Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Board of Directors Meeting
January 26, 2011
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-Steve Barnthouse/Maren Jensen 2. Lou Fant Memorial -Beth D'Addario/*Patty Drasin
3. Membership-*Robin Taylor 4. PDC- *Juti Seshi
5. Mentorship- *Kathy Goodson
6. Student Representative/Support the Gap-Vacant
7. Fundraising- Kate Bess 9. Website – Daryl Crouse
8. Trilingual- Vacant
1.2011 Election – Robin Taylor
1. Inland Empire-*Michael Klyn 2. South Bay – Tamara Hill
*represents present for meeting
I. Call the meeting to order. With a quorum present, President Robin Taylor called the meeting to order at 10:04 AM.
II. Roll Call.
III. Reading of SCRID Mission Statement. The mission statement was read by President Robin Taylor.
IV. Approval of January 22, 2011 Agenda. Call for revisions. The year on the agenda should read 2011 and not 2010. Call for further revisions. None. (M/S CROW/SHANKER) Vote called. 4/0/0. Motion Carried.
V. Approval of November 13, 2010 Minutes. Call for revisions. Patty Drasin should be listed as the Lou Fant Memorial Banquet Co-Chair and removed from the Member/Visitor list. Call for further revisions. None. (M/S CROW/SHANKER). Vote called. 4/0/0. Motion Carried.
VI. President’s Report. See attached. In addition to the report, Taylor added per Dawn Buldoc, for the bi-annual conference RID allocates a set amount funds to each chapter for the chapter president to attend the national conference. Historically, a check was cut to the chapter to refund monies paid for the president to attend, however, from this point forward, in lieu of a check, the presidents conference registration will be automatically handled at the national office. Given the 2011 conference will commence after a new SCRID President has been voted in should the new president had already sent in their conference registration RID will issue a refund. SCRID will continue to provide the President a stipend to offset conference registration costs.
VII. Vice President’s Report. See attached. Discussion ensued of holding future SCRID meetings at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC). Query made if SBVC would be a central location to pull interpreters from across all SCRID regions. Crow will report back if SBVC would be willing to host either the May or June 2011 face-to-face meetings.
VIII. Treasurer’s Report. See attached. Given Bernard is not here questions are deferred to email.
IX. Member-at-Large. See attached. One correction: The Lou Fant Memorial Banquet is 11:30a – 4:00pm not 11a – 4pm.
X. Standing Committee Reports
a. Lou Fant Memorial Fund. See attached. Drasin reported Barbara Bernstein may not be able to attend due to schedule conflicts. D’addario and Drasin to meet next Sunday to address the “save the date” cards. Additionally, electronic “save-the-dates” will be sent out using SmartLevels.com which was recommended by Daryl Crouse, SCRID Webmaster. Nominations and scholarship letters are due no later than the end of February.
b. Membership. See attached. Report stands as submitted. Everyone is encouraged to recruit for a Membership Chair. The position requires one to two hours a month of a time commitment.
c. PDC. See attached. Discussion ensued regarding inquiries from within the interpreting community about the qualifications of Seshi as the PDC Chair that stemmed from an outside email. Seshi’s qualifications were reviewed and the answers will be provided to those whom asked. Klyn queried as to when members would be able to expect their first workshop from the revamped PDC Committee. A tentative workshop has been slated for April 2011. The main issue is presenters not getting their workshop information back for review, approval and CEUs granted.
XI. Ad Hoc Committee
a. 2011 Officers Election. See attached. At this time, Crow will be stepping aside as Vice President and has recruited a replacement. Richard Bernard will run for another term as Treasurer. Marlene Shanker has filled two terms as Member At Large and is not able to run for another term. Committee members are being sought to assist to do “snail mail” ballots starting the week of April 23 – 30. Call for nominations have been sent via SCRIDTalk and posted on the website.
XII. Regional Representative Reports
XIII. Old Business: None.
XIV. New Business:
a. SCRID Address Change. All committee chairs and officers need to compile a list of business associates to update the address (ie Franchise Tax Board, RID PDC, CMP, etc). Taylor will email the full board with a note to send Klyn their list. That list will be kept in the corporate books for reference. The new mailing address for SCRID is as follows: 2648 E. Workman Ave, #3001-290, West Covina, CA 91791. All forms need to be changed. Members need to be made aware as well. The new address has been posted on the website and SCRIDTalk.
b. SCRID Electronic Communication. Discussion ensued discontinuing SCRIDTalk and using the email distribution list of the website given emails can be sent directly from the website. Concensus is that SCRIDTalk be phased out by the end of May 2011. Notification will be posted on the website and on SCRIDTalk. In essence, information will still be disseminated but in a different format that is more streamlined from the administrative aspect.
c. Reorder SCRID Pens. The initial cost of the first order was $500 for 500 pens. Crow to call Monday, January 24 to research current costs of pens and the possibility of changing the highlighter color from pink to yellow. Crow will then email Taylor and Bernard to place the reorder on the SCRID credit card.
a. Deaf Senior Citizens Foundation of Palm Springs Gala, January 29, 2011 at the Riviera in Palm Springs. For further information check www.dsf-ps.org.
XVI. Adjourn. With no further business, the meeting was adjourned by President Taylor at 11:56 AM.
Conference Dial-in Number: (218) 862-1000 Participant Access Code: 287489#