RESCHEDULED EVENT: Sub for Santa (Now December 10th)

Hello all! With the storm and more time needed to collect donations – the Sub for Santa party has been RESCHEDULED for December 10th. Same time (1-3pm), Same Place (Deaf Center), same event and needs. Please sign up to donate a gift or gift card, if you haven’t already. Bring to the event on the 10th. See you there! – Teddi

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
to give to those in need!

The time has come! UTRID is looking for donations of items or gift cards for our Sub For Santa project. We will host a short and sweet party at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on December 10, 2022 for an opportunity to drop off the donations. For additional support we will be selling cookies, milk and photos with the elf!

Want to help give back to 2 families in need for this Christmas? Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. After you get these, please bring these to our party on Dec. 10th  from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Sanderson Center. Any questions, please email Pamela at   Thank you!
in case that doesn’t work – click here > https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094eaaa62da4fdc70-subfor

We are also accepting monetary donations through our Venmo and PayPal

PayPal 

Venmo

Volunteers needed for DSDHH Thanksgiving Event

Hello all! Pamela, our Deaf Community Liaison, has asked me to reach out to you again for more volunteers.  Please consider giving your time on Thanksgiving to support our Deaf community members.

Hi everyone!

I am reaching out to you to see if you’d be interested in being part of our annual Thanksgiving Gathering on November 24, 2022?  I know you helped with our last Thanksgiving gathering and wanted to check in with you- we can’t do this without you. This is a great opportunity for us to give back to our Deaf, HOH and DeafBlind community members by being part of this and serving others

If you have not signed up for time slots to help out for the day before OR the day of Thanksgiving, please click on this to sign up: LINK Go to the 2nd link named “Volunteers Sign Up Schedule and Duties”

We also wanted to let you know that there’s a GREAT opportunity for you to come and do a BCI FAST at NO COST here at DSDHH and it’s tomorrow (Tuesday) between 5 pm to 8 pm!

We are offering this easy and quick opportunity since all volunteers are required to have a criminal background check as required by law before volunteering.

All you need to do is..

  1. Fill out this application- Volunteer application
  2. Email us at DSDHHevents@utah.gov to sign up for a time slot
  3. Show up for about 15 min to 30 mins then you can volunteer!

There are various duties such as setting up, washing dishes, keeping people company as needed along with food prepping.

Since food prepping and food serving is a big part, we really need more volunteers to have their food handler permits.

If you can’t make the in person event, you can take the course online, pay $25, Scan the receipt of your payment to me and I’ll have your reimbursement processed.

Food Handler Permit Online course link

Any questions- feel free to ask!

Pamela Mower (she/her)
Why do Pronouns matter?
Continuing Education and Outreach Programs Manager
Division of Services of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Sanderson Community Center)
5709 S 1500 W, Taylorsville, UT 84123
pmower@utah.gov
801-518-6447 (text)
801-657-5223
www.deafservices.utah.gov
www.facebook.com/UtahDeafHHServices

Holiday Service opportunity

is it cold in here sign language GIF by Sign with Robert

Hello UTRID Membership! I hope you are staying warm…I can’t believe it’s so cold, so fast! We have been asked to share a service opportunity for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please read below and sign up to donate and/or volunteer if you can. It’s a great way to support our Deaf community members during the holidays.

Teddi, UTRID President

“We (DSDHH) would like to host a Thanksgiving dinner for our community members who may have nowhere to go for this holiday on Nov. 24th from 11 am to 1 pm. Holidays is a very challenging and lonely time for many of our community members who may not have family or friends to spend Thanksgiving with OR be able to socialize in an inclusive environment utilizing their preferred modes of communication which may include signing.

We are seeking donors who may be willing to donate various food for this dinner (we prefer food items instead of money due to State of Utah’s policies if possible- could be already cooked or we can prep the donated food)?  It’s estimated that up to 70 people will attend so we will need enough food to cover up to 70 people.

If you are interested in buying items and donating to us, please go to this link and sign up for which items you’d like to purchase, etc.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gnudB-Kz4FJmPveIF3wi_n5QEAoS7dY7/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=100068223787373814325&rtpof=true&sd=true

 Let me know if you need more info about this.

Pamela Mower (she/her) 

Sego Lily Roaring 20’s Purple Tie Gala – You are invited!

Don’t forget to register by this Saturday, September 17th for the early pricing! Registration will close after September 23rd.
 
After a two year pause due to COVID, Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf is thrilled to bring back our Purple Tie Gala event on October 1, 2022!
Sego Lily’s 7th gala will be a community-focused, Roaring 20’s themed night to celebrate over 20 years of serving Deaf victims of abuse in Utah. All funds raised will support the important work Sego Lily does as the only domestic violence/sexual assault organization in Utah focused on serving Deaf people.
This community celebration and fundraiser will feature catered dinner, games, entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Lisa McBee, talented Deaf entertainer and storyteller, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.
Details:

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 6:00pm

Robert G. Sanderson Deaf Center
5709 S 1500 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Tickets: $45 each ($60 after Sept. 17)
See https://youtu.be/yiepT21suUA for more details.
Register now at https://slcad.org/gala-2022. Email slcadgala@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Update and Invitation

Hello all! Thank you to everyone that attended our Level Up Conference last weekend – it was great to see so many of you in person and another round of thanks for Makayla and her committee! Check out our FB page for updates on new board members, members at large, and 2022 award winners.

We have received the following invitation from Pamela Mower:

Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

30th Anniversary Celebration

VIP Guest Invitation

Hello! We are excited to share a very special event with you and extend an invitation to join us!  We would love to have you come since you’ve been a great ally to Sanderson Community Center in many ways. On Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, the Utah State Division of Services of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH), housed at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be celebrating its 30th anniversary!

