Wednesday, April 16, 2014

iPad Pilot Program by ACDHH & AzTEDP

 

  iPad Pilot Project 

ACDHH/AzTEDP is conducting an iPad Pilot Program to better serve the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Speech Challenged, or Hard of Hearing AZ residents. 

Interested parties can E-mail info@acdhh.az.gov or call 602-542-3365 or 1-866-223-3412 to find out more.


VoS-GUAA General Meeting & Social April 19


Reminder: Deaf Self-Advocacy Training (DSAT) at PDCC April 26

Cinco de Mayo by Sign of Love May 2


5th Annual Disability Empowerment Center Health & Wellness Fair May 2 - 3


 
 
ASL interpreters and CART services will be provided at all presentations.
ASL interpreters will be available at the front desk for anyone who would like to be escorted around this health fair.
 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15th: Happy Tax Day!

 
 
 
 
 
 

AzAD 1st General Meeting Friday April 18

 
 
Arizona Association of the Deaf (AzAD) 
1st general meeting in Phoenix 
April 18, 2014 at 6:30pm
 

Meeting will be held at

Address: 100 N 15th Ave.  Suite 104
Phoenix AZ  85007
 
 
Light refreshments will be provided by
 

Come and see what AzAD has been working on. We also want to hear your concerns and inputs. Anyone is welcome to attend. 

Job Opening at Phoenix College Deadine to Apply by April 27

 Phoenix College ASL/Interpreter Preparation Job Opening

American Sign Language (Occupational) Short Term*

*Fall Semester Only (Not a Full Year or a 9-Month Job)
***August 18, 2014 to December 19, 2014***


 






DeafDirectory - A New Website!


Help Fill Out Survey by Deaf Community of Surprise


 Hello!

Deaf Community of Surprise (DCS) would like to set up more events in the Northwest Valley, but we need your feedback on what kind of events we should have.

It would help us tons if everyone came to this link and did the survey for us. Even though DCS is a community focused in the city of Surprise, we welcome anyone!

The link is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HTZ8YBW

Thank you!

-DCS Board of Directors

Z5 Presentation in Glendale April 25


Friday, April 11, 2014

Godspeed Phyllis Frelich!

 
Godspeed Phyllis Frelich!

You paved so many roads for us, Phyllis. A leading light of our community has been lost, and we mourn deeply. Our thoughts are with her family. (Deaf West Theatre)


For more information on Phyllis Frelich, go to the following links:

OC Movies Showing in Scottsdale & Surprise : April 13 - 17

SCOTTSDALE
 
 
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Tuesday April 15 at 2:00pm
Thursday April 17 at 5:00pm

UltraStar Scottsdale Pavilions
9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250



SURPRISE
 

GOD'S NOT DEAD
Sunday April 13 at 3:45pm
Wednesday April 16  at 6:30pm

Digiplex Surprise 14
13649 North Litchfield Road
Surprise, AZ 85374

Deanne Bray on Grey's Anatomy April 17

 



  
Deanne Bray will be appearing on ABC's Grey's Anatomy on Thursday April 17th episode. 
Tune in to watch her! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ASDB Board Meeting Notice & Agenda Thursday April 10

 

NOTICE OF A REGULAR PUBLIC MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF THE ARIZONA STATE SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND

Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in the HS/MS Multipurpose Room, at
 Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, 7654 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona.


ASDB Board Meeting Notice
 
ASDB Board Meeting Agenda for April 10, 2014

Northwest Deaf Senior Social Tuesday April 15

Northwest Deaf Senior Social
For 50+ years young
(Spouse younger than 50 is welcome!!)
 
Surprise Senior Center
Villanueva Recreation Center (Gym)
15660 N. Hollyhock Street
Surprise, AZ
 
 
  Tuesday, April 15, 2014
 
10 AM to 4 PM
 
*** Donation:  $1.00 per person ***
Bring one dollar bill please!
 
 
Crazy 8 Game
 
Please RSVP to Grace Gallaway: wmgrace88@aol.com
Deadline Sunday, April 13th
 
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM 
 
Bring your own drinks
 
 Game and card games will be played from 10:30 AM to 3:45 PM
 
 
Raffle Tickets
 
Directions:
From Freeway Loop 101: Take off Bell Road & go west.
Left on N. Greasewood Street
Right on W. Rimrock Street
Left on N. Hollyhock Street
 
Driving on W Grand Avenue (Highway 60):
Go Northbound: Turn Right on Greenway
Go Southbound: Turn Left on Greenway
Then when you drive across the railroad tracks, turn left on W Santa Fe Drive
Right on N. Hollyhock Street
 
