Lisa Schaefermeyer, Region II Representative

Region II Conference, July 29-August 1, 2010, Chattanooga, TN
Call for Presenters and all Region II Conference information can be
found on the R2 webpage

Georgia RID
President Jackie Anthony

As the New Year and decade begins, it is amazing to see how this
organization has grown. Our membership is the biggest it has ever been and interpreters are giving back to their profession. One of the Georgia RID (GaRID) offers to grow into the profession is mentoring.

This year begins our second semester of our mentorship program, starting four mentors and four mentees. It is wonderful to see this bridging between novice and seasoned interpreters for the greater good to be accomplished. The program is heavily run by the mentee for a five month period. The mentee establishes goals and leads the path to what skills to
hone in on, while the mentor is there to give support and expertise. Last fall was the first semester and it ended in great success. The number of those who want to be mentored has increased as well. We are looking forward to seeing the next generation of interpreters conquer their mountain and reach
their goals.

Potomac RID
President Jennifer Bell

The New Year is here and so is a new decade! It’s a time for goals and
resolutions, new attitudes and a fresh look on the future. The board will soon be meeting for our annual retreat where we will be making plans for Potomac Chapter RID’s (PCRID) future. We are looking forward to a few things this year including:

  • Support the gap;
  • Collaborative workshop with Gallaudet;
  • Joint function with MDAD;
  • PCRID annual conference
  • More!

As we make plans for the upcoming year, we would like your input. If you have suggestions for us, please let us know. You can contact us by emailing any of us personally at the emails listed on the “contact us” tab here on the website or at info@pcrid.net If you would like to get involved with any of the upcoming events, please contact me at president@pcrid.net Best wishes to you all for a healthy and happy 2010!

South Carolina RID
President Michele Bach-Hansen

The 2010 South Carolina RID Annual Conference will be February 26-27 at Spartanburg Community College. Stay tuned to our Web site,
www.southcarolinarid.org for more dates.

This is the second year for the collaborative effort between the SC State Department of Education and South Carolina (SCRID). The next round of trainings will be January 29-30. For information on future sessions, go to http://www.fits.sc/TrainingServices.htm.

Plans are currently underway to offer a series of “Law School for
Interpreters” training. The hope is that this training will increase the pool of qualified interpreters in the SC Court System. For more information, pay attention to the SC RID e-list, Web site and newsletter for dates and registration information.

We are currently accepting nominations for the 2010-2012 board of
directors. Positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, member at large and student representative. For more information or to nominate someone, please contact Michele Bach-Hansen at president@scRID.info.

We are also seeking a new CMP Coordinator. If you are interested in the position or want more information about the position, please email president@scRID.info.

Virginia RID
President Jay Penuel

Virginia RID’s (VRID) board of directors met recently after empanelling our new district representatives: District I (Northern Virginia) Lauren McCann, District II (Richmond Metro) Nicole Thorn, District III (Hampton Roads) Holly Mayo, District IV (Staunton/Charlottesville) Carrie Humphrey and District V
(Roanoke/Blacksburg) Diane Dorrell. The planning stages for the biennial conference is well underway. This years conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville, VA, June 28-20, 2010. For information, or to volunteer, please contact Tara Handy Palmer, conference chair at tabasco12@yahoo.com. Also, VRID is revamping its Web site (which is long overdue!). Look for a more user-friendly interface, as well as a new look! Thanks to District I Representative, Lauren McCann for all the legwork on our new site.

The Executive Board of Virginia RID comes up for election this year. Please start considering whether you’d like to volunteer as a member of the board. The available positions will be president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and membership director. For more information, please contact Jay Penuel at president@vrid.org.


Februrary 2010 e-News RID Region II Report

Lisa Schaefermeyer, Region II Representative

To start the new decade, RID is going to try a different approach to sharing information with the membership from each of the affiliate chapters. To initiate this new approach to region reports, starting with the February 2010 e‐NEWS, here the profile of Region II. We hope this will be a new and innovative way for RID members to learn more about each of the affiliate chapters as well as for each of the affiliate chapters to spotlight themselves and their members.

