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Dear Readers I hope that your holiday celebrations were a success with renewed energy for the new year There are few things I d like to share with you on this page I am fortunate to have two people as proofreaders Irene Leigh and Genelle Timperlake Sanders to replace Tim Jaech Both Irene and Genelle have exemplary backgrounds in writing and proofreading Irene will be the heavyweight proofreader while I will use Genelle will provide a final review of the entire magazine before publication Irene who has her Ph D is well known in the deaf community through her published articles and books in varied areas in psychology deafness parenting and cochlear implants Irene has been associated with the psychology department at Gallaudet University and retired as the department chair after twenty years She is enjoying traveling and being Oma the German word for grandmother to her five grandchildren You will have the opportunity to meet Irene at the next DSA conference in Houston Genelle graduated with an Masters in Communication and now is going for her Ph D in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A M University Corpus Christi Meanwhile she is working toward her Interpreting Certification She has published a few articles on communication She currently works in marketing and publishing and as an adjunct professor teaching and Interpreting at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi and in the Communication department at Texas A M University Corpus Christi Currently Genelle enjoys fitness and spending time with her husband and an active 20 month old child There are minor corrections from the previous DSA New Horizons Fall 2016 magazine On the list of readers responding to Reflective Question 1 on page 31 Gerald Bummy Burstein s last name was misspelled as Bernstein Second correction Richard A Scofield was listed as having attended Gallaudet University He did not attend Gallaudet University Our apologies for confusing him with another person of with the same last name With the permission from the DSA board I requested a minor change in the Volume and Number This winter issue I want to simplify by starting with Volume 22 and Number 1 It is much easier for us all to keep track of the new Volume and Number beginning with a new year rather than mid Spring The New Horizons Winter 2017 includes many important forms for the DSA 2017 Houston Conference It will help helping you and your friends plan ahead for a fun conference Don Hahn the chairperson and his committee are working day and night to make this Conference a success Meanwhile this magazine has many interesting articles on individual achievements in our DSA community I hope you will enjoy reading them for the next three months Can you believe that the next issue New Horizons Spring 2017 will be after the 2017 DSA Conference at Houston The publication may be delayed a week longer to for the opportunity include pictures and additional tit tats from the Conference I wish you a wonderful new year and would like to end this with Tim Jaech s poem reflecting the past and future years Tim s Looking In My Rearview Mirror is on page 22 susan sien New Horizons editor Disclaimer We accept no responsibility for the content of any published article or advertisement in New Horizons The publishing of such articles does not constitute a recommendation of the products or services mentioned or advertised within those articles
Dear Readers  I hope that your holiday celebrations were a success with renewed energy for the new year. There are few thi...
Nuts and Bolts by Rarus Deaf Seniors of America OFFICERS PRESIDENT Nancy Rarus dsaprez verizon net VICE PRESIDENT Alfred Sonnestrahl To dream or not to I believe that most of you who are members of the DSA remember when we first saw Wizard of Oz It was the first best known movie shown in technicolor It was not until thousands of moons later that we saw it captioned For those of you who want to know exactly how long ago that was it was first shown in 1939 How many moons you may ask Knowing better I dare not try to count Never mind what the mathematicians of the world say I say that there is not always one right answer Why am I talking about such an event of yore Our dreams do we ever forget what we once upon a time dreamt Have we stopped dreaming I know many of us have not If you are one of those who have stopped dreaming I can only say I am sorry This brings me to why I even mentioned Wizard of Oz There is a song from that movie Over the Rainbow The last stanza goes like this alfredsonny gmail com SECRETARY My point of bringing up all this is there are so many things STILL not accessible to us libbypoll gmail com At a recent board meeting a member was complaining about the exorbitant fees he was paying for his cable service with taxes on top of it and still getting badly captioned programs The answer was and is Go on line to file a complaint at https consumer complaints fcc gov hc en us Elizabeth Pollard TREASURER Michael Lockhart Somewhere over the rainbow blue birds fly Birds fly over the rainbow Why then oh why can t I mrlockhart gmail com Local community centers offering a multitude of programs are not accessible to us even though we pay our town city state taxes Is there any one out there willing to dream of a way to rectify these situations BOARD MEMBERS Assisted living and nursing home centers do not know what to do with deaf patients We still have problems with hospitals despite major accomplishments made by the NAD regarding laws Renwick Dayton On another tack along these lines I have met many seniors who are afraid to do or try new things Take getting a Facebook account for one What can we the brave dreamers do to help them or even help ourselves Lance Fischer What are you WISHING FOR to make you feel complete Complete accessibility In which category Health Education Financial Planning Living Wills Funeral Planning Advance Directives Entertainment Technology Back to dreamers If Bob Weitbrecht had not dreamt we would not have had our TTYs Bob was no spring chicken at the time either ren_beth comcast net dsalance gmail com So let us dream to make our lives more complete and work to complete our dreams for ourselves and our friends who are coming to join us as senior citizens Raymond Kilthau raymond kilthau gmail com Page 4 Winter 2017 I hope to see you in Houston Check out DSA2017Houston org Enjoy our website s new look The new link is www deafseniors us The old link www deafseniorsofamerica org will still be in use for a year
Nuts and Bolts by Rarus Deaf Seniors of America  OFFICERS PRESIDENT  Nancy Rarus  dsaprez verizon.net  VICE PRESIDENT  Alf...
