Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

SCRID is an affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). It is the mission of the Southern California Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to promote best practices, equity, and representation within the profession of Sign Language Interpreting; provide professional development and education for current and future practitioners; serve as a forum for ongoing assessment of and response to community needs; and, advocate to the public for the highest standards in the provision of interpreting services for users of both sign languages and spoken languages.

SCRID Leadership Orientation: A Review of SCRID Bylaws

  • 11/27/2018
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • GoToMeeting Video Conference


  • Open to any SCRID member or member of the signing community in Southern California.

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       SCRID Leadership Orientation

A Review of SCRID Bylaws

With Bob LoParo, SCRID Membership Committee Co-Chair 

anBylaws Committee Member

Tuesday, November 27, 2018  

7:30 - 9:30 pm

0.20 General Studies

* No partial CEUs will be provided *

Cost:  FREE!

Offered via Go To Meeting


Click here to view the recording now! (No CEUs)

(This training will be conducted in ASL. No voice interpretation will be provided)

This workshop is designed for New SCRID volunteer leaders as well as any member of the signing community wishing to become familiar with the SCRID organizational structure.

At the little/no knowledge level.

Workshop Description: 

This training is part of a series for new SCRID volunteer leaders designed to introduce the SCRID organizational structure, foundational documentation and resources.  This session will focus on the SCRID Bylaws.

Workshop Objectives - Participants will:

  • Participants will learn and list 3 differences between Bylaws and Policies/Procedures.

  • Participants will evaluate and differentiate Bylaws Sections from Policies/Procedures Steps.

  • Participants will identify and name 3 benefits for understanding, adopting, and consistently enacting Roberts Rules of Order (Newly Revised) during SCRID Business Proceedings and meetings.

RID CEUs:  0.20 GS CEUs

This workshop will be conducted in American Sign Language

(No voice interpretation will be provided)

About the Presenter:

Bob LoParo—RID CI, CT, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University. He has train ed and interpreted extensively with DeafBlind individuals, Alcohol/Drug Addiction Services, Theatrical/Performance (Juilliard School/Theatre Access Program/Theater Development Fund), cruise vacations, post-secondary settings, and conferences (state, regional, national, and international).

He has been involved with multiple RID Member Sections since he joined RID in 1999, including ITOC (Region V Representative, 2011), BLeGIT (Region V Co-Representative, 2009), DeafBlind (Vice-Chair, 2015), IEIS, and Deaf Caucus. Mr. LoParo is also the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for SCRID, Southern CA RID Affiliate Chapter (2013).  Bob was also a member of the SCRID ad hoc Bylaws Committee in 2015.

Intersectionality, Power/Privilege/Oppression, and minority studies has always been of interest to him, considering his non-traditional background (Irish mother and Italian father–thus the name!) and lack of cultural Asian upbringing, necessitating his personal journey in discovering his roots, values, and identity. He has presented this workshop 3 times in the past 6 months, with multiple requests across the country for future engagements.

Mr. LoParo has taught at the university level since 2000 and has been an adjunct instructor in the ASL/ITP Department at El Camino since 2008 and the Faculty Adviser for the student-run ASL/ITP Club, Hands Of Friendship since 2011. He enjoys teaching, mentoring, and presenting—assisting all ITP students and practitioners in reaching for ever-higher goals and abilities, while also mutually gaining wisdom and skills from those he works with on a daily basis. Power, Privilege, and Oppression are realistic experiences his students report regularly, so he emphasizes such topics & discussions during class. He is also a crazy-cat owner (4!), and a zombie, sci-fi, and science/technology-phile.



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