board of directors meetingRID Board of Directors
Video Meeting Agenda
21 May 2017 6-9 p.m. Eastern Time

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Call in Information:
Call to Order- President Walker (6:00pm)


Additions to the Agenda- President Walker (6:10pm)


Meeting Minute Approval- Secretary Pennise (6:15pm)- Decision

April 2017 Open Session

Finance- Treasurer McLellan (6:20pm)

FY18 Budget- Discussion/Decision

2017-2019 Standing Committees and Volunteer Leadership- Representative Maloney (7:00pm)

 –Scope to Work- Decision
Process for transition from SPP to White Paper- Discussion

2017 SLC Conference Update- IED Witter-Merithew- Discussion (7:30pm)

Event update (i.e. opening ceremony, closing ceremonies)- Discussion
Voting Process- President Walker- Discussion
2017 proposed business meeting standing rules- Meeting-at-Large Andrew- Decision
2017 proposed business meeting resolutions- Member-at-Large Andrew- Decision
Board positions on 2017 bylaws motions- Representative Maloney- Discussion/Decision

        Discussion on motions- if needed to be referred to councils or or committees for opinion

Board motions (non bylaws related)- Discussion/Decision
Board positions on 2017 motions (non bylaws related)- Discussion of process

Reports to membership during conference- President Walker- Discussion
Treasurer’s report at the business meeting (FYI)
President’s report at the business meeting (FYI)
Update of motions (progress) from previous conference business meetings (FYI)

Headquarters- Interim Executive Director Witter-Merithew (8:00pm)

Facilitators Training
Mediator Training
Membership Renewal
Visitors from Bulgaria


Mission and Vision Statements

What We Do – Mission: 

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf strives to advocate for best practices in interpreting, professional development for practitioners for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for diverse users of languages that are signed or spoken.

Our Desired Future – Vision:

By honoring its past and building a dynamic future, RID envisions a world where:

Linguistic rights are recognized as human rights;

  • The Deaf Community and the Deaf-Heart are vital and visible in every aspect of RID, the interpreting profession as a whole and among individual interpreters;
  • Interpreted interactions between and among individuals who use signed and spoken languages are as rich as direct communication;
  • The interpreting profession is formally recognized and is advanced by robust professional development, standards of conduct, and credentials.


Diversity Statement:

  • The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) understands the necessity of multicultural awareness and sensitivity.  Therefore, as an organization, we are committed to diversity both within the organization and within the profession of sign language interpreting.
  • Our commitment to diversity reflects and stems from our understanding of present and future needs of both our organization and the profession.  We recognize that in order to provide the best service as the national certifying body among signed and spoken language interpreters, we must draw from the widest variety of society with regards to diversity in order to provide support, equality of treatment, and respect among interpreters within the RID organization.