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VAD – Mini Conference – September 10, 2016 – Doswell, VA

August 9, 2016 in Community Events

 

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Virginia Association for the Deaf
Mini Conference
September 10, 2016 – Doswell, VA

Doswell Community Center 16433 Washington Highway Doswell, Virginia 23047

Register before August 20

Download the PDF Registration Form

 

VAD Bylaws Workshop – June 18

June 9, 2016 in Community Events

 

VAD Bylaws Workshop
June 18, 2016 Saturday
10 am to 4 (Door opens after 9 am)
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC)
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130
Fairfax, VA 22030
Bylaws amendments shall be proposed at least 60 days prior to the annual membership meeting at the mini conference on September 10. The Bylaws Committee shall review and approve the proposed amendments before they mail or email to the members in good standing at least 30 days prior to the annual membership meeting. Then the proposed amendments shall be voted and amended by 2/3 vote of active members attending the membership meeting.

VAD Leadership Training Program-Richmond & Hampton Roads

July 21, 2015 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

VAD Leadership Training Program Hosted by Greater Richmond and Hampton Roads

DATE: Saturday, September 12, 2015
TIME: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
AT: Tidewater Community College Virginia Beach Campus
1700 College Crescent Virginia Beach, VA 23453
ROOM: TBA

Tentative Topics:

  •  Leadership (different leadership styles)
  •  Board of Directors (board duties and responsibilities)
  • Legislative Advocacy (local state/delegate speaker on state government and General Assembly)
  •  Legislation (how bills are formulated, voted, and passed/failed)
  •  Interpreting, Interpreters, and Access
  • Financial report preparation

Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided by Leadership Training Program Fund.
For more information, contact Sally Thompson ~ thompson0615@verizon.net (Email)

DOWNLOAD – VAD_Leadership_Flyer_2015

Register today for VAD 2015 Biennial Conference! June 25-27

May 7, 2015 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Interpreting & Transliterating

 

 

Register today for VAD’s 59th Biennial Conference at Roanoke, VA June 25-27, 2015!
The Conference will be held at Holiday Inn Valley View in Roanoke.

  • Read the attached Welcome Letter to know who worked hard to bring you this event!
  • Curious about the schedule? Read attached Tentative Program Agenda.
  • Order your ticket here! Combo Ticket Form
  • Need a place to stay? Hotel Reservation Form
  • Know some outstanding ASL performers? Invite them to VAD’s Got Talent Show! Attached flyer.

Have questions? Contact Theresa Farmer, farmerta@aol.com

DOWNLOAD – VAD Conference Welcome Letter

DOWNLOAD – VAD Final Program Agenda

DOWNLOAD – VAD Talent Flyer

Gary Viall, a Virginia Association for the Deaf member, sits down with Joel Barish – Video

April 30, 2015 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

Gary Viall, a Virginia Association for the Deaf member, sits down with Joel Barish and gives advices to other state associations to think out of the box about fundraising. VAD travels out of the state to numbers of DeafNation Expos and other events to sell their popular 10 Reasons for Learning Sign Language t-shirts. (captioned)

Watch interview 

VAD Legislative Committee Report

March 27, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Disability Law, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

Thanks to: Virginia Association of the Deaf and Arva Priola.

VAD Legislative Committee Report

March 25, 2015 

The VAD Board were in favor of three bills below as noted at the VAD Board meeting in Roanoke, Saturday, January 24, 2015.

  1. There was a group of deaf people led by Arva Priola of Fredericksburg last Monday, January 19, at the General Assembly Building on the Capitol Square in Richmond.  The purpose of the visit was to meet some delegates or their legislative aides (about 14) for support to the House Bill 1956that involves hospitals in the Commonwealth.  The bill requires the Board of Health to include in regulations that each licensed hospital (1) develops a process for identifying patients who are deaf or hard of hearing and (2) takes steps to ensure that patients who are deaf or hard of hearing are able to effectively communicate with health care providers involved in their care.  We discussed with Delegate Robert Orrock, Sr., the patron of the bill, and asked him to include the deaf or hard of hearing caregivers in the bill. We also met Delegate Jennifer McClellan urging her to support the bill.  Supporters involved were Arva Priola, Tom Dowling, Star Grieser, Sallie Mae Pauley, Kathy Mutter, Otis Hill, and Gary Viall.

Updated:  Passed in the House 99 – Yes, 0 – No on 2/6/15 .
Passed in the Senate 38 –Yes, 0– No on 2/16/15.
Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/23/15; final Governor’s action by midnight on 3/30/15.
Approved by Governor on 3/16/15; the new law will become effective on 7/1/15.

