Information from Idaho RID’s Facebook page:
Interested in learning more about the Idaho sign language interpreting licensure bill?
Join us for a town hall forum:
Thursday, May 8th at 7pm
Idaho State University – Meridian, Room 689
1311 E. Central Ave., Meridian, Idaho
We will discuss the highlights and rationale of the bill, and look forward to your questions and feedback on the bill.
After 7pm, you do not need a parking pass. Enter the campus and follow the signs to ISU. Come in the main entrance. The doors in the building lock at 7pm, so you will need to wait for someone to come get you if you arrive late. We will send someone to check at 7:10pm. The meeting will be held in room 689.
For those of you attending this meeting via distance learning in Idaho Falls, go to 1784 Science Center Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83402, and go to the CHE building, which is on the left. You will need a parking pass, so RSVP to Holly Thomas-Mowery, and she will send you one via email.
For folks living in Northern Idaho:
Town Hall Meeting
The Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Idaho Association of the Deaf
Idaho Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Location: Shilo Inn Suites – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
702 West Appleway
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Please come and discuss the future of Interpreter Licensing in Idaho. We are interested in your thoughts, ideas and recommendations. This open forum will give you an opportunity to talk about your concerns and give you a chance to relay them.
Who Should Attend: Interpreters, Deaf/hard of hearing individuals, parents Legislators, teachers, those who enlist interpreter services or anyone with an interest in this issue.
Facilitators: Steven Snow, Executive Director of the Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Alan Wilding, President Idaho Association of the Deaf
Questions: Call (208) 334-0879
Interpreters will be provided.
To view or download the Sign Language Interpreter Licensure bill (draft), please check out the links on the front page of IdahoRID website:http://www.idahorid.org/home
Please let Steven Snow, Alan Wilding, or any member of the task force know if you have any questions!
IAD Secretary 2013-2015
The RID has announced the results of the recently held special election for the positions of Secretary and Deaf Member-at-Large on the RID Board of Directors.
Here are the results:
*Daryl Crouse 1243 (49.3%)
Jonathan Webb 785 (31.1%)
Caroline Bass 493 (19.6%)
For Deaf Member-at-Large:
*Priscilla Moyers 1436 (57.0%)
Branton Stewart 1085 (43.0%)
The voting began on January 1, 2014, and ended at 11:59pm EST, January 31, 2014.
Here is their signed video announcement:
Below is a link to a flyer for an upcoming workshop in the Southern California Region:
SCRID presents “Legal Interpreting While Understanding Perceptions & Perspectives” presented by Kayelle Morgan & Tiffany Green on January 23-25, 2014
For our friends in the San Diego, CA region:
The La Jolla Playhouse and DonorNation present WOW – WithOutWalls 2013 Festival
There are a number of related events taking place this Thursday – Sunday many of which are free!
For more information, visit http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/wowfestival/mass-creativity-day
For our friends in the Boise, ID region:
Did you know there is a FREE ASL children’s story time event each month? It takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month at 11:00 AM and is open to everyone of all ages.
The event is hosted by ASL Expressions at the following location:
1843 N. Wildwood Street
Boise, ID 83713
For more information, visit: http://www.aslexpressions.com/
A NIGHT of Improv with Trix Bruce: “WHOSE ASL IS IT?”
You’ve heard of the TV Show “Whose line is it anyway?” right? Now, it’s coming to a stage near you, only this time it’s in ASL! With no practice, no preparation, using different ideas from the audience, and using people from audience, Trix will captivate you with her impromptu mode of “ASL-libing” and a night of hearty laughter!
April 11-12, 2013
Location: CSDB Gottlieb Building
At Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
33 North Institute Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Purchase tickets at the CSDB Administration Building Front Desk OR
Mail to : CSDB~ Diane Covington~ 33 North Institute Street~ Colorado Springs, CO~ 80903
RID CEUs available
Patricia (“Trix”) Bruce, who is Deaf, delightful and dynamic, is an extraordinary performing artist with a spirited audience-participation entertainment style. Drawing on her background in American Sign Language (ASL) Linguistics and a life of travel and adventure, Trix excels in hilarious true-to-life storytelling and impromptu, interactive ASL artistry. Diverse interests from business to stage performance led Trix to entrepreneurial success as an instructional presenter and sought-after entertainer. Trix is also an approved sponsor for the RID Certificate Maintenance Program. Enthusiastic audiences all across America celebrate Trix Bruce! To learn more about Trix Bruce, check out her website … www.trixbruce.com
Announcement from Paulette Sottak, SD ASLTA President:
Flavia Fleischer, the daughter of Dr Larry Fleischer (may he rest in peace) is coming in town – SAN DIEGO – to give the workshop on “Incorporating Deaf Community Cultural Wealth in Your Teaching” on Sat., April 6 at Moores UCSD Cancer Center. San Diego American Sign Language Teachers Association (SD ASLTA) is very excited to have her and her amazing knowledge to be shared with us! Please join us to welcome her for the day. If you can’t, be my guest to pass the flyer along to others whom you thought may be interested. Thanks!
Paulette Sottak, SD ASLTA President