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!
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.
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.
The Bylaws Committee advises the membership of the NYC Metro RID about our governing documents and decision making about Chapter business. This includes advising the membership and the Board on matters of compliance with the Chapter and National Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures.
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.
Certified 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 Metro-sponsored workshops and approving outside projects for members: PINRA, independent studies and academic coursework.
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.
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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.
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.)