  1. The second one is HB 1679by patron Delegate Richard Bell for information on services for students identified as hearing or visually impaired on the school division website.  The bill requires each local school board to annually post on the school division website information describing the educational and other services available through the VSDB, VHHDD, VDBVI and inform parents of its availability.  Current law requires distribution of physical copies of such information.

 Updated :  Passed in the House 98 – Yes, 0 – No on 2/5/15.
Passed  in the Senate 38 – Yes, 0 – No on 2/16/15.
Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/23/15; final Governor’s action by midnight on 3/30/15.
Approved by Governor on 3/10/15; the new law will become effective on 7/1/15. 

The third one is HB 2156 by patron Delegate K. Rob Krupicka for health insurance coverage for hearing aids and related professional services.  The bill requires health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and corporations providing health care coverage subscription contracts to provide coverage for hearing aids and other services prescribed or provided by a licensed audiologist. Past efforts to require insurance companies to provide coverage for hearing aids have not been successful.

Updated:  Left in the House Committee and Labor – no further action.

VAD Leadership Training Program – Sat, March 14, 2015

February 26, 2015 in Community Events

 

VAD Leadership Training Program

Hosted by Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf

DATE: Saturday, March 14, 2015
TIME: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Northern Virginia Resource Center
3951 Pender Drive,
Suite 130 Fairfax, VA 22030

Tentative Topics:

  • Leadership (different leadership styles)
  • Board of Directors (board duties and responsibilities)
  • Legislative Advocacy (local state/delegate speaker on state government and General Assembly)
  • Legislation (how bills are formulated, voted, and passed/failed)
  • Interpreting (how to use)
  • Financial report preparation

Light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided by Leadership Training Program Fund.
For more information, contact Gary Viall ~ gviall7@gmail.com (Email)

DOWNLOAD – NVAD-VAD_Leadership_Training_Program FORM 

NVAD Holiday Dinner – Sat. Dec. 13, 2014

November 21, 2014 in Community Events

 

Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf (NVAD)

Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:30 PM
Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant 10824 Fairfax Blvd. (Lee Hwy) Fairfax, VA 22030
(Across from Breezeway Motel & near Paul VI Catholic High School)

Please RSVP by Thursday, December 11th to Laura Bray at guardez@gmail.com
(Please put subject line “NVAD” in email)
Dress Code: Nice Casual

$10.00 GIFT CARD EXCHANGE
Please contact Jeanne Lavelle for name of stores & restaurants (please no Electronic stores) to prevent duplicates.
VP: 571-350-8029 or Email: jalavelle17@gmail.com

For more information about NVAD, see on www.vad.org/nvad.html

DOWNLOAD – NVAD Holiday Dinner Flyer

New VLOGs about upcoming Legislative Training on Nov. 15 – VAD

October 14, 2014 in Community Events

 

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VAD Members, 

Jenny Witteborg made two VLOGs regarding the upcoming Legislative Training on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 from 8 AM-5 PM at VA Dept. for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Henrico, VA.

VLOG # 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpLFAnaOLeM

VLOG # 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeE5nKNzZ8s

Light breakfast and lunch is included with the registration fee. Registration form attached.

Registration deadline is November 1st. 

This event is co-sponsored by both Virginia Association of the Deaf and Gallaudet University
Regional Center – Southeast.
Questions? Contact Gary Viall, gviall@cox.net. Feel free to share this email with interested parties!

Download PDF Attachment

 

VAD Sponsored Legislative Training on Sat, Nov 15

October 2, 2014 in Community Events, Disability Law

 

 

Virginia Association of the Deaf and Gallaudet University Regional Center – Southeast is sponsoring a Legislative Training event on Saturday, November 15th.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided by VAD
* First come, first served up to 40 participants
* Participants will receive Certificate of Attendance NAD Legislative Training

Workshop will be held at:
VA Dept. for Aging and Rehabilitative Services 8004 Franklin Farms Drive Henrico, VA 23229

 

Register today or before November 1st to book one of the 40 available seats! 

See attachment for more information.

Download PDF Attachment

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Sent by Virginia Association of the Deaf, Inc.

 

Harriet Koch, VAD Deaf Mother of the Year

May 23, 2014 in Community News

Thanks to DHHSC ,  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Center, Inc.
Original Article

 

Harriet L. Koch was born deaf to deaf parents Chester and Etta Lach man of St. Louis, Missouri. Harriet attended Gallaudet Day School until she was 7 years old. Then her parents sent her to Missouri School for the Deaf in Fulton, where she graduated in 1963.