DSA Board Meeting Highlights September October November and December 2016 Compiled by DSA Secretary Elizabeth Libby Pollard September 26 2016 Video conference Meeting The checklist in the Board Handbook needs to be re viewed and we need to develop a table of contents Former DSA Secretary Nancy Kensicki created 14 note books of DSA s original papers Lance Fischer has all the notebooks Secretary Pollard will need to write a letter to the FCC about a nomination for service on the FCC s Disability Advisory Council October 17 2016 Video conference Meeting It was agreed that DSA will invite former Senator Tom Harkin as an Honorary Member We need to ask Senator Harkin if he would be available to attend the April 2017 DSA Conference in Houston November 7 2016 Video conference Meeting The total cost of printing and mailing of 1 530 copies of the Fall 2016 issue of New Hori zons was 2 972 00 It was agreed that DSA should set up a sub account for the SSP Fund It was agreed to allow Gallaudet Archives to start digitalizing all of New Horizons issues and DSA Confer ence program books November 21 2016 Video conference Meeting It was agreed that the SSP Fund that was passed on November 7 2016 is to be used for the Board in case a deaf blind person is elected to the Board in the future Gallaudet Archives asked DSA to wait until FY2017 be fore sending over materials to be digitalized due to low funds at this time December 5 2016 Video conference Meeting The new website www deafseniors us is now in effect and DSA can fine tune the new website anytime before December 31 2016 Cole Zulauf of Kentucky volunteered to collect data on Deaf Senior Centers in America for DSA s new website EDITOR AND ADVERTISING Susan Sien dsaoogle gmail com PROOFREADERS Irene Leigh FCC Disability Advisory Committee Alfred Sonny Sonnenstrahl In 2015 the Federal Communications Commission FCC established the Disability Advisory Committee DAC with the goal of advising the FCC regarding recommendations for communications access for individuals with disabilities Alfred Sonnenstrahl was appointed to serve as a DSA representative on this committee with Nancy Rarus also serving as an alternate DSA representative Both have been reappointed for the second term of the DAC by the FCC Chair Tom Wheeler To date DAC has been working on various related issues such as Video Relay Services NG 9 1 1 Access telecommunications equipment and services for DeafBlind individuals Text to 9 1 1 Closed Captioning for television and the Internet and accessibility of smart phones to name a few Anyone with issues related to telecommunications that need to be addressed please do not hesitate to contact either Alfred Sonnenstrahl alfredsonny gmail com or Nancy Rarus nbrarus1 verizon net They will be glad to bring your issues to the attention of the DAC WWW DEAFSENIORS US Alfred Sonny Sonnenstrahl Good news DSA is introducing a redesigned website New address Easier address Easier access Just type www deafseniors us and you ll get into our new website The DSA Board under the leadership of Raymond Kilthau is working hard to make the website more accessible and more importantly a better resource section for deaf seniors Our vision is to have various pages that will provide helpful information for deaf seniors including for example a national directory of deaf seniors clubs senior related health issues deaf history membership management and accessible services Steve Brenner steve brenner me com has agreed to manage the deaf history page Instead of throwing away your old pictures or videos please send them to Steve and he will upload them into our deaf history page for the public to view We are looking for volunteers to help us monitor each page Anyone who would like to participate should contact Raymond raymond kilthau gmail com Also we plan to have a booth at the upcoming DSA Conference in Houston this April to show the members how to maximize the use of our new website See y all in Houston Genelle Timperlake Sanders Winter 2017 Page 5
DSA Board Meeting Highlights  September, October, November and December 2016 Compiled by DSA Secretary Elizabeth    Libby ...
Proposed changes to DSA Bylaws Full DSA ByLaws will be founded in www deafseniorsofamerica us The Bylaws committee made up of Andy Lange Chair Raymond Kilthau and Harold Mowl have received proposed changes to the DSA Bylaws as adopted by the Asheville NC DSA Conference August 2015 The bylaws committee recommends approval of this proposal This proposal effects Article IX Currently the bylaws read Article IX Duties of Officers and Board Members Section 2 The President shall a Be the chief spokesperson for the DSA and shall chair business meetings of the biennial national conference the Board and shall have general care b With the approval of the DSA Board shall appoint the chair of each standing committee other than the Finance Committee c Have a basic knowledge of parliamentary procedures d Be ex officio of all DSA committees AND Section 5 The Treasurer shall a Be a custodian of all funds of the DSA b Keep an accurate list of members in good standing c Send an itemized semi annual report of receipts and disbursements to the Editor to print in the New Horizons twice a year d Serve as chair of the Finance Committee Proposed Bylaws Changes DELETE the words Other than the Finance Committee from Section 2b With the approval of the DSA Board shall appoint the chair of each standing committee other than the Finance Committee INSERT new subsection c and e to Section 5 2b c Shall appoint five 5 members of the Finance Committee composed of the Treasurer and four other members e except the Nominations and Election Committee Delete subsection d from Section 5 The Treasurer shall Serve as chair of the Finance Committee New Language after adoption a Be the chief spokesperson for the DSA and shall chair business meetings of the biennial national conference the Board and shall have general care b With the approval of the DSA Board shall appoint the chair of each standing committee c Shall appoint five 5 members of the Finance Committee composed of the Treasurer and four other members d Have a basic knowledge of parliamentary procedures e Be ex officio of all DSA committees except the Nominations and Election Committee Section 5 The Treasurer shall a Be a custodian of all funds of the DSA b Keep an accurate list of members in good standing c Send an itemized semi annual report of receipts and disbursements to the Editor to print in the New Horizons twice a year Rationale The treasurer should never serve as chairman of the fianc or budget committee The treasurer s duty is to receive and disburse funds on written order For the protection of everyone concerned a committee of which the treasurer may be ex officio member should be concerned with general financial matters including authorization for disbursements Source The New Primer in Parliamentary Procedure by Marie H Suthers Page 104 Other Good Financial Practices and Robert s Rules of Order Newly Revised The Scott Foresman page 492 These proposed changes will be voted on at the Houston Texas DSA Conference this April 2017 Proposed changes to the bylaws deadline is January 21 2017 As we go to press for this issue of the DSA Horizons the proposal above is the only one received so far If the committee receives additional proposals send to andylange juno com this will be brought to the conference floor Any proposals after January 21 2017 will be considered at the Seattle Washington DSA Conference September 2019
Proposed changes to DSA Bylaws   Full DSA ByLaws will be founded in www.deafseniorsofamerica.us   The Bylaws committee mad...
