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Dear NOTA Members and Guests,

Happy New Year 2015! As we are starting off 2015, NOTA would like to cordially invite you as well as your family, friends and colleagues to attend the 2015 Holiday Banquet to celebrate the New Year with us!

This year our Holiday Banquet will take place on Saturday, February 14th at Emperor’s Palace, an authentic Cantonese cuisine restaurant located right in the heart of Cleveland at 2136 Rockwell Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114. The dinner will start around 5:30 p.m. (following the Pippin musical) and will feature some of the most exquisite selections from Dim Sum Chinese and Cantonese cuisine including but not limited to: Crab Rangoon, Roast Pork Hong Kong Style, Sichuan Chili Shrimp, Hong Kong Style Lobster, Peking Duck, Empress Pork Chop, Spicy Salt Baked Frog, Emperor’s Egg Tarts and much more. Please see the flier attached for more detailed information about the menu. Also, you may view the complete menu by visiting Emperor’s Palace website at http://www.emperorspalacecle.webs.com, if you would prefer to order other items (that are not listed on the flier) à la carte. 2015_NOTA_Holiday_Banquet_Flier

The prices for menu selections vary. The average cost of the complete dinner (that includes one appetizer, one soup, one entrée, one dessert and one beverage) is approximately $30.00/person. Each guest will receive a separate bill after the dinner, which will be payable directly to Emperor’s Palace and not to NOTA.

To RSVP, please email Vitaliy at vvp13ster@gmail.com and indicate the total number of guests in your group (including yourself) that will be attending the dinner. The deadline to RSVP for 2015 NOTA Holiday Banquet is Tuesday, February 10th, 2015, 10:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or need any additional information about the event, please contact NOTA Programs & Events Chair Vitaliy at (216) 773-8792 or at vvp13ster@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for your interest and we look forward to having you join us with your loved ones to celebrate the New Year and the Valentine’s Day!


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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 cyrillico@embarqmail.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.


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.


With an apology to Svetlana who appeared by mobile phone, check out our attempt to keep up with the latest.

NOTA selfie



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This is a friendly reminder that on Saturday, September 21st, NOTA will be hosting the Client Relations & Payment Practices Workshop, which will be followed by our traditional NOTA Annual Meeting & Dinner.

The Client Relations & Payment Practices Workshop will be presented by Ted Wozniak, a freelance German to English financial translator and a current member of the ATA Board of Directors. The workshop will examine sources for screening potential clients for creditworthiness and other characteristics, common “pitfalls” to look for in agency agreements and how to deal with client complaints. You will learn where to find information about potential clients, where to report on existing bad clients, clauses in agency and non-disclosure agreements requiring special attention and strategies for dealing with complaints after delivery. The workshop will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be held in the Medium Meeting Room at the Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library located at 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield, OH 44143.

The registration fees for the workshop are set as follows: $10 – for NOTA Members, $20 – for Non-Members, and Free for Students. To RSVP for the workshop, please send the corresponding payment to Reinhold Federmann at the following address: 3085 Brush Road, Richfield, OH 44286-9630. In addition to this, please send an email to Vitaliy Plinto at vvp13ster@gmail.com and indicate the total number of people in your group (including yourself) that will be attending the event and the membership status of each person in your group.

The Annual Dinner will be held at Valenti’s, an Italian restaurant located at 3365 Richmond Road, #130, Beachwood, OH 44122. The dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will feature some of the exquisite dishes from Italian cuisine including Merluzzo Livornese (a Cod prepared with smashed fresh tomato, red pepper, crushed garlic and extra virgin oil), Piccata Franchaise (Franchese Chicken Cutlet prepared with fresh lemon, capers, white wine, Romano cheese and fresh herbs with a butter cream sauce), Pork Milanese (pounded thin, breaded and pan fried, accompanied by fresh tomato, basil, arugula, balsamic reduction and extra virgin oil), Eggplant Parmesan (roasted eggplant layered with house-made Pomodoro sauce, finished with melted provolone and mozzarella), Cannolli (tube-shaped shells filled with a sweet creamy filling containing ricotta) and much more.

