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MRID Fall Conference
October 17-19



Trending North: the Digital Journal of MRID

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Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

The Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) is a non-profit organization of professional interpreters, consumers, and interested persons.  MRID was established and incorporated in 1971 with the support and encouragement of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC).


2013-2014 Financial Reports now available

 Please direct any questions to the Treasurer, treasurer@mrid.org

MRID Outstanding Member of the Year Award

Call for Nominations!

It's that time of year again! Time to recognize someone within our MRID community who has had an impact locally or nationally in our field. If you know someone that you believe should be considered for this honor, please email one of the following past MOTY recipients by Friday, Octber 3rd. This year's MOTY winner will be announced at the upcoming MRID Fall Conference.

Stacey Hardin-Ferguson: staceyrhf@gmail.com
Pam Wellumson: pamela@aslis.com
Susan Boinis: sboinis@aol.com

The MRID Outstanding Member Award is presented to one interpreter in the field who has 
contributed to the profession throughout his/her time in the field. The Two past year’s recipients chooses each outstanding member. Recommendations from the general membership can be given to those deciding. M.O.T.Y is honored at the MRID Annual Fall Conference.
  1. The Candidate must be an active member of MRID for at least 5 (five) years.
  2. The Candidate made outstanding contributions during the previous 3 (three) years.
  3. The Candidate has given a substantial amount of their own time and/or resources (not while on another job) to MRID work.
  4. The Candidate has achieved something that substantially contributes to upgrading and/or improving the interpreting profession in Minnesota and/or nation.

Past MOTY Recipients:

Kathy Moe
Susan Arneson
Pam Sherwood Gabrielson Alina Schroeder
Marty Barnum
Rubin Latz
Susan Brooks
Nanci Niedermayer Yanes Richard Laurion
Jan Radatz
Shari Estep
Michael Rosen
Marie Elliott Hoff
Paula Gawjeski Mickelson
Kay Eichler
Carol Helou (Murphy McWade) Mary Jo Cristofaro Hark
Julie Bauch
Doug Bowen-Bailey
Mary Burnes
Lisa Seaman
Mari Magler
Patty Gordon
Debbie Timmers
Mary Borrmann
Lynn Joa Wander
Laurie Swabey
Katie Hoye
Stephen Medlicott
Susan Boinis
Pam Wellumson
Stacey Hardin-Ferguson