Region III 2010 Conference

Submitted by Jimmy Beldon and Lynn Joa Wander
Region III Conference Co‐chairs
February 2011

Planning for the 2010 RID Region III Conference began two years ago when the theme, “Passport to Possibilities” was chosen. “Arrive in Minneapolis/St. Paul with Great Expectations and Depart from Minneapolis/St. Paul” was the tag line that was used to promote the conference. This corresponded to the theme and became a foundation to support the goals of the conference.

These goals included bringing in presenters that focused on the future of interpreting, as it pertains to diversity in language and culture with a variety of interpreting workshops
relating to the conference theme. A specific programming goal was to promote a global perspective and working with new American Deaf populations. Inclusion of members who are culturally, racially and ethically diverse was another goal. The conference environment included goals such as providing a plethora of opportunities for attendees, presenters, conference interpreters (especially CDIs) and conference support staff to network and learn from one another. Incorporating a visually supportive environment was a goal that helped support a communication policy where all could feel comfortable communicating with one another. This lead to having a wide range of communication modes for workshop tracks by having workshops conducted in ASL only, spoken English or a mixture of both and allowed for a Deaf‐friendly environment and inclusion of all members. Lastly, we wanted to highlight local Minnesota talent for the entertainment within the Deaf community and invite all people to come, socialize and enjoy the a performance.

A full program offering up to 2.525 CEUs was offered. The program included 28 presenters, 4 keynote/plenary sessions (a first for Region III), 27 workshops and 87 hours of CEU earning events. Time was allowed in the schedule for several special events including a preconference leadership training that was open to all who were interested in leadership roles within the organization. Also, several RID representatives were on hand. Janet Bailey, from the Government Affairs Program (GAP); Debbie Peterson, Deaf Member at Large (DMAL) and Rachel Olson from the Strategic Challenges Bylaws Review Task Force (“BOB”) shared their knowledge and collected feedback from members. Member Sections also had an opportunity to meet.

Our entertainment, “MindDive” highlighted students, staff and alumni from the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD) and their original ASL comedy show was grand!

The Hotel Sofitel provided excellent accommodations and a shuttle service was offered to guests to and from the Mall of America and the airport for their convenience.

The biggest challenge we faced was the slowed economy. Although this impacted the registration numbers and sponsorships, thus creating a possible large deficit, the committee worked diligently with a conservative budget and found creative ways to reduce the budget and generate additional income to cover expenses. We strived for the providing the best conference experience possible without compromising the quality.

Due to generosity of many people, all of the initiatives generating additional income were successful. The silent auction generated a record amount. The raffle also brought in good revenue along with D‐Pan DVD sales, entertainment ticket sales and donations.

There is more to come! The Hotel Sofitel provided four hotel certificates, two nights each and they are good through June 30, 2011. The conference co‐chairs worked with MRID to include them in the silent auction for their fall conference. All monies collected were put toward the general expenses of the conference.

A final report has been shared with the Presidents Council and the national office. The conference finances resulted in a surplus of $13,381.67.

On behalf of the Region III Conference Committee, the conference co‐chairs sincerely thank the sponsors, donors, vendors, presenters, working interpreters, conference support staff, RID staff, RID and Region III Board Members along with all of Region III members for making this conference possible. We also wish to acknowledge our committee members and volunteers whose generosity, commitment and dedication enabled us to realize our conference goals.

Region III Rocks!


 

RID Region III Conference
July 21 24, 2010

Hotel Sofitel
Bloomington, MN

Thank You to All of Our Sponsors!

Logo for 2010 Region III Conference "Passport to Possibilities", July 21-24 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Platinum Sponsor $2,000 to $5,999

  • CATIE Center ‐ Collaborative for the Advancement of Interpreting Excellence
  • Sorenson Communications
  • Hallenross & Associates, LLC
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Gold Sponsor $1,000 to $1,999

  • NCIEC – National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers
  • CSD ‐Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.
  • Bill Wander Creative, LLC

Silver Sponsor $500 to $999

  • ASLFIRST,LLC
  • MRID – Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • WIRID – Wisconsin Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • OCRID – Ohio Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Bronze Sponsor $100 to $499

  • Saint Catherine University
  • Professional Interpreting Enterprise
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Oakland Community College
  • IEIC – Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings
  • MIRID – Michigan Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • IRID – Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • KyRID – Kentucky Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • ICRID – Indiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  • ASL Interpreting Services
  • C & C Connection, LLC
  • Paula Gajewski Mickelson and Richard Laurion

Thank you to the 2010 conference committee and volunteers for their generous donation of time, energy, commitment and dedication.

