Indiana Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

State Affiliate Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf



ICRID 2014 Annual Conference Call for Support Staff

            The 2014 ICRID Annual Conference Committee is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, motivated, and flexible volunteers to work at the 2014 ICRID Annual Conference, to be held October 17-18, 2014 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. Conference support staff responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: assisting the conference support staff coordinators and/or the interpreter coordinators, managing workshops, operating the registration table, silent auction, selling t-shirts, making copies, set up/tear down, and running various errands. Volunteering as a support staff for the annual conference is hard work, and it is also an incredible opportunity for interpreting students. It is a chance to interact with the ICRID Board members, ICRID Committees and working interpreters throughout the state of Indiana. It also allows the opportunity to observe presenters and interpreters who are amazing role models in our profession.
            Support Staff members will receive complimentary conference registration. To apply, please submit a letter explaining why you want to join the support staff team and what makes you a desirable applicant; also include a letter of recommendation from a teacher (in a sealed envelope). Applicants must be a member of ICRID in good standing. All persons interested in applying are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the conference if planning to otherwise attend. Good luck! We hope to see you in October!

Submit a completed application, post marked by September 22, 2014 to the address below.           

c/o Mary Ann Spolnik
6620 Maple Grove Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250


Sincerely yours,

Mary Ann Spolnik
Annual Conference Committee


ICRID RAPS September 2014 Edition!

book club

What is ICRID R.A.P.S.?
R.A.P.S. stands for Read, Analyze, Ponder, and Share.  This is a great opportunity for Indiana interpreters to earn CEUs by gathering with colleagues in your area to discuss articles relating to the interpreting field.

How does it work?
Register for the date of the roundtable discussion in your area you would like to attend. You will receive an email with the article that will be discussed. Read the article and answer the discussion questions prior to attending the roundtable discussion group. Moderators at your site will monitor and guide the discussion to encourage focus on the topic and interaction among those present. You MUST bring your completed discussion questions to the roundtable and hand them to the moderator before the meeting begins.

If you would like to attend, please fill out the online form. The flyer is also below.

RAPS Flyer

RAPS Registration

ICRID Annual Conference and Business Meeting

"Honoring the Past, Embracing the Present, Shaping the Future"

The Indiana Chapter of Registry of interpreters for the Deaf is proud to announce that this year's Annual Conference and Business meeting will be held at Ben Davis High School on the west side of Indianapolis. Our theme this year is "Honoring the Past, Embracing the Present, Shaping the Future." We have a full slate of great workshops lined up with tons of opportunity for fun, learning, and networking! So, please mark you calendars now and get your registration in before the early bird deadline for the best rates!

Mail-in Registration Flyer

Online Registration

Helping Hands

We are holding the Annual Conference and Business Meeting and we can’t do it without your help!
• Sponsor one hour of interpreting for $35.00 and receive a hand to be displayed at the conference
• Send donations to: ICRID c/o Mary Ann Spolnik
6620 Maple Grove Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46250
• Make check/money order payable to ICRID
• Pay using PayPal by going to www.icrid.org and clicking on the “donate” button
• Thanks for your tax deductible support of ICRID and the Annual Conference and Business Meeting!

Helping Hands Flyer

Children's Museum ASL Video Project

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has initiated a project to create several ASL videos for its new website.  The goal of this project is to be more inclusive of people who are Deaf or hard of hearing by providing information about the museum in a fun and engaging way for native ASL users.  The museum also acknowledges the value of effective communication through sign language.  These ASL videos will provide general information about visiting the museum, and also specific information about many of the current exhibits.  The museum wants to recruit members of the local Deaf Community to be in the videos.
We need children and adults of all ages to be in the videos, and encourage families to participate together.  Volunteer actors are not required to be Deaf, but must be fluent in ASL.  Example:  Siblings, parents and other relatives who know ASL are welcome to be in the videos.  ASL interpreters and teachers for the Deaf are also eligible to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering to be in the videos, or help interpret/transcribe ASL to English, please contact Kris Johnson via email:  kmj20@iupui.edu

Indiana T-shirts & Hoodies

Did you see people walking around with INDIANA T-shirts at PTCO day? Are you jealous and want one? Well, you're in luck! We're still selling them! Just follow the links below to order.

Mail-In Form

Online Form


ICRID Board Meeting Dates

January 18th, 2014 9am-12pm
February 8th, 2014 9am-12pm Eastern time, Location: ISD
March 8th, 2014 10am-1pm Eastern time, Location: Connections Deaf Centers 417 N. Weinbach, Suite 107 Evansville, IN 47711
April 5th, 2014 9-10a Closed meeting; 10a-12p Open Board Meeting Goshen College Administration Bldg, Room AD 20
May 3rd, 2014 9am-12pm Location: ICRID Business office at ISD
June 28th, 2014 Location: ICRID Business office at ISD - Cancelled
August 23, 2014 9:00 - 12:00 Location: Dupont Hospital’s Resource Center 2514 E. Dupont Road, Suite 210 Fort Wayne, IN 46825
September 13th, 2014 9:00- 12:00 Location:ICRID office at ISD.
October 18th, 2014 Annual Business Meeting - Location: Ben Davis High School. Time: 12-3pm
December 6th, 2014

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Indiana Chapter of Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
P.O. Box 55005
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46205
Last update: September 16, 2014

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