NBDA Eastern Region meeting

This is to follow up with you and update you on the petition (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLO4ThrZc70MLHZf8qyntFO2FhsijitFGKuxg2gtVvo6S2EQ/viewform) and Special Election.  We will have a meeting on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 6:30pm EST.  Please spread the word to your members and nonmembers.  The zoom link info can be found here:
East Regional Rep and Special Election Chairperson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Eastern Region Leaders _ Chapter Reps, VPs, and Presidents (Members and Nonmembers) with Updates (Petition and Special Election)
Time: Jul 15, 2021 18:30 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

To get the zoom link, contact Usherla below or contact Feta via contact page at https://www.delawaredeaf.org/contact-us.

– Thanks to Usherla Deberry (deberryu at gmail dot com) for sharing the news.
Note: Delaware BDA chapter is either closed or inactive so it is not known how this impacts the eastern region meeting (i.e. voting).  Contact a member of DBDA for more details. 


red shape is a crab with a hammer on right side with lemons around it.  title says deaf crablious, hosted by 302 Club, contact 302-442-3967 for details.  Oct 9, 2021 12p, Bellevue State Park


Our first time, 302 CLUB, hosts “DEAF CRABLIOUS ”  and wants to come this event and fun there. This event place is at Bellevue State Park and nearby the I- 95. It has different activities places, good view and hiking.  


Crabs, Chicken Wings, Whiting Fish, Collard Greens, Green Beans, Mix Vegetables, Mac Cheese, Salads, Corn on Cobs, Spanish Rice, Mashed Potato, Baked Beans and Watermelons

Ice Tea, Lemonade, Sodas, and Water Bottles

More information and RSVP link at https://www.evite.com/event/02153MOTQ556TY5SEEPL4M5AQSAGWM/rsvp.


Note: DAD would like to remind you all about Federal/State Park Access card that we can get to save money to go into parks (either 1/2 off or free depending on type).  More details at https://store.usgs.gov/access-pass.

Asian Pacific Islander Deaf Youth Camp: Registration OPENS

Flyer description:  Background: blue sky with two different shades of blue mountain-shaped with thick navy blue frame  From top to bottom:  Asian Signers logo, BAADA logo, GWADA logo, MSADA logo, NamBi Foundation logo, SCADA logo 1st Asian Pacific Islander Deaf Youth Camp (larger capitalized bold cream font) (Macbook) laptop symbol  Deaf: July 12th- July 16th (regular bold white font) CODA: July 12th-30th (tentative selected dates) (regular bold white font) Deadline: July 9th (blue background in a rectangle box on the right middle with large bold dark yellow font) Registration: https://bit.ly/3h3JoX7 (regular bold white font) QR Code For inquiries, contact NAPIDC2020@gmail.com (regular bold cream font) Sorenson VRS Logo

API Deaf Organizations are hosting the first time Asian Pacific Islander (API) Deaf Youth Camp! The registration OPENS now until July 9th at 11:59 PM (Your time zone) (Deadline). 
Flyer description below
Youth: 2nd graders to 12th graders only (upcoming Fall 2021). 
Registration: Free
Virtual via zoom
July 12th to 16th for the Deaf Youth group 
July 12th to 30th (tentative selected dates) for the CODA group
  • July 12th and July 16th
  • July 14th, July 22nd
  • More Sessions coming soon
For further information, Registration and Liability Form: https://bit.ly/3h3JoX7
For inquires, please contact napidc2020@gmail.com.
Truly yours,
API Deaf Organizations
Asian Signers

Bay Area Asian Deaf Association (BAADA),

Greater Washington Asian Deaf Association (GWADA),

Metro South Asian Deaf Association (MSADA),

NamBi Foundation,

National Asian Pacific Islander Deaf Coalition (NAPIDC),

Southern California Asian Deaf Association (SCADA)

Delaware School for the Deaf’s ‘small but mighty’ senior class graduates

Delaware School for the Deaf’s Class of 2021 only has two graduates, but that doesn’t make it any less special, School Leader Daphne Werner said.

“We have a very small but mighty graduating class,” Werner said.

