Save the Date: Sub for Santa

Mark your calendars!
UTRID is hosting our SIXTH annual Sub For Santa cookie party at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf! 🎅🏽
This is where we collect donations from the community to provide a family in need with a wholesome holiday season🎄
December 11, 2021
1-3 pm
Stay tuned! more details to come…

UTRID Membership Survey

Greetings from the UTRID President!

Hello beautiful members of UTRID! I’m Teddi von Pingel, the new UTRID President for the upcoming 2 years. I wanted to take this opportunity to check in with you and learn more about your needs, your goals, and how we as the UTRID board can change and improve to help you maximize your membership benefits.

 

The survey is linked below and may take you 10-15 minutes to complete.  The survey doesn’t require you to fill out your name and email address, but we hope you will include it and also be honest with your feedback and needs. 

Survey responses are due October 1, however, if you complete the survey by 9/29 (NEW DEADLINE), all responses will be entered into a drawing for a cool prize from me or the UTRID board. (Don’t forget to include your name and/or email).

Your feedback is important to us! We can’t continue to run our UTRID organization without understanding your needs.  Kimm, as past president of UTRID for 5 years, worked hard to build interpreter unity and meet your needs.  Our hope is to continue building on that foundation as we grow our membership and meet member needs for  our Utah interpreters.   We welcome all ideas and feedback.

We look forward to getting your feedback.  Have a great day!

Survey link
All surveys due by 10/1/21.  To be entered in a random prize drawing, complete your survey (including your name/email) by 9/29 at 10pm MST.

UTRID Conference Survey

In preparation for UTRID Summer Conference 2022, we would like UTRID members to fill out this short survey on what they would like to see at Conference 2022.

Please follow the link below to access the Google Form Survey.

 

Link: https://forms.gle/CYoj3VW4qMM9q7dk6

2021 UTRID Business Meeting

2021 UTRID Business Meeting

Saturday, August 7th, Noon-1:00 PM

RSVP here at your earliest to attend the live-streamed Business Meeting.

This year’s Business Meeting will include elections for open board positions and Presidential report.

 

Open Board Positions & Nominations

Board positions will be voted into office during the Business Meeting of this year’s Bi-Annual State Conference—

Nominations are being accepted for the following positions:

  • President
    • The President shall have general supervision and direction of the business and affairs of the organization. The President shall preside at all meetings of the members and/or Directors and shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed, from time to time, by the Board of Directors or the members.
    • The President shall appoint Committee Chairpersons with approval of the Board of Directors.
    • The President shall share, with the Treasurer, the right to sign checks and warrants for the withdrawal of corporate funds.
    • The President shall provide yearly reports to the membership regarding the actions of the Board of Directors, the financial status of the organization, activities of the committees and other activities of the organization.
    • The President shall represent the organization at national and regional RID conferences, attending applicable business and organizational meetings. To aid in this responsibility, UTRID will either reimburse or schedule and pay directly for the President’s transportation, registration and accommodations, totaling up to 10% of the organization’s current account balance, but not to exceed $1500. 
    • The President shall provide an annual report and all other documentation to the RID National Representative in accordance with the RID Affiliate Chapter Requirements.
  • Secretary 
    • The Secretary shall keep a full and accurate record of all proceedings of the Board of Directors and of the general membership meetings.
    • The Secretary shall keep the seal of the corporation and affix it to such papers and instruments as may be required in the regular course of business and shall make service of such notices as may be necessary or proper.
    • The Secretary shall supervise the keeping of the records of the organization.
    • The Secretary shall perform other duties of the office as prescribed by the Board of Directors.
  • MAL (Student Involvement)
    • The Student Involvement MAL is responsible for forming a committee to plan workshops and Student focused activities for the membership of UTRID.
    • Members-at-Large shall act as liaisons to the Board of Directors from the membership, working directly with the membership assisting with the coordination of activities and communications within the organization.
  • MAL (Silent Weekend Chair)
    • The Silent weekend Chair is responsible for forming a committee to plan and execute the annual Silent Weekend for certified interpreters only
    • Members-at-Large shall act as liaisons to the Board of Directors from the membership, working directly with the membership assisting with the coordination of activities and communications within the organization.
  • MAL (Public Relations)
    • The Public Relations  MAL is responsible for community outreach and communications to membership via Webpage and Social Media posts.
    • Members-at-Large shall act as liaisons to the Board of Directors from the membership, working directly with the membership assisting with the coordination of activities and communications within the organization.

Please see Article IV, Section 4 of the UTRID Chapter Bylaws for detailed descriptions of each position.

Nominations are due Aug 7, 2021

  • Nominations may be made on the floor of the business meeting; individuals may decline a nomination.
  • Email nominations to pres.utrid@gmail.com. Email subject must read “2021 Board Nomination” and must include (1) the name of the individual being nominated, (2) the position for which they are being nominated, and (3) the nominee’s email address.
  • Questions? Email: pres.utrid@gmail.com

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