TRID State Conference
and Members Meeting
April 26 - 27, 2019
TRID Knoxville District
More information will be added as it becomes available.
In order to have more transparency and membership involvement, we are trying something new, therefore, nominations will be collected and voted on before the Annual Membership Meeting on April 27, 2019. This means no nominations from the floor and no voting at the meeting. All voting will take place electronically.
In the unfortunate event that no one is nominated during this time frame, we will have to accept nominations from the floor but voting will still take place electronically, with the system we have found. What this means is everyone will need access to their email accounts they have on file with TRID, however, voting will have to close withing 15 minutes of the email being sent.
After all voting has taken place, we will announce the newly Elected Board at the end of the Members Meeting and the new board will take office as per the bylaws.
Send all nominations to: email@example.com
You undoubtedly remember our beloved friend and colleague Marie Griffin. In the event you may not have had an opportunity to get to know this remarkable woman please allow me a moment to tell you about her.
Marie Griffin was a role model, teacher, mentor and friend to many interpreters and Deaf individuals in TRID and around the country. She was the epitome of a professional interpreter. In 1992 she was named Outstanding Interpreter by the Knoxville Chapter of TRID. In 1999 Marie won the Judie Husted Memorial Leadership Award by RID. She was a servant leader in all she did. Marie served on evaluation boards for RID, the SCPI, and was a trained evaluator for the EIPA in Tennessee. She served TRID as Secretary for 18 years and was the RID Region II representative as well.
Marie began her teaching career in 1975 as an instructor of interpreting at Maryville College under program founder Irma Young. She then taught at Chattanooga State Technical Community College until she came to the University of Tennessee in 1980. While at UT, she directed the Basic Interpreter Training Program that was offered each summer to students wanting to learn how to become interpreters.
Marie's earned RID certifications included CSC, CI, CT, SC:L and OIC: C. She was one of the most sought after interpreters in the country. Her expertise in legal interpreting was well known and respected by the Deaf, interpreting and legal communities. Her passing in 2014 was a terrible loss to all that knew her. Marie's Legacy will live on in all the interpreters she trained throughout her career.
Following her loss the TRID membership passed a motion establishing the Marie Griffin Award. This is a way for us to recognize our colleagues in whom can be seen a dedication, commitment, professionalism and love for the Deaf community like Marie.
Therefore, the Marie Griffin Award Committee has been established. I have appointed Carol LaCava as the chair of this committee. Carol along with others that knew and love Marie have come together to write the brief biography you have just read and to establish the criteria for receiving this award. The criteria is as follows:
A letter of nomination signed by three (3) TRID members in good standing should be submitted to the award committee. The letter should include proof of the listed criteria for the award plus other justification for earning this honor. Letters of nomination should be emailed to Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations will close on April 5, 2019.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you for the role you play in serving the Deaf community and for your time.
TRID Mission Statement
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. promotes excellence in the delivery of interpreting services among diverse users of signed and spoken languages through professional development, networking, advocacy, and standards.