Bylaws Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.

Bylaws For the
Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.

Organized 1967

Incorporated 1971

Revised 1980

Revised 1987

Revised 1990

Revised 1996

New Bylaws adopted 2002

Revised 2015

 

 

Article I:  NAME

 

The name of the corporation shall be the Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., herein referred to as SCRID.

 

 

Article II: MISSION STATEMENT

 

It is the mission of Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to provide local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

 

Article III: OBJECTIVE

 

Section 1: Objectives

 

The principal objective of this corporation is to initiate, sponsor, promote and execute policies and activities that will further the profession of the interpretation of American Sign Language and English and the transliteration of English. The organization shall be an affiliate chapter of the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), and shall uphold the purposes and abide by the policies and procedures established for affiliate chapters of RID.

 

The objectives of SCRID shall be to:

 

  • Maintain, uphold, and promote the RID Code of Professional Conduct for interpreters and transliterators,
  • Provide for the professional development of interpreters and transliterators;
  • Provide the public with information and resources regarding interpreting and transliterating, and;
  • Support the activities of organizations of and for Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, and of and for

interpreters, transliterators, and translators, insofar as such activities are not in conflict with the

purposes of this organization or those of RID.

 

Article IV: MEMBERSHIP

 

Section 1: Categories of Membership:

 

This corporation shall have the following categories of non-transferable membership:

 

  1. Voting Members:

 

  1. Certified Member
  2. Associate Member
  3. Honorary Member
  4. Organizational/Institutional Member (one vote per organization)

 

  1. Non-Voting Members

 

  1. Student Member
  2. Supporting Member

 

Section 2: Eligibility:

 

  1. Certified Member: Any interpreter or transliterator of American Sign Language and English who holds current and valid certification recognized by RID or holds a valid certified membership with RID.

 

  1. Associate Member (pre-certified): Any individual who is actively engaged in the interpretation of American Sign Language and English and/or the transliteration of English, but who does not hold current valid certification issued by or recognized  by RID.

 

  1. Honorary Member: Honorary members shall be persons who, having made outstanding contributions to the field of interpreting, have been nominated by the Board of Directors for such membership and are approved by the membership.  There shall be no dues for Honorary members.

 

  1. Student Member: Any pre-certified individual currently enrolled in a course of study in interpretation or transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

 

  1. Supporting Member: Any non-certified individual with an interest in supporting the purposes and activities of the corporation who does not meet eligibility requirements for Sections 2.A, 2.B, or 2.C under Article III. Membership.

 

  1. Organizational/Institutional Member: Any organization/institution with an interest in supporting the purposes and activities of the corporation.

 

Section 3: Voting Rights and Requirements:

 

  1. In order to be voting member of SCRID, a person must be a member in good standing, belong to a voting category and be a member of RID.

 

  1. Each voting member of this corporation shall be entitled to one vote in meetings, referenda and elections.

 

  1. Any decision of the Board of Directors may be vetoed by a two-thirds vote of those eligible and voting during a regular or special meeting of the membership or through mail referendum.

 

Section 4: Termination of Membership:

 

  1. SCRID may, at any time, terminate the membership of a member for the misconduct determined by the Board of Directors to be damaging to the name or objectives of SCRID, and/or for cause.  Such determination shall be decided by an Executive Session of The Board of Directors.  The decision of the Board of Directors will be included in the minutes of the meeting of the Board of Directors immediately following the executive session, and the member in question notified within seven (7) days of the executive session.  Private, sealed minutes of the Executive Session will be kept.

 

  1. Non-payment of dues

 

  1. Resignation

 

Section 5: Change of Membership Category:

 

A member who has a change in membership category will immediately be entitled to the privilege thereof. The member must pay the difference for the new membership rate.  In the beginning of the next fiscal year, all dues for that member shall be based on the new membership category.

 

Section 6: Liability:

 

No member of SCRID shall be held personally or otherwise liable for any debts, liabilities, and/or obligations of SCRID.

 

 

Article V: DIRECTORS

 

Section1: Composition of Board of Directors:

 

The Board of Directors shall be comprised of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and three members-at-large (Deaf, Deaf-Parented and Diversity).  In addition, the Immediate Past President may serve as a Non-Voting Ex-Officio member of the Board of Directors for one term.

 

Section 2: Powers and Limitations:

 

All corporate powers shall be exercised by or under the authority of the Board of Directors.  Unless so authorized by the Board of Directors, no officer, agent, or employee shall have any power or authority to bind the corporation by any contract, engagement, pledge it’s credit, render it liable monetarily for any purpose or in any amount.  All charges, responsibilities and membership directives shall persist until fulfilled regardless of any changes to the makeup of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 3: Duties

 

  1. General Duties:

 

  1. Perform duties as prescribed by the voting membership as described in the Policies and Procedures Manual the Board of Directors or as required by law.

 

  1. Approve the budget of the Corporation annually.

 

  1. Provide a comprehensive Corporate report no later than ninety days after the end of each fiscal year.

 

  1. Officers:

 

  1. President

 

  1. a) Shall represent the corporation in all appropriate activities.
  2. b) Shall preside at meetings of the members and/or directors.
  3. c) Shall appoint committees.
  4. d) Has the authority to sign checks for debts determined by the board.
  5. e) Shall forward to RID an annual affiliate chapter report, supervise and sign a certified copy of SCRID’s financial statement, before October 1st of every year.
  6. f) Shall provide at least quarterly reports to the membership concerning business and Board of Directors activities and financial status of the corporation.
  7. g) Shall submit a (President’s letter) for every issue of the SCRID newsletter.
  8. h) Shall attend at least 75% of the meetings.

 

  1. Vice-President

 

  1. a) In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice-President shall assume all duties of the President .
  2. b) Shall attend at least 75% of the meeting.
  3. c) Has the authority to sign checks for debts determined by the board.

 

  1. Secretary

 

  1. a) Keeps complete and accurate record of the proceedings of the Board of Directors.
  2. b) Supervises the keeping of all corporation records.
  3. c) Forward approved minutes of Annual Membership meetings to SCRID Publication Chairperson, Region V Representative and RID Membership Services staff  within  fifteen (15) days of meeting.
  4. d) Forward approved minutes of Board of Directors meetings to SCRID Publication Chairperson, Region V Representative and RID Membership Services staff  within  fifteen (15) days of meeting.
  5. e) Shall attend at least 75% of the meetings.

 

  1. Treasurer

 

  1. a) Supervises the receipt and safekeeping of all bookkeeping of corporate funds.
  2. b) Shall in the beginning of February make a State and Federal report, and in April SCRID’s fiscal year report.
  3. c) Shall forward to RID an annual affiliate chapter report, certified copy of SCRID’s financial statement, and a description of all disbursements, before October 1st of every year.
  4. d) Has authority to sign SCRID checks for debts determined by the Board.
  5. e) Shall attend at least 75% of the meetings.

 

  1. Member-At-Large – Deaf

 

  1. a) This position shall be filled by an individual who is Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.
  2. b) Shall attend at least 75% of the meetings.

 

  1. Member-At-Large – Diversity Representative
  2. a) This position shall be filled by an individual who will possess multi-cultural competence.   The individual will also demonstrate personal and professional commitment to the appreciation and celebration of diverse dimensions of identity, status and affiliation.
  3. b) Shall attend at least 75% of the meetings.