Region II Conference, July 29‐August 1, 2010, Chattanooga, TN

Call for Presenters and Student Representatives can be found on the R2 Web page

Region II consists of 10 Affiliate Chapters:

Alabama Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (ALRID)
www.alrid.org

Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (FRID)
www.fridcentral.org

Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (GaRID)
www.garid.org

Mississippi Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MSRID)
www.msrid.info

North Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NCRID)
www.ncrid.org

Potomac Chapter Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PCRID)
www.pcrid.NET

Puerto Rico Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PR RID)
www.puertoricorid.org

South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (SCRID)
www.scrid.homestead.com

Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (TRID)
www.tnrid.org

Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (VRID)
www.vrid.org

Region II has a total of 3,235 members.

We have provided region conferences every two years, and since 2004, we have planned conferences truly as a region‐wide effort from all 10 states. All of the presidents from each of the 10 affiliate chapters make up the Region II Presidents Council, where discussions occur through bi‐monthly teleconferences. Currently, discussions are related to the local chapter conversion motion and committee  structure. The Presidents Council serves as a resource for presidents to share ideas, procedures and information as well as to provide support for each other as leaders in RID.


March 2010 e-News RID Region II Report

Lisa Schaefermeyer, Region II Representative

RID’s new approach to sharing information with the membership from each of the affiliate chapters continues this month with the March 2010 e‐News. This month the Region II Report profiles Mississippi RID. We hope this will be a new and innovative way for RID members to learn more about each of the affiliate chapters as well as for each of the affiliate chapters to spotlight themselves and their members.

Mississippi RID
President Paula Browning

The Mississippi Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MSRID) held its elections in January 2010. The new board is: Paula Browning, President; Mark Palmer, Vice President; Niall Cook, Secretary; Alois Wolverton, Treasurer; and three members at large Peggy Gerber, Ben
Wagenknecht and Edith Booth. Our membership is 50 members and growing! Our e‐newsletter will be posted soon on the MSRID Web site www.msrid.info, which will include bios on each new board member. The board has stated its goals this term to host workshops every two months in order to strengthen ties with the Mississippi Association of the Deaf (MAD) and to increase membership involvement.

The MSRID members are a cross‐section of the state of Mississippi, which has three distinct regions: Gulf Coast, Central and Northern. A large percentage of our members are graduates of one of the three ITP programs represented in each region. Many of our interpreters work in K‐12 settings, several are full‐time vocational rehabilitation interpreters and a few own interpreting agencies in Jackson or Gulfport. Of the 43 RID national members, 18 are nationally
certified, with the others being associate or student members.

All working interpreters in Mississippi must be registered with the state, in compliance with the 2005 Senate Bill No. 2794. This bill is currently under revision as Senate Bill No 2715 with the intent to clarify requirements (http:/billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2010/PDF/SB/2700‐
2799/SB2715PS.PDF).

In addition to interpreting members, we are seeing an increase of members from MAD, in support of our state interpreters. Some examples of their involvement are Ben Wagenknecht, a new board member‐at‐large and Director of ODHH; our new parliamentarian and current MAD Secretary Betty Dugan; and our new Web site guru and former member at large, Jason Boyd.

The ODHH has been a great resource for advertising MSRID events through its electronic mailing list to the Deaf community.

The MSRID has a scholarship program to sponsor attendance at the annual Interpreter Summer Institute, affectionately known as “Boot Camp.” This program, run by past MSRID president Sandra Hester, has been in existence since June 2006. Several attendees were able to take a quality assurance screening and a screening owned by past MSRID president Sue Goldman the last day of camp and pass.

MSRID’s “claim to fame” is its determination to never quit. When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, MSRID was checking on how the membership faired. This current board is also determined to never quit in seeing MSRID a positive support source to our members and our peers alike.

With the board’s goals in mind….

The first membership meeting of the term will be held April 17 at Hinds Community College. Door prizes and membership gifts will be handed out at that time. There will also be a workshop after the meeting. “So You Wanna Be an Interpreter…” will be presented by Janie Powell, MCSC and Manager of the Sorenson VRS, New Orleans Center. It will be great skill building for beginners as well as seasoned interpreters.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Jefferson Davis ITP coordinated by Becky Gaitan MS‐QA 3, is hosting a workshop April 9‐11 entitled “Master the NIC” taught by Shonna Pareja. MSRID is encouraging all membership who want to take the NIC exams to consider attending. Ms. Pareja’s blurb for her workshop is: “Shonna has been an interpreter since 2000 in the areas of community, VRS, VRI, legal, conference, corporate and educational. She was an ITP instructor for many years before shifting gears and turning her attention to presenting workshops around the country. Her workshops have been described as high‐energy, motivating, supportive, and informative. Shonna has helped hundreds of interpreters become certified and many achieve a NIC: MASTER!” The three day workshop is worth 2.4 CEUs. If any other neighboring states would like to attend, you can register at www.shonnapareja.com.

