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    • 10/20/2019
    • 10/22/2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Hyatt Regency - Wichita, Kansas
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     KCRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

     

    "ROLLING ON THE RIVER" 

       

     

    Hyatt Regency Wichita

    400 West Waterman Street

    Wichita, KS 67202

     

         OCTOBER 20, 21 & 22, 2019     

     

    Come join us for a roaring good time at our annual convention.  This year the event will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, overlooking the beautiful Arkansas River.   Don't miss out on your chance to hear a great lineup of outstanding speakers.  Come have fun and catch up with friends and colleagues during our welcoming reception at one of Old Town's favorite hot spots, Emerson  Biggin's.   We have an amazing lunch lined up for you during our Annual Business Meeting.   

    And be sure to bring your luck for another fun and exciting night of Bingo, a/k/a B-I-N-G-O!   Lots of great vendors, fantastic food, informative speakers, great prizes, and fun, fun, fun!  Bring CASH ONLY for Bingo - $20 for your initial Bingo booklet and $10 for additional booklets with some lucky cash winners.  Cash bar also available.  

    Upon confirmation from NCRA and NVRA, CEU's will be added.

     

           SCHEDULE       
     SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
     10:30            Registration and Vendor Setup
     12:30 - 2:00  Future of Court Reporter - Allie Hall
     2:00  -  2:15  Break and Vendor Shopping
     2:15  -  3:45  New Tax Laws and Deductions for the
                         Self-Employed - Steve Criser, CPA
     3:45  -  4:00  Break and Vendor Shopping
     4:00  -  5:00  The Journey of Health & Happiness -
                         Leann Moore
     7:00  -  8:00  Past Presidents Reception
     7:00 - 10:00  Welcome Reception - Emerson Biggin's
                         808 East Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202
     
     MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
     7:00  -  5:00  Registration and Vendors
     7:00  -  8:00  Continental Breakfast 
     8:00  -  9:30  NCRA's Ethics for Court Reporters - Cassy Kerr 
                         (Supreme Court Mandated Session)
     9:30  -  9:45  Break and Vendor Shopping
     9:45 - 11:15  Tactical Communications for the Professional -
                          Sgt. Ruben Salamanca - Topeka Police Department
     11:15 - 11:30 Break and Vendor Shopping
     11:30 - 11:45 NCRA Update - Yolanda Walton, NCRA Board
     11:45 - 12:00 NVRA Update - NVRA rep TBD
     12:00 - 1:30   Annual Business Luncheon & Installation of Officers 
     1:30  -  1:45   Break and Vendor Shopping
     1:45  -  3:15   Gang Recognition and Identification -
                          Sgt. Ruben Salamanca - Topeka Police Department
     3:15  -  3:30   Break and Vendor Shopping
     3:30  - 5:00    Gang Recognition and Identification -       
                          Sgt. Ruben Salamanca - Topeka Police Department
     DINNER ON YOUR OWN
     7:00 - 11:00   BINGO - Come have fun and win some cash prizes!  
                          $20 per booklet (8 games per booklet) $10 for any
                          additional.  CASH ONLY AND CASH BAR
     
     TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
     8:00 - 10:00   Registration
     8:00 - 12:00   Vendor Shopping
     8:00  -  9:00   Continental Breakfast  
     9:00 - 10:00   Legislative Grassroots - Shawn Jurgensen, OJA
     10:00 - 10:30 Break and Vendor Shopping
     10:30 - 12:00 What You Are Is What You Were When...
                           Lee Howe - Leadership Development Manager
        

           HOTEL INFORMATION     

       

    MAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE HOTEL

    You may book online at  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WICRW/G-KCRA You may also book by calling the Group Reservations line 800-233-1234.  

    The room block will be held through September 27, 2019.  Any reservation made after this date will be accepted based upon availability.   

     

    Group Room Rates (first come/first serve): 

    Double Queen Standard:  $121.00 per night

    King standard: $121.00 per night

    The Guest Room Rates are quoted exclusive of any applicable taxes (which are currently 16.25%), applicable service fees, and/or hotel-specific fees in effect at the time of the event.

    CANCELLATIONS:  Accepted 48 hours prior to arrival without charge.

    CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT

    Check-in time for the Hyatt Regency Wichita is 3:00 PM. Room assignments prior to that time are based on availability.  Each guest will be required to supply a deposit (currently $30.00) per night of stay upon check-in to be applied to any incidental charges. (Cash or credit cards accepted). Deposit will be returned to account between 7-10 business days after check-out, depending on the banking institution. Upon check-in, all guests will be asked to confirm his/her check-out date. Departures that occur before the scheduled departure date are subject to an early departure fee (currently a full night’s room and tax).

    Check-out time is 11:00 AM. For your convenience, Video Checkout and Voice Mail checkout are available in all guest rooms.

    PARKING

    The hotel, as a special consideration to the group, will provide complimentary self-parking for overnight guests of the group.

    Discounted self-parking in the parking garage at $5 per day per vehicle for daily drive-in attendees.    

     

     

     

    KCRA'S SILENT AUCTION IS BACK 

    PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING AN ITEM FOR OUR SILENT AUCTION.  IT CAN BE ANYTHING FUN, BUSINESS RELATED, RELAXING RELATED, COURT REPORTER RELATED, OR ANYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES.  AS ALWAYS, ANY DONATION IS APPRECIATED.  FEEL FREE TO CONTACT NANCY RANDOLPH AT nrandolph@ks25jd.org WITH ANY DONATIONS OR QUESTIONS.

     

    THERE WILL BE A RAFFLE FOR A NEW 6th GENERATION 128 GB

    WI-FI 9.7 INCH IPAD AND A MICHAEL KORS SMARTWATCH (HOOKS UP TO APPLE OR ANDROID) - RAFFLE TICKETS - $20 EACH.


    YOU'LL ALSO WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR FUN NEW 50/50 RAFFLE CALLED HEADS OR TAILS

    EACH TICKET IS $5 EACH OR 6 FOR $20!!!!


    The tax deductibility of membership dues and convention registration fees paid to KCRA as an ordinary business expense is subject to restrictions imposed by the IRS.  The nondeductible ordinary business expense portion of your 2019-2020 membership dues and 2019 convention registration fees is 10%.  KCRA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution.

    KCRA welcomes additional legislative contributions to support candidates and legislative initiatives that support you.  Additional contributions are voluntary and do not affect membership rights.  Additional contributions designated as "Legislative Contribution" are nondeductible.

    **No refunds on registration after October 11, 2019. 

    Cancellations using credit card will incur a 10% processing fee when credit issued.

     

                      

      

     

     

     

        

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