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Hello everyone!


The 2024 MECRA Membership Drive is going strong. We are processing memberships and are pleased with the results. If you have not had the opportunity to join, feel free by clicking the "Join Now" link.

We would also like you to know that our legislative meetings are now set for the first Saturday of each month by Zoom at 9 am. Simply click our Zoom link at www.mecra.info. The Legislative Dream Team is gearing up and preparing an update. Please stay tuned!


The MECRA Board would like to give a shout-out and thank the following individuals for your support by joining and congratulations to those newly certified:


ALEXA

ALLEN-ROBBENNOLT

NEWLY CERTIFIED

SUSAN

BAILEY

RENEWING MEMBER

D'ANNE

BAKER

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JILL

BEELER

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JOANNE

BETTS

RENEWING MEMBER

MATTHEW

BOHN

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JENNIFER

BRINK

NEWLY CERTIFIED

CARA

BROCKWAY

RENEWING MEMBER

STEPHANIE

BUMSTEAD

RENEWING MEMBER

COLLEEN

BURNETTE

RENEWING MEMBER

ASHLEY

CHAMBERS

NEWLY CERTIFIED

MAI

CHENG

NEWLY CERTIFIED

LAKEN

COOK

NEWLY CERTIFIED

ANDREA

DAVIS

NEWLY CERTIFIED

STEPHANIE

DEATER

NEWLY CERTIFIED

DANIELLE

DECATOR

NEWLY CERTIFIED

ERICA

DENMAN

FIRST TIME MEMBER - SPECIAL

CYNTHIA KING

DREW

RENEWING MEMBER

LAURIE

EAREGOOD

NEWLY CERTIFIED

BARBARA

FELDER

NEWLY CERTIFIED

MELANIE

FINN

NEWLY CERTIFIED

KATHRINA

FLINT

RENEWING MEMBER

SAMANTHA

FRACASSI

NEWLY CERTIFIED

MARK

FRATARCANGELI

RENEWING MEMBER

NICOLE

FRIDAY

RENEWING MEMBER

KELLY

GIESSINGER

RENEWING MEMBER

ARRON

GILLMAN

NEWLY CERTIFIED

SUE

GOERGE

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JEANNIE

GOESCHEL

RENEWING MEMBER

JODI

GORDON

RETIRED MEMBER RENEWAL

MEGAN

HARDER

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JUDY

HARRELSON

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JENNIFER

HARTWELL

NEWLY CERTIFIED

ELIZABETH

HAWES

NEWLY CERTIFIED

ERICA

HENDERSON-HUK

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JULIE

HERR

NEWLY CERTIFIED

MANDY

HODGE

NEWLY CERTIFIED

WENDY

HOLDEN

RENEWING MEMBER

WENDY

HOLDEN

RENEWING MEMBER

KATELYN

HORN

RENEWING MEMBER

CYNTHIA

HORNBROOK

NEWLY CERTIFIED

MICKAYLA

KERR

NEWLY CERTIFIED

SHANNA

KNUDSEN

NEWLY CERTIFIED

MELISSA

LANGWORTHY

NEWLY CERTIFIED

SARAH

LEWIS

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JENNIFER

LOSS

NEWLY CERTIFIED

MICHELLE

MALTAGLIATI

RETIRED MEMBER RENEWAL

SHERRIE

MARINKOVICH

NEWLY CERTIFIED

TAMERA

MARSH

RETIRED MEMBER RENEWAL

AMY

MASON

NEWLY CERTIFIED

DENISE

MASON

RENEWING MEMBER

DOLORES

MAURICE

RETIRED MEMBER RENEWAL

HANNAH

MCGUIRE

NEWLY CERTIFIED

KATRINA

MCLAUGHLIN

RENEWING MEMBER

SARAH

MCNAMES

RENEWING MEMBER

SUSAN

MELTON

FIRST TIME MEMBER - SPECIAL

KELLY

MIKLUSICAK

RENEWING MEMBER

LISA

MILLER

NEWLY CERTIFIED

SHERRI

MOON

RETIRED MEMBER RENEWAL

JENNIFER

MOORE

RENEWING MEMBER

KELLY

MORAN

RENEWING MEMBER

MAKAYLA

MURRAY

NEWLY CERTIFIED

NICHOLE

NOONAN

NEWLY CERTIFIED

COURTNEY

OAS

NEWLY CERTIFIED

SUMMER

OLSON

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JOSEPH

OSTER

RENEWING MEMBER

BARBARA

PASCH

RENEWING MEMBER

MARY

PATTERSON

RENEWING MEMBER

CHARLES

PERKINS

RETIRED MEMBER RENEWAL

MARGARET

PODSIADLIK

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JULIE

POLLOCK

NEWLY CERTIFIED

REBECCA

POST

RENEWING MEMBER

LEANN

PULDA

RENEWING MEMBER

REBECCA

QUARRY

RENEWING MEMBER

BAILEY

RYTLEWSKI

NEWLY CERTIFIED

SELENA

SALCIDO

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JULIE

SANDERS

NEWLY CERTIFIED

KRISTINA

SCHAENOUR

RENEWING MEMBER

MERSADES

SCHAUSS

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JODIE

SCHLAUD

NEWLY CERTIFIED

MICHELLE K.

