Open Board Positions

UTRID has open board positions for the 2021-2023 cycle. Voting will take place on Saturday, August 7th @12pm during our business meeting.

Open Board positions:

President

Secretary

Silent Weekend Liaison

Student Involvement

If you’re interested in serving or know someone you think would be great for one if these open slots please email me, Kimm at Pres.utrid@gmail.com

Dear Members of UTRID,

We would like to address some of the recent resignations in the RID Board leadership and express our support of those who have resigned. It saddens us to see such discord within our national community. We would like to thank the RID Board leadership and our Region V rep—Krystal Sanders—for their efforts within the RID organization. They worked diligently to develop an opportunity for us to learn about the diverse body of our organization through the workshops offered in the RID national convention. We stand in support of their decisions to withdraw themselves from continued service. We would also like to acknowledge and express our thanks to the HQ staff for their continued support during this time of transition.

These are historic times for our profession and RID as an organization. We invite you to keep abreast of the discussions happening within our professional community. We also urge you to actively participate in elections, town halls, and other activities as RID recovers and grows. 

We will continue to serve our members (you) and follow our mission which is to initiate, sponsor, promote and execute policies and activities that will further the profession of interpretation of American Sign Language and English and the transliteration of English. We will continue providing learning opportunities and networking for our membership. We are particularly interested in providing workshops related to the issues affecting RID at this moment, namely: audism, racism, equity, and oppression, especially how they pertain to interpreting. 

As testified by those suffering from it, oppression persists today. Audism and racism—among various forms of oppression—are present forces within our society and the lives of not only our colleagues but also those to whom we provide our services. To those in the margins, we see you and we invite your input on strengthening our community of practice here in Utah. UTRID commits to effectively listen to, collaborate with, and empower those among the minorities in our ASL community as we combat oppression and to create a better space that is safe and accessible for everyone. 

Lastly, thank you for your dedication to the field, our consumers, and our network practitioners. We look forward to the future of both UTRID and RID. 

 

Graciously, 

UTRID’s 2021 Board of Directors

#InterpreterUnity

Silent Weekend- Early Bird Pricing

Silent Weekend 2021 has SOLD OUT
Hello certified interpreters! We are so excited to officially announce registration for our first official UTRID Silent weekend 2021! Silent weekend will be hosted in a gorgeous 6,000 square foot cabin in Heber on September 10th-12th (Friday morning-Sunday late morning). We have very limited spots, so if you would like to attend please grab your spot soon!
We will be using Covid precautions by abiding to conscious sanitation, no shared beds and all other necessary health guidelines. Early Bird Registration is $160. You will earn 12 CEH/CEU’s for attending the full Silent weekend. If you are interested in attending you will be able to pay the Early Bird price at $160 until July 31st. 
The products are all available here: https://utrid.com/product-category/silent-weekend/Use this Password for the early bird price to apply: Silent2021
PURCHASING TIP: When purchasing tickets make sure you are logged in and you have an updated membership or it will delay your purchase. 🙂
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sheri Ramirez at Silentweekendchair.utrid@gmail.com


Sheri Ramirez

UTRID Silent Weekend Chair

Interpreter Appreciation 2021

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE
INTERPRETER APPRECIATION DAY

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On Wednesday May 5, UTRID will be participating in the National Interpreter Appreciation Day

This special day of honoring and thanking interpreters for their commitment to the field and to the communities they serve happens annually on the first Wednesday in May.

This year we are excited to announce that from May 3th through Friday May 7th we will be offering 25% off UTRID memberships with the code: Appreciate2021  (Includes all membership categories.)

New Members Join Here!

To renew your membership, please visit your Membership Summary and click Renew. Don’t forget to enter the code Appreciate2021 for your 25% discount!

As another thank you, we will select 5 members from each of the following membership categories, Certified, Associate, and Student to win prizes. That’s a total of 15 winners!

Winners may receive a 1 year extension of membership, a coupon for a free workshop (up to $45), or a $25 gift card.

