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  • Monday, October 16, 2017 9:25 PM | Anonymous

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1DT7jfSotjFQUZzTW80LXdlZ28/view

    Transcript:

    Video Description:  Woman wearing glasses, hair done up in bun, wearing dark long-sleeved shirt, with a pink neck scarf.
    (Drinks from a yellow coffee cup)
    Hello!  I am Janis Cole (name sign JC on nose)
    I am excited to go to California. I am from Boston and will be traveling all the way West. I’m so thrilled!
    I am looking forward to working with Eileen.
    We have worked together in the past, have shared our work with each other,
    shared our research and our perspectives. 
    The topic is Hearing-Deaf Team Process and sure, you may be saying I already know all about it. That is ok.
    I like to share an analogy when discussing with my students.  I ask them to imagine two pies.
    First pie, shows a ¼ piece pie already cut.  That ¼ represents what students already know while the ¾ of the pie represents what students do not know.
    Second pie, shows a ¼ piece of the pie already cut and it represents what students do not know while the ¾ of pie represents what students know.
    My point with the pies is if you show up with the smarmy attitude of “I already know this”, you close your mind to the potential of learning something new.
    However, come in with an open mind you may discover many new reframed views on the topic.
    So an open mind and open heart leads to new perspective and help apply it to your interpreting work. This is not only for the hearing and deaf interpreting team process but also for others involved in the entire process.  So, what does that look like?
    I look forward to seeing you all together… in California!  See you there! 


  • Monday, October 16, 2017 9:22 PM | Anonymous


    Transcript:

    Video Description:  Woman with short hair holding and sipping from a blue coffee cup.
    Wearing white short-sleeved shirt with purple vest (unbuttoned).
    Transcription:
    Oh Hello!  This is Eileen Forestal and I am excited and looking forward to going to NorCRID Conference in California.  Wow. I look forward to seeing many wonderful people gathering together for the conference.  I live on the East Coast and close to the ocean, only 7 blocks away. Now I will be going to the West Coast where the Pacific Ocean is.
    Anyway, I am looking forward to working with Janis Cole and we both will give a workshop on Reframing the Deaf and Hearing Interpreter team process. The workshop information will be based on research done, my research associating with teaming. It is my hope you all make an effort to come to this workshop. Some of you may already know about Deaf interpreter working with hearing interpreters. Our focus in the workshop will be in looking at our work as a team using a different frame, based on the research, process, action and more.
    It will be fun and we will learn together. It is an exciting time for all of us as we see how the interpreting field has evolved!
    See you all there at the Conference!


  • Saturday, August 20, 2016 4:45 PM | Anonymous

    Dear NorCRID Membership,

    CALL for NOMINATIONS to the NorCRID Board.

    Deadline Monday, Oct 10, 2016.  Send nominations to norcridpresident@gmail.com.

    Details for each position are stated in the NorCRID ByLaws, available on
    the norcrid.org website under the “about” tab.  You may email
    norcridpresident@gmail.com if you have further questions.

    Voting Positions:
    • President (Two-Year Term from Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2018)
    • Secretary (Two-Year Term from Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2018)
    • Member At Large 2 (Two-Year Term from Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2018)

    Non-Voting Positions:
    • Alt 1 (One-Year Term from Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017)
    • Alt 2 (One-Year Term from Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017)

    2016 NorCRID Annual Conference and Elections VLOG: https://youtu.be/urMmvWLHx-M

    Visual description:  (Before a blue background Jewel Jauregui and
    Terri Manning stand side by side and present an announcement in sign.
    They are visible from the waist up.  Jewel wears a dark blue blouse
    and a necklace with a crescent-shaped shell pendant.  Terri wears a
    gray blazer and a short, beaded necklace.)

    (Terri Manning signs)  “Hello! My name is Terri Manning. I am
    President of NorCRID.”

    (Jewel signs) “Hello, I am Jewel Jauregui, Vice President of NorCRID.
    We are thrilled to announce that the NorCRID Annual Conference will be
    held Sat and Sun, Nov 12 & 13 at CSU East Bay in Hayward.  On Sat,
    Nov. 12 NorCRID will hold its annual business meeting and election for
    positions on the NorCRID Board.”

