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Andy Prior

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Hello. I regret to inform you that this past Sunday, November 14th, a member of our community passed away. His name was Andy Prior. He had graduated from Northeastern University’s interpreting program in May. He was very passionate about his career and was active in both the interpreting and the Deaf communities. He worked at a group home and took the screening in October and we are happy to say that he passed. Boston University, in the past month, asked Andy if he would like to interpret the play “Good”; he gladly accepted. On November 14th 2010, Andy was working on the play with his interpreting team, getting ready for the show, which was only four days away. After rehearsal he got onto his scooter to drive home. He was almost home, on Tremont St. near the Roxbury Crossing T stop, when an SUV struck and killed him. We would like to send our condolences to his family, friends, and our community. For those who are grieving, and those who without Andy feel a loss in their hearts, we are truly sorry. We all will miss Andy dearly.

Honoring Priscilla Loftin

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Priscilla A. (Phillipe) Loftin, 41, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010, in the Life Care Center of Raynham after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.
Cilla was a Certified Deaf Interpreter in the southeastern part of the state and served on the MassRID Board as secretary until December 2009. MassRID wishes to express our condolences to her family. We are grateful to Cilla for all she offered the interpreting community and are saddened by this loss.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Priscilla’s Children’s Trust Fund, c/o Pauline Ballentine, 20 Maple St., Hopedale, MA 01747.

MassRID General Meeting 9/19

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Hello!

This is just a reminder that our next general meeting is coming up this Sunday 9/19. For more details, including information about the morning workshop, please click on our calendar page.

If you’re looking to carpool, please get in touch with your regional representative, whose email addresses can be found on our Board & Committees Contact page. You can also get in touch with me at Web@MassRID.org if you’d like me to direct you to the right person.

A brief overview of Sunday, with contacts noted below:

Schedule:

9-12pm Peer-Peer Supervisory Workshop
12-1pm Potluck Lunch
1-4pm Business Meeting

Agenda:

  • Board Updates
  • Elections
  • Scholarship
  • Website Launch
  • Nat’l RID Anti-Trust Discussion
  • Deafhood

Contacts:

Workshop Contact: Joan Wattman WestRep@MassRID.org
PotLuck: Stacy Calabretta scalabretta@charter.net
Proxy: Amanda Moyer Secretary@MassRID.org
Business Meeting: Denise Martinez President@MassRID.org
Child Care: Anne Freedman anne.freeman3@verizon.net
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