Friday, September 25, 2015

Hello NWWCD-

D.E.A.F coffee social gathering will  no longer be at Woods Coffee.  NWWCD has "seen" everyone's comments and it will go back to Starbucks 

1031 W Bakerview Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226. It is the same, every 1st Saturday of the month: 6 P.M.-10 P.M.

The next D.E.A.F Coffee Social gathering will be October 3rd, 2015.

Hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend.

Salish Sea Deaf School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Hello dear friends!
We are excited about our ribbon cutting and deaf awareness week celebration this coming Saturday, the 26th! We sincerely hope you all will be able to make this exciting and historic event for all of us, and pass on the news. We sincerely could not be where we are without your support! Thank you for all of your kind words, actions and interest. Your support means a lot to this school and to us founders, the Board and Staff at SSDS! Please come! The even begins at 1 PM, with the ribbon cutting and the Mayor of Anacortes reading a proclamation acknowledging Deaf Awareness Week soon afterwards. Together we contribute to our new school motto of "Achieving More"!
We hope to see you this Saturday!
Cathy Graffuis
Salish Sea Deaf School
715 Seafarers Way Suite #102
Anacortes, WA 98221

Dear Whatcom, Skagit, Island county Deaf community members,

I have established a meeting for Deaf community members ONLY to get together to discuss openly in positive way to express our concerns about Interpreter agency within our counties.  

My goal is for us the community to express our concerns for growth/improvement within the Interpreter agency. 

For example:  *hiring more qualified certified interpreters

                      *hire recent ITP grad and mentor them into becoming skillful interpreter

                      *Interpreter boundaries

                      *Have interpreters available on call for emergency, especially ER, Police etc.

The meeting will be held at:

 Where:  St. Luke's Educational Center
              3333 Squalicum Pkwy

Time:      6:00-8:00pm

When:      Wednesday September 30th 2015

Keep in mind this meeting is for Deaf people in the community only. No hearing allies/friends/families involved.  This allows for safe space and comfort to express concerns. 

If you have any questions, please contact me.  Let me know if you plan on attending.

Many thanks,

Ali Hamar

Thursday, July 30, 2015

End of Summer Barbecue!

The BBQ event will be located at the picnic shelter at Fairhaven Park (top of hill). The combo price is $5.00 for an adult (age 12+), $3.00 (age 5+) and free (age 0-4). (Hamburger, garden burger, hot dogs, salad, baked beans, chips, sodas, and cookies).

Bring your lawn chairs and towels. There's water spray park and the water balloons, you will need bathing suits for your kids and for yourself. Also, there's a playground. We will provide our outdoor activities (volleyball, soccer, football, Frisbees, and badminton with net). There is hiking trail nearby (Interurban Trail).

Also we will have 50/50 raffle drawings. The amount of money put in the 50/50 jar will be split to the winner of the drawing and to NWWCD. You can start with 1 dollar!

Come and join us for some Summer FUN!!!