Sub For Santa 2022

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR
to give to those in need!

The time has come! UTRID is looking for donations of items or gift cards for our Sub For Santa project. We will host a short and sweet party at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on December 3, 2022 for an opportunity to drop off the donations. For additional support we will be selling cookies, milk and photos with the elf!

Want to help give back to 2 families in need for this Christmas? Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. After you get these, please bring these to our party on Dec. 3rd which will be from 1 pm to 3 pm at Sanderson Center. Any questions, please email Pamela at   Thank you!
in case that doesn’t work – click here > https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094eaaa62da4fdc70-subfor

We are also accepting monetary donations through our Venmo and PayPal

PayPal 

Venmo

Volunteers needed for DSDHH Thanksgiving Event

Hello all! Pamela, our Deaf Community Liaison, has asked me to reach out to you again for more volunteers.  Please consider giving your time on Thanksgiving to support our Deaf community members.

Hi everyone!

I am reaching out to you to see if you’d be interested in being part of our annual Thanksgiving Gathering on November 24, 2022?  I know you helped with our last Thanksgiving gathering and wanted to check in with you- we can’t do this without you. This is a great opportunity for us to give back to our Deaf, HOH and DeafBlind community members by being part of this and serving others

If you have not signed up for time slots to help out for the day before OR the day of Thanksgiving, please click on this to sign up: LINK Go to the 2nd link named “Volunteers Sign Up Schedule and Duties”

We also wanted to let you know that there’s a GREAT opportunity for you to come and do a BCI FAST at NO COST here at DSDHH and it’s tomorrow (Tuesday) between 5 pm to 8 pm!

We are offering this easy and quick opportunity since all volunteers are required to have a criminal background check as required by law before volunteering.

All you need to do is..

  1. Fill out this application- Volunteer application
  2. Email us at DSDHHevents@utah.gov to sign up for a time slot
  3. Show up for about 15 min to 30 mins then you can volunteer!

There are various duties such as setting up, washing dishes, keeping people company as needed along with food prepping.

Since food prepping and food serving is a big part, we really need more volunteers to have their food handler permits.

If you can’t make the in person event, you can take the course online, pay $25, Scan the receipt of your payment to me and I’ll have your reimbursement processed.

Food Handler Permit Online course link

Any questions- feel free to ask!

Pamela Mower (she/her)
Why do Pronouns matter?
Continuing Education and Outreach Programs Manager
Division of Services of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Sanderson Community Center)
5709 S 1500 W, Taylorsville, UT 84123
pmower@utah.gov
801-518-6447 (text)
801-657-5223
www.deafservices.utah.gov
www.facebook.com/UtahDeafHHServices

Holiday Service opportunity

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Hello UTRID Membership! I hope you are staying warm…I can’t believe it’s so cold, so fast! We have been asked to share a service opportunity for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please read below and sign up to donate and/or volunteer if you can. It’s a great way to support our Deaf community members during the holidays.

Teddi, UTRID President

“We (DSDHH) would like to host a Thanksgiving dinner for our community members who may have nowhere to go for this holiday on Nov. 24th from 11 am to 1 pm. Holidays is a very challenging and lonely time for many of our community members who may not have family or friends to spend Thanksgiving with OR be able to socialize in an inclusive environment utilizing their preferred modes of communication which may include signing.

We are seeking donors who may be willing to donate various food for this dinner (we prefer food items instead of money due to State of Utah’s policies if possible- could be already cooked or we can prep the donated food)?  It’s estimated that up to 70 people will attend so we will need enough food to cover up to 70 people.

If you are interested in buying items and donating to us, please go to this link and sign up for which items you’d like to purchase, etc.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gnudB-Kz4FJmPveIF3wi_n5QEAoS7dY7/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=100068223787373814325&rtpof=true&sd=true

 Let me know if you need more info about this.

Pamela Mower (she/her) 

Sego Lily Roaring 20’s Purple Tie Gala – You are invited!

Don’t forget to register by this Saturday, September 17th for the early pricing! Registration will close after September 23rd.
 
After a two year pause due to COVID, Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf is thrilled to bring back our Purple Tie Gala event on October 1, 2022!
Sego Lily’s 7th gala will be a community-focused, Roaring 20’s themed night to celebrate over 20 years of serving Deaf victims of abuse in Utah. All funds raised will support the important work Sego Lily does as the only domestic violence/sexual assault organization in Utah focused on serving Deaf people.
This community celebration and fundraiser will feature catered dinner, games, entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Lisa McBee, talented Deaf entertainer and storyteller, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.
Details:

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 6:00pm

Robert G. Sanderson Deaf Center
5709 S 1500 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Tickets: $45 each ($60 after Sept. 17)
See https://youtu.be/yiepT21suUA for more details.
Register now at https://slcad.org/gala-2022. Email slcadgala@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Update and Invitation

Hello all! Thank you to everyone that attended our Level Up Conference last weekend – it was great to see so many of you in person and another round of thanks for Makayla and her committee! Check out our FB page for updates on new board members, members at large, and 2022 award winners.

We have received the following invitation from Pamela Mower:

Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

30th Anniversary Celebration

VIP Guest Invitation

Hello! We are excited to share a very special event with you and extend an invitation to join us!  We would love to have you come since you’ve been a great ally to Sanderson Community Center in many ways. On Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, the Utah State Division of Services of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH), housed at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be celebrating its 30th anniversary!