 

  1. Member-At-Large – Interpreter of Deaf Parents

 

  1. a) This position shall be filled by an individual who has at least one parent who is Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.  The individual will also demonstrate personal and professional commitment to the appreciation and celebration of the Deaf Community by virtue of their knowledge of American Sign Language and cultural aspects of the Deaf Community.
  2. b) Shall attend at least 75% of the meetings.

 

  1. Immediate Past President – May serve as a Non -Voting Ex-Officio member of the Board of Directors for one term

 

Section 4: Qualifications

 

All candidates for Board of Directors shall be Certified or Associate members in good standing with the National RID and SCRID for at least one year immediately prior to candidacy.  The president must be a Certified member of the National RID and SCRID for at least one year prior to the nomination period for the intended election.

 

Section 5: Term of Office

 

Officers: (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Members-at-Large, Member-at-Large: IDP, and Member-at-Large: Diversity) shall serve two-year terms, or until a successor is elected or appointed. They shall be elected by electronic ballot prior to the annual membership meeting during the Spring of odd number years and their term shall commence on July 1 of the following fiscal year.

 

Section 6: Nominations & Elections

 

The election of the officers shall take place in the spring of every odd number year.   Elections shall be held by electronic ballot following the procedures of Call for Nominations in the organization’s Policies and Procedures Manual.  If no person wishes to assume a particular office then the appointment will occur as outlined in  the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

  1. Officers: ( President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large, Member-at-Large: IDP, and Member-at-Large: Diversity) The election committee must receive nominations from a voting member in good standing

 

  1. Procedures governing nominations, acceptance of nominations, and elections  contained in the Policies and Procedures Manual

 

Section 7: Vacancies

 

Vacancies of the Board of Directors will be created upon the death, resignation, removal due to legal action or for cause against any director.  Additionally a vacancy will be created when a Director moves outside of SCRID’s jurisdiction to another more than six months prior to completion of their term.  This situation would require the Director’s immediate resignation.

 

  1. Removal of a Director: The Board of Directors may declare vacant any office for which the Director has been removed due to legal action, for cause as detailed in the Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, or if the director should move out of SCRID’s jurisdiction.

 

  1. Appointment to Fill a Vacancy: Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors with less than one year remaining in the term may be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining Directors. A director appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the remaining term of their predecessor’s office. If the remaining term is more than one year, a special election must be held within six months of the vacancy.

 

  1. Instructions for filling vacancies and conducting special elections are found in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

Section 8: Meetings of Directors

 

  1. Annual Meetings: Annual meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held immediately before or after, and at the same place as, the annual meeting of members.  Procedures for conducting Annual Meetings are contained in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

  1. Regular Meetings: Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at least on a quarterly basis, at such time and place as fixed by the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors shall hold meetings as necessary.  These meetings shall convene at times and places established by the President or a majority of the Board of Directors, and may take place in person, via phone or video conference, or by the use of other technology agreed upon by the Board of Directors. Announcement shall be provided to membership at least thirty days prior to such meetings.  Procedures for conducting Regular Meetings are contained in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

  1. Special Meetings: These may be called by the President or by any two Directors, with a majority vote of approval by the Board of Directors and may take place in person, via phone or video conference, or by the use of other technology agreed upon by the Board of Directors.  Notification shall be given to the entire Board of Directors at least seven days prior to such a meeting.  Procedures for conducting Special Meetings are contained in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

Section 9: Quorum

 

A majority of the Board of Directors are required to attend in order to constitute a quorum.

 

 

Article VI: COMMITTEES

 

Upon the Board of Directors’ approval, the President shall appoint any committees and chairpersons, including standing, special and/or ad hoc committees.

 

 

Article VII: ORGANIZATION GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICTS

 

Section 1:  SCRID Districts are established by five (5) or more Voting SCRID Members who petition for recognition as a SCRID District, submit their letter of intent, describe the area which the district will represent, and name of Regional Representative for approval by the SCRID Board of Directors, and, upon confirmation, will be recognized as a SCRID District.

 

Section 2:  Recognized SCRID Districts, in cooperation with SCRID Committees and with approval by the Board of Directors, may host events and professional development opportunities.  Funds generated by SCRID Districts are to be managed by the Treasurer and become part of SCRID’s general fund.

 

Section 3:  District Representatives shall attend at least 75% of the meetings

 

Section 4:  SCRID Districts may be dissolved at the discretion of the President and approved by the Board of Directors.  District Representatives may be removed or replaced at the discretion of the President and approved by the Board of Directors.

 

 

Article VIII: MEETING OF MEMBERS

 

Section 1:  Annual Membership Meetings

 

Time and place of the annual membership spring meeting will be designated by the Board of Directors with a public notice via email, website and/or other social media of such to be given to the membership at least 30 days prior to the meeting in accordance with the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

Section 2:  Special Membership Meetings

 

Special membership meetings may be called at any time by the Board of Directors.  Public notice via email, website and/or other social media, of the time and place of special meetings shall be given at least 30 days prior to the meeting.  A quorum to conduct business at annual and special meetings shall consist of no less than 6% of the voting members. Instructions for conducting special membership meetings are contained in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

 

Article IX: MAIL REFERENDUM

 

Motions may be voted on by the membership by mail referendum in the following manner:

 

  1. Mail referenda will be carried out in electronic format, in a manner in accordance with the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

  1. Mail referenda may be drafted and submitted by the Board of Directors, by a committee at the request of the Board of Directors, or by written petition of at least five percent of the voting members of the corporation, sent to the Board of Directors. The format for referenda submissions must be in accordance with instructions outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

  1. Written notice of the referendum, stating and describing all motions, procedures and deadlines for voting, shall be provided to all voting members at least sixty days prior to the referendum deadline as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

  1. Results of all mail referenda shall be determined by a majority of the valid ballots Returned, except when a higher percentage is required by these Bylaws or by Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised.

 

  1. Results of mail referenda shall be disseminated to the membership within forty-five days after the referenda deadline.

 

 

Article X: INSPECTION RIGHTS AND CORPORATE SEAL

 

A copy of the corporation’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws as amended to date shall be open to inspection by the members of the corporation by request.  The Corporate logo shall be used by the corporation and its affiliated chapters for official and/or approved purposes only.

 

 

Article XI: FISCAL YEAR OF THE CORPORATION

 

The fiscal year of the corporation shall begin on the first day of July and end on the thirtieth day of June of each year.

 

 

Article XII: FEES, DUES AND ASSESSMENTS

 

In order to remain in good standing, a member must pay annual dues in advance of the first day of July of each fiscal year, in amounts to be fixed from time to time by the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors shall not increase or decrease membership dues by more than 25 percent without a majority vote of the membership at the annual meeting or by mail referendum.  Notification of any changes in dues must be published in the newsletter at least ninety days prior to the anticipated implementation.

 

 

Article XIII: AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS

 

The Bylaws may be amended or repealed by a two-thirds vote of eligible voting members in attendance, a quorum being present or by mail referendum. This vote will take place during a regular or special meeting of the membership, with ninety days prior notice, or by following the guidelines under Article IX, Mail Referendum. Any amendment, however, which would materially and adversely affect the rights of a specific category must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the members voting from that affected category.

 

 

Article XIV: NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

 

SCRID does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of hearing status, race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers or vendors, and provision of services.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients.

 

Article XV: DISSOLUTION OF CORPORATION

Dissolution of the Corporation will follow the procedures as specified in the Articles of Incorporation.

