Be a part of the great educational opportunities available each spring and fall at WCRA conventions!   

You'll be glad you did!


WCRA 2019 Fall Convention - October 25-27, 2019

The Osthoff Resort - Elkhart Lake

"Let's Talk Hot Topics" with J. Wesley Webendorfer, JD, WCRA lobbyist
and WCRA President Jackie Rupnow

Anissa Nierenberger, RPR, CRR, CRC, CRI presented three seminars to our attendees

Stephanie Bellin presented "Cultural Sensitivity-Diving Deeper into Unconscious Bias"

Student Seminar

Karla Sommer was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Service Award

Meredith Seymour received the 2019 Kelly Powers New Professional Scholarship

Installation of officers by Lance Boardman, NCRA representative

Installation of directors by Lance Boardman, NCRA representative

Technology presentation by Lance Boardman, NCRA representative

"Truth in Justice" presentation by Ed Jelinski, JD


WCRA 2019 Spring Convention - April 6, 2019

Lakeshore Technical College - Cleveland

Grand prize for the A to Z raffle

Karla Sommer and Mary Bader present on the A to Z program

Student Session: New Reporter Roundtable
(Whitney Berndt, Meredith Seymour, Colleen Clark, Sam Shallue)

Gary Schmidt:  My Journey from Court Reporter to Lawyer

Wes Webendorfer, WCRA Lobbyist
Lobbying:  What is it and Why is it Important to WCRA?

Honorable James Bayorgeon:  Presiding over the Monfils case

Honorable John Zakowski:  Prosecuting the Monfils case

Avram Berk, JD:  Defending the Monfils case


WCRA Fall Convention - October 20-21, 2018

The Lismore - Eau Claire 


Spring Convention - April 7, 2018

Fox Valley Technical College



Fall Convention - September 23-24, 2017

Kalahari Resort - Wisconsin Dells



August 2017

NCRA Convention - Las Vegas

Chris Willette installed as NCRA President



Spring Convention - April 1, 2017

LTC - Cleveland



WCRA Spring Convention ~ April 2010

The Plaza - Eau Claire

Cathy Logan - Pro-Cat

             Lisa Carey - Stenograph

            Rick Louie - StenoCAT


Learning something new and having fun juggling scarfs with the "Laughter Works" session. 

Don't be afraid to try something new.

WCRA President Mary Burzynski addresses attendees at the Saturday luncheon.  Mary gave an update of current issues affecting WCRA members and the reporting profession in general.

Convention Coordinators Judy Zickert and Michelle Stello with speakers at our spring convention.  This was Judy and Michelle's first convention.  They did a fantastic job!  Thanks, ladies.

Worth Business Equipment attended the convention.  They were available throughout Friday and Saturday for attendees to drop off their machines in need of cleaning and/or repair.  The machines were cleaned, repaired, and returned, eliminating the need for shipping costs, the cost of a loaner, and periods of time without your machine.  Many reporters took advantage of this great service.  They will again be present at our fall convention in Waukesha.

WRCA Fall Convention ~ October 2009

Osthoff Resort ~ Elkhart Lake

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NCRA Annual Convention August 2009 Washington, DC

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        Karen Yates, Chris Willette | Dinner with Wisconsin friends |  Cruising the Potomac

        & Kathy DiLorenzo            |                                            |

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Karen Yates & Ed Johnson

Ed receives the FAPR designation.  Congratulations, Ed!

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Spring 2009 - Appleton 

                                       Realtime Contest

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Preparing for the contest

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And the winners are!!!  Congratulations, Ladies!

(L to R)  Jessie Waack, 2nd Place; Karla Sommer, 1st Place; and  Deborah Duquaine, 3rd Place. 

Old and New Friends

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Testing the hands on a new machine

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Convention Committee

Great Lakes Convention - Fall 2008 - Chicago




Kathy gets installed


Raffle winners!!!


Lillian Morson - The punctuation queen!




                                    Dave Wynne - Survival in a Changing Environment!!


NCRA Past President Kathy DiLorenzo





Captioning/CART break-out session including Tammy Uhl








Tammy, Karla and Geri enjoying court reporter bonding time!

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