Fine Print:

  • No entry is necessary for the drawings; active members will be automatically included.
  • Must be a current UTRID member in good standing at the time of drawing.
  • Winners will be announced after Sunday, May 11th via social media outlets and here on this page.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on file regarding their prizes won.
  • All prizes must be claimed within one year of issuance.
  • All prizes will expire on 6/1/22.
  • Prizes are non-negotiable.
  • 1-year membership prizes will automatically be applied to the following membership year.
  • Gift cards will be e-mailed to the address UTRID has on file. UTRID is not responsible for lost or misdirected gift cards.

Contact webmaster.utrid@gmail.com with any general questions and/or concerns.

2021 Student Involvement Workshops

Student Involvement Workshops are held on the Thursday evenings listed, 6-8pm and are hosted via Zoom until further notice. When In Person workshops are permitted, they will be held at Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 5709 S 1500 W Taylorsville, Utah

$5/student members $25/members $60/non-member

Feb 25th- Building a Resilient Body by Heidi Wideman

Apr 15th- TBA

June 17th- Virtual Speed Mentoring

Oct 14th-Mock Interpreting Exercises

For the full 2021 schedule, click here

2021 Professional Development Workshops

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

$30/members $65/non-member

Jan 9th- Interpreting in a changing Landscape; 

March 13th- Interpreter to Presenter; adapting your skills to presentations that work

July 10th- Future Leaders of UTRID: YOU

Sept 25th- UTRID Book Club; Dare to Lead -Brene Brown

For the full 2021 schedule, click here

2021 Terp Talks

Terp Talks are held on the Saturdays listed at 11:00a-1:00p and will be presented virtually via Zoom until further notice. When In Person Terp Talks are permitted, they will be hosted at varying locations in Salt Lake or Utah County. Individuals attending are responsible to pay for food individually.

 Free for members  $35/non-members

Feb 27th- Zoom- Cultivating Resilience through Self-care

June 12th- TBA – Ethical Adaptability in VRI Appointments

Oct 9th- TBA- Transforming the Face of Interpreting

For the full 2021 schedule, click here

2021 Save the Dates

UTRID has a full year of events planned, mark your calendars!

As we go into a new year, we are planning all workshops for virtual delivery until further notice. We hope to see you there!

January 

9th 9:00a- PD Workshop – Interpreting in a Dynamic Social Landscape; –  Zoom

21st 6:00p-Student Workshop-Building a resilient body; How diet affects interpreting – Zoom

February

13th 9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom

25th 6:00p- Student Workshop – Building a Resilient Body– Zoom

27th 11:30a- Terp Talk – Cultivating Resilience through Self-care –  Zoom

March 

13th 9:00a- PD Workshop- From Interpreter to Presenter; adapting your skills to presentations that work  – Zoom

April 

15th 6:00p- Student Workshop – TBA– Zoom

May 

5th – Interpreter Appreciation Day (first Wednesday of May)

15th 9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom

June

5th  9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom

12th 11:30a- Terp Talk – Ethical Adaptability in VRI Appointments –  TBA

17th 6:00p – Student Workshop- Speed Mentoring Part 3 – TBA

July

10th- 9:00a Future Leaders of UTRID: YOU–  TBA

17th 9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom

August 

6th-8th Annual Conference A.R.T. Adaptability, Resilience, and Transformation

**Early Bird Pricing available May 1st-31st**

September 

9th-12th 1st annual Silent Weekend Better Together–  TBA

**Early Bird Pricing available May 1st-31st**

25th 9:00a PD Workshop-  UTRID Book Club; Dare to Lead -Brene Brown–  TBA

October

9th 11:30a Terp Talk – Transforming the Face of Interpreting–  TBA

14th 6:00p- Student Workshop- Mock Interpreting Practice–  TBA

November

Date TBA Giving Tree booth @ Deaf Center Bazaar

December

3rd 6:00p Sub for Santa

 

**Projected 4.3 CEUs/ 43 CEHs**

pending approval

UTRID Save the Dates 2021 Printable Flyer

UTRID 2020 Sub for Santa | Bring the Holidays Home

Bring the Holidays Home with UTRID

UTRID 2020 Bring the Holidays Home from Webmaster UTRID on Vimeo.

