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Olesia's Place

A little madness is in the Spring

Is wholesome even for the King.

Emily Dickinson

2014 NEW YEAR’S BANQUET

NOTA members and visitors from Community and Court Interpreters of Ohio www.ccio.org braved treacherous roads to dine heartily at the NOTA’s New Year’s Banquet. Olesia’s Place in North Royalton served up plentiful fare from borscht to crème brûlée http://www.olesiasplace.com. Ever savored a deviled egg topped with caviar? Reinhold Federmann, NOTA Treasurer, hadn’t before either. Combine authentic delicacies from the Ukraine and Spanish/German/Turkish translators and interpreters = networking and lively conversation.

WORTH THE TRIP

A newbie to the field, Kent graduate student Gregory Henninger, took advantage of the event to pose questions to the seasoned crowd. Was he a bit tetched to drive clear from Kent across snowy highways? Ask him in a year once he put into practice the many recommendations he noted in-between the smoked salmon and stuffed cabbage rolls.  I claim semi-insanity for climbing into my Focus against risky road conditions to feast again with fellow linguists. Kudos to Vitaliy Plinto NOTA Program Chair who secured the reservation and nestled each chair with a gift box of chocolates from Latvia.  Diakuju, my friend.

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This is a final reminder to those of you who would be interested in attending the 2014 New Year’s Banquet, but have not registered yet for this event.

The banquet will be held on Saturday, January 25th, at 4:30 p.m. at Olesya’s Place, a classic Ukrainian style cuisine restaurant located in North Royalton, OH and will feature a family-style dinner that will include Red Borscht, Pierogie Sampler, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls and some other traditional Ukrainian delicacies. Please find the flier attached for detailed menu description.

The cost of the banquet is $35/person plus taxes and gratuities. To RSVP, please contact Vitaliy at vvp13ster@gmail.com or by telephone at (216) 773-8792 and state the total number of people in your group (including yourself) that will be attending the event. The RSVP deadline is Monday, January 20th, 8:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or need some additional information concerning menu choices, price or anything else, please contact Vitaliy. Thank you once again for your interest and we look forward to seeing many of you next Saturday at Olesya’s Place!

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Please find an updated program schedule for the CCIO Training Workshop on 01/25:

CCIO will be holding the following training on Saturday, January 25th

This is a tentative agenda:

9:00 a.m- Check-in. Breakfast

9:30 a.m-12:00 p.m (Lecture and group activities)

Immigration Law and the Role of Translation in the Immigration Process. Presenter: Olga Shostachuk, M.A., Russian Translation, TESL PhD Candidate in Translation Studies, Kent State University.

Forms of relief in immigration law and the role of translation in the immigration process

All the documents that are filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must be presented in English. Thus, the role translation plays is pivotal, and translating these documents requires an understanding of the process, as well as specific subject matter expertise. This session aims to provide an overview of the immigration proceedings, including interviews, court hearings, and appeals, to explain the removal process and forms of relief from removal, and to discuss document translation and transcription involved in the process.

There will be a presentation as well as small-group activities throughout this session.

12:00-1:00 p.m- Lunch on your own

(I would recommend bringing your own lunch and enjoying the hour networking with other interpreters. However, if you would rather go out to lunch here are some of the restaurants in the area that I enjoy:

1. Rincón Criollo- 6500 Detroit Ave. http://www.yelp.com/biz/rinc%C3%B3n-criollo-cleveland-2

(Great Puertorican food owned by our colleague Nydvia Ruiz)

2. There is a Vietamese restaurant down the street whose name escapes my mind…

3. Latitude 41- 5712 Detroit Ave. http://www.eatatlatitude41n.com/

4. Gypsy Bean- 6425 Detroit Ave. http://www.gypsybeans.com/

5. Happy Dog- 5801 Detroit Ave. http://www.happydogcleveland.com/

6. Big Egg- 5107 Detroit Ave. http://bigegg2009.com/HOME.html

1:00-3:30 p.m-(we will begin promptly)

Skill building workshop taught by Alvaro DeCola, Esq. Federally, CA & OH State Certified and Catherine Piña Arrieta.

This workshop will focus on consecutive and simultaneous exercises applying terminology commonly used during immigration hearings.