DSA TREASURY REPORT PREPARED BY MICHAEL LOCKHART AUDITED BY SUSAN LIESE AND JOEL SILBERSTEIN JULY DEC 2016 INCOME STATEMENT RECEIPTS ADVERTISING 6 500 00 440 00 1 439 50 DONATIONS INTEREST DIVIDENDS CAPITAL GAINS MEMBERSHIP DUES 930 00 TOTAL RECEIPTS 9 309 50 DISBURSEMENTS 39 00 BANK FEES PRINTED CHECKS HONORARIUM 250 00 INTERNET SERVICES 183 64 MEMBERSHIP DUES DHHCAN 125 00 POSTAGE 116 40 PRINTING NEW HORIZONS SUMMER 2016 2 396 83 PRINTING NEW HORIZONS FALL 2016 2 972 29 REGISTRATION FEES HOUSTON COMBOS 480 00 SOFTWARE LICENSES 409 88 SUPPLIES TRAVEL 251 32 2 183 91 TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS 9 408 27 NET INCOME Total Receipts less Total Disbursements 98 77 BALANCE SHEET 92 659 85 STARTING BALANCE JULY 1 2016 98 77 NET INCOME 92 561 08 ENDING BALANCE DEC 31 2016 CHECKING ACCOUNT BANK OF AMERICA 34 877 15 GENERAL FUND 34 152 15 725 00 SSP FUND 1 000 00 PRINTING ESCROW BOND MARKET FUND VANGUARD 15 986 95 WELLINGTON FUND VANGUARD TOTAL CASH ASSETS 40 696 98 THANK YOU FOR THE DONATIONS Deaf Seniors of America wishes to acknowledge the generosity of our members and friends for their support Kathy Dunaway Kerstin s Deaf Travel Mike and Lisa Slobojan Renwick and Beth Dayton Paul and Janet Pyers Carrillon Point matching contributions 92 561 08
DSA TREASURY REPORT  PREPARED BY MICHAEL LOCKHART AUDITED BY SUSAN LIESE AND JOEL SILBERSTEIN  JULY-DEC 2016  INCOME STATE...
Registration Form 14th Biennial Deaf Seniors of America Houston TX April 2 9 2017 Registration Policy and Information Conference Registration Includes Registration fee DSA Membership dues for 2017 2019 Pre conference information and updates Program book Admission to exhibits workshops meetings reception and banquet gala with entertainment Daily conference newsletters NOTE Please read the following policy and information carefully before signing PAYMENTS You can register using a personal check cashier s check or money order Make checks payable to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston After February 02 2017 no personal checks will be accepted DO NOT SEND CASH BY MAIL CONFIRMATION A confirmation letter with ID number assigned to you will be emailed or mailed after payments are received Please indicate your ID number in all correspondence with Registration Coordinator Driver s license or personal identification card is required to be presented at the conference registration booth RETURNED BOUNCED CHECKS Service fee is 30 00 Your registration will be processed after payment of the service fee and paid check CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS DUE TO HOSPITALIZATION OR DEATH Registration form is non refundable after February 02 2017 There are two exceptions hospitalization or death In case of hospitalization after February 02 2017 we will deduct 50 of your paid registration form and 20 DSA membership dues for 2017 2019 We require an appropriate medical document If you cancel before February 02 2017 due to doctor s order the regular cancellation refund formula as shown below will be used In the event of registrant s death we will refund registration in full to the family after we receive a copy of death certificate or an obituary notice We must receive all requests for refund no later than May 09 2017 NON TRANSFERABLE Registration form is not transferable If it is sold or exchanged by any unauthorized parties prior to or during the conference it will not be honored Date Amount paid must match date amount due August 23 2015 December 31 2015 January 1 2016 December 31 2016 July 1 2016 December 31 2016 January 1 2017 AT DOOR Cancellation Refund Formula VALUE PRICE BEFORE 03 02 16 BEFORE 09 02 16 BEFORE 02 02 17 AFTER 02 02 17 250 200 143 105 NO REFUND 300 250 175 130 NO REFUND 350 300 208 155 NO REFUND 400 NO REFUND Note The 20 DSA membership dues for 2017 2019 are not part of your refund For more information about registration contact Yvonne Butler DSA2017Reg gmail com Check MO 250 300 350 400 Please print clearly one form per person Name Address City State Zip E Mail Address VP LOST BADGES WRISTBANDS Processing fee for lost badges and or wristbands is 150 This fee is not refundable if found MAILING ADDRESS E MAIL ADDRESS VIDEOPHONE NUMBER TEXT NUMBER If there are any changes to your contact address or numbers please notify the Registration Coordinator as soon as possible www dsa2017houston org Text Number Payment Method and Checkout Check Cashier s Check Money Order Payable to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston By signature Registrant agrees to abide by Conference rules regulations and agrees HDSCLF DSA are not responsible for safekeeping of damage to or loss of any personal property under control of Registrant Registrant hereby agrees to hold harmless the HDSCLF and DSA their contractors their employees volunteers from all cost injury damage incurred by any of the above and from any other injury or damage to any person or property any of which is caused by an activity condition or event arising out of the performance preparation for performance or nonperformance of any provision of this agreement by Houston Deaf Senior Citizens Love Fund Inc HDSCLF and Deaf Seniors of America Inc DSA I have read and understand the terms outlined on this form Signature required Date ___________________________________________ _____________ I give DSA 2017 Houston conference committee permission to list my name on the website Yes No Mail this form with payment to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston P O Box 130705 Houston TX 77219 0705
Registration Form  14th Biennial Deaf Seniors of America Houston, TX April 2   9, 2017 Registration Policy and Information...
