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PCRID's Programs & Committees are composed of members who volunteer to assist in the operations of the organization. Members may volunteer for several programs or committees. Consider volunteering and give back to your organization!
There are lots of ways we could use your support -- both big and small. Here are a few informal ways of helping out:
Below are descriptions of the various committees open to volunteers. There are no term limits and volunteers can join a committee at any time in the membership year. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or issues pertaining to any of the committee or roles listed below.
PCRID's Annual Conference Chair manages all aspects of the conference, with support from the conference committee. The Chair is responsible for managing the budget, communicating with the conference site liaison, scheduling, marketing, and much more. The Annual Conference Chair reports to the Director of Meetings on the PCRID Board.
The Archivist is responsible for maintaining a collection of printed and electronic materials. They maintain lists of PCRID historical information then summarizes the archives into a narrative history. They also take and organizes photos of PCRID events. The Archivist reports to the Director of Meetings and is available to assist you with PCRID’s collection of documents and history related questions and/or issues.
The Audit Committee works closely with the Board of Directors and most especially with the Treasurer to ensure that our financial records are whole and in good order. The Audit Committee submits an audit report annually within 4 months of the close of the previous fiscal year. The Audit Committee Chair reports to the President of the Board of Directors.
The Bylaws Committee periodically reviews PCRID's bylaws for conflicts, outdated content, opportunities for future growth, and manages any proposed amendments or motions. In addition, they make recommendations for edits they believe will benefit the organization. The Bylaws Committee reports to the President of the Board of Directors.
The Certification Maintance Program Committee (CMPC) is responsible for processing CEUs for workshops, conferences and independent studies. They are available to answer questions about certification maintenance issues and are also responsible for processing CEUs from Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA) and Academic Coursework (AC), and are available to answer questions about CEUs relating to PINRA and AC issues.
Check out our CEU Sponsoring page to learn about how to get your Workshops' CEUs processed by PCRID.
The Communications Committee's role is to support the Communication Director in streamlining communications between the PCRID board, committees, members, and communities. Information such as upcoming events, job announcements, workshop opportunities, and much more is conveyed to the membership via email and social media. The communications Committee plays a huge role in these efforts.
As PCRID's ad hoc Legislative Affairs Committee Chair you are responsible for keeping the membership updated on legislative bills and actions that affect interpreters. Visit our Licensure Initiatives page to learn more about whats happening in our region and how you can get involved in the effort to positively influence the drafting of new licensure laws.
PCRID values the importance of mentoring and understands the benefit it can have on members of our community and the community we serve. A mentor with PCRID is one who is eager and excited to continue to support and achieve the goals of PCRID and the Mentorship Committee.
The Organization Liaison is responsible for working to strengthen the relationship between PCRID and other stakeholder organizations such as Maryland Association of the Deaf (MDAD), DC Association of the Deaf (DCAD), National Alliance of Black Interpreter -- DC Chapter (NAOBI-DC), Mano a Mano, Greater Washington Asian Deaf Association (GWADA), DC Area Black Deaf Advocates (DCABDA) and others.
Their focus is to encourage collaboration between organizations and support joint organizational professional development, social, and networking opportunities. The liaison also regularly solits feedback from other organizations on issues relating to interpreters and the field of interpretation.
The Professional Development Committee helps coordinate PCRID workshops. Check out what PCRID has to offer in the way of workshops and events.
The chair of the Scholarships, Awards, and Grants for Education (SAGE) committee is responsible for the process and provision of PCRID scholarship and award money to members. The SAGE Chair is available to answer any questions that you may have regarding PCRID's annual scholarship and award opportunities.
The Website Manager is responsible for maintaining and updating the information on this site as well as troubleshooting any website issues. This person is also responsible for posting PCRID videos to our official YouTube channel.