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Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122-2848
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CSCDHH Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. - 8:30am - 5:00pm; Wednesday - 11:00am - 7:30pm
1996 - Issue #9
Annual Meeting - Friday, September 27th
CSCDHH's Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, September 27th in Laurent Clerc Hall. Doors will open at 5:30pm with the meeting beginning at 6:30pm.
This year's Annual Meeting will include the celebration of twenty years of service for CSCDHH with panel members presenting their view of historical moments over the years. New Board members will be elected, along with voting on proposed bylaw changes.
Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, however, only current CSCDHH members are allowed to vote. Check your mailing label for your membership expiration date and membership type (those with NEWS are not eligible to vote).
For special interpreting needs, call CSCDHH by September 17th.
CSCDHH Volunteer Opportunities Available
Volunteers are needed for CSCDHH Bingo Nite on Saturday, October 5th. Responsibilities include explaining Bingo rules and procedures; announce Bingo numbers; sell Bingo cards and markers; verify winner's cards and handle prize money; cook and sell refreshments; shop for refreshment (must be Costco member); and other tasks.
If you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities listed, please leave CSCDHH reception desk and the Bingo Chairperson will contact you within a few days.
Closure of the Washington State Telecommunications Relay
AT&T has postponed the closure date for the Seattle office of the Washington Telecommunications Relay Center at least until sometime in November. In July, AT&T and the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services announced that the Seattle office would be closing on August 12, 1996, in accordance with an agreement reached with the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). AT&T was to continue providing relay service to Washington residents from other centers located nationwide.
The reasons stated for the closure were significantly increasing call volumes and state budgetary constraints. The AT&T Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service has assisted individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and speech disabled and who use TTYs to communicate with hearing people since 1993.
Upcoming CSCDHH Events
New Account Manager For Washington State Deaf, Deaf-Blind, And Hard Of Hearing Residents AT&T has announced the appointment of Mitchell Levy as the new Account Manager for Washington state.
As Account Manager, Levy's responsibilities will include providing valuable market insights that will allow AT&T Accessible Communications Services (ACS) to provide service offerings tailored to Washington Telecommunications Relay Service customers and priorities. He will also be responsible for contract compliance, project management, and the implementation of state plans.
As a graduate of the National Institute of the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Levy began his career with AT&T in 1992. In his position as Outreach Manager for Pennsylvania and Delaware Telecommunications Relay Service, he focused primarily on increasing awareness of the services offered by the AT&T's Telecommunication Relay Service. He provided a critical link between key organizations, Telecommunications Relay Service customers, and AT&T.
Mitchell Levy can be contacted at the AT&T Accessible Communications Service, 745 Route 202/206, Room 2A30, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 or (908) 231-3262 TTY; (908) 231-6073 V.
Anybody and Nobody by Branden Huxtable
Letter From The Director by Rob Roth will be returning in October. Rob Roth is on vacation this month. He looks forward to seeing everyone at the Annual Meeting! Coming This Fall: The Big Help
"Literacy: Share the Word" Video Teleconference
Calendar Of Community Events
Friday, September 6th
The Seattle Deaf Bowling League begins its bowling season with a meeting at 7:30pm and bowling at 9:15pm at Leilani Lanes (10201 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle). Anyone who knows sign language is welcome to join.
Saturday, September 7th
Silent Games Night returns to Auburn High School from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Silent Games Night gives learners of American Sign Language an opportunity to interact with deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing adults.
Entry fee is $5 for hearing people; deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing people willing to interact with ASL learners so they can improve their skills can attend for free.
For more information, call CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996. Saturday,
The 4th Annual Puget Sound Deaf Traveling Bowling League will begin the 1996 - 1997 season at Kenmore 50 Lanes (7638 NE Bothell Way, Bothell) from 12 Noon to 6:00pm. Everyone interested needs to be at the Kenmore 50 Lanes at 10:00am. For more information, call (206) 486-5555.