Article XVI: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern this Corporation in all cases to which they are applicable and consistent with these Bylaws and any special rules of order in the Corporation may adopt.

Draft of Revised Bylaws to be approved by the membership, May 2015.

Requesting CEUs for Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA)

At least 48 hours prior to the activity for SCRID members:

1. Choose the activity you want to attend.  As long as the activity is educationally beneficial to you as an interpreter, it can earn CEUs.   The activity does not have to pertain strictly to interpreting.  It can be a workshop, seminar, regional or national conference of another profession or a formal in-service training by an employer. If in-service training is mandatory for your job, the training cannot be used to acquire CEUs.  You cannot earn CEUs if you are working the activity, e.g., interpreting.

2. Complete the Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities form (PINRA).  Type in your name, using a different font on the signature line, to represent your official signature.  Send in the WORD doc and not a PDF.

Attach pertinent documentation from activity (that are PC compatible), such as, but not limited to:

a) Agenda

b) Program Book

c) Brochure announcing event along with its description

d) Presenter(s) bios

Once this information has been received, you will be advised of the Content Area (Professional Studies or General Studies) and the number of CEUs to be earned.

The PINRA form and supporting documentation must be received PRIOR to the start of the activity or CEUs will not be awarded.  Submit only PC compatible documentation.

3. Payment: If you are a SCRID or RID Region V Affiliate Chapter member, the cost of each activity is $25.00**, upon membership verification.  If you are not a member, the cost is $50.00 ** per activity.     **This payment is non-refundable. 

 (Affiliate Chapter members should contact the CMP for processing payment.)

Payment must be received before CEU’s can be awarded.

Click here to purchase PINRA CEUs

or you may send a check by mail.  Scroll down for address.

 
4. Attain a certificate of attendance or documentation such as an agenda or program book (of each event) signed by the presenter or organizer as proof of your attendance.  Your certificate may be made by you (sample certificate).  Please make sure the following are on it:
1)  Your name
2)  Presenter’s name
3)  Title of event/activity/workshop
4)  Dates of event/activity/workshop
5)  Start and end times (you cannot earn CEUs while on breaks and lunches)
6)  Signature of presenter or organizer
Or you may use one of these to assist you:
If attending a workshop, please download and print: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B95qA9YjCfatRG9HWWtfVktaZnc/
If attending a conference with multiple workshops, please download and print:
If attending a class with multiple sessions, please download and print: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9VtpAGt7QlKank1a2ZsZDhKS3M

5. Submit (only PC compatible documentation) a copy of the above documentation to your Sponsor within 30 days of the completion of activity.  The Sponsor will then send your completed paperwork to the RID National Office.

SCRID is audited by RID to determine if RID’s procedures/guidelines are adhered to for approving workshops/events.  Failure to pass the audit would result in SCRID losing sponsorship.  We ask you keep this in mind as we work together to gather information for sponsorship.

PINRA form and documents may be submitted by email at cmp@scrid.org

or by mail to:
SCRID CMP Chair
P.O. Box 9723
Los Angeles, CA 91309-0723

* Make copies of everything you send for your records.

Up-to-the-Minute News

Reports by Officers and Committee Chairpersons

Hold the pointer over the “News” button, then click on the report desired.

“About” will provide information about the committee and chair positions.

Officers:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Deaf Member-At-Large
  • Interpreter of Deaf Parents Member-at-Large
  • Diversity Member-at-Large

Committees:

  • Certification Maintenance Committee
  • Professional Development Committee (PDC)
  • Membership Committee (CMP)
  • Website Committee
  • Lou Fant Memorial Fund Committee

Region V News

 

 

Requesting Independent Study CEUs

Prior to the Independent Study

1. Decide on the activity for which you want to earn CEUs. Keep in mind that the Independent Study (IS) will require you to answer questions such as What and Why you want to do the activity? What are your specific goals? How will you accomplish these goals?  How will you show what you have learned?  How much time will the activity involve?  Click here for Bloom’s Taxonomy a list of measurable verbs.  These types are verbs are needed when explaining what are your specific goals.

2. Complete, sign and return the Independent Study Plan (ISP) form by email or mail.  Type in your name, using a different font on the signature line, to represent your official signature.  Send in the WORD doc and not a PDF.   We will discuss your ideas and number of CEUs to be earned. A maximum of 2.0 CEUs can be awarded for each Independent Study.  Independent Study CEUs are not calculated on 1:1 ratio, 1 contact hour ≠ 0.1 CEU.  The time involved are more in line with 2 or 3 contact hours = 0.1 CEU.  The CEUs earned on the project will be determined by the CMP Sponsor.

3. Payment: If you are a SCRID or RID Region V Affiliate Chapter member, the cost of each Independent Study is $25.00**, upon membership verification. (Affiliate Chapter members should contact the CMP for processing payment.) If you are not a member, the cost is $50.00** per Independent Study. Make checks payable to SCRID or pay online by credit card. Scroll down for address.    ** This payment is non-refundable.

Submit only PC compatible documents.

Click here for payment

 

During the Independent Study

4. AFTER your Independent Study has been approved, you may begin your work. Your project must be completed within twelve months from the date of approval.

5. When you are actually doing the activity, you must LOG (dates/times) and JOURNAL (describe what you did). The LOG documents your time and assists in determining the number of CEUs you have earned. The JOURNAL documents your efforts and will show what you accomplished during each session.  If you use any handouts, include copies of them when you submit your supporting Independent Study documentation.

Upon completion of the Independent Study

6. Submit your supporting documentation, all information pertinent to the IS noted in your Independent Study Plan. Upon receiving your documents they will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the standards and goals agreed upon in your ISP. In addition, the CEUs and content areas will also be re-evaluated and updated if necessary. Once the review process has been completed, the paperwork will be filed with RID.  Submit only PC compatible documents.

7. Keep copies of everything for your records.

SCRID is audited by RID to determine if RID’s procedures/guidelines are adhered to for approving workshops/events.  Failure to pass the audit would result in SCRID losing sponsorship.  We ask you keep this in mind as we work together to gather information for sponsorship. If you wish to mail your documentation or payment by check, please mail to:

SCRID CMP Chair
P.O. Box 9723
Los Angeles, CA 91309-0723

If you have any questions, or for Affiliate Chapter members, please contact the CMP Chair.

Requesting CEUs for Your Workshop

Pre-Workshop Requirements

STEP 1: Requesting CEU Approval

The following is required no later than 45 DAYS BEFORE the the date of your workshop takes place.

Send to: SCRID CMP Chair.  Late paperwork will not be processed.

  1. Continuing Education Activity Plan – Sponsor Form which is filled out by the hosting entity.
  2. Continuing Education Activity Plan – Instructor Form which is filled out by the presenter.

Educational Objectives: Must be measurable. VIEWS has published an article describing how to write Educational Objectives.  Click Bloom’s Taxonomy list of measurable verbs to download the verbs.

Evaluation & Assessment: Describe how you will assess the participants that you succeeded in teaching your Educational Objectives, use measurable verbs.  RID has an evaluation form in which you are welcome to use.  If you have your own, that is acceptable too.  Just send in a blank copy for our records.

Instructor Resume/Bio/Vitae: is sent as an attachment with the documentation.

