Call for Interpreters! Pride 2022 🌈

UTRID is proud to share this massage as a call for interpreters for Pride 2022

Please watch:

Hello! I am Adam Janisieski, and I will be coordinating of ASL Interpreters at Utah Pride 2022! We are excited to look for Deaf and hearing interpreters to volunteer at Utah Pride 2022, if interested, please fill out the google form. If have any questions, please contact me at adam.janisieski@gmail.com

Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/crVMoV9Bsp1NRfhE9

(if the hyperlink doesn’t work, please copy and paste the link to your browser)

Interpreter Appreciation Day 2022

Interpreter appreciation day, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, 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 Monday, May 2th through Friday May 6th we will be offering 25% off UTRID memberships with the code: Appreciate2022  (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 Appreciate2022 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 8th 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 6/1/23.
  • 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 treasurer.utrid@gmail.com with any general questions and/or concerns.

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

Our 2022 UTRID Lineup

The UTRID Board met for our annual retreat on November 13th.  We are pleased to announce the 2022 Theme and our tentative schedule for workshops, conferences, and other offerings in 2022.  The Silent Weekend event and Annual Conference dates are reserved and you can mark your calendars for those two events!

For now, we are planning to host events virtually, through Zoom.  When possible to host socially distanced workshops/conference/silent weekend, we will provide off-site streaming options unless otherwise noted. COVID-19 precautions and facility restrictions may require changes in date/time or delivery method.

The UTRID online calendar will also be updated regularly with specific details about each event.  Keep an eye out here and in your inbox for all that is coming in the New Year!

2022 UTRID Theme:  Together We Create Community

January 22nd, 9a-12p – PD Workshop (Virtual): “Fizzle or Flame” facilitated by Anita Nelson-Julander, Sarah Hemmert, and Teddi von Pingel.  (Rescheduled from an earlier date)

February – Student Involvement Workshop: We Love our Students!

March –  Terp Talk: The State of UTRID

April 28 – May 1st- Silent Weekend (Dates reserved)

One of the on-site workshops during this event will be streamed to off-site participants as a PD Workshop event.  $ and Time/Topic will be advertised later.

May 4th – Interpreter Appreciation Day

June – Terp Talk

July – Terp Talk

August 4-6: Annual Conference (Dates reserved)

Our theme is “Level Up”.  Call for presenters and call for logo design will be posted soon. 

September – Student Involvement Workshop

October – Student Involvement Workshop and PD Workshop

November – Terp Talk / Sub for Santa Kickoff

December – Sub for Santa

Sub For Santa 2021

UTRID’s annual Sub for Santa is here! We’re looking to make the holidays special for several families in need this year.

You are invited to drop off your donations at our Sub for Santa cookie party on December 11th from 1-3pm!
Purchase tickets on site for photos with an Elf,  a cookie, or drink.  Enjoy the holiday cheer!

We are also accepting monetary donations through our Venmo and PayPal
Venmo: @utrid
Click here for PayPal

The link below will take you to a list of needed items for the families we are sponsoring this year. Take a look through it to find things you are able to donate, then make sure you check it off so there aren’t duplicates.  (New items only)

Sign Up!

Opportunity to support Thanksgiving at the Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Hello everyone! We have been given an opportunity to help serve and/or donate to an upcoming event for our Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind community members.  See below for the message and links:

“I am so excited about this and so grateful that you are interested in sponsoring this upcoming FIRST Annual Community Thanksgiving Gathering on Nov. 25th hosted by Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing!

As you know, a high number of our Deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind community members either are alone, isolated from their family members due to communication access limitations during holidays. Research shows that the rate of suicides are highest during the holidays due to people being alone or isolated. This shows how important it is for us to provide an inclusive place for all to gather and celebrate this holiday.

The plan is to host this from 11 am to 1 pm at Sanderson Center on Nov. 25th with volunteers to help serve, etc. We have set up a registration deadline for this by Nov. 19th and it will be limited to 50 people at the most and by Nov. 19th, I should have an exact # of how many people will be coming.

We are requesting that the donations be either as gift cards to Wal-Mart or WinCo OR buy the specific items requested and deliver to us by Nov. 24th. The reason we are requesting either gift cards or food purchases be brought to us is due to the red tape under State of Utah related to purchasing food. We would face a lot of roadblocks in purchasing food and this is where we really need you!  The estimated cost of all the food will be almost $750 so every bit that is donated would be greatly appreciated!

Deadlines for donations along with volunteering (serve or make): November 15th

To purchase food items, bring and/or make-  please go to this linkfood to get

To volunteer volunteer signup schedule

Feel free to call, email or text me if you have any questions about this.

Looking forward to your reply.

Pamela Mower (she/her/hers) 

pmower@utah.gov

801-657-5223 

801-518-6447 (text)”