Region III Representative
Leandra Williams

Interpreter Coordinators
Hallenross and Associates, LLC
Ben Hall (Co‐Coordinator/On‐Site Coordinator)
Marla Berkowitz (Co‐Coordinator)
Vickie Walker

Region III Administrative Assistant
Darlene Snelson

Conference Chief Financial Officer
Tim Fitzgerald

Program Book
Stephen Medlicott (Co‐Coordinator)
Sharisse Leier (Co‐Coordinator)
Adrean Clark

Host Chapter (MRID) Treasurer
Melissa Vetrone

Audio Visual
Stephen Medlicott (Coordinator)

Program Committee
Kelly Murphy (Coordinator)
Richard Laurion
Anne Orozco
June Prusak

Conference Support Staff
Therese McKenzie (Coordinator)
Hilary Anderson
Myra Barnes
Kari Brecht
Caity Creitz
Tashina Good
Samantha Gordon
Amanda Kline
Amanda Moran
Pat Pfitzemeier
Christina Stevens

Silent Auction
Dave Calvert (Coordinator)
Judy Cain
Holly Miles
Megan Krebs
Travis Painter

Registration
Anne Sittner Anderson (Coordinator)
Tarra Grammenos

Entertainment
Carrie Wilbert (Co‐Coordinator)
Pam Meinhardt (Co‐Coordinator)

Sponsors/Vendors/Exhibitors
Staci Lahr (Coordinator)

Hospitality Committee
Tricia Renner (Coordinator)
Patty Herring
Catelyn Maloney
RaeLynn Satterlee
Rachel Shuda

Hotel
Becky Callahan (Co‐Coordinator)
Julie Olson Rand (Co‐Coordinator)


 