Agenda & Handouts for the workshop (Agendas are needed to calculate CEUs) (Sample Agenda)

Requirement: The following information is needed to calculate CEUs – will there be any breaks, and if so how many and how long.  In addition, if there is a lunch and/or dinner, how long is the lunch and/or dinner.  CEUs are earned when the participant is in contact with the presenter.  Breaks/lunch/dinner are considered non-contact time with the presenter and are deducted from the total workshop time.

Submit only PC compatible documents.

 

STEP 2: Promotional Materials 

Promotional Materials for the workshop must be submitted and approved. Promotional materials MUST include the following:

  • Event info: title, address, contact person’s name/telephone number/email address/website URL
  • Start date(s)/end date(s)
  • Start time(s) and end time(s)
  • RID CMP and/or ACET logos (depending on which credits you will offer)
  • SCRID Logo
  • Information on educational objectives of activity
  • Refund and cancellation policy.  It is acceptable to print contact info to learn of these policies rather than the entire policy.
  • Target audience as described in the Sponsor Form
  • Solicitation request for reasonable accommodations
  • No partial CEUs will be awarded
  • The following paragraph: “SCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.  This [Professional Studies OR General Studies] (CMP Sponsor will say which one it is) program is offered for (insert # of CEUs) CEUs.  Participants need (pick one: Little/none, Some, Extensive, Teaching) prior knowledge of this topic.”    SCRID CMP Sponsor will determine the number of CEUs to be awarded.

Submit only PC compatible documents.

 

STEP 3: Payment for workshop Sponsorship

$25.00 for SCRID member or RID Region V Affiliate Chapter Member (upon verification); $50.00 for non-SCRID member**

(Affiliate Chapter members should contact the CMP for processing payment.)

Payment must be in place before processing the paperwork can begin.

 

Click here to purchase CEU Processing for Your Own Workshop

Or send check to the SCRID CMP Committee (scroll down for address)

**This payment is non-refundable

 

 

STEP 4:  Blank Certificate of Attendance will be provided to you from SCRID.

        However, you may create your own, but it must include the following: (Sample Certificate)

1) RID CMP and/or ACET logos, and SCRID Logo  (provided by sponsor)
2) Activity Number (provided by sponsor)
3) Full title of event
4) Date of activity
5) Beginning and Ending Time
6) Number of CEUs awarded (determined by sponsor)
7) Presenter Name(s) and a place for a signature
8) “RID Approved Sponsor: Southern California Registry of the Deaf (SCRID)”

A copy of your created Certificate must be sent in for approval.

 

Due to the processing time to review the documents, please send them all in one email.  Thank you.

 

Post-Workshop Requirements

STEP 5:  Post Workshop

The following is required no later than 30 DAYS AFTER the workshop is completed.

a) Participants should fill this out at the END of the workshop to verify attendance. NO partial CEUs will be awarded.
b) CEUs will only be given to participants whose correct membership number appears on the form. [November 2005 RID VIEWS, page 28]
c) If there are multiple presenters and each presenter wants CEUs for presenting the workshop, then each presenter must sign an Activity Report form.
d) Mail the ORIGINAL Activity Report Form to the address listed below.

 

STEP 6: Submit Program Evaluation Summaries

  •  Program Evaluation Summary including all comments from the RID Evaluation Forms must be emailed to the SCRID CMP Chair at cmp@scrid.org.  Do not send in the original filled out Evaluation form.
  • You may use RID Evaluation form, or create your own.  If you created your own, then a blank copy of your evaluation form used at the conclusion of the workshop must also be mailed or emailed to the SCRID CMP Chair at cmp@scrid.org.
  • RID forms and procedures are subject to change without notice.  Along with this, SCRID’s procedures will change to reflect RID requirements.  Please contact the SCRID CMP Approving Sponsor to verify how these changes will affect you and your organization and to obtain the new forms and/or new procedures.

 

 

Note:   SCRID is audited by RID to determine if RID’s procedures/guidelines are adhered to for approving workshops/events.  Failure to pass the audit would result in SCRID losing sponsorship.  We ask you keep this in mind as we work together to gather information for sponsorship.

IMPORTANT:  Keep copies of everything you mail to SCRID.

Send payment (payable to SCRID) and paperwork to the following address:

SCRID CMP Chair
P.O. Box 9723
Los Angeles, CA 91309-0723
cmp@scrid.org

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July 2009 Board Minutes

Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Board of Directors Meeting
OC Deaf, Cypress, CA
July 18, 2009

Outgoing Officers

  1. President-*Julie Casaccia
  2. Vice President – *Renahlee Crow
  3. Secretary-Marie Treacy
  4. Treasurer- *Denise Henninger
  5. Member-at-Large -*Marlene Shanker
  6. Ex-Officio – Peggy Huber

Incoming Officers

  1. President-*Robin Taylor
  2. Vice President – *Renahlee Crow
  3. Secretary – *Michael Klyn
  4. Treasurer – *Richard Bernard
  5. Member-at-Large – *Marlene Shanker
  6. Ex-Officio- *Julie Casaccia

Standing Committee Chairs

  1. CMP-Vacant
  2. Lou Fant Memorial – *Beth D’Addario
  3. Membership-*Lisa Balbirnie
  4. PDC-*Tenele Bennett/*Danny Frank
  5. Mentorship- Vacant
  6. Student Representative/Support the Gap-Marjorie Foster
  7. Fundraising-*Beth D’Addario
  8. Trilingual*ArleneNarvaez/*Gilberto Partida

Regional Representatives

  1. Inland Empire-*Michael Klyn
  2. South Bay – Tamara Hill

*represents present for meeting

Members and Visitors

  1. Jennifer Stephenson
  2. Ancialyn Pinckney
  3. Frank Nevarez
  4. Maureen Crayton
  5. Alexis McMannis
  6. Marcus Gunter
  7. Tiffany Agreen
  8. Daryl Crouse

I.    Call meeting to order.

With a quorum met, the meeting was called to order at 10:33 AM by Julie Casaccia, outgoing President/incoming Ex-Officio.  Roll call of FY08/09 officers:  Julie Casaccia, President; Renahlee Crow, Vice President; Denise Henninger, Treasurer; Marlene Shanker, Member-At-Large.  Marie Treacy, Secretary, not present.  Casaccia installed new officers: Robin Taylor, President; Renahlee Crow, Vice President; Michael Klyn, Secretary; Richard Bernard, Treasurer; Marlene Shanker, MAL.

Each incoming officer solemnly swore to follow their responsibilities according to the SCRID bylaws.  See Bylaws.  At 10:44 AM, Casaccia officially took the ExOfficio seat; Taylor, President, presided over the remainder of the meeting.

II.    Reading of SCRID Mission Statement.

Mission statement was signed by Danny Frank, PDC Co-Chair.

It is the mission of Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to provide local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

III.    Approval of Agenda. (M/S/C Crow/Shanker 5/0/0)

IV.    Approval of Minutes from Board of Directors Meeting June 6, 2009 by Marie Treacy. (M/S/C Crow/Shanker 5/0/0)

V.    President’s Report.

See attached.  Query made to Region V conference.  Conference will take place in Utah.  More information to follow in coming months. No further questions.

VI.    Vice President’s Report.

See attached.  Crow expressed her willingness to continue her service as Vice President.

VII.    Secretary’s Report.

See attached.  As of this meeting, the 2004 corporate records were hand-delivered to Klyn.  Klyn is now in possession of corporate records from 2004 to present.  Casaccia and Klyn to followup on motions occurring from 2004 to present.

