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2017 Notary Public Day (NPD) program held at Prince George's Community College, Largo, Maryland - November 11, 2017

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The 2017 Notary Public Day (NPD) program was a huge success! More than 250 prospective, new, and seasoned Notaries Public professionals from the MD, DC, VA metro area, industry officials, and workshop presenters attended this free annual event on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Notary Public Day is coordinated by Elaine Wright Harris, 2009 NNA Notary of the Year, and implemented in conjunction with Prince George‚Äôs Community College, Largo, Maryland. This program recognizes Notary Public professionals for their hard work and commitment to the general public and provides notarial education and information about legal requirements, business approaches, and current events that are important to performing notarial responsibilities properly, effectively, and legally.

Elaine Wright Harris opened the morning General Session with brief remarks followed by an introduction of workshop presenters, and guest speakers. Diane Harley, Retired Major, U.S. Army, and Title Insurance Producer Independent Contractor (TIPIC), acknowledged our veteran attendees in honor of Veteran's Day.

Each year notaries participate in a project to give back to the community. On behalf of all Notaries, Wanda Moore,Title Insurance Producer Independent Contractor, presented a $200 donation to Ms. Jennifer Hatcher, teacher, at Carole Highlands Elementary School, Prince Georges County, Maryland. Ms. Hatcher's acceptance speech included an impressive description of a Pilot Program she chairs to assist non-English speaking elementary school students in the classroom. The students come from various countries around the world.

The morning General Session also featured addresses from guest speakers. Michael Schlein, Notary Division Administrator, Office of the Maryland Secretary of State spoke on Notary Public Ethics. David Green, President of David M Green Bookkeeping and Tax Service, gave a brief overview on Building a Successful Notary Business by Understanding Your Taxes. Our Keynote Speaker, Ozie Stallworth, Director, Electronic Notarization and Notary Enforcement, North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, spoke on A Practical Approach to eNotarization.

Guest Speakers
MichaelSchlein  OzieStallworth DavidGreen
Michael Schlein Ozie Stallworth David Green
Division Administrator/
Charities & Legal Services Div
Maryland Secretary of State
Electronic Notarization and Notary Enforcement Director
North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State
Owner, David M. Green
Bookkeeping and Tax Service
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Each year, The National Notary Association (NNA), the leading authority on the American Notary office, conducts annual conferences in various locations around the country. In addition to conference classes and workshops, NNA presents prestigious awards for achievements and excellence to exemplary Notaries Public. At NPD 2017, attendees had the privilege of meeting face-to-face and hearing from six (6) of these outstanding achievers. Click here to hear each notary of the year and special honoree explain how they earned their unique NNA "tag line" as shown below their names.

NNA Notaries of the Year (NOTY) and Special Honoree
 
JamieLiggins
Jamie Smith Liggins
Louisiana
2004 NOTY

"Dedicated to Strengthening the Professionalism of Notaries"

CarolSalter
Carol Salter
Colorado
2005 NOTY
"Teacher of Ethical Practice Among Hospital Notaries"
ElaineWright
Elaine Wright Harris
Maryland
2005 Special Honoree
"So Much Accomplished in So Little Time."
2009 NOTY
"Commitment to Elevating the Notary Office Through Professionalism and Education"
DanielLewis
Daniel Lewis
Indiana
2010 NOTY
"Doing Things Right One Detail at a Time"
ChristineWissbrun
LaQuita Gaskins
Kentucky
2015 NOTY
"Protecting Citizens As A Veteran and A Notary"
ChristineWissbrun
Christine Wissbrun
Michigan
2016 Special Honoree
"A Strong Sense of Helping and Giving Back"

Dressing for success plays an important part in any business profession. The morning session concluded with a "Notary Public Professionals Dress for Success fashion show" which opened with a loan closing skit (role-played by Felix Adams (TIPIC/NSA), Wanda Moore (TIPIC/NSA) and Doug Diebolt (NSA)) followed by four professional modeling scenes. While Notaries Public and guests enjoyed the procession of cutting-edge ensembles, the audience was educated on the basics in dressing for success while performing notarial duties and attending other notary business and social functions. Two of our own seasoned Notaries, Felix Adams and Rodney Poindexter, were models in the fashion show.

The afternoon session offered a broad selection of workshop topics. Expert presenters shared information on: (1) income opportunities for Notaries Public and veterans, (2) electronic notarization, (3) steps to become a Title Insurance Producer Independent Contractor (TIPIC) aka Notary Signing Agent (NSA), (4) 21st century technology concepts, (5) healthcare notarizations, and other related topics. All attendees were invited to attend a very informative general session on "Building A Successful Notary Business by Understanding Your Taxes." The session addressed business organization, recordkeeping and taxes.

2017 Notary Public Day concluded with lots of prize give-a-ways and a special raffle drawing. Click here to view the special raffle drawing winners.

Meet Our Workshop Presenters
DebbieBest
LeeBialostok
Iris Collins
DougDiebolt
ChristineWissbrun DavidGreen ElaineWright
FrederickHarris
Debbie
Best-Schneidmill
Oxon Hill, Maryland
Lee
Bialostok, Esq.
Valley Stream
New York
Iris
Carter-Collins
Laurel, Maryland
Doug
Diebolt
Lafayette, Indiana
LaQuita
Gaskins
Radcliff,
Kentucky
David
Green
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Elaine Wright
Harris
Mitchellville, Maryland
Frederick
Harris
Mitchellville, Maryland
DanielLewis
JamieLiggins
WandaMoore
CarolSalter
DonnellSmith OzieStallworth ChristineWissbrun
Daniel
Lewis
Carmel, Indiana
Jamie Smith
Liggins
Shreveport, Louisiana
Wanda
Moore
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Carol
Salter
Greeley, Colorado
Donnell
Smith
Clinton,
Maryland
Ozie
Stallworth
Raleigh,
North Carolina
Christine
Wissbrun
Rochester Hills,
Michigan
 
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A BIG THANK YOU to all Sponsors and Notary Public Professionals!
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Thanks to all Notary Public professionals for their financial contributions to support Notary Public Day.
Debbie Best-Schneidmill Wanda Moore Donnell Smith
We welcome donations!
 
Thanks to Notary Public professionals for supporting Notary Public Day by selling raffle tickets.
 
Notary Public Day Raffle
6th Annual Notary Public Day Raffle
A day of recognition for Notary Public Professionals
1st Prize: VIZIO 32" Smart TV
2nd Prize: ION Wireless Speaker
3rd Prize: $50.00 VISA Gift Card
Drawing: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - Notary Public Day Program
General Session (9a - 12n)
Prince George's Community College
Donation: $5.00 Per Ticket
You do not have to be present to win!

A portion of proceeds will be donated to a local school.


And, the winners are:
tv rafflespeaker rafflegiftcard
Vizio 32" Class 1080p Smart HD TV ION Job Rocker Max Bluetooth Speaker $50 Gift Card
Winner
Lankford Poindexter
Bowie, MD
Winner
Mr. Woodard - Susan Amiable church member
Winner
Novella Matthews
Baltimore, MD
TV Winner woodward 50 gift cert winner

Click on links below to visit previous Notary Public Day events.
2016 Annual Notary Public Day 2015 Annual Notary Public Day 2014 Annual Notary Public Day. 2013 Annual Notary Public Day.
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