Day Pass Registration Form 14th Biennial Deaf Seniors of America Houston TX April 3 8 2017 Please print clearly one form per person www dsa2017houston org Tours and Events please use Tour Order Form Name Total Address City State Zip E Mail Address VP Text Number Payment Method and Checkout Check Cashier s Check Money Order Cash Payable to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston Monday April 3 50 00 Registration Talent Show Tours Extra Tuesday April 4 Registration Exhibits Welcome Reception Tours Extra 100 00 By signature Registrant agrees to abide by Conference rules regulations and agrees HDSCLF DSA are not responsible for safekeeping of damage to or loss of any personal property under control of Registrant Registrant hereby agrees to hold harmless the HDSCLF and DSA their contractors their employees volunteers from all cost injury damage incurred by any of the above and from any other injury or damage to any person or property any of which is caused by an activity condition or event arising out of the performance preparation for performance or nonperformance of any provision of this agreement by Houston Deaf Senior Citizens Love Fund Inc HDSCLF and Deaf Seniors of America Inc DSA Wednesday April 5 I have read and understand the terms outlined on this form Registration Exhibits Workshops Sports Luncheon Extra Drag Show or Dancing Signature required Date ___________________________________________ _____________ I give DSA 2017 Houston conference committee permission to list my name on the website Yes No Registration Policy and Information NOTE Please read the following policy and information carefully before signing PAYMENTS You can register using a personal check cashier s check or money order Make checks payable to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston After February 02 2017 no personal checks will be accepted RETURNED BOUNCED CHECKS Service fee is 30 00 Your registration will be processed after payment of the service fee and paid check CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS DUE TO HOSPITALIZATION OR DEATH Registration form is non refundable after February 02 2017 There are two exceptions hospitalization or death In case of hospitalization after February 02 2017 we will deduct 50 of your paid registration form plus 20 DSA membership dues for 2017 2019 We require an appropriate medical document In the event of registrant s death we will refund registration in full to the family after we receive a copy of the death certificate or an obituary notice We must receive all requests for refund no later than May 09 2017 NON TRANSFERABLE Registration form is not transferable If it is sold or exchanged by any unauthorized parties prior to or during the conference it will not be honored LOST WRISTBANDS refundable if found Processing fee for lost wristbands is 100 00 This fee is not Registration Exhibits Workshops Red Hat Luncheon Extra Fiesta Live Auction 100 00 Thursday April 6 100 00 Friday April 7 Registration Exhibits Workshops HOUgo Extra Comedy Show Saturday April 8 DSA Forum DSA General Meeting 100 00 Free Saturday April 8 Registration Happy Hour Cocktail Gala Banquet Deadline March 2nd 150 00 DSA Membership 2017 2019 Grand Total Mail this form with payment to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston Day Pass Registration PO Box 130705 Houston TX 77219 0705 20 00
Day Pass Registration Form 14th Biennial Deaf Seniors of America Houston, TX April 3   8, 2017  Please print clearly.  one...
Craft Classes Deadline March 2nd ID Name Sip Paint Cost Wednesday April 5 30 00 9 00 AM 11 00 PM Iris Folding Card Cost Thursday April 6 10 00 9 00 AM 11 00 AM Two Candle Holders Cost Thursday April 6 20 00 2 00 PM 4 00 PM Ripple Afghan Cost Friday April 7 15 00 2 00 PM 4 00 PM Total Payment Method and Checkout Check Cashier s Check Money Order Payable to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston Any Questions dsa2017business gmail com Page 10 Winter 2017 Mail this form with payment to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston ATTN CRAFTS P O Box 130705 Houston TX 77219 0705
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RED HAT Table Reservations Wednesday April 5th Deadline February 2 2017 www dsa2017houston org Table Leader s Name ID Email VP 11 00 AM 2 00 PM To reserve a table for 8 registrants the table leader chosen by the group is to Send a reservation fee of 16 per table 2 per person along with this form No refunds Complete a name list of 8 registrants with their registration ID numbers A name list with less than 8 participants will not be accepted Understand that the tables will be reserved on First Come First Serve basis 1 Table Leader ID 2 ID 3 ID 4 ID 5 ID 6 ID 7 ID 8 ID Payment Method and Checkout Check Cashier s Check Money Order Payable to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston Any Questions dsa2017redhatkw gmail com Page 12 Winter 2017 Mail this form with payment to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston ATTN RED HAT Table Reservations P O Box 130705 Houston TX 77219 0705
RED HAT Table Reservations Wednesday, April 5th Deadline  February 2, 2017  www.dsa2017houston.org  Table Leader   s Name ...