The Sanderson Community Center is unique as it is the only one of its kind in the U.S.A. Thirty years ago, a group of Deaf advocates, led primarily by Robert G. Sanderson successfully achieved funding to establish a “one-stop” center in which an array of services and programs could be provided to enhance the lives of people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing and their families. The center has two locations (one in Taylorsville and one in St. George) which provides support services, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter certification, educational workshops, cultural events and more in a barrier-free environment with full communication access. We are very proud of this achievement. DSDHH/Sanderson Community Center is a true Utah gem!

The celebration schedule will be as following:

4 pm to 6 pm– an open house where guests can explore the center and all it has to offer. There will be tours, multimedia presentations along with a play area for the kids.

6 pm – 7 pm – Appetizers and a social hour with opportunities to meet and mingle with community and local government leaders.

7 pm – 8 pm– A program will feature entertainment, local Deaf and Hard of Hearing leaders and guest speakers with commemorations and comments tying the past to the present and the future of the Sanderson Community Center.

We would like to cordially invite you to attend this special event marking 30 years of service to the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing communities in Utah. Without the support of the state and people of compassion it would not be possible to offer such a wide range of valuable services. You and the organization/agency you represent are an important cornerstone of everything we do. Please join us in celebrating the legacy of our predecessors and our heritage as we launch into the next 30 years!

If you plan on joining us, please register before Aug. 22 at this link: Register!

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Mower at pmower@utah.gov.

In addition, Jeff Pollock has shared an employment opportunity for UTRID certified members if anyone is interested:

https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/3647462/dsps-specialist-asl-interpreter

LEVEL-UP Your Awards!

AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN! 

Nominate a fellow Interpreter or Student!

Nominations are due July 18th!

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Awards will be presented at this year’s Bi-Annual State Conference—2022 LEVEL-UP.

Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

  • Interpreter of the Year
    • Recognizes an outstanding interpreter from our community who has been exceptional in professionalism, service, and attitude.
  • Kim Maibaum Lifetime Achievement
    • Presented to an individual who has spent a lifetime enriching not only the profession but also the members of the interpreting and deaf communities.
  • Ellen O’Hara Community Member of the Year
    • Recognizes an individual who actively supports the interpreting profession and exemplifies leadership within the deaf community.
  • Student of the Year
    • A student who has gone above and beyond in volunteerism and exemplifies leadership within their student community.

 

Nominations are due July 18th,2022

  • Email nominations to UTRID 2022 Award Nominations to pres.utrid@gmail.com
  • Nominations must include (1) the name of the individual being nominated and (2) a statement supporting the reasons for nomination.
  • Questions? Email pres.utrid@gmail.com

2022 LEVEL-UP Conference | Board Position Nominations

Utah RID invites you to submit Board Nominations!

Board positions will be voted into office during the Business Meeting of this year’s Bi-Annual State Conference—Level Up 2022.

Nominations are being accepted for the following positions:

  • Vice President
    • The Vice-President shall, in the absence or disability of the President, perform
      all duties of the President and in so acting shall have all the powers of the
      President.
    • The Vice-President shall serve as Director of Committees and oversee all committees operating according to the UTRID Bylaws.
    • The Vice President shall perform other duties of the office as prescribed by the Board of Directors.
  • Treasurer
    • The Treasurer shall maintain the financial records of the organization, making at least quarterly financial records of the organization, making at least quarterly financial reports to the President, maintaining the financial accounts, and making payments for authorized expenditures.
    • The Treasurer shall perform other duties of the office as outlined in the UTRID Bylaws and as prescribed by the Board of Directors.
  • MAL (Conference Chair)
    • The Conference Chair is responsible for forming a committee to plan and execute the Bi-annual State Conference & Bi-annual Mini-Conference.
    • 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 (Professional Development)
    • The Professional Development MAL is responsible for forming a committee to plan workshops and Professional Development 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 (UAD Liaison)
    • The UAD Liaison is responsible for forming a committee to plan and execute the annual Sub-for-Santa fundraising drive. The UAD Liaison shall act as a liaison between the UTRID Board of Directors and the board of directors for UAD, coordinating communications between the organizations.
    • 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 6th, 2022

  • 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 “2022 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

Don’t Delay Get your tickets now!

UTRID is excited to announce our Keynote Speaker , Michon Shaw for LEVEL-UP 2022! 

DON’T DELAY!! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!! 

https://utrid.com/product-category/tickets/conference-registration/

Michon graduated from the University of Floria’s ITP. She is Nationally Certified. She has worked in a variety of settings including Educational, Mental Health, Religious, and Video Relay. Michon has served RID as the 2015-2017 Vice Chair for the Interpreters and Transliterators of Color member section. Michon is the author of The Interpreter Journal.

 

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Co-Interpreting: Medical Settings

Date: Saturday, June 11th 2022
Time: 9a-12p
Location: Deaf Center, Gymnasium  –  5709 S 1500 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
CEU/CEH – 0.3 PS
Presented by Adam Janisieski and Laurie Watts-Candland
This session will focus on cultivating effective co-interpreting and partnerships between deaf/hearing interpreter teams. The strength of a Deaf-hearing interpreting team in healthcare settings ultimately narrows down to recognizing the value of both interpreters that bring and overcoming potential challenges. With an emphasis on building and cultivating partnerships, it will ensure effective communication that takes place in healthcare environments to the benefit of all stakeholders involved. 
Members: $30
Non-Members: $65
Students: $5

UTRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs/3 CEHs (per workshop) at the Professional Development Content Knowledge Level. To request accommodations contact pd.utrid@gmail.com. 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.