If you would like to join a committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advisory: Ensures 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: Oversees any legal changes to the organizational structure of MRID. (President@MRID.org)
Educational Interpreters: Provides support and professional development opportunities specifically for interpreters that work in the educational setting. The Educational Interpreters Committee is responsible to:
Freelance: Promotes 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: Ensures the successful endeavors of MRID and promotes 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)
Professional Development: As an approved RID Certification Maintenance Program Sponsor, the Professional Development Committee (PDC) is responsible for offering, endorsing, and ensuring the quality of educational activities offered for CEUs. (PDC@MRID.org)
Public Policy: Engages MRID members in active participation in relevant legislative and public policy initiatives. (President@MRID.org)
Publications: Responsible for the MRID’s quarterly newsletter, The Update. The Publications Committee creates a newsletter publication that includes current and upcoming community and MRID events, member spotlights, MRID Board updates, Committee updates, community written articles, and more, through an online software such as Microsoft Publisher, Apple Pages, or Canva. The Update is an MRID member benefit and will be distributed to all current members.
Scholarship: Responsible for advertising, soliciting, and screening scholarship applications. The committee then chooses recipients for each award to be presented at the Fall Conference Awards Banquet. After recipients are chosen, the committee works with the President and the Finance Director to ensure payments are made. (Scholarships@MRID.org)
Website: Responsible for the updating and maintaining of MRID’s website (www.mrid.org). The Webmaster/Website Committee is responsible for the design of the site, and weekly/monthly maintenance. (Webmaster@MRID.org)
Committee hours fluctuate depending on the need.
Committee members must be in good standing with MRID and RID.
For further details about committee responsibilities please refer to the Policy and Procedure Manual (under construction).