Professional Development

 Maine RID is excited to present you with several upcoming workshops


Foundations III & IV, Feb 26th - Mar. 1st 

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MARCH 20th - 22nd

FRIDAY MARCH 20th, 6-9pm @ USM Portland

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SATURDAY MARH 21st, 9am-5:30pm @ USM Portland

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SUNDAY MARCH 22nd, 9am-1pm @ USM Portland

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Southern Maine

2-Hour Monthly Series

"Talking About The Work"

Coordinated by Ann Swope (

Monthly topics will be discussed all within the field of interpreting. Each series will be facilitated by a different person who specializes in the topic at hand. CEUs PROVIDED! Check back for more information. This workshop series will always be held at the USM Portland Campus.  If there is a topics you would like to see discussed, let Ann know at

1/26 - Interpreting The Medical Record, Facilitated by: Polly Lawson & Lisa Trainor-O'Donnell

Luther Bonney Hall, Room #326

2/16 - Interpreting Diabetes Appt. , Facilitated by: Jill Andrews (via tech.) & Ann Swope

Luther Bonney Hall, Room #241

3/16 - Working With a CDI, Facilitated by: Fred McKinley

Luther Bonney Hall, Room #326

4/27 - TBA , Facilitated by: TBA

Room: TBA

5/18 - Legal Interpreting, Facilitated by: Margaret Haberman

Room: TBA

6/15 - Legal Interpreting, Facilitated by: Margaret Haberman

Room: TBA


Language Share: ASL and English

This idea came from our last gathering in June and some of the topics of interest were: ASL for performance, teamwork, sexual language choice, signing songs, fingerspelling practice, ethical dilemma/problem solving, performing skits of real life situations, facial grammar, idioms and I am sure there is much more.  I will coordinate with a willing native ASL user every month to help facilitate the workshop.

Here are the 2015 dates :
January 20th
February 17th
March 17th
April 14th
May 19th
June 9th
Location: 1162 Union Street (Better Homes and Gardens),
Bangor, Me.,  
Training room in lower level
Time: 4 to 6 pm.
This is a free workshop and will be conducted in ASL. 


Educational Interpreters

Educational Interpreter peer support group meetings.  I am inviting those who work in the educational setting as interpreters to join our dialogic group.
These are basically the first Tuesday of every month.
Place: 1162 Union Street, (BHG Realtors),
training room lower level.

MERID Board 2014-2015

July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015  President- Maura Nolin Vice President- Cid Pollard  Treasurer- Sarah Littlefield Membership Secretary- Alyssa Gagnon Recording Secretary- Nick Dionne


July 1, 2014- June 30, 2016  Deaf Member at Large- Fred McKinley  Educational Rep- Anna Perna  Legal Rep- Margaret Haberman   Medical Rep- Polly Lawson   Northern Rep- Dan Deluca  Southern Rep- Ann Swope


July 1, 2014- June 30, 2015  Student Rep- Danielle Albee


Maine RID Board Meeting Dates: 2015

Board meetings are held the first Monday of every month 6:00-8:00pm at Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in the Tanburg Conference Room.

Upcoming dates:

February 2nd

March 2nd

April  6th

May 4th

June 1st