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History - The Beginning

The Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) was established and incorporated in 1971 with the support and encouragement of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC).

Every organization begins with an idea. That idea leads to discussion, meetings, and eventually the filing the proper paperwork to make it "official" with the state. Our roots can be traced to an idea within the MADC to create an interpreting organization. Though their work and support, meetings were established which led to the adoption of the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation of the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) on April 24, 1971 during the first "Organizational Meeting."


MRID Board History

Annual Business Meetings have been held yearly to elect new board members, pass motions, and create a space for the community to gather. This is a collection of where and when those Annual Business Meetings occurred and who was elected to serve on the board from the first Annual Business Meeting on September 11, 1971 through today.

Some names, dates, and meeting spaces are missing. If you have the missing pieces to our puzzle or any edits to what is here, please contact webmaster@mrid.org for the information to be added.

1971

Annual Meeting - September 11

Location - Thompson Hall, St. Paul

President - Lawrence Bunde

VP/President Elect - Carol Schweiger, VP

Secretary - Sue Dement

Treasurer - Gordon Allen

Board Members - Mel Carter, Francis Crowe, John Bachman

1972

Annual Meeting - September 9

Location - Thompson Hall, St. Paul

President - Carol Schweiger

VP/President Elect - Sue Dement

Secretary - Melita Taggart

Treasurer - Gordon Allen

Board Members - Mel Carter, Carol Vetter/Francis Crowe, John Bachman

1973

Annual Meeting - September 9

Location - Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (MSAD), Faribault

President - Sue Dement

VP/President Elect - Richard Reinap (PE)

Secretary - Betty Hall

Treasurer - Gordon Allen

Board Members - Rob Lauritsen, Francis Crowe, Kathy Potter

1974

Annual Meeting - October 17

Location - Technical Vocational Institute (TVI), St. Paul

President - Jim Jones

VP/President Elect - David Flack (VP)

Secretary - Shirley Crowe

Treasurer - Gordon Allen

Board Members - Rob Lauritsen, Carol Vetter, Sandra Gedde

1975

Annual Meeting - September 27

Location - TVI

President - David Flack

VP/President Elect - Jim Jones (PE)

Secretary - Shirley Crowe

Treasurer - Sandra Gedde/Gordon Allen

Board Members - Rob Lauritsen, Carol Vetter, Bob Newell

1976

Annual Meeting - September 11

Location - TVI

President - Jim Jones

VP/President Elect - David Flack

Secretary - Becky Carlson

Treasurer - Marilyn Mitchell

Board Members -Shirley Crowe, Carol Vetter, Kay Feely

1977

Annual Meeting - 

Location - 

President - David Flack

VP/President Elect - Becky Carlson

Secretary - Gloria Reisman

Treasurer - Louise Hayden

Board Members - Jill Hartman, Leo Latz, Marilyn Greenell

1978

Annual Meeting - September 23

Location - 

President - Becky Carlson

VP/President Elect - Gloria Reisman (PE)

Secretary - Joyce Tolve

Treasurer - Louise Hayden/Kati Gallagher

Board Members - Jill Hartman/Rita Chamberlin, Leo Latz, Marilyn Greenell

1979

Annual Meeting - September 15

Location - McGuires Inn, Arden Hills

President - Gloria Reisman

VP/President Elect - Susan Morgan (PE)

Secretary - Cathy Silvern

Treasurer - Kati Gallagher

Board Members - Rita Chamberlin, Leo Latz, Betti Bonni

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