HARRIET L. KOCH

Harriet attended Gallaudet College in t 963 for a short time and met Richard L. Koch. In 1967, Richard and Harriet were married and lived in Maryland. Richard worked for the Washington Post as a union printer while Harriet worked as a keypuncher for NASA. When Richard got a new job as a printing teacher at VSDB, his alma mater, in the fall of t 968, the Kochs moved to Staunton. In 1970. she was hired as a printer for the newspaper, Staunton News Leader. In 1980, Harriet was name Employee ol the Month by the News Leader. She rerired in 2001 after 31 and a half years of service, at the same time Richard retired from teaching history at VSDB after 33 years of service. The Kochs have two children.

The Kochs’ son, James F. Kocti, worked as a forensic scientist for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for the state of Minnesota in St. Paul for 20 years. He is now tal<ing course in electrical studies as his new career.

Their daughter, Alisa Brooks, married Kevin H. Brooks in 1991 and gave the Kochs 2 granddaughters, Jordan, 19 and Courtney, 15. Kevin works at Ft. Defiance High School as a math teacher. Alisa worked in a bank for more than 22 year$, and just recently lelt to start a new career as co-owner of Nisa’s Cafe in Staunton. Harriet has been working full-time with her daughter and business partner, Nikki Sprouse. She enjoys helping them in the cafe, having fun and meeting tots of peaple daily.

Harriet also volunteers for several fund raising projects for the Virginia School for the Deaf Alumni Association (VSDAA) and the Deaf History museum. She serves as Treasurer for Blue Ridge Deaf Senior$ and has also been Treasurer of the Deaf History Museum since 2001. In 2009, Harriet received the Golden Hand Award from the National Association for the Deaf after being nominated by the Virginia Association of the Deaf for her service and volunteerism in the Deaf community.

In her spare time, Harriet enjoys sewing;Knitting, working for the Deaf History Museum from home, printing photos of sports, and helping preserve the rich history of VSDB.

Virginia Association of the Deaf Mini-Conference, May 17th

May 12, 2014 in Community Events

 

Virginia Association of the Deaf Mini-Conference

Main Chapel at V.S.D.B., Staunton, VA 8AM to 5PM 

 

vadlogoblue 2014 VAD Mini-Conference at VSDB in Staunton, VA, on May 17, 2014

Annual Membership Meeting, Exhibits, & Workshops

Schedule and Registration (PDF):
http://www.vad.org/VADConference2014/2014_VAD_Conference_Registration_Form.pdf

 

Virginia Association of the Deaf Conference in Fairfax: June 21-22

May 24, 2013 in Community Events, Community News

Virginia Association of the Deaf to hold 58th Biennial Conference
in Fairfax, Virginia, June 21-22, 2013

 The Virginia Association of the Deaf (VAD) will hold its 58th Biennial Conference at the Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax, Virginia, June 21-22, 2013.  The Conference theme is a rephrase of John F. Kennedy’s famous words, “Ask not what VAD can do for you – Ask what you can do for VAD.”  The Conference will include the annual membership meeting, exhibits, and workshops, and at least 150 people are expected to attend.  This event will enable state association members, friends, parents, and professionals to unite and help plan VAD’s course for the next several years.  The Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf (NVAD), one of VAD’s five Chapters, is the host Chapter of the Conference.

 

For more information:
Contact:  Gary Viall                                                            
Email address: gviall@cox.net
Videophone 571-766-0671

For links to conference information: http://www.vad.org/

 


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

VAD – 2013 CONFERENCE – June 21 & 22, 2013, Fairfax, VA

May 2, 2013 in Community Events, Community News

Virginia Association of the Deaf 2013 CONFERENCE – June 21 & 22, 2013

Mark your calendar for 2013 VAD Conference in Fairfax, VA.

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Download PDF forms

See other flyers, lunch box, conference schedule, community center and hotel on www.vad.org

 


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

 

NVAD 2013 VAD Conference fundraising

April 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

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catina

Saturday, May 4, 2013

6:00 PM

13015 Fair Lakes Shopping Ctr Fairfax, VA 22033

Uniquely different, Cantina D’Italia promises food enthusiasts a truly enjoyable dining experience. www.cantinaditalia.com

flagItalianitalyyellowYou will pay for your own meals and drinks plus tax and 18-20% gratuity
$10.00 will be collected for 2013 VAD Conference fundraising.

COME AND ENJOY!!!

Please RVSP: Donna Graff, missgraffie@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 1st.


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.