September 19th - December 12th
ADWAS' Positive Deaf Parenting Program presents a twelve-session Parent Education Support Group at no charge. Contact Linda Goldman at (206) 726-0093 TTY; Vicki Moseley at (206) 784-7426 TTY or enclosed flyer for more information. September 20th - 21st
The Northwest 1st Annual Men's and Women's Open Volleyball Tournament will be held at Auburn Riverside High School (501 Oravetz Rd, Auburn). The tournament is opened to both hearing and Deaf participants, however, it is preferred that hearing participants know and use ASL for the duration of the tournament. Saturday will include awards and entertainment party. Fan admission fee is $5.
Registration: Team fee - $50 plus player fee - $5. Registration deadline is September 7th, though registration will be accepted up to September 14th for an additional $10. For more information, contact Gary Holte at (206) 439-0857 or write 4510 S 154th St. #J101, Tukwila, WA 98188.
September 20th - November 2nd
Seattle Children's Theatre presents the world premiere of The Taste of Sunrise: Tuc's Story, written by Susan Zeder. Set in rural Illinois in the 1920's, The Taste of Sunrise is a poetic and compelling story of a young boy whose life is changed irrevocably when he loses his hearing through a childhood illness. In a world without sound, he communicates through a language of the land and the heart. Zeder weaves a masterful bilingual tale, incorporating American Sign Language and English, in this production featuring Deaf and hearing actors. Recommended for young people age 10 and older.
Tickets are $11.50 for children, students, and seniors; $17.50 for adults (group rates available). Performances are at 7:00pm on Fridays; 2:00pm and 5:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, contact the Ticket Box Office at (206) 441-3322 V/TTY.
Saturday, September 21st
CSCDHH presents the return of Silent Games Night beginning at 7:00pm in Laurent Clerc Hall. Silent Games Night was created to give learners of American Sign Language an opportunity to interact with deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing adults. Entry fee is $5 for hearing people; deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing people willing to interact and give ASL learners an opportunity to improve their skills can attend for free.
For more information, call CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996.
Sunday, September 22nd
The AIDS Project of the Deaf (APD) will be participating in the 10th Annual Northwest AIDS Walk to help raise money for AIDS care and prevention services throughout Washington. APD will receive a portion of the funds raised along with 38 other AIDS service organizations.
If you are interested in being on APD's team, call Donna Platt at (206) 324-4621 TTY by September 10th. Information will be sent to you on how to raise money by recruiting sponsors. Come support the AIDS Project of the Deaf and the Northwest AIDS Foundation.
September 24th - 28th
The Pacific Northwest Ballet presents Carmina Burana at the Seattle Center Opera House (301 Mercer Street, Seattle). Carmina Burana is very visual and involves no speaking. All shows are at 7:30pm with a matinee scheduled for September 28th at 2:00pm.
Call (206) 441-2426 for more information or to place your order.
Friday, September 27th
CSCDHH Annual Meeting will be held in Laurent Clerc Hall at CSCDHH. Doors open at 6:00pm, meeting begins at 6:30pm. More information on Page 1.
A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) presents an ASL interpreted performance of Cheap, an adaptation of Moliere's classic French farce, The Miser. Cheap is set in the 1930's in New York's Little Italy with Don Avariccio being the smoothest, stingiest man in Little Italy. When the conniving Papa eyes his own son's fiancee, and promises his daughter to a decrepit geezer just for financial gain, the bambini rebel. They, and everyone else who knows Avariccio, scheme and squabble to get the best of the miser - including his fortune.
The performance will be held at 8:00pm in ACT's new theatre at Kreielsheimer Place (700 Union, Seattle). For ticket information, call (206) 292-7665 TTY after 12 Noon. Assistive listening headsets are available. Future Events
Saturday, October 5th
CSCDHH presents Fall Bingo in Laurent Clerc Hall from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. See flyer for more details.
October 10th - 13th
The 8th International Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) Convention will be held in San Francisco, CA at the Hyatt on Fisherman's Wharf. The ALDA convention will include workshops, seminars, banquet, and Karaoke party.
