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NCRA holds annual membership phone-a-thon

April 29, 2014

VIENNA, Va., March 19, 2014 — The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, today announced that Sandra German, a captioner and CART provider from Alberta, Canada, served as one of this year’s volunteers in its annual membership phone-a-thon.


This year’s annual event brought together seven volunteers from the NCRA membership at its headquarters in Vienna, Va., where they made more than 2,500 phone calls to colleagues over three days. NCRA’s annual phone-a-thon is a member-to-member outreach effort that encourages current members to renew and potential new members to consider the many membership benefits the association offers.


German was joined by: Joan McQuinn, RPR, CMRS, a court reporter from Rockland, Ill.;

Jackie Timmons, RDR, a court reporter from Darien, Ill.; Kristin Anderson, RMR, a court reporter from San Antonio, Texas; Laurie Adams, RMR, CRR, a court reporter from Glendale, Az.; Kimi George, a court reporter from Oklahoma City, Okla., and Rita G. Meyer, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, a court reporter and CART provider from Orlando, Fla.


“There is no greater value than giving back to your professional association or giving back to society by providing captioning for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, or those whose first language is not English,” said German, who holds the nationally recognized certifications of Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), Certified CART Provider (CCP), Certified Broadcast Captioner (CBC), Certified Program Evaluator (CPE), and Certified Reporting Instructor (CRI).


“Through my contacts, support network, and camaraderie with NCRA members and colleagues, I have enjoyed more than 35 years in a very rewarding and challenging profession. I cannot imagine doing anything else,” added German.


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About NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 18,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow more than 5 percent in the coming years. For more information, visit