    (Terri signs)  “We’d like to thank the leadership of the Conference
    Committee, especially Christian Johnson and Annie Dieckman.  Hands
    waving!  For the upcoming election, we would like to encourage you
    consider potential board service.  We are calling for nominations for
    the following board positions: For voting positions on the board,
    President, Secretary, and Member at Large will be elected.  These
    positions serve a two-year term beginning Jan 1, 2017 until Dec 31,
    2018.  We also will elect two non-voting board positions for
    Alternates who serve a one-year term.”

    (Jewel signs) “If you have someone in mind, please submit nominations
    for board positions by Monday, Oct 10 to norcridpresident@gmail.com.
    You may find information about the board roles in our By Laws
    available on our website, www.norcrid.org, under the ‘about’ tab.”

    (Terri signs) “I would like to let you know that it has been a
    pleasure to serve on the NorCRID board since 2011.  Although my term
    as president will end, I will continue to serve on the board as Past
    President.  I am thrilled to continue working with NorCRID.  I
    sincerely hope that you nominate strong candidates for board positions
    for NorCRID.  Thank you.”

    (Jewel signs)  “See you in November!”

    (Both smile and wave goodbye)


  • Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:09 PM | Anonymous

    Transcript:

    FLYER:  [picture of Deaf Community Center building from the parking lot.  Tree in left foreground - no leaves, thin branches poking into the sky.  Big blue sky.]  “TOWN HALL MEETING”  “Join us to discuss current state of RID and NAD” .  Logos from CAD, DCARA and NorCRID.  Fade Out

    Fade to CAD Logo  Fade Out

    [Fade to White woman sitting in a homey setting.   Warm walls hung with art.  Woman has light colored skin, short dark hair with silver near the roots and framing her face.  She is wearing a brown jacket, black shirt.  Silver hoops dangle from her ears.  A large silver flower necklace decorates below the neckline of her shirt.]

    “Hello! I am Julie Rems Smario, the current President of the California Association- C.A.D.  We will have a town hall meeting hosted by CAD, DCARA and NorCRID.  We will share the facts of what is happening with RID.  Additionally, we want to listen to your concerns, your perspectives and your ideas.  We will collect them and share them with RID and NAD.   Please join us!  Thumbs up.”

    Fade to DCARA Logo  Fade Out

    [Fade to white man sitting in an office with window and office furniture in background.   White man is bald, light skin, blue eyes.  He is wearing a short sleeved button down shirt.]

    “Hi all, my name is Robin from DCARA in the Bay Area.  You may have learned about the RID moratorium on the performance test.  You may be wondering about the impact it may have?  In the short term, will it impact the pool of hearing interpreters?  What about Certified Deaf Interpreters?   The pool of CDIs is already very small.   How will this pool of CDIs grow?   What are our options?  How will we push for what we want?   You may be asking - what happened?!   Join us!”

    Fade to NORCRID Logo  Fade Out

    [Fade to white woman sitting on a stool with a blue back drop behind her.   She has short brown hair, oval glasses and a billowy black blouse with a black filagree necklace.]

    I would like to welcome the ASL Community to join us. 

    Where?  Deaf Communiy Center - 1550 San Leandro Blvd.

    When?  Sunday, March 6th:  3:00 - 5:00

    Special Accommodations?   Fill out Google Forms at:  http://goo.gl/forms/NpMFiHQNe8 OR Emailnorcridvp@gmail.com by Monday, February 22nd. 

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    VLOG Description:

    NorCRID President Terri Manning and VP Jewel Jauregui are seated together against a plain backdrop signing NorCRID’s 2016 goals and announcements of upcoming events. The video content is described below.

    Two weeks ago the NorCRID Board gathered for a full weekend to set goals for NorCRID 2016.  The Board narrowed our focus to 4 key goals for the upcoming year:

    1)    Invite the community to discuss the current state of RID and NAD on testing.  On Sunday, March 6 from 3:00-5:00PM at the Deaf Community Center in San Leandro, NorCRID, CAD, and DCARA will co-present a community town hall.  More information available online at www.norcrid.org.

    2)    Organize and improve NorCRID’s administrative operations and procedures. By setting in place best current operational practices, the NorCRID board will in turn create smoother transitions for future NorCRID boards.