VIII.    Treasurer’s Report

Current P&L distributed.  No questions or comments.

IX.    Member-at-Large.

See attached.  Deaf Expo will take place on October 10, 2009.  No further questions or comments.

X.    Ex-Officio.

See attached.

XI.    Standing Committee Reports

A.    CMP.  Taylor reiterated the committee is currently vacant.  No further questions.

B.    Lou Fant Memorial Fund.  See attached.  The Lou Fant banquet will take place March 20, 2010 at Castaways in Burbank, CA. Call for further committee members.  Query made to entertainment and emcee.  Discussion ensued.  Entertainment and emcee possibilities continue to be explored.  Additionally, the individual cost of the LF tickets has been increased by $3.00.

C.    Membership.  See attached.  Balbirnie emphasized the need to have the PO mail checked at minimum of once per month to stay on top of new and/or reoccurring membership applications.  Taylor to follow-up.

D.    PDC.  See Attached.  Bennett introduced Daniel Frank as the new PDC co-chair, who was voted in at the June 2009 meeting.  The PDC manual is available for review.  See Bennett for copy of manual.

The CDI workshop slated for October 16, 2009 continues to have issues with CEU approval.  Discussion ensued.  Query made to the financial status of the workshop.  CSUN/Deaf Studies program will be providing a $700 sponsorship for the workshop which will be applied to administrative and presenter costs.  Given the nature of the workshop and the request of the presenter the workshop will solely be in ASL.  Therefore, no interpreters will be necessary saving us additional costs.  Casaccia expressed the board should not vote to cancel the workshop regardless of a profit, loss or a break even in funds.

E.    Mentorship.  None.  Committee vacant.

F.    Student Rep.  No report.

Support the GAP.  No report.

G.    Fundraising – No report.  D’Addario has shirts available for $15.00.

H.    Trilingual Interpreters – See attached.  Partida explained the TriLingual workshop last week was very successful.  Next week Partida will be presenting an in-service on how to request interpreters, including trilingual interpreters at St Francis Hospital.  Partida and Narvaez are working with SCRID sister chapters in California to produce a three day TriLingual Conference at Cerritos College which is slated for fall 2009.  The conference will encompass medical, social work, and children & family services.  Thus far, Purple has expressed an interest in being a sponsor.  In addition to Purple, other sponsorships are being explored.  Further information provided as available.

I.    CDI task force.  No report.  Vacant.

XI.      Special Committees.  None at this time.

XII.      Regional Representative Reports

A.    Inland Empire – See attached.  Call for questions.  None.

B.    South Bay – See attached.

C.    North Western – Vacant.  Taylor reiterated this position is currently vacant and encourages all to network to fill the position.

XIII.    Unfinished Business:

A.    None at this time.

XIV.    New Business:

A.Motion: 20090718:01. (M/S Taylor/Klyn)  Call for discussion.  None.  Carried. 5/0/0.

B.Motion: 20090718:02. (M/S Taylor/Crow)  Call for discussion.  Query made if the position was only for hearing interpreters (HI) only.  Discussion ensued.  Any Deaf Interpreter or HI interested in co-chairing this committee should contact Goodson.  Call for further discussion/questions.  None.  Carried.  5/0/0.

C.Motion: 20090718:03. (M/S Taylor/Crow) Call for discussion.  None.  Carried.  5/0/0

D.Motion: 20090718:04. (M/S Taylor/Bernard)  Discussion ensued.

PnL and FY 09/10 budget hardcopies disseminated.  See attached. Bernard reviewed the current PnL.  At this time, Bernard is unsure of the FY 09/10 actuals.  Committee members reviewed their individual budgets.   Discussion ensued to postpone the approval of the FY09/10 budget.  Vote called to pass motion: 0/0/5.  Motion failed.

Taylor made the following motion:

20090718:05 – Motion:  The approval of the FY 09/10 budget be postponed for no more than 30 days.  The rationale is to provide each committee member to provide one more opportunity to review their actuals and respond to the Treasurer.  An online executive meeting will occur within 30 days of today to approve the FY09/10 budget.  Bernard reminded everyone a copy of the budget has been posted under Google Documents.  Bernard has emailed everyone with a link to the document and has encouraged everyone to review the document again to make any corrections.

(M/S Taylor/Bernard)  Call for discussion.  None. Carried.  5/0/0.

XV.    Announcements

A.     RID National Conference August 1-6, 2009.
I.    Due to the conference, the SCRID board will be dark for August 2009.
II.    The Special Executive Meeting to approve the FY0910 budget.  Date is TBA; however, it will be online and all are encouraged to attend but it will only be meeting to approve the budget.
B.    The next Board of Directors meeting will take place online, September 19th 1 PM to 3 PM
C.    DEAFestival September 26th 12 PM to 5 PM Woodley Park in Van Nuys
D.    Riverside Deaf Awareness Week reminder is the end of September.

XVI.    Adjourned.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:49 AM.  (M/S/C Taylor/Crow)

Due to the national RID conference next month in Philadelphia, PA, there will be no SCRID meeting in August 2009.  The next SCRID board meeting will be held online, Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Michael Klyn, Secretary

Robin Taylor, President

20090718:01Motion: The SCRID board approve a special committee lead by Daryl Crouse to research and make recommendations for changes to the SCRID web site.

Rationale: The SCRID web site has recently experienced many technical issues due to the ever changing technological world. Being that it has been historically maintained by members, it will benefit SCRID to look into more current formats that will be easily taught to and maintained by future committee members. There is a need to have an individual with extensive background in creation of web sites and an in depth understanding of the needs of SCRID to research and make recommendations to the board. In today’s world an organization’s web site is often the first impression made on individual’s looking to be a part of the membership. Approval of this motion will provide the board with options to create the ever important first impression with formats that are easily learned and maintained by those overseeing the web site in the future.

20090718:02 – Motion: The SCRID board approve the appointment of Kathy Goodson as chair of the Mentorship Committee.

Rationale: The Mentoring Committee was established to provide activities that further the profession of Interpretation of American Sign Language and English and Transliteration of English which is one of the principle objectives of SCRID. It is important to have the Mentoring Committee chaired by an individual that has awareness of various forms of mentoring and that is willing to take the committee in new directions. The appointment of Kathy Goodson as Mentor Committee Chair will provide a foundation for the committee to begin establishing more opportunities for mentoring through the organization.

20090718:03 – Motion: The board approve the appointment of Maren Jensen and Steve Barnthouse as co-chairs of the Certification Maintenance Program.

Rationale: The Certification Maintenance Program provides SCRID with a connection to individuals and organizations looking to provide Continuing Education Units for their activities and events. The work that is done by the CMP chair(s) ensures the quality and effectiveness of educational opportunities provided for certified members, establishes standards for professional development and provides a framework for certification maintenance. This work requires individuals with strong organizational skills and an eye for detail. Additionally the chair(s) should have the ability to work with and hold others accountable to dead lines and schedules. Maren Jensen and Steve Barnthouse are a team that possess all of the previously mentioned skills and abilities and would be an asset to SCRID as CMP Co-Chairs.

20090718:04 – Motion: The board approve the 2009-2010 budget.

