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NVRC Annual Meeting & Pancake Breakfast – Sat. – Dec. 3, 2016

November 17, 2016 in Community News

 

NVRC_pancake-breakfastSaturday – December 3, 2016
9:30 AM to Noon

NVRC’s Board & Staff would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 9:30 AM for a complimentary pancake breakfast. Come and enjoy some great food and fun company.

At 11:00, we will have our annual business meeting where members will vote in our new Board members and can hear about the changes happening at NVRC and the road for the future.

Please be sure to RSVP and then join us for a morning of pancakes, business fun and friends!

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NVRC – Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room
3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030

•••CANCELLED•••NVRC Speaker Series – Accessible Programs at National Gallery of Art

August 21, 2016 in Community Events

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

NEXT FREE Speaker Series Program

Saturday, September 10, 2016 10am - noon

Accessible Programs at the National Gallery of Art
With speaker – Lorena Baines, Manager of Accessible Programs

Saturday, September 10th  – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location:
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030

Lorena Baines, the National Gallery’s first Manager of Accessible Programs, will introduce the National Gallery of Art’s Accessible Programs, which include the monthly ASL at the NGA, Art for ASL Learners, and the use of assistive listening devices on all programs. She will also provide an overview of the Gallery’s collections and introduce a few personal favorite works of art as well as a preview of some exciting upcoming exhibitions.

NVRC events – Open captioning and on‐site sign language interpreting services will be provided for this event. Our meeting room is equipped with an audio loop system for people with hearing aids with T-coil (tele-coil). The NVRC meeting room is located on the first floor with a new accessible entry.

Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e‐mail to info@nvrc.org   (Please allow reasonable time to arrange for accommodations )

 

Read about other upcoming programs  . . . NVRC Speaker Series 2016

NVRC – INDOOR FLEA MARKET – SAT.- AUG. 20

August 18, 2016 in Community Events

NVRC Flea Market

INDOOR FLEA MARKET
SATURDAY- AUGUST 20 – FROM 9 A.M. – 2 P.M.

DOWNLOAD NVRC Flea Market Flyer

Signed and Captioned NVRC Indoor Flea Market Video Invite

(Rain or Shine – Air Conditioned Inside Event and Easy Parking)
(Doors will not open before 9:00A.M.)

WHERE:
Northern Virginia Resource Center for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (nvrc.org)
3951 Pender Drive Suite 130
Fairfax, Va. 22030

WHY:
Fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit NVRC services
and programs for deaf and hard of hearing people and
their families in Northern Virginia.

FOR MORE INFO:
Email: Info@nvrc.org
Voice: (703)-352-9055 Ext: 102 

Video Phone: (571)-350-8656
 Website: NVRC.org

REAL BARGAINS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!
Housewares, Clothing for all Ages, Toys, Games, Books, DVDs, CDs, Crafts, Jewelry, Decorations, Holiday items, Collectibles, Miscellaneous Treasures. Delicious Bake Sale Items. All sales cash or check, no credit cards accepted.

Please No Furniture or Electronics.

DONATIONS of QUALITY ITEMS NEEDED:
Accepting Your TAX DEDUCTIBLE Charitable Donations at NVRC at 3951 Pender Drive in Fairfax. Receipts provided.
Please drop off your items only during the following times: Wednesday August 17 from 10 – 6 p.m.

Thursday August 18 from 10 – 6 p.m.
Friday August 19 from 8 – Noon. Then Closed for Pricing.

NVRC will price all items. Donations will not be returned at end of sale. Please no electronics, furniture or large items. All donations must be clean and in good condition.

THANK YOU for supporting NVRC, a 501(c)(3) community based non-profit.

Register Now! for NVRC ASL classes

May 12, 2016 in Community News

 

Beginner ASL class

Beginner ASL is a 6-week introductory course to American Sign Language, the Community and the Culture. Students will learn fingerspelling, numbers, gestures, glossing and an introduction to ASL signs. (No textbook is required.)
Wednesdays June 1 – July 6 6:30pm – 8:30pm Cost – $150

REGISTER NOW

 

Conversational ASL class

Conversational ASL is a 6-week course focusing on fingerspelling, numbers, gestures, expressions and signs practiced through games, break out groups, role playing and songs.
Thursdays June 2 – July 7 6:30pm – 8:30pm Cost- $120

REGISTER NOW

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NVRC installs ADA automatic door for Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room entrance

April 14, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, Happy Hands

Thursday 4/14/2016

The installation of an automatic door for the Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room entrance has been completed today!

