June BBQ update

ASL: https://youtu.be/z9qTJ5oQl0A

Hello Deaf* Community and interpreters:

The annual VtRID Deaf* Community Day event for June 27, 2020 is CANCELLED because of …


– many deaf* community members and interpreters did not want to meet up because of concern that people will get COVID-19

– Governor Scott does not permit groups of more than 25 people

We are sad about this cancellation.  Hopefully that coronavirus will be gone or a vaccine will be ready so we can meet up again in June 2021!  

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email (vtridbbq@gmail.com) or VP (802-858-4069).  

Stay healthy!  Have a good year!  🙂 


VtRID BBQ chair

June Updates

Video message from David

Dear members,
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we learn the processes of this organization. 
The Executive Committee met on Thursday 6/11 to discuss the following:

1. The outcome of our poll about the June 27th meeting: The picnic will be cancelled this year because of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions-The google poll results were: out of 16 responses–78% voted for an online meeting. The meeting will be held June 27th at 1:30 PM. I will send out a zoom link soon–keep an eye out!

2. John Pirone shared with us the plans for the VTAD Deaf community survey. That survey will be sent out to Deaf community members in the next couple of days and John will share out about the process at the June 27th meeting.

3. We have set a tentative schedule for the next year of VTRID meetings. Please mark the following dates on your calendars:

September 19

December 5th* (Depending on the date of the VTAD holiday celebration

)March 13th* (Depending on the date of the Brattleboro Deaf Club St. Patrick’s Day celebration)

June 26th**

Please send me your agenda items for the June 27th meeting by Friday 6/19**
Thank you!!
Liz VantVTRID Secretary

October President Vlog

Hello VtRiD members!
ASL: https://youtu.be/RgqbT6lLWZs
I wanted to share some news with you.
First, we have a new RID Region 1 Representative.  His name is Jason Farr. from NYC area.  He has jumped into the Region 1 Representative position quickly and is handling the responsibilities well.
Next, a reminder that the RID Regiion 1 Conference is happening in Brooklyn, NY during July 6 – 9, 2020.  
Locally, the VtRID board has met already in October.  We set the date for the upcoming general meeting in December.  It is at 130p on December 14, 2019 in Essex, Vermont.  This is the same day and location as the VtAD holiday party.  Similar to what has happened in the past, VtRID members will have the dual benefit of attending the VtAD holiday party and the VtRID general meeting at the same time.
There are several upcoming events in November.
Saturday, November 2 — Bowling at Spare Time Lanes, starting at 1p, in Colchester, Vermont.  This is hosted by Brandon Daigenault.
Saturday, November 9 — Annual thanksgiving dinner, starting at 11a, in Bellows Falls, Vermont.  This is hosted by Brattleboro Deaf Club.
Saturday, November 23 — Community Paint Party, starting at 1p, in Montpelier, Vermont.  This is hosted by me.
During the recent VtRID general meeting in September, the members who attended voted to bring the discussion of the proposed Bylaws change to all VtRID members.  The Bylaws proposed change is related to when board members start their terms and when nominations and elections for board positions occur.  More information on the Bylaws proposal will be in a separate video message.
The March 2020 general meeting will happen online either via zoom or gotomeeting.  The VtRID board has not decided which platform to use.  Also, the date of the meeting will be announced by the December 2019 general meeting.
The June 2020 general meeting will happen during the annual VtRID Deaf Community Day BBQ.  The date is June 27, 2020.  Please put that event in your your calendars. 
That’s all for now.   I hope all is well with you.
David Krueger, CDI, CLIP-R