Workshop Updates

Maine RID is excited to inform you of several upcoming workshops.  





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 dates :
October 21, 2014
November 18, 
December 16
January 20, 2015
February 17
March 17
April 14
May 19
June 9
Place: 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.

Southern Maine Monthly workshops

Coordinated by Ann Swope ( these will be on a variety of topics related to interpreting.  Check back for more information.   These will be held at USM Portland Campus.  If there is a topic you would like covered, let Ann know!










Board meeting Dates

Board meetings are held the first Monday of every month from 6:00-8:00 at GBSD in the Tanburg Room.

Upcoming dates:

October 6

November 3

December 1

January 5

February 2March 2

April  6

May 4

June 1


Election update

Tracey Frederick contacted the Board and informed us she would be unable to continue in the position of Educational Representative.    The bylaws state:

Section 7. Vacancies

Vacancies on the Executive Board shall occur upon resignation, removal or death of any Officer.
A.    Resignation: Any Officer or Representative may resign upon giving at least two-week written notice to the President or Secretary.  Resigning Officer or Representative will provide a smooth transfer of information to the incoming Board Member. 
B.    Appointment to fill a vacancy: Any vacancy occurring on the Board may be filled by affirmative vote of majority of the board. Individuals appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the remainder of the term of their predecessor.

The Board met, and after discussion, invited Anna Perna to take the position, which she did.  She was formally appointed as the Educational Interpreter Representative at the September meeting.  Welcome Anna.


In addition, Danielle Albee was appointed Student Representative for a one-year term on the Board.  

Welcome, Danielle!

MERID Board 2014-2015

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


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