Category Archive: Elections

  1. Elections are underway

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    ATI Board Members_2016


    Dear ATI Members:

    Please find below the outline of ATI’s upcoming elections.

    ATI encourages its members to consider becoming active participants of our board.

    For more information on each role, please refer to the ‘Role Expectations’ posted on ATI’s website.

    * October 01November 4: Open elections. Accepting letters of intent.

    * November 4:  Closing of submissions.  Last day to submit letters of intent.

    *November 7-14: Review of candidates by the board. Selection of candidates that will appear on the ballot.

    * November 16: Announcement of candidates.

    *November 16-23: Voting. A link will be sent via email to ATI members elegible to vote.

    *Week of November 28: Announcement of 2017 ATI Board



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    Flavia Lima and Grace St. John Carver were elected secretary and member at large, respectively, during this year’s ATI elections. 

    Arizona Translators and Interpreters must recognized the outstanding contributions of our outgoing members, secretary Rosemary Dann,  and member at large, Ricardo Talavera. Thank you for all your support and committment to our organization and its members during the past two years.

    Both Flavia and Grace have served on the ATI Board and we are delighted to announce their return. We look forward to working with you again!

    The Board wants to acknowledge Marie B. de Amicis, for her willingness to serve as member at large.

  3. ATI Elections 2015 – Secretary and Member at Large

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    The 2015 ATI Election is underway. As in every year, ATI Elections are held in November. This year, the ATI Board has two positions opened as follows:

    • Secretary
      • The Secretary shall (a) keep the minutes of all meetings and proceedings of the Board of Directors, (b) see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law, (c) have charge of all the corporate books and records except for such financial books and records as are the responsibility of the Treasurer, and (d) in general perform all of the duties as, from time to time, may be assigned to him or her by the President or Board of Directors.
    • Member at Large (only one position open for Member at Large)
      • Members at large shall perform such duties as shall be assigned to them by the President or the Board of Directors. Members at large offer support to the ATI Board in the planning of events, dissemination of communication regarding ATI events, help with setting up for workshops and the annual conference, and shall attend the monthly ATI meetings, inasmuch as possible.


    You must be an ATI member in good standing in order to exercise your vote. You MUST be logged in to the website,  otherwise, the link (below) will redirect you so that you can renew your membership.

    To vote, click here:

    The new Board will be announced in early December. Thanks for your participation!

  4. ATI 2014 Input & Feedback Request

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    Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014

    Hello and a belated Happy New Year to you all!

    We wish you a year of tremendous personal and professional success. ATI has recently voted in a new board and we are in the process of planning for the future of the organization. Soon we will be in a strategic planning weekend retreat in order to map out where we want this organization to go in the coming year. As a result, we thought who better to consult than our very own members for guidance on what you need from us as an organization whose principal goal is to help you grow professionally. Thus, we ask you to give us some feedback in order to help us to plan events (both workshops and conferences) that are not only of interest to you, but are worth your time and energy as well as being relevant to your professional growth. We also want you to help us find the proper path for this organization.

    We are clearly in a growth field and we want to be a resource for all elements of our constituency (translators and interpreters in ALL spoken languages as well those who do ASL). So, please take a moment to help us and send us your opinions on these matters. Your response to the survey by January 28 will enable us to better focus our efforts and provide you with rewarding opportunities for learning in your field of interest.


    We thank you in advance and please be assured that any time spent giving us your thoughts will be well worth the effort, as we will use your input to fashion a future ATI that will serve your needs and focus on making itself an organization of which you can be proud to be a member.



    Your ATI Board

    Jeff Gabbitas Francesca Samuel Millie Donaldson Grace St. John-Carver
    President Vice President Treasurer Secretary
    Holly Silvestri Monica Ferreira Ricardo Talavera Tram Bui
    Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large Member At-Large
      Betina Frisone
    Immediate Past President
  5. ATI Elections 2013 – Vice-President, Secretary, and Member At-Large

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    It’s that time of the year once again. We invite the members to consider running for the following board positions: Vice President, Secretary and Member at Large (2). For more information about requirements, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Gabbitas at

    Just a few simple steps:

    1. Prepare your letter of interest – stating the position you seek: vice president, secretary, or member at-large; what you have to offer: mention any special skills, experience, or resources; and what you aim to accomplish during your term if elected. Include a résumé that demonstrates your relevant experience – whether you have served on a board previously, volunteer work at any other organization, or past self- or outside employment that afford you an advantage over others seeking the same position.
    2. Submit these materials any time between now and December 6, 2013 via email to: All compliant submittals will be considered by the board.
    3. Electronic voting will take place as of December 9, 2013 closing on December 16, 2013. Every voting member (with currently-paid dues) will receive an email with a link to cast their votes. Winners will be announced by December 20, 2013 and take office immediately.

    *** If elected, make plans to attend a mandatory two-day board retreat the weekend of January 31,2014 in Sedona, AZ as we work on our strategic plan and plan out activities for 2014.