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SPREAD THE WORD: OCRA Cardinal Foundation offers Intro to Machine Shorthand program in the Cleveland area

FREE 6-week introductory program to begin February 4th in Independence

Additional statewide programs to be announced for 2020! Looking for a new career? Imagine a career with a ringside seat to all the action! We are called court reporters, stenographers, captioners, speed-texters, realtime communication specialists...the possibilities are endless!

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January 2020 OCRA Highlights

Planning is underway to celebrate Ohio 2020 Court Reporting and Captioning Week

2020 is off to a busy - and fantastic start - for OCRA! Highlights include: Ohio Court Reporting and Captioning Week ~ Veterans History Project Partnership ~ District C CEU/Educational Event ~ District D Mardi Gras Meet and Greet ~ 2020 Annual Conference ~ A to Z Intro to Machine Shorthand Program

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Registration for the 2020 Annual Conference is OPEN!

Celebrate 100 Years of OCRA in 2020

The OCRA 2020 Annual Conference will be held March 27-29 at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris. Members who register for the full weekend/all-inclusive option prior to February 17th will be entered to win a $100 refund

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2020 Student and New Reporter Scholarships Available and Membership Award Nominations Open

Up to $2,250 available to be awarded at the 2020 Annual Conference

Deadline to apply for a student/new reporter scholarship and/or to nominate an OCRA member for a membership award is Friday, February 7. Applications are available for the 2020 Rosalie Stevens Student Scholarship, 2020 Sue Terry Technology at Your Fingertips Student Scholarship, and 2020 Vernon C. Steele New Reporter ScholarshipDetails >

Registration is open for District C's CEU and social event being held February 8th!

Celebrate 2020 Court Reporting & Captioning Week by attending District C's CEU (NCRA approved for .3 CEU) and social event hosted by District C Director Susan Coots. After the educational event at Motts Military Museum, continue the celebration with your friends and family and bring out your inner artist at the glass blowing social event being held at Glass Axis. The glass blowing social event is full. You can add your name to the cancellation list in the event an opening becomes available!

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2020 OCRA Membership Renewal Notice and Membership Drive

What's in it for you? Education! Information! Power! Connections! And so much more!

OCRA values each member and strives to provide benefits and professional resources to help you in each step of your court reporting and captioning career. Congratulations, Jane Proud, winner of a $50 Amazon gift card. All members who joined/renewed on or before November 15th were entered to win.

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OCRA Events

February 4 - March 10, 2020

Discover Steno: Intro to Machine Shorthand

6 Tuesday Weekly Sessions

Independence, OH

February 8, 2020

District C CEU and Social Event

.3 CEU (NCRA approved)

Groveport and Columbus, OH

February 25, 2020

Mardi Gras Meet and Greet, Hosted by District D

West Shore Wine Company

Rocky River, OH

March 27-29, 2020

2020 OCRA Annual Conference


Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris, Westerville, OH

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