2010 WCRA Fall Convention

  • 22 Oct 2010
  • 5:00 PM
  • 24 Oct 2010
  • 12:00 PM
  • Country Springs Hotel Water Park/Convention Center

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Includes all seminars Friday, Saturday & Sunday; continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday; Saturday buffet lunch, breaks
  • Includes all seminars Friday, Saturday and Sunday; continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday; buffet lunch Saturday; breaks
  • Includes all seminars Friday, Saturday and Sunday; continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday; buffet lunch Saturday, breaks
  • Includes all seminars Friday, Saturday and Sunday; continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday; buffet lunch Saturday; breaks
  • Includes all seminars Saturday only; continental breakfast Saturday; buffet lunch Saturday; break
  • Includes all seminars Saturday only; continental breakfast Saturday; buffet lunch Saturday; breaks
  • Includes all seminars Saturday only; continental breakfast Saturday; buffet lunch Saturday, break
  • Includes all seminars Saturday only; continental breakfast Saturday; buffet lunch Saturday; breaks
  • Includes continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday; Saturday buffet lunch - NO ADMISSION TO SEMINARS
  • Includes NO seminars; continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday; buffet lunch Saturday;
  • for administrative purposes only
  • Includes all seminars Friday, Saturday and Sunday; continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday; buffet lunch Saturday; breaks
  • Includes all seminars Friday, Saturday and Sunday; continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday; Saturday buffet lunch; break. LATE FEE REQUIRED
  • Includes display table and Saturday lunch
  • Includes registrations for all members of a particular firm. The amount will vary depending on the number of people attending from your firm as well as the days that those individuals are planning to attend. Student sponsorships can also be added.

    Please contact Chris Willette at cwillette2@gmail.com if you would like to use this option. You need a code to activate your registration.

Registration is closed
                         WCRA Fall Convention

Country Springs Hotel & Convention Center Waukesha, WI

October 22-24, 2010


Convention Registration online is strongly encouraged

CONVENTION REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY,OCTOBER 15, 2010



HOTEL ROOMS & RATES

If you require overnight accommodations, please contact  Country Springs Hotel at 800-247-6640  to make your reservation.  Make sure to mention you are with the WCRA Convention when calling AND call before Wednesday, September 22, 2010, to receive the discounted room rate.

Room Rates

Standard Deluxe Room                     $114 plus tax

(Rooms include up to 4 passes to The Springs water park.)

Hotel Check-in/Check-out:

Check-in:  4:00 p.m.   Check-out:  11:00 a.m.

Deadline for booking rooms:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Country Springs Hotel, conveniently located in  right off of  I-94 in Waukesha, there’s something for the whole family, including the Springs Water Park, which offers more than 45,000 sq. ft. of indoor water fun.  Plan to visit the Wildflowers Restaurant for lunch with the family or dinner with that someone special.  For a more casual atmosphere, Coppers Pub & Grill features sandwiches and salads and more than 100 domestic, import, and specialty microbrews, as well as an extensive wine list and impressive Martini list as well.

For more information, check www.countryspringshotel.com


Directions to Country Springs Hotel

From Madison

East on 1-94 to Hwy. G (Exit 291)
North on Hwy. G to frontage road (Golf Road) East on Golf Road approximately ½ mile to Country Springs Hotel.
From Downtown Milwaukee

Go west on I-94 (to Madison) approximately 20 miles to Hwy. T, turn right.  Go ¼ mile to Golf Road, then left (west) on Golf Road about 1 mile to the Country Springs Hotel.

CONVENTION AT A GLANCE


Friday, October 22nd

6:00-7:30 p.m.         Student Pizza Party, Q & A with practicing reporters

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.       Welcome Reception and Early Registration.  Hors d’oeuvres served.  Cash bar.