The first all‐day workshop of this term co‐sponsored with PEPNet South will be on May 15 at Cabot Lodge in Jackson, MS. Gordon Vernon will present “Interpreting from the Inside, Out: Outlooks on Looking In!” Come join us for a journey through the interpreting looking glass; this is an event you won’t want to miss. Everyone is invited from the surrounding states as well.

On July 24 two workshops will be offered in Hattiesburg, MS, at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) courtesy of the Deaf Studies program run by Gerald Buisson. Cynthia Herbst,
an instructor at the Pierce Community College ITP program in Woodland Hills, CA and Brenda Dencer, a private practice interpreter in Washington, DC and former Region II rep are currently slated as the presenters. There will something for everybody.

The annual state conference will be at the beginning of October in Oxford, MS. We have an exciting workshop and Friday evening entertainment planned—we don’t want to ruin the surprise yet. Presenters will be announced soon. There will also be a silent auction, so start deciding what you want to donate!

Our November 13 workshop to be held in Ocean Springs, MS, is currently looking for presenters. If you have a workshop that you may want to test drive, contact Paula Browning at prez.msrid@gmail.com with topic ideas.

Needless to say, the MSRID board is very excited about the possibilities for our interpreters during this term. We welcome and appreciate the support and collegiality of Region II and RID in helping MSRID grow as an organization. Although our numbers are few, MSRID anticipates strides this term that will equip our membership to excel in testing, create an open door for the Deaf community to have an impact on the quality of its interpreters and that will instill a pride in our organization.

MSRID Board 2010

Group photo, MSRID Board 2010Group photo, MSRID Board 2010

Region II Conference, July 29‐August 1, 2010, Chattanooga, TN

Call for Presenters and Student Representatives can be found on the R2 Web page

Conference Planning Committee:
Conference Chair Brian Paille
Interpreter Coordinator Joe Lucas
Student Representative Coordinators Belinda Milligan and Lisa Godfrey
Program Book Chair Naomi Gotlib
Silent Auction Chair Stacie Yarbrough
Hosting Chapter and Hospitality Committee Summer Chappell
Region II Representative Lisa Schaefermeyer


April 2010 e-News RID Region II Report

Lisa Schaefermeyer, Region II Representative

RID’s new approach to sharing information with the membership from each of the affiliate chapters continues this month with the March 2010 e‐News. This month the Region II Report profiles Mississippi RID. We hope this will be a new and innovative way for RID members to learn more about each of the affiliate chapters as well as for each of the affiliate chapters to spotlight themselves and their members.

Florida RID
President Terri Schisler

Florida Registry of Interpreters (FRID) holds an annual conference and member business meeting during October of each year. Conference attendance averages from 300 ‐ 350. During the 4‐day conference we have a banquet and entertainment as well as workshops, forums and member section meetings. Total possible CEUs offered at the conference range between 2.5 – 3.0 CEUs.

We offer two state level screening tests for pre‐certified interpreters, the Florida QA and EIE (Educational Interpreter Evaluation). We have recently revised the EIE materials and will begin accepting applications to take the EIE in 2010.

FRID passed the 1,000 member mark during fiscal year 2008‐09. We have a Web site that includes an online member database where consumers can search for FRID members and verify their credentials. This is the fifth year we have been working on the passage of an interpreter bill. We hope 2010 is the year to see it become law. We look forward to improving interpreter services in Florida as a result of this proposed law.

group photo, Florida RID

Left to Right: Anthony Verdeja, Vicky Fales, Lauri Harbin, Charlene McCarthy, Terri Schisler,
Malia Johnson, and Sue Ann Pope.

