Call for Nominations


The Call for Nominations for the executive Board of Directors of the Maine Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is NOW OPEN
The Executive Board positions up for election this year are:
1. President
2. Vice-President
3. Recording Secretary
4. Membership Secretary
5. Treasurer
Nominations Process:
* Any (voting) Maine RID member in good standing is eligible to submit up to 2 names per vacant position (maximum 10 names total) as their nomination.
* Voting members of Maine RID do not need to submit a nomination for each of the 5 vacancies unless they choose to.
* Eligible candidates for the Maine RID executive Board of Directors must be DUAL members of both national RID, inc and our local Maine RID chapter by the time of the election to qualify.
* Voting members of Maine RID may submit their nominations by emailing them to: OR mailing a written nomination to: PO Box 8182, Portland, Me. 04102.
* Maine RID members who would like to run for one of the listed vacancies are encouraged to have another (voting) Maine RID member submit a nomination for them.
* For those of you who would like further details or would like to read about the structure of the Maine RID board please click on the links to view the full By-Laws and Policies & Procedures Manual.
* All Executive Board positions last for 2 years beginning on July 1st, 2015 and ending on June 30th, 2017.
​* ​Nominees who meet the qualifications to run for one of the listed vacancies will be contacted promptly about their nomination and asked if they are interested in running in the election. Any nominee has the right to turn down their nomination and abstain from running in the election.
* Once all nominees have confirmed their intent to run in the election the voting period will open shortly after the call for nominations closes.
*** The call for nominations will remain open for just under 2 weeks and will close at midnight on FRIDAY, MAY 15th!
***Voting will open on MONDAY, June 1st and close at midnight on FRIDAY, June 26th.
We encourage you all to think seriously about joining the board or nominating pro-active individuals who would contribute to the growth of our amazing organization. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.​
- Sincerely, Maine RID Secretaries


Professional Development Opportunities

 (NOTE: Not all workshops are Maine RID sponsored)

Maine RID General Meeting

Saturday May 30th

FREE Workshop provided. Details coming soon.

Save the date!


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

5/18 - What You Might Have Learned In Civics Class If You'd Actually Gone

Facilitated by: Margaret Haberman

Payson Smith Hall - Room: #1

6/15 - What You Might Have Learned In Civics Class If You'd Actually Gone (Part II)

Facilitated by: Margaret Haberman

Payson Smith Hall - Room: #1


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 upcoming 2015 dates:
* May 19th
* June 9th
Location: Machias Savings Bank, Community Room (2nd Floor)
581 Wilson Street
Brewer, Maine. 04412
Time: 4 - 6 pm
This is a FREE workshop series and will be conducted in ASL. 
- Anna Perna
  Maine RID - Educational Rep.


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.


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:

May 4th

May 30th - MeRID General Meeting w/ Mentoring Workshop (info TBA)

June 1st