Banquet Table Reservations Saturday April 8th Deadline February 2 2017 www dsa2017houston org Table Leader s Name ID Email VP Happy Hour 6 00 PM Dinner Time 7 00 PM To reserve a table for 10 registrants the table leader chosen by the group is to Send a reservation fee of 20 per table 2 per person along with this form No refunds Complete a name list of 10 registrants with their registration ID numbers A name list with less than 10 participants will not be accepted Understand that the tables will be reserved on First Come First Serve basis 1 Table Leader ID 2 ID 3 ID 4 ID 5 ID 6 ID 7 ID 8 ID 9 ID 10 ID Payment Method and Checkout Check Cashier s Check Money Order Payable to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston Any Questions dsa2017gala gmail com Mail this form with payment to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston ATTN Banquet Table Reservations P O Box 130705 Houston TX 77219 0705 Winter 2017 Page 13
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2017 Exhibit Booth and Advertising Contract To guarantee participation in the 14th Biennial Deaf Seniors of America a signed contract including the exhibitor initials on page 1 3 with full payment must be received no later than February 2 2017 www dsa2017houston org EXHIBITOR INFORMATION Company name as it should appear on program book Complete mailing address City St ZIP First and last name of company contact assigned to this conference Title Email Phone Mobile Country Specify product s to be exhibited EXHIBIT SPACE FEES I understand that exhibit representative badges limited to 2 per booth additional badges must be purchased separately All Exhibit space must be purchased in multiples of 8 x 10 feet 80 sq ft 8 X 10 500 00 8 X 20 1000 00 Island 16 X 20 2000 00 8 X 30 1500 00 HDSCLF Initials Exhibitor Initials Other Exhibit booth layout including 6 table with drape on 3 sides 2 chairs 1 waste paper basket and name sign DSA2017 HOUSTON ADVERTISING 4 color PDF process Full page back outside cover 500 00 Full page back inside cover 300 00 Full page front inside cover 300 00 Full page 200 00 Half page 175 00 Quarter page 150 00 Eighth page 100 00 HDSCLF Initials Exhibitor Initials PAYMENT METHOD All fees MUST be paid in US Dollars I have enclosed the following amount including the total of booth space and advertising costs ________________ CHECK MONEY ORDER payable to HDSCLF DSA2017Houston Mail to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston P O Box 130705 Houston TX 77219 0705 CANCELLATION POLICY Exhibit booth rental and or advertising space may be cancelled in writing on or before January 1 2017 with a full refund minus a 200 handling fee Cancellations received from January 2 2017 to February 15 2017 will be honored minus a handling fee equal to 50 of the total fee There will be no refunds for cancellations after February 16 2017 regardless of cause except in the instance of force majeure 2017 Exhibit Booth and Advertising Contract Page 14 Winter 2017 All cancellation requests must be in writing and sent to HDSCLF DSA 2017 Houston P O Box 130705 Houston TX 77219 0705 Email DSA2017exhibitadv gmail com Page 1 of 3
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from the editor my apologies as it was missing from the DSA New Horizons summer issue Red Hat Doings Julie Crossen Hi everyone How has the summer been treating you I can see some good and some bad like the wildfires Anyway the one big event that was held was the outing at the Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica Read Lillian Mittnauer s article below on what the ladies did there Really sounds like they had a blast Back here on the home front Columbus Ohio we have been just taking it easy We had lunch at Milestone 229 We ate outside and enjoyed watching the kids frolic in the water sprays Our red hats drew several compliments from people passing by us This restaurant is by the Scioto River We could see some of the Columbus skyline We are looking forward to the next outing at the Iron Chef which is a Japanese style of cooking on a big hibachi grill in front of the diners From what was mentioned at the Sandals resort it sounds like fun to try another Sandals resort There are quite a few in the Caribbean area As for myself I am looking forward to going if my health doesn t knock me down for a loop See you all at the Red Hats luncheon at 2017 DSA Houston It won t be long now I really enjoy these luncheons meeting old friends and making new ones Just a reminder to those ladies celebrating birthdays in April reverse the colors purple hats and red outfits We ll sign Happy Birthday to those ladies L Borders J Knouff S Loomis M Noble J Crossen and B Littleton C Lewis S Berkeley R Nunn E Aiello L Mittauer R Harris R Stone M Whetham M Corbett J McMahon N Kensicki B Evans J Weinstock and K Fox Red Hat Conference at Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica By Lillian Mittnauer Nine ladies attended the April 2 9 2016 Fourth Red Hat conference at Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica We all had a blast Our travel agent Kerstin Fox arranged a cocktail party and a dinner party Also some of us took tours that Kerstin had planned We went zip lining at the falls Others went on a tour through Jamaica and through a rum factory The resort provided a lot of beach activities such as most of us went on a glass bottom boat ride Some went snorkeling sailing also sailing on a catamaran We participated in beach games and water exercises Needless to say everyone enjoyed the complimentary spa Afternoons were spent in a shady pool with a bar in the pool Its favorite drinks were Purple Rains and margaritas Kerstin reserved dinners for us in five different restaurants The food was excellent Food and drinks were unlimited A deaf man Calt Lewis who worked at the resort was our tour guide and participated in all our activities We all enjoyed the conference so much that we would like to have the next Red Hat conference at Sandals Whitehouse in another location At this writing the plan is being discussed I hope more Red Hat ladies will join in the fifth conference M Corbett M Whetham J Weinstock R Harris J McMahon E Aiello L Mittauer R Stone and K Fox Winter 2017 Page 15
from the editor  my apologies as it was missing from the DSA New Horizons summer issue  Red Hat Doings Julie Crossen  Hi e...
Interview with 105 year old Libby Terry of Staunton Virginia by Frances Mazolf and Mary Kraus Frances Marzolf and Mary Kraus were fortunate to be able to question Libby Terry Here are the highlights of their interview with her Libby Terry is an amazing centenarian who celebrated her 105th birthday on September 7th She does not need a cane or walker She also does not wear eyeglasses She is a real lady with a gentle and sweet smile Can you tell us your secret of having a long life Libby laughed and said I have never thought of that Then she figured it must be because she eats well balanced healthy food Also she stays happy and feels blessed with her life She has been going to the Senior Citizen Independent Center in Staunton for 26 years now She has a routine and enjoys participating in various activities there including playing bingo Tell us something about your life Libby was born in Middlebrook which is about two miles from Staunton and grew up on a farm She does not know what caused her to be deaf Her parents sent her to a public school for two years She then attended the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind VSDB in Staunton Her father brought her to school and picked her up every day Starting at around age 10 Libby rode on her pony to school every day Indeed there was a place for the pony to stay on campus while Libby attended classes When Libby completed her education at VSDB her parents felt that she was too young to be on her own so she enrolled at the Stuart Hall School in Staunton a private school She remembered that she took English and painting classes She is an artist who has painted many beautiful pictures What do you think of technology today Do you use a computer and VP Libby smiled and said What technology Then she explained that she used a TTY for a long time She stopped using it as the print was too hard to see and read Now she asks her friends to make calls for her but this does not happen very often She does not use a computer as it is too confusing for her to master its use She admitted that she was shocked when Mary Kraus pulled out her iPad and cell phone to show her She could not believe how the technology works Tell us about your life after your school days Page 16 Winter 2017 Libby met her husband Charles Charlie Terry from New York City through her friends in Washington DC They have no children However as they were Cocker Spaniel breeders they had many dogs They trained the dogs for dog shows and often traveled to dog shows not only all over the United States but also in Europe They would bring one to three dogs at a time to dog shows Their dogs won many trophies and ribbons It was her joy and she still loves dogs What do you miss about the old days that do not exist anymore Libby had a hard time deciding what it would be Yes riding on a horse is what she missed the most She also mentioned that she missed the Crafton Park in Middlebrook VA Her family owned it for many years The park had a dancing hall golf and swimming pool It was only a 15 minute walk from her home It was always fun and she felt it was special We were at Libby s 105th birthday party at the Senior Citizen Independent Center She was asked to dance and she accepted gladly She danced gracefully The picture shows her dancing Not only that she stopped driving her nice big car at the age of 100 Awesome We agreed that it would be wonderful if everyone could age gracefully just like Libby Take Your VP with You Dana Robinson Sorenson Thanks to modern technology Deaf consumers have more communication options than ever before Consumers don t need to wait at home for incoming calls or make calls only from a VP With mobile phones and tablets Deaf consumers can now communicate from anywhere as long as an internet signal is available Unfortunately for many seniors who are not familiar with technology trying to use a mobile phone tablet or computer to communicate can be so frustrating intimidating and confusing that communicating this way does not seem worth the effort But considering the benefits of safety security and convenience that mobile communication provides most would agree learning to use this technology is a good idea con t next page
Interview with 105-year-old Libby Terry of Staunton, Virginia by Frances Mazolf and Mary Kraus Frances Marzolf and Mary Kr...
