Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 17.12.12

SUPPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted nominations for our Supporter
Awards.

The following were acknowledged for their support of our service and our
clients during 2013. All the award recipients were presented with a framed
certificate, a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine.

STUDENTS AND STAFF OF THE ITT HEALTH AND LEISURE DEPARTMENT (2012).
For including Deaf and hard of hearing clients in a range of indoor and
outdoor sporting activities.  The commitment and dedication of ITT staff and
students ensured all our participants enjoyed each event. Everyone
appreciated their hospitality and friendliness.

Activities included surfing, adventure games, canoeing & kayaking, outdoor
high ropes, orienteering, indoor wall climbing and gym sessions.

SEAN CONLON (ITT).
For teaching and facilitating a group of Deaf and hard of hearing clients
from our service in a range of gym activities as part of the Health and
Leisure programme with the Tralee Institute of Technology.

His commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism was greatly appreciated by
all the participants.

CONOR KEANE (ITT).
For also teaching and facilitating a group of Deaf and hard of hearing
clients from our service in a range of gym activities as part of the Health
and Leisure programme with the Tralee Institute of Technology.

His commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism was also greatly appreciated
by all the participants.

CORK CITY HOSPITALS CHILDREN’S CLUB.
For including deaf and hard of hearing children and hearing children of Deaf
parents in trips to Eurodisney and Santa’s Kingdom in Fota House.

The children have enjoyed these events immensely. A huge thank you to
everyone involved over the years.

ANTHONY (ANTO) GRIFFIN (ITT).
For his hard work and commitment during a 13 week placement programme with
our service as part of his Social Care studies with the Tralee Institute of
Technology.

His ability to engage with our staff and clients was remarkable. He worked
in a very professional and courteous manner. His personality was liked by
all those who met him.

CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER IN DINGLE.
On Friday night, we had a Christmas get-together for our staff and CE
workers. The event was also open to a number of professionals that supported
us throughout 2013 and included a Kerry based DALS tutor, NCDP outreach
worker and freelance sign language interpreters.

We would like to thank the Skellig Hotel in Dingle for their wonderful
hospitality and amazing food. Everyone stayed in the hotel overnight and had
the luxury of the leisure and spa facilities too. It was a great way to
relax and unwind after a very busy and hectic year.  Our thanks to everyone
who made it on the night and a huge thank you for all your support
throughout 2013.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS MUNSTER GET-TOGETHER.
This week also sees sign language interpreters from Munster having a
Christmas get-together in Mallow including interpreters from Co. Kerry.

A big thank you to the interpreters who worked with our service and clients
in 2013. A special word of thanks to Suzanne Carey who commuted from Cork
and to April Drew who commuted from Limerick to ensure Deaf clients had
local interpreting access.

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS.
On behalf of our Board and staff, we would like to wish all our clients and
supporters a very Happy Christmas. Best wishes for a Happy and prosperous
New Year. We look forward to working with you all again when we re-open on
the 7th of Jan.

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

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

www.kerrydeaf.com
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Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399