2024 Theme and Mission Announcement

Dear UTRID Members,

2024 Theme

After considerable deliberation, the board decided on  “Come Together” as the theme for 2024. An anthem of our commitment to unity, collaboration, and progress, it’s a call to action for us as professionals to bring not only ourselves together but also the skills and talent we carry into our work for the benefit of the consumers we serve. 

2024 Mission

In the coming year, our focus is on bringing together UTRID’s operations for clarity, transparency, and alignment. We aim to structure our processes for easy communication and handoff, benefitting our board, committee members, and cherished members.

This entails documenting our operational procedures, transforming valuable insights into tangible processes. By streamlining our operations now, we’re laying a robust foundation for UTRID’s long-term success and sustainability.

2024 Events

While this internal alignment takes place, we remain committed to providing essential professional development opportunities for you and your colleagues:

  • Spring Workshop: March 16th
  • Multi-day Summer Conference: Aug. 8-10th
  • Fall Networking Social: TBA
  • Continued Processing of CEUs State-wide 

2024 Board

Meet the dedicated individuals leading UTRID in 2024. Follow this link to view contact info and responsibilities.

UTRID is a volunteer led and operated organization; we are always looking for colleagues to join us in bringing the mission and events of 2024 to life. We believe in your brilliance and value your contribution, big or small. Ready to give back to our community? Reply to this email.

Your continued support is invaluable as we strive for clarity and alignment within UTRID. Together, let’s build a future where unity and collaboration flourish.

Sub for Santa – Donations Close Today!

 

Together with Sego Lily Center for Abused Deaf (SLCAD), we are sponsoring a family of 5 children who have placed their Christmas wishes in the hands of the interpreting community. The family still has items on their list and today is the last day to donate!  

🎁 How You Can Help: Visit our Amazon Registry wishlist at https://rb.gy/8hb415 to view the items and make a purchase. Your purchased donation will be sent directly to SLCAD, who will ensure that they reach the family in time for Christmas.

⛄ Support alternatively: Monetary donations of any size are also welcome; all donated funds go directly to the family’s needs. Send by PayPal or Venmo @UTRID or by card at utrid.com/donations.

📅 Deadline for Donations: TODAY!  

Your generosity can bring joy and brighten the holiday season for this family. Let’s come together as a community to make a difference and spread the true spirit of giving. Thank you for your support and generosity in advance!

For any questions, please email Pamela at [email protected]. Thank you!

 

Sub for Santa – Donations Close Wednesday Dec. 20

Join us! Giving back to the Deaf Community sustains us throughout the year. This holiday season, our Sub for Santa initiative partners with Sego Lily Center for Abused Deaf (SLCAD) to assist families in need. We’re sponsoring a family of 5 children who have placed their Christmas wishes in the hands of the interpreting community.  

🎁 How You Can Help: Visit our Amazon Registry wishlist at https://rb.gy/8hb415 to view the items and make a purchase. Your purchased donation will be sent directly to SLCAD, who will ensure that they reach the family in time for Christmas.

⛄ Support Alternatively: Monetary donations of any size are also welcome; all donated funds go directly to the family’s needs. Send by PayPal or Venmo @UTRID or by card at utrid.com/donations.

📅 Deadline for Donations: To allow SLCAD enough time to wrap up the gifts and deliver them to the family, please ensure your donations are made by December 20th.

Your generosity can bring joy and brighten the holiday season for this family. Let’s come together as a community to make a difference and spread the true spirit of giving. Thank you for your support and generosity in advance!

For any questions, please email Pamela at [email protected]. Thank you!

2024 Sub for Santa

Now is again that time of the year, when UTRID (Utah Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) hosts an exciting event known as Sub for Santa. This wonderful charity event sponsors families, who have faced unexpected challenges in recent months and we are teaming up with SLCAD (Sego Lily Center for Abused Deaf) for this. Christmas may be a difficult time for some who are experiencing lean times while experiencing domestic violence. It is up to us in the community who are capable of making a difference in such people’s lives, and to make Christmas a little merrier for them.

 

This year, we are sponsoring one family through SLCAD.  We are having a wishlist on the Amazon Registry with items that each family member needs and wants. This list 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 SLCAD to deliver to the family.

 

In order to donate, please visit the link and take a look at the list  https://rb.gy/8hb415 Please do this before Dec. 20 to allow SLCAD time to wrap items up and deliver to the family.

