If you've been following my Blog you know that earlier this year I had an idea. Instead of giving lip service to this Day of Recognition, why not give it...give them (the notaries) the attention, the kudos, the appreciation, the 15 Minutes of Fame (or twenty four hours, depending on how you look at it) they deserve? What if Alabama took this day to heart and did something nice?
A few months ago I spoke with a representative from Alabama's Secretary of State office. I was shocked - blown away - to learn that at last count, the state had more than 22,000 notaries with active commissions. Did you hear me? 22,000! That's....incredible! That's a lot of notary! So...what started as an idea gave way to:
Notaries4Alabama (N4A) Birmingham's 1st Notary Public support group. We've been meeting monthly since May 2013 at Homewood Public Library. Just over forty men and women have joined the group. We've invited leaders from the community to attend our meetings and talk about notary topics. I'll Blog later about the training and mentoring that's been going on. If you're an Alabama Notary Public and want to learn more about N4A, you can find us on Meetup.com. You can click here Notaries-for-Alabama Support Group.
That was the icing on the proverbial cake. Remember, the initial idea was to host a Notary Day event on November 7th for the Notaries. Well...we're doing that, too! But instead of just doing something nice for Notaries, the Notaries are doing something nice for the community-at-large. Check this out!
National Notary Public Day
Birmingham Public Library (Near Courthouse)
2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL
Bring your un-signed forms, and Government-issue ID.
NO real estate-related documents, please.