its members before the Supreme Court in establishing a state certification process. We will keep you updated on this effort and our progress. Once again, on behalf of the board, thank you for your support!!.

Warm Regards,
Carol L. Naughton, RPR, CCR
VCRA President
president@vcra.net

 
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