 

ALSO, please join us for a short and sweet party at the Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing on December 9, 2023. It’s a great opportunity to socialize and catch up on what’s new.

 

Help us raise funds to support the families by paying $1 each for the following activities:
• Cookies
• Hot Chocolate
• Snowman crafts
• Holiday photo booth

 

For any questions, please email Pamela at [email protected]. Thank you!

November News

Save the Date: Sub for Santa Event

Saturday, Dec. 9th, 10:30 AM to Noon

Membership Survey Response Winners

The Board expresses our gratitude to the individuals who submitted responses to the 2024 Membership Survey. As promised, respondents were eligible for a prize drawing! This year’s winners are…

  1. April Wallace — 2024 Conference Ticket
  2. Alexis Jackson — Workshop Voucher
  3. McCall Cannon — Workshop Voucher

Call for Public Relations Committee Members

Are social media, communications, or newsletters kind of your thing? Well, we are in luck! The board is now seeking members to serve on the UTRID Public Relations Committee in 2024.

Involvement entails supporting the committee chair and UTRID board in communicating with the membership and Deaf community via email announcements, social media interactions, and graphic design.

Interested and ready to give back to our profession? Respond to this email.

More is coming…

Last weekend, the UTRID Board of Directors gathered at the 2024 Board Retreat for Annual Planning. We are excited to share our vision for the new year with you soon—more info to come in December.

Happy Holidays!

2024 Membership Survey: Reminder and Technical Difficulties

Hopefully you had a safe and fun Halloween! 🎃 

Here is a reminder to share your thoughts with the UTRID Board of Directors this week by submitting the 2024 Membership Survey (linked here).

If you experienced technical difficulties while submitting your response over the weekend, please reply to this email for help finalizing your submission.

Responding before this Friday, November 3 makes you eligible for a prize drawing. See here for more details.

Your Input Wanted — 2024 Membership Survey

Follow this link to view in ASL.

Scroll down to view survey.

Hello, wonderful members of UTRID. Thank you for reading this post. My name is Tanner Vance, and I am the new president of UTRID.

UTRID’s purpose is to support you and the membership by providing professional development opportunities to benefit the Interpreting community and the deaf community as we enrich our professional abilities. The 2023–2025 board will soon gather for our annual board retreat, where we will plan for 2024, and we want to know your thoughts. We want your feedback regardless of whether you are Deaf, hearing, a certified interpreter, a novice interpreter, a student or CDI, or someone just starting your practice. We want your feedback, please.

UTRID has a history of impact throughout our state and is a recognized Affiliate Chapter nationally. The 2023 board wants to continue this legacy and growth, which requires your feedback. We believe striving to thrive is vital, and we do that as an organization by recognizing your needs (past, present, and future), how they have changed, and what new needs have become apparent so we can adapt our programming to benefit you. Before we can do this, however, we have to collect your input. This is where we ask for your help.

We’ve created a Google form, which is linked here. Filling the survey out will take about 10 to 15 minutes (15 max). The form will close in two weeks on Sat. November 11 at 10 PM. If you submit it before next Sat. November 4 at 10 PM, you may enter a three-winner prize drawing for a free ticket for the annual conference or a workshop next year. It will be a 2 1/2 day conference as opposed to last year’s 1 1/2  mini conference. It will be a fun-filled, excellent time!

I hope you can take the time to send in your thoughts. Your submission will be of value to us as we plan for next year, and you as our events can better match your needs. I look forward to reading your responses. Thank you and have a great day!

Click here to open the form in a new tab.

 

Student Involvement Game Night!

 

This will be held in Room KB 401

This event is free to the public!

However, if you want credit for CEUs/CEHs, the prices are as follows:

Students: $5
Members: $20
Non-Members: $60

This is a student involvement workshop aimed at bringing together ASL and interpreting students, working interpreters, and the Deaf community to socialize, network, and develop language. We will play several games to accomplish these tasks including ice breaker/get to know you games, speed mentoring, and depicting verb pyramid. We will strategically pair together students with more experienced interpreters and Deaf community members for various games to encourage building relationships and opportunities for constructive feedback.

Objectives:
1. Participants will develop a more robust Deaf and professional interpreters network
2. Participants will receive hands-on practice and mentoring by participating in various games based on their skill/knowledge level
3. Participants will utilize expressive and receptive skills through ASL games, activities, and socializing.

 

 

To purchase your ticket (you must be logged into your member account to see the reduced price). 

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.