RID Region III 2010 Membership Meeting Minutes
July 23, 2010

Submitted by: Leandra Williams

RID Region III 2010 Membership Meeting Minutes
July 23, 2010

  • Call to Order-9:07am CST
  • Housekeeping-none
  • Approval of 2008 RID Region III Business Meeting Minutes
    • Move to accept the minutes as read.
    • Moved: Paula Gajewski-Mickelson/Shelley Engstrom-Kessel
    • Motion: Carries
  • Introductions-
    • Darlene Snelson as the Administrative Assistant taking notes for the meeting today.
  • Swearing in of Region III Representative-
    • Cheryl Moose announced candidates running for the RID Regional Representatives: There were no nominations for Region I. Region II Representative (uncontested): Lisa Schaefermeyer, Region III Representative (uncontested): Leandra Williams, Region IV Representative (uncontested): Chris Grooms, Region V Representative (uncontested): Dawn Buldoc. If there are no nominations for a specific regional representative position in an election year, the board cannot appoint a new representative to that position. A special election would need to be held the following year for the vacant regional representative position. In this case, that would be for Region I. The interim Region I Representative is Jackie Emmart. She will be leaving office in August 2010. A proposed change in the bylaws will determine what happens in Region I.
  • Region III Representative Report-
    • Region III Affiliate Chapter President’s Council Meeting
    • Region III Representative Report
    • July 23, 2010
    • This report details all activities of the Region III Representative since the last (conference call) meeting of the Region III President’s Council (April 25, 2010).
    • May 2010
    • Addressed issues related to upcoming Region III (R3) Conference.
    • Met with various R3 Affiliate Chapter Presidents to discuss related issues (KY, MI and MN).
    • Phone meetings with National Office staff to address various issues.
    • Worked to solicit input and feedback from R3 President’s Council (PC) regarding plans for a preconference”Leadership Training Event.”
    • Coordinated monthly R3 E-news submission (KY).
    • Worked with the R3 PC to secure Affiliate Chapter (AC) Sponsorship for the R3 Conference.
    • Initiated request from RID Regional Reps related to written duties for RID 2012 Regional Conference Co-chairs to National Office staff.
    • June 2010
    • Received an invitation to the WAD/WisRID Gala to celebrate passage of Senate Bill 389 (not financially possible to attend).
    • Continued to address issues related to upcoming R3 Conference.
    • Met with various R3 Affiliate Chapter Presidents to discuss related issues (KY, MI and MN).
    • Phone meetings with National Office staff to address various issues.
    • Continued to work to solicit input and feedback from R3 President’s Council (PC) regarding plans for a pre-conference “Leadership Training Event.”
    • Coordinated monthly R3 E-news submission (MI).
    • Continued to work with the R3 PC to secure Affiliate Chapter (AC) Sponsorship for the R3 Conference.
    • Phone meeting with R3 Treasurer to discuss issues related to the upcoming Leadership Training Event.
    • Met with R3 Conference Co-chairs (Lynn Wander & Jimmy Beldon).
    • Participated with other members of the RID BOD in the annual Executive Director Performance Review assessment.
    • Discussed plans for the selection of R3 2012 Conference Co-Chairs; and recommendations for a conference site with IRID President, Shelley Engstrom-Kessel and Past President, Sara Lucas.
    • Addressed R3 member inquires related to the following:
      • Special request for extension of the R3 Early Bird Conference Registration;
      • Possibility of selling conference DVD’s with presenter workshops;
      • Questions related to the scoring technique for the NIC Interview Exam;
      • Membership status;
      • “Senior rate” for participants attending the R3 Conference;
      • Protocol for Affiliate Chapter leaders serving on State Licensure Task Forces;
      • Protocol for article submission for the VIEWS.
    • Participated in RID Board of Directors Face-to-Face Board meeting (June 24, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ).
    • Meeting highlights include:
      • The membership will be updated on the status of motions passed that require membership input (one motion in particular, needed more direction from the makers of the motion before proceeding to ensure the intent of the motion is conveyed). The membership will be kept abreast of this issue via Enews updates.
      • RID membership for the 2010 membership year experienced a 2% growth rate (organizations our size should experience a 2-3% growth rate annually). As of 6/10 we had 15,268 members.
      • A new member section may be on the horizon for those living north of the US borders. (Wink)
      • Gallaudet Interpreting Services (GIS) will serve as the Coordinator of Interpreter Services for the 2011 RID Conference (Atlanta, GA).
    • July 2010
    • Continued to address issues related to upcoming Region III (R3) Conference.
    • Phone meetings with National Office staff to address various issues.
    • Coordinated monthly Region III E-news submission (MN)
    • Email discussions with R3 PC to address issues among council members related to various issues; such as payment for website advertising.
    • Phone meetings with National Office staff to address various issues.
    • Phone meeting with IRID President, Shelley Engstrom- Kessel to discuss plans for R3 2012 Conference.
    • Clarified protocol for Regional Letters of Support for entities seeking federal grants within R3.
    • Met with R3 Conference Co-chairs.
    • Attended final R3 Conference Committee meeting (prior to the conference).
    • Action Items:
    • Continue working with the R3 Conference co-chairs to ensure a fiscally sound budgetary process related to 2010 Region III Conference.
    • In Progress
    • Working with RID Regional Representatives to establish a “Leadership Training Event” at the 2011 RID Conference. Awaiting fiscal impact info.
    • Distributed the following to Region III Membership:
      • R3 Conference Early-bird Registration – Last Call
      • Sad News – Miss Lillian Beard
      • Sad News – Reggie Egnatovich
      • NIC Information Brief
      • CDI Test Review – Update
      • RID Region III “FAST APPROACHING”
      • Job Posting – UNF
      • EFSLI Conference Bulletin
      • AADB National Symposium
      • 2012 “Call for Co-Chairs”
      • “I Forgot – Did you?” (RID membership renewal reminder)
    • Events attended since last R3 PC meeting:
      • May 14 – May 15, 2010: Ohio RID Spring Conference (Received “President’s Award”)
      • June 9, 2010: Sorenson – Chicago Center “Open House”
      • June 24 – 27, 2010: NAOBI, Inc. Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
    • Upcoming Events for anticipated attendance in 2010:
      • July 21-24, 2010: REGION III CONFERENCE
      • September 23-26, 2010: RID face-to-face Board Meeting
      • October 1-2, 2010: Minnesota RID Fall Conference
      • October 7-10, 2010: IMPARTATION
      • October 22-24, 2010: ICRID Fall Conference
      • November 4-6, 2010: IRID Annual Conference
      • November 12-14, 2010: WisRID 40th Anniversary

In addition to the above, the Region III Representative also participated in various duties associated with service on the RID Board of Directors.