From Freeway 303 to South
Left on El Miraga Rd
Left on N. Greasewood Street
Right on W. Rimrock Street
Left on N. Hollyhock Street
 
Next social:
May 20th
No social in June July & August

PDWO host Cinco de Mayo May 2


 

Phoenix Deaf Women Organization hosts

Cinco de Mayo on Friday, May 2nd from 5 to 10 pm

2 margaritas/2 bottle of water...
Appetizers
Dinner (served at 6 pm)
Mexican Train game (starts at 7 pm)

In Advance-15 dollars (Deadline by April 26th)
At door-20 dollars

at Phoenix Deaf Community Center (PDCC)
1545 West Osborn Road
Phoenix, AZ

Please contact Lesle Romak at pdwoaz@gmail.com for more information.
 
 

PDWP & DWU hosts Old West Style May 23

 
You will get to meet the DWU board members!!! ...
 This is an event that cannot be missed!!!
It is open to anyone! Even to guys!!!

YEEHAW!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ASDB Board Meeting Thursday April 10 & Meeting Minutes AND Video from Previous Meeting

 
ASDB Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday April 10, 2014.
 
Meeting Notice and Meeting Agenda has not been posted at this time. 
It should be posted sometime on Wednesday April 9. 
 
For those who are unable to attend the meeting this Thursday, you would be able to watch it LIVE!!   Click on link: http://new.livestream.com/ASDBboardmeetings
 
 
For previous ASDB Board Meeting Minutes, click below:
 
 
 
 
Also you NOW can watch the previous ASDB Board Meeting from March 20th. 

Reminder: Meet & Greet with ACDHH and DSAT Training in Kingman, AZ April 12 & 13



Video: ASL THAT! Cover Design Contest



Original YouTube Link:  http://youtu.be/ogEf0mO53d8
 

Fundraiser Event for Deaf Co-Ed Softball Team April 26



SAVE THE DATE!!!! APRIL 25 will be OUR FIRST CO-ED SOFTBALL FUNDRAISING!!!
Share with your friends and families!
 

If you can't attend ~ you can always donate to our team at www.gofundme.com/az-deaf-softball
 
 

PDWO Deaf Women Series #3 Workshop April 27


Monday, April 7, 2014

Deaf Day Out Event: Easter in the Park April 12


For more information, go to link below:

Reminder: Gallaudet University: Celebrating 150 Years April 8 TODAY



Gallaudet University - Celebrating 150 years

Web Streaming for Gallaudet University Charter Day Festival
On April 8, 2014, Gallaudet University will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a campus-wide Charter Day Festival.  The morning Opening Ceremony will be delayed-streamed from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and can be viewed via this link:
http://webcast.gallaudet.edu/?id=172

The opening of the Gallaudet University Museum exhibition Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond will be streamed live starting at 
1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  Click on this link to view the grand opening ceremony:http://webcast.gallaudet.edu/?id=173

For more information, a schedule of events, and a gallery of images on the sesquicentennial celebration see:http://www.gallaudet.edu/150.html

Deaf Senior Day at Maricopa County Fair Wednesday April 9

MARICOPA COUNTY FAIR
 
The first Maricopa County Fair was held in 1934 and each year thereafter until in 1954 a fire forced it to close. It reopened in 1975 and has been going strong ever since.
The Maricopa County Fair is a nonprofit organization. The mission of the Maricopa County Fair is "to provide an entertainment venue that will attract Maricopa County residents of all ages to participate in educational and competitive activities that promote life skills, with special emphasis on agriculture. This includes providing the youth of our community a public forum to showcase their talents in arts, science and other educational projects."
 
Seniors 55 and older may visit the fair for free Wednesday April 9, 2014 (does not include parking). No coupon necessary.
 
Location:
AZ Exposition & State Fairgrounds
1826 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007
 
Parking:
Operated by the
AZ Exposition & State Fair
now only $7 per vehicle!
 
Gates open:
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday
 
HOW ABOUT WE, DEAF SENIORS, GO THERE?    
LET US CALL DEAF SENIORS DAY!!! Huh?
Let say we go there at 10 am to keep us cool than in the afternoon.  You may go there anytime on that day.
 
Norbert Enos, Volunteer   
For more info, email Norbert at norbertenos27@gmail.com
 

Reminder: Defensive Driving Class with ASL Interpreter April 12

 
Got a Ticket Defensive Driving School will have ASL interpreters for defensive driving class on Saturday April 12, 2014. Time: 7:30am-12:30pm.
Location: Fairfield Inn 2520 N Central Ave (Central and Thomas), Phoenix, AZ 85004

If you have received a ticket in the Maricopa county area and would like to take a defensive driving class with American Sign Language interpreter, please contact Michelle Riedel with Traffic School Management Services, LLC to register for this class.

