For most of us, January 1 every year marks a fresh start… New Year’s resolutions, considering new business ventures or undertaking new hobbies, maybe even studying a new language.
This New Year is a particularly special—and unprecedented—one for the Colorado Association of Professional Interpreters (CAPI) and the Colorado Translators Association (CTA) as we embark on a new endeavor, together, launching the Colorado Interpreters & Translators Association (CITA).
On behalf of the Board of our new, expanded association, I am pleased to welcome our members who have merged in from the former CAPI. I would also like to announce that the Board has voted to welcome Michael Mudd and Rosabelle Rice to the expanded CITA Board as directors, effective Jan. 1, 2023. I am very excited to work with our entire leadership team and any interested volunteers as we look towards merging our websites and services directories. If you would like to be a part of this effort, please contact me by January 15, 2023.
Membership renewal is now underway, and you can go to our renewal page to pay your 2023 dues. If you are a former CAPI member, you will be receiving an email shortly about when your current dues will expire, or you can check by signing into the website and clicking this link. Throughout this coming year, we will convert all members to paying dues on a calendar year basis. This helps us with budgeting for the year, and having 2 main renewal campaigns: One in January, and one at mid-year, to catch anyone that may have forgotten to renew. If you are a member of both organizations, you have already received an email message about this, and we have adjusted your membership renewal date for 2023 to account for dues already paid to CAPI.
Lastly, I would like to invite everyone to attend our CITA Holiday Dinner on January 28, 2023. The details are available on our website calendar, and registration is now open. All members and guests are welcome, and we will be hosting a special guest, our new CO state representative from Glenwood Springs, Elizabeth Velasco, who herself is a Spanish interpreter!
As we move forward in this combined association, if you have any questions or suggestions for how we can better serve our members, please feel free to reach out to me or another Board member at any time.
Best wishes for a healthy, prosperous New Year!
Robert Sette, CT