Thank you for the contributions of the NVRC community members, the Board, and Staff  so we could accomplish this needed goal for an accessible entrance. A special thanks should go to our outreach staff member Marla Dougherty for her persistence in researching and overcoming the hurdles to arrange for the door’s final installation. Yea!

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NVRC Announces RAFFLE – You Could Win Three Free Nights at Rehoboth Beach Delaware Condo

March 18, 2016 in NVRC Announcements

All raffle proceeds for Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.

NVRC  Rehoboth Beach Vacation RAFFLE:
Raffle Tickets to be sold & drawn during Celebrate Communication April 16, 2016

$5.00/ TICKET – 5 for $20.00

 Tickets SOLD ONLY at NVRC Office and at CELEBRATE COMMUNICATION
DRAWING WILL BE at 1:15 PM April 16th
You do not need to be present to win!

RAFFLE Includes 3 Nights at a Private Rehoboth Beach Delaware Condo
and 1 Large Gift Basket.

Description of Condo:

  • Spring Lake Condominiums – Sussex County, DErbeachCondo
  • 3.5 hours drive from Washington DC area
  • Located off of Coastal Hwy One between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.
  • 15 minute walk to ocean, 15 minute walk to downtown Rehoboth Beach ( 5 minute drive)

Rehoboth has many activities for all ages.  Restaurants, Boardwalk, Beach Walks, Bike and Scooter rentals, Kite Rentals, Outlet Malls, Art Galleries, Concerts, Visitor Center. Ferry service to Cape May New Jersey from Lewes.  45 minutes north of Ocean City

Cozy Ground floor end unit (no stairs).  Free and ample Parking.  Exterior Patio faces beautiful pond.

One Bedroom (King bed), Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room.  1 and ½ Baths with walk in shower.  Fully furnished Kitchen and laundry facilities.  Two TVs with cable.  Wifi available.  Swimming Pool use available in season.  Electric Outdoor Grill.  Beach Chairs, Towels and Sheets provided.

BEACH BASKET :rBattractions

  • Large Basket
  • One Bottle Red Wine, Two Wine glasses
  • Maps and Tourist Information for Rehoboth
  • Box Salt Water Taffy
  • Blue Candle
  • Aloe Vera After Sun Gel
  • Beach Towel
  • Body Cream
  • Notecards
  • Rehoboth Hat

 

CELEBRATE COMMUNICATION INFORMATION

NVRC 2015 Annual Letter

November 25, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, NVRC

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NVRC’s Annual Meeting & Pancake Breakfast • Dec. 5th

November 17, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, NVRC Announcements

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& Pancake Breakfast

December 5, 2015
9:30 AM to Noon

NVRC would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM for a complimentary pancake breakfast. Come and enjoy some great food and fun company.

At 11:00, we will have our annual business meeting where members will vote in our new Board members and can hear about the changes happening at NVRC and the road for the future.

Please be sure to RSVP and then join us for a morning of pancakes, business fun and friends!

NVRC – Reuben I. Altizer Meeting Room
3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030

 

ASL BINGO night this Fall at NVRC • NOV 14

November 1, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

Come to the next ASL BINGO nightBingo_Night

 November 14 – 6pm-8pm

At NVRC
3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030

All are welcome for a fun-filled evening of socializing, practicing ASL and playing BINGO.
Here is a chance to practice your ASL skills while having fun.
RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asl-bingo-tickets-19155297009
Hosted by Happy Hands Deaf Seniors
Each BINGO card .25 or one sheet of 6 cards $1.00

 

DOWNLOAD – Nov_ASL_BINGO flyer

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ASL BINGO night at NVRC !!! Nov. 14 • 6pm-8pm

October 1, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

 ASL BINGO night at NVRC !!!Bingo_Night

November 14 – 6pm-8pm

At NVRC
3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030

All are welcome for a fun-filled evening of socializing, practicing ASL and playing BINGO.
Here is a chance to practice your ASL skills while having fun.
Hosted by Happy Hands Deaf Seniors
Each BINGO card .25 or one sheet of 6 cards $1.00
DOWNLOAD – ASL_BINGO flyer

Lions for Veterans – Electronics Donation Box at NVRC

August 25, 2015 in Community News

 

 

 

Lions_InternationalThe Arlington Host Lions Club are raising funds to support organizations who help military veterans and their families. Please help them by donating your used consumer electronics. Mobile phones, laptop computers, Kindles and Book Readers, hand held game consoles, digital cameras and other electronics can be dropped off at NVRC. (small electronics only)

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

Office Location:
3951 Pender Drive,
Suite 130,
Fairfax, VA 22030

Your support will help raise needed income to assist our veterans programs as well as keep electronics from environmentally unsafe landfills. We thank you for your participation in this program to support our military veterans.

