As a PROUD NOTARY PUBLIC, I set up some Guidelines for myself to follow:
1. Knowing and keeping abreast of my Notary Public State Laws.
2. Being Consistent and having a Consistent Routine for each notarization.
3. Keeping a Detailed Journal for reference along with Personal Appearance AND Proper Valid Identification.
4. If needing assistance at a notarial ceremony, contacting the NNA/ASN Member Services for proper guidance in/for my state OR at the very least contacting the Notary Public Administrator in the Notary Public section office in our state government in Dover.
Some thoughts on being a Proud Notary (10+ years):
Being of service and having interaction with the public here in my state/jurisdiction.
Being that “impartial witness”. Helping deter and avoid possible fraud by those who are requesting possible illegal notarizations.
Preventing coercion by unwilling signers or family.
Helping those who need a notarization done correctly and professionally.
Calming the worries/concerns of the client’s and/or their family.
Having had the opportunity to notarize documents for some couples/individuals adopting children here in the United States and abroad.
Providing services to nursing homes, senior center facilities and health care/hospice facilities.
Mentoring new notaries public and learning from seasoned notaries public so not to fall into the same pitfalls.
Enjoy seeing the smile on the client’s face, to hear a “Thank you” for the time I took to help out and possibly get a hug/handshake or two.
Learning (education) new avenues that a notary public can take to expand ways for business and potential career paths.
My list could go on.....
Proud to be a Notary