UTRID 2020 Sub for Santa | Bring the Holidays Home

Bring the Holidays Home with UTRID

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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

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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.

UTRID Town Hall 9/10/2020

Join the dialog and stay in the know!

You are invited to UTRID’s virtual town hall on Thursday, September 10th at 7 PM. Carolyn Ball will lead an informative discussion regarding the future mission of RID—”A Member Driven Organization OR/AND A Professional Certifying Organization.” Learn more about the transition here on RID’s website and RSVP for live streamed admission below or click the link: RSVP Now

See you Thursday!

Community Webinar | Adapting to a Crisis Environment

ASL Communication, UIP and UTIA present a Free Webinar
Adapting to a Crisis Environment
Presented by:
Carlos Martinez-Morales and Dawn Duran
1.5 UIP CEHs and 0.15 RID CEUs
Date:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Time (by time zone):
11:00 am – 12:30 pm PT
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm MT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CT
2:00 pm – 3:30 ET
Webinar Description:
The logistics of providing interpreting services has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. This workshop will focus on the logistical changes in face to face interpreting focusing specifically on use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as advocating for access to PPE while on site. Additionally, barriers and tips for transitioning to virtual services via remote interpreting will be addressed.
Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
  • Identify various personal protective equipment (PPE) and how it is to be worn.
  • Describe ways to advocate for their needs in obtaining PPE from the provider location.
  • List specific barriers and tips for overcoming those barriers when interpreting remotely.
Target Audience:
Interpreters and translators including both spoken and signed language.
For more information and Instructor bios please contact Dawn Duran at  dawn@ aslcomm.com
For accommodations including ASL interpreters, please contact Dawn Duran, dawn@aslcomm.com .
To cancel your registration, contact Dawn Duran at  dawn@ aslcomm.com
ASL Communication, UTIA and UIP are providing this workshop as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another’s comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.
ASL Communication is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the some Content Knowledge Level.
After the webinar submit CEU/CEH requests here.

Interpreter Appreciation 2020

IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE
INTERPRETER APPRECIATION DAY

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On Wednesday May 6, 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 6th through Friday May 8th we will be offering 25% off UTRID memberships with the code: Appreciate2020.  (Includes all membership categories.)

Register Now!

To renew your membership, please visit your Membership Summary and click Renew. Don’t forget to enter the code Appreciate2020 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 10th 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 6/1/21.
  • 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.

Sub for Santa 2019 | December 6, 6-8pm

Help us make this winter warm and cozy for a local family. Join us at UTRID’s annual cookie party. dec 6, 2019 6-8pm. @SCCDHH purchase tickets, select gifts or donate at UTRID.com
Please join UTRID in making this winter Warm & Cozy for a local Deaf family. There are 3 ways you can support the cause:

1. Donate to our Sub For Santa fund.
Venmo (@UTRID and mention Sub for Santa in the subject) or Paypal

2. Select a gift from our virtual Giving Tree and bring it to the cookie party, or arrange drop off at an alternate location by contacting the email listed on the sign-up.

3. Attend our annual Cookie Decorating party 6-8pm Friday, Dec 6 at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  5709 S 1500 W.

We will have cookies, hot chocolate, and photos with a special guest available for 1 ticket each. Tickets will be available at the door or purchase discount tickets now and pick them up at the registration table. To volunteer at the event, check out our signup here: Sign up now

Discount Tickets available in advance:

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Volunteer Call UTRID Conference

Hello all!
The UTRID 2019 “Feed Your ELK” Conference is just around the corner, and we are looking for volunteers from all corners of the community to help out! The conference will run Friday evening (8/2) and all day Saturday (8/3).
If you are interested in volunteering, please take a moment to sign up using this link:
It will ask you which area you are interested in helping out with (registration table, workshop floater, kitchen crew, etc.) and which dates and times you are available.
We will also be having a volunteer meet and greet the week before the conference. Stay tuned for further details about this event!
If you have any other questions about volunteering, please don’t hesitate to let me know:
Thank you!
Anne Louise
UTRID Conference Volunteer Coordinator

2019 Interpreter Appreciation Winners!

We are excited to announce the winners for our Interpreter Appreciation Giveaway!
All winners were randomly selected from active members in their respective categories.

If you missed it, we had a great sale and now we get to give away prizes!

2019 Interpreter Appreciation Day

We decided to select winners for 3 groups, Certified, Associate, and Student members. With out further ado, here are our winners:

CERTIFIED MEMBERS

(1) $25 Gift Card
Rhonda A.

(2) UTRID Workshop Coupons
Julia L.
Jed P.

(2) UTRID Membership Extension (1 yr)
K. Fischer
B. Brook

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

(1) $25 Gift Card
A. Sears

(2) UTRID Workshop Coupons
A. Keck
Ashley S.

(2) UTRID Membership Extension (1 yr)
Suzanne W.
Mathew M.

STUDENT MEMBERS

(1) $25 Gift Card
Abby H.

(2) UTRID Workshop Coupons
Jordan L.
Laura P.

(2) UTRID Membership Extension (1 yr)
Mikayla M.
J. Dexter