20090718:05 – Motion:  to table the approval of the FY 09/10 budget for no more than 30 days.  The rationale is to provide each committee member to provide one more opportunity to review their actuals and respond to the Treasurer.  An online executive meeting will occur within 30 days of today to approve the FY09/10 budget.  Bernard reminded everyone a copy of the budget has been posted under Google Documents.  Bernard has emailed everyone with a link to the document and has encouraged everyone to review the document again to make any corrections.

(M/S Taylor/Bernard)  Call for discussion.  None. Carried.  5/0/0.

October 2009 Board Minutes

Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
California School for the Deaf
October 17, 2009  
10:00 AM

Incoming Officers

  1. President-*Robin Taylor
  2. Vice President – *Renahlee Crow
  3. Secretary – *Michael Klyn
  4. Treasurer – *Richard Bernard
  5. Member-at-Large – *Marlene ShankerEx-Officio- Julie Casaccia

Standing Committee Chairs

  1. CMP-Steve Barnthouse/*Maren Jensen
  2. Lou Fant Memorial – Beth D’Addario
  3. Membership-*Peggy Huber
  4. PDC-*Tenele Bennett/Danny Frank
  5. Mentorship- *Kathy Goodson
  6. Student Representative/Support the Gap-*Marjorie Foster
  7. Fundraising-Beth D’Addario
  8. Trilingual-Arlene Narvaez/Gilberto Partida

Adhoc Committee

  1. Website – *Daryl Crouse

Regional Representatives

  1. Inland Empire-*Michael Klyn
  2. South Bay – Tamara Hill

*represents present for meeting

Members and Visitors

Laurie Smallwood, Student

Meeting Interpreters

  1. Julie Hurdiss, mentor
  2. Robert Fero, student, RCC ITP program

I.    Call the meeting to order.

With a quorum present, Robin Taylor, President, called the meeting to order at 10:20 AM.

II.    SCRID Mission Statement was signed by Robin Taylor, President:

It is the mission of Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to provide local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

III.    Approval of Agenda.

(M/S Crow/Bernard) Call for revisions.  At the September meeting the board approved Motion 20090919:02; see September minutes.  Since the approval of the motion, it has been determined by the Website Adhoc Committee, GoDaddy will not satisfy the technical requirements of the new website.  Therefore, Klyn made a motion (See Motion 20091027:05 below) to amend Motion 20090917:02 to approve SCRID to utilize Interactive Online as the SCRID website host.  Call for Discussion.  Call for further revisions.  

Klyn motioned the Board approve a donation in the amount of $100 to California School for the Deaf (CSDR) for the utilization of their facilities by SCRID for the October 2009 board meeting.  See official motion under XIV:G.  Call for discussion.  None.  Call for further revisions to the agenda.  None.  Vote called to approve the agenda as amended.

Vote called 5/0/0.  Agenda passed as amended.

IV.    Approval of September 19, 2009 Board Meeting Minutes.

(M/S Crow/Taylor) Call for revisions. None. Vote called.  5/0/0 Minutes passed as presented.

V.    Presidents Report.

See attached.  Call for questions.  None.

VI.    Treasurers Report.

See attached profit and loss statement.  The current bank balance is $47,101.   In addition, the new laptop has been purchased and in use.  See September 2009 minutes for further information.  Call for further questions.  None.

VII.    Member-at-Large.

See attached.  Deaf Nation has been slated for May 2010.  Call for further questions.  None.

VIII.    Standing Committee Reports

A.    CMP.  See attached.  Call for questions.  None.

B.    Lou Fant Memorial Fund.  See attached.  Given D’addario is not present, questions deferred to email.

C.    Fundraising.  See attached.  Given D’addario is not present, questions deferred to email.

D.    Membership.  See attached.  Call for questions.  Given SCRIDTalk is a membership benefit, query made as to why the amount of SCRIDTalk members outweighs the amount of actual SCRID members.  Discussion ensued.  SCRID permits former members to maintain their access to SCRIDTalk as a community courtesy which permits SCRID more access to marketing/advertisement.  Membership and Website committees to look into two separate distribution lists with SCRIDTalk focused on current members.    Query made to as to how online membership payments will be processed.  Discussion ensued.  Deferred to Bernard and Crouse for further discussion and report later.

E.    Student Rep (SRC).  See attached.  In tandem with the STG, the mission for SRC committee is to ease students from student to interpreter with varied access to professional interpreters, organizations and the Deaf community.  Historically, there has been varied interest from students in becoming involved with the SRC and even less support from varying Interpreter Training Programs (ITP) coordinators.  At this time, SRC is looking to strengthen the role of the Student Representative.  The first step is will be to define the SRC webpage.  Foster to work with Crouse on the webpage. Once the SRC has defined a new direction, the Regional Representatives will work with Foster on filling the vacancies of the SRC.  Call for further questions.  None.  This project will be a work in progress. Updated information as it becomes available.

Support the GAP (STG).  See attached.  Given the 2009 STG event had extreme low attendance, the STG committee will be working with the Regional Representatives to host annual, smaller STG events within their respective regions.   By hosting smaller events within the regions, the committee projects the costs to be lower and to recruit/entice more local support from local professional interpreters, varying agencies/employers; thereby, attracting more student attendance.  This will be a work in progress.  Updated information as it becomes available.

F.    Trilingual Interpreters.  See attached.  With both Chairs absent, questions deferred to email.

G.    CDI Taskforce.  Vacant.  No report.

H.    PDC.  The February 6, 2010 CDI workshop will be held at CSUN.  Call for further questions.  None.

I.    Adhoc Committees

A.     Website.  See attached.  The website is under beta testing.  Crouse will be adding the reports, logo and membership information.  Eventually, it will be the responsibility of officers and committee chairs to update their own by uploading and removing board reports.  Crouse to meet with remaining board members to tutor on the web software.

XIV.    Regional Representative Reports

A.    Inland Empire.  See attached.  Klyn expanded on the ‘comedy night’ idea.  Call for questions.  None.

XIII.    Unfinished Business:

A.    Website Update.  See XII. Adhoc Committee; Section A.

XIV.    New Business:

A.    Motion 20091017:01. (M/S Bernard/Shanker) The SCRID Board approve the Treasurer to find and hire a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to fulfill the duties of completing the organizations tax forms and perform a yearly audit of the organization’s financial standing.

Rationale: The organization’s former tax preparer has moved out of state and will no longer be available. In addition, it is critical that the organization’s books be audited on a regular basis.
Discussion:  While RID does not require the chapters to have the annual financials certified, under California law, 501(c)3 organizations are required to have certified financials.  Due to lack of unknown historical factors of the SCRID financials and auditing procedures, the general concensus is to defer the issue to committee and revisit once clearer information has been obtained.  Call for futher discussion. None.

Motion Amended:  (M/S Taylor/Shanker)  Motion 20091017:01 be deferred to committee to research on the historical factors of the SCRID financials and audit(s).  Call for discussion.  None.  Vote called:  5/0/0  Motion passed.

B.    Motion 20091017:02. (M/S Crow/Shanker) The SCRID Board approve the appointment of Peggy Huber as Membership Chair.

Rationale: The current chair, Lisa Balbirnie, has tendered her resignation as of October 17, 2009. Peggy Huber has been working with Lisa on the Membership committee and is prepared to take over as Chair.
Discussion
: None.

Vote called.  Motion passed.  5/0/0

C.    Motion 20091017:03. (M/S Crow/Bernard) The SCRID Board to approve the creation of a committee to coordinate and run the organization’s website.

