DSA/LAA Awards

A recipient of the Distinguished Service Award shall meet the following qualifications:

A.  Shall be a member of WCRA in good standing; B.  Shall be a working reporter; C.  Shall not be an Officer or Director of WCRA; D.  Shall have been involved in WCRA affairs on an extensive level, during which involvement the candidates shall have rendered distinguished service to this association, which has contributed to its good reputation, general welfare or worthy accomplishments. 

The Committee may consider, among other things, services rendered to State and other reporting associations, public affairs and public relations, writing for association publications and the advancement of the concept of the superior merits of machine shorthand reporting as opposed to other methods.

Nominations of candidates may be submitted only by voting members of WCRA.  Supporting endorsements may be made by other than the above to support the nomination.  The Committee shall not be limited to the names submitted in any one year, but may consider candidates whose names were submitted during the previous two years.

Your DSA nomination should contain the following information: 

1.   Your name and address; 2.  Name and address of the nominee; 3.  Number of years the nominee has been reporting; 4.  Number of years the nominee has been a WCRA member; 5.  List the individual's creative contributions to the welfare of the profession of court reporting; 6.  List any of the individual's significant and distinguished service to the profession as an active participant on boards or committees of any national or state association of court reporters; 7.  List any of the individual's contributions to the profession in such areas as teaching, editing or publications or other contributions as have served to advance the progress of the profession of court reporting.


Lindsay DeWaide at president.wcra@gmail.com.

The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award shall meet the same criteria but must be a Retired Member.

WCRA Awards

A special thanks to those reporters who have gone above and beyond, given more than was asked of them, and created a better profession for all of us.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Coley Griffin            2003

Wesley Gales          2004

Joan Granger          2005

William Shimeta     2006

No award                2007

No award                2008

Jack Erkilla             2009

No award                2010

No award                2011

Karlye Canfield       2012

                                     Doris Pfeiffer         2013  
     Roberta Bitler        2014

    Colleen Reed    2015

    Richard Kienbaum  2016

     Laurie Ahlin       2017

Distinguished Service Award

                  Kristine Krigsvold     2001

                       Colleen Reed         2002

                       Ed Johnson           2003

                       No award               2004

                       Diane Scott            2005

                       Geri O'Brien           2006

                       Gwenn Bever         2007

                       No award                2008

                       Judy DeRuyter        2009  

                       Jane Jones              2010

                        No Award                2011  
                       Taunia Northouse     2012
                       Ann Albert                2013

       Mary Burzynski  2014

       Christine Willette 2015

       Kelly Powers         2016

               Kathy Jagow           2017

If you would like to nominate someone for either of these awards, please contact the President of WCRA.

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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