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S are we?
CURRENT STATUS OF MASSRID
What is going on?
1. We are in the midst of gathering a Nominations Committee which will plan a member meeting, at which we can vote in a new Board. Make sure YOU are a voting member and watch for MassRID emails regarding a meeting date and information to consider before the meeting. If paying for your membership doesn't work on our site, you can email Ami at CMP@massrid.org after you've paid via PayPal:
2. At our last General Meeting, spring of 2022, there were no names put forth and no volunteers for any of the Board positions. From that time until this, Shana and Ami have put all our available time into maintaining the minimum functions of MassRID: banking and bookkeeping, tax paperwork, CEU processing and the membership website, with communications via email about events of interest.
3. We, members, need to understand what RID has communicated with us about the future of Affiliate Chapters. We have choices to make. Read RID's report on AC Strategic Recommendations and/or view the Town Hall meeting hosted by CEO Star Grieser and AC Liason Carolyn Ball.
4. RID has put a renewed effort into supporting Affiliate Chapters and is ready with training, guidance, and support. We are lucky to have a Region I representative who is engaged and available.
RID national: Special Virtual Business Member Meeting Announced
Deadlines and Important Dates.
Our news and events
Now seeking a bookkeeper. Rate to be negotiated. Do you know a Deaf person or interpreter who could contract with us?
Now seeking "layperson auditors" for our Treasurer's circle. Take a look at monthly finances, help us with transparency.
Now seeking recording secretary and webpage brightener! Enquire within.
See the calendar for workshops that we are sponsoring!
A committee is now being formed to plan a membership meeting for national updates on the state of Affiliate Chapters and local updates on the state of MassRID. Nominations for VP and Treasurer are being sought! Nominations for any position welcomed.
MassRID does not tolerate racism, audism, sexism, anti-Semitism, ableism, or oppression of any form. As stated in our June 5th vlog from the Interim MassRID Secretary we remain committed to seeing how we can reimagine MassRID's structure, support new leadership, and ensure that antiracism is at the center of the organization.