board of directors meetingRID Board of Directors
Face to Face Agenda:
Hilton Salt Lake City Center

July 18th-19th & July 24th 2017
Meetings will begin at 8am (MST)/ 10am (EST)


Board Meeting Room: Salon II: Tuesday July 18th.
(8:00am) Council Closed Session

(9:00am) Call to Order– President Walker

(9:00am-9:45am) Power and Privilege Training

Break 9:45a-10:00am

(10:00am) Additions to the Agenda– President Walker

(10:05am) Meeting Minute Approval- Secretary Pennise: DECISION
July 2, 2017 Open Session

(10:15am) RID Certification Update- President Walker (10:15am)- Discussion

Break 11:00am-11:15am

(11:15am) Conference Preparation– President Walker- Discussion

(12:00p-1:00pm) Lunch (provided)

(1:00pm) Unfinished Business- President Walker (1pm)- Discussion/Decision

  • Policies
    • Social Media Policy
    • Felony Conviction Policy
  • Leadership Documents
    • Bylaws
    • PPM
    • Volunteer Leadership Manual


(2:00pm) Budget Updates- IED Witter-Merithew and Treasurer McLellan (2pm)- Discussion

Break 3:00p-3:15p

(3:15pm) FY19 Conference– IED Witter-Merithew Discussion/Decision

(4:00pm) 2018 Regional Conferences– President Walker (4pm)

(5:00pm) Meeting Recess


Board Meeting Room: Salon II: Tuesday July 18th.
(8:00am-8:45am) Power and Privilege Training

 Break 8:45am-9am

(9:00am) Volunteer Leadership- Vice President Maloney Discussion/Decision

(10:00am)Messaging Approach– President Walker and IED Witter-Merithew- Discussion/Decision

Break 10:30am-10:45am

(10:45am) Headquarters Reports- IED Witter-Merithew Discussion/Decision

(12:00pm-1:00pm) Lunch (provided)

(1:00pm) Board Reports- President Walker

( 1:15pm) RID Affiliate Chapter Compliance- President Walker  Discussion/Decision

(2:00pm) Strategic Planning- President Walker- Discussion

(2:30pm) Transition Planning– President Walker- Discussion

Break 3pm-3:15pm

 (3:15pm) Messaging Approach– President Walker and IED Witter-Merithew Discussion/Decision

Closed Session

Adjourn Meeting


Board Meeting Room: Salon II: Monday, July 25th.

(1:00pm) Call to Order– President Walker

(1:45pm) Power and Privilege Training

Break 1:45pm-2pm

(2:00pm) Additions to the Agenda– President Walker

(2:10pm) Board Member Swearing In- President Walker

(2:15pm) Meeting Minute Approval- Secretary Pennise Discussion

(2:30pm) Board Meeting Dates- President Walker Decision

(2:45pm) September Meeting- President Walker  Discussion

(3:00pm)Board Member Roles and Responsibilities- Vice President Maloney Discussion

Break 3:45pm-4pm 

(4:00pm) RID Certification– President Walker  Discussion

(4:30pm) Volunteer Leadership– Vice President Maloney Discussion/Decision

Closed Session

(6:00pm) Adjourn Meeting


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.