You can shape the future of your profession

You can shape the future of your profession
The benefits to youHERE’S YOUR CHANCE

Help lead the Association dedicated to advancing the court reporting and captioning professions. Join us for a Q&A webinar session on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m. Eastern, to educate yourself about the rewards and commitments of board service.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE

Article III, Section 9 (c), of the NCRA Constitution and Bylaws states, “Only Registered Members who are verbatim stenographic reporters or Retired Lifetime Members who have been verbatim stenographic reporters or Honorary Members who have been verbatim stenographic reporters shall be eligible to hold an elective office of the Association.”

SERVICE AS AN OFFICER (executive committee of the board of directors)

These positions, as a rule, are filled by those who have served or are currently serving on the NCRA Board. Since NCRA has a membership of 18,000 and a budget of nearly $8 million, service as a director is essential in order for the candidate to understand and fulfill the duties that come with such responsible positions.

WHO MAY RECOMMEND CANDIDATES

Only voting members of NCRA may submit individuals for candidacy. These include Participating Members who are verbatim stenographic reporters and Registered Members who are verbatim stenographic reporters, as well as Retired Lifetime Members and Honorary Members who have been verbatim stenographic reporters.

When recommending yourself or another for a directorship, remember that some of the criteria the Nominating Committee looks for are:

  • Dedication and commitment to the profession
  • Good team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outstanding reputation and character
  • Strong leadership

Board service is uncompensated and requires significant time commitments. Most expenses involved in Board service are reimbursable.

NOW’S YOUR CHANCE!

If you are interested in serving or know someone who would make a great Board member, tune in to the webinar on Jan. 7, at 9 p.m. Eastern, and submit the Declaration of Candidacy/Candidate Recommendation form today!

THE ELECTION PROCESS

As provided in the Constitution and Bylaws, the Nominating Committee will meet at least 90 days prior to the July 31- Aug. 3 San Francisco convention to draw up a slate of nominees for the following offi ces of the association to be elected at the Annual Business Meeting:

  • President-Elect
  • Vice President
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • Three Directors

MEMBERS OF THE 2013-2014 NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Chair:

Tami Keenan, RPR, CPE

Members:

Jan Ballman, RPR, CMRS

Mary Burzynski, RPR

Early Langley, RMR

Cathy Phillips, RMR, CMRS

Alternate:

Mark Renzi, RPR

TERMS OF OFFICE

No elected officer shall serve for more than one full term in the same office except the Secretary-Treasurer, who may serve for no more than three consecutive terms. Directors may only be reelected if at least one year has elapsed since the end of their prior term.

DIRECTORS WITH TERMS EXPIRING IN 2014

Toni C. O’Neill, RPR, FAPR
Christine J. Willette, RDR, CRR, CCP
Nativa P. Wood, RDR, CMRS, FAPR

Secretary-Treasurer Steve Zinone is eligible for renomination as Secretary- Treasurer during 2013-2014. All current Board members, including those directors whose terms expire in 2014, are eligible for election to a higher office.

Director Nativa Wood was elected by the membership in 2012 to fill the two year Director vacancy created by Steve Zinone upon his election to the office of Secretary-Treasurer. Ms. Wood is eligible for nomination to a three-year Director term in 2014.

DECLARE YOUR CANDIDACY OR RECOMMEND A CANDIDATE

Take this opportunity to make a difference in the future of reporting. Declare your candidacy or send the names of your recommended candidates to Nominating Committee Chair Tami Keenan, RPR, CPE, c/o NCRA headquarters. Nominations must be received at NCRA headquarters by Jan. 3.

Webinar January 7

If you are interested in attending the webinar on Jan. 7, please send your name and email address to Laura Butler to be added to the webinar invitation list. You can contact her at lbutler@ncra.org or 800-272-6272.

Declare your candidacy or recommend a candidate.

Your nomination should include:

1) your name and address;

2) the name and address of the person you are recommending;

3) the offi ce to which you are recommending the individual; and

4) the qualifi cations of you or said individual brings to the Board of Directors.

Nominations should be submitted to boardnominations@ncra.org by Jan. 3, 2014