2012 WCRA Fall Convention

  • 21 Sep 2012
  • 4:00 PM
  • 23 Sep 2012
  • 12:00 PM
  • Stevens Point, WI

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
  • There are two tests: 180 wpm literary and 200 Q & A, .25 PDCs for each leg passed.
  • 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 NO seminars; includes continental breakfast Saturday & Sunday, and business luncheon on Saturday.
  • Includes NO seminars; continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday; buffet lunch Saturday;
  • for administrative purposes only
  • Sponsor a student's convention fee ONLY ($40) Select "Yes" on next page to sponsor a student.
  • 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 Judy Zickert at jzickert1@gmail.com if you would like to use this option. You need a code to activate your registration.

Registration is closed
Holiday Inn Convention Center

1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54482
SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2012
 (715) 344-0200 or (800) 315-2621

The Holiday Inn Stevens Point - Convention Center is located in the central part of the state.  In addition to enjoying the seminars, you can enjoy The Green Circle Trail offering over 30 miles of gorgeous trails to hike or bike along.  And if the outdoors isn't for you, visit the Stevens Point Brewery for a legendary brew while in Stevens Point, WI.

The Holiday Inn offers smoke-free lodging and has a host of great amenities, from the Splash Point Water Park with a three-story slide (height restrictions and limited hours apply, contact hotel directly for details) to their 24-hour Fitness Center. If you get hungry, feast at the Amber Grill. With a game room, patio bar, live entertainment on weekends, free business center, and complimentary wi-fi, you'll never want to leave!

2012 Fall Convention Hotel, Registration & Convention Highlights

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH:

Take Interstate 39.  Take exit #158, Highway 10 East. The Holiday Inn Conference Center will be on the left next to the Holiday Inn Express.  The address is 1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point.

FROM THE WEST:

Take Highway 10 East towards Stevens Point.  Holiday Inn will be on the north (right) side of road as you enter the Stevens Point area.  If you reach Highway 39, you have gone too far.

FROM THE EAST:

Take Highway 10 West through the City of Stevens Point.  Holiday Inn will be on the north (left) side shortly after the Highway 39 interchange.

Hotel Reservation Information

Hotel reservation deadline is August 22, 2012.  

1)   Guests can call the hotels directly.  The phone number to the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center is 715-344-0200 and the phone number to the Holiday Inn Express is 715-344-0000.

2)   Guests can call 1-800-HOLIDAY.  They should reference the group block code (CRA).

3)   Guests can visit the Holiday Inn Website and follow the below instructions.

To book your guest room online:                                                                        

1.     Go to http://www.holidayinn.com/stevenspointwi

2.     On the left-hand side of the screen, in the area where your arrival and departure dates appear, there will be a box that "Group Code". Enter the three letter-block code (CRA) and search availability.

Room Rate is $99 + tax/night

Check-in: 3:00 p.m./Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

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SPONSOR-A-STUDENT

The students need sponsors.  Your donation of the $40 student convention fee, or even a portion thereof, would be greatly appreciated.  Please check the “student sponsor” area on your registration form.  You may also contact Dannielle Copeland at dannielle.cox@gmail.com and let her know you will be a sponsor.

Students are the future of the stenographic profession! 

AGENDA AT A GLANCE (See detailed agenda above)

Friday, September 21

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Early Registration

5:00 p.m. - Realtime contest.  (Room will be available for setup at 4:30 p.m.) 

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  - Wisconsin Court Reporter Week Kickoff Party.  (Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a Wisconsin Court Reporter Trivia contest.  $10 includes hors d'oeuvres & drink ticket)

Saturday, September 22 (.7 CEU)

7:00 a.m. - Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  Deborah Adams - Living Wellness at Work     (.15 CEU) 

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Michael Appelman - Vendor Showcase Seminar:  StenoCast - Wireless for Reporters (.15 CEU)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  LUNCH & BUSINESS MEETING

(Lunch included in registration)

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  - Ed Varallo & Nancy Varallo - GTMO and the StenoOps Team (.15 CEU)

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  BREAK

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  -   Ed Varallo - Realtime: Creating the Demand for Draft Transcripts (.15 CEU)

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  - Town Hall Meeting (Come discuss current issues affecting court reporters)  (.1 CEU)  

Sunday, September 23 (.3 CEU)

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Jamie Hane (Occupational Therapist)           (.15 CEU)

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  - Kristy Bridenhagen & Jennifer O'Brien (Learn more about Special Olympics)  (.15 CEUs)

Total CEUs applied for:  1.00

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REGISTRATION 
Online registration is preferred!  If you wish to pay by check, complete the registration page online, print out the registration page, choose "Manual Pay" and mail in a check payment along with the registration form to the address below.)

Registration form and payment must be received by Friday, September 14, 2012.  

If mailed after September 14, please add the late fee of $25 to your payment.


Mail to:          

Dannielle Copeland

N104 W14063 Donges Bay Road

Germantown, WI  53022


Questions:

Call Dannielle at (920) 344-9453 or dannielle.cox@gmail.com


On-Site Registration

On-site registration is available on Saturday, 7:15 a.m. through 5:30 p.m.  The additional late fee is $25.


Cancellations

A $25 cancellation fee will apply to ALL cancellations.  

E-mail Dannielle Copeland at  dannielle.cox@gmail.com 

to cancel.

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Steno Machine Cleaning Available at Convention

If you missed the opportunity to have your machine cleaned and tuned up at the past two conventions, don’t worry.  You will have another opportunity in Stevens Point. Steve Worth, from Worth Business Equipment near Chicago, will be present on-site to do machine cleaning and tune-ups.  He will be available on  Friday, September 21st starting at 11:00 a.m. until Sunday at noon.  He works on most steno machines, with a couple of exceptions.  This has been a very popular addition to our conventions over the past year because drop-off and pick-up are within hours and you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged during shipping.  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.  We have heard many compliments regarding his service.  The cost will be $208 + cost of parts.  Schedule a time to bring your machine in with Steve directly.  Spaces are limited.  You may contact him at (773) 777- 1474 or at   worth4154@msn.com.



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