HAPPY HOLIDAYS and LET’S CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR!!
I know they say that the older we get, the faster time goes by – and that’s proven to be the case for me. Time goes by and I am always astounded by the brevity of life.
I hope you have taken the opportunity to spend time with your family, friends, loved ones, colleagues, and sometimes a stranger who needs a helping hand. We spend so much time in court, in depositions, captioning TV shows, always rushing to beat deadlines, attempting to be efficient and proficient, that our goals sometimes take the back burner. Many have goals of passing tests, whether it be RPR, RMR, CRR, state exams. Several of you have reached
your goals this year; a lot of us are still working towards this end. Maybe your goal has been to attend career days and spread the word about the huge need for qualified court reporters. Whatever your goals, whether they are professional or personal, I hope that you are satisfied with all your accomplishments this year.
As we enter 2017 (20-EU7), I hope that giving back to your community, your profession, and your state organization, is at the top of your list of things to do. It’s a never-ending commitment. I believe our profession has given us so much – so many opportunities to learn, to share, and to give back. We are a blessed organization in that we have a lot of people who volunteer their time, give of their money, and share their knowledge to so many people. I am truly appreciative and grateful for all of you who do so much. Our board of directors and officers have worked very hard for each and every one of you. We put your needs at the forefront of our decisions. We always need more help, more volunteers, more people willing to do a little to help the greater cause.
KCRA has worked tirelessly in the past number of years fighting anti-court reporting legislation and ideas. I am grateful for all those who have come before me and paved a road that has made my job much easier.
I am excited about 2017 and where we are headed. Start thinking now about what you can do during Court Reporting & Captioning Week. Share your ideas with the rest of us. Utilize our www.kcra.net page. It’s full of websites and links to assist you in promoting our valued profession. On our website, you will find a link that you can enter all of your activities for student recruitment. Whether you went to a career day or a business class, you can enter your information and KCRA gets the credit. This is a contest, so keep up the good work spreading the word. Also, utilize the Kansas Court Reporters Facebook page and post your ideas and events, whether it’s for CRC Week or any kind of student recruitment.
Also, start clearing your calendar for our 2017 Annual Convention being held in Topeka, Kansas, June 8 – 10, 2017. We have visited the venue and it’s gorgeous. If you are willing to help with any aspect of convention, fundraising, anything, please let me know. No workers are turned away.
As I close out the last message for 2016, I say THANK YOU and KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!
Cindy Isaacsen, KCRA President