Interpreter Appreciation 2024

On Wednesday May 1st, 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 1st through May 6th we will be offering 25% off all UTRID membership types with the code: Appreciate2023

To renew your membership, please visit your Membership Summary and click Renew. Don’t forget to enter the code Appreciate2024 for your 25% discount!

Also, keep your eye on and make sure you follow our Instagram for a surprise giveaway!!

Sub for Santa – Donations Close Today!

 

Together with Sego Lily Center for Abused Deaf (SLCAD), we are sponsoring a family of 5 children who have placed their Christmas wishes in the hands of the interpreting community. The family still has items on their list and today is the last day to donate!  

🎁 How You Can Help: Visit our Amazon Registry wishlist at https://rb.gy/8hb415 to view the items and make a purchase. Your purchased donation will be sent directly to SLCAD, who will ensure that they reach the family in time for Christmas.

⛄ Support alternatively: Monetary donations of any size are also welcome; all donated funds go directly to the family’s needs. Send by PayPal or Venmo @UTRID or by card at utrid.com/donations.

📅 Deadline for Donations: TODAY!  

Your generosity can bring joy and brighten the holiday season for this family. Let’s come together as a community to make a difference and spread the true spirit of giving. Thank you for your support and generosity in advance!

For any questions, please email Pamela at [email protected]. Thank you!

 

Sub for Santa – Donations Close Wednesday Dec. 20

Join us! Giving back to the Deaf Community sustains us throughout the year. This holiday season, our Sub for Santa initiative partners with Sego Lily Center for Abused Deaf (SLCAD) to assist families in need. We’re sponsoring a family of 5 children who have placed their Christmas wishes in the hands of the interpreting community.  

🎁 How You Can Help: Visit our Amazon Registry wishlist at https://rb.gy/8hb415 to view the items and make a purchase. Your purchased donation will be sent directly to SLCAD, who will ensure that they reach the family in time for Christmas.

⛄ Support Alternatively: Monetary donations of any size are also welcome; all donated funds go directly to the family’s needs. Send by PayPal or Venmo @UTRID or by card at utrid.com/donations.

📅 Deadline for Donations: To allow SLCAD enough time to wrap up the gifts and deliver them to the family, please ensure your donations are made by December 20th.

Your generosity can bring joy and brighten the holiday season for this family. Let’s come together as a community to make a difference and spread the true spirit of giving. Thank you for your support and generosity in advance!

For any questions, please email Pamela at [email protected]. Thank you!

2024 Sub for Santa

Now is again that time of the year, when UTRID (Utah Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) hosts an exciting event known as Sub for Santa. This wonderful charity event sponsors families, who have faced unexpected challenges in recent months and we are teaming up with SLCAD (Sego Lily Center for Abused Deaf) for this. Christmas may be a difficult time for some who are experiencing lean times while experiencing domestic violence. It is up to us in the community who are capable of making a difference in such people’s lives, and to make Christmas a little merrier for them.

 

This year, we are sponsoring one family through SLCAD.  We are having a wishlist on the Amazon Registry with items that each family member needs and wants. This list 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 SLCAD to deliver to the family.

 

In order to donate, please visit the link and take a look at the list  https://rb.gy/8hb415 Please do this before Dec. 20 to allow SLCAD time to wrap items up and deliver to the family.

 

ALSO, please join us for a short and sweet party at the Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on December 9, 2023. It’s a great opportunity to socialize and catch up on what’s new.

 

Help us raise funds to support the families by paying $1 each for the following activities:
• Cookies
• Hot Chocolate
• Snowman crafts
• Holiday photo booth

 

For any questions, please email Pamela at [email protected]. Thank you!

November News

Save the Date: Sub for Santa Event

Saturday, Dec. 9th, 10:30 AM to Noon

Membership Survey Response Winners

The Board expresses our gratitude to the individuals who submitted responses to the 2024 Membership Survey. As promised, respondents were eligible for a prize drawing! This year’s winners are…

  1. April Wallace — 2024 Conference Ticket
  2. Alexis Jackson — Workshop Voucher
  3. McCall Cannon — Workshop Voucher

Call for Public Relations Committee Members

Are social media, communications, or newsletters kind of your thing? Well, we are in luck! The board is now seeking members to serve on the UTRID Public Relations Committee in 2024.

Involvement entails supporting the committee chair and UTRID board in communicating with the membership and Deaf community via email announcements, social media interactions, and graphic design.

Interested and ready to give back to our profession? Respond to this email.

More is coming…

Last weekend, the UTRID Board of Directors gathered at the 2024 Board Retreat for Annual Planning. We are excited to share our vision for the new year with you soon—more info to come in December.

Happy Holidays!

[Action Requested] : 2023 UTRID “mini” Conference

SAVE THE DATE!
UTRID “mini” Conference will take place August 4th and 5th

 

UTRID needs YOUR feedback and insights to drive our “mini” conference in the right direction this year!

Please take the time to fill out this Google Form to the best of your ability!

As a “thank you” and motivation for providing your feedback and insights, UTRID will randomly choose 3 people who fill out the form to be granted with a membership extension! 

The deadline to fill out the form is FRIDAY, JUNE 2!

We would love and appreciate as much participation as possible!!

Interpreter Appreciation 2023

On Wednesday May 3, 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 all UTRID membership types with the code: Appreciate2023 

To renew your membership, please visit your Membership Summary and click Renew. Don’t forget to enter the code Appreciate2023 for your 25% discount!

New Members Join Here!

As another thank you, we will select 5 individual members from each of the following membership categories to win prizes: Certified, Associate, and Student. 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 $50 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 Monday, May 15th via social media 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 6/1/24.
  • 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.

Silent Weekend Presenter Preview: Clint Behunin

How we communicate says something about us AND it impacts the people we work with. Let’s explore this together with Clint Behunin.

 

Register Here!

 

Who is it for? Certified interpreters and Deaf interpreters or aspiring Deaf interpreters

When is it? Thursday, May 4th (evening) through Sunday, May 7th (morning)

What is it worth? 1.9 CEUs or more

Where is it at? Heber, Utah at Silver Springs Lodge

Why should I go? Immersive FUN!!!!

 

When you sign up for Silent Weekend, you will receive a three night stay at the beautiful Silver Springs Lodge in Heber Utah. Your stay will include meals starting on Friday morning and workshops rewarding at least 1.9 CEUs. (No partial credit for CEUs.)

Silent Weekend Full Schedule

The full line up of workshops and activities is finally here! See below for details!

We have also increased the CEUs to be 1.9 CEUs in total!!

 

UTRID thanks our Silent Weekend sponsors: 5 Star Interpreting & ASL Communications.

ASL Com has donated a limited number of discounted tickets. If you want to participate in Silent Weekend and you find yourself in need of financial assistance, please contact [email protected].

 

Based on YOUR feedback, we’ve made registering for Silent Weekend even easier! Select your bed type and tell us your room sharing preferences at checkout, then we’ll find rooming accommodations that match your needs. 

 

Click Here to Register!

 

 

Who is it for? Certified interpreters and Deaf interpreters or aspiring Deaf interpreters

When is it? Thursday, May 4th (evening) through Sunday, May 7th (morning)

What is it worth? 1.6 CEUs or more

Where is it at? Heber, Utah at Silver Springs Lodge

Why should I go? Immersive FUN!!!!

 

When you sign up for Silent Weekend, you will receive a three night stay at the beautiful Silver Springs Lodge in Heber Utah. Your stay will include meals starting on Friday morning and workshops rewarding at least 1.9 CEUs. (No partial credit for CEUs.)