    3)    Make the NorCRID website fully accessible that is easy to maintain.  We are excited to announce the transition to a newly formatted website created by NorCRID’s Membership Coordinator Becca Danton and CMP Coordinator Carmen Olson.  The Board is tremendously grateful to Becca and Carmen for their efforts in this labor of love.  Please check out the improvements at www.norcrid.org.

    4)    Fundraise to perpetuate and expand NorCRID’s potential to provide engaging and educational events.  Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements for a fundraising event currently in the works: NorCRID Movie Night!

    NorCRID has an exciting year ahead with these goals and a host of events for you.  Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

    • March 6 from 3-5PM Town Hall at the DCC, San Leandro
    •  March 11-13 Human Anatomy with Nigel Howard, Santa Rosa – FULL.  Many thanks to the North Bay Workshop Committee: Cris Eggers, Mary Huber Graham, Sandy McLennon & Jennifer Jacobs.
    • April 15-17 Street Leverage Live 2016 in Fremont
    • June 11 The T in LGBT with Drago Renteria and Jennifer Mantle, San Francisco.  Many thanks to the T in LGBT Workshop Committee: Mera Kelley-Yurdin, Noah Berlove, & Jim Brune.
    •  June 25-26 SF Pride Beverage Pour
    • Nov NorCRID Annual Conference, date TBD

    Please mark your calendars! 

    As NorCRID is entirely run by volunteers, we welcome you to be a part of what NorCRID does in this exciting year ahead!  Please check out the website for more information in getting involved in NorCRID.

    We know this is a lengthy and detailed post, and we thank you for your attention and interest in NorCRID happenings.


  • Monday, February 08, 2016 6:02 PM | Anonymous

    Dear NorCRID Community,

    We are thrilled to announce that we have developed a new website for NorCRID! It is now live at www.norcrid.org and accessible on both desktop and mobile platforms.

    Log-in information for current members

    If you are a current 2015-2016 NorCRID member, your membership information has been migrated over to the new site. To log in for the first time, simply use the ‘Forgot password’ link (which can be located by clicking the log-in button in the upper right hand corner of the website) and follow the instructions to set a password of your choosing. You will then be able to log in using your email address and will have access to the member-only opt-in directory, scholarship applications, workshop discounts and more!

    Renew or join NorCRID by creating an account on the new website

    If you are not a current member at this time and would like to renew your membership or join NorCRID, you can do so by clicking on the Membership tab on the new website, selecting your desired membership level, and following the steps to create an account.

    We hope that you will find the new website to be user friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and functional. We believe this modernization better represents the incredible work that NorCRID is doing locally and nationally.

    If you have any questions at all, or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know.

    Thank you,

    Becca Danton & Carmen Olson

    NorCRID Membership Coordinator & NorCRID CMP Coordinator

  • Thursday, January 08, 2015 9:19 PM | Anonymous

    Dear NorCRID Community:

    Here are three announcements for you from the NorCRID Board.

    The NorCRID Board would like to express our appreciation for Shane Feldman's service as executive director of RID the past two years.  We were dismayed by the recent announcement from RID that his contract would not be renewed.  We have warm memories of his visit to us at a local event, a panel of ASL agencies at the Deaf Community Center in 2013.  We hosted a Meet and Greet for him, and he charmed and impressed us all.  We feel it is important to acknowledge his service, express our gratitude to him and a fond farewell.

    Also, NorCRID is delighted and honored to be a co-event partner along with Ohlone College for the local Street Leverage workshop "Street Tour with Trudy Suggs" on March 21 & 22. Registration is available on streetleverage.com.  Please note that the event will not be held in Fremont as advertised.  It will be at Ohlone College but at the NEWARK Campus, not the Fremont Campus which is currently undergoing a lot of construction.  Please be advised that the location is at the Ohlone Newark Campus, room 2100.

    And lastly, please save the date for the 2015 NorCRID Annual Conference which will be held on November 7th this year.  More details to come!

    Wishing you all well and hope to see you at the Street Leverage event March 21 & 22 at the Newark campus of Ohlone.

    Warmly,

    The NorCRID Board

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend the NorCRID Special Election on Friday, July 25 at the Deaf Community Center in San Leandro from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM.  Please log in to RSVP on norcrid.org.

    Because we have not received enough nominations for interim board positions, we are re-opening the nomination period and will accept nominations from the floor during the election.  We currently have no nominees for Treasurer or for a certified Alternate position.  Board service is a rewarding experience, especially since we are working toward elevating our profession that we so dearly love.  Please consider these positions for yourself or the talented colleagues you know. 

