Category Archives: Membership
LEVEL-UP 2022 Save The Date!
UTRID’s Level-Up Conference 2022 is happening August 4th-6th! We are already underway of planning what a spectacular conference this will be!
SAVE THE DATE!!
MAY 1ST, 2022 FOR EARLY BIRD TICKETS!!
CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON AT THE DEAF CENTER PER COVID RESTRICTIONS
MAKE SURE YOU ARE A MEMBER WITH UTRID TO GET THE BEST PRICE!
BACKGROUND IS BLACK WITH A WHITE TRIANGLE IN THE BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER.
THE CONFERENCE LOGO IS “LEVEL-UP” WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE IMAGE.
SAVE THE DATE! EARLY BIRD PRICING STARTS MAY 1ST FOR THE 3-DAY CONFERENCE AUGUST 4TH-6TH, 2022
Professional Development Workshop – First of 2022!
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
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.
Call for interpreters – Sundance Film Festival
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!
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
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)
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 link – food 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)
RID Town Hall Meeting: Tuesday November 9, 2021
The RID Board of Directors will be hosting a Town Hall meeting for RID members on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7-9pm EDT. This Town Hall will focus on the idea of “What Do Members Want?”
Official announcement and video can be found here.
Great opportunity to meet new board members.
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!