Pierre Sevigny Memorialized at WVSD Hampshire Review Newspaper 10 5 2016 Milly Mullins Review Staff Pierre Sevigny center on his induction to the Gallaudet University Hall of Fame in 2010 A ceremony in Sevigny s honor was held on Saturday when faculty staff and students gathered to share their experiences with Sevi With a hand from Dr Keller living family members unveiled the plaque that dedicates the new academic building of the School for the Deaf in honor to Pierre Sevigny The West Virginia School for the Deaf has memorialized Joseph Pierre Alphonse Sevigny one of the school s teacher and coach as the namesake for their dedication of the West Virginia School for the Deaf s academic building The school s former Secondary School for the Deaf has been dedicated to Pierre Sevigny for his many years of dedicated service to the school as a teacher a mentor a coach and a friend As of this school year what had been the Secondary School for the Deaf where the Multi Purpose Room is located is now the academic building for all deaf students Lower grades have been moved over from the old Elementary School for the Deaf on the east end of campus SORENSON con t from previous page The first step in getting mobile communication is to download which means open and install the mobile application often called an app An app is an electronic program that you install on your phone tablet or computer Once installed you use this program to communicate There is no cost to download and install VRS apps You can download most VRS providers mobile apps from the provider s websites once you have set up an account For example to download Sorenson Communications ntouch Mobile app for your mobile phone go to the internet browser on your phone usually represented by a picture of a globe and type in www svrs com You will be taken to Sorenson s website gny throughout his years of work Former students and colleagues joked about his firm handshakes and how his favorite word was exactly Likewise they shared personal stories of his dedication to students learning and his friendly presence within the school In attendance were Sevigny family who held a place of honor on the stage as well as Delegate Ruth Rowan who was present for the dedication Superintendent Martin Keller also spoke during the ceremony and helped the family unveil the plaque that now hangs on the front of the building Click on the type of SVRS product that you want mobile for this example and enter your information to set up an account Sorenson s customer service department will open a mobile account for you Once your account is set up Sorenson will send you an email with instructions on how to download your new mobile app and begin using the service If this information already seems overwhelming don t give up Your VRS provider s customer service department can help you work through your questions Your children grandchildren or young people in your neighborhood or social community may also be able to help Technology is part of life for younger age groups Give To get the mobile app and begin communicating on your them a chance to show you how smart they are For them it s easy and fun And working together is a great way to mobile phone Click on the three black horizontal bars next to SVRS develop relationships Use the resources around you to empower yourself to better communicate with those you Then click on Apply and Apply for SVRS love stay safe and add convenience to your life
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Office Of The Governor s Committee On People With Disabilities Announces 2016 Lex Frieden Employment Awards Winners David Myers and Jason Shaw The Governor s Committee on People with Disabilities is proud to announce that the annual employment awards have been renamed after disability rights champion and independent living movement leader Lex Frieden one of the architects of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Frieden is the UT Chancellor s Health Fellow on Disability a professor of biomedical informatics and rehabilitation at UT Health Science Center at Houston and director of the Independent Living Research Utilization Program ILRU at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital He was appointed by President George W Bush as chair of the National Council on Disability in 2002 and also served an eight year term on the United Nations Panel of Experts on the Standard Rules for Disability Frieden is author or co author of more than 60 articles on independent living disability rights and rehabilitation He has received two Presidential Citations for his work in the field of disability and was awarded an honorary doctorate in law by the National University of Ireland in 2004 to an appreciative audience Award categories include large medium and small employers as well as non profit employers the Entrepreneurship Award Martha Arbuckle Award and the Governor s Trophy The Office of the Governor s Committee on People with Disabilities today announced the winners of the 2016 Lex Frieden Employment Awards The awards are bestowed upon Texans who have displayed a commitment to empowering their employees co workers and fellow Texans with disabilities This year s award recipients have been inspirational in providing opportunity for all Texans to thrive in the workplace said Governor Abbott Their dedicated service is a powerful reminder that we are not defined by life s challenges we are defined by how we respond to those challenges Each of our honorees has risen to the challenges set before them and helped build a brighter future for their fellow Texans Among the 2016 Lex Frieden Employment Award Winners were The Governor s Trophy David Myers Director Retired Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and Texas Commission for the Deaf Entrepreneurship Award Jason Shaw Since 1979 the Governor s Committee has David Myers standing with Lex Frieden Blue Paw Energy Service Austin deaf worked to highlight the efforts of employ former director National Council on Dis owner CEO of a solar ers to hire and retain employees with dis ability who wrote the original draft of the and electric business abilities and to recognize Best Practices ADA that positively affect employees with disThe winners of the abilities within the workplace An employer whose philos 2016 Lex Frieden Employment Awards ophy is to support employment opportunities for all Tex was honored at a ceremony luncheon ans including people with disabilities benefits the local co hosted by the Governor s Committee on People With community as well as the state The attitude of working Disabilities the Houston Mayor s Committee on Employas a partner in the community is considered a strength to ment of People with Disabilities and the Greater Housbe highlighted and encouraged by the presentation of our ton Business Leadership Network on October 27 2016 at annual Employment Awards The active and enthusiastic 11 00 a m at the Crowne Plaza Houston The ceremony promotion of business opportunities for people with dis is sponsored by Amerigroup Adaptive Driving Access abilities is also an important element in the consideration ADA the Texas Rehabilitation Association TRA Hanger of the award Prosthetics Each year during the month of October National Disability Touchstone and New Life Medical Equipment Employment Awareness Month a local committee in Tex http gov texas gov news press release 22730 as hosts the Annual Employment Awards Ceremony and the winners in each of several categories are introduced In Kind Donation Any one who purchases any kind of travel with Kerstin s Travel Agency be it a cruise or tour Kerstin will donate 20 00 per person to DSA After your travel ask Kerstin to make the donation so that DSA will benefit from it Customized and fundraising cruises are excluded
