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Informed Notaries of Maine Annual Education Conference

February 10, 2016

Hooray!! It’s time for Informed Notaries of Maine Annual Education Conference.  This year’s event will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland, Maine and will be a phenomenal event attended by 200 Notaries Public from across the State.  For the first time ever, we will offer three training tracks in the afternoon for registrants to pick from.  Choose between the workplace track, the wedding track or the mobile notary track (or sample a little of them all).  The agenda is listed below and a registration form is attached.  Visit for an online registration form.  Again this year the fees for attendance have remained the same…a real bargain for both the seasoned Notary Public that wants a refresher, the Notary that wants to network and for new Notaries Public that have not ever attended a formal training event.  Cathy Beaudoin and Becky Albair from the Secretary of State’s Office are two of our featured speakers and making a return appearance is the always entertaining Gwen Cole, the wedding nurse.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included and we will have new and returning vendors to shop at during breaks.  Don’t delay in registering, this event will sell out quickly.

DRAFT SCHEDULE  -(Presenters Subject to change)

24th Annual Maine Notary Public Education Conference

Sponsored by Informed Notaries of Maine

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Doubletree by Hilton, South Portland

8:30-9am:  Registration and Continental Breakfast - Network and meet with our great vendors

9-9:15am:  Welcome to the Conference – Greetings by INM President Mike Richard

9:15-10:30am: Notary 101 Part 1- A Review and Refresher presented by Cathy Beaudoin

10:30-10:45am: Morning rest break and vendor visits

10:45-12:00pm: Notary 101 Part 2 - A Review and Refresher presented by Cathy Beaudoin

12:00-1:00pm: Luncheon buffet and vendor visits

1:00-4:00pm Concurrent Business Tracks:

Workplace Track:

1:00-2:15pm: Workshop 1: Hands On: Mock Signing (practice what not to do, how to refuse service.) Presented by Cathy Beaudoin and Becky Albair.

2:15-2:30pm Break

2:30-3:30pm: Workshop 2: Dealing with Fraud - What to do, what are the signs? Recordkeeping. Marilyn Amoroso, Facilitator

3:30-4:00pm: Workshop 3: Last Notary Standing - Chris Wolfe, Facilitator

Wedding Track:

1:00-1:45pm: Workshop 1: Deciding if you want to do weddings. If so, how to get started. Presented by Gwen Cole

1:45-2:15pm: Workshop 2: The Marriage License. Presented by Frances Reed

2:15-2:30pm Break

2:30-3:30pm: Workshop 3: How to Perform a Great Wedding. Presented by Gwen Cole

3:30-4:00pm: Workshop 4: Mock Wedding Ceremony. Presented by Gwen Cole

Mobile Notary Track:

1:00-2:15pm: Workshop 1: Working as a Mobile Notary. Presented by Taanya Pillsbury

2:15-2:30pm: Break

2:30-4:00pm: Workshop 2: More Mobile Notary including Mock Signing. Presented by Taanya Pillsbury

4:00pm: iPad Raffle Winner announced – you must be present to win. Evaluations and certificates.

4:00-4:30pm: INM Annual Meeting and Awards Presentations.

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