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2018 Convention Info


South Carolina State Court Reporters Association's Annual Convention August 15 - 17, 2018 Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort 14276 Ocean Highway Pawleys Island, SC 29585 843-237-3000 (Call for Reservations and Mention "Court Reporters" for the Group Discount) Details TBA

2017 Convention Info


2017 SCSCRA CONVENTION August 16-18, 2017 Newberry Hall 117 Newberry St. SW Aiken, SC 29801 Host Hotel: The Carriage House Inn 139 Laurens St NW Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 644-5888 http://www.aikencarriagehouse.com Agenda and Registration Form on the Convention Forms Page

June 19, 2016


Hello from the 2016 Convention Committee!
Send your registration form to Brenda Sigwald by August 10th.   Her address is shown at the bottom of the form.   Bring your auction item along with the auction form filled out to convention.
This year we have 14 NVRA credits and 1.4 for NCRA. 
We are working hard and getting ready for all of you to attend this year's convention in Greenwood at the Inn on the Square.  All meetings, meals and activities will be held at the Inn. 
Don't forget your door prizes!  And please remember our donation this year to Connie Maxwell's Children's Home. 
Tara has already sent out information about your reservations so make those ASAP!
More information to come!!!!! If you have any questions please contact our Convention Committee Members directly or sent an email through the Contact Us page, and it will be forwarded to the committee.

Click here for full details!

Click here for the agenda and registration forms along with the Auction form to fill out for your auction item.  
Thank you, 
Joy Holston, Tara Scott, Angie Berry, Lisa Amick

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       This year’s conference planning is winding down and we are just a short time away from sending the details out to all of you.  Just as a reminder, please be sure to go ahead and reserve your rooms now at the Inn on the Square in Greenwood.  At last count there were less than 20 rooms reserved, so please don’t wait until the last minute to get yours or you may find yourself disappointed.  Since all of our events and classes are being held at the Inn, it’s the perfect location to stay for the conference.  Be sure to mention SCSCRA 2016 to get our special rate.  You can also add a gourmet made-to-order breakfast in the dining room for $10 extra per day... well worth the price! Follow the link to the website of The Inn on the Square and check out their beautiful rooms and facilities. http://innonthesquare.net/

    We are so pleased to announce that our charity of choice for the 2016 SCSCRA Convention is Connie Maxwell Children’s Home.  We are delighted to be able to help Connie Maxwell with their goals to provide a safe, loving environment to children in need.  Connie Maxwell provides a  home for some children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected and some who have been placed by loving caregivers going through difficult  situations. In addition to the main campus in Greenwood, Connie Maxwell Children’s Home provides residential care and family support through  satellite locations in Chesterfield, Mauldin, Orangeburg and Florence Counties.  Because of this, it is truly a “State-wide” organization that we are helping.  Each year more than 200 children of diverse needs and backgrounds call Connie Maxwell home.  Some children stay as little as a few months,  others for many years. Some arrive alone, others with siblings. Most  are between the ages of six and eighteen.  Children who remain through  high school graduation receive financial support for college.  Follow the link below to their website for more information on this amazing ministry. http://conniemaxwell.com/

    Full details about our upcoming convention activities coming soon, agenda, menus, and speakers.  Our goal is to plan a convention that you won’t forget!  Please spread the word and plan to attend.

South Carolina State Court Reporters Association's
Annual Convention


August 17, 18, & 19, 2016

Inn on the Square
104 East Court Avenue
Greenwood, S.C. 29646
Inn on the Square
(Call for Reservations and Mention
SCSCRA 2016 for the Group Discount)

Click here for Agenda and Registration Documents

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AUGUST 19-21, 2015

It’s that time of year again!  Attend the convention with oceanview meeting rooms!  And while attending the convention, you can also take in the view from your private balcony or take a dip in one of the 18 indoor and outdoor water amenities. Enjoy a meal at The Blue Room Café, catch the game in the Sandtrap Sports Bar & Grill, or grab a cocktail at Fishtails Beach Bar, among many other things to do in N. Myrtle Beach. Barefoot Landing is right close by, as well as Tanger Outlets. While in N. Myrtle Beach, don't miss a chance to visit Fat Harold's on Main Street for some fancy shagging footwork before it's gone forever.

There will also be some vendors on site. And you won’t want to  miss Thursday night’s casino dinner cruise! Please find attached the registration form for the 2015 SCSCRA Convention at Bay Watch Resort and Convention Center in N. Myrtle Beach.

Below is information for booking rooms. We have received continuing education credit approval from NCRA and from  NVRA. There are a total of 14 CE credits available for NVRA and 2 for NCRA.

We have chosen the Reach Out & Read program at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital as our charity this year. Reach Out & Read is an early literacy program providing books for children ages 5 and younger during well-child visits at Palmetto Children’s Hospital. They need new book donations for ages 6 months to 5 years old or monetary contributions. There will be a box set up at the convention for donations. Contact Robbie DeFreese if you have any questions about the book fundraiser.

Click here for full convention details.

2014 SCSCRA Convention Host Hotel: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina (reservations are open)
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Convention Agenda and Registration Info

2014 SCSCRA Convention
August 20-22, 2014
Charleston, SC

I am very excited to officially announce the venue for the August 20-22, 2014 SCSCRA Convention in Charleston this year!! Our venue will be Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina located in Mount Pleasant on the Harbor at Patriots Point. Once you see this place you may not want to leave....ever!!! If you do choose to leave, though, to do a little sightseeing, Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina has two trollies that run every hour to take you Downtown, for free!! Also, for about $10, you can take a water taxi Downtown. How fun is that?!?

