Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 06.07.15

THANK  YOU  TO  RING  OF  KERRY  CHARITY CYCLE  &  VOLUNTEERS
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2015 for selecting our service as a minor beneficiary of this year’s cycle.  Our service will be awarded 2,000 euro around October of this year. We hope to invest this money in new computers for our staff and service users.

Our thanks also to Willie White, Suzanne Carey, Susan O’Callaghan and Krista Walker for volunteering with the cycle in Killarney at the weekend.

THANK  YOU  TO  BALLINCROSSIG  SCHOOL  FOR  DONATION
Sincere thanks to Ballincrossig National School for donating a 100-euro to
our service recently. One of their students is deaf and all the students are
learning sign language. Our thanks to Geraldine Broderick for teaching sign
language to the students. The school also has an SNA (Special Needs
Assistant) with sign language skills. It is great to see a small rural
school being so progressive and inclusive.

We would also like to thank the school for inviting our Manager Willie White
& Geraldine Broderick to meet their students, staff and Chair of the
School/Parents Association.

ETHIOPIA  DEAF  PROJECT  SUCCESSFUL  CYCLE.
The Ethiopia Deaf Project would like to thank all those who supported their
recent cycle in Ballinhassig in Cork.  The cycle was made up of two routes,
40km and 130km.

Our service would particularly like to thank the cyclists from Co. Kerry who
cycled on the day.  A special word of thanks to Steve Walker who made the
trip from America to participate in the event.  Our thanks to Krista Walker
and Willie White for volunteering on the day with registrations,
interpreting, marshalling and food duties.

THANK  YOU  TO  LISTOWEL  STREET  COLLECTION
We would like to extend a big thank you to all the volunteers and to those
who donated to our Street Collection in Listowel last Friday 26th June.  All
money raised is very much appreciated and goes towards the overhead costs
here in our Centre in Tralee.

HAPPY  BIRTHDAY  TO  THE  CENTRE  FOR  DEAF  STUDIES  DUBLIN
We would like to extend a very Happy 15th Birthday to the Centre for Deaf
Studies which is based in Trinity College Dublin.  CDS offers a range of
courses including Deaf Studies, Irish Sign Language Teaching and Irish Sign
Language Interpreting studies. Best wishes to everyone in CDS from all of us
here in KDRC.

CAKE  SALE  &  BARBEQUE  FUN  DAY
The Irish Deaf Youth Association (IDYA) is holding a barbeque and cake sale
with games for all ages on Saturday 11th July at Deaf Village Ireland.  This
event is open to all ages. Entry is 5 euro per person and under 16’s going
free.  The barbeque and games will start at 3 pm and the cake sale at 8 pm.

This event is to fundraise for Michael and Fiona to attend the World
Federation of the Deaf Youth Section (WFDYS) in Istanbul Turkey in July
2015.

INTRODUCTION  OF  EIRCODE  FOR  IRISH  RESIDENCES  &  BUSINESSES
This summer Ireland will be introducing a postcode system called Eircode.
This is a unique code assigned to your business or house address. Every
business, house, flat, or apartment in urban or rural areas will receive
their own individual Eircode shortly.

The implementation of Eircode will be very simple, and it will not affect
your current postal service.  Each residence and business will be sent a
letter in summer 2015 informing them of the Eircode for their address and
how to use it.  You do not need to change your address; an Eircode is simply
added to the end of your address.

The use of your Eircode is not mandatory, however it is likely that
organisations will ask you for your Eircode especially those delivering
goods or services to your address, as it will make it much easier for
delivery of goods to your home by having a unique code to indicate precisely
where you live.

In the case of a medical emergency, an Eircode will allow emergency services
to reach you quickly.

If you would like more information about the use of Eircode for Irish
residences and businesses go to their website: https://www.eircode.ie/

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.

Charity Number CHY20854

Text     (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax      (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel       (+353) 66 712 0399

E-mail:       kdrc@eircom.net
Website:    www.kerrydeaf.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf

Can also be contacted via Facetime, Skype & Glide Video Messaging.