Last year, CEA’s first ever virtual Conference was a big success. Depending on COVID requirements, the 2021 Conference may be virtual, live or a hybrid - but in any event, the show will go on, and you won’t want to miss it, and OCEA will be awarding scholarships! Look for a flyer coming out in May with details on how to submit your application. CEA Conference dates are October 7-9, currently scheduled to be held at the Hilton in Costa Mesa.
MISMO Workgroup Meeting for RON
If you’re interested in participating in MISMO’s meetings for Remote Online Notarization, everyone is welcome to attend! Get the most up-to-date information on the status of “RON” as it moves toward becoming reality. Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on GoToMeeting - https://www.gotomeet.me/MISMO4, dial in number: (872) 240-3212, Meeting Access Code 122-295-005.
UPCOMING OCEA MEETINGS
If you haven’t yet registered, there may still be time to attend our virtual meeting Wednesday, April 21. Representatives from Synrgo are set to educate us about recording challenges during a pandemic (or otherwise), and keeping our recordings from being pulled. Here’s a link to the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ocea-general-membership-virtual-meeting-april-21-2021-tickets-146844372471
Then, have you been wondering about the mysteries of the Fed wire system, and why some wires hit the receiving account in moments while others take hours (or days!)? Definitely look for emailed details to be released shortly regarding our virtual meeting we are planning for the summer. We’ll be discussing OFAC and its impact on your escrow desk. Hope to see you there!
In closing, please know that even while we can’t yet meet again in person, your OCEA and CEA Boards of Directors are hard at work for you, as rules and laws that affect us seem to be changing faster than ever! I encourage you to make sure you’re staying current with the industry by attending OCEA’s educational events, and supporting our endeavor to have all escrow professionals become active members of CEA. If you are not already a member, please join today, and encourage your escrow colleagues to do the same. Attached is a link to our membership application.
Stay safe and be well, Everyone.
Robin Alvarez, CEO, CSEO
2021 OCEA President
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