    Below please find the current nominations that we have, as well as the proposed bylaw revisions that will be voted on Friday evening.

    Hoping to see many of you, as we have arranged for a free mini-workshop with the illustrious Jimmy Beldon, for your enjoyment.  Please log in to norcrid.org for more details and to RSVP.

    With much gratitude,

    The NorCRID Board:

    Interim President, Terri Manning

    Interim Secretary, Becca Danton

    Interim Treasurer, Jewel Jauregui

    Interim Members at Large, Matt Moyers, Genavive Esse and Tara Holcomb

     

    ********************************************

     

    2014 NorCRID Special Election

     

    Nomination for Terri Manning as NorCRID President for term ending Dec. 31, 2014:

    Submitted by Becca Danton

    Terri Manning has been working tirelessly to serve NorCRID as the interim president and would continue to represent NorCRID with passion and respect if elected by the membership to continue in the presidential role.

    Terri has served as NorCRID's vice president, has contributed to the NorCRID community as conference co-chair and newsletter editor, has been instrumental in spearheading and supporting the DCARA-NorCRID joint project, and has proudly represented NorCRID at the Region V conferences in both Hawaii and San Diego. Terri has been a visionary for NorCRID and can truly be credited with keeping NorCRID alive over the past few years. It would be an honor to NorCRID to keep Terri Manning in a leadership position, and she would serve the community humbly, thoughtfully, and with integrity.

    Nomination for Jewel Jauregui as NorCRID Vice President for term ending Dec. 31, 2015:

    Submitted by Becca Danton and Terri Manning

    Jewel Jauregui has been serving as NorCRID's interim treasurer since January and has already contributed a huge amount to the NorCRID board and community. Jewel has developed spreadsheets and dashboards that allow the tracking of NorCRID's funds to be shareable and accessible to the NorCRID membership and has kept NorCRID's financial records neat and up-to-date. Jewel Jauregui is a huge asset to NorCRID.  Since Terri Manning stepped up to act as interim president following Priscilla Moyers' departure to the RID national board, Jewel has been at Terri's side offering her full support and talents in organizational management.  Her contribution to NorCRID has been enormous, and she would serve well as vice president, as she already fills this capacity while the position has been vacant.  Please join us in electing Jewel Jauregui as Vice President of the NorCRID Board.



    Nomination for Becca Danton as NorCRID Secretary for term ending Dec. 31, 2014:

    Submitted by Terri Manning

    Becca Danton has taken up the secretary duties since Holly Vezina resigned from the board in January. Becca has volunteered with NorCRID for nearly five years and has served as a board member since 2012. Becca brings to the board a keen sense of organization and detail, which has been a tremendous help to NorCRID operations.  She is a pleasure to work with, extremely bright, energetic, compassionate, and sensible.  Her talents have been a boon to NorCRID over the years.  I am delighted and grateful that she has stepped up to complete the secretary's term ending Dec. 31, 2014.  She also has doubled up her duties taking on the Membership Coordinator position, a huge task which she has excelled in.  I hope you will join me in electing Becca Danton as Secretary of the NorCRID Board.

    NorCRID Treasurer for term ending Dec. 31, 2015:   No nominations have been submitted

    Nomination for Matt Moyers for NorCRID MAL 1 for term ending Dec. 31, 2015:  

    Submitted by Terri Manning

    I nominate Matt Moyers to remain as MAL on the NorCRID Board for a two-year term.  He has served on the board for two years, first as Alternate and then stepping up readily to the MAL position when it became vacant.   Matt is extremely flexible, gracious, conscientious, and a pleasure to work with.  He spearheads the e-waste fundraiser, co-hosts the annual retreat, assists the president in numerous tasks, and takes on ad hoc projects when needs arise.  Matt's positive approach to work and collaboration is a great asset to the board.  Please join me in electing Matt Moyers as MAL to the NorCRID Board.

