Hello Members of D.A.D. Sept. 23, 2021
I, Denis Munn, have been selected as the chairperson of the nominating committee for Delaware Association of the Deaf.
Joey DeLusant and Dennise Scott are also on the nominating committee.
We are seeking nominations for the upcoming election which will be held either in October or November 2021. All positions listed below need to be filled. Those who are listed have expressed interest in serving again.
Board member :
|Feta Fernsler, President
Keith Robertson, VP
New Castle (2)
Kent County (1)
Sussex County (2)
Please let me know if you are interested in any position for officers or board member. Or you may nominate someone for any of the above positions.
Deadline Date for nomination is October 14th.
My email is denmu212 at gmail dot com.
Any questions you can VP me at this # 443-365-2640, Dennise’s 302-541-6175 or Joey’s 302-231-1320.
D.A.D. needs your help! Please consider running for one of officers/board positions. Deaf Delaware residents NEED YOU, too!
Denis Munn, Chair, Dennise Scott & Joey DeLusant, Nomination Committee
Deaf Ministry Grace Church is partnering with
Newark Senior Center for a new event
200 White Chapel Drive Newark DE 19713
November 17th and December 1st – Wednesday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Bingo 12:45 P.M. – 1:45 p.m. $.25 cent per card
RSVP $5.00 dollars for lunch
We will give it a try November and December! We can talk about
What selection we would like! Come on and join our first experience
At the Newark Senior Center.
We will have our own room!
Feel free to contact Karen Miller if you have any questions
watunya at verizon dot net
Many opportunities to choose from
Classes & Workshops
Clubs & Groups
Daily Activities Calendar
Member Information (Will Discuss this further)
Transportation – Newark, Bear and Kirkwood
Day Trips, Travel
Deaf Senior Center Nov 2021 – original flyer (Requires Adobe PDF Reader)
Registration can be found at https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/8155484.
Requesting our current Delaware Association of the Deaf Bylaws to be suspended due to covid and low recent turn out. The reason for this is to resolve our election obligations and Bylaws will be restored once elections end. This also applies to a motion made in June to have an in person election which we tried to do on September 9, 2021 but only 2 outside people (non-board members) came. The deadline to object is Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Contact delawaredeaf at gmail com or use the contact us link (at top of page in menu).
Once we resolve this emergency issue, we will schedule a zoom meeting for our election instead.
More information and registration at https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/8155484 or https://www.historybookfestival.org/author-events. It will be in ASL, closed captioning available discussing people around Alexander Graham Bell in a historical/factual perspective based on Katie’s 15 year research on the topic. Questions are welcome.
DOVER — It’s less wordy and communicates through more images.
Best of all, the redesigned visor communication card just might save a life.
A host of project partners attended a rollout ceremony in front of the Dover Police Department early Tuesday afternoon to extol the benefits of holding the card.
The automobile visor cards are designed to allow better communication between law enforcement officers and those who are deaf or hard of hearing during a vehicle stop.
Through an interpreter, Delaware Association of the Deaf President Feta Fernsler signed that, “I noticed that the old visor card used a lot of English.
“It was very wordy, so in the event of a traffic stop, law enforcement doesn’t really have time to sit and read a novel.
“Also, the driver may not be fully fluent in English, which is very common given that (American Sign Language) is their primary language.
“I wanted to make sure that the communication between law enforcement and deaf and hard of hearing drivers was as efficient and safe as possible.”
As to the redesign, Mr. Fernsler explained that, “We switched to the icons to represent what they would need to communicate most often to help reduce the stress level on both parts.
Read the rest of the article at (from Delaware State News) – https://baytobaynews.com/stories/updated-visor-card-facilitates-communication-between-delaware-police-and-deaf-or-hard-of-hearing,58454.
Pictures of the event can be found at https://www.delawaredeaf.org/about-us/pics/nggallery/dad-pics/visor-card-sept-14-2021.
News announcement prior to event – https://www.coastalpoint.com/news/state/new-communication-cards-designed-to-help-law-enforcement-deaf-hard-of-hearing/article_6a9ec894-14f1-11ec-b2bd-f3bc2af270d4.html.
** To request the new visor cards, contact Loretta Sarro at Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or file an application which is listed at https://labor.delaware.gov/divisions/dvr/dodhh. Deaf Outreach and DAD may have some in stock for use at events. **
Food update below….
DAD Biannual meeting and elections details finalized!
Date: September 9, 2021, 11p-4p
Where: American Legion Pavilion, 113 American Legion Rd, Lewes, DE 19958
What: Biannual meeting and elections for new officers. Any bylaw changes will be discussed then also provided we get changes NOW as bylaws state we must send out changes before the meeting. Activities will be provided and we encourage you to bring things to do too (i.e. bean bag toss).
Confirmed: food and drinks distributed (Feel free to bring appetizers or something. We plan on Capsulla’s subs and water.)
Covid notice: Please follow CDC or state Covid guidelines during the meeting. We will be meeting outside as meeting inside is not possible due to covid restrictions. That means masks if social distancing is not possible to respect everyone’s health. Covid vaccinations are strongly recommended to reduce complications.
More information and registration at https://delawarelibraries.libcal.com/event/8155484. It will be in ASL, closed captioning available discussing people around Alexander Graham Bell in a historical/factual perspective based on Katie’s 15 year research on the topic. Questions are welcome.
Keep an eye on Delaware Association of the Deaf, Deaf Outreach (Facebook link), Dover Police, Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (new applications will be posted soon), and other groups involved.