WSRID’s 2021 Annual Meeting will be held online Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00am–12:00pm.
As announced in February, based on feedback from members and a discussion with WSAD, we will not be hosting a conference this year but we are planning to host a joint conference with WSAD in 2023. We are still eager to connect with you during our online Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 23rd this year!
For WSRID to be effective, the board and members must work together. The responsibility of the board is to coordinate the activities of WSRID to ensure that what we do supports our purpose and mission, while fulfilling legal and contractual obligations. The responsibility of members is to be engaged with the profession, with the communities we serve, and with your professional organization in ways that are meaningful.
The Nominations/Elections/Referenda Committee is asking you to stop and think. Look back. Look ahead. Look around. Ask yourself four questions:
All nominations and motions for this year must be submitted by Monday, September 6, 2021 to the Nominations Committee.
We’re eager to work with you ~ Together we can thrive!
This year, elections will be held electronically.
There will be seven WSRID positions open for the upcoming 2 year term (January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023). Positions, roles and responsibilities are listed below.
To nominate a colleague for a position on the Board, please email the name to the Nominations Committee by Monday, September 6, 2021
The Vice President must be a Certified member of WSRID in good standing for at least the past two consecutive years. The Student Director requirements are listed below. All other candidates must be voting members of WSRID (Certified or Associate) in good standing for at least the past two consecutive years.
WSRID Board Directors: [2-year term]
WSRID Vice President: [2-year term]
WSRID Treasurer: [2-year term]
WSRID Deaf/DB Community Representative: [2-year term]
WSRID Student Director: [1-year term]
Qualifications for Student Director:
Qualifications for Student Director:
The Judie Husted Member of the Year Award is presented to a WSRID member who reflects the character traits and commitment to our organization as displayed by the award's namesake. Those traits include dedication, mentoring, service, and involvement to better our organization and support colleagues.
The Theresa B. Smith Distinguished Service Award is an award WSRID gives to express its deep appreciation for dedication, inspiration, and vision, as well as many other contributions to the organization and the profession. Named after Theresa B. Smith, CSC, PhD has served WSRID as an active member since WSRID’s founding in 1968, serving as board member, mentor, and conscience of the organization.
Please submit name and reasons why you support this person receiving this award to the Nominations Committee.
Learn more about these awards and past recipients.
Do you have a proposal, or an idea for a proposal, for how WSRID can improve?
We want to know! All motions brought to membership for vote will need:
The Nominations/Elections/Referenda Committee can help you prepare and format your motion if needed. Please send motions, questions, ideas to the Nominations Committee.
The N/E/R Committee is responsible for doing the work that involves members in the democratic process to ensure that WSRID represents and serves the best interests of our members, our communities, and our profession.
What does that mean? Between now and the end of 2021, the committee will:
Do you want to see WSRID thrive for years to come? Are you able to commit a few hours per month (give or take) during the next 6 months? Do you miss the opportunity to work with colleagues, doing something that will have a lasting impact? Do you have questions? Email Nominations Committee.
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