Respectfully submitted: Leandra Williams 7/14/10

Affiliate Chapter Reports

Illinois (IRID):

Shelly Engstrom-Kessel- IRID’s membership has increased by 50 new members this year. IRID has hosted 8 workshops this year to date with over 280 people in attendance. IRID has established an adhoc communications committee which will replace several current committees within IRID. In addition, a student committee was developed and established. At this time, there are 23 students involved in this committee. A membership newsletter keeps interpreters in Illinois and elsewhere abreast of what is happening within IRID. IRID has also changed its’ bylaws to keep in line with the National Office (NO) bylaws. Megan, the IRID Communications Chair, has redesigned the IRID website. Shelly has a full written report available to anyone who would like to see a copy. The 2012
R3 conference will be held in Illinois! Conference details are TBA. The 2010 IRID Fall Conference will host speakers, Anna Wittier-Merrithew and Cheryl Moose.

Indiana (ICRID):

Ronda Jo Bilz- Ronda was not able to attend the conference. Representing ICRID in her place is Zach Evans. Zach, the ICRID secretary, has worked to revamp the ICRID website which utilizes the
Dreamweaver program. The spring ICRID conference was held in Evansville, IN. ICRID is trying to hold its conferences in different parts of the state to accommodate interpreters from all areas of
Indiana. The ICRID annual picnic was held with a small number of attendees due to several conflicting events. ICRID will hold its annual fall conference on Oct. 21-22, 2010 at the French lick Casino and Hotel.

Kentucky (KYRID):

Amy Hatzel- KYRID BOD held its last BOD meeting on January 30, 2010. Amy has held the BOD position of Vice President for the last 4 years and was recently voted in as president. The BOD is working in a spirit of collaboration. The KYRID logo is ‘unbridled spirit’ but their budget is not unlimited. KYRID had to cancel their fall conference in 2009. However, there have been many wonderful workshops for interpreters to attend since that time. Many state agencies worked in
collaboration with KYRID to host those workshops. At this time, KY licensure is a work in progress. Many people within KY have benefited from the KY licensure. KY is looking to increase the number of mentors and working interpreters in KY. On another note, many areas of KY were affected by harsh weather events and people worked in collaboration to help each other out during those difficult times. KYRID’s dates for their fall conference are set for Oct. 15-16, 2010 in Louisville, KY. The week of the KYRID conference will be held in conjunction with the South East Regional Institute
for the Deaf (SERID) conference. In September 2010, the KY Commission for the D/HH will hold a large festival. In 2008, 25,000 people attended this event.

Michigan (MIRID):

Joan Gage- Joan was not able to attend the conference. Rose Gilushen is representing MIRID in lieu of Joan. Joan is the VP for the MIRID BOD. 99% of the MIRID BOD has changed. Joan Gage has
established 7 new committees to ‘pass the torch’ and keep information flowing between past and present board members. The state of Michigan has established a new testing system for educational interpreters.

Minnesota:

Natalie Stanley- David Evans will be presenting in lieu of Natalie. The MRID BOD has experienced recent growing pains with new members appointed to the BOD. MRID has completed a bylaws revision to follow the NO bylaws. The focus now will be to update the PPM. MRID hosted a spring event in May of this year discussing the past, present and future of RID with Janet Bailey as the speaker at this event. The southern representative, Tarra Grammenos, will host a workshop regarding interpreting in the criminal justice system. The Minnesota Association of Deaf citizens (MADC) will host a 125th anniversary celebration the last week of September 2010. MRID’s annual fall conference will be held on Oct. 1-2, 2010 in Wayzata, Minn.

Ohio (OCRID):

Jill Josselson- OCRID voted to change its bylaws. Previously, OCRID had 7 Local Affiliate Chapters (LAC) and now this AC has 7 state representatives. A new award has been established to honor an
important person in the interpreting community who has passed away. OCRID held a walk for this person in order to raise funds for this award. OCRID is now using Moodle for BOD discussions. OCRID also uses contact members frequently to disseminate information. A new Web site will be up and running soon. Members may contact the Ohio chapter at OCRID.com, not OCRID.org. OCRID currently has 300 members, half of which are certified.

Wisconsin:
Anna Johnson- Anna was not in attendance. Written report was shown.

