Details
 

September 11-13, 2020

2020 OCRA Annual Conference (1.5 CEUs available)

CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF OCRA IN 2020! Registration is open!

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris, Westerville, OH

2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE:  RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2020

CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF OCRA IN 2020!


MESSAGE FROM OCRA PRESIDENT TAMMY McGHEE:  The 2020 Annual Conference – OCRA’s Centennial Celebration – was originally scheduled to be held March 27-29 and will now take place September 11-13, 2020, at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris.

Please know that OCRA and the Renaissance are working closely together to ensure that our Annual Conference will only take place if it can be done safely (and legally) with your health as the top priority.  

The rescheduled conference has been approved for the full 1.5 CEUs through NCRA.  The OCRA room block at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris is open and you can reserve your overnight stay at this time at the very, very low rate of $135 per night.  The Renaissance has a cancellation policy which allows all reservations to be canceled within 72-hours prior to your first night's stay, or your reservation will be automatically canceled if reserved under OCRA's room block and the conference unable to go forward.  Reserve your room today without worry by clicking here!

We thank you for your continued support of your OCRA and our profession during this trying time we have all experienced.  We are Ohio Family.  We are Ohio Strong.  We are Ohio Proud!


Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville, Ohio 43082
(614) 882-6800
www.marriott.com

Single/Double Occupancy $135 per night (plus tax)
The OCRA room block is open through August 20, 2020, or until sold out.
Contact the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris directly and use “RCORCOA” as the conference group code, or click here to make your reservations online instantly.


Click here for the 2020 Annual Conference Brochure (which includes PDF registration form)

Click here for the full weekend lineup, seminar descriptions, and speaker bios

>> Click here to register instantly <<

**Cancellation of Event Notice: If the 2020 Annual Conference is canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, full refunds will be issued.**


FUNDRAISING AND RAFFLES


SPONSORSHIP AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND VENDORS!  ALTHOUGH OUR 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED, YOU HAVE GRACIOUSLY CONTINUED YOUR SUPPORT AND SPONSORSHIPS.  WE COULDN'T HAVE PLANNED OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION WITHOUT YOU.

Click here for the downloadable vendor/sponsorship PDF form

>> Click here to register as a vendor or to sponsor instantly <<

updated 7/6/2020

Vendors/Exhibitors

Stenograph

Worth Business Equipment

 

Event and Session Sponsors

Friday Early Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)

Cuyahoga County Official Court Reporters

Friday Late Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)  

Kelly Linkowski, RPR, CRR, CRC, CPE
and
Tammy McGhee, RMR, CRR, CRC

Friday Night Social/Vendor Reception ($400)

Veritext Legal Solutions

Saturday Continental Breakfast ($300)

Midwest Reporting Service (Susan Ingraham, RPR)

Saturday Morning Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)

Gee Reporting (Susan Gee, RMR, CRR)

Saturday Luncheon and Business Meeting ($500)         

Armstrong & Okey
and
PRI Court Reporting

Saturday Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)

Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC
and
Yolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR

Centennial Celebration!  President's Saturday Reception ($700)

OCRA Past Presidents

Doug Ackerman
Gayle Anderson
Douglas Bettis
Jana Colter
Michele Eddy
Lynn Els
Marie Fresch
Ivy Gantverg
Susan Gee
Susan Horak
Allison Kimmel
Bruce Matthews
James Mizanin
Terri Sims
Sue Terry
Yolanda Walton
Lisa Conley Yungblut
William Zaremba

Sunday Continental Breakfast ($300)

Integrity Reporting Group

Sunday Refreshment Break ($200)

The Sues

(Sue Coots, Sue Gee, Sue Horak, and Sue Terry)

Speakers 

($100 each or $300 Friday/$400 Saturday/$200 Sunday)

Friday and Saturday Speakers Sponsor ($700)

Federal Reporters of the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio

Sunday's Speakers Sponsors ($100 each)

Susan Coots, RPR

Ann Ford, RPR

 

General Conference Sponsors

Sponsor of the Century Level ($1,000 +)

  • Pamela Spangler Reis (Richard D. Reis Family Foundation)
  • Cheri Steele (in memory of Vernon C. Steele)

The Prosperity Decade Level ($500 - $999)

