Lou Fant Distinquished Service Award Banquet

  • Facilities are set w/lunch ect.
  • Sponsorship –
  1. Sorenson- $2,000.00
  2. Accommodating  Ideas- $1,000.00
  3. Hoping for more (keep you posted)
  • Master of Ceremonies– Bob Hillterman (confirmed)
  • Silent Auction going as planned-thanks to all who are helping collect items.
  • Raffle- thanks to Joyce Linden for donating her Palm Springs Condo (again-and for the last year), have two “Magic Castle” guest passes (up to 16 people), and hopefully an ipod or digital camera. Waiting for Best Buy to say “yes” to donating a digital camera.
  • Graphic Artists is a Deaf student at Pasadena Art School. We are getting her services cheap. End of the week will have the programs done. She did the invites also.
  • Have volunteers to work the banquet- if you have people to volunteer let me know.
  • Interpreters are being confirmed
  • Awardees’ are HEARING- Patty Drasin and DEAF- Fred Gravatt
  • The scholarship is still pending
  • Current projection the banquet is on budget.


Thank you to the SCRID board and all volunteers’ hard work,


Beth D’Addario

Lou Fant Distinguished Service Award Banquet Chairperson


Plans ongoing, Sponsors Sought, Venue Contracted

Things continue as planned. This month the call is going out for sponsors and donations. If you know of any possible sponsors or companies that are willing to make donation, please speak with them and give them the the email address loufantmemorial@scrid.org or direct them to the website to contact Beth, the Lou Fant Memorial chair.

The contract for the venue has been signed and sent.

Save the dates post card have been commisioned to be made by a Deaf graphic artist. The art supplies from last year were found and are being used.

As soon as the post cards are done they will be mailed out. The assistance of the membership chair will be needed to print lables for the save the date.

Lou Fant distinguished service awards nominations being accepted


In honor of Lou Fant’s life and his vast contributions to the field of interpreting,  SCRID has established two annual awards in his honor.
The awards will be given to two persons, one hearing and one Deaf, who have made outstanding contributions to the interpreting field.


Hearing Nominee Requirements
  • RID and/or NAD certified
  • Actively contributes to improving the field of interpreting
  • Member of RID and SCRID
Deaf Nominee Requirements
  • Actively contributes to the field of interpreting
  • Has enhanced the image of the interpreting profession
Nominations must include a one-page rationale in support of the nominee. If the person making the nomination is not a SCRID member, the nomination must be co-signed by a SCRID member.

The Lou Fant Memorial Committee will determine the award winners annd present the awards during the annual banquet.

Nominations may be sent to:

Lou Fant Memorial Nomination
2648 E. Workman Ave #3001-290
West Covina, CA 91791



or you can submit your nominations online.


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