Member Survey!

Hello! As many of you have heard, the NAI National office approached the Sunny Southeast about the possibility of merging the national and regional conferences for 2020 as an experiment for future planning between regions and national in the future. This would primarily benefit regions that don’t have the infrastructure to run their own workshops so the members wouldn’t suffer from a lack of opportunity to participate in one. They wanted to try the experiment with the Sunny Southeast as we are one of the stronger regions and could theoretically support their efforts. In doing so they would provide us with the average amount of funds we’d have raised hosting our own workshop and auctions, so the financial benefit wouldn’t be lost. One concern that has been voiced is that we would not be able to have a Spring regional gathering that we traditionally have, and that value people find in a regional is different from a national one. In order to best decide how to serve our region, we are asking as many Sunny Southeast Members to fill out a very short survey telling us your preferences and restrictions when it comes to either or both conferences. Your input will be immediately used in our decision-making process, so please help us out by filling out and sharing it with as many regional members as you can. Thank you!

Link to Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetq4illm7-OcaXBLOm85rj-Va7EF9GbL6qwxDNoOJTT5yP6A/viewform

This is your region

NAI Sunny Southeast Region is a group of interpreters from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virgin Islands.

We believe that improving our interpretive skills will help us to reach our professional goals. The region selects a board that works hard to make sure that the NAI members have all they need for their professional organization at a regional level.

The biggest event of the year is our Annual Regional Workshop which is hosted at different locations every year. The 2019 conference will be held at Montgomery Bell State Park in Tennessee, April 2-5, 2019!

Other ways for interpreters to stay in touch and share experiences are the Sunny Southeast Facebook group and our blog.

We are always looking for people to get involved with NAI and help us improve this organization. If you would like to help us please contact us.

Do you have photos from the Regional Workshop? Please send them to the webmaster if you’re willing to share them on our website, and also feel free to share them in the Sunny Southeast Facebook group.

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