Committee Responsibilities

NYC Metro RID has a number of committees in which community members can find resources for support as well as ways to participate and give back to the Deaf community. There is something for everyone! If you have a particular strength or great ideas let us know! We are always looking to grow!

The Bylaws Committee advises the membership of the NYC Metro RID about our governing documents and decision making about Chapter business. 

Scope of Work:

The Bylaws Committee members are charged with the following tasks:

  • To assist the membership in the oversight of the NYC Metro RID bylaws, as needed. 
  • To assist the membership in maintaining compliance with the national RID bylaws. 
  • To be an active resource in the development of or revisions to the affiliate chapter bylaws and standing rules. 
  • To collect and review all proposed and passed motions to ensure they are not in conflict with the NYC Metro RID bylaws or the national RID bylaws. 
Chair: Michael Anthony
Questions? Contact

Certification Maintenance Program
NYC Metro RID is an Approved Sponsor of RID CEUs; our Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) committee oversees the administration of continuing education units (CEUs). This includes approving CEUs for NYC Metro RID-sponsored initiated activities, such as workshops as well as approving outside activities for members: PINRA, independent studies and academic coursework. CMP committee members are available to assist members design independent studies, determine what activities can qualify for CEUs and complete necessary paperwork. 

Types of Activities We Sponsor:

  • NYC Metro RID Sponsored Initiated Activities (Workshops)
  • Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA)
  • Independent Studies
  • Academic Coursework
NYC Metro RID Sponsored Initiated Activities (Workshops)
Together the Professional Development Committee (PDC) and the CMP committee determine the number of CEUs to be earned in a NYC Metro RID sponsored initiated activity. Attendees need only to sign the CEU form and list their RID number at the activity to earn CEUs. Upon completion of the event, the CMP committee will report the CEUs earned to national RID. Attendees will receive a certification of completion as proof of their attendance and the CEUs earned. For more information regarding NYC Metro RID sponsored initiated activities, see the Professional Development Committee or email

Participant-Initiated Non-RID Activities are educational events offered by institutions or organizations other than RID or an approved sponsor. In order to be eligible for CEUs, an attendee must fill out the PINRA form, submit appropriate payment and receive approval from the CMP committee before the activity takes place. PINRA paperwork should be received by the CMP committee well before the activity takes place, but no less than two weeks before the event begins. CEUs cannot be granted retroactively. Upon completion of the activity, proof of attendance must be sent to the CMP committee within 14 days. Proof of attendance may be a certificate of participation or a letter signed by the instructor. Proof of payment does not constitute proof of attendance. 
  • A fee of $10.00 is due at the time of application.
  • All paperwork and payments can be submitted electronically. 
Contact PINRA at

Academic Coursework
College coursework qualifies for CEUs when study took place at an accredited institution and the interpreter earned a grade of C or better. CEUs may be granted retroactively, as long as the study took place within the interpreter's current CEU cycle. It is the applicant's responsibility to be sure the coursework was completed within the current CEU cycle. 

Interpreters must fill out the Academic Coursework form and submit it with payment and an official transcript from the academic institution, showing the credits and grade earned for the class, to the CMP committee. CEUs are earned according to the following formula:
--> Schools on the semester system: 1 Credit = 1.5 CEUs
--> Schools on the quarter system: 1 Credit = 1.0 CEUs
  • A fee of $10 is due at the time of application. 
  • All paperwork and payments can be submitted electronically. 
Contact Academic Coursework at

Independent Study
Interpreters who wish to design their own courses of study may earn CEUs through independent studies. 

An independent study could include reading, researching or developing materials to enhance one's skills or knowledge for interpreting work. 

The applicant can work with the CMP committee to develop specific learning objectives and to determine how learning objectives will be concretely measured. They will collaborate to determine a timeline for completion and the number of CEUs to be earned. Please note that one hour of reading or research does not necessarily equal .1 CEU. Each independent study is evaluated individually, and depending on the plan of study, two or three hours of study ay merit .1 CEU. 

The applicant must fill out the appropriate paperwork and submit payment before study begins. 

Once the independent study has been completed, all proof of learning must be sent to the CMP committee for evaluation. Once the committee is satisfied that the work has been completed, the CEUs will be approved and reported to national RID. 

  • A fee of $25 is due at the time of application. 
  • All paperwork and payments can be submitted electronically. 

Contact Independent Study at

Chair: Amy Meckler
Committee Members: 
  • Dylan Geil
  • Jose Gomez
  • Craig Fogel
  • Phlip Wilson

For more information, click here to see national RID's website,or email the CMP committee chair at

Governmental Affairs
Our Government Affairs committee is working with local & state Deaf organizations, other interpreting organizations, members of the legal and social services communities....we're talking about how to ensure quality Interpreting services and Deaf consumer empowerment.

Website Management
The website management committee is responsible for all content on the Chapter website, including the Registry of Members and Interpreters.

The Mentorship Program connects novice interpreters with seasoned interpreters in a safe environment in effort to help develop the interpreting skills of those interpreters entering the field.

Professional Development
The Professional Development Committee advises the NYC Metro RID Board of Directors in the oversight of the policies and standards for the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) and the Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program.

The Membership Committee is responsible for maintaining a comprehensive listing of all current members in good standing, and for responding to questions from current and prospective members about their statuses and how to maintain them.

The Fundraising Committee does stuff and things and other stuff to make sure stuff and things are able to be done. This includes annual membership drives and other fundraising opportunities.

Communication with our members is one of the most important responsibilities for the Board of Directors. Publications include MetroBITS, MetroNews, and various social media pages.

Follow us @NYCMetroRID!

Our advertising team works hand in hand with 'Communications' in ensuring the membership and community are aware of events, workshop opportunities, and meetings hosted by NYC Metro RID or any other Deaf community organization, ally, or affiliate.

Emergency Fund
Prediction skills are part of the interpreting toolbox, but when an emergency happens, it's often by surprise. In support of our Certified and Associate members, the Emergency Fund Committee was established to provide one-time financial support. To get more information, to donate to this fund, or to apply for assistance, contact the chair of this committee. 

(All communications with this committee are confidential.)

Contact us

​New York City Metro RID
PO Box 70
New York, NY 10272

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