Region II Conference, July 29‐August 1, 2010, Chattanooga, TN

Call for Presenters and Student Representatives can be found on the R2 Web page

Conference Planning Committee:
Conference Chair Brian Paille
Interpreter Coordinator Joe Lucas
Student Representative Coordinators Belinda Milligan and Lisa Godfrey
Program Book Chair Naomi Gotlib
Silent Auction Chair Stacie Yarbrough
Hosting Chapter and Hospitality Committee Summer Chappell
Region II Representative Lisa Schaefermeyer
Interpreter Coordinator Anne Tomkinson


April 2010 e-News RID Region II Report

Lisa Schaefermeyer, Region II Representative

RID’s new approach to sharing information with the membership from each of the affiliate chapters continues this month with the March 2010 e‐News. This month the Region II Report profiles Mississippi RID. We hope this will be a new and innovative way for RID members to learn more about each of the affiliate chapters as well as for each of the affiliate chapters to spotlight themselves and their members.

Affiliate Chapter: Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (GaRID)
President Jackie Anthony

Number of Members: 95

Web site address: www.garid.orgg

Describe the programs and services your affiliate chapter provides:
GaRID makes it a priority to provide an annual conference where we make it an emphasis to cultivate an environment to learn, network and be challenged with other professionals. This year’s conference will be held November 5‐7 in the northeast mountains of Georgia. Be sure to check our Web site for more information!

Our professional development committee is continuing to expand and has already sponsored two workshops in GA. Our goal is to continue to offer various workshops in different parts of the state so we can reach those interpreters that do not live in the Metro‐Atlanta area and in return unite the state.

GaRID offers special interest groups for educational, freelance and religious interpreting settings. They meet throughout the year as well as at the annual conference. We have seen a great interest in these groups from the membership. A social environment is beginning to be
established for interpreters to get to know each other outside of the work setting. GaRID hopes to offer more events to cultivate this atmosphere this year.

This growing organization begins its second term with a mentorship program. We see a need to bridge the gap between the novice and seasoned interpreter. The program is heavily run by the mentee for a five month period. We look forward to working alongside the next generation of interpreters.

How would you define the members of your affiliate chapter?
Throughout the state we, as an organization, come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Because of that, GaRID is comprised of diverse, talented and strong willed individuals. Together we are an assortment of individuals who make up the “Peach State.”

What is your affiliate chapter’s claim to fame?
GaRID won the Silver Scribe Award for our newsletter and the Outstanding Web Design Award at the 2009 RID National Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

What else would you like to share about your affiliate chapter?
GaRID looks forward to having the 2011 RID National Conference here in our own backyard. We are excited to share a little bit of the great state of Georgia with y’all! 2011 RID National Conference information can be found on the conferences page the RID Website.

Group photo, Georgia RID

GaRID board with some members visit the March RID face‐to‐face board meeting in Atlanta, GA

Group photo, Georgia RID

Left to right: Christia Williams, Dani Strait, Nicole Kusek and Abby Barronton

Lynne Watson and Anne Zimmerman, Georgia RID

Left to right: Lynne Watson and Anne Zimmerman

Region II Conference, July 29‐August 1, 2010, Chattanooga, TN

We are glad to announce that you can now register online or via mail for the 2010 RID Region II Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee! Please visit the Region II conference page at the RID Website. There you will find information such as the hotel reservation information, call for interpreters, online registration, paper registration, tentative agenda and more to come very soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brian Paille at R2Conference@gmail.com.

Conference Planning Committee:
Conference Chair Brian Paille
Interpreter Coordinator Joe Lucas
Student Representative Coordinators Belinda Milligan and Lisa Godfrey
Program Book Chair Naomi Gotlib
Silent Auction Chair Stacie Yarbrough
Hosting Chapter and Hospitality Committee Summer Chappell
Region II Representative Lisa Schaefermeyer
Interpreter Coordinator Anne Tomkinson

Hotel Information:
Chattanooga Marriott at the Convention Center
2 Carter Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 756‐0002
Make your hotel reservations from this link:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chadt?groupCode=ridrida&app=resvlink&fromDate=7/
27/10&toDate=8/2/10

Region II Conference registration and information can be found on the RID Region II page.