We have worked out a rate of $119 per night. Add $10 for each additional person staying in your room. The rooms are not huge so I would recommend two per room, maybe three max. This rate does not include taxes or that dreaded parking fee that everyone charges in Charleston. The parking/resort fee is $12 per day. Still, a great rate for a place on the water in Charleston!! CHR&M has agreed to offer this rate for the three days leading up to the convention (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday), so come early and enjoy beautiful Charleston!!

Reservations can be made by calling the Hotel directly at (843) 856-0028 or (888) 856-0028. The CHR&M reservations office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For individuals to receive the established Group rate, they must identify themselves as members of the Group initially when making the reservation (SC State Court Reporters Association). All reservations must be received by the Group’s cut-off date of July 28, 2014. As of
this date, on-line reservations are not available, but the link to see this gorgeous venue is http://www.charlestonharborresort.com/.

Now, hurry and make your reservation!!

More to come....


Sharon L. Vizer, Convention Chair
Rolayne Volpe, Convention Co-Chair

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Over 42 court reporters from SC, NC and Virginia attended the 2013 S.C. State Court Reporters Association’s annual convention August 21-23, 2013, at the beautiful Bleckley Inn in historic Downtown Anderson, SC, the "Electric City." Among the presenters were Anita Paul Johnston, a world-class speaker who has presented at numerous NCRA and state conventions as well as for local, state, national and international governmental agencies, and Don Scott, past NVRA president.  Click here for full details.

Click here to view all the photos from the 2013 SCSCRA Convention



ANDERSON, SC  AUGUST 21-23, 2013


Convention Announcement - Click here to view the official convention announcement.  Download all the convention documents here.

Register Now - Ready to register?  Click here to register online.  At this time, we cannot accept online payments.  After registration make your check payable to SCSCRA and mail to:  Jo Rice, PO Box 561, Abbeville, SC  29620 within five (5) days to reserve your preferred selections.  Please include a copy of your registration confirmation with your check.

Tentative Agenda - Our agenda is packed.  Earn up to 14 CEUs approved by NVRA and 1.4 by NCRA.

Seminar Descriptions - Read the details of each workshop.  Space is limited in the Group Initiatives/Team Ventures high ropes course.  Please read the course description carefully before choosing high or low ropes during registration.

Convention Fees & Options - Click to view convention fees and meal options.  Registration fee includes admittance to all seminars, vendor exhibitions, transportation to Clemson, meals for attendee, snacks and admission to our fund-raising auction where dinner and cocktails will be provided.  Guest meals, convention souvenirs, etc., may also be purchased at registration.

Steno Reporters Only - Planning to attend Anita Paul Johnston's Realtime Mastery Workshop in Columbia August 23-25 after our convention?  Click here for a special offer for SCSCRA convention attendees from Anita.

Host Hotel - The Bleckley Inn, located in the heart of Downtown Anderson, is the location for our event. The Inn offers guests a glance into Southern history and a journey into the elegance of a boutique hotel experience. Standing on one of the city's most historic sites, wooden floors, a livery stable, and exposed brick combine with modern conveniences to create an atmosphere of distinction. The Inn is a mix of simplicity and splendor, boasting spacious rooms, which have been reserved exclusively for our purposes. In the event we have greater attendance than usual, the Hilton Garden Inn, just minutes from downtown, off I-85 at exit 19A, has been designated as an overflow hotel. This hotel is adjacent to Lake Hartwell, approximately 6.5 miles from downtown. It offers a fireplace in the lobby, fitness facility, indoor pool, and two on-site restaurants, with a number of popular eateries within walking distance. Mention SCSCRA when you call either location to receive our special rates (discounts not available when booking online).  Hotel contact info below:

The Bleckley Inn
151 Church Street
Anderson, SC 29624
Hilton Garden Inn
115 Destination Blvd.
Anderson, SC 29625

Welcome to Anderson, SC - Downtown Anderson is the brightest part of the Electric City! A surge of development has brought Downtown Anderson charming new places to shop, dine, live, and work with others in progress. Downtown Anderson seamlessly blends our heritage with the present and also with visions of the future. You will find a wide variety in Downtown, from traditional Southern cuisine to modern cafes, from antique shops to contemporary art galleries.


2013 SCSCRA Convention

August 21 - 23, 2013

Anderson, SC

Your 2013 convention planning committee has been hard at work to make this year's convention our most exciting and successful yet.  We are planning workshops that will allow us to grow both prossionally and personally by "recharging" our minds, body and spirit.  More details will be revealed at our Mid-winter Meeting on Feb. 23.

Anderson was dubbed "The Electric City" in 1895 when William C. Whitner, an engineer and native of Anderson, built a hydroelectric power plant which was the first in the South to transmit electricity over long distances. The plant, in McFall's Mill at High Shoals on the Rocky River 6 mi. E, supplied power to light the city and also operated several small industries in Anderson. In 1897 Whitner replaced the experimental plant with a larger generating station at Portman Shoals 11 mi. W on the Seneca River. The extra power from this plant powered Anderson Cotton Mills and a streetcar line which was the forerunner of the Piedmont & Northern RR. Both plants pioneered in transmitting high voltage electricity direct from the station switchboard. This innovation helped spur the modern industrialization of the Southeast.

Click here for more information about Anderson.

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