Presidents Corner

May 2017

Hello Members!

I hope our weather will warm up soon and we will be enjoying the summer sun more and more. I wanted to keep you apprised of happenings within the organization.


There is a new workshop being offered! Jeremy Quiroga and Kim Kelstone will be presenting their workshop: Medical Immersion 2.0. This event will be taking place on June 17th, 2017. Please go to our website: to register and learn more.


We have finalized elections for the 2017 cycle. The new members will begin their term on July 1st, 2017. Our new board members are:


Haley York: Member-at –Large (3 year term)

Billy Windhorn: Deaf Member-at-Large (2-year term)

Erin Ireland was elected for a second term (1-year term) as our Student Representative.


Thank you so much to everyone who voted. Please consider getting involved with GVRRID as a future board member or joining one of our many committees. We need YOU, our members, to be engaged at the local level to bring great professional opportunities, and community events to our interpreters and Deaf community members.


General Meeting:

June 3rd, 2017

NTID at SDC # 1300/1310


NIC prep workshop

June 3rd, 2017, immediately following the General Meeting

NTID at SDC # 1300/1310


Free workshop for GVRRID or CNYRID members

Andreanna Durkin will be presenting


SPIN end of year celebration

Please join us for the Student and Professional Interpreter Network celebration. GVRRID is gladly providing food and drink to help you all celebrate the ongoing collaboration between students and professionals in the interpreting field.

May 15th, 2017

NTID at SDC in room #1300/1310



GVRRID is turning 40!

GVRRID is celebrating a milestone birthday, 40 years! I would like to set up an ad-hoc committee to work with the PD committee members and host a celebratory event to honor our history as the local Affiliate Chapter of RID in the Rochester and surrounding areas. We are hoping to have a Friday night dinner/reception with entertainment, followed by a Saturday/Sunday workshop in late October or early November 2017 (This could serve as a mini-conference for 2017). If you would be interested in planning and executing an event like this, please let me know by emailing me at:

Once I have names of individuals who are interested, we can begin to coordinate and plan the event. I would ask that you let me know by May 30th, so we can reserve space, entertainment, and workshop presenters in a timely manner.

Thank you so much for being a part of GVRRID. If there are any questions or concerns, please let me or any of the board members know. Happy Spring!





Sarah Cannon

GVRRID President

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