For more information on how to register and cost, Michelle can be reached at
602-431-0707 ext. 3302 or email her at michelle@tsms-llc.com
 

OC Movie Showing in Tucson April 9 & 13


ASL Interpreted Peformance of Peter Pan Sunday April 13


    Sunday April 13th performance will be interpreted for Deaf audience. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Video: Deaf and Hearing Network Episode 6


Original YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/z2-O5QinxWQ

Happening this weekend April 4-6


Friday April 4
Saturday April 5
Pride Event (Event will have interpreter)
Sunday April 6
Pride Event (Event will have interpreters)

OC Movies Showing in Scottsdale & Surprise : April 6 - 10

SCOTTSDALE

 
NOAH
Tuesday April 8 at 2:05pm
Thursday April 10 at 5:05pm

UltraStar Scottsdale Pavilions
9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250


SURPRISE

 
NOAH
Sunday April 6 at 1:21pm
Wednesday April 9  at 7:21pm

Digiplex Surprise 14
13649 North Litchfield Road
Surprise, AZ 85374

ADSCC 4th Annual Oktoberfest Event - SAVE THE DATE: October 4, 2014


Video: Deaf and Hearing Network : Bloopers episode


 
Original YouTube Link:  http://youtu.be/GUfutgn4_XE

URGENT MESSAGE Regarding SB1393: Requesting Your HELP IMMEDIATELY!




 **  This message is being sent by Lisa Furr, President, Arizona Association of the Deaf  (AzAD) and  David Bailey, Phoenix Day School for the Deaf, Parent and Staff Organization  **

SB1393 ALERT!!!! Yesterday morning (Tuesday April 2nd) the House Rules Committee met and approved the SB1393! Now this bill will go to the floor tomorrow morning (TODAY Thursday April 3rd) at 10 am. We need your help by sending email to all legislators of House, telling them to OPPOSE this bill!! See below for an example of email to send. 
 
Also if you can, Thursday morning April 3rd, starting at 7 am, start calling legislators and tell them to oppose this bill. We need to flood their circuits!

Click on this link to send emails to all of them!! Also you can call them as well!

http://www.azleg.gov/MemberRoster.asp?Body=H 

Please spread this news to everyone immediately!!!
 
Below is a letter that you can use. This was drafted by Sheri Farinha.



(Sample of Letter/email) (Copy and Paste in your email to legislators and add your name at bottom of email)
RE: OPPPOSE- SB 1393

Dear House Representative:

As a taxpayer, parent, and voting resident of Arizona, we strongly urge you to Oppose S.B. 1393!

This bill was introduced without the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind's approval. No stakeholders were involved throughout the process, and when we te...stified opposing the bill at the House of Education Committee hearing last March 17, 2014, some of you had requested Mr. Mike Williams, the president of Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB) to have a meeting with the community members to review the bill and offer amendments. To date, Mr. Williams never called for any such meeting. He has not make any effort in reaching out to the parents of ASDB nor the Deaf Community of Arizona community members.

This was not an honest process and should have been cited out of order especially since there are ethical questions surrounding Mike Williams involvement as a registered lobbyist introducing a bill acting as President of ASDB but without ASDB Board, parents, and community knowledge and approval.  
We wish for the existing law, which lists specific qualifications with expertise serving deaf and hard of hearing children to remain intact.

A superintendent overseeing a specialized population of a school for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and deafblind, must come with qualifications with the background and expertise needed in order to make sound educational and administrative decisions. This is more than just taking care of busses, cafeteria, landscaping and building maintenance, etc. A superintendent must care for all students, whether deaf, blind, multi – disabled, not just the one physical characteristic of vision or hearing loss. A qualified superintendent with the education and experience in specialized education must take preference over those with simple business management backgrounds.

Last but not least, It will triple the costs to this state if there is not a Superintendent with background knowledge and expertise to be able to directly communicate with the students, parents, and community using American Sign Language.

Please OPPOSE 1393

Sincerely,

 (Add your name)
 
 

Deaf Night Out April 11

   
Deaf Night Out
Friday April 11, 2014   6pm - 2am
Zipps Sports Grill Sport Bar
690 S. Mill Ave,  Tempe AZ  85281

Right into the heart of Mill Ave, Downtown Tempe.

 Let’s spread the word now, and then mingle over there! The more, the merrier!