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U S Postal Service honors Robert Panara JGOODMAN Gannett com http www democratandchronicle com news York Yankees game in the hope that he would meet Babe Ruth and the excitement might restore his hearing Although Panara did meet Ruth the thrill didn t restore his hear During his 40 year teaching career first at Gallaudet ing University and later at NTID Panara inspired generations of students with his powerful use of American Sign As he had no Language said the Postal Service in its announcement interpreters and note The stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler art director takers available to him Panara became a voracious reader for the Postal Service and based on an image taken by He didn t learn American Sign Language until after he had RIT NTID photographer Mark Benjamin Panara s son graduated high school and attended Gallaudet After graduating John who from Gallaudet in 1945 Panara taught at the New York School is an English for the Deaf in White Plains While teaching Panara earned instructor at his master s in English from New York University In 1949 NTID said Panara joined the faculty at Gallaudet where he taught English in an email In1965 he served on an advisory board that led to the estabthat Benja lishment of NTID at RIT He joined the RIT faculty in 1967 where min s pho he created the English Department tograph of his father During the 1960s Panara was a founder of the National Theatre signing the of the Deaf based in Connecticut He taught workshops there word re during the summer He also founded the Drama Club at NTID spect is a and was known for his courses on Shakespeare and deaf char theme that acters in fiction and drama that brought literature and poetry to will ring out loud and free to borrow a line from my life When Panara retired NTID named its performing arts thedad s famous poem every time the stamp is placed on ater in his honor an envelope Panara s famous poem On His Deaf In a tribute to Panara upon his death two years ago Gallaudet ness written in 1946 has been reprinted many times University reported that as a student there he wrote several and won first prize in the World of Poetry contest in papers about deaf education that said teaching comes 1988 According to Harry Lang a professor emeritus at from the heart and soul NTID Lang the poem is about how deaf people can Panara s broad interests included a fondness for the Rochester hear with an inner ear of imagination Red Wings Lang noted that he and Panara averaged about 30 Lang author of Teaching from the Heart and Soul The baseball games each summer When Bob passed there was Robert F Panara Story was an adviser to the Postal a moment of silence at Frontier Field for him said Lang Lang Service on the stamp Lang noted in the foreword to his often saw Panara inspire students by telling them to do somebiography that Panara was a poet author lecturer and thing with their life that will be rewarding and satisfying theater aficionado He was also among the first wave of deaf scholars in the twentieth century and a pioneer in In RIT s statement announcing Panara will be on a stamp Gerard J Buckley NTID president and RIT vice president the field of Deaf Studies Panara was born in the Bronx borough of New York City and dean said RIT NTID and the entire Deaf community is After he lost his hearing due to spinal meningitis at the justifiably proud that Bob is being honored in such a age of 10 his parents had a neighbor take him to a New meaningful way Robert Panara 1920 2014 who was the first deaf faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology s National Institute for the Deaf knew no limits for what a deaf person could accomplish As a tribute to his achievements Panara will be honored on a new U S postage stamp showing him signing the word respect This is part of the Distinguished American series of stamps for 2017 Winter 2017 Page 19
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Helpless to Prevent Cancer Actually Quite a Bit Is in Your Control Aaron E Carroll is a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine New York Times 7 07 16 Americans seem very afraid of cancer with good reason Unlike other things that kill us it often seems to come out of nowhere But evidence has increasingly accumulated that cancer may be preventable too Unfortunately this has inflamed as much as it has assuaged people s fears As a physician I have encountered many people who believe that heart disease which is the single biggest cause of death among Americans is largely controllable After all if people ate better were physically active and stopped smoking then lots of them would get better This ignores the fact that people can t change many risk factors of heart disease like age race and family genetics People don t often seem to feel the same way about cancer They think it s out of their control A study published in Science in January 2015 seemed to support that view It tried to explain why some tissues lead to cancer more often than others It found a strong correlation between the number of times a cell divides in the course of a lifetime and the risk of developing cancer In other words this study argued that the more times DNA replicates the more often something can go wrong Some took this to mean that cancer is much more because of bad luck than because of other factors that people could control Unfortunately this simple explanation is not really what the study showed Lung cells for instance divide quite rarely and still account for a significant amount of cancer Cells in the gastrointestinal tract divide all the time and account for many fewer cancers Some cancers like melanoma were found to be in the group of cancers influenced more by intrinsic factors or those we can t control when we clearly know that extrinsic factors like sun exposure are a major cause Further this study was focused more on the relative risks of cancer in one type of tissue versus another What Page 20 Winter 2017 we really care about is how much we can reduce our own risk of cancer by changing our behavior A more recent study published in Nature argues that there is a lot we can do Many studies have shown that environmental risk factors and exposures contribute greatly to many cancers Diet is related to colorectal cancer Alcohol and tobacco are related to esophageal cancer HPV is related to cervical cancer and hepatitis C is related to liver cancer And you d have to be living under a rock not to know that smoking causes lung