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

Note: To view the meeting (open to the public), please contact Vice President Erica West Oyedele at Our current meeting platform is limited to 25 people, so please sign up as soon to help us determine if we need to consider a different platform.

Call to Order- President Walker (6pm)

Additions to the Agenda- President Walker (6pm)

Meeting Minutes- Secretary Pennise (6:05pm) • March 2017

Board Reports- All (6:15pm)
   – President Walker
   – Vice President West Oyedele
   – Secretary Pennise
   – Treasurer McLellan
   – Deaf Member at Large Bryant
   –  CDI SPP
   –  FCC on CDI in VRS
   –  Member at Large Andrew
   –  White papers vs. SPP
   – Region I Representative Teuber
   – 2019 National Conference
   – 2018 Regional Conferences
   – Region II Representative Sellers
   – Region III Representative Maloney
   – Region IV Representative Smith
   – Region V Representative Ktejik


Volunteer Leadership Updates- (7:00pm)

   – EPS Review TF- McLellan
   – Certification Committee- Maloney, Sellers
   – CPC Review Committee- McLellan
   – Pro-bono work group- Pennise
   – Power, Privilege, and Oppression CEU work group- update on status – West Oyedele
   – Council updates- Bryant, Andrew, McLellan, West Oyedele
   – Member Sections- Bryant, Andrew
   – Professional Development Committee- Pennise
   – Governance Committee- Maloney, Andrew


HQ Reports- IED Witter-Merithew (7:30pm)

   – Conference schedule and activity updates
  – Confirmation of board members for Applied Leadership presentation and Leadership Panel
  – Conference business meeting
   – Audio issue and added expense
   – Communicating with members about the no online voting
 – Hotel space and reservations
 – Motion re: contract signature authority for CASLI Board/Staff
 – Social Media Policy–clarification
 – Volunteer Leadership Webinar–scheduled for Tuesday, April 25th, 7-8:30.




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.