What we've been up to in 2022!

December 16, 2022

Our Professional Development Committee Chair Victoria Montalvo and her Board Liaison Katryna Arias hosted a social for pre-certified interpreters, students of the profession, and the like to get together in a safe space to discuss their goals and find supportive colleagues to help them along their journey. Thanks to all who came out to enjoy the boots weather on the patio at World of Beer Lake Eola! 


December 3, 2022

Our Annual Business Meeting had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian, which meant converting our workshop to virtual and losing the workshop post meeting. Luckily we didn't have to reschedule the ABM again with Hurricane Nicole passing through! We are appreciative to Valencia College (Debbie Drobney!) for hosting us, as well as our two Sponsors, ASL Services and International Language Services! 

September 18, 2022

To close out the summer, FRID made a SPLASH in the interpreting community by hosting a summer splash event at Southshore Bay Lagoon in Wimauma. Deaf and interpreting communities came together to network and enjoy some fun in the beautiful Florida sun, organized by Daryl Everett, Region Rep West. Thanks to all who attended!



 June 26, 2022

Annual Summer Retreat to build the new Fiscal Year Budget at the Family Center on Deafness in Largo. Thank you to Anthony Verdeja and Tracy Kasch for hosting us!




June 24, 2022

Daryl Everett, Western Region Representative hosted a fun networking and pottery painting event over the summer. Participants were able to meet their local FRID representative, and enjoy painting a piece of pottery while socializing with fellow community members. See pictures below!


April 5, 2022

Vice President of Internal Affairs Hope Diehl partnered with Corey Helvey of the Orlando Magic to help create the first ever ASL Night at an Orlando Magic Game. FRID is grateful to have been a part of this historical evening! A local Orlando agency, Verbatim Languages, sponsored several FRID Board members and their families to attend the evening in their suite for a night to remember! THANK YOU VERBATIM! 

January 29, 2022 

Our Board begins every year meeting our incoming members and Chairpersons, discussing room for improvement from the previous year, and initiating game plans for the new year. 

January 22, 2022

Advocacy Education & Outreach Chair Carly Hudson partnered with the University of North Florida to host a showing of the movie CODA for students and community members. It was a great turn out! 


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