RID Board of Directors 

Next Board Meeting:

January 15, 2020

Online Meeting   |   7pm-10pm EST

Upcoming Board Meeting Agenda and Public Committee Reports

RID Board is now using the platform GoToTraining for their Board Meetings, click here to see a tutorial on how to register for the meeting.

The official business of the RID Board of Directors is documented in the minutes. Board meeting minutes are important legal documents of the association and represent the actions of the board. While many of the actions of the board are shared through RID’s communications tools, posting them on the website allows member and non-members alike to read them in their entirety. The secretary of the board takes the minutes and distributes them to the full board for approval before they are officially accepted. Once they are approved and accepted by the full board, they will be posted for the public to view. The motions and resolutions considered at each meeting are included in the text of those minutes.

Monthly online meetings – 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 -10 pm ET / 4 – 7 pm PT thru August 2020.
Holiday schedule No meeting in December
In-person meetings location presumed to be at RID Headquarters – October 17-20, 2019, and March 12-15, 2020. 

Upcoming Board Meetings:

2020 RID Board Meeting Dates

  • January 15, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
  • March 12-15, 2020 (FTF)
  • April 15, 2020
  • May 20, 2020
  • June 17, 2020

Board of Directors’ Meeting Minutes:

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RID has played a leading role in establishing a national standard of quality for interpreters and transliterators. We encourage the growth of the profession, educate the public about the vital role of interpreters and transliterators and work to ensure equal opportunity and access for all individuals.

The mission and values of RID are encompassed in our strategic plan, reflected in the statements below and incorporated into the actions and activities of all RID initiatives:

Mission – What We Do:

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

Vision – Our Desired Future:

By honoring its past and innovating for the future, RID envisions a world where:

–Its members recognize and support the linguistic rights of all Deaf people as human rights, equal to those of users of spoken languages;

–Deaf people and their values are vital to and visible in every aspect of RID;

–Interpreted interaction between individuals who use signed and spoken languages are as viable as direct communication;

–The interpreting profession is formally recognized and is advanced by rigorous 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.