Message from RID Vice President Melvin Walker
November 15, 2013
Update on Volunteer Leadership
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The RID Board of Directors has determined the 2013-2015 volunteer leadership makeup.  At this time, the board is working to develop each group’s Roles and Responsibilities as well as the qualification to serve on each group.

Below you will find a list of the 2013-2015 volunteer leadership.  The board will, at a later time, determine if other councils, committees or task forces are needed.

Unlike previous years, this year, the board has determined to stagger the call for volunteers.  This was determined to ensure that each council, committee and task force is established and persons appointed with care and diligence.

Please watch for upcoming announcements and calls for volunteers.

2013-2015 Volunteer Leaders:


  • Council of Elders
  • Deaf Advisory Council
  • Diversity Council


  • Affiliate Chapter Leadership Document (ACLD) Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Certification Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Leadership Documents Review Committee
  • Media and Publications Committee(s)
  • NAD-RID CPC Review Committee (C2013.06, was motion E)
  • National Bylaws Committee
  • Nominations and Elections
  • Philosophy, Mission, Goals, Diversity Statement and Strategic Review Committee (2013.03, was motion B)
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Scholarship, Awards and Recognition Committee
Task Forces:
  • 2015 Conference Program Committee
  • Educational Interpreters Advocacy Policy Statement
  • Emergency Management Work Group
  • Historical Center Task Force
  • Member Section Handbook Task Force
  • Performing Arts Standard Practice Paper Task Force
  • Reputable Agency Task Force
  • State Licensure Task Force
  • Telecommunications Policy Statement Task Force
  • Treasurer Handbook Task Force (subcommittee to ACLD)
  • Trilingual Standard Practice Paper Task Force
  • VRI Advocacy Policy Statement