Hello MAVI Members,

 It’s Elaine Fong here and I, along with my colleague, Sarah Klassen are the PR Directors for MAVLI. We are excited to announce the start of this year’s Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program has traditionally included AEIP students who have been paired with volunteer ASL-English interpreters for support and learning. Due to all your membership feedback, we agree that the Mentorship Program should be expanded to also include all MAVLI members, regardless of whether you are volunteering as a mentor for the particular year or not. We all have so much to learn from each other and the larger group perspectives of both non-Deaf and Deaf interpreters makes for a rich learning environment. This year, we would like to emphasize that all Mentorship events will include all members, mentors and mentees!!


Our kick-off event will be a Meet ‘n Greet held on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 at Joe Black Coffee Bar from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Please see the attached poster or view the ASL invitation for full information).


Come meet some new faces, say hello to colleagues you may not have seen in some time and spend some fun social time with colleagues you see frequently!


We hope to see you there!!


Elaine Fong & Sarah Klassen