So What’s MO-RID Going to Do For Me?

We get this question all the time.  

The short answer is MO-RID can do nothing without the ideas, time, and talents of our members.

Here are a few things we’ve accomplished since our founding in 2010:

  • Supported 2 classes of educational interpreters with the Scholars programIncluded free mentoring, memberships to RID and MO-RID, leadership training 
    • Provided weekend leadership retreat in Lee’s Summit
  • Represented MO interpreters’ interests at the regional and national level to RID 
  • Hosted the RID president Cheryl Moose at the Missouri Interpreters Conference
  • Lobbied to get the NIC and CI/CT certifications equivalent to a Master with MCDHH/BCImany small light bulbs equal big one
  • Hosted RID Region IV Representative Chris Grooms at the Missouri Interpreters Conference
  • Hosted a community movie night at MSD to raise $ for the L.E.A.D. Institute 
  • Brought “See What I’m Saying” documentary director Hilari Scarl to Fulton for a mini-conference 
  • Brought CDI Nic Zappos to Columbia for a weekend-long mini-conference with entertainment in collaboration with the Deaf community’s New Horizons initiativeGave all profits to the New Horizon’s initiative
  • Sent a letter of concern to a MO hospital advertising interpreter positions at the Basic level resulting in a correction of their posting
  • Hosted a leadership and training retreat following the Missouri Interpreters Conference for board members with RID Region IV Representative Chris Grooms
  • Provided free online professional development to new/renewing members in 2015’s membership drivegot-some-ideas-to-make-missouri-a-better-place-for-interpreters
  • Donated MO-themed gift baskets to the RID regional and national conferences for fundraising 
  • Hosted retreats for board members 
  • Provided free coffee and donuts at our quarterly meeting 
  • Offer remote link-in to our meetings 
  • In process of bringing back the dance to the 2016 Missouri Interpreters Conference
    • Members get free admission