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Volunteer Opportunity – You Can Make a Difference!

By Tricia Pfeifer | Oct 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Volunteer Opportunity – You Can Make a Difference!

As we all know, the rule regarding third-party contracting is not clear.    I attended the Board of Examiners meeting on September 8th and talked with Judge McCain and Krystal Mann regarding our concerns.   Judge McCain understands.   He said the Board would be happy to consider proposed changes to the wording of Section 22. If…

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SHOP LOCAL tables – reserve yours now!

By Tricia Pfeifer | Oct 1, 2018 | Comments Off on SHOP LOCAL tables – reserve yours now!

As you-all know, the spring meeting will be held April 26-27, 2019 at the Red Apple Inn.  The board met yesterday to plan the 2019 spring meeting.  We discussed lots of fun, new ideas for our next meeting…..you won’t want to miss it! We know everyone loves shopping, so we decided to incorporate shopping with…

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Notification to Members

By Tricia Pfeifer | Sep 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Notification to Members

Your ACRA board is diligently working to improve and grow our organization.   Our goal is to serve our members well, and one of the ways we can do that is to keep you informed of improvements and updates within our organization. This is informational only.   No action is required by our members.  However, if you…

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2019 ACRA spring meeting planning

By Tricia Pfeifer | Sep 19, 2018 | Comments Off on 2019 ACRA spring meeting planning

The ACRA board is meeting at the end of September to start planning for the April 26 and 27, 2019 meeting at the Red Apple Inn in Heber Springs.  If you have suggestions for topics, speakers, anything at all, send us an email and let us know!   We want to hear from you!

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Eclipse User Group UPDATE

By Tricia Pfeifer | Sep 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Eclipse User Group UPDATE

Arkansas Eclipse Users Group Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pulaski County Courthouse Fourth Floor, Room 420 401 West Markham Little Rock, Arkansas Arkansas CE Credits (3) No charge All welcome! (Steno and Vox)

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Need a few extra CE points before the end of the year?

By Tricia Pfeifer | Sep 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Need a few extra CE points before the end of the year?

Please contact Sharon Fields or Gary Pritsch for details. Eclipse Users Group All Welcome (Steno and Voice)! Saturday, September 22, 2018 Little Rock, Arkansas 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. Location to be announced Arkansas CE credits approved Questions:  Gary Pritsch                       Sharon Fields

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Want to know a little about the new ACRA Board? Here’s some fun background.

By Tricia Pfeifer | Aug 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Want to know a little about the new ACRA Board? Here’s some fun background.

What made us want to become court reporters?   TRICIA PFEIFER: When I was younger I enjoyed watching legal shows.  I thought I wanted to be an attorney when I grew up because I loved the courtroom action, but reality hit and I knew that was not a good career choice for me since I…

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Welcome Cris Brasuell as our new ACRA secretary

By Tricia Pfeifer | Aug 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Welcome Cris Brasuell as our new ACRA secretary

ACRA is excited to announce that Cris Brasuell has accepted the position as secretary.   A big thank you to Cris for volunteering your time to serve! We have an amazing Board and we are all so excited to start planning a great spring meeting!

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Welcome Jannie Condley as our new ACRA treasurer

By Tricia Pfeifer | Jul 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Welcome Jannie Condley as our new ACRA treasurer

Mike Ashcraft resigned as treasurer.   Jannie Condley, who had just accepted a position on the Board as secretary, has nonprofit and small business owner experience, plus state and local board experience.   She has also kept the books on the board she was previously on, maintained financial records, produced financial reports, and has worked extensively with…

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ACRA Nominating Committee Recommendation for Election to ACRA Board

By webmaster | Jun 17, 2018 | Comments Off on ACRA Nominating Committee Recommendation for Election to ACRA Board

ACRA Nominating Committee recommends the following persons for election to ACRA Board: Vice President Valarie Flora I have been a stenographer for 30 years, having first been certified in Texas where I worked there as a freelance reporter. I served as an officer of the Tarrant County Court Reporters Association, resigning from the seat of…

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