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              2013 NCRA Leadership Conference Summary


Notes from Convention

Leadership meeting 8/1/2013


The color of money

*Tips for convention planning

When planning convention use same hotel annually and ask for a better rate because of that.

Partner with other associations: Regional, surrounding states, Southwest conference of court reporters.

Negotiate with hotel for AV equipment or to get free rooms if attendance number is exceeded. Always ask, “What kind of deal can we make for the board’s business?”

Consider using a meeting planner. They can give guidance.

Contact a local hotel for a recommendation on a meeting planner.

Consider hiring an association management company. Use only a planner that is familiar with associations.


Board/Committee Reports

An audit should be performed at least twice per year .

Select an independent auditor to oversee the audit process.

The association hiring just a part time accountant is important.

The audit will provide comfort for the association.

Consider bonding insurance.

No one person should be in charge of financial duties.

Have internal control, a list of board members authorized to sign checks, dollar limits requiring multiple signatures for checks, handling of cash, forms for check requests and expense reimbursement, process for seeking bids.

Check references for executive management companies. Make sure they have knowledge of associations. The following states have an executive manager: Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri.


STATE OF THE STATE SURVEY RESULTS

Database Management

Where Can NCRA Improve?

Communication from regional representatives with state leaders on issues surrounding our state and events being sponsored by NCRA.

More continuing education opportunities.

Update the online website and resources section.

Help with putting on a convention.

Online “find a reporter” resource needs improvement, although it is getting better.

A hiring guide for judges.


                             Continuing Education

NCRA’s New Continuing Education Requirements Announced.  Click on the following link for valuable information!  NCRA CEU INFO    



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four reporters in North Carolina!  

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