Full and one-day registration available. For more information, contact ALDAcon '96, 1550 San Leandro Blvd. #111, San Leandro, CA 94577-4442.
October 11th - 12th
Gallaudet University Regional Center at Ohlone College is sponsoring Citizen Science for parents and teachers of deaf and hard of hearing children. A few topics range from promoting environmental stewardship in the classroom and community to marine science in the classroom.
Citizen Science will be held at the Water Resource Center in Vancouver, WA. For more information, contact Gallaudet University Regional Center at Ohlone College at (510) 659-6268 V/TTY.
October 25th - 27th
SHHH Regional Conference, titled Exploring Self Help Options With SHHH, will be held in Portland, OR. Participants will have the opportunity to see the latest developments in hearing aids, assistive listening devices, cochlear implants, and telecommunications as well as learn effective coping strategies they can put to work with family members, friends, co-workers and the community.
To obtain registration information, contact SHHH of Lane County, Inc., PO Box 22501, Eugene, OR 97402 or call (541) 689-7242 V/TTY. Weekend, November 1st - 3rd
Deaf Expo `96, the largest consumer trade show covering the deaf and hard of hearing market, will be held at Anaheim Convention Center. Deaf Night Live, Deaf World, and Musign: The Reunion, workshops, Deaf Art Exhibits, and the Post-Deaf Expo '96 Cruise to Baja, Mexico are just a few of the activities planned.
For more information, write Deaf Expo '96, 4717 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #210, North Hollywood, CA 91607-3944 or call (818) 760-3352 TTY Hotline; (818) 760-3391 Fax; or e-mail DEAF ExPO@aol.com. March 20th - 23rd
The National Center on Deafness at California State University, Northridge presents the 2nd Triennial Asian Deaf Conference `97, titled Let Us Break Down the Walls of Silence in Los Angeles, CA. Issues will include cultural enrichment and professional development as they relate to the Asian Deaf community.
For more information, write the Asian Deaf Conference '97, National Center on Deafness, CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330.
Job Opening At CSCDHH
CSCDHH has a position open for a full-service bookkeeper. Call (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for a job description and more details. Deadline: September 6, 1996
Get Well Cards Requested
Deaf Moose Theatre To Perform At Very Special Arts Washington Grand Opening
Very Special Arts Washington will be featuring work by Pacific Northwest artists with disabilities at its No Boundaries 96/97 Grand Opening. The Grand Opening will be held at the Seattle Center's Harrison Street Gallery on Saturday, October 19th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
The No Boundaries 96/97 Grand Opening, which will be ASL interpreted, will feature:
Theatre performance by the Deaf Moose Theatre including Howie Seago who has collaborated with Peter Sellers in Ajax and The Persians, received the Helen Hayes Award of Outstanding Actor, and toured Europe, Japan, and Russia, and appeared on television in Hunter, The Equalizer, and Star Trek: The Next Generation; Nat Wilson who has toured nationally and internationally for 12 years with the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) and The Little Theatre of the Deaf and was Director of the NTD's Deaf Audience Outreach program; and Robert Alan Barnett, who has appeared in productions with both the Seattle Children's Theatre and Oregon Shakespeare Festival in addition to being an accomplished fight coordinator and has staged sword fights for various productions throughout the Northwest and California.
Jazz, Pop, and R & B by former James Brown backup singer Florence Braxton-Raynor and Sisters in Song. This year, they will be joined by a youth chorus, comprised of former members of the Seattle Public Housing Youth Choir, which Ms. Braxton-Raynor directed.
The Harrison Street Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of the Center House and the performances will take place on the 2nd floor on the newly renovated Center House Stage.
No Boundaries 96/97 is a program of Very Special Arts Washington, a cultural and educational organization dedicated to providing arts opportunities by, for, and with persons of disabilities.
For further information, contact: No Boundaries 96/97, Very Special Arts Washington, 158 Thomas St., Suite 15, Seattle, WA 98109 or (206) 443-1843.
(Picture From Left : Howie Seago, Robert Alan Barnett, Billy Seago, Not Shown: Nat Wilson)
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