“The Wisconsin Court Reporters Association is committed to achieving the highest level of professional standards when capturing the spoken word.  Educational enrichment and technological advancement are vital in maintaining the honor and integrity of our profession while serving the public and judicial system.”  

Adopted in April 2013

President's Message

by Jacqueline Rupnow, RPR, CRI

         As of the end of November, Lindsay has stepped down as President. As       President-Elect, I have stepped into the role of President for the last year of her   presidency.  WCRA is appreciative of all that Lindsay has done for this   profession in her past year as President and in her previous six years on the   board.  We will miss her and wish her all the best.  I know she enjoyed being   part of the board for the past seven years.  We thank her for all her hard work in   advancing this profession and volunteering her time and energy to our board. I   would also like to take this time to thank our amazing board.  Our board of   directors are a group of hard-working, dedicated professionals.  WCRA is very lucky to have such an amazing team working to advocate for our profession. 

As I take on this new role, I want to take time to reflect, take stock of the past year, and plan for the year ahead.  Every year end takes on the same meaning for me.  It is a time to reflect on personal and professional goals and ask these few questions: 

What went well? Reflect on what went well this year and know that nothing is too small to celebrate and bring forward as positive encouragement for the year ahead.

What surprised you? Life is full of surprises.  Think back on any surprises that came your way and then on how you responded.

What did this year teach you? Every experience, for better or worse, can teach us something about ourselves.

What needs to be left behind?  When life and work demand the best of us, it is a good idea to take stock of what's no longer working and might be holding you back.  For me, these most often are old ideas or poor habits. 

And last, and certainly not least: What am I grateful for?  Gratitude goes hand in hand with happiness, good health, and satisfaction in life. 

I challenge all of you to take a few moments and reflect on these questions.  Reflecting on your past year gives you an opportunity to celebrate your joys, take stock of what went well, learn from your experiences, and leave behind anything that is holding you back.  It gets you ready to take on the new year and set your goals and expectations.  Once we know where we have been, we have a clearer vision of where we are going. 

2019 is going to be a promising and exciting year for our profession.  I am looking forward to the opportunity of serving the members of WCRA.   I believe we have one of the greatest associations in the country with very dedicated and talented members. 

If you have any comments, concerns, or questions about our association, or you would like additional information about court reporting as a profession, please contact us at president.wcra@gmail.com.

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