RIRID met on April 11 and we accomplished a lot!
Here are some highlights:
-Rosa reviewed current updates on the legislation. Article 18 was withdrawn, Article 19 will be actively opposed, House Bill 5695 will be heard on 4/15. RIRID will send letters of support to the committee(s) hearing our proposed regulations as drafted in HB 5696, and later SB 0478.
-RIRID has raised our goal for our Camp Mark 7 Scholarship! Thank you to all who donated. Contact Rosa for a tax deductible receipt if you have not already received one.
-RIRID board members have board specific emails. Please see our board page for the best email address to use.
-Emails weighing you down? Heather A is working to figure out a way to streamline email dialogue by using a Gmail Groups platform. Hopefully this will cut down on our inbox total and help us get to the point, actually communicating!
-Want to read up on past minutes? All past minutes are now located on our minutes page. Contact Hayley at RIRIDSecretary@ririd.org for the password.
-The Up and Coming Interpreter Committee, Scholarship Committee, Outreach Committee and Workshop Committee are all making strides. Information on each page will be posted soon.
-Hayley is looking for an interpreter to fill her shoes at a Catholic Mass at 9 am on the first and fourth Friday of every month, starting in July. She is willing to mentor interpreters new to mass. Contact her at email@example.com
-Rosa is looking for a Deaf business owner who creates stationary. If you know of anyone, contact RIRIDPresident@ririd.org
-RIRID is looking into Amazon Smile as a fundraiser. Take a look ahead of our summer meeting.
-RIAD will be hosting a movie night on Friday, May 1, at 7 pm at the RI School for the Deaf. We will share more info as it is available. Hope to see you there!