SCHRADER

RENEWING MEMBER

STACY

SEALS

FIRST TIME MEMBER - SPECIAL

VICTORIA

SHOUNEYIA

RENEWING MEMBER

HEATHER

SILVERS

NEWLY CERTIFIED

DAKOTA

SMITH

NEWLY CERTIFIED

ELAINE

STOCKING

RENEWING MEMBER

DANIELLE

STONEROOK

NEWLY CERTIFIED

CRISTA

TREECE

NEWLY CERTIFIED

KARA

VAN DAM

FIRST TIME MEMBER - SPECIAL

REBECCA

VANHOLLEBEKE

FIRST TIME MEMBER - SPECIAL

ALLIE

WATSON

NEWLY CERTIFIED

SHELLY

WAY

RENEWING MEMBER

MARY

WEGNER-TOWNSEND

RETIRED MEMBER RENEWAL

JENNIFER

WHITE

NEWLY CERTIFIED

JOHNATHAN

WHORTON

NEWLY CERTIFIED

AARON

WILKINSON

NEWLY CERTIFIED

MECHELLE

WITTBRODT

RENEWING MEMBER

EMILY

WOLFGANG

NEWLY CERTIFIED

ALLISON

ZEUG

NEWLY CERTIFIED

CHERYL

ZIPAY

RENEWING MEMBER

COURTNEY

ZYLSTRA

NEWLY CERTIFIED

 

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Hello everyone!


Please note the following deadlines for the CEOs and CERs:


  • January 4th – CEO and CER Orientation

  • January 12th (Day 1) - CEO/CER Course (8 am - 5 pm) - Zoom Only – Registration Deadline: January 1, 2024

  • January 13th (Day 2) - CER Only Course – (8 am - 5 pm) - Zoom Only Registration Deadline:  January 1, 2024

  • February 3rd – All assignments due to instructors

  • February 10th – Approved list of students completing course due to SCAO for testing and evaluations returned to students

  • February 26th @ 6:00 pm – Pre-exam review with MECRA and SCAO by Zoom


We are excited to work with everyone very soon!


MECRA

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Our Mission:

  • Our mission is to provide excellence in court recording and transcription.

  • We strive to provide the best education, mentoring, and leadership in our field.


About MECRA:

MECRA was founded in 1978. Since then, MECRA has grown to be the largest association in the field of electronic/digital court recording in the United States.


We specialize in training CERs and CEOs for certification in the state of Michigan. The training is a prerequisite to testing that is administered by the Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review.


We also provide continued education, refresher programs, video operator training, courtroom procedure, issuance of continued education certificates annually during our conference, and mentoring to our members along with students.


Benefits:

  • Continued education on courtroom procedure, recording equipment, technology updates, freelance training, video operator training, and deposition training.

  • Invitation and discounted rate to our annual conferences.

  • Legislative representation for page rates and other legislative topics.

  • Educational material on our Member Portal.

  • Access to experienced CERs and Freelance Firms to assist you in your day-to-day routines.

  • Annual publication of “The Transcript.”

  • Discounts with trade vendors.

  • Ambassador program and mentoring


Membership: (Dues are payable annually)


  • Newly certified as a CER or CEO - FREE for the 1st year (2023 or 2024)

  • Retired certified CER or CEO - $65 annually

  • First time CER or CEO member - $100 for the 1st year

  • Renewing CER or CEO member - $130 annually

We have conveniently set up online registration for membership and contributions to our initiatives.

JOIN US TODAY! - Click here


NEW in 2024!


If you are interested in investing into our Legislative, Scholarship, and Indigent Initiatives, you may make a contribution to keep our programs viable.


  • $20 - $100: Silver Donor

  • $101 - $500: Gold Donor

  • $501 - $999: Platinum Donor

  • $1,000 and over: Diamond Donor

Invest into MECRA Initiatives today! - Click here


We welcome our fellow CERs, CEOs, Video Operators, and Freelancers!


We are thrilled to serve you!

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