Executive Corner - April 2015
Who knew? Since our CEU program started, AAERT has seen an increase in membership involvement within the Association. One area of particular interest is our eNewsletter “The Court Reporter”. Who knew we had so many writers among us? Under the direction of our Editor, Gail Malm Armstrong, CER, CET to increase written articles and my suggestion of looking no further than our own members, we seem to have found great writers within AAERT. With recent thought-provoking articles such as (but not limited to) “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Some Thoughts on Proofreading”, “Crystal Clear Audio”, and one of my favorite series of articles on “Mentoring”, it proves that our members are educated, have the knowledge and skills to write about their profession, as well as themselves, but most importantly, they ROCK!
You, the members, also spoke to us by completing our Communications Survey. You told us your top three items you like best about “The Court Reporter” were articles on Grammar and English, Industry News, and Tips and Tricks. With the help of our many writers, we are able to continue featuring these articles.
Another positive outcome from our CEU program, along with a continued effort from our AAERT Board, was the increased involvement from our members to be a part of the many committees and task forces that we offer. I’m proud to say that we have seen a steady increase in our members’ desire to offer their time and talent to the Association. Members want to be involved. We know and appreciate their limited free time to work on committees. AAERT is sensitive to the needs of its committee members, and tries to accommodate them. We also are more than happy to accommodate the committees in their goals to accomplish a win-win for all involved.
Who knew we had so many volunteers ready to help?
Michael F. Tannen, CSEP
Executive Director AAERT