Financial Scam Presentation (Oct. 21, 2021)

I am pleased to inform you that we will have a guest speaker present about FINANCIAL SCAM at our upcoming meeting next week on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 10:00-11:00 am. The meeting will take place at the new Millville Community Center at Evans Park (it is NOT the same place where we met the last time – it’s across the street). The address is 32517 Dukes Dr,, Millville, DE 19967.
 
Detective/Sgt. Morris from Financial Crimes will be making the presentation. Lt. Lewis Brigg and Lt. Little will be present as well. Some of you have already met Lt. Little who is a Coda, and he signs! 
 
Please share this information with your friends Please try to arrive early so we can begin at 10 am – we’ll be open at 9:45 am.  
 
Coffee and donuts will be served!
 
Allen, DDSC (Delaware Deaf Senior Citizens)
 

DAD Nominations Requested

 

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.

President:

Vice President:

Secretary :

Treasurer :

Board member:

Board member:

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!

Thank you,

Denis Munn, Chair, Dennise Scott & Joey DeLusant, Nomination Committee

 

Deaf Senior Event (Newark, DE)

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@verizon.net Many opportunities to choose from  Arts  Classes & Workshops  Clubs & Groups  Community News  Computer Lab  Daily Activities Calendar  Fitness Center  Gift Shoppe  Member Information (Will Discuss this further)  Games  Pool  Games  Transportation - Newark, Bear and Kirkwood  Day Trips, Travel  Wellness

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
 Arts
 Classes & Workshops
 Clubs & Groups
 Community News
 Computer Lab
 Daily Activities Calendar
 Fitness Center
 Gift Shoppe
 Member Information (Will Discuss this further)
 Games
 Pool
 Games
 Transportation – Newark, Bear and Kirkwood
 Day Trips, Travel
 Wellness

Deaf Senior Center Nov 2021 – original flyer (Requires Adobe PDF Reader)

 

Important Notice – Bylaws Suspension

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. 

 

Reminder: History Book Festival presents The Invention of Miracles by Katie Booth with Feta Fernsler, DAD President discussing the book (Sept. 23, 2021, 5pm)

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.

History Book Festival presents The Invention of Miracles by Katie Booth with Feta Fernsler from Delaware Association of the Deaf talking about the book on Thursday, Sept 23, 2021 at 5pm via Zoom. Register for the event at bit.ly/HBF-BOOTH or the link in post here.

 

New Visor Card rolled out (Sept. 14, 2021)

front side of new visor card titled 'I am Deaf or Hard of Hearing' along with some communication tips below it for the police and icons to indicate communication preferences. back side of visor card with various icons for common automobile issues including violations, help issues, type of ticket, etc.

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. **

 

Reminder: DAD Meeting update (September 9, 2021)

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.