Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 21.11.2011

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SIGNATURE AWARDS UK.
Our own Catherine White was nominated and subsequently short-listed for the Communication Professional of the Year. The awards were held in London over the weekend.

Sadly, Catherine did not take the award but being short-listed was a major achievement for Tralee born Catherine.

In the awards programme, Signature said “Born in Ireland to Deaf parents, Catherine has worked as an interpreter for more than 20years. She works tirelessly, setting interpreting standards and raising awareness in many countries.

In Ireland, Catherine set up an award winning training course for Deaf people to become Deaf awareness trainers and was Chair of IASLI and Joint Editor of NEWSLI. She hosted the first interpreting Agency Standards Forum and has interpreted at the Deaflympics. Catherine’s warm and friendly approach has led her to rub shoulders with many celebrities and she even taught Sinead O’Connor sign language for her video ‘Am I not your girl’? ”

REMAINING SPORTING EVENTS WITH ITT.
We’ve been very fortunate to been invited to participate in sporting events with the Sports and Leisure Dept of the Tralee Inst. for Technology. These events are coming to a close shortly for this year.

This week we participate in Orienteering on the 23rd in Ballyseedy Woods. This will be followed by Indoor Rock Climbing in Dingle in December.

We would like to thank the ITT for including Deaf and hard of hearing in these events. A big thanks you also to our participants and to our staff for providing transport and supervision.

REMINDER OF OUR CHRISTMAS EVENTS.
A quick reminder that our Christmas lunch will be held in Stoker’s Lodge in Tralee on the 4th of Dec at 2pm.

Our monthly mass will be held beforehand at 1pm.

Don’t forget if you want to nominate someone for our Supporter of the Year Awards, please send us your nominations as soon as possible.

The categories we have are Deaf Supporters of the Year and Hearing Supporter of the Year. These awards are presented to individuals and organisations who have made a positive impact on the lives of Deaf and hard of hearing people. Winners will be announced at our Christmas party.

TRIP TO SANTA IN FOTA.
The annual fun filled trip to see Santa will be held on the 1st of December. The event is organised by Cork City Children’s Hospital and supported by Cork Deaf Assoc (CDA)

If you know of a deaf, hard of hearing child or a hearing child of Deaf parents that would love to see Santa, please send us their details. Numbers are limited and we need to inform the organisers as soon as possible.

CORK/KERRY DEAF ELDERLY CHRISTMAS LUNCH.
Catherine Landers of CDA is organising a Christmas lunch on the 6th of December in Malton Hotel in Killarney.

If you would like to attend, please let us know. Please inform us in advance if you require transport to the event.

WORLD DEAF FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.
We’d like to send our best wishes to the Irish Deaf Futsal team who have secured a place in the quarter finals in Sweden this week. Best of luck to the team.

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Terrace
Tralee

Text: 087 6334687
Fax: 066 7120386
Email: kdrc@eircom.net
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