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9/19/2021

Nominating Committee Report:  2021-2022 STAR Board of Directors Slate

The STAR Nominating Committee puts forth the names of the following individuals to be considered by the STAR membership for election as officers for the term of one year and directors for the terms designated of the STAR Board of Directors. These officers and directors will be voted upon at the Annual Business Meeting scheduled on Saturday, October 16, 2021. 

  • PRESIDENT:  Marjorie Peters, RMR, CRR
  • VICE PRESIDENT:  Andrea Wecker, CSR, RDR, CRR, CRC
  • SECRETARY:  Deanna Oaks, RPR
  • TREASURER:  Todd Mobley, MBA
  • DIRECTOR (One-Year Term Expiring 2022):  A. William Roberts, Jr., RMR, CRR, CMRS, CLVS
  • DIRECTOR (One-Year Term Expiring 2022):  Ronald Cope, RPR, CRR, CSR
  • DIRECTOR (Two-Year Term Expiring 2023):  Jo Ann Betler, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, CPE, CLVS
  • DIRECTOR (Two-Year Term Expiring 2023):  Sam Mattern
  • DIRECTOR (Three-Year Term Expiring 2024):  Doreen Sutton, FAPR, RDR, CSR, CR
  • DIRECTOR (Three-Year Term Expiring 2024):  William Weber, FAPR, RDR, CRR
  • IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:  James Connor, RPR, CRR, CSR, CLVS

Click here to view the full report of the STAR Nominating Committee, with biographies and photographs.  The report also includes the continuing members of the 2021-2022 STAR Board of Directors.

All STAR members will receive additional information regarding the Annual Business Meeting in the coming weeks. 

9/19/2021

Proposed Bylaws Amendments

The STAR Board of Directors, along with Constitution and Bylaws Chair Mark Renzi, have taken action to propose amendments to STAR's Constitution and Bylaws.  Specifically, the proposed amendments are designed to update Article IV: Dues and Charges.  

These amendments will be voted upon on Saturday, October 16, during the Annual Business Meeting.  Additional information regarding the Annual Business Meeting will be shared with all STAR members in a future communication. 

The proposed amendments are as shown below.  Deletions are shown in strikeout font.  Additions are in red.

Rationale: 

The proposed amendments are intended to:

  1. Remove outdated language regarding assessments;
  2. Remove outdated monetary amounts;
  3. Remove outdated prohibition of proration of dues; and
  4. Add 90-day grace period for renewal of dues by current members.

The proposed amendments will allow the membership cycle of new and returning STAR members to be determined based upon their join date (i.e. rolling membership cycle).  Present STAR members will remain on their current membership cycle upon its renewal. 

Click here to review a copy of the current STAR Constitution and Bylaws in its entirety. 

5/14/2021

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9/14/2020

Stenograph is pleased to announce the launch of a new training platform called Ascend Training by Stenograph. This learning community will provide exclusive on-demand content, access to live subject matter expertise and peer-to-peer support to empower current and aspiring court reporting professionals to be more productive and profitable.

STAR members receive a 50% discount on all Ascend Training by Stenograph subscriptions.  Click here for more information and to join Ascend today!