• ATIF Year VI

    One week shy of ATIF’s fifth anniversary, the Board announced the appointment of an Interim Board to lead the Association in 2015.

    Giovanna Lester and Daniela Guanipa will take the helm of ATIF from January 1 through December 31, assisted by Maria Mallarino, Emmy Prieto, Dianna McCrary, Sylvia Korwek and Carmen Sáenz. You can learn more about our new Board by visiting our website (www.atifonline.org), under About/Board.

    The Interim Board was appointed to get ATIF ready for this year's elections, lead the organization back to its original Business Plan by aligning its growth, market reality and membership expectations, to receive the 56th ATA Annual Conference in style, among other things. The Interim Board has a one year term. Its members are veterans, former board members, as well as new individuals. The mix is intended to ensure continuity and insert new perspectives into our work.

    We believe in ATIF. We count on your vote of confidence and support of our Interim Board. ATIF’s commitment to its membership is reflected in the actions we take to ensure that the best interest of the members remains our main focus.

    ATIF Interim Board

  • Int’l Medical Interpreters Association & ATIF

    "It is great for Florida.

    I hope that the IMIA and ATIF can work side by side in a collaborative way so that each promote each other's work and IMIA can serve as a resource to ATIF members that specialize in medical interpreting just as ATIF can serve as a resource to IMIA Florida members that want to broaden their horizons. Our call will be for all our FL members to support and join the only state association ATIF and we hope that ATIF will encourage their medical interpreter members to join IMIA which is the only national trade association for medical interpreters."

    Izabel Arocha, IMIA President, February 2010

  • Florida Int’l University & ATIF

    "Be advised that Florida International University, through its T&I Program, recognizes, endorses, supports, and commends ATIF and its devoted volunteers for their continuing effort in assuring that our profession continues to have much-needed organizational representation."

    Eric Camayd-Freixas, FIU Modern Languages Department, December 2009

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Spring showcase focus on interpreting

Spring is time of renewal. Sharpen your interpreting skills with three great workshops in March:

Maye-MAR

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Are you ready for ATA#56? And First Tuesday??

Member announcements

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Thematic Third Thursday

Last Thursday was our traditional  T&I gathering in Broward.  It was a special evening as we celebrated our one-year anniversary at Bona Café in Wiltons Manors.  As usual, we enjoyed great food and conversation with colleagues.

We discussed several issues including:

  • Promoting our profession and getting more jobs through ATIF!
  • Making our gatherings more productive
  • Future articles/sections in our newsletter
  • Future workshops

After such a productive discussion, we wanted to put some of our ideas into practice.  To celebrate this one-year anniversary, the chair of the Broward Social Committee, Edith Oliva, will write an article about Third Thursdays to be published in our next issue of Speaking Out!, coming out in May.

Also, we will hold our first Thematic Third Thursday next month, on May 16.   We want to hold a discussion focused on one topic that is interesting for attendees. Possible topics are: English idioms, work-related anecdotes, ideas to improve productivity, running your own business.  Feel free to suggest ideas for our next gathering through Facebook or via email. We will let you know the ideas we received in our next announcement.  Stay tuned.

We look forward to seeing you at our next gathering and bringing our profession forward, together.

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ATIF 2012 Election on its way

All Active Members of ATIF should have received their ballots by now.  Voting runs from today through November 24, and this year we are also voting on amendments to our Bylaws.
If you are an Active Member of ATIF and did not receive your ballot via email, please contact the Nominations Committee or the Board.

The outgoing members of the Board of Directors are: Giovanna Lester, President; Olga Santiago, Vice President; Deborah Spector, Treasurer.  Our Secretary, Linda Dunlap is seeking the President position, and Director Gloria Nichols is seeking re-election. We have four new incoming Board members: Mayeluz Navarro (vice president), Emily Paul (treasurer), Soledad Vargas (secretary), and Silvia Guzman (director).

Candidates’ Statements and the text of the amendments to the Bylaws are available in the member’s only section of our website.

Do your part: VOTE!

ATIF End of September Events

Mark your calendar:
9/30 – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – ATA Certification Exam at FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, Room GL 139 (Green Library) – Registration with ATA required (http://atanet.org/).

9/30 – General Membership Meeting – 2-4 p.m. FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, Room GL-139 (Green Library).  ATIF Members Only.

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