If you would like to join a committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advisory: ensure all concerns, questions, and perspectives of MRID members are heard and shared with the MRID Board of Directors and to establish an ongoing connection with representatives from various communities in order to maintain and develop stronger relationships within the MRID community. The committee will meet electronically via video conferencing four times each calendar year under the direction of the Membership Director. The Membership Director may communicate with committee members outside of the meeting dates if there are any time-sensitive questions/concerns that need to be discussed. (Members@MRID.org)
Bylaws: oversee any legal changes to the organizational structure of MRID. (President@MRID.org)
Camp ASL: Organizes a 3 day silent weekend for students, interpreters, teachers, deaf community, and anyone else wanting to experience a voices-off all-ASL retreat. (CampASL@MRID.org)
Conference/Forums: design, organize, and host professional development/networking opportunities that serve all interpreters and deaf community in the state of Minnesota. Spring Conference Committee Organizes a 1-3 day conference in the months of March, April, or May. Fall Conference Committee organizes a 1-3 day conference in October. (Events@MRID.org)
Communications: Gets the word out to our MRID list-serv about upcoming discussions, recruiting, information, etc. (Communications@MRID.org)
Educational Interpreters: provide support and professional development opportunities specifically for interpreters that work in the Educational setting. (President@MRID.org)
Freelance: promote among its members regular and active participation, state representation, support and nurturing for personal and professional growth; and a vehicle for new members of the Freelance Community to be welcomed into the field. (President@MRID.org)
Fundraising: ensure the successful endeavors of MRID and to promote MRID as a professional organization. The Fundraising Committee is committed to maintaining a stable financial base for the professional interpreting organization through merchandise sales, special fundraisers, etc. (President@MRID.org)
Membership: registers and maintains valid memberships to MRID. (Membership@MRID.org)
Nominations: convenes once a year (a few months prior to the annual Fall Conference) to seek out candidates who would be willing and capable to serve on the MRID Board of Directors. (President@MRID.org)
Research Committee (ad hoc): charged with researching issues, as requested by the board, that are impacting current events in the community. (President@MRID.org)
Professional Development: works throughout the year as a liaison between MRID and RID to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to MRID’s membership. (PDC@MRID.org)
Public Policy: engage MRID members in active participation in relevant legislative and public policy initiatives. (President@MRID.org)
Annual Publications: create an annual publication, Trending North: the Digital Journal of MRID, which will be published electronically as a member-only benefit and which will consist of non-peer-reviewed articles submitted by members, ITP students, and others involved in the interpreting and Deaf communities. (Update@MRID.org)
Scholarship: responsible for soliciting and screening scholarship applications. The committees then choose recipients for each award. (Scholarships@MRID.org)
Website: the MRID’s website (www.mrid.org) is updated and maintained by this committee. (Webmaster@MRID.org)
Committee hours fluctuate depending on the need, up to 10 hours/month.
Committee chairs must be in good standing with MRID and RID. Committee members must be in good standing with the MRID.
For further details about committee responsibilities please refer to the Policy and Procedure Manual