2010 Region III Conference Co-Chairs-Lynn Wander and Jimmy Beldon-This morning at 9am the conference has 288 registrants. Lynn and Jimmy would like to recognize the conference planning
committee members and their hard work with a limited budget. With the economy in the state it is in, the conference has decided to hold a silent auction, a raffle (two prizes-one free early bird registration for the 2012 R3 conference and one free registration to any AC state conference within R3), and DPAN DVDs are for sale. A laptop is set up at the registration desk to donate monies to the conference. These items will help the bottom line with the budget for the conference.

Leandra would like to see a way to disseminate all the AC reports 2 weeks before the next 2012 Region III conference. This will be a focus for the PC prior to the next R3 conference.

Motions/Recommendations/Resolutions

Motion: RID research a mechanism for the endorsement of reputable agencies and organizations providing sign language interpretation services in community settings and report back to membership by the 2011 RID National Conference.

Rationale: An endorsement system that would allow customers, consumers and interpreters a means to make educated decisions about which agencies/organizations with which to establish business relationships and a means to express concerns about them, is in line with RID’s mission and philosophy to support the continued growth and development of the profession and the insurance of effective communication through excellence in the delivery of services.

A national certification system currently exists for customers and consumers as a means by which to make hiring decisions based on a level of assurance that they are receiving services from a competent individual practitioner. However, no such system exists when services are purchased through an agency or organization. Likewise, there is no recourse for customers, or consumers against agencies that are not reputable or conforming to standard business practices as there is for individual interpreters.

In addition, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of agencies providing sign language interpreter services across the country and in the nationalization of these providers seeking to secure work outside of their geographical location. A large number of these agencies are spoken language provider agencies with no direct relationship to the field of sign language interpretation, with interpreters in a given area of the country or familiarity with the local deaf community. Given this nationalization of agencies, interpreters have no guidance by which to make decisions regarding whether to contract with a particular agency. Contract interpreters are thus vulnerable to unscrupulous business practices by out of state agencies with little ability for recourse.

A national system to recognize reputable interpreter provider agencies is in the best interest of the consumers and customers who need qualified interpreter services.

Hallenross and Associates, LLC, Deaf Services Center, Inc., and Reliable Interpreting Agency, LLC, the three largest agencies providing sign language interpreter services in Central Ohio are in support of this motion.

Moved by: Linda L. Ross and Ben Hall
Seconded by: Michana Seelig

Conference Resolutions

R3CR10.01
Whereas, the RID Board of Directors has lead in a spirit of service, including presenting at the 2010 RID Region III Conference;
Whereas, the President, Secretary, Treasurer, Deaf Member at Large and Representative of Region V of the RID Board of Directors traveled a great distance for attending this conference;
Therefore, be it resolved that the RID Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership express sincere gratitude and appreciation to the RID National Board in
attending the 2010 RID Region III Conference.

R3CR10.02
Whereas, Lynn Wander and Jimmy Beldon assembled a team of committed volunteers; and
Whereas, they have worked long hours in preparation for this event;
Whereas, Lynn Wander and Jimmy Beldon have ensured that RID Region III continues to lead the way with ‘Passports to Possibilities’ for successful regional conferences;
Therefore, be it resolved that the RID Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership express our deep appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to Lynn Wander and
Jimmy Beldon for their leadership and efforts as the 2010 RID Region III Conference Co-Chairpersons and signify so by a round of applause.

R3CR10.03
Whereas, the sign language interpreters working at the 2010 RID Region III Conference are among the best in the nation; and
Whereas, it is essential that conference interpreters be role models to their colleagues in the profession and to the interpreting students who are our future;
Therefore, be it resolved that the RID Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership extend our great appreciation to the 2010 RID Region III Conference
interpreting team.

R3CR10.04
Whereas, RID Region III continues to lead the nation in regional strength; and
Whereas, we depend on the commitment of volunteer committee members and conference support staff in conference planning; and
Whereas, those committee members work long hours to ensure a successful conference experience for all participants;
Therefore, be it resolved that the RID Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership extend our great appreciation to MRID, the 2010 RID Region III Conference
Committee and volunteers. With their assistance, dedication, hard work and the gift of many long hours they have made a significant contribution to a terrific Region III conference.