June 2010 e-News RID Region II Report

Lisa Schaefermeyer, Region II Representative

RID’s new approach to sharing information with the membership from each of the affiliate chapters continues this month with the March 2010 e‐News. This month the Region II Report profiles Mississippi RID. We hope this will be a new and innovative way for RID members to learn more about each of the affiliate chapters as well as for each of the affiliate chapters to spotlight themselves and their members.

Potomac Chapter RID
President Jennifer Bell

The Potomac Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PCRID) represents approximately 400 members of the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. We just may be the only chapter that is named for a river and not a state or locale. The area we represent is quite diverse. The federal government is a large part of our demographic, but we also have educational institutions (K‐12 to colleges and universities), private businesses, medical practices
and hospitals and special event venues. Our interpreting community has seen a lot of changes in the past couple of years. Once an area with many sign language interpreting agencies, we now see a few less and a growing freelance community.

PCRID is a busy chapter. We host or sponsor many workshops each year and try to keep in touch with each other. The past year or so we have been really working on our Web site and are happy with its development. We have an online mentorship database that members can match themselves up with trained mentors. We have an online registration and payment system for workshops and conferences. We also have complete content management! This means that we can update our Web site ourselves without having to pay anyone to do it for us! Check it out! Our Web site is www.pcrid.net.

This year we are looking forward to offering recent graduates of ITP/IPPs another offering of Support the Gap (STG) in November! As a pre‐conference event, we will be having STG this year on November 5 and are looking forward to another great event. November 5 ‐7 will be our Annual Conference which is always a great time to get together and enjoy a weekend of learning, growing and spending time with colleagues and friends. Keep an eye on our Web site for information and updates!

PCRID group photo

Photo: PCRID Board 2010 (Front row: Chante Frazier, Erin Harrison, Andrea Smith, Sarah Yates,
Jenifer McGilligan. Back row: Jennifer Bell, Bobby Soderholm)

Region II Conference, July 29‐August 1, 2010, Chattanooga, TN

There is still time to be a sponsor, exhibitor or send an advertisement to be included in the
Program Book! Please contact the Conference Chair if you have any questions.

All Region II Conference information and hotel can be found on the RID Region II Web page.

Conference Planning Committee:
Conference Chair Brian Paille
Interpreter Coordinator Joe Lucas
Student Representative Coordinators Belinda Milligan and Lisa Godfrey
Program Book Chair Naomi Gotlib
Silent Auction Chair Stacie Yarbrough
Hosting Chapter and Hospitality Committee Summer Chappell
Region II Representative Lisa Schaefermeyer
Interpreter Coordinator Anne Tomkinson

*A special thank you to GaRID and Treasurer, Mandy Stone for being the affiliate chapter to handle the Region II financial transactions


July 2010 e-News RID Region II Report

Lisa Schaefermeyer, Region II Representative

RID’s new approach to sharing information with the membership from each of the affiliate chapters continues this month with the March 2010 e‐News. This month the Region II Report profiles Mississippi RID. We hope this will be a new and innovative way for RID members to learn more about each of the affiliate chapters as well as for each of the affiliate chapters to spotlight themselves and their members.

Profile submitted by former President and current Treasurer, Jay Penuel

Affiliate Chapter: Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (VRID)
President Tara Handy Palmer

Number of Members: 97

Web site address: www.vrid.org

Describe the programs and services your affiliate chapter provides: Our Web site has recently been completely redesigned. Huge thanks to Lauren McCann for taking on a huge project and
producing such a great product! We’ve also just finished up our Biennial Conference which was a great success!

How would you define the members of your affiliate chapter? We have a little of everything; lots of educational interpreters, interpreters who are dedicated to serving our rural areas and interpreters in our many metropolitan areas. I would define us as “well‐rounded.”

What else would you like to share about your affiliate chapter? Virginia RID has recently elected a new slate of officers, and are continuing to focus on services to our membership. Our
new officers are:

President Tara Handy Palmer, CI and CT
Vice President Lauren McCann, CI and CT
Secretary Ivy Brothers, CI and CT
Treasurer Jay Penuel, CI and CT, NIC‐A, SC:L
Membership Director Kathy Campbell, CI and CT
District I Rep Amanda Kennon, NIC
District II Rep ‐ vacant at this time
District III Rep Terry Heath, CI and CT, NIC‐M, SC:L
District IV Rep Carrie Humphrey, NIC
District V Rep Diane Dorrell, CI and CT

Virginia has something for everyone… from the mountains, to the beaches, beautiful countrysides and the beauty of our nation’s capitol on the horizon. With such variety comes great opportunities for interpreters. Come to Virginia and see what we have to offer!


