NCRA’s Convention in NYC
NCRA's Annual Convention & Expo will be held in NYC July 30 - August 2 and NYSCRA is the host state association. We hope you are planning to attend! We wanted to alert you to two very special events we are coordinating and a couple of unique items available for purchase.
First, a very limited number of seats are available for New York's exclusive screening of Marc Greenberg's acclaimed documentary, For the Record. This look at what court reporters do and experience has made hundreds of reporters proud of their profession, and even brought tears to many. The private showing will be held at the Helen Mills Theater on Friday, July 31, and feature appearances and Q&A discussion with several film celebrities.
Those who attend will get an advanced online screening (in the future) of a short film from director Marc Greenberg – one that casts a stenographer in the lead role. Those who attend will also get their names in the credits of the short film!
Tickets to this New York showing are available exclusively to New Yorkers until July 14. Reserve your seat today for $30. A limited number of student tickets are available at the discounted price of $20. Only 130 total seats are available. Doors open at 8 pm. The Helen Mills Theater is located at 137-139 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 (between 6th and 7th Avenues). This is not an NCRA event.
To order tickets, visit http://www.courtreportingmovie.com/#!nyscra-screening/c1rzl.
This movie makes us proud to be reporters. Don't miss it!"
Next, we are excited to offer a private tour of the Gallery of Shorthand on Wednesday, July 29! The Gallery of Shorthand relates the history of one of mankind's oldest professions. Its story begins in 3500 BC when the Sumerians, recognizing the importance of preserving thought, created written literacy, and underscores the role of ancient and contemporary scribes in safeguarding these treasures for future civilizations.
Believed to be the only museum of its kind, The Gallery uses more than 30 stenotype machines, 50 books, and 20 pictorial illustrations and artifact replicas to remind what has largely been taken for granted: the role of shorthand in the preservation of thought, and the front-row seats occupied by shorthand artisans at events which have shaped history.
Join Dominick M. Tursi, Gallery Director and NYSCRA's current President, for a private tour on Wednesday, July 29 from 12-3 pm. Lunch reception is included.
Tickets for this special event are $25 and must be ordered by July 22. The Gallery is located at 100 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, New York 11722. For directions, click here. Or take LIRR from Penn Station (34th St/8th Ave). Take 10:12 am or 11:12 am train to Deer Park (Ronkonkoma line), then a 5-minute taxi to Federal Court. Click here for more information. This is not an NCRA event.
In addition, NYSCRA is offering EUloveSteve T-shirts at the early bird price of only $15. Be among the first to honor our very own Steve Zinone as the next NCRA president with this custom-designed NYC T-shirt.
Order by July 11 to ensure your specific size will be available and reserved for you to pick up at the NYSCRA table in the NCRA vendor area. T-shirts in limited quantities and sizes also will be available at the convention for $20. Proceeds go to NYSCRA.
To purchase t-shirts or tickets for the Gallery of Shorthand tour, click here for the order form and return it to Liz Matson at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 703-935-2266.
Finally, we are thrilled to introduce you to The Legends of Shorthand. The result of 35 years of research, this book by Dom Tursi is destined to become an instant classic in the world of reporting. It's already being hailed as "The best book about court reporting ever." Available exclusively at the NYSCRA table in the vendor area, a limited number of presigned books will be on hand and book signing times will be announced. Dom is donating proceeds from each sale to NYSCRA.
New York State Court Reporters Association
43150 Broadlands Center Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20148
Phone: (703) 729-4861
Fax: (703) 935-2266