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President's Message


It’s hard to believe summer is already here.  It’s only July, and the temperatures are already reaching the 100s.  I usually don’t do well when it’s this hot, so I’m always looking forward to the fall when things start cooling off just a little.  The good news right now is that baseball is in full swing, my hometown team is doing really well, and July 28 is National Milk Chocolate Day.  Frankly it just doesn’t get any better than baseball and chocolate, unless, of course, you’re talking about one of our StenoCAT conferences.

If you have never had the chance to attend one of our SUN meetings, I’d encourage you to do so.  This is where we have the opportunity to get together and really learn how to use our software.  I think you’ll find that everyone is more than willing to teach you what they know and do what they can to help you with your questions and/or problems.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this group is simply amazing and knows how to have fun! 

Our next conference is going to be September 27 – 29, 2018, in Murfreesboro, TN, and I am really looking forward to it.  I know there are other options for you to get points, but honestly, our conferences offer the most bang for the buck.  Where else can you go for three days of intensive  training on your CAT software, obtain ethics points, and have a lunch provided, all included in the cost of registration?

Our management team has done a great job of selecting our hotel.  We will be at the Embassy Suites.   We have a special room rate that is only available until August   27th -- or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes  first -- so make your plans now.  Michele Hinson, Dawn Scruggs, and Laurie Creech, our conference chairs, have put together a great lineup of seminars and speakers.  Our wonderful StenoCAT technical support gurus will be there to teach classes and provide one-on-one tech time.  If you are having any sort of technical issues or problems with your software or hardware, this is the chance for you to get those problems resolved.


I also have some exciting news about this edition of CATPrints.  G. Allen Sonntag and Jason Meadors have agreed to be contributing authors.  G. Allen has written a wonderful article for this edition called “Windows 10, Friend or Foe,” which I think you will find has a lot of helpful information.  In addition, our resident author, Jason Meadors, has agreed to write a recurring column for us, and we’re calling it “Jason’s Corner.”  Look for that in this issue as well.

I hope to see you-all in Murfreesboro.  As we get new information or updates, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.  In the meantime, go to Gigatron’s website and look around.  They have a whole host of materials that I think you will find useful.  Also, make sure you’re on the latest version of StenoCAT and make sure that your computer has the latest Windows updates.  While there have been some issues with those, please realize that every time Microsoft releases an update that causes something in StenoCAT to go awry,  our guys at Gigatron are getting to work on a fix right away.  So if you have an issue, give them a call.   

So, until we meet again, enjoy your CATPrints, watch some baseball, eat chocolate, and enjoy your summer!  


Robin Cooksey 






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