MRID Member of the Year (MOTY)
This award is given each year to an MRID member who exemplifies a contribution and commitment not only to MRID but to the field of interpreting and to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind communities we serve. The award recipient has a history of donating his/her time, energy and volunteerism, which supports the growth of our field and benefits the consumers we serve. Nominees must be current members of MRID to be considered.
According to MRID'S Policy ad Procedure Manual, the candidate must meet the following criteria:
Past MOTY recipients
2018 - Dee Ramnarine
MRID Outstanding Organization of the Year Award
The Outstanding Organization of the Year Award is given to an organization for their extraordinary contributions to the field of interpreting. Recommendations fro this award are accepted from the general membership and the MRID Board of Directors chooses the recipient. The MRID standing President presents this award to the organization during the Annual Fall Conference.
Past Organization recipients2018 - ASL Interpreting Services
2016 - Family Tree Clinic
2015 - Metro ECSU
MRID President's award
The President’s award is given to an individual who has assisted and/or supported the President and/or the Board of Directors in various ways during the year. The Standing President makes the selection and presents the award during the Annual Fall Conference.
Past President's Award Recipients
2018 - Nicole Thornberg
2014 - David Evans
2013 - Melissa Mittelstaedt
The Lion Roars Humanitarian Award
Leo Latz and his wife, Evelyn, gave generously of their time, talents, and kindness in support of interpreters and the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf over many years.
To honor all that Leo and Evelyn have done, “The Lion Roars Humanitarian Award” has been established and is awarded to a person or group that demonstrates a humanitarian spirit in supporting the interpreting profession and/or the deaf community.
The name of the award comes from the by-line Leo used (“The Lion Roars”) in his regular column for the Thompson Hall Newsletter. The first “The Lion Roars Humanitarian Award” was given to Bonham Cross at the 2005 MRID Fall Conference in Mankato.
There are two basic requirements for award nominees:
Past Lion Roars recipients
2016 - Mary Hartnett