3:30-4:00 p.m- Q & A Session with Certified Interpreter Fermín Peña (the rest of the panel will be sent at a later date)

A more specific agenda will be distributed at a later time. Please bring a bilingual dictionary, a recorder and a headset as well as materials for note-taking. Feel free to bring a laptop, iPad, or tablet.

Location: Saigon Plaza 4500 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, Ohio

Price: FREE

Credit Hours: 4.5

R.S.V.P: Please send an e-mail to pinac@clevelandmunicipalcourt.org in order to be added to the attendance list

http://www.cccio.org

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This message is to remind you that NOTA will be hosting its traditional New Year’s Banquet on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at Olesia’s Place, a classic style Ukrainian cuisine restaurant located in North Royalton, OH.

If you would like to RSVP for this event, but haven’t had a chance to do so, it’s not too late. You may do so by sending an email to Vitaliy at vvp13ster@gmail.com and indicating the total number of guests in your group (including yourself) that will be attending the banquet. However, to ensure seating availability, you must RSVP by Monday, January 20th, 8:00 p.m. EST.

The 2014 New Year’s Banquet will feature special holiday style menu that will include some of the most exquisite delicacies as well as traditional meals from Ukrainian cuisine including Red Borscht (traditional Ukrainian soup with red beets, vegetables and sour cream), Pierogie Sampler (potatoes, mushrooms and sauerkraut, onions, sour cream), Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (stuffed rolls with beef, rice, spices, finished in oven and served with tomato sauce and mashed potato) and much more. Please find the flier attached for more detailed information. The cost of the banquet will be $35/person plus taxes and gratuities, and each guest will be issued a separate bill after the dinner.

If you have any questions or need additional information about the event, please contact Vitaliy at vvp13ster@gmail.com or (216) 773-8792. Thank you once again for your interest and we look forward to seeing you at Olesia’s Place on January 25th!

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We are writing to inform you of a change in the start time of our banquet on Saturday, January 25. The banquet will start at 4:30 p.m. instead of 4:00 p.m. to accommodate the attendees of the CCIO training workshop that will also be held earlier on that day and to allow workshop attendees more time to drive from the workshop location to Olesia’s Place.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this time change may cause, however, we do hope that you will still be able to join us for a fun and festive night of networking and delicious Ukrainian food. Thank you once again for your attention and we look forward to seeing you all on January 25 at Olesia’s Place!

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CCIO will be holding the following training on Saturday, January 25th
 
This is a tentative agenda:
 
9:00 a.m- Check-in.  Breakfast
 
9:30 a.m-12:00 p.m
 
Immigration Law and the Role of Translation in the Immigration Process. Presenter: Olga Shostachuk, M.A., Russian Translation, TESL PhD Candidate in Translation Studies, Kent State  University .
 
Forms of relief in immigration law and the role of translation in the immigration process
 
All the documents that are filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must be presented in English. Thus, the role translation plays is pivotal, and translating these documents requires an understanding of the process, as well as specific subject matter expertise. This session aims to provide an overview of the immigration proceedings, including interviews, court hearings, and appeals, to explain the removal process and forms of relief from removal, and to discuss document translation and transcription involved in the process. 
 
There will be a presentation as well as small-group activities throughout this session.
 
12:00-1:00 p.m- Lunch on your own
 
1:00-3:30 p.m- Skill building workshop taught by Alvaro DeCola, Esq. Federally, CA & OH State Certified and Catherine Piña Arrieta.
This workshop will focus on consecutive and simultaneous exercises applying terminology commonly used during immigration hearings.
 
3:30-4:00 p.m- Q & A Session with Certified Interpreter Fermín Peña (the rest of the panel will be sent at a later date)
 
A more specific agenda will be distributed at a later time.  Please bring a bilingual dictionary, a recorder and a headset as well as materials for note-taking.  Feel free to bring a laptop, iPad, or tablet. 
 
Location:  TBD   (However, it will be in the Cleveland  area)
 
Price:  FREE
 
Credit Hours:  5
 
R.S.V.P:  Please send an e-mail to Catherine Piña Arrieta at pinac@clevelandmunicipalcourt.org to be added to the attendance list

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Presenter: Karen McMillan Tkaczyk

Date: January 28

Time: 12 Noon U.S. Eastern Daylight

Duration: 60 minutes

CE Point(s): 1

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