For more info about this location, see links below:
http://www.zippssportsgrills.com/index.php/locations/tempe

DNO info:
www.deafnightout.com/phoenix
www.deafnightout.com
 
Event posted on DNO FaceBook page:

CODAZONA Workshop April 12


AzRID Call for Nominations Deadline April 25

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Arizona Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is seeking nominations for our annual election.
Please consider nominating someone for any of the following positions:

• President
• Secretary
• (2) Members at Large

Nominations should be submitted via nominations@arizonarid.org and will be accepted thru 7 pm Friday, April 25, 2014. The nominating committee will then contact the candidates and ascertain their willingness to serve. It would help if you ask the person you are nominating beforehand. If the person is willing, please also CC your potential nominee when you submit your nomination.

Ballots, nominees' bios, and voting procedure will be sent out by 7 pm Friday, May 2, 2014.

Qualifications

All candidates for the Board shall be voting members in good standing of the organization prior to election. To be a member in good standing you must be a paid member of the organization for nine (9) months prior to the election and not be involved in any disciplinary actions with the RID with regards to ethical behavior.

All Candidates for the Board shall also be members in good standing of the national RID, Inc. To be a member in good standing you must be a paid member of the national RID for nine (9) months prior to the election and not be involved in any disciplinary actions with the RID with regards to ethical behavior.

Descriptions

The Board shall perform any and all duties mandated and by the direction of the voting membership of the organization.

The Board shall meet at least quarterly to conduct business.

Each of the above Directors shall be a member of a minimum of one (1) standing committee and shall be a member of no more than three (3) standing committees.

The Board shall meet with the incoming new Board of Directors for the purpose of orientation the new Board of their responsibilities and duties.


President
  • Represents the corporation in all appropriate activities
  • Presides at meetings of the members and/or directors
  • Appoints committees
  • Has the authority to co-sign checks with the treasurer or any other person
  • Provides at least quarterly reports to the membership concerning business and Board of
  • Directors activities and financial status of the corporation
Secretary
  • Keeps complete and accurate record of the proceedings of the Board of Directors
  • Supervises the keeping of all corporation records
  • Has the authority to co-sign checks with the president or any other person designated through action of the Board of Directors.
  • Track meetings of RID committees. Track deafness/interpreting related events.

Members at Large
  • The Members at Large shall consist of three (3) representatives from the general membership.
  • The Members at Large shall act as liaisons to the Board from the membership, working directly with the membership assisting with the coordination of activities and communication within the organization.
  • The Members at Large shall serve as resource persons to the membership.
  • The Members at Large shall perform other duties of the office as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Arizona RID Business Meeting to be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11:30am.

Thank you,

Shari Burda
Nominating Committee Chair
nominations@arizonarid.org

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

AzAD 1st General Meeting April 18


 
SAVE THE DATE!!!!!
Arizona Association of the Deaf (AzAD) will have its first general meeting in Phoenix on April 18, 2014 at 6:30pm.  Exact location is TBA.   

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Come and see what AzAD has been working on. We also want to hear your concerns and inputs. Anyone is welcome to attend. 

Stay tuned for more details to come your way soon!!!

Gallaudet University: Celebrating 150 Years April 8

 

Gallaudet University - Celebrating 150 years


Web Streaming for Gallaudet University Charter Day Festival
On April 8, 2014, Gallaudet University will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a campus-wide Charter Day Festival.  The morning Opening Ceremony will be delayed-streamed from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and can be viewed via this link:
http://webcast.gallaudet.edu/?id=172

The opening of the Gallaudet University Museum exhibition Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond will be streamed live starting at 
1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.  Click on this link to view the grand opening ceremony:http://webcast.gallaudet.edu/?id=173

For more information, a schedule of events, and a gallery of images on the sesquicentennial celebration see:http://www.gallaudet.edu/150.html

Nomination for 2014 NAD Awards


Nominate deserving people and organizations for the 2014 NAD Awards! Do you know someone who has done a lot for the deaf and hard of hearing community? Here's your chance to make sure those who have done so much get the recognition merited by their work. Each award has a different purpose, and you can recommend someone specific for each type of award that best fits their contribution. Nominate someone by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.


NOMINATIONS FOR NAD AWARDS -- DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2014
  • Accessibility Award

  • Andrew J. Foster Memorial Award

  • Golden Rose Award

  • Knights of the Flying Fingers (KFF) Awards

  • Randall McClelland Memorial Award

  • Robert M. Greenmun Memorial Award

  • Frederick C. Schreiber Distinguished Service Award

  • Senior Citizens Award

  • Spirit of the NAD Award

  • State Association Excellence Award

Click below for more on different awards and nomination form
http://new.nad.org/atlanta/2014-nad-awards-nomination-form

** Nomination Deadline **

Electronic submissions must be received by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.