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)”

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…

Student Involvement Workshop: The Magic 3: Preparation Strategies (10/14/21)

Student Members: $5
Certified Members: $25
Non-Members: $60

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 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.

UTRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.2 CEUS/2 CEHS at the little/none Content Knowledge Level. Request accommodations during the registration process, view the cancellation/refund policies.

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

PD Workshop: Dare to Lead Mini Book Club 9/25/21

Dare to Lead: Mini Book Club

September 25, 2021 from 9a-12p MST

Presented by Teddi Covey von Pingel

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.

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