Events listed here are primarily SaVRID sponsored events, workshops, meetings, etc. This calendar does NOT contain an exhaustive list of other local events that may be of interest to the interpreting and deaf communities. If you want to make the community aware of an event, consider sharing the information on these sites:

SaVRID Community Forum

SaVRID Facebook Page

SaVRID Twitter

SaVRID Google+


*If you are unable to view events in this calendar (there are some known issues between Google and IOS/Safari), view the calendar directly in Google here.


SaVRID Calendar

Sacramento Valley Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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Sacramento Valley Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (SaVRID), a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional development of interpreters and an advocate for the interpreting profession, is a Region V Affiliate Chapter of the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)

RID is the only national association dedicated to the professional development of interpreters and transliterators. Founded in 1964, the goal of RID is to promote the profession of interpreting and transliterating American Sign Language and English.

SaVRID is a member-driven organization. As such, we make it a priority to report out to the membership. The 2013-14 board made it a priority to create a website that engages members and local community stakeholders. Since many of them are deaf, the goal is to provide more reporting in ASL that will be shared through our YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and on the website. As we attempt to make communication a priority, we invite your input. Please email the SaVRID Board to share your opinion.



Deadline for Award Nominations for the 2016 Region V Conference. Nominations must be submitted by May 15th. Details can be found here. Categories: Distinguished Service Award, Interpreter Educator Award, and Best Website Award.



SaVRID General Business Meeting on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6-9pm at ARC Raef Hall room 160. Open to members and community. Voting on proposed bylaws changes! Insight to follow: Consecutive Interpreting, presented by Cindy Bender.



SaVRID presents Consecutive Interpreting: Tips and Tricks, a workshop by Cindy Bender, SC:L, NAD V Master on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 9:00am - 4:00pm at NorCal




Save the Date! Region V Conference in Phoenix, AZ. This conference is happening in partnership with NAD for their 53rd biennial conference. There will be more exciting news to come.




General Meeting Minutes are posted in the Members-Only section of the website. Login today and review minutes from meetings. You will also find minutes from Board Meetings and PDC Meetings posted here (but you must be logged in as a member to access these).


Community Forum

Did you love the old SaVRID Yahoo forum? It moved to Google in 2014. Switch over to the Google forum today!

This is a community email group, so you don't need to be a SaVRID member to join. Everyone is welcome. Join and receive/share relevant information to the interpreting and Deaf communities in the Sacramento area. Sign up today!

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SaVRID Mission

SaVRID is committed to advancing the quality, professionalism, and integrity of sign language interpreting in Northern California through education, information, and advocacy. Here are some more specific details about what we do.

▪ Uphold the RID Code of Professional Conduct.
▪ Provide professional development opportunities for interpreters such as workshops and a mentorship program.
▪ Educate the public about interpreting – what we do and how we do it.
▪ Maintain a membership directory.
▪ Encourage a cooperative relationship with the deaf community and with other interpreter organizations and professional associations.
▪ Support the activities of other deaf- and interpreter-focused organizations and professional associations with similar purposes and goals.
▪ Recruit and grow the membership.
▪ Record and preserve the history of the organization and thereby the history of interpreting in Northern California.
▪ Maintain an exhaustive website with information on the activities of the SaVRID board of directors and the RID board of directors; a calendar of known local and national events; and the mission, goals, and history of SaVRID.

SaVRID log


Our Address


PO Box 255084

Sacramento, CA


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Volunteer Interpreters

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