R3CR10.05
Whereas, we look to the future of our profession to maintain our strength as a region; and
Whereas, conference support staff are often sign language interpreting students; and
Whereas, sign language interpreting students are the future of our profession;
Therefore, be it resolved that the RID Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership extend our great appreciation to the 2010 RID Region III Conference Support Staff. With their assistance, dedication, hard work and the gift of many long hours the support staff have made a significant contribution to a terrific Region III conference!

R3CR10.06
Whereas, RID Region III continues to lead the nation in regional strength; and
Whereas, the representation of RID Region III on the RID National Board is due to regionally grown leaders
ascending to the national level; and
Whereas, Region III members Cheryl Moose, Kelly Flores and Brenda Walker-Prudhom provided excellent leadership both nationally and within RID Region III during their terms in office as President, Secretary and Treasurer;
Therefore, be it resolved that the RID Region III Representative, the Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership extend great appreciation to Cheryl Moose, Kelly Flores and Brenda Walker-Prudhom for their years of dedicated service to RID Region III, RID and signify such by a standing ovation.

R3CR10.07
Whereas, service to the professional organization is held in the highest esteem; and
Whereas, Darlene Snelson continues to faithfully serve RID Region III as the Administrative Assistant;
Whereas, Darlene Snelson has worked long hours to document all Region III President Council meetings and Region III Conference Planning committee meetings by taking detailed minutes;
Therefore, be it resolved that the RID Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership extend our greatest appreciation for her service to RID Region III and RID, and signify so by a round of applause.

R3CR10.08
Whereas, service to the professional organization is held in the highest esteem; and
Whereas, Sara Lucas faithfully served Illinois RID as President; and
Whereas, Sara Lucas has worked tirelessly for Illinois RID, RID Region III and the national organization;
Therefore, be it resolved that the RID Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership extend our highest appreciation for her service to Illinois RID, RID Region III and RID, and signify so by a round of applause.

R3CR10.09
Whereas, service to the professional organization is held in the highest esteem; and
Whereas, Edie Ryan served Kentucky RID as president; and
Therefore, be it resolved that the Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership extend our highest appreciation for her service to Kentucky RID, RID Region III and RID and signify so by a round of applause.

R3CR10.10
Whereas, service to the professional organization is held in the highest esteem; and
Whereas, Helen Boucher faithfully served Michigan RID as president; and
Whereas, Helen Boucher has been a dedicated member of the RID Region III Presidents Council; and
Therefore, be it resolved that the RID Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership extend our highest appreciation for her service to Michigan RID, RID Region III and RID, and signify so by a round of applause.

R3CR10.11
Whereas, service to the professional organization is held in the highest esteem; and
Whereas, Sarah Mansager served Minnesota RID as president and Ex-Officio; and
Whereas, she continues to serve Minnesota RID as Vice President;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership extend our highest appreciation for her service to Minnesota RID, RID Region III and RID and signify so by a round of applause.

R3CR10.12
Whereas, service to the professional organization is held in the highest esteem; and
Whereas, Melanie Somnitz faithfully served Ohio RID as president; and
Therefore, be it resolved that the Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents and membership extend our highest appreciation for her service to Ohio Chapter of RID, RID Region III and RID and signify so by a round of applause.

R3CR10.13
Whereas, service to the professional organization is held in highest esteem; and
Whereas, Sue Gordon faithfully served Wisconsin RID as president;
Whereas, Sue Gordon has been an instrumental part of the RID Presidents Council;
Therefore, be it resolved that the RID Region III Representative, the RID Region III Affiliate Chapter Presidents, and membership extend our highest appreciation for her service to Wisconsin RID, RID Region III and RID, and signify so by a round of applause.

Recognitions

Leandra recognized Cheryl Moose for her years of service as the former RID R3 Representative and current RID President, Kelly Flores, former RID R3 Representative and current RID Secretary and
Brenda Walker-Prudhom, current RID Treasurer.

The 2011 RID national conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, on July 17th-23rd, 2011.The 2013 RID National conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN.

Membership Q and A

What are the numbers for the budget of this conference? It was stated that there were $5,000 in new registrations within the last day or so. The conference at this point is about $10-$15,000 deficit but this
number does not include the silent auction monies, the raffle dollars or any additional donations.

Why was the motion R3CM08.06 referred to the SCBRTF? The NO is still investigating ways to make that motion happen.

Adjournment
11:07am CST