Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 30.11.15

KODA  SIGNING  A  SONG  AT  KINDERGARTEN  CONCERT
As we are approaching Christmas, we had to share with you a clip of a young KODA (Kids of Deaf Adults) who surprised her Deaf parents by signing “Santa Was His Name O” & other songs at her Kindergarten concert.

The clip has been seen by over 8 million people and becomes very popular again at this time of the year. To view the clip, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQeygYqOn8g

CHRISTMAS  MASS  IN  SIGN  LANGUAGE
The National Chaplaincy for Deaf People (NCDP) Christmas Mass in Co. Kerry
will be held on Sunday, the 6th of December at 3pm.

It will be held in St. John’s Pastoral Centre in Tralee. For more
information, please contact John Patrick Doherty, NCDP Lay Chaplain.

CHRISTMAS  ANNUAL  LEAVE
We wanted to give everyone advance notice of our Christmas holidays this
year.

Our Centre will close up for Christmas annual leave on Tuesday the 22nd of
December at 5pm. We will reopen on Monday, the 4th of January at 10am.

ETHIOPIA  DEAF  PROJECT  2016  CALENDARS
2016 calendars with all proceeds going to the Ethiopia Deaf Project will be
on sale in our Centre in the coming fortnight. Calendars cost 3euro.

We will have approx 100 calendars for sale. If you would like to buy a
calendar or sell some on our behalf, please contact. We truly appreciate it
if you could continue to support this worthy project in the run up to
Christmas and into the New Year 2016.

IRISH  DEAF  SOCIETY (IDS) NATIONAL  COUNCIL  MEETINGS
The National Council is an umbrella group, comprising of local Deaf
organisations that work together to determine the primary concerns and
priorities affecting the Deaf Community. This in turn leads to policy
development and lobbying for equality and rights of Deaf people.

Due to work commitments, we have been unable to attend NC meetings. We are
happy to give our position to one of the Deaf representative groups in Co.
Kerry such as the Kerry Deaf Group or the Kerry Deaf Women’s Group. If you
are a member of either group, you can contact our Manager or Eddie Redmond
in the IDS for more information on how to become a member of the NC.

The 1st meeting of 2016 will be on the 6th of February and this will be held
at Deaf Village Ireland. The time is yet to be confirmed.  The 2nd meeting
of 2016 will be on the 3rd of September. The time and location will be
discussed at the February 2016 meeting.

For more information in sign language about membership (affiliation) of the
NC, go to https://www.irishdeafsociety.ie/about/affiliations/

EUDY- EUROPEAN UNION OF THE DEAF YOUTH
We would like to extend our best wishes to Micheál Kelliher and Nora Duggan,
both of whom are from Co. Kerry with their work with the EUDY.

As part of European Action Week, the EUDY wants everyone to work together
for better Deaf education in Europe. The EUDY is developing a survey and is
looking for your support.

For more information, go to
https://www.facebook.com/EUDYouth/?fref=nf or use the following hashtags
#eudyeaw15 if you are using the search function on Facebook or Twitter.

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
V92 Y409

https://www.gofundme.com/kerrydeaf

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national & international 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.