Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day

Do the long weekend thing. 
Do the picnic thing. 
Do the hot sun and cool breeze thing. 
Do the hammock thing. 
Do the afternoon nap thing. 
Do the party thing. 
Do the Memorial Day thing.

Happy Memorial Day 
Deaf Tucson News! 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Letter from the AZAD Board with Flyers

Hello Members and Friends,

We hope you have been keeping up with what is happening in our community through our AZAD Facebook, website, and Deaf Cactus News!  And also LEAD-K Arizona on Facebook.

Yes, the next big event in town is the NAD Conference on July 5-10.   Hope you have registered.  More volunteers are still needed.

AZAD will host three events-- July 4th Bash, Golf on Tuesday morning, July 5th, and Trip to Sedona on Sunday, the 10th.  See flyers below.
Important information here about the July 4th Bash.  If you want to add the July 4th Bash to your NAD registration package, the deadline is May 31st.  BUT if you contact AZAD Treasurer Leon directly, the deadline is June 20th.  You can pay either by check or Paypal.

Our dear Arizonan, Troy Kotsur and Jevon Whetter promise you a great show.  Not only that but also you will have a great opportunity to see different fireworks from the rooftop terrace.  You cannot miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with friends and family..and show off to visitors our great state of AZ!  Yummy appetizers and drinks (including wine and beer).  Free parking at Ability360.  If from the hotel, free transportation.

Other important dates to save:  September 10th for our general AZAD meeting and December 3rd for our 80th Anniversary Gala with a mystery guest!

Counting down... be seeing you next month.

The AZAD Board

Tuesday, May 3, 2016



Monday, April 25, 2016

Thank you Letter from Carol Newman

Dear Friends,

We celebrated our one year hosting this event at TDCC.  It was a successful year and everyone enjoyed themselves socializing, playing cards and eat delicious homemade dinners all year around. 

As a chairperson, I would like to express my gratitude to Delynn Saunders who initiated this event, did most of the grocery shopping, cooked and served dinners and cleaned up the club, Ralph Cardenas for open, close and cleaned up the Deaf Club staying there all day and did small things I asked him to do and he did it without any hesitation, Joy Saunders and David Fischer for helping in the kitchen and poker games and Virginia Wilson for hosting the 31 games.  Thank you to Mike Crago for publicizing our event and pictures on Deaf Tucson News!   

Thank you members of the Deaf Club for making this happen!  We could not do it without you.
Thank you all!


Carol Newman

 In Loving Memory of our friend, Tomma Lappin.  We miss you at the Deaf Club. 

                 Here are memorable pictures from the past year!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

May 4, 2016 - National Deaf Rally, State Capitol in Phoenix, Ariz.

Let's meet at the House Lawn 
of the Arizona State Capitol 
1700 W Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April 1 to April 3, 2016 - Shrek the Musical

Both ASL and English is performed. 
Only Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 7pm show is captioned!

Friday, March 18, 2016

March 24, 2016 - Interpreted Performance: "Of Mice and Men"

Emotional and stirring, John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men follows two friends – Lennie and George – as they drift from job to job across the fields and farms of central California during the hardship of 1920s America. In a time when dreams seemed a thing of the past, these two unlikely friends dared to believe in a better life. This timeless tale of friendship, loneliness, loyalty, sacrifice, and the human connections that are our bedrock for survival in desperate times is as vibrantly resonant and relevant now as ever before.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March 10, 2016 - Support Ben's Bells

  Fairfield County's Giving Day is THIS THURSDAY, March 10th!

Ben's Bells Project depends on your support for the Connecticut Studio and all of the kindness education programming happening in the community. Be sure to follow the Connecticut Facebook page for updates and mark your calendar to donate this Thursday!

“Kindness changes lives. It is a practice of basic human compassion and respect. So much of our world runs on individual gain. Kindness reminds us that we are all connected and can work together for the greater good."

Meg Jones
Advanced Volunteer, Ben’s Bells Project
New Milford, CT

“As a principal, I truly believe our Grade 3 field trip to Ben’s Bells in the fall helps our students begin the school year focused on being kind to others. We incorporate this experience into our daily instruction and also into our Kind Campus ambassador program where Grade 3 students become the ambassadors for our school.”

Danielle Legnard
Principal, Berry School
Bethel, CT

“Every day I am inspired by the people in our community who are committing to the intentional practice of kindness as a way of life. It gives me great hope for our future together!”

Jeannette Maré
Founder and Executive Director, Ben’s Bells Project
Tucson, AZ