Rationale: The SCRID Board had previously approved having the website upgrade researched. The research has been done, and advice was given. Currently there is not a committee dedicated to the running of the website once the advice is taken and the website upgraded. Creating a Website Committee will assure that the upgrades will happen and the website will be tended to into the future.
Discussion
:  None.  Vote called.  5/0/0

Vote called.  Motion passed.

D.    Motion 20091017:04. (M/S Taylor/Klyn) The SCRID Board to approve the appointment of Daryl Crouse as the Chair of the Website Committee.

Rationale: Daryl Crouse was appointed as the chair of the ad hoc Website Committee. With an official committee established, it would be beneficial to have Daryl continue the excellent work that he has begun as Chair of the ad hoc committee.
Discussion
:  None.  Vote called.  5/0/0.  Motion passed.

E.    20091027:05 – Motion.  (M/S Klyn/Crow) The Board approve to amend previously adopted motion 20090919:02 to strike “GoDaddy.com” and insert “Interactive Online” as the vendor for the website and domain registrar.

Rationale: While trying to install one of the pieces of web software necessary for the membership database and other features (CiviCRM), it was discovered that GoDaddy’s configuration would not support the installation of the software.  The alternate web host, Interactive Online, does support the software. There are no cost or service differences between the two vendors. No impact on budget or procedures.

Motion to be amended:

F.    20090919:02 – Motion: The Board approve the transition of the web hosting for the organization from DeafVision to GoDaddy in an amount to not exceed $100 per year and the transfer of the domain name SCRID.org starting September 24th, 2009. The fee will need to be renewed on an annual basis in consideration of appropriate market price increases subject to organizational funding availability.

Rationale: The change to GoDaddy will save SCRID $150 annually and potentially resolve the issues that have caused continual problems over the past year.
Discussion
:  None.

Vote called. 5/0/0.  Motion passed.

G.    20091027:06 – Motion.  (M/S Klyn/Crow) To approve a donation of $100 to California School for the Deaf  (CSDR)for the use of their facilities of the October 2009 board meeting.

Rationale: The $100 is to pay for utilities and CSDR staff time.
Discussion
:  None.

Vote called.  5/0/0  Motion passed.

XV.    Announcements

A.    Taylor thanked Julie Hurdiss, mentoring interpreter, and Robert Fero, student interpreter, RCC program, for interpreting the October 2009 board meeting.

XVI.    Adjourn.

(M/S/ Crow/Bernard) With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:32 AM.
Michael Klyn, Secretary
Robin Taylor, President
Motion 20091017:01: The SCRID board approve the treasurer to find and hire a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to fulfill the duties of completing the organizations tax forms and perform a yearly audit of the organization’s financial standing.
Rationale: The organization’s former tax preparer has moved out of state and will no longer be available. In addition it is critical that the organization’s books be audited on a regular basis.
Author: Robin Taylor                          Motion: Richard Bernard

Motion 20091017:02: The SCRID board approve the appointment of Peggy Huber as Chair of the Membership committee.
Rationale: The current chair, Lisa Balbirnie, has tendered her resignation for October 17, 2009. Peggy Huber has been working with Lisa on the Membership committee and is prepared to take over as Chair.
Author: Robin Taylor                          Motion: Robin Taylor

Motion 20091017:03: The SCRID board approve the creation of a Committee to coordinate and run the organization’s website.
Rationale: The SCRID board had previously approved having the website upgrade researched. The research has been done, and advice was given. Currently there is not a committee dedicated to the running of the website once the advice is taken and the website upgraded. Creating a Website Committee will assure that the upgrades will happen and the website will be tended to into the future.
Author: Robin Taylor                          Motion: Robin Taylor

Motion 20091017:04: The SCRID board approve the appointment of Daryl Crouse as the Chair of the Website Committee.
Rationale: Daryl Crouse was appointed as the chair of the ad hoc Website Committee. With an official committee established, it would be beneficial to have Daryl continue the excellent work that he has begun as Chair of the ad hoc committee.
Author: Robin Taylor                          Motion: Robin Taylor

Workshops

Requesting CEUs for WORKSHOPS

STEP 1: Requesting CEU Approval

The following is required no later than 45 DAYS BEFORE the workshop takes place.

Send to: SCRID CMP Chairs.  Late paperwork will not be processed.

 

1. Continuing Education Activity Plan – Sponsor Form

2. Continuing Education Activity Plan – Instructor’s Form

a) Educational Objectives: Must be measurable. Possible “measurable” words to use are:

Explain List Arrange Organize Formulate Describe Use Recall
Identify Apply Distinguish Restate Classify Contrast Construct Illustrate

b) Evaluation & Assessment: Describe how you will know that you have succeeded in teaching your Educational Objectives?

 
3. Instructor Resume/Bio/Vitae

4. Agenda & Handouts for the workshop (Sample Agenda)

a) Breakdown of time and topics
b) Include break times because this affects how many CEUs are awarded.

Step 2: Upon Approval of CEUs

5. Promotional Materials for the workshop must be submitted and approved. Promotional materials MUST include the following:

 a) Event info: title, address, contact person, etc.

b) Start date/end date

c) Start time/end time

d) RID CMP and/or ACET logos (depending on which credit/s you will offer)

e) SCRID Logo

 f) Information on educational objectives of activity

g) Refund and cancellation policy.  It is acceptable to print contact info to learn of these policies rather than the entire policy.

 h) Target audience as described in the Sponsor Form

i) Solicitation request for reasonable accommodations

 j) The following paragraph: “SCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.  This (Professional Studies OR General Studies) program is offered for (insert # of CEUs) CEUs. Participants need (pick one: Little/none, Some, Extensive, Teaching) prior knowledge of this topic.” SCRID CMP Sponsors will determine number of CEUS to be awarded.

6. Payment for workshop Sponsorship – Membership is verified. Make checks payable to SCRID and mail to the address listed below or pay online at www.scrid.org. This payment is non-refundable.

$25.00 for SCRID member
$50.00 for nonSCRID member

Offline checks also accepted, please click Buy Now for instructions.

7. Blank Certificate of Attendance created by you must include: (Sample Certificate)

a) RID CMP and/or ACET logos (provided by sponsor)    
b) Activity Number (provided by sponsor)
c) Full title of event
d) Date of activity
e) Beginning and Ending Time
f) Number of CEUs awarded (determined by sponsor)
g) Presenter Name(s)
h) “RID Approved Sponsor: Southern California Registry of the Deaf”

Step 3: Post Workshop

The following is required no later than 30 DAYS AFTER the workshop is completed.

8. Activity Report Form filled out by RID members and signed by presenter(s).

a) Participants should fill this out at the END of the workshop to verify attendance.
b) CEUs will only be given to participants whose correct membership number appears on the form. [November 2005 RID VIEWS, page 28]
c) If there are multiple presenters and each presenter wants CEUs for presenting the workshop, then each presenter must sign an Activity Report form.
d) Mail the ORIGINAL Activity Report Form to the address listed below.

Maren Jensen
SCRID CMP Chairs
PO Box 280088
Northridge, CA 91328-0088
 
 
 9. Program Evaluation Summary including all comments from the RID Evaluation Forms must be emailed to the SCRID CMP Chairs.
 

10. A blank copy of the evaluation form used at the conclusion of the workshop must also be mailed or emailed to the SCRID CMP Chairs.

