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NCRA Convention & Expo

NCRF Fundraiser

Vacation Property Silent Auction

Get ready for an exciting vacation! For the first time at Convention, NCRF will hold a silent auction of fabulous vacation properties. Offerings include locations in Percy Quin State Park, McComb, Mississippi; South Lake Tahoe, Shaver Lake, and Desert Springs, California; Provincetown, Massachusetts; Las Vegas, Nevada; Solitude, Utah; and one donation from a hotel chain with locations all over the world. Winning bidders at other events have reported that they received a great value and had a ball, so start planning your vacations now!

Who: YOU - take a chance to go on an exciting vacation and support your foundation
What: Look for property descriptions in your convention tote bag
Where: NCRF booth #102 in Expo Hall
When: Bidding will take place from Thursday, July 31, through Saturday, August 2. Bidding will close during the President's Red Carpet Party on Saturday night, August 2.
How: Just be the highest bidder. Winner need not be present to win.


Raffle for Spectacular Origami Quilt

You must come see this work of art to believe it! This three-dimensional quilt was entirely pieced by hand by NCRA member Jane LaPorte of Columbia, South Carolina, and donated to NCRF as a fundraiser. The flowers are of a Japanese origami style, each one meticulously hand-stitched by Jane. Some of the flowers are distinguishable, such as bleeding heart, thistle, pansies, petunia, and fox glove; others are whimsical. There are hundreds of different fabrics on this quilt including some from Bali, Taipei, Alaska and Hawaii, and some 50 different fabrics in one flower alone. The actual quilting (sewing the three layers together) is beautifully done by machine. Quilt? Yes, but not really one to be use. This is instead a work of art, something to behold and admire, something to adorn a special place or display on a wall..

Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25. NCRF representatives will be selling raffle tickets at the NCRA booth (#102) in the Expo Hall.


Great things await you at the NCRF booth

2014 San Francisco Convention commemorative pin
Only $5. Many past convention pins are also available for $1. Add to your collection!

Back by popular demand - 2013 Nashville Convention commemorative pin
These were so popular last year that we ran out on the first day, but we have them again, so don't delay! Still $5.

NCRA logo pin
Be sure to get your NCRA logo pin and wear it proudly. This handsome gold-toned pin is right for women and men and will show that your profession and association are important to you. Only $5!

Grab bags are back
Buy a grab bag you might win a $100 American Express gift card! If your bag has the NCRF pencil, and only ONE does, you win, so be sure to look carefully inside. No peeking allowed, but you can shake and feel them. Every bag is different and may hold novels, practice tapes, work-related reference materials, jewelry (some real gold!), notebooks, candy, t-shirts and other fun stuff. Great gifts for students, someone back in the office, or for you. Each bag is valued at $50 or more and sells for only $15.
Become part of NCRA history

Become part of NCRA history
The "Official Convention Register" is a convention time capsule of sorts, documenting attendees since the early 1900s. Come to the NCRF booth (#102), sign the Register, and become part of NCRA's history. The Register is part of court reporting's historical archive housed in NCRF's Robert H. Clark Library at NCRA headquarters in Vienna, VA.

Leave a lasting legacy
Through NCRF's esteemed Legacy Society, you can join the 25 current members and be a part of court reporting's legacy. It's easy through your estate planning. Give back to a profession that has been good to you by designating NCRF as a beneficiary, either through your will, an insurance policy, or stock donations. Visit the NCRF booth (#102) to learn more or contact NCRF at 800-272-6272.


2014 NCRF Angels luncheon - by invitation only

If you are a 2014 Angel donor, you received a special invitation to attend an exclusive luncheon on Friday, August 1. This invitation-only event is NCRF's opportunity to thank its 2014 Angel donors. If you are interested in becoming an NCRA Angel, please stop by the NCRF booth (#102 in the Expo Hall), or contact NCRF's Deputy Executive Director B.J. Shorak at 800-272-6272 ext. 126 or


NCRF seminar - Friday, August 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Powered by NCRF: New tools, tips and takeaways to fuel today's court reporter
Room location: Imperial A
When NCRA members said they needed new and creative ways to better compete in today's aggressive marketplace, the National Court Reporters Foundation got busy finding ways to help. In this seminar, we will showcase the all-new "NCRF Tool Box", a collection of tools and programs that court reporters can leverage to promote themselves and the profession. New initiatives to be unveiled include Career Day in a Box, the NCRF Professionalism Institute, the "I am a court reporter" video, fresh teaching materials, and more. Come and see how NCRF is working to assist you in building your business, strengthening your brand, and acquiring more marketshare.
Presenters: Merilyn Sanchez, RMR, CRR, NCRF chair; Jan Ballman, RPR, CMRS, NCRF chair-elect

NCRF wishes to thank Stenograph for its
generous support of these events!