The Board was introduced by the outgoing President, Valeriya. who proceeded to give details about the past year’s activities.
Alta, the acting President then spoke. Alta reminded all members that the Minutes of all Board Meetings are available to members. She also discussed the new brochures and membership efforts. A lively discussion ensued about ATA exams for certification with a couple of members asking questions. The role of Secretary was discussed and Alta noted how extremely helpful, Lisa, our current Secretary has been.
An urgent appeal was made to members for the post of President so that NYCT does not close.
Besides the role of President other volunteer opportunities that are available to members are submitting ideas for events and programs, submitting articles for the NYCT Gotham and there is a need for a Procter for the ATA certification exam sitting that is scheduled for Saturday, April 8th in NYC.
Ana, the program director. Thanked all for attending n being members.
She highlighted some new events for the Chapter which were the Open-Mic event at Cornelia St. Café, and a literary panel and workshop. Also in 2016 were the Second Annual Symposium at John Jay College of Justice and speed networking event. All these new programs were well attended and received rave reviews from the membership. Our standard Annual picnic and Holiday party also made the list of favorite events.
Upcoming for 2017 is a meeting featuring a U.N. interpreter and a meeting about translating Human Rights. The Open-Mic is scheduled for March and we will send out information about the Symposium at a later date.
Gigi, our webmaster discussed the website and our administrator Louise discussed more member’s issues.
Afterwards, members had an opportunity to socialize with each other at the mixer that followed.