- Certification Maintenance Program
- Audit Committee
PCRID is entirely volunteer-based.
We are interpreters just like you- could you see yourself on this page?
As a member, you may volunteer as a board member or on a committee. Board positions are staggered in 2-year terms. There is no term for committee positions. Consider volunteering and give
back to your organization! Read below for a description of who we are and what we do.
The president's term is 2 years, and begins in
odd years. In addition to overseeing the operations of the entire
organization, the president oversees the Bylaws committee and liaises
with the parent organization, RID. Biennially, the president also works to ensure we have a representative on the Region II conference committee.
The Director of Communication (formerly First Vice President) oversees the PCRID website, Facebook
page, other social media and mass communications. Three committee members help in this effort: Webmaster, Newsletter chair, and Social Media chair.
Find us on Facebook and keep up with us on Twitter @PCRIDinterpret!
The Director of Community Relations (formerly Member at Large) ensures that PCRID and our members remain connected with 'sister' organizations in the area (membership-based chapters of national organizations). Several liaisons assist in this effort, and help us to maintain a community calendar.
Already involved with one of the organizations below, or want to help us stay connected?
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OUR SISTER ORGANIZATIONS (Local chapters of national, member-based organizations)
DCABDA: DC Area Black Deaf Advocates | DCAD: DC Chapter of NAD | GWADA: Greater Washington Asian Deaf Association | LDHH: Latino Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association of Metro-DC | MDAD: Maryland Chapter of NAD | MWADB/BADB: Metro-Washington and Baltimore Associations of DeafBlind | NAOBI-DC: National Alliance of Black Interpreters- DC.
The Director of Meetings (formerly the Secretary) is responsible for keeping a full and accurate
record of the proceedings of the Board, annual and/or special business
meetings of the membership. The director provides periodic reports to
the membership on the actions of the Board and handles all official
correspondence. The director oversees all meetings, including the Annual
Conference, and is the liaison between the board and the
Director of Membership (formerly Member at Large) represents the interests of all
PCRID members and recruits future members from area ITPs and interpreting agencies. At the committee level, the Member Relations and Legislative Affairs chairs assists the Director in these efforts.
The Director of Professional Development oversees the Workshops, Mentorship, and Scholarships & Awards committees. In this role, the Director also shares information about educational opportunities offered by outside entities, as well as entertains suggestions regarding professional development brought forth by members.
The Treasurer is responsible for managing PCRID's bank accounts, filing the organization's taxes, preparing budgets and
making recommendations for investment strategies to ensure long-term
fiscal health for PCRID. The Treasurer is also responsible for
the Certification Management Program, and works with a CPA to conduct the annual audit. (Our accountant is Charles Sterling of Schwarz Financial Services, LLC.)
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