Meeting Announcement

MassRID General meeting and Workshop on Oct 18, 2014 in Framingham

Hello MassRID members!

The next MassRID General meeting will take place on Saturday, October 18th at Advocates in Framingham from 9-4; please attend!

We're voting for new board members, hoping for a quorum, and a great workshop are all happening on October 18.

Elections for Officers will be held during the MassRID General Meeting. 

The positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are open for nominations.

There are also openings for Regional Representatives for the Northeast & West (co-rep) areas.

In order to be an officer, the candidate must been a MassRID voting member (screened/certified) for a minimum of one year immediately prior to being elected.

The candidate must be a member of National RID and she/he must be a current resident of or work in Massachusetts. 

In order to be a Region Rep, the candidate must have been a MassRID voting member (screened/certified) for a minimum of one year immediately prior to being elected. 

The candidate must be a member of National RID and she/he must be a current resident of the region represented, having lived in the region for at least one year prior.

You may make nominations prior to or during this General Meeting.

Beth Lucey will be presenting the afternoon workshop "Why 2? Justifying the Needs for Deaf-Hearing teams"

Here is a great Vlog from Beth regarding the workshop 

Here are the details for the General meeting:

Fall General meeting

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Advocates Inc, 1881 Worcester Road (Route 9 West), Framingham, MA 01701

Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. to register 

9:00-12:00 Business Meeting

Note about proxys for voting members that cannot attend:

Please assign a proxy to a voting member who will be attending the meeting. 

Members can carry two proxies only and cannot split proxies, (i.e. all votes must be 'Yea' or 'Nay'). To assign proxies, contact the attending member and ask if they're willing to carry your proxy (they don't need to be in your region). You can fax/mail/hand the form (found here on website) with your signature to your proxy holder. Or you can email the proxy holder with your RID # and a statement saying you have assigned them as your proxy for the Fall 2014 General Meeting (your email counts as a legal signature). Copy the membership chair on your email. Proxies can even be assigned via email up to and during the meeting prior to the quorum being counted. Membership is at

12:00-1:00 Pot Luck Lunch - please bring something to share

1:00-4:00 Workshop presented by Beth Lucey "Why 2? Justifying the Needs for Deaf-Hearing teams"

ASL Vlog:


Thank you and hope to see you there. Bring a friend!

Agenda for MassRID General Meeting

Hello Members!

Hope everyone is enjoying this cold and snowy winter!

If you would like a place to gather and be warm with some fantastic colleagues, please come to the MassRID General meeting!

When: Feb 9, 2014

Where: Bristol Commuity College 777 Elsbree Street Fall River, Mass 02720

Time: 9:00-3:30 (arrival time 8/8:30 (register,chat,breakfast) 


9:00-12:00 Business Meeting

12:00-12:30 Pot Luck Lunch

12:30-3:30 Evelyn Sheilds and Cara Schwartz leading a Dialogue about the out-of-state interpreting agencies who contact us, what it means for us, for our consumers, MCDHH, what do do about these emails/calls, etc.

Come out and support YOUR organization!

Hope to see you all there!!

Kelley and Kerri

2011 Winter Meeting

Happy New Year ! Here’s a great way to start it !

Plan to come! Plan to bring food to share for the lunch potluck! Bring a friend -- bring an interpreting student!

Where: New England Homes for The Deaf

Thompson House
160 Water St.
Danvers, MA 01923


9- 12 -- Workshop -Topic: Navigating through Social Networking
with Confidentiality and Ethics

(Flyer attached )

Presenters :
Stephanie M. Clark, CDI &CLIP-R; ASL-TA-Prof.
Rebekah M. Barkowitz, CI &CT

The workshop is open to all.
The workshop and CEUs are free for MassRID members.
Workshop registration is $20.00 for non- members and CEUs are $10.00 for non-members.Payable at the door.

***********The presenters have generously donated their fees to the MassRID Interpreter Scholarship Fund. They request that workshop attendees donate to the fund as well. You can donate any amount by cash or check at the door. ******************************


12- 1 -- Potluck Lunch -- Everyone is asked to bring some food to share
^^^^^ Be Green! You are encouraged to bring your own utensils,cups,dishes to use and bring home with you.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

1- 5 General Meeting
If you have agenda items please email them to Letitia Bynoe at:

Childcare will be provided for both the workshop and general meeting. Please contact Anne Freeman at: to register your child ( ren). There are limited childcare spaces, so register soon.

IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT : We have lost many community members over the past 2 years. This includes both interpreters and Deaf and hearing allies. The meeting will be opened with a remembrance of those individuals. If there is someone you want to be sure is acknowledged, please contact Amanda Moyers
If you have photos of your loved one that you want to be considered for use as part of the opening remembrance, please send those to Aaron Malgeri at:

Any questions contact Lu Traina, MassRID Northeast Region Rep.:

Happy, Safe, Peaceful Holidays to all,
See you in 2011 !

Lu Traina
NE Mass RID rep

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