  • Clark Realtime Reporting (Sara Clark, RMR, CRR, CRC)

The Pivotal Decade Level ($250 - $499)

  • Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

The Cultural Decade Level ($100 - $249)

  • Suzanne Vadnal, RMR (In memory of Margaret M. Arvay, RPR, and Constance Vadnal, RPR)

Define your Decade Level   ($1 - $99)

  • Allison Kimmel, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

 

Student Sponsors

Eileen Beltz, CRI, CPE

Janie Blair, RPR, CRR

Lance Boardman, RDR, CRR

Susan Coots, RPR

Kim Falgiani RDR, CRC, CRR, HI-CSR

Marie Fresch, RMR, CRR

Susan Gee, RMR, CRR

Susan Horak, FAPR, RDR, CRR (Ret.)

Susan Ingraham, RPR

Maria DiPaolo Jones, RDR, CRR

Allison Kimmel, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

James Mizanin, FAPR, RDR, CMRS, CRI, CPE (Ret.)

Sarah Nageotte, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

Linda Riffle, RDR, CRR, CRC, IL-CSR

Suzanne Vadnal, RMR

Yolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR


CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION PLANNING UNDERWAY

Calling all entertainers!

OCRA Members and Annual Conference attendees:

The Ohio Court Reporters Association is 100 years old and it's time to celebrate!  The theme for the President’s Saturday Night Reception is:  “Centennial Celebration-Through the Decades.”

Last year's live musical performances were a great success and we'd like to carry that forward.  We are going to have several of our members sing a song (karaoke style) from each decade that OCRA has been in existence (1920-2020).  Please consider getting up there and giving us your best from your chosen decade.  It will be great fun for all!  

The songs and order of performance will be prearranged, so submit your song request and the decade you are representing before March 15th to Tim Meinke at meinke.timothy@gmail.com

As we celebrate 100 years of OCRA in 2020, consider adding a sponsorship to your registration to assist OCRA in inviting all of Ohio's movers and shakers who have made OCRA and our profession what it is today to the Saturday Night President's Reception.

And be sure to come dressed for the Saturday Night Reception in your favorite decade's attire.  From the flappers of the 1920s to the rock bands and high hair of the 1980s, your options are unlimited!

Centennial Celebration

 