The Sanderson Community Center is unique as it is the only one of its kind in the U.S.A. Thirty years ago, a group of Deaf advocates, led primarily by Robert G. Sanderson successfully achieved funding to establish a “one-stop” center in which an array of services and programs could be provided to enhance the lives of people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing and their families. The center has two locations (one in Taylorsville and one in St. George) which provides support services, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter certification, educational workshops, cultural events and more in a barrier-free environment with full communication access. We are very proud of this achievement. DSDHH/Sanderson Community Center is a true Utah gem!

The celebration schedule will be as following:

4 pm to 6 pm– an open house where guests can explore the center and all it has to offer. There will be tours, multimedia presentations along with a play area for the kids.

6 pm – 7 pm – Appetizers and a social hour with opportunities to meet and mingle with community and local government leaders.

7 pm – 8 pm– A program will feature entertainment, local Deaf and Hard of Hearing leaders and guest speakers with commemorations and comments tying the past to the present and the future of the Sanderson Community Center.

We would like to cordially invite you to attend this special event marking 30 years of service to the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities in Utah. Without the support of the state and people of compassion it would not be possible to offer such a wide range of valuable services. You and the organization/agency you represent are an important cornerstone of everything we do. Please join us in celebrating the legacy of our predecessors and our heritage as we launch into the next 30 years!

If you plan on joining us, please register before Aug. 22 at this link: Register!

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Mower at pmower@utah.gov.

In addition, Jeff Pollock has shared an employment opportunity for UTRID certified members if anyone is interested:

https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/3647462/dsps-specialist-asl-interpreter

UIP 30th Celebration: May 6th from 7-9pm

Let’s Celebrate with UIP – it’s their 30th Anniversary!  Join us on Friday May 6th from 7-9pm at the Sanderson Community Center! (See the flyer below)

A personal invitation from Trenton, the UIP Program Manager

“UTRID and its predecessor, URID have been a tremendous part of the history of interpreting here in Utah.  Established in 1968, URID was one of the early chapters of RID and was instrumental along with UAD in recognizing the needs of our community: the need for qualified interpreters, the need for training of interpreters, supporting the goals of passing certification laws, etc.  Needless to say- our state would not be where it is in regards to interpreting without UTRID and UAD along with UIP!

We would love for you all to come to our celebration of interpreting in Utah next Friday, May 6th from 7-9 pm.  I’m attaching a flyer for distribution to the UTRID board and membership.

We would love it if you could bring any pictures or documents you may have and share your stories!:) If you have pictures, please scan and send to tmarsh@utah.gov.

If you have any questions, please let us know!:)”

– Trenton Marsh, UIP Program Manager

– Teddi Von Pingel, UTRID President

2022 Silent Weekend Update

Hello Interpreting Friends!

I wanted to keep you posted on what is happening with Silent Weekend.

We sent out a survey asking for your interest and response related to Silent Weekend and we really appreciate your input. Thank you!

I’ve said several times lately, “COVID ruins everything!” It kind of got the better of Silent Weekend for this year. Long story, but it looks like we are starting to pull out of the COVID nightmare. *fingers crossed*

We as the UTRID board, and I as the Silent Weekend chair have evaluated the UTRID offerings. We LOVE our conferences and we LOVE being with you at Silent Weekend. We want to be intentional about supporting and offering both events. We have a big conference coming in the Fall so we are going to focus our efforts there for now. AND we are going to focus on planning an amazing Silent Weekend for next Spring (2023).

We look forward to seeing you face to face and sharing hugs soon!

Thank you for all of your support!
Teresa Edwards
Silent Weekend Chair, UTRID

Professional Development Workshop – First of 2022!

Happy New Year!  We are starting this year’s UTRID Professional Development offering with “Workshop Proposals: Fizzle or Flame” facilitated by Anita Nelson-Julander, Sarah Hemmert, and Teddi von Pingel.  This workshop was rescheduled in 2021 and is a great way to learn how everyone can contribute to the experiences and knowledge of UTRID workshops.  The Zoom link for the workshop will be sent out to all registered participants the day before the event.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
-Teddi von Pingel, UTRID President

 

Professional Development Workshops are held on the Saturdays listed, 9am-12pm (unless other wise noted) and are held via Zoom until further notice. When In Person workshops are permitted, they will be hosted at Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 5709 S 1500 W Taylorsville, Utah

Members: $30
Non-Members: $65

Purchase your ticket (you must be logged into your member account to see the reduced price). Links will be sent 1 day prior to the workshop. Late registration may delay the receipt of the link, register early to avoid delays.

UTRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs/3 CEHs at the little/none Content Knowledge Level. Please request accommodations through the registration form. Click here to view UTRID cancellation/refund policies.

UTRID does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, disability, marital status, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

For the full 2022 schedule, click here

Call for interpreters – Sundance Film Festival

Trenton Marsh was contacted by the accessibility coordinator/manager of Sundance Film Festival and they expressed interest in having BIPOC interpreters at the festival for several reasons.  They are also looking for interpreters with other areas of expertise, as well as CDIs.
Laura Benge, the accessibility manager asked for help in passing along a letter to UTRID members.  More information can be found in this Google Doc:
Feel free to share with interpreter friends!
Happy Holidays to all!
Teddi, UTRID President

Silent Weekend Survey – Your Input Needed by 12/10/21

Hello UTRID Members and friends! We are preparing for the UTRID Silent weekend 2022, for certified interpreters and Deaf interpreters only. We need your input to determine how many people we can accommodate in the rental house. We know that there are unforeseen circumstances that can happen but with your input we will be able to make the best decision for all of us.

Please respond to this survey by Friday December 10th. THANK YOU for your valuable input!

https://forms.gle/LZPudKL5jDpMzN5Z6