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MRID Update
MRID Update's May-Jun 2018 edition


MRID is your voice in Minnesota, your opportunity to affect change, while furthering not
only your personal growth but also that of the field of interpreting.

Membership benefits include:

  • Access to numerous workshops and skill development opportunities which MRID sponsors or co-sponsors; members are often admitted to these at a reduced rate
  • With dual membership (MRID and RID), have the opportunity to chair or work on a committee 
  • With dual membership (MRID and RID), can become a member of the Board of Directors
  • A voice in all our activities through your elected officials
  • Access to the MRID Membership Directory and networking database
  • Access to send/receive messages to the membership database
  • Access to the President Updates/Vlog
  • One(1) free processing ($20 value) of a CEU related activity per year!


Categories and Fees

Member Category Description Annual Dues


Any individual currently enrolled in an accredited post secondary institution of study in interpretation of American Sign Language and English and the transliteration of English or American Sign Language/Deaf studies program. $15
Associate Any individual who is actively engaged in the interpretation of American Sign Language and English and/or the transliteration of English, but who is not currently a certified member of RID.  $35
Certified Any interpreter or transliterator of American Sign Language and/or English currently holding a valid certification accepted by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).  $35
Supporting Any individual with an interest in supporting the purposes and activities of the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID), who does not meet eligibility requirements for Certificated, Associate, or Student member.  $15
Organizational Any organization/institution with an interest in supporting the purposes and activities of MRID.













Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Member at Large Ashley Butcher says: I love having the
opportunity to network with colleagues with various backgrounds and expanding my horizons!

Karen C Sheldon: I love feeling connected to professionals that are passionate about the work they do.
I appreciate learning from members both young and old about how I can improve my work to better serve others.

I love sharing success and struggles with people who understand what I do.

Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf President Ex-Officio Carrie Wilbert says: I love supporting the only

professional organization for interpreters in the state of Minnesota!

Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf President Stephen Medlicott: I value the camaraderie,
professional networking, skill building and support from my peers. I also appreciate meeting new colleagues
and students.

Dee Ramnarine: I love being a trailblazer for the rest of the country. MN has an amazing group of interpreters.
I am so fortunate to be working with the best of the best!

Melissa Mittelstaedt: I LOVE the passion MRID members bring to our profession. The discussions at
forums/conferences are amazing.


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If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]