Hello lovely members! Hope you are all having a great weekend and enjoying some little rays of sunshine. CISLI are VERY excited to announce a brand new event “The CISLI Social Life!” hosted by our wonderful Member Care Liaison Person, Sarah Garvey. on Thursday 25th March at 7pm. This event is open to all members, particularly any new recruits who may not have had the opportunity to meet many other members just yet. This will be a chance to chat, catch up and create CISLI bonds to last a lifetime! We would love to know how CISLI can continue to support our members not just to be interpreting extraordinaires but to build up those very important social connections.
If that wasn’t enough we also have a BRAND NEW email address as a DIRECT LINE to the member care liaison person, Sarah! If you have any questions, queries, comments or concerns around any member care matters make sure to get in touch. So clear your calendars, get the kettle on and zoom on in!
Hello again, Another exciting announcement (two in one day!!!) CISLI will be holding a General Meeting on Thursday 8th April from 6pm-7.30pm. This meeting is open to ALL of our members and will be an opportunity for CISLI to share some updates on the work that has been going on. This meeting will also give you a chance to raise any issues, questions, concerns or ideas with the committee. As a BONUS TREAT there will be a CISLI Social (woohoo) after the meeting so make sure to stay on and not miss out on any of the fun! This will all be happening through the magic of Zoom, if you’re a member of CISLI, contact the committee for the details.
All spaces for our upcoming training on January 25th are now FULL! If you’ve got a place well lucky you we’ll see you there! If you have any questions or are no longer able to attend but can offer up a coveted space at the training please email email@example.com
Put the Saturday the 25th January 10am-4.30pm in your diary and pack those bags because we are heading west to The Galmont Hotel, Galway
This training is open to 2020 CISLI Members for €50 which includes the full day training, lunch AND dinner what a deal!!! That sounds like the perfect self gift to me
If you want to make a weekend of it there will be special rates on rooms available. €140 for a single and €145 for a double/twin both with B&B. Rooms can be booked directly with the hotel but make sure to book before January 10th to avail of this offer!
The fun doesn’t end there! Sunday 26th January we will be up bright and early for a CISLI General Meeting from 11.30am- 1pm also held in the Galmont Hotel, Galway.
CISLI has completed the Interpreter Fees Survey Report that was completed by members in August 2019. Please take the time to read this document, if you have any questions or comments on this report make sure to get in touch.
Interpreting with Deaf children: CISLI training, 2nd February 2019, Portlaoise (10-4pm)
Presenters: Audrey Conama, Senan Dunne, Liz McClafferty
Address: Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laoise
Price includes fee for training, tea / coffee, lunch provided, dinner provided. Book below and please also contact the training committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
The final few places have been made available.
The event may be sold-out before this page can be updated, however we will endeavour to update this form as soon as is possible. A request should not be seen as confirmation of a place. The Training Committee will make direct contact to confirm your place or to advise if your application arrived after the event had filed.
After a successful AGM, CISLI are very happy to announce that Darren Byrne has been voted the new Chairperson of CISLI (for a year)! He is joined by Romy O’Callaghan who will join the team as our new Acting Treasurer.
• We also have a CISLI representative on SLIS’ IRIS Sub-Committee – Lisa Dunne, ably assisted at times by Pauline McMahon.
Externally, things have also been very active. The Irish Sign Language Act 2017 was passed in December. CISLI are astounded and gratified to see the sheer amount work of the Irish Deaf Society, our partners, on this Bill. We can also proudly say that we were involved in much of the discussions leading up to the final version of the Bill, ensuring that registration was made compulsory for interpreters and pressing firmly for the right of Deaf users of remote interpreting services to decide when they wished to have a face-to-face interpreter instead. The passing of the Irish Sign Language Act 2017 has been an absolute watershed in campaigning for Deaf rights and provision of Irish Sign Language interpreting in Ireland.
We should remember the loss of one of our founding CISLI Steering Group members, and a seasoned and pioneering interpreter and trainer, Evelyn Conroy. Evelyn passed away in March 2018, and her loss is a huge one both to the interpreting profession, and personally to the many people in the Deaf and interpreting communities who knew her and worked with her. She will not be forgotten.
It’s been a very busy year for a very busy group of people in our Committee. I personally want to thank Frankie, Pauline, Imelda, Anthony, Amanda, Ciara, Wendy and Elaine for the fantastic support I have received as Chairperson from them over the last two years. I want to thank our outgoing Treasurer, Pauline McMahon for her hard work in getting the organisation’s finances and procedures kept running smoothly. We welcome new CDS graduates who received their results recently – we hope to have you as members, if you’re not already! We welcome also the many prospective professional Deaf interpreters who have joined as Associate members; CISLI will continue to work towards greater training and recognition for Deaf interpreters within CISLI and the interpreting field more generally.
Regards _____________ Cormac Leonard Chairperson Council of Sign Language Interpreters
Major CISLI developments and work carried out during 2017-2018