    Nomination for Genavive Esse for NorCRID MAL 2 for term ending Dec. 31, 2014:

    Submitted by Terri Manning

    I nominate Genavive Esse as MAL 2 to the NorCRID Board.  Genavive presented herself to the board when she first step foot in the Bay Area, eager to get involved and help out in any way.  She immediately began work with the conference committee 2013 and has shown dedication and commitment.   Genavive joined the board as an interim Alternate in January of this year moving up to MAL upon Becca Danton's change to the secretary position.  She has done the heroic task of coordinating the SF Pride Beverage Pour which succeeded in raising funds for LGBTQ training. Without her leadership, the Pride Pour would not have happened. She is great to work with and dedicated to the field and our professional organization.  Please join me in electing Genavive as MAL 2 to the NorCRID Board.

     

    Nomination for Tara Holcomb for NorCRID MAL 3 for term ending Dec. 31, 2015:

    Submitted by Terri Manning

    I nominate Tara Holcomb as MAL 3 to the NorCRID Board.  Tara is a leader in the Deaf Community, executive director of Deaf Hope, consumer of interpreting services, advocate for Deaf consumers, and has done informal DI work as well as translations of Paddy Ladd's Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood.  She has been serving as an interim Member at Large on the NorCRID Board since being appointed by the board in January 2014.  Her wisdom and perspective have been a great asset to NorCRID affairs.  She is a delight to work with and involved in NorCRID because she would like to be a part of positive change.  Please join me on electing Tara Holcomb as MAL 3 to the NorCRID Board.

    Nomination for Mandy Partlow for NorCRID Alternate for term ending Dec. 31, 2014:

    Submitted by Terri Manning

    I nominate Mandy Partlow for Alternate to the NorCRID Board.  Mandy recently moved to the Bay Area from Sacramento, immediately making herself available to the NorCRID Board as a volunteer.  She has been involved with the Deaf Community for ten years and, after graduating from the IPP at American River College, has been interpreting for one year.  She has a bachelors in English Literature with an emphasis in women's studies and ethnic studies.  She has a background in communications and journalism.  She is currently working toward NIC certification.  Please join me in electing Mandy as Alternate to the NorCRID board.

    Alternate (Certified) for term ending Dec. 31, 2014:   No nominations have been submitted

     

    *************************

     

     

    Proposed Bylaw Revisions for the July 25, 2014 NorCRID Special Election

    A.      Deaf Community Seat

    Background:  This proposal would open NorCRID to Deaf leadership through a voting position on the board.  As has been established in other affiliate chapters and the national RID board, NorCRID would follow the trend toward honoring Deaf input, formally acknowledging Deaf consumers as important stakeholders in interpreting services, and thereby in professional organizations.  As it stands a Deaf Community voice is not included in the structure of the NorCRID executive board.  The NorCRID bylaws as currently written limit input from Deaf Community members to a supporting membership with no voting privileges.  As framed the bylaws restrict board service to those who are voting members of both the national organization and the affiliate chapter.  Many Deaf Community members, while committed to elevating the interpreting field, do not have the economic privilege to pay dual voting memberships.  This proposal would enable Deaf Community service on the board by removing the financial barrier of professional dues.

    Proposal:  Change the bylaws, adding wording as follows: 

    1)      In Article IV, Section 1 add a sentence at the end of  clause “a” to read:

    One of the Members at Large shall be Deaf or Hard of Hearing and an active user of ASL interpreting services.

     

    2)      In Article IV, Section 1 ad a sentence at the end of “b” to read:

    The Deaf or Hard of Hearing Member at Large shall be exempt from the membership requirements outlined for the executive board but required to hold a current Supporting Membership with NorCRID.  A Deaf or Hard of Hearing Member at Large who ceases to be a NorCRID member shall also cease to be a Member of the Executive Board.”

    B.      Online Voting

    Background:  NorCRID bylaws currently limit mail referenda to postal mail.  This proposal seeks to expand NorCRID’s capabilities to the technology of the day for the election of candidates.  (Bylaw revisions still must be voted by a quorum of members present at a NorCRID Business Meeting.)  Since we do not know what technologies lie ahead, wording is abstracted in an effort to preserve the arena for voting in the most current technology.  Rather than to name specifically “online” voting, the word “remote” is used to keep the bylaws flexible to future technologies that function as remote voting systems.