Saturday, October 23rd

7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Registration

7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Vendors

7:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.     Silent Auction

7:15 - 8:15 a.m.              Continental Breakfast

8:15  - 11:30 a.m.           Seminar Sessions

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Lunch, Swearing in Officers

1:00  – 5:30 p.m.             Seminar Sessions

Sunday, October 24th

7:15 - 8:15 a.m.              Continental Breakfast

8:15  - 11:30 a.m.          Seminar Sessions


FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
  • Machine Cleaning/Repair available through Sunday at 12:00.  Schedule your time slot with Steve Worth at (773) 777‐1474 or email at worth4154@msn.com

    Steno Machine Cleaning

    Steve Worth from Worth Business Equipment in Illinois will be present on-site to do machine cleaning and tune-ups.  He will be available on Friday, October 22nd at 11:00 until Sunday at noon.  He works on most steno machines with a couple of exceptions.  If a reporter knows that they need a specific part or parts (paper tray, tripod, display, etc.), he would like to have that information beforehand  so that he can bring those parts with him.  Each cleaning takes from 45 minutes to an hour to complete.  The cost will be $187.50. You will need to schedule a time slot with Steve directly because spaces are limited.  You may contact him at (773) 777-1474 or worth4154@msn.com.

AGENDA: 2010 Fall Convention Agenda.pdf

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM: 

2010 Fall Mail-in Registration Form.pdf
You can also fill in all information online and then print that off and mail it in as indicated on the form.

Al Betz ~ The Benefits of Outfluence

Al Betz currently lives in Carroll County, Maryland.  Al was an official court reporter in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland for seven years.  In 1977 Al formed his court reporting and litigation support business, today known as Al Betz & Associates, Inc.  Al was a pioneer in the development of CAT.  In 1973 he was invited by the Federal Judicial Center to participate in a pilot program to test the efficacy of CAT in the U.S. Courts.  This successful experiment lifted Al to national prominence as a leader in CAT.

In 1996 Al formed The Life Histories Center, publishers of personal life stories of its clients.  One of the more interesting projects the company participated in was the story of Daniel Lee, a passenger in the airplane that struck the second of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

His experience writing the stories of others inspired Al to write a book entitled “Polishing the Pearl, the Art of Professional Performance”.  A chapter in the book on a topic called Silent Marketing, which as grown into a larger topic called Outfluence, speaks to Al’s early life experiences as a timid boy and an unsophisticated young adult.  Al credits his discovery of Outfluence and his applications of its principles over his lifetime with his happiness as a human being and his success as a businessperson.  Since March 2006 he has traveled the U.S. speaking to audiences about the many benefits of Outfluence.      


T.E.A.M. Seminar

Training Effective Advocates and Marketers

With the profession facing the greatest challenges in recent history, the T.E.A.M. seminar could not be more timely.   You will become empowered and inspired to be great advocates and market the true value of the professional court reporter.  You will learn techniques that will assist you in making yourself invaluable and allow you to advocate for your job and your profession.  In this interactive seminar, you will work with your colleagues  to develop realtime solutions to realtime problems, and you will leave the seminar with a toolbox full of ideas and opportunities.  


Judy A. Tjoe, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Judy Tjoe, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in breast diseases.  She dedicates her practice to the care, education, and treatment of women with breast cancer, as well as those who have a high susceptibility to breast cancer.  She brings a high level of expertise and empathetic caring to the Aurora Breast Health Program at Aurora Sinai Medical Center.


“The Psychosocial Challenges of Cancer”

by Stillwaters Center, Waukesha

Stillwaters Center’s services focus on helping people to understand that they are an important part of their healing process and offers opportunities to share common experiences, learn effective coping skills and make necessary life changes to promote wellness.

A social worker from Stillwaters Center will be offering information about a personal approach to cancer support for cancer patients and their families.  They will also have suggestions for cancer patients and their families on ways to manage stress and cope with the existential crisis called “cancer”.  Most of Stillwaters Center’s therapies are based on a mind-body-spirit approach to healing, with the focus on the individual. 

If you have any comments, concerns, or questions about our association, or you would like additional information about court reporting as a profession, please contact us at sheripiontek@gmail.com.

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