BOARD VACANCY! Director of Meetings is vacant. If you are interested in being on the board, email president@ocrid.org.

Call for Nominations!

**To qualify, applicants must reside in Ohio. Each person serving on the OCRID Board of Directors must be a member in good standing of OCRID and a member in good standing of RID for at least one year prior to serving. Directors should possess the qualifications and proficiency to successfully carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position they are seeking. Each person serving on the Board of Directors should be familiar with, or be willing to acclimate to, the current electronic filing and communications systems.

General Duties

1. To perform any and all duties imposed on them by law, the Articles of Incorporation, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, these bylaws, or as directed by the membership.

2. To adopt, make and use a corporate logo, and to prescribe the form of membership cards (printed or electronic).

3. To approve an annual budget for the maintenance and operation of this corporation.

Board of Directors

1. President

The President shall have general supervision and direction of the affairs of OCRID and other duties as prescribed by the Board or the membership. The President can also appoint or abolish any committees, including standing, special, and/or ad hoc, composed of voting members in good standing. The President will have co-signature responsibility with the Director of Finance on all financial accounts of corporate funds. The President will set the agenda and conduct all Board meetings, the annual conference business meeting(s), and any special meetings of the membership. And the President will be accountable to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) for the activities and reporting of OCRID.

2. Director of Programming

In the absence of the President, The Director of Programming shall perform all the duties of the President and in so acting, shall have all the powers of the President. The Director of Programming shall oversee the Certification Maintenance Program in conjunction with the CMP Coordinator; and establish budgets for all programs (e.g. Annual Conference Committee, Professional Development Committee). The Director of Programming shall oversee the professional development committee and the mentorship committee. The Director of Programming shall provide periodic reports on programming services to the Board of Directors and have other powers and duties as prescribed by the Board and/or the membership.

3. Director of Finance

The Director of Finance shall supervise the receipt and safekeeping of all funds of OCRID and deposit them in the bank or banks that may be designated by the Board. The Director of Finance shall complete all forms as required by the federal and state government. The Director of Finance will have co-signature responsibility with the President on all financial accounts of corporate funds. The Director of Finance will provide periodic reports on financial standing to the Board of Directors and have other powers and duties as prescribed by the Board and/or the membership.


CANCELLED

REGION III CONFERENCE: "Allyship = Collaboration, Cohesion, and Commitment"

July 22-25, 2020 in Columbus, OH

Dear Region III Members,

After much consideration, it saddens us to announce the cancellation of the 2020 RID Region III Conference. Due to this pandemic and the uncertainty it has caused, the planning committee, with support from RID, felt it was in our best interest to cancel. The efforts and time that the planning committee members have put into this conference will not go unnoticed, as the OCRID board cannot thank them enough!

If you have already registered, your payment will be fully refunded by April 18th.

More information to come from RID.

Stay healthy and safe

Thank you for your understanding,

2020 OCRID Board and Conference Planning Committee

All Board meetings will be held virtually on the second Monday of every month at 7:30 pm, via Google Meet.

Dial-in: (US) +1 434-623-2334 PIN: 621 064 844#

The mission of the Ohio Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is to promote best practices in the profession of sign language interpreting throughout Ohio by fostering relationships with practitioners and the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community and advocating for equality, professionalism, and excellence.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

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President

Lewis Wright, NIC

president@ocrid.org

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Director of Programming

Moses McIntosh, M.A., NIC

programming@ocrid.org

Director of Finance

Kelli Henery, B.A.

finance@ocrid.org

Director of Membership

Jordan Brian, M.Ed.

membership@ocrid.org

Director of Meetings

VACANT

meetings@ocrid.org

Director of Communications

Chelsea Sudar, B.A., NIC

communications@ocrid.org

Director of Community Relations

Julia Finocchi

community@ocrid.org

CMP Coordinator

Shalene Germani, CI/CT and

Sara Yurkovic, NIC

cmp@ocrid.org


(This position is not on the Board of Directors)

For full biographies, please go to the Board of Directors page.

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