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Hello MRID Community! I’m Nic, the Programs Director on the MRID board.


I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming MRID Fall Conference! It’s something that I know we all look forward to every year. It’s the chance for us to socialize with friends, co-workers, peers, and catch up over the entire weekend.

Well, actually, no. Unfortunately we can’t have our normal fall conference, but that doesn’t mean we drop it and have nothing, we just adjust and adapt.

On Saturday October 24, through Zoom, we will be hosting our business meeting from 10:00am-12:30pm. We will take the afternoon off, and then meet back again from 6:30pm-9:30pm for awards, celebrations, recognitions, and time to catch up and socialize.

Please look to for more information regarding registration. You are invited to register for just one meeting, or both. Please note that there is no cost for registration this year, there are no CEUs being offered, and both meetings will be held in ASL. It is also important to note that in order to be a voting member, or make a motion on the floor for the business meeting, you must be a member of both MRID and RID. We want you to have a voice, raise your concerns, and make motions, so please take the time to check before the meeting to make sure you have renewed your memberships.

As far as motions go, go to for the business meeting, (on the front page) you will see an opportunity to fill out a google form with your motion. From there, the operations director will create google slides with each motion information to show during the meeting, please be there to add any comments or additional information in person. Last minute motions are still possible following the same process; fill out the google form and our operations director will promptly get your information on the floor.

At 6:30pm we will announce award winners, allow for stories and shared time to catch up with each other. I hope you can make it to at least one meeting if not both. See you there!

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Register for the - MRID Awards Ceremony

Business Meeting and Evening Program will be Presented in ASL. 

Need Accommodations? Request by October 16th to



Video:   Krista Anderson

Video Visual Description and Transcript:  KA-Transcript


Video:   Sarah Houge

Video Visual Description and Transcript:  SH-Transcript


Video:   Kymberlee Cook

Video Visual Description and Transcript:   KC-Transcript

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The Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) is a non-profit organization of professional interpreters, consumers, and interested persons. The MRID was established and incorporated in 1971 with the support and encouragement of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC).


2019 Annual Business Meeting Minutes (UNOFFICIAL)


Ad-hoc Licensure Committee 

Motion 19:10:25: MRID shall establish an ad-hoc committee to investigate the potential of interpreter licensure in the state of Minnesota. The committee will collaborate with MADC as appropriate. The composition of the committee shall be made up of at least 50% deaf interpreters. (Houge/Evans) CARRIED


Sarah Houge, David Evans, Jer Loudenback, Shawn Vriezen, 

Maria Dively, Christine Marble

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On April 3, 2020, RID announced that Certified members would be given access to specific activities totaling 2.5 CEUs for free via our Continuing Education Center (CEC) until December 31, 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience as we have worked to determine the process and the webinars that will be available.

In the Continuing Education Center (CEC), the list of free webinars can be located at To access the free webinars use the code RIDCEU20. The code can be used on all webinars at the above link.

You will need to log in to your CEC account at in order to register for the webinars. Please note that your CEC username is your RID member ID number, but your password may be different from the password you use to log in to your RID member portal. If you are not sure what your CEC password is, please use the “Forgot Password” tool at and enter the email address associated with your RID member account to reset it. If you need assistance, you may email

If you have any questions regarding accessing CEC or the webinars, please email

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