 

My name is Marc Chance, and I am speaking on behalf of UTRID,  (Utah Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf). Now is again that time of the year, when UTRID hosts an exciting event known as Sub for Santa. This wonderful charity event sponsors families, who have faced unexpected challenges in recent months. Christmas may be a difficult time for some who are experiencing lean times. It is up to us in the community who are capable to make a difference in such people’s lives, and to make Christmas a little more merrier for them.

Some of you who may have participated in this event in that past will recall that we have had a giving tree at the Deaf Bazaar, where people would select items to purchase and donate at our cookie and donation drives. However, the COVID pandemic has compelled us to adapt the events towards a safer alternative for everyone. This event will be entirely virtual.

We are sponsoring two families. We have asked them to create wishlists with three or four items per member of the family. This year, we are having a wishlist on the Amazon Registry, which is open for everyone to view. If you would like to purchase an item on the wishlist, please do so. Purchased items will be sent directly to the families. In order to donate, please visit the link below and take a look at the list.

Alternatively, if you prefer to make a financial contribution, it can be done through PayPal or Venmo. The information for that is below. We rely on the support of generous individuals and businesses in our community like you. If you are able to sponsor this project with a donation, we would be most grateful for your support.

Thank you so much for your generous consideration of our request. We wish you a very happy and a safe Christmas, and to a time when we all can meet again.

AmazonTo send your purchase to the UTRID branch of Santa’s Workshop, please select the “UTRID c/o …” shipping address at check-out. Thank you so much for your generosity. Happy Holidays!

Venmo @UTRID

Paypal

UTRID Town Hall Message

 Last night was our Town Hall meeting with Dr. Carolyn Ball, Affiliate Chapter Liaison to RID, and Krystal Sanders, Region V Representative to RID.  The town hall was a forum for UTRID to voice their support or rejection for the RID Board to move forward with further research into what is required for RID to transition from a Member Driven Organization (MDO) to a Professional Certification Organization (PCO). 

You can find more information about the Townhall and Transition here: https://rid.org/organizational-transition-overview/transition-faqs/ Additional information about the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) can be found here: https://www.credentialingexcellence.org/page/get-started-with-accreditation

Dr. Ball assured us that, should all chapters support the board doing a further investigation, all information gleaned from the research will be shared openly with all RID members. That information will be disseminated prior to a voting opportunity to accept or reject any proposals to change the framework of RID. 

UTRID members had many questions and comments – most that cannot be answered until more information has been gathered.  Some of those questions/comments were:

  • How much would it cost for RID to make the transition to a PCO?
  • How long would it take for RID to make that transition?
  • How would a decision to transition to a PCO affect affiliate chapters, like UTRID?
  • How would that same decision affect Utah state certification processes?
  • Has RID involved NAD, and the Deaf perspective, in determining the best approach to transitioning?
  • We need a PCO in order to prevent future events, like the certification moratorium, becoming the membership’s decision.
  • Certification needs to be separate from member majority votes.  (Typically a RID Business meeting is poorly attended and roughly 200-300 votes determine whether proposals pass, even when online voting is an option).
  • Deaf community input/partnership is needed for both certification and the interpreting profession and that isn’t currently happening.
  • A professional organization accreditation would allow members to be recognized as professionals equal to nurses, accountants, medical personnel, etc. and not ‘helpers’ or support staff.

In summary: The UTRID Board and participants in the Town hall support the RID board in doing further research into accreditation.  President McConnachie must contact President Webb and let him know of our support before September 15, 2020.

If you have any objections to providing support, please email Kimm at president@utrid.org before Monday 9/14.  Otherwise, the UTRID board looks forward to learning more during the accreditation discovery phase and commits to keeping our membership informed.