Northeast Region Report
April 2013, 1st Quarter
No Regional Representative - region report from MassRID President Joan Wattman
MassRID is starting the practice of having all officer, committee chair, and regional representative reports posted on the website prior to the business meeting, so we can use the time at the meetings to discuss member concerns and vote on issues. Since there is no current representative for the Northeast Region, I am writing the report.
The Northeast region hosted the most recent MassRID general meeting at the Beverly School for the Deaf on Jan. 6, 2013, but has had no activity since January. Lu Traina stepped down in the Fall but she helped us out immensely organizing the meeting and arranging the site - thank you for all your work for MassRID, Lu!
Northeast needs a new regional representative to serve on our Board - elections for all representatives are on April 27 at our next general meeting, and the term is for two years until May 2015.
We have active student representatives at Northern Essex Community College - Luke Baer & Madeleine Eames are stepping down after graduating (congratulations Luke & Madeleine!) and we have just selected a new student representative, Nora Darvirris (welcome aboard, Nora!) We are looking for another student rep, since the board allows two positions from each program.
Please consider running for an office, serving on a committee, or helping out in some discrete way for a fundraiser, regional meeting, event, or workshop; we are looking for a childcare coordinator, a nominations committee chair, a chair of the Professional Development Committee, we also need people to assist our treasurer and our webmaster in their functions. Think of how your strengths can help grow the organization and benefit your fellow interpreters. You'll learn leadership skills, teamwork, and more about the field of interpreting.
If leadership isn't for you this year, keep informed and involved by visiting our Facebook page, our website, reading our tweets & posts & vlogs, and most of all by attending regional and statewide meetings.