Hello ICRID members!
The ICRID board has undergone some significant changes in the last several months. We had some resignations and I stepped up from the member at large position into the vice president position to assist the president. As you are aware, earlier this week, Darin Mitchell resigned as president. The board is saddened that he has resigned, but we understand his reasoning and respect him for making the best decision for him and hope that we can continue to work with him in some capacity within ICRID. While we as a board are working to make a seamless transition to a new president as quickly as possible, I will be filling in as acting president. As we move forward, the board wants to ensure that the health of ICRID remain strong and continues moving in a positive direction, despite all the changes we have undergone. With the continued support of you the ICRID membership, ICRID will again be the great organization that it has historically been. The board is excited for the opportunity that the membership has given us to make great things happen within ICRID!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to keep the membership informed of any further changes. Thank you for your understanding through this transition.
On behalf of the ICRID Board,
ICRID Acting President
Dear ICRID Membership,
When I was elected, I was ecstatic; I didn’t know what to say. I had so many visions for this organization as well as the rest of the board. First thing on the agenda was getting more members- networking, because that’s what I knew best. Next was filling up our board and committees, getting Deaf/interpreters committee up and running. So many ideas - so What happened? Life happened. Personalities happened.
“This is how it used be! The interpreting community is waiting for the organization to fail! Why are we not financially stable! We need to have an ASR and it needs to be BIG this year because we didn’t have one last year (because we didn’t have any money to fund it). Everyone is looking at the new board to see what you’re doing”
As I said in my introduction letter, we have a great team that are motivated and are ready to hit the ground running. The organization needs people like the membership to fill positions such as the members-at-large to Committees, even if it’s not the chair of the committee. Each person has his or her own skill set to offer the organization. My skill set is behind the scenes, such as networking either in person or via our Facebook page which has received accolades from RID’s Executive Director. With that said, after deep reflection I am resigning as the President of ICRID. I am not saying that I could never be a leader, but at this time I will be best suited in a position that fits me.
Some people may see this as a failure and some may see this I told you he wouldn’t last long. I don’t see it that way at all. I see this as an opportunity for the organization to have someone as President who has the skill set needed and for me to have the opportunity to use my skill set where it will be appropriately utilized. I appreciate the opportunities the role has given me as President and the people I have met. I would like to continue in some kind of role in ICRID. Perhaps that would allow me to bring social media to annual conferences, workshops, Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram. Doing so with social media would allow so more many opportunities for increasing finances, income, and general numbers all around.
Before I go, I will leave you with a quote from Dr. Maya Angelou that fits perfectly with who I am and what I believe: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou
Again, thank you for your time and believing in me to become President.
Indiana Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Indiana T-shirt Order Form
ICRID is offering these great "Indiana" apparel! All proceeds go directly to ICRID.
There are multiple products to choose from with this theme:
Heavy cotton T-Shirts (as seen below)
Small through 4XL
Colors: Red, Blue, Grey, and Green.
Heavy Cotton Long Sleeved T-Shirts (as seen below)
Small through 4XL.
Colors: Red, Grey, and Black.
Hooded Sweatshirts as seen below
Sizes: Small to 4XL.
Colors: Red, Black, and Grey.
1/4 Zip Hooded Sweatshirts (As seen below)
Sizes: Small through 4XL
Colors: Red, Black and Grey
ICRID R.A.P.S. - April 2014 Edition
What is ICRID R.A.P.S.?
R.A.P.S. stands for Read, Analyze, Ponder, and Share. This is a great opportunity for Indiana interpreters to earn CEUs by gathering with colleagues in your area to discuss articles relating to the interpreting field.
How does it work?
Register for the date of the roundtable discussion in your area you would like to attend. You will receive an email with the article that will be discussed. Read the article and answer the discussion questions prior to attending the roundtable discussion group. Moderators at your site will monitor and guide the discussion to encourage focus on the topic and interaction among those present. You MUST bring your completed discussion questions to the roundtable and hand them to the moderator before the meeting begins.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
Partial CEUs will not be provided. You must show up on time and attend the full roundtable discussion. CEUs cannot be awarded if you arrive late or do not complete and hand in the discussion questions before the roundtable begins.
ICRID is an Approved RID CMP sponsor Continuing Education Activities.
**CEUs and topics will vary depending on the article/videos being discussed. Please make sure to check CEU information for each meeting you register for.**
We have new topics for ICRID RAPS, but we need more Moderators. Please contact Amy Evans email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a Moderator for your area.
ICRID Board Meeting Dates
January 18th, 2014 9am-12pm
February 8th, 2014 9am-12pm Eastern time, Location: ISD
March 8th, 2014 10am-1pm Eastern time, Location: Connections Deaf Centers 417 N. Weinbach, Suite 107 Evansville, IN 47711
April 5th, 2014 9-10a Closed meeting; 10a-12p Open Board Meeting Goshen College Administration Bldg, Room AD 20
May 3rd, 2014 9am-12pm Location: ICRID Business office at ISD
June 28th, 2014
September 13th, 2014
October 18th, 2014 Annual Business Meeting
December 6th, 2014
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