Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 12.11.12

WELCOME TO NEW CE WORKERS
We would like to say congratulations and a warm welcome to two new CE
workers who started with our service this month. They are Johnny Prendegast
and Rebecca O’Donoghue. Our thanks also to NEKD, FAS and the Dept of Social
Protection for their ongoing support of our service.

THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISERS.
Over the weekend, we had a number of fundraising activities.

MANOR WEST SHOPPING CENTRE- On Friday, we had a fundraiser where we sold pin
lapels in sign language with the message ‘I love you’. Our sincere thanks to
Manor West and to all the volunteers who supported us on the day.

These pins are also available for sale in our office at 2euro each. If you
would like to purchase one, please contact us.

CHURCH COLLECTIONS- We also had Church Collections in Brosna and
Knocknagoshel- again we would like to thank all those who volunteered and to
the Churches and their parishioners too.

UPCOMING CHURCH COLLECTIONS.
Next Saturday and Sunday, we will have Church Collections in Castleisland,
Cordal and Scartaglen. We would like to thank the Churches and volunteers in
advance.

We appreciate the support shown by everyone at these events. The money
raised will go towards funding essential services for Deaf and hard of
hearing in Co. Kerry.

CHRISTMAS CARDS ON SALE.
For the past number of weeks, Christina O’Donoghue, a Deaf tutor has worked
with Deaf clients to produce Christmas cards. Many of these cards have been
donated to our service to sell for fundraising purposes. We would like to
thank Christina and all the participants for this wonderful gesture.

If you would like to purchase any of these cards, they are sold in packs of
5. The will cost 1.50 for cards made of paper. 2.50 euro for cards made of
card stock. 3 euro for higher quality cards.

OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY.
Our annual Christmas party will take place on Sunday 9th of December in
Stokers Lodge in Tralee (near Tralee Train Station). The party will be held
from 2-6pm. It will cost 20euro per adult and 10 euro per child. Santa will
come for a short visit during the party and we will also have spot prizes.
If you would like to attend, please send us your details and payment by the
end of November.

CORK/KERRY DEAF ELDERLY CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES.
There will be a number of activities coming up for elderly Deaf people
living in Co. Kerry and Co. Cork. These activities will take place in Cork.

MASS & BINGO- On the 27th November Fr.Gerard from the National Chaplaincy
for Deaf People will say Mass at 12pm. Lunch will be provided at 1pm. This
will be following by Bingo and spot prizes at 2.30pm. The cost for
non-members for Bingo is 7euro.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH- This is being held on Tuesday 4th of Dec in the Castle
Hotel in Macroom. It will be held from 1-5pm. The cost is 27euro and will
include a 3-course lunch and mulled wine.

If you would like to attend, please contact us for venue and travel
information.

DEAFHOOD WORKSHOPS FOR 18-30 YEAR OLDS.
The Irish Deaf Youth Association (IDYA) in conjunction with Deafhood Ireland
are organising a Deafhood workshop for 18 to 30 years old. They will be held
on the 26th/27th of Jan and 23rd/24th of Feb. They will be given by John
Bosco Conama (PhD) and Lecturer in the Centre for Deaf Studies and Teresa
Lynch (currently pursuing her Masters in Deafhood in Bristol University) and
Lecturer in the Centre for Deaf Studies.

The workshop is to promote and understand why we are here, why we set
organisations and clubs led by Deaf people, why we fight for what we believe
in. It also aims to change negatives attitudes to positive ones and
understand the many reasons we are here to show the world who we are.

The workshop will comprise of presentation, dialogues and debating. Previous
participants in other workshops found it to be enjoyable and learnt a lot
about themselves. As this workshop caters to young people, the fee has been
reduced to 70euro. To register, email deafhoodireland@gmail.com
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net

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Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399