After more than 30 years, Carvel Reinsch, a court reporter for the Saline County District Court in Kansas, is retiring. Reinsch told the Salina Journal that she enjoyed the job and expects to still be busy for the next year completing transcripts of court proceedings she has already attended. Talking about some of her memories of the job, she said she once read back for “four or five hours.”
Rosalie Kramm, RPR, CRR, more than fulfilled her childhood dream, reports the San Diego Source. According to the paper, Kramm wanted to run her own business since she was a teenager and now she is the proud owner of three, including a soccer training facility. In addition to Kramm Court Reporting, the court reporting firm she founded as a 25-year-old, Kramm owns Discovery Conference Centre, which provides meeting and interview space for any industry, and The Futbol Factory, a soccer training facility for youths and adults.
“I know how to work hard,” Kramm told the paper. “I learned that from refereeing since I was 13. I’m dedicated to my clients and to these (soccer) students.”
A press release from Stenograph on Nov. 18 announced that Dave Wynne, senior vice president of education, will be retiring after 27 years with the company. Wynne joined Stenograph as vice president of sales in 1986 and has been instrumental to the organization’s sales strategy and marketing over the years. In addition, Wynne has played a role in Stenograph’s expansion into the education arena, establishing Stenograph University and, most recently, playing an integral role in providing quality court reporters to the industry through Prince Institute.
Wynne served on various NCRA task forces and committees and offered a number of presentations at NCRA’s annual conventions. Wynne also volunteered on the National Court Reporters Foundation’s Angels Committee and participated in many of its phone-a-thons.
The November/December issue of DAV Magazine, the official publication of the nonprofit organization Disable American Veterans, features an article by NCRA member Tracey Rae Dunlap, RMR, CRR, about the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and the support it receives from volunteer court reporters and captioners and from the National Court Reporters Foundation. Dunlap, an official court reporter for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, also includes comments from former U.S. Marine and disabled veteran Stephen Cochran, who shared his story during a VHP Day held last August that was sponsored by the NCRF. Cochran served as one of the first special troops deployed at the start of the conflict in Iraq
Dunlap, a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 5578, in Madison, W.Va., is also the proud daughter of a Vietnam veteran and is passionate about volunteering her time and skills to ensure American veterans’ voices are seen as well as heard.
Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of Tom Wheeler, who will take on the role of chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Michael O’Rielly, who will fill a vacant Republican commissioner seat. Wheeler, a former telecommunications and wireless phone lobbyist, will serve a five-year term. O’Rielly had previously served as an adviser to Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn from Texas.
“NCRA would like to congratulate both Mr. Wheeler and Mr. O’Rielly on their appointments to the FCC. We look forward to continuing the productive dialogue that we have long maintained on the importance of high-quality broadcast captioning and the expansion of the number of media markets that are required to caption all of their television content,” said Adam Finkel, NCRA assistant director of government relations. Read more.
NCRA member Joyce Beauchamp, RPR, from Greenville, Wis., and her skills as an official court reporter for Kenosha County were showcased earlier this week in the Snapshot feature of the Kenosha News. The weekly Q & A feature asked Beauchamp what attracted her to the court reporting profession, the skills needed to be successful, and what the most difficult and most satisfying aspects of her job are. Read more.
A special report that highlights an expected shortage of court reporters recently aired on KIMT-TV, which serves Des Moines, Iowa, and the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. According to the report, nearly 60 percent of reporters who are currently working are slated to retire over the next decade. The story features comments from a district court judge about the important role court reporters play in the judicial system, as well as insight about the court reporting program at Anoka Technical College in Minnesota by program director Jennifer Sati and plans by the Des Moines Area Community College to start a similar program in the coming year.
The Nov./Dec. issue of DAV Magazine features an article on page 23 written by NCRA member Tracy Rae Dunlap, RMR, CRR, about NCRF’s efforts to preserve the stories of America’s wartime heroes through its involvement in the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project. The article provides a brief history about the program and highlights one of the stories recorded during a Veterans History Project Day held during the NCRA’s Annual Convention in Nashville earlier this year.
The Oct. 23 TIME included an interview with White House stenographer Peggy Suntum. Suntum, who is considered a private sector employee, transcribes the president’s every public word, a job she has enjoyed for 30 years. Through this position, she has traveled to every state in the Union and approximately 80 countries. In the interview, Suntum conveys many defining moments of her career.