Saturday, October 27th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave Room E-500
Long Island City, N.Y
If you have any motions or issues
to discuss, please e-mail President@nycmetrorid.org
Following the October 27th General Meeting
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
"Deaf Professionals and Designated Interpreters:
Emergence of Attitude and Behavior in a New Working Relationship"
Presented by Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D. & Dr. Khadijat Rashid, Ph.D.
COST: $10 for NYC Metro RID members, $20.00 for non-members
(through PayPal or a check upon arrival)
RSVP: Please RSVP by October 20, 2012 to ProfDevel@nycmetrorid.org
2012-13 METRO RID
The new membership year started
July 1, 2012.
If you have not received a
personalized renewal in the mail or
if you are a new member, you can download a
blank PDF membership form here.
more about Metro RID membership.
Any questions should be directed
to the Membership Committee Chair, Bram Weiser, at firstname.lastname@example.org
2011-12 Board of Directors.
Read the NEW Summer 2012 Newsletter
Saturday, April 28th
10am-12pm Community Meeting
12pm-1pm Pizza & Salad
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC
Building E Room 500
Topic: NY State Licensure of Sign Language Interpreters
DIRC page for more information
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Calling all Members
Familiar with Parliamentary Procedures!
Are you an NYC Metro RID member who is familiar with
Robert's Rules of Order
and the writing of motions?
If so, we could use your help either as a "volunteer
parliamentarian" or "motion writing advisor" at future
membership meetings. According to NYC Metro RID Bylaws, "unless
otherwise provided by the membership, all meetings shall follow Robert's
Rules of Order (Revised)".
Rules of Order provides common rules and procedures for deliberation and
debate to help ensure that business meetings run smoothly and that each
member is treated fairly. The designated parliamentarian would advise
and assist the presiding officer and other officers and members with
procedural issues. The motion writing advisor would be available to
help members compose motions if needed.
If you are interested in helping out at one or more of the upcoming
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Check out the calendar on the
professional development page. email email@example.com with additions or
NYC Metro RID is seeking members interested in becoming involved with the
newly formed "Government Relations Committee" with Christopher
Tester. This committee will be similar to the RID's Government Affairs
Program (GAP). GAP ensures that everyone has a voice in government programs
(such as the FCC). The FCC has begun to look into the criteria
that defines qualifications of an interpreter. They looked
into how to raise the standards of interpreters. It is a place where people
could go and ask questions.
Our goal is to have a representation on pertinent task forces that are
appearing through out the city that potentially
have a direct impact on interpreters. An idea would be to have 2-3 people
to be "on call" for reach out purposes and to attend events –
become visible to government officials such as the NYC Mayor's Office, the
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the Office of Court
Administrations and VESID are among some examples. We as an organization
need to build a relationship with government agencies.
This will require brainstorming sessions to create a structure of the
committee, and establish clear goals and objectives. If you are interested,
please e-mail Chris Tester at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher Tester, CDI
Certified Sign Language Interpreter
President: NYC Metro RID
Disability Inclusion Consultant and Trainer
Want to be a Mentor?
Metro RID is excited to continue our mentoring-match-up program
for a second year.
If you are a certified, experienced
interpreter who has time to give to a new, working interpreter, we'd
love to match you up!
Please feel free to contact a member of the board to sign up or if you want
to learn more.
Interagency Coordinating Council
for Services to Persons
who are Deaf,
or Hard of Hearing
Can we have interpreters represented
on this council?
2012 Regional Conference
Thursday, July 26 – Sunday, July
Atlantic City, Atlantic City, NJ
2011 RID National
RID and Mano a Mano Announce Collaborative Partnership for the
2011 National Conference
Read more about how the partnership will incorporate
the educational sessions of the Mano a Mano conference into the multi-day
Motions, Motions Everywhere…
The official 2011 Business Meeting does not convene for nine months,
but it is not too early to submit your motions. RID received a motion at
the 2009 conference that addressed the need for additional feedback prior
to voting on motions. RID took this motion to heart, and is establishing a
process which will give you the opportunity to preview and consider motions
prior to conference. To read about the business of the Business Meetings or
motions submitted, please visit the RID Web site:
2011 Conference Business Meeting>>
more about the 2011 National conference...
RID Member Vote: 2010
Vote on Remote Meeting Access Options pursuant to Motion C2009.03
Please note: You are strongly encouraged to print and read the
information memo regarding this issue and have it on-hand when you vote for
the options provided.
Read it now>>
Please note that a special e-mail announcement regarding this vote
was distributed to the membership on October 7, 2010.
Survey from the Professional Development Committee
After the National Conference in
Philadelphia in 2009, the Professional Development Committee (PDC)
distributed their first biennial survey in order to get the pulse
membership needs for workshop and professional development opportunities.
Here is the link for the results of that survey.
If you have questions, please contact the PDC at NYCMetroPDC@googlegroups.com.
The next survey will be distributed after the National Conference in 2011. Thank
you all for your participation!
Read the article
Government Affairs Program
Past President of RID to Serve as Advocate for Interpreters
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BE A COURT INTERPRETER, DISCOVER THE OPPORTUNITIES
The New York State Unified Court System’s recruitment campaign to fill
statewide Court Interpreter positions specialized in American Sign Language
(ASL) is currently underway.
The New York State Unified Court System is seeking to expand its roster of
American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. Courts throughout the state have
part-time, full-time and freelance court interpreting opportunities for
individuals fluent in English and ASL . ASL
interpreters are required to hold professional certification by a
recognized credentialing authority, according to Section 390 of the
Be A Court Interpreter, Discover the
Opportunities at - 646-386-5670.
2013 RID Conference location announced:
From RID Director of Meetings, Cori Dossett:
It is with great pleasure that I officially announce the 2013 RID National
Conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN, August 9-14. The venue
will be the new JW Marriott. The JW Indy is slated to open in February of
The official Indianapolis CVB site
The official Marriott site
Metro Emergency Fund
NYC Metro RID has instituted an Emergency Fund
for our voting members.
Please read more to learn how to apply for funds.
Click for more info
Eligibility for RID Certification
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