Printer-Friendly Version


2020-09-11 2020-09-13 America/Detroit 2020 OCRA Annual Conference (1.5 CEUs available) 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE:  RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2020 CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF OCRA IN 2020! MESSAGE FROM OCRA PRESIDENT TAMMY McGHEE:  The 2020 Annual Conference – OCRA’s Centennial Celebration – was originally scheduled to be held March 27-29 and will now take place September 11-13, 2020, at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris. Please know that OCRA and the Renaissance are working closely together to ensure that our Annual Conference will only take place if it can be done safely (and legally) with your health as the top priority.   The rescheduled conference has been approved for the full 1.5 CEUs through NCRA.  The OCRA room block at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris is open and you can reserve your overnight stay at this time at the very, very low rate of $135 per night.  The Renaissance has a cancellation policy which allows all reservations to be canceled within 72-hours prior to your first night's stay, or your reservation will be automatically canceled if reserved under OCRA's room block and the conference unable to go forward.  Reserve your room today without worry by clicking here! We thank you for your continued support of your OCRA and our profession during this trying time we have all experienced.  We are Ohio Family.  We are Ohio Strong.  We are Ohio Proud! Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris409 Altair ParkwayWesterville, Ohio 43082(614) 882-6800www.marriott.com Single/Double Occupancy $135 per night (plus tax)The OCRA room block is open through August 20, 2020, or until sold out.Contact the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris directly and use “RCORCOA” as the conference group code, or click here to make your reservations online instantly. Click here for the 2020 Annual Conference Brochure (which includes PDF registration form) Click here for the full weekend lineup, seminar descriptions, and speaker bios >> Click here to register instantly << **Cancellation of Event Notice: If the 2020 Annual Conference is canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, full refunds will be issued.** FUNDRAISING AND RAFFLES SPONSORSHIP AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND VENDORS!  ALTHOUGH OUR 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED, YOU HAVE GRACIOUSLY CONTINUED YOUR SUPPORT AND SPONSORSHIPS.  WE COULDN'T HAVE PLANNED OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION WITHOUT YOU. Click here for the downloadable vendor/sponsorship PDF form >> Click here to register as a vendor or to sponsor instantly << updated 7/6/2020 Vendors/Exhibitors Stenograph Worth Business Equipment   Event and Session Sponsors Friday Early Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200) Cuyahoga County Official Court Reporters Friday Late Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)   Kelly Linkowski, RPR, CRR, CRC, CPEandTammy McGhee, RMR, CRR, CRC Friday Night Social/Vendor Reception ($400) Veritext Legal Solutions Saturday Continental Breakfast ($300) Midwest Reporting Service (Susan Ingraham, RPR) Saturday Morning Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200) Gee Reporting (Susan Gee, RMR, CRR) Saturday Luncheon and Business Meeting ($500)          Armstrong & OkeyandPRI Court Reporting Saturday Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200) Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRCandYolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR Centennial Celebration!  President's Saturday Reception ($700) OCRA Past Presidents Doug AckermanGayle AndersonDouglas BettisJana ColterMichele EddyLynn ElsMarie FreschIvy GantvergSusan GeeSusan HorakAllison KimmelBruce MatthewsJames MizaninTerri SimsSue TerryYolanda WaltonLisa Conley YungblutWilliam Zaremba Sunday Continental Breakfast ($300) Integrity Reporting Group Sunday Refreshment Break ($200) The Sues (Sue Coots, Sue Gee, Sue Horak, and Sue Terry) Speakers  ($100 each or $300 Friday/$400 Saturday/$200 Sunday) Friday and Saturday Speakers Sponsor ($700) Federal Reporters of the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio Sunday's Speakers Sponsors ($100 each) Susan Coots, RPR Ann Ford, RPR   General Conference Sponsors Sponsor of the Century Level ($1,000 +) Higgins & Associates Pamela Spangler Reis (Richard D. Reis Family Foundation) Cheri Steele (in memory of Vernon C. Steele) Veritext Legal Solutions The Prosperity Decade Level ($500 - $999) Clark Realtime Reporting (Sara Clark, RMR, CRR, CRC) The Pivotal Decade Level ($250 - $499) Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC The Cultural Decade Level ($100 - $249) Suzanne Vadnal, RMR (In memory of Margaret M. Arvay, RPR, and Constance Vadnal, RPR) Define your Decade Level   ($1 - $99) Allison Kimmel, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC   Student Sponsors Eileen Beltz, CRI, CPE Janie Blair, RPR, CRR Lance Boardman, RDR, CRR Susan Coots, RPR Kim Falgiani RDR, CRC, CRR, HI-CSR Marie Fresch, RMR, CRR Susan Gee, RMR, CRR Susan Horak, FAPR, RDR, CRR (Ret.) Susan Ingraham, RPR Maria DiPaolo Jones, RDR, CRR Allison Kimmel, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC James Mizanin, FAPR, RDR, CMRS, CRI, CPE (Ret.) Sarah Nageotte, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC Linda Riffle, RDR, CRR, CRC, IL-CSR Suzanne Vadnal, RMR Yolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION PLANNING UNDERWAY Calling all entertainers! OCRA Members and Annual Conference attendees: The Ohio Court Reporters Association is 100 years old and it's time to celebrate!  The theme for the President’s Saturday Night Reception is:  “Centennial Celebration-Through the Decades.” Last year's live musical performances were a great success and we'd like to carry that forward.  We are going to have several of our members sing a song (karaoke style) from each decade that OCRA has been in existence (1920-2020).  Please consider getting up there and giving us your best from your chosen decade.  It will be great fun for all!   The songs and order of performance will be prearranged, so submit your song request and the decade you are representing before March 15th to Tim Meinke at meinke.timothy@gmail.com.  As we celebrate 100 years of OCRA in 2020, consider adding a sponsorship to your registration to assist OCRA in inviting all of Ohio's movers and shakers who have made OCRA and our profession what it is today to the Saturday Night President's Reception. And be sure to come dressed for the Saturday Night Reception in your favorite decade's attire.  From the flappers of the 1920s to the rock bands and high hair of the 1980s, your options are unlimited!   Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris, Westerville, OH