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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 
Hey everyone!! We are so excited about what is going on with UTRID this year! We have a lot of really great workshops and events planned for YOU!

If you see a member of the board out and about in your daily life, give them a high five! They're putting in a lot of hours to make things happen!

Together we can do great things!

-Kimm  #Interpreterunity​

Come join us for our first Terp Talk!

Jan 28, 2017 11:00am-1:00pm
at The Brick Oven in South Jordan 10622 River Front Pkwy, South Jordan, Utah 84095

This session will begin with a discussion on CPC 2.0 Professionalism. Where the conversation goes, depends on you! Come buy a meal and join the conversation about dilemmas impacting the field of interpretation. Earn 2CEH’s .2 CEU’s

Teddi von Pingel will lead this session. Look for more Terp Talk events in your area throughout the year!

Members attend free – Join Now

$20 for Non-members

 

To Register for Workshops Click here
SUB FOR SANTA 
CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING PARTY
On Friday, December 2, 2016 UTRID held a cookie decorating contest for our Sub for Santa Drive.  Participants were able to decorate a cookie with frosting, sprinkles and pretzels, drink some hot chocolate, play with a balloon and enjoy a good time with family and friends. We had a great turn out. Thank you to InterWest Interpreting, ASL Communications, Zaboosh, Sorenson and UTRID members for your generous donations!  Thank you to all of those who came to support UTRID! Your contribution makes a difference in our community.
Although we were a bit shy of our goal, UTRID was still able to sponsor 3 families with Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf and sponsor JMS's Festival Tree in honor of Ellen O'Hara.
UTRID Partnered with Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf, to donate and sponsor 3 families in the Utah area.

 Congratulations to all of our cookie decorating contest winners: 
Imogene Hemmert, Baz Belshe, Malia Rossiter, and Bensen Johnson.
Creating the Collin Welch American Sign
 Language (ASL)/English Interpreting Scholarship
 
It all began when SLCC ASL/English Interpreting Associate Professor, Connie Spanton-Jex, had the idea to honor SLCC alum, Collin Welch, with a scholarship in his name. When SLCC Enrollment Services Specialist and Collin's classmate, Shelly Edwards, indicated she wanted to support the program through employee giving, everything came together.
 
After graduating from SLCC in 2012, Collin became an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. It was a job he loved. Collin passed away just two years later. Many remember his quick wit and calming personality. His philosophy of life was to learn more about the world today than yesterday and to lessen the suffering of others.
 
Family, friends and colleagues contributed $1,000 to establish the SLCC Collin Welch American Sign Language (ASL) English Interpreting Scholarship. The scholarship helps ASL students to complete their final internship semester. Upon completion, these students earn an Associate Degree of Applied Science in ASL/English Interpreting.
 
By joining your colleagues who have already given to the Employee Giving Campaign, you can help ASL students complete their final internship semester. It's easy - use the button below to make your tax-deductible gift now.
 
Warmly,
 
Laurie Staton
Director of Sustainable Giving & Alumni Relations
Interpreter Spotlights by Patrick Johnson

Kimm McConnachie

1) What is your name and where are you from?
Kimm McConnachie and I'm from Heaven.

2) Tell me about your family?
Three wonderful children, and a fantastic husband!

3) Who was your childhood hero?
My Hero growing up with my Grandmother Arlene. She was the first woman welder in the State of Utah, and one bad ass chick!

4) What is one song that would best describe who you are? Defying Gravity ( live without limits, going against the rules that others have set for me)

5) What is your favorite movie?
Princess Bride, Westside Story, and Superstar

6) If you can spend the day with one celebrity, who would it be and why?
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, why? hello? definitely his personality, yeah, personality!! #muscles

7) What made you decide to be an interpreter?
The lady in blue interpreting for Catholic Church on TV

8) What is your favorite place to vacation?
What's a vacation???

9) Favorite thing to do when you have down time?
Have dance parties with my kids, and sing karaoke

10) What is one of your many hidden talents?
Hidden???

11) Now that you are El President of UTRID, what is your number one goal?
Interpreter unity!
Suzanne Warner

1) What is your name and where are you from?
 Suzanne Warner, SLC Utah
2) Tell me about your family?
My husband of 13 years, Justin and my 2 furry boys. Batista (dog) and Leo (the cat).
3) Who was your childhood hero?
Other than my mom, who has and always will be my hero... The Incredible Hulk.  I still have the metal lunch box I took to school everyday!
4) What is one song that would best describe who you are?
 "You are my sunshine"
5) What is your favorite movie?
Field of Dreams
6) If you can spend the day with one celebrity, who would it be and why?
 Ummm, my boyfriend Adam Levine. He is an amazing singer, and person.  (we've been dating for a few years)
7) What made you decide to be an interpreter?
Since I was in elementary, I wanted to learn sign language to communicate with the Deaf students in my elementary. I learned sign language in high school from my Deaf friends. I went through the ITP at SLCC, fell in love with interpreting and have been certified and interpreting ever since 1999.
8) What is your favorite place to vacation?
Alaska for sure!

9) Favorite thing to do when you have down time?
 I love to ice fish.
10) What is one of your many hidden talents?
One? only one? Just kidding... I have done hair for 20 years. Mainly for my mom.

The VRSII has developed another exciting new program, the COMPASS program, for Codas who are interested in becoming interpreters! The COMPASS program offers several programs, from a Heritage ASL class, to an interpreting class for Heritage ASL learners, to mentoring. Recently, the COMPASS program hosted a community workshop for all Utah interpreters or interpreting students to attend, alongside COMPASS students, so all our Utah interpreters could benefit. As our students come to Salt Lake City for training, you may meet them at future workshops, so be sure to welcome them into our awesome interpreting community!

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Upcoming Events

January 14th: Board meeting 8:30 am

January 28th: Terp Talks

February 7th: Workshop presented by Barry Utley


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