First, I want to thank Dana for serving as our President for the past two terms. It has been a huge commitment on her part, and we are so blessed as an association to have such excellent reporters like herself that are willing to step up, do the work, and serve their profession.
Second, I want to thank everyone in our association for the opportunity to lead our group once again. I am excited to share with you the goals and projects the Board will be working on this next year soon. This is an exciting time to be a reporter in Tennessee. We have had a very active legislative year in court reporting with the passage of a new law, and I would like to send out a huge thank you to our Legislative Committee for all of their hard work. This is one great example of reporters within the association pulling together and getting the job done.
Last, I encourage all of you to renew your membership for this upcoming term and for you to also encourage others to join. We can’t do this work without you, the membership. Consider serving on a committee; however, even if you cannot make that level of commitment, just participate. Anyone that attended the convention saw how much fun we had as professionals and friends. It is those experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime.