Greetings, fellow reporters. Thank you for putting your trust in me to be the next president of OCRA. There are many talented and gifted reporters that have come before me and have made this role much easier for those of us that follow.
I want to recognize and say thank you to Gary Woodson and Mike Weatherly for their years of service to the OCRA Board and thank you to the immediate past president, Allie Hall, for your service as president this past year and to all of those that came before.
To the board members who have served before me, your knowledge and experience are invaluable to me and will help me in serving the State of Oklahoma and our profession this year and hopefully those that follow me.
When I was asked to volunteer for board service I thought I would just be a director and do a few meetings here and there. I had no idea what an honor it would feel like to serve in such a capacity. I never thought I would accomplish this goal because until now I never felt ready. I've also never forgotten the familiar saying that good things come to those who wait. I waited and I am ready to represent this great organization.
If you are not a member of OCRA, I would encourage you to become a member today. We, as court reporters and board members have made great strides in our profession but we can't do it alone. We need each member to participate in whatever way they feel they can contribute.
Also, if you have never volunteered for board service, please think of doing so. We are always in need of volunteers. If you need to contact me, please reach out to me by email, phone, text or IM.
It will be an honor to serve as your OCRA president for 2021-2022, Collectively, we can do much more together as a group than an individual. We are all in this together,
Pam Goold, OCRA President