    Proposal:  Change Article VI,   Section 4. “Mail Referenda” to be titled “Remote Referenda” and to replace the words “mail referenda” and “mail” with the words “remote” and “remotely via commonly available technology easily accessed by the general membership,” as in:

    Article VI,   Section 4. Remote Referenda

    Voting may take place remotely via commonly available technology easily accessed by the general membership Remotereferenda must be sent by the Executive Board to all eligible Voting Members at least thirty (30) days prior to the deadline for returning ballots.  A vote shall be decided by a majority of valid ballots.  Results of the remote  referenda shall be provided to the Members of the organization within sixty (60) days of the deadline for returning ballots.

    C.      Gender-Neutral Language

    Background:  As it is written the NorCRID bylaws uses binary gendered pronouns.  Because the NorCRID Board prioritizes inclusion and embracing diversity in all of its operations, the bylaws stand out as not inclusive to all members.

    Proposal:  Change the wording of the bylaws to remove gender-specific pronouns and replace with a gender-neutral equivalent.  Each instance of binary-gendered pronouns is shown highlighted in its original form with a proposed change of wording directly below.

    1)      Article IV Executive Board, Section 1. b.

    If a person ceases to be a Voting Member, she or he shall also cease to be a Member.

    Proposed change to:  A person whose Voting Membership lapses also ceases to be a Member.

    2)      Article IV Executive Board, Section 1. d.

    The Past-President shall be a full member of the Executive Board with the rights and privileges of Executive Board members except that he or sheshall not be a voting member.

    Proposed change to:  The Past-President shall be a full member of the Executive Board with the rights and privileges of Executive Board members but shall not be a voting member.

    3)      Article IV, Section 3. Election and Term of Office of Officers (3rd clause)

    New officers assume office in January of the next calendar year following their election. An Officer may succeed him/herself in office.

                                 

    Proposed change to: New officers assume office in January of the next calendar year following their election. An Officer may serve a successive term in office.

                                             

    4)    Article IV, Section 3. Election and Term of Members-at-Large. (3rd sentence down)

    A Member-at-Large may succeed him/herself in office.

                                 

    Proposed change: A Member-at-Large may serve a successive term in office.

    5)    Article IV, Section 5.  Election and Term of Office of Alternates. (3rd sentence down)

    An Alternate may succeed him/herself in office.                                

    Proposed change: An Alternate may serve a successive term in office.

    6)      Article IV, Section 7. Removal from Office.

    With good cause, an Executive Board Member may be removed from office, for reasons other than attendance, by unanimous vote of the remaining Members of the Executive Board. Before such action, however, the Board Member in question must be notified in writing thathis/her removal is being considered by the Executive Board, and an opportunity must be given the Board Member to address the board inhis/her defense.

    Proposed change: With good cause, an Executive Board Member may be removed from office, for reasons other than attendance, by unanimous vote of the remaining Members of the Executive Board. Before such action, however, the Board Member in question must be notified in writing that a removal is being considered by the Executive Board, and an opportunity must be given the Board Member to address the board in defense.

    7)      Article V, Section 3. a. The President.

    The President shall have general supervision, direction, and control of the business and affairs of NorCRID. S/he shall preside at all meetings of the Members and the Executive Board and shall have other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Executive Board.

    Proposed change: The President shall have general supervision, direction, and control of the business and affairs of NorCRID. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Members and the Executive Board and shall have other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Executive Board.

    8)    Article V, Section 6. The Treasurer. (3rd sentence down)

    Any check written for an amount greater than the established limit shall require the signatures of two officers of the Executive Board. S/he shall make financial reports for each board meeting and an annual report audited by two trustees to be selected by the Executive Board. S/he shall discharge such other duties as may be

    prescribed from time to time by the Executive Board.

    Proposed change:Any check written for an amount greater than the established limit shall require the signatures of two officers of the Executive Board. The Treasurer shall make financial reports for each board meeting and an annual report audited by two trustees to be selected by the Executive Board. The Treasurer shall discharge such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Executive Board.

    END OF PROPOSED BYLAW REVISIONS


  • Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:51 PM | Anonymous

    Dear NorCRID Voting Members:

    On Friday, July 25, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM, NorCRID members are invited to attend a Special Election combined with a two-hour workshop with Jimmy Beldon at the Deaf Community Center (DCC) in San Leandro, CA.   Please register for this free event by going to the events tab on this website.