The two graduates, Roberto Cuenca-Maldonado and Aden Yenchik, received their diplomas in a small, personalized ceremony in the school’s auditorium Thursday, which was preceded by a video of various school staffers discussing their favorite memories of the two students.


Cuenca-Maldonado, the school’s valedictorian, said he was in disbelief that his graduation, a day he’s been looking forward to for years, finally arrived.

“I feel like all the weight is off my shoulders. I feel free. I’m ready to go,” Cuenca-Maldonado said.

Read the rest at https://www.newarkpostonline.com/news/delaware-school-for-the-deaf-s-small-but-mighty-senior-class-graduates/article_003d45a7-fb00-521d-aa4a-a1f72b3511fa.html.

Dental Deaf Health Talks (Tuesday, June 22, 2021)

Deaf Health Talks, provided in ASL, with Q&A. Happening Tuesday, June 22, 8 to 9 PM EST, on Facebook Live and Zoom. Healthy Smiles: A Discussion on Oral Health, with Joe Samona, DDS from University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio, Christopher Lehfeldt, DDS from Finger Lakes Community Health & Elmwood Dental Group in Rochester, and Michael Korleski from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Talk is moderated by Sarah J. Hein, MSN, FNP-BC, Michigan Deaf Health. On the right side, an image of a male with light skin wearing green hospital scrubs and a surgical mask beside a tooth and below it an image of two teeth side by side, one holding a toothbrush and the other holding a tube of toothpaste. Go to: Facebook.com/UMFamilyMed/live. Logos for hosts/sponsors including Partners in Deaf Health, University of Michigan Medical School Department of Family Medicine, and Michigan Deaf Health

The University of Michigan Family Medicine Department has partnered with Partners in Deaf Health and Michigan Deaf Health to host a Deaf Health Talk entitled “Healthy Smiles: A Discussion on Oral Health” on Tuesday, June 22th, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm EDT.  The event will be on Facebook Live. We are excited to have three presenters for the event: Joe Samona, Christopher Lehfeldt, and Michael Korleski. There will be a Q&A at the end of the hour moderated by Sarah Hein. 

We would love to encourage you to share this talk with your respective communities. Thanks again and please email us at deafhealthtalks@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. Also, check out our new website and Instagram page! Please feel free to let us know if you need more information. 

Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/15jgLAQtW 

*RSVP not required, but will help save the event in your calendar

Zoom Link (registration no longer required): https://umich.zoom.us/j/94863106526 


Delaware Association of the Deaf Meeting (Thursday, June 10, 2021, 7PM)

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jun 10, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

A few rules:

  1. Videos and sound/microphone off.   This helps all of us see speaker in big video easily and is more DeafBlind friendly. 
  2. Questions, wait until end of officers report or under new business to turn on video.
  3. No spam/junk.  Will be booted.
  4. Be respectful of other people.


Deaf Community Surf Day! (Rehoboth Beach, DE)

Details and Sign Up

Date: July 22nd, 2021
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm 
Where: Delaware Seashore State Park, Indian River Inlet, North-Side.  39183 Inlet Rd., Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
Special note:  This event is free, however there is a $10 parking fee.  Please arrive at least an hour early for parking (it is limited) and set-up.

All friends and family members of the participants are encouraged to come hang-out, socialize, and enjoy the fun of surfing.  Bring your favorite beach supplies and make a day of it!  Surf lessons for beginners are FREE, however participants MUST sign up prior to the event (register by clicking the button below).  Boards, surf instructors, and ASL interpreters are provided for this event. This is an all-inclusive event designed for all types of hearing loss.  If you don’t sign – no worries!  Please bring a towel, sunscreen, a rash-guard shirt if you prefer to wear one, hydration, and a snack.  Feel free to invite others to hang-out on the beach and cheer you on!  We look forward to connecting and spreading the stoke!  

You can contact Laurel through this website and number at the bottom of the page. 
You can also reach out to Jane, who is fluent in American Sign Language and has a videophone.  Her videophone number
​is 410-202-0208 and email rjane.hager@gmail.com. 

Registration and details at https://www.theoceanismyguru.com/deaf-surf-day.html.