Originally a separate entity founded as the Washington State Court Interpreters and Translators Society (WITS), the Division operated as an independent sister organization to NOTIS for 25 years. WITS merged into the NOTIS infrastructure in 2013, but maintains its court interpreter focus. For more information, please contact Linda Noble.
The Community Interpreter Division is dedicated to promoting professionalism and excellence in interpreting, in order to enhance the provision of health and social services to our region’s diverse communities. The group sponsors regular trainings and events around the region. For more information, please contact Cindy Roat.
The Finance Committee tracks NOTIS’s budget and financial accounts to ensure funds are used responsibly and in the best interests of the organization and its members. The Finance Committee is looking for an at-large member for the rest of 2016. For more information or to volunteer, please contact chair Julie Wilchins.
The Nominating Committee is charged with finding and evaluating potential board members for NOTIS’s annual elections. The Nominating Committee is looking for two at-large members to serve for the rest of 2016. For more information or to suggest a candidate, please contact committee chair Diana Noman.
NOTIS publishes The Northwest Linguist, featuring articles, events and other information of interest to translators and interpreters. Committee members collect, review and post contributions. Contact Kathryn German for further information on submissions.
Formerly the Outreach Committee, this committee focuses on promoting NOTIS’s online Directory as a source of local professional translators and interpreters, and keeping members informed of job opportunities advertised through NOTIS. The Directory Marketing Committee is looking for members for the rest of 2016. For more information or to volunteer, contact chair Shelley Fairweather-Vega.
The Social Media committee is a new group responsible for maintaining and monitoring NOTIS’s presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow us and join in on conversations! The current chair of the Social Media is Saori Sampa.
The Advocacy Committee supports NOTIS members in their efforts to advance their professional interests. The Committee tracks legislation that could affect translators and interpreters, keeps members informed, and offers opinions on professional issues to government agencies, trade organizations, and the business community. For more information, to join this committee, or to bring an issue to our attention, please contact committee chair Sofía García Beyaert.
The Program Committees organize events throughout the year: workshops, social events, and our annual meeting and holiday party. For more information, please contact the respective Committee Chairs.
Translation Workshops: Elise Kruidenier
Interpreting Workshops: Linda Noble
Webinars: Brooke Cochran
Social Events: Saori Sampa