Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf



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For membership inquiries, please e-mail Membership@GaRID.org


To join by mail, click: GaRID Membership Application  Mail in the application form with payment to:

GaRID Membership 
P.O. Box 4341
Valdosta, GA 31604

 Thank you for being a part of GaRID!


WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

Professional Development:

  • FREE annual Member Appreciation Day Workshop
  • Discounted pricing on GaRID workshops and conferences
  • Reduced pricing on CEU processing (Workshops, Academic Coursework, and PINRA)
  • Other RID Affiliate chapters may offer “reciprocity” (pay member rates) if taking workshops out of state
  • Up-to-date information on Affiliate chapter events

RID Requirements / Voting Rights:

  • Being a GaRID member fulfills your RID requirements of being an affiliate chapter member
  • Being a GaRID member in good standing grants you voting privileges at membership meetings
  • Being a GaRID member grants you voting privileges at the National level.  Section 3 of the RID bylaws states: “In order to be a voting member of the RID, a person must be a member in good standing, belong to a voting category, and be a member of an Affiliate Chapter"

Professional Pride and Responsibility:

  • Increased cultural awareness and communal effort
  • Leadership opportunities via the board or committees; satisfaction in knowing you have had a part in helping your organization thrive
  • Being an active part of your organization; contributing to the success of yourself and others

Networking:

  • Opportunities for networking with other professionals in the industry
  • Involvement in the larger community
  • GaRID Newsletter containing information about current events, community events, peer perspectives, and important information
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities
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