“Hearing Aids: Beware and Be Wise!”- Program – Sept 10th

August 13, 2015 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

 

 

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Time: 12:30—1:30 pm
Location: Lewinsville Senior Center
                  1609 Great Falls Street
                  McLean, VA 22101

For information: 703-442-9075

Thinking about getting hearing aids or know someone who is? Join Bonnie O’Leary from the Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC) who will present a program about hearing aids from the consumer/wearer’s perspective. Her presentation will include a discussion about the impact of hearing loss on communication, the hearing evaluation, the differences between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist, types and styles of hearing aids, and how they can be used with other assistive listening devices.

Bonnie is a late-deafened adult who has been wearing hearing aids for 20 years. She is a Certified Hearing Loss Support Specialist and Outreach Manager for NVRC.

NVRC is a grant-funded, non-profit organization whose mission is “to empower deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families through education, advocacy and community involvement.” Our programs are free and for information only; there are no sales involved.

DOWNLOAD – September_2015_HA_program Flyer

 

To Friends of NVRC –
Announcement from Board Chair Bill Boyd

July 22, 2015 in Community News, NVRC Announcements

 

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The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf
and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC)

Board Selects Interim Executive Director

July 22, 2015 –

Following the recent retirement of the NVRC’s beloved Executive Director Cheryl Heppner, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Interim Executive Director, Bob Loftur-Thun. Bob is a partner with Carol Loftur-Thun in Sustainability Nexus, LLC a professional organization providing interim executive leadership and consulting services for nonprofits. Carol will serve as a consultant to NVRC. The Interim Executive Director will provide leadership for NVRC operations as we conduct a national Executive Director search.

This Transition will provide NVRC the opportunity to engage in critical strategic planning for the future, and to further sharpen our vison and mission to provide improved community services in our region. During this transition we will also seek input from the community, stakeholders, funders and partners to review and enhance our service delivery. Both Bob and Carol will work with our NVRC Staff and Board to build a stronger organization prepared for future opportunities and challenges. You may contact Bob at execdirector@nvrc.org.

A Celebration of Cheryl Heppner and her exemplary career will be scheduled for midSeptember 2015. Further details will be announced soon. Well wishes may be sent to Cheryl at: info@nvrc.org. *Please write “Cheryl Heppner” in the subject line.

Visit our website nvrc.org and also sign up for NVRC E-News to stay in touch for the upcoming announcements and opportunities that we will share during this important time of change. Thank you for your continued interest and support for our mission to serve people with hearing loss and people who are deaf.


 

 

STARTING SOON-Summer ASL Classes @NVRC

July 16, 2015 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

Beginner ASL (6 weeks) 

Beginner ASL is an introductory course to American Sign Language, the Community and the Culture. Students will learn fingerspelling, numbers, gestures, glossing and an introduction to ASL signs.

6-week Beginner ASL class – Wednesdays July 29-Sept. 2
DOWNLOAD Beginner ASL-July 2015 flyer


Conversational ASL (6 weeks)

Conversational ASL is a 6-week course focusing on fingerspelling, numbers, gestures, expressions and signs practiced through games, break out groups, role playing and songs.

6-week Conversational ASL class  – Thursdays July 30-Sept 3
DOWNLOAD – Conversational ASL- 2015 Flyer

No textbook is required

Classes will be held at : NVRC – 3951 Pender Drive,  Suite 130,  Fairfax, VA 22030

Learn More . . . Dates for ASL Classes

 

 

 

 

Cheryl Heppner, NVRC Executive Director Retires

July 1, 2015 in NVRC Announcements

 

 

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July 1, 2015

After nearly 25 years of exemplary service as the Executive Director of Northern Virginia Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, Cheryl Heppner has announced her retirement, effective July 10, 2015.

Cheryl took the helm of NVRC when it was a fledgling organization in 1991 and has successfully led it to become the premier organization in Northern Virginia, with national recognition, providing services to deaf and hard of hearing persons and families.

During Cheryl’s long tenure with NVRC, there were many presentations, rallies, protests and fund raising walks. She joined forces to advocate for TV & movie captions, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and emergency text to 911. She is known for her constant companions, her service dogs, Dana and Galaxy. Her accomplishments and legacy will continue to live on through the lives she has touched and friends she has made during her tenure.

She is greatly appreciated as a person, friend, and advocate. Cheryl’s work is recognized and appreciated by all in the deaf and hard of hearing community.

   More information will be shared as it becomes available.