Hello, I’m Melvin Walker, President of RID.

I have some unfortunate news to share with you.  Sonja Smith, Region IV Representative, has decided to resign from the RID Board of Directors.

Sonja joined the RID Board in October of 2016, and has been a passionate advocate of the profession during her tenure on the Board. She is a highly qualified interpreter, with NIC, BEI Master, and BEI Court credentials. She has been involved in the CPC Task Force while she served. We are grateful for all that she has done for the RID Board, and by extension, the interpreting profession.

We wish her well in her future endeavors, and hope that you will join us in thanking her for her service.

In accordance with the Bylaws, we will be having a special election to fill the vacant Region IV Representative position. There is a slide immediately after this that shows the timeline for this special election.

Thank you!

Nominations for Special Election

June 10–21, 2019

Elections Period (if contested)

June 24-28, 2019

Additional information on the nomination and election process will be sent out next week.