POINTS OF BUSINESS
What happens at a NOTA board meeting? First the group noshes while each chair reports on current and past activities. Jill Sommer, Membership Chair, initiated a lively discussion about revamping the web page to streamline the registration process, automatically send renewals and present a more user-friendly site. Treasurer Reinhold Federmann reported a balance of $13,791.60 and dutifully filed Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service in order to maintain our non-profit status. Jill chimed in with news that PayPal will no longer charge us $1.00 transaction fee with our non-profit status. According to figures NOTA’s membership veers toward ninety members. Svetlana Ball encourages members to send her informative stories to hear for the next NOTA BENE at email@example.com.
Vitaliy Plinto, Program Chair, orchestrated the ATA exam and currently prepares for the upcoming workshop on ethics and confidentiality practices or interpreters and translators. ATA Certification exam will be held Saturday, May 17 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click on the link below for details.NOTA casts an eye to Columbus for the 2015 sitting. Svetlana Ball, NOTA Public Relations Chair and ATA Certified Translator EN>RU, offered to proctor next year.
Vitaliy updated us on the ethics and confidentiality practices workshop coming soon. Come and comment at a roundtable with Jill Sommer (translation), John P. Shaklee (court interpreting) and Natasha Curtis (medical interpreting). Location and date TBA.
UPCOMING INFORMAL EVENT
Meet up to view “Van Gogh Repetitions” on Sunday, April 20th at the Cleveland Museum of Art. We’ll meet at the main entrance at 1:00 p.m. www.clevelandart.org.
After sumptuous pizza and Vitaliy’s marshmallow goodies from Yeleseyevsky’s Deli in Mayfield Heights https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yeleseyevsky-Deli/115999701744849, NOTA’s board meets in May at Silvia D’Amico’s home. Thanks for taking fine minutes for us, Silvia.
AN ELLEN INSPIRATION
With an apology to Svetlana who appeared by mobile phone, check out our attempt to keep up with the latest.