    The Special Election is your opportunity to shape the future of NorCRID, as prospective bylaw revisions and candidates for the NorCRID board are considered and voted upon.  Outlined below, NorCRID has three proposed bylaw revisions to be considered during the July 25th Special Election.  One proposes a Deaf Community Seat on the board.  Another would make electronic voting possible for NorCRID.  Finally a third seeks to make the bylaws document gender-neutral to be more inclusive of our community. 

    Thank you for considering these proposed changes below.  You may find the 2001 NorCRID Bylaws under the About tab on this website.  Hope to see you at the NorCRID Special Election.

    Respectfully,

    Terri Manning

    Interim President of NorCRID

     

     

    Proposed Bylaw Revisions for the July 25, 2014 NorCRID Special Election

    1. A.Deaf Community Seat

    Background:  This proposal would open NorCRID to Deaf leadership through a voting position on the board.  As has been established in other affiliate chapters and the national RID board, NorCRID would follow the trend toward honoring Deaf input, formally acknowledging Deaf consumers as important stakeholders in interpreting services, and thereby in professional organizations.  As it stands a Deaf Community voice is not included in the structure of the NorCRID executive board.  The NorCRID bylaws as currently written limit input from Deaf Community members to a supporting membership with no voting privileges.  As framed the bylaws restrict board service to those who are voting members of both the national organization and the affiliate chapter.  Many Deaf Community members, while committed to elevating the interpreting field, do not have the economic privilege to pay dual voting memberships.  This proposal would enable Deaf Community service on the board by removing the financial barrier of professional dues.

    Proposal:  Change the bylaws, adding wording as follows: 

    1.  In Article IV, Section 1 add a sentence at the end of  clause “a” to read:

    One of the Members at Large shall be Deaf or Hard of Hearing and an active user of ASL interpreting services.

     

    1. In Article IV, Section 1 ad a sentence at the end of “b” to read:

    The Deaf or Hard of Hearing Member at Large shall be exempt from the membership requirements outlined for the executive board but required to hold a current Supporting Membership with NorCRID.  A Deaf or Hard of Hearing Member at Large who ceases to be a NorCRID member shall also cease to be a Member of the Executive Board.”

    1. B.Online Voting

    Background:  NorCRID bylaws currently limit mail referenda to postal mail.  This proposal seeks to expand NorCRID’s capabilities to the technology of the day for the election of candidates.  (Bylaw revisions still must be voted by a quorum of members present at a NorCRID Business Meeting.)  Since we do not know what technologies lie ahead, wording is abstracted in an effort to preserve the arena for voting in the most current technology.  Rather than to name specifically “online” voting, the word “remote” is used to keep the bylaws flexible to future technologies that function as remote voting systems.

    Proposal:  Change Article VI,   Section 4. “Mail Referenda” to be titled “Remote Referenda” and to replace the words “mail referenda” and “mail” with the words “remote” and “remotely via commonly available technology easily accessed by the general membership,” as in:

    Article VI,   Section 4. Remote Referenda

    Voting may take place remotely via commonly available technology easily accessed by the general membershipRemotereferenda must be sent by the Executive Board to all eligible Voting Members at least thirty (30) days prior to the deadline for returning ballots.  A vote shall be decided by a majority of valid ballots.  Results of the remote  referenda shall be provided to the Members of the organization within sixty (60) days of the deadline for returning ballots.

    1. C.Gender-Neutral Language
      1.  Article IV Executive Board, Section 1. b.

    Background:  As it is written the NorCRID bylaws uses binary gendered pronouns.  Because the NorCRID Board prioritizes inclusion and embracing diversity in all of its operations, the bylaws stand out as not inclusive to all members.

    Proposal:  Change the wording of the bylaws to remove gender-specific pronouns and replace with a gender-neutral equivalent.  Each instance of binary-gendered pronouns is shown highlighted in its original form with a proposed change of wording directly below.

    If a person ceases to be a Voting Member, she or he shall also cease to be a Member.

    Proposed change to:  A person whose Voting Membership lapses also ceases to be a Member.

    1.  Article IV Executive Board, Section 1. d.

    The Past-President shall be a full member of the Executive Board with the rights and privileges of Executive Board members except that he or she shall not be a voting member.

    Proposed change to:  The Past-President shall be a full member of the Executive Board with the rights and privileges of Executive Board members but shall not be a voting member.

    1. Article IV, Section 3. Election and Term of Office of Officers (3rd clause)

    New officers assume office in January of the next calendar year following their election. An Officer may succeed him/herself in office.

