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

Community Paint Party

Hello Deaf Community and Interpreters!
ASL: https://youtu.be/t5acBtyYHmo
I am excited to announce that Lisa Gonzalez, a Chicago Deaf Artist, will be coming to Montpelier on Saturday November 23, 2019 for a Community Paint Party!   She will be teaching us — Vermont Deaf Community and interpreters — how to paint a lovely ASL painting that includes iconic Vermont images!  This is a fun event for both Deaf Community and interpreters to enjoy together.  
Cost:      Deaf Community –> $30   Interpreters –> $50
Interpreters can earn 0.4 CEUs in General Studies at the “little” content level.  The event flyer (in PDF) is attached to this message.  The language for this event is ASL with no English interpretation.
The Community Paint Party event is from 1p to 5p.  It is at the Center for Arts and Learning in Montpelier, Vermont.
Profits from this event will be go to VtAD and VtRID.
The link for registration is here –>  https://forms.gle/xaxHMNCpEtVag9G5A
Payment for registration fee will go to VtRID, the fiscal agent for this event.  You have three payment choices: Paypal, Venmo, or money order.  Email ridnvt@gmail.com with your chosen payment method for processing instructions.
Thank you for registering!
If you have any questions or concerns, please send me an email or text message.
David Krueger, Community Paint Party host

President Vlog Sept

Hello VtRID members! 
ASL version: https://youtu.be/R4NhkQpUtuo
VtRID general meeting is on Saturday September 21 at 1p/130p.  It is at the sandbar state park in Milton.  
I will also have a food truck party taking place at the same time from 11a to 3p.  So you can bring your family and indulge in the free food.   Beverages are BYOB.  

Another thing, I noticed that in the past, several members have difficulty getting in touch with the VtRID board via email so I wanted to clarify each of the official email address for the five board members.  All of the email addresses start with “vtrid.(position)@gmail.com” (see below) so please update your email address book accordingly.  
President: vtrid.president@gmail.comSecretary: vtrid.secretary@gmail.comTreasurer: vtrid.treasurer@gmail.comNorth MAL: vtrid.northmal@gmail.comSouth MAL: vtrid.southmal@gmail.com
See you at Sandbar state park on Saturday September 21!  
David Krueger, CDI, CLIP-R 

Jonathan Webb Workshop Sept 14-15

Hello everyone!
ASL message: https://youtu.be/Xq-rksSXysU
English message:I am excited to announce that Jonathan Webb, PhD, who is also the current President of the RID Board of Directors, is coming to our neck of the woods to present a two-day workshop in September!  Dr. Webb will be presenting “Unpacking Identity and Power in a System of Supremacy” on September 14 – 15, 2019.  The two-day workshop is based in social justice area and provided for experienced deaf, coda, and hearing interpreters.  The deaf community is also welcome to participate.  Interpreter participants will earn 1.2 CEUs in Professional Studies at the “Little” content level.  The workshop flyer (in PDF format) is attached to this message.  The language of the workshop is ASL.  There will be no English interpretation.
This workshop, at an introductory level, will explore nomenclature, prevailing ideologies and systems, conscious and unconscious biases, and the intersection of social justice and ASL / English interpretation.  While introductory, participants will have the opportunity to engage in critical thought around how we participate in systems of oppression and the process by which we can make another choice.  Participants are encouraged to enter with a courageously open mind and a willingness to engage in wise compassionate self-care.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is located in Lebanon, NH which is very close to the border between New Hampshire and Vermont.  The renowned medical center has several conference rooms, one of which will be used for the workshop, along with easy access to clean restroom facilities, a variety of dining and beverage options, ample parking spaces, and is a short distance from major interstate highways.
Profits from this workshop will be shared among New Hampshire and Vermont Deaf organizations and RID affiliate chapters.  That’s right… after all expenses, all remaining funds will go towards local New Hampshire and Vermont deaf and RID organizations!
For registration, here is the link to the registration form (google docs) —>  https://forms.gle/zAAGFPPJNSBJvrvK9
Registration funds are sent to VtRID, the fiscal agent for this workshop.  The link to Paypal for registration fees (select one that applies to you) is below:
   if you are an interpreter and NHRID or VtRID member –> paypal.me/vtrid/120
   if you are an interpreter and NOT a NHRID or VtRID member —> paypal.me/vtrid/140
   if you are deaf and NOT a deaf interpreter —> paypal.me/vtrid/60
Thank you for registering for Jonathan Webb’s workshop!
Last, but not least… if there is anything that was not covered above, please send email or text message to the workshop host (contact information below) with your comments, questions, or anything else.
Thank you,
David Krueger, CDI, CLIP-RSeptember 14-15 Jonathan Webb workshop hosttext: 802-310-9083email: david@venividicorp.com

DVAS and STOP Self Defense Training

Register Today!https://forms.gle/a6Aoa5qhaLRid5hL8

Keri Darling & Rebecca Lalanne from Deaf Vermonters’ Advocacy Services (DVAS) will be teaching the STOP method of Self-Defense.
Sunday, September 8th1-5pmPotluck lunch beforehand @ 12pmWinston Prouty Center (former Austine campus)Open to women (Deaf & interpreters) ages 11+upClass is FREE!CEUs for non-VTRID participants: $10
Hope to see you there!