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    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 1:30 PM
    • Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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    2017 WCRA FALL CONVENTION

    September 23 - 24, 2017


    Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

    1305 Kalahari Drive

    Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965

    (877) 254-5466

    ROOM BLOCK DEADLINE is expired ... but Kalahari is honoring the rates on a STANDARD size room based on availability.  Must indicate you're with "WI Court Reporters Association" to get rate.

    Hotel Rooms 

    $119 - Friday night

    $139 - Saturday night

    When you visit Kalahari Resorts, you'll know right away you’re somewhere special. Featuring an exciting mix of rides, slides and adventures, it’s an incredible time for the whole family. From our amazing water park to our thrilling Indoor Theme Park, we offer an array of attractions for children of all ages, whether they're 3 or 13 or 30 and up. Plus, with amenities such as Spa Kalahari & Salon, exceptional dining options and championship golf, Kalahari goes beyond your expectations.

    Fall 2017 WCRA Convention Agenda

    Realtime Contest Rules Updated 9-05-17

    Wisconsin Dells - Things to Do-Places to Eat

    Registration includes breakfast and lunch.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

    (Late registration will begin on Sept. 9, 2017)

    Additional Convention Information:  

    Laptops and steno machines are highly recommended for Saturday’s session.  Surge protectors will be supplied by the hotel.  Feel free to bring your own surge protector in case the hotel doesn’t have enough for our convention.

    Charity Information:  This fall our charity is Wisconsin Literacy, Inc.  We will be collecting children’s board books for all ages for the Baraboo Literacy Council’s book drive, or cash donations are greatly appreciated as well.  They suggested Books4School is a great place to order children’s books.  They always welcome bilingual books (Spanish/English) and books with characters from diverse backgrounds.

    Wisconsin Literacy is a non-profit coalition of 75 community-based literacy programs located throughout the state.  Their member programs provide much needed services to adults and families through dedicated staff and well-trained volunteer tutors.  In Wisconsin, nearly a million residents qualify for their members’ services.

    If you would like to support the essential work of raising the reading, writing, math, English language, health, and workplace literacy skills of adults in Wisconsin, consider becoming a Wisconsin Literacy or Wisconsin Health Literacy sponsor.  Many sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more details, e-mail dan@wisconsinliteracy.org or call (608)257-1655.

    Door Prizes We will be giving out door prizes from various vendors and reporters.  If you would like to donate a door prize, please bring the item to the convention and give it to the people at the registration table. 

    Social Package For those of you who are retired or would like to reunite with old friends or attend the business meeting but do not wish to attend the seminars, WCRA continues to offer a social package.  This includes Saturday’s breakfast, lunch/business meeting, snack, and Sunday’s breakfast.  The cost will vary for each convention based on the hotel charges.  It does not include admission to the seminars. 

    Raffle for Student Scholarship/Recruitment & The Literacy:  WCRA will be hosting a raffle, but we need your help!  Could you please support our raffle by either contributing a cash donation or providing a gift basket?  Please contact Tawni Kind at TawniMarie.Kind@wicourts.gov and/or Veronica Williams at Veronica.Williams@wicourts.gov.  

    Sponsor-A-Student Our students need sponsors.  Your donation would be greatly appreciated.  Please check the “student sponsor” area on your registration form.  Students are our future!

    Steno Machine Cleaning & Tuning Steve Worth from Worth Business Equipment will be available Saturday, September 23rd, to clean and tune up machines.  He services most steno machines with a couple of exceptions.  If you know that you need a specific part(s) (tripod, display, etc.), Steve would like to know ahead of time so he has the parts available.  You will need to schedule a time slot with him directly, and he will notify you of his current cleaning prices.  Contact him at 773-777-1474 or e-mail him at worth4154@msn.com.   

    Steno paper Please bring any steno paper to the registration table to be used for future A to Z Programs in Wisconsin.  If you want to donate an old steno machine, please contact Karla Sommer at sommerkms@gmail.com.  She can provide you a donation sheet for tax purposes.

    Realtime Contest:  On Saturday, there will be a realtime contest in the afternoon.  The fee for entering the contest is $15, and you have the potential to earn CEU points upon successful testing.  Check out the UPDATED Realtime Contest Rules above.

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    NOTE:  WCRA convention registrations must be completed on our website at www.wicourtreporters.org.  Your secure online payment will be made through PayPal.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to use the service.


    If you wish to pay by check, you must complete and submit the registration information online.  At the end of the process, you are given the choice to pay by credit card online or manually.  Choose manual, print off your registration form, and mail with your payment payable to WCRA to:

    Mail to:

    Sarah Hart, Treasurer
    PO Box 180651
    Delafield, WI  53018

    ALL MAILED REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY THE DEADLINE DATES LISTED ABOVE.  IF YOU ARE MAILING IT AFTER A DEADLINE DATE, PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHECK FOR THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT.

    CANCELLATION POLICY:  There is a cancellation fee of $25 with notice of 5 days before start of convention and $50 if cancelled less than 5 days before.  The remaining portion of your registration will be deferred for a period of one year for use at a WCRA convention.  Refunds will not be given.

    Questions?  Contact Paula Huettenrauch, WCRA Convention Coordinator. Email: paulawcra@gmail.com




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