                                 

    Proposed change to: New officers assume office in January of the next calendar year following their election. An Officer may serve a successive term in office.

                                             

    1. Article IV, Section 3. Election and Term of Members-at-Large. (3rd sentence down)

    A Member-at-Large may succeed him/herself in office.

                                 

    Proposed change: A Member-at-Large may serve a successive term in office.

    1. Article IV, Section 5.  Election and Term of Office of Alternates. (3rd sentence down)

    An Alternate may succeed him/herself in office.                               

    Proposed change: An Alternate may serve a successive term in office.

    1. Article IV, Section 7. Removal from Office.

    With good cause, an Executive Board Member may be removed from office, for reasons other than attendance, by unanimous vote of the remaining Members of the Executive Board. Before such action, however, the Board Member in question must be notified in writing that his/her removal is being considered by the Executive Board, and an opportunity must be given the Board Member to address the board in his/her defense.

    Proposed change:  With good cause, an Executive Board Member may be removed from office, for reasons other than attendance, by unanimous vote of the remaining Members of the Executive Board. Before such action, however, the Board Member in question must be notified in writing that a removal is being considered by the Executive Board, and an opportunity must be given the Board Member to address the board in defense.

    1. Article V, Section 3. a. The President.

    The President shall have general supervision, direction, and control of the business and affairs of NorCRID. S/he shall preside at all meetings of the Members and the Executive Board and shall have other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Executive Board.

    Proposed change: The President shall have general supervision, direction, and control of the business and affairs of NorCRID. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Members and the Executive Board and shall have other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Executive Board.

    1. Article V, Section 6. The Treasurer. (3rd sentence down)

    Any check written for an amount greater than the established limit shall require the signatures of two officers of the Executive Board. S/he shall make financial reports for each board meeting and an annual report audited by two trustees to be selected by the Executive Board. S/he shall discharge such other duties as may be

    prescribed from time to time by the Executive Board.

    Proposed change:Any check written for an amount greater than the established limit shall require the signatures of two officers of the Executive Board. The Treasurer shall make financial reports for each board meeting and an annual report audited by two trustees to be selected by the Executive Board. The Treasurer shall discharge such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Executive Board.

    END OF PROPOSED BYLAW REVISIONS


  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:52 PM | Anonymous


    Dear NorCRID Members:

    NorCRID is hosting a Special Election on the evening of Friday, July 25th at the Deaf Community Center in San Leandro from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM.   Free to all members, the event will have a special treat: a two-hour, CEU-earning workshop entitled "The Amazing Tightrope Interpreter: Net or No Net," which will be presented by the esteemed Jimmy Beldon.

    We encourage NorCRID voting members to attend, as NorCRID seeks member approval of board positions and proposed bylaw revisions. The NorCRID Bylaws have not been updated since 2001. Deadline to submit proposals for bylaw revision is Monday, June 23, 2014. These proposals will be compiled and sent out to members 30 days prior to the election, in accordance with the bylaws.

    For the Special Election all board positions will be open for nominations with the goal of having a full board officially voted in by the membership. The current NorCRID board is working hard at 2/3 capacity, all of us interim in our positions. NorCRID did not have opportunity for member vote at the November 2013 business meeting which lacked a quorum.

    Board positions available for nominations are as follows. Positions whose term ends December 31, 2014 are President, Secretary, Member at Large #2, and two Alternates. Positions whose term ends December 31, 2015 are Vice President, Treasurer, and Members at Large #1 & #3. The nomination period for board positions is more flexible than for proposed bylaw revisions, so nominations will be accepted through July 8th. Please spread the word and make nominations!

    Nominations and proposals may be submitted by their respective deadlines to Terri Manning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">norcridpresident@gmail.com.

    We very much look forward to the Special Election on Friday, July 25. This is an opportunity for the NorCRID membership to gather, enjoy 2-hours of CEUs in a fantastic workshop with Jimmy Beldon, and make NorCRID's decisions as a member-led organization.   See you there!

    Respectfully,

    The NorCRID Board:

    Interim President, Terri Manning

    Interim Secretary, Becca Danton

    Interim Treasurer, Jewel Jauregui

    Interim Members at Large, Matt Moyers, Genavive Esse and Tara Holcomb


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