August 2010 e-News RID Region II Report

Lisa Schaefermeyer, Region II Representative

RID’s new approach to sharing information with the membership from each of the affiliate chapters continues this month with the March 2010 e‐News. This month the Region II Report profiles Mississippi RID. We hope this will be a new and innovative way for RID members to learn more about each of the affiliate chapters as well as for each of the affiliate chapters to spotlight themselves and their members.

South Carolina RID
Wendy Harmon, President

Affiliate Chapter: South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (SC RID)

Membership: 57

Web site address: www.southcarolinarid.org

Describe the programs and services your affiliate chapter provides: We have been working as a part of the South Carolina Chief Justice’s Access to Justice Interpreters for the Deaf work group
to train and increase the number of qualified interpreters working in the legal system. As a part of this, we have hosted, along with the South Carolina Association of the Deaf (SCAD), South Carolina Bar, South Carolina Legal Services, South Carolina Protection and Advocacy and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, a series of workshops based on the law school for non‐lawyers curriculum, called Law School for Interpreters.

SCAD has also invited us to work along with them to enact licensure legislation this year. We are excited about this endeavor. Our liaison to SCAD’s licensure effort is Katy Schneider, CI and CT.

How would you define the members of your affiliate chapter? South Carolina is a very rural state, interspersed with a few small and mid‐sized cities. Our membership is probably similar to
most of our counterparts, made up of educational interpreters, working in K‐12 and postsecondary settings, as well as community and VRS interpreters.

What else would you like to share about your affiliate chapter? South Carolina RID elected new officers in late February. The new board, which took office July 1st, includes:

President: Wendy Harmon, CI and CT, NAD IV, SC:L
Vice President: Susie Spainhour, NIC
Secretary: Callie Rowe, CI and CT
Treasurer: Jessica Harley
Member at Large: Melinda Reidling, CI and CT, NAD IV
Student Representative: Jim Heenahan
Past President: Michele Bach‐Hansen, CI and CT

Our annual conference will be held in our capitol city, Columbia, in March 2011. Kudos to the conference co‐chairs, Josie McDaniel‐Burkett, NIC Master, and Christina Whitehouse‐Suggs, CI and CT, for their hard work in organizing the conference. More information will be coming soon!!

South Carolina is a beautiful state, from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west to the beaches of the coast. Come explore!


September 2010 e-News RID Region II Report

Lisa Schaefermeyer, Region II Representative

This month we have compiled information for you on upcoming Region II affiliate chapter conferences. We have also included links to all Region II affiliate chapter Web sites. Check out what other chapters in the region are up to!

Florida RID
Terri Schisler, President

When: October 21‐24, 2010
Where: The Florida Hotel and Conference Center at the Florida Mall,
1500 Sand Lake RD., Orlando, FL 32809

Georgia RID
Jackie Anthony, President

“Simply the Best”
2010 Annual Conference and Business Meeting
When: November 5‐7, 2010
Where: Unicoi State Park and Lodge

Potomac Chapter RID
Jennifer Bell, President

When: November 5‐7, 2010
Where: Annapolis Doubletree,
210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD

South Carolina RID
Wendy Harmon, President

When: March 2011
Where: Columbia, SC

Kudos to the conference co‐chairs, Josie McDaniel‐Burkett, NIC Master, and Christina Whitehouse‐Suggs, CI and CT, for their hard work in organizing the conference. More information will be coming soon! South Carolina is a beautiful state, from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west to the beaches along the east coast. Come explore!

Links to Region II affiliate chapter Web sites:

Alabama Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (ALRID): www.alrid.org
Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (FRID): www.fridcentral.org
Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (GaRID): www.garid.org
Mississippi Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MSRID): www.msrid.info
North Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NCRID): www.ncrid.org
Potomac Chapter Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PCRID): www.pcrid.net
Puerto Rico Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (PR RID): www.prrid.org
South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (SCRID): www.scrid.homestead.com
Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (TRID): www.tnrid.org
Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (VRID): www.vrid.org