 
 
 RID forms and procedures are subject to change without notice.  Along with this, SCRID’s procedures will change to reflect RID requirements.  Please contact the RID Approving Sponsor to verify how these changes will affect you and your organization and to obtain the new forms and/or new procedures.
 
 
 SCRID is audited by RID to determine if RID’s procedures/guidelines are adhered to for approving workshops/events.  Failure to pass the audit would result in SCRID losing sponsorship.  We ask you keep this in mind as we work together to gather information for sponsorship.

IMPORTANT:  Keep copies of everything you mail to SCRID.

Send payment (payable to SCRID) and paperwork to the following address:
Maren Jensen
SCRID CMP
P.O. Box 280088
Northridge, CA 91328-0088
Questions or concerns:
cmp@scrid.org

September 2009 Board Minutes

Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Board of Directors Meeting
Teleconference
September 19, 2009  
1:00 PM

Officers

  1. President-*Robin Taylor
  2. Vice President – *Renahlee Crow
  3. Secretary – *Michael Klyn
  4. Treasurer – *Richard Bernard
  5. Member-at-Large – *Marlene Shanker
  6. Ex-Officio- *Julie Casaccia

Standing Committee Chairs

  1. CMP-Vacant
  2. Lou Fant Memorial – *Beth D’Addario
  3. Membership-*Lisa Balbirnie
  4. PDC-*Tenele Bennett/*Danny Frank
  5. Mentorship- Vacant
  6. Student Representative/Support the Gap-Marjorie Foster
  7. Fundraising-*Beth D’Addario
  8. Trilingual*ArleneNarvaez/*Gilberto Partida

Adhoc Committees

  1. Website – Daryl Crouse

Regional Representatives

  1. Inland Empire-*Michael Klyn
  2. South Bay – Tamara Hill

*represents present for meeting

Members and Visitors

Jeff Alicea, Visitor

I.    Call meeting to order.

With a quorum present, Robin Taylor, President called the meeting to order at 1:09 PM.  Roll called.

II.    Reading of SCRID Mission Statement.

The Mission Statement was read by President, Robin Taylor.
It is the mission of Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to provide local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

III.    Approval of Agenda.

(M/S/C Klyn/Crow) 4/0/0

IV.    Approval of July 18, 2009 Board Meeting Minutes

(M/S/C Crow/Taylor). 4/0/0.

V.    Treasurers Report.

Bernard gave a verbal report in lieu of official hardcopy financial report.  The current bank balance is approximately $49,000 with a net profit of $6,000 for the 2009 calendar year.    Bernard suggested the Board approve Michael Michner, CPA, to conduct an annual audit.  The approximate cost of an official audit would be $300.

VI.    FY 09/10 Budget.

All committee chairs have received a copy of their respected budgets.  Taylor called for questions.  None.  Taylor reiterated committee chairs do not need to request funding throughout the year as long as they have the available funds within their budget.

VII.    Approve Motions

A.    Motion 20090919:01: Laptop Purchase (M/S Bernard/Klyn). Call for discussion.

The Board approve the expenditure of a new laptop and the necessary financial and anti-virus software to replace the laptop and software currently being used by the Treasurer and that said expenditure to be no more than $1,000.

Rationale: The current laptop is 8 years old and needs replacement to facilitate the function of the Treasurer’s duties.

Discussion: Through Bernard’s research, a new laptop and software, will approximately cost $600 – $800. Crouse suggested the board research the online version of QuickBooks rather than the desktop software to allow easier access from various sites for the SCRID CPA and board officers. Discussion ensued.  The online version of QuickBooks will be an additional approximate cost of $10 a month.  This includes an off-site, backup of all information. With no further discussion the vote was called.  
Motion Passed. 4/0/0.

B.    Motion 20090919:02: Website Host.  (M/S Taylor/Klyn)   Vote called.  4/0/0.
20090919:02 – Motion: The Board approve the transition of the web hosting for the organization from DeafVision to GoDaddy in an amount to not exceed $100 per year and the transfer of the domain name SCRID.org starting September 24th, 2009. The fee will need to be renewed on an annual basis in consideration of appropriate market price increases subject to organizational funding availability.

Rationale: The change to GoDaddy will save SCRID $150 annually and potentially resolve the issues that have caused continual problems over the past year.

Discussion:  None.  With no discussion, the vote was called.

Motion Passed.  4/0/0

VIII.    President’s Report.

Query made to the Presidents Council letter to the NIC TaskForce.  See Presidents Report.  Discussion ensued.  The recent membership survey results represent a large concern by Region V members on the validity of the NIC rating process.  The purpose of the letter is notify the Taskforce and RID of the concern and encourage the RID and the Taskforce to make some changes towards the certification process.  More information as it becomes available.

IX.    Vice President’s Report.

No report.

X.    Secretary’s Report.

See Minutes.

XI.    Member-at-Large.

See attached.

XII.    Ex-Officio.

No report.

XIII.    Standing Committee Reports

A. CMP.  Attached.
B. Lou Fant Memorial Fund.  No report.
C. Membership.  No report.
D. PDC.  See attached.  The CDI workshop has been tentatively postponed to February 2010.  Any individual who has already paid registration for the workshop will be automatically enrolled for the workshop when a new date has been decided; unless they request to be reimbursed now.
E..Mentorship.  No report.
F. Student Rep.  No report.
G. Support the GAP.  No report.
H. Fundraising.  No report.
I. Trilingual Interpreters.  See Attached.
J. CDI task force.   None

Adhoc Committees

A. Website.  See Attached.  The purpose of the new design is to recruit memberships and drive renewals.  The overall design was created from the survey results generated by members and the Board which was sent out via SCRIDTalk.  The survey results were then sent to members via SCRIDTalk to ensure member involvement through the whole process.  Some of the new features will include a live, online newsletter which will be updated by the individual chairs and/or officers.  Members will access the new (and green) newsletter under the Members Only Section; members will be able to make their own posts (i.e. articles); renew memberships; and register for workshops.  As new updates are made to the website, members would be notified electronically.  Given the new website will be payment-secured, SCRID will no longer utilize Acteva.  
Crouse will work one-on-one with committee chairs, regional representatives and officers on how to update their individual webpages.

At 2:33 PM, Bernard was dismissed.

XIV.    Regional Representative Reports

A.  Inland Empire.  See Attached

B.    South Bay.  See Attached

C.    North Western.  None

XV    Unfinished Business

A.    Website.  See adhoc committee report above.

XVI.    New Business

A.    October Board Meeting.  Klyn and Crow to finalize details.

XVII.    Announcements

A.    Riverside Deaf Awareness Week – Picnic, September 20

B.    Deaf Awareness – Woodley Park, CA , September 26

C.    CDI Workshop Postponed

D.    October Board Meeting (F2F) – October 17.  There will be a free workshop after the meeting.  CEUs will be available to all attend.

XVIII.    With no further business, Taylor adjourned the meeting at 2:44 PM.

Michael J. Klyn, Secretary

Robin Taylor, President

20090919:02 – Motion: The Board approve the transition of the web hosting for the organization from DeafVision to GoDaddy in an amount to not exceed $100 per year and the transfer of the domain name SCRID.org starting September 24th, 2009. The fee will need to be renewed on an annual basis in consideration of appropriate market price increases subject to organizational funding availability.
Rationale: The change to GoDaddy will save SCRID $150 annually and potentially resolve the issues that have caused continual problems over the past year.