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.
Southern Maine Monthly workshops
Coordinated by Ann Swope (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
February 2March 2
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.
MERID Board 2014-2015
July 1, 2013-June 30, 2015
email@example.com President- Maura Nolin
firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President- Cid Pollard
email@example.com Treasurer- Sarah Littlefield
Meridsecy@gmail.com Membership Secretary- Alyssa Gagnon (membership Secretary)
firstname.lastname@example.org Recording Secretary- Nick Dionne (recording Secretary)
July 1, 2014- June 30, 2016
email@example.com Deaf Member at Large- Fred McKinley
Merideducational@gmail.com Educational Rep- Anna Perna
firstname.lastname@example.org Legal Rep- Margaret Haberman
email@example.com Medical Rep- Polly Lawson
firstname.lastname@example.org Northern Rep- Dan Deluca
email@example.com Southern Rep- Ann Swope
July 1, 2014- June 30, 2015
firstname.lastname@example.org Student Rep- Danielle Albee