The cost of the dinner will be $25/person with a chicken or eggplant/vegetarian entrée) or $29/person with a fish or meat entrée, plus taxes and gratuities. Each guest will be issued a separate bill that must be paid directly to the restaurant. Please do not mail any checks for the dinner to NOTA. To RSVP for NOTA Annual Dinner, please send an email to Vitaliy at vvp13ster@gmail.com and indicate how many guests in your group (including yourself) will be attending the event. The RSVP deadline for the NOTA Annual Dinner is September 14th.

If you have any questions concerning the workshop or the dinner or need additional information, please contact Vitaliy Plinto, NOTA Programs & Events Chair, at vvp13ster@gmail.com or (216) 773-8792.

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Presenter: Suzanne Deliscar

Date: August 22, 2013

Time: 12 Noon U.S. Eastern Daylight

Duration: 60 minutes

CE Point(s): 1


How a court matter is handled from beginning to end illustrates the way in which legal systems can be parallel and yet extremely different at the same time. For legal translators, understanding the differences and similarities is critical.

Strengthen your translation skills by expanding your knowledge of the current legal systems in French-, English-, and Spanish-speaking countries. Attend this webinar for a comparative analysis of the main characteristics of all three and examine resources that can assist you in researching accurate terminology.


Click for registration and details.

http://www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar127_legal_systems.php. Register for the webinar now and a link to the recorded version will be sent to you after the event.


Visit:  http://www.atanet.org/webinars

Email:  webinars@atanet.org

Call:  +1-703-683-6100, ext 3001

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Here’s a chance to utilize your ATA membership and promote our profession. Please contact Stacy Oberting at staceyoberting@yahoo.com. She’s in search of a translator/interpreter to present at Career Day in Columbus 4/30/13.

Be sure to visit the ATA”s School Outreach Program http://www.atanet.org for guidelines and presentation materials. There you’ll find tips to speak from kindergartener tykes to high school seniors.

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NOTA celebrated a holiday banquet with a fascinating visit to The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland http://www.MOCAcleveland.org. Our docent, Darrell who herself is an artist, regaled the group with an in-depth history of this showplace and colorful commentary on the ever-changing installations. You see, no piece remains here forever. The building itself “streams its own context, enveloping the Museum in the everyday actions that surround and sustain it.”

Afterward we dined sumptuously at The Mad Greek in Cleveland Heights. Who could pass up exquisite delicacies as avgolemeno, spanakopita or pakoras? Thanks go out to Vitaliy Plinto who prepared fine swag for the taking.

Here are two snaps from a snowy day in the Heights. Inclement weather didn’t prevent this crew from a tranquil day at the museum. You can see Darrell, our docent who explains a local Cleveland artist’s work to Marie and Reinhold Federmann.

Here’s to the next event.MOCA exterior Darrell docent

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Translating Financial Statements from Around the
Spanish-Speaking World into English

Presenter: Marian S. Greenfield
Date: February 20, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon US EST
Duration: 60 minutes
CE Point(s): 1

This webinar will provide strategies for translating financial
statements and auditors’ opinions. A discussion of key terms
found in financial statements produced in several Spanish-
speaking countries will be included. (presented in English)

Attend this webinar to:

* Mirror imagery in financial statements
* Recognition and translation of boilerplate in auditors’
* Importance of finding parallel financial statements for
similar American (or British) companies
* GAAP vs. IAS
* Resources for terminology

ATA Member $35 | Non-Member $50

Click to REGISTER:

Can’t attend? Simply register for the webinar and a link will be
sent to you for the on-demand version after the event.
Visit: http://www.atanet.org/webinars
Email: webinars@atanet.org
Call: +1-703-683-6100, ext 3001

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