DVTA Annual Luncheon Gala

Mansion at Cabrini College

Mansion at Cabrini College


You’re invited!

DVTA Annual Luncheon Gala – Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 12-3 PM

The Woodcrest Mansion at Cabrini College
610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087

The Mansion will once again provide a sophisticated Elizabethan Tudor backdrop for the DVTA Luncheon Gala. Join us for a unique networking event that will bolster your professional credibility. This time we intend to further facilitate interaction between members and guests. Wind your way through four chef-tended action stations, artfully created by the magic of Flavours by Sodexo:

*A Mexican Tapas Station with its Cochinita Pibil over white rice with pickled red onions and tortilla strips.
*A French Tapas Station with a delicious Salmon Niçoise Salad, spinach and Gruyere quiche.
*A Middle Eastern Action Station and its offering of humus pita with Israeli couscous salad.

All these enticing dishes you may wash down with your choice of wine or a variety of soft drinks, as well as tea and coffee.

In order to make this gourmet luncheon more affordable to our individual members, the following DVTA Corporate Members have graciously stepped forward for partial sponsorship: Accent Interpreting LLC; Cross Cultural Communications, the Hispanic Institute at La Salle University and Maga Voce Interpreter Education.












Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015         Time: 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM
Price: $40.00 (Tax & Gratuity included)

Questions?  Call Maria at 610-745-4919 or Carlota at (484) 437-2453

Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Girard College.

This past Monday, January 19th, Global Citizen Philadelphia held its annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Girard College. The focus of this year’s King Day of Service was the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Various community and business leaders and active volunteers coordinated events and activities centered on promoting volunteer service and civic engagement. The Honorable Judge Ida Chen, one of the many community leaders present at the event, organized an information session with interpreters regarding voting rights and Election Day procedures.

With help from City Commissioner Al Schmidt and his staff, Judge Chen provided the attendees with vital information on Election Day services and originals of all official documents used on Election Day. Each document was distributed and reviewed during the program.

The Delaware Valley Translators Association, along with members and representatives from the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania, National Bar Association, Women Lawyers Division, and Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania, were present at the session.

The session topics included:

• Registering to Vote

• Provisional Ballots

• Alternative Ballots

• Absentee Ballots

• Finding the Correct Polling Place

• Identification Requirements for First-Time Voters in Their Division

• Obtaining Interpreter Certification from Office of the City Commissioners.

Commissioner Schmidt spoke about the responsibilities of the Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners to ensure fair and honest elections and the importance of increasing accessibility and effective outreach to non-native English speakers.

The program concluded with a demonstration of the opening and closing of polls using an electronic voting machine provided by the City Commissioners.

The Office of the City Commissioners provides certification to interpreters who are eligible to work on Election Day. For more information on working as an interpreter in the upcoming Primary election, contact:

Tim Dowling Acting Supervisor of Elections



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