cancer and that too much sun can lead to skin cancer Using sophisticated modeling techniques the researchers argued that less than 30 percent of the lifetime risk of getting many common cancers was because of intrinsic risk factors or the bad luck The rest were things you can change Most recently in JAMA Oncology researchers sought to quantify how a healthful lifestyle might actually alter the risk of cancer They identified four domains that are often noted to be related to disease prevention smoking drinking obesity and exercise They defined people who engaged in healthy levels of all of these activities as a low risk group Then they compared their risk of getting cancer with people who weren t in this group They included two groups of people who have been followed and studied a long time the Nurses Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow up Study as well as national cancer statistics Of the nearly 90 000 women and more than 46 000 men 16 531 women and 11 731 men fell into the low risk group For each type of cancer researchers calculated a population attributable risk which is the percentage of people who develop cancer who might have avoided it had they adopted low risk behaviors About 82 percent of women and 78 percent of men who got lung cancer might have prevented it through healthy behaviors About 29 percent of women and 20 percent of men might have prevented colon and rectal cancer About 30 percent of both might have prevented pancreatic cancer Breast cancer was much less preventable 4 percent Over all though about 25 percent of cancer in women and 33 percent in men was potentially preventable Close to half of all cancer deaths might be prevented as well No study is perfect and this is no exception These cohorts are overwhelmingly white and consist of health professionals who are not necessarily like the population at large But the checks against the national data showed that if anything these results might be underestimating how much cancer is preventable by healthy behaviors This also isn t a randomized controlled trial and we can certainly argue that it doesn t prove causation A bigger concern to me is that people might interpret these findings as assigning fault to people who get cancer You don t want to get into situations where you feel as if people don t deserve help because they didn t try hard enough to stay healthy Much of cancer is still out of people s control I was especially worried because in this study low risk status required all four healthy lifestyles Failing in any one domain put you in the highrisk category and that seemed like a lot to ask of people On further reading though I discovered that the requirements weren t overly burdensome Not smoking was defined as never having smoked or having quit at least five years ago That s clearly good for health Moderate alcohol consumption was defined as no more than one drink a day on average for women and no more than two for men That s pretty much what I have argued for in writing about this issue in the past it in no way requires abstinence
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Adequate weight was defined as a B M I of at least 18 5 and no more than 27 5 The cutoff for overweight is 25 meaning that you don t have to be thin you just have to be less than obese B M I 30 Finally exercise was defined as 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity That s a reasonable and quite achievable goal I was surprised to realize that I m already low risk I bet many people reading this are low risk too As we talk about cancer moonshots that will most likely cost billions of dollars and might not achieve results it s worth considering that as in many cases prevention is not only the cheapest course but also the most effective Simple changes to people s behaviors have the potential to make sure many cancers never occur They have a side benefit of preventing health problems in many other areas too Investment in these efforts may not be as exciting but it may yield greater results On Facing Cancer Again Nearly four years ago today I was a warrior Looking into my rear view mirror Watching my nemesis fall away I looked ahead to view my destiny Voila My old foe had returned This time its ugly head burned But my mantra to win again became a litany This feeling that I have won again Comes not without doubts flown For I could not have done this alone No not without Bertha s team Tim Jaech March 4 2016 Note Bertha is the name given to the radiation beam machine that cured my prostate cancer TJ a vista Community Center Front of Home La Vista A Full Service Independent Living Community Center Pool Mini Exercise Area Independent Living for Active Seniors for 55 100 single level apartment homes within 40 separate buildings Located between Austin and San Antonio Spacious level site with natural areas for walking or relaxing Beautiful pool available for all residents year round Community Center for social health and educational activities Nearby hospital Central Texas Medical Center San Marcos Outlets shopping are 3 miles away Nearby other shopping HEB supermarket Target Walmart Lowe s etc Capital Area Rural Transit Services CARTS for non emergency medical appointments and to from selected shopping centers Living Quarters Kitchen Area If interested contact 1615 Redwood Road San Marcos Texas 78666 use relay to call 512 396 2333 email 0896 ncr org TV and Library in Center Map https goo gl maps iyQtpm6MZxB2 Monthly La Vista Meetings
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Blue Ridge Deaf Senior Citizens Tour of Tangier Island by Jack Yates Tangier Island is on the Chesapeake Bay It is a tourist destination for many Scientists say the island will disappear within 40 years as erosion takes away 10 feet of the island each year Well we made it in time Groups from Staunton Richmond and Fredericksburg enjoyed a day trip to this famous little island Many of us who have lived our entire lives in VA had never visited the island The trip began in Staunton where the bus picked up the Staunton crowd Then on to Richmond where the bus stopped to pick up the Richmond group The Fredericksburg crowd decided to drive to Reedville directly from Fredericksburg At Buzzard Point in Reedville we boarded the Sea Breeze ferry It took an hour and a half to reach the island The ferry ride gave us a chance to enjoy each others company and to enjoy the scenic bay Once reaching the island the Staunton Richmond gang went directly to Chesapeake House for dinner The Fredericksburg group had their own plans and had their meal at Lorraine s seafood restaurant After our meal most of us spent what little time we had left enjoying exploring the island It does not take that long to see the island Many of us simply hopped on golf carts which saved time and en abled most of us to see pretty much the entire island It is a beautiful place but I wouldn t want to live there The one thing that impressed me the most was the beautiful Methodist church Also fascinating were all the above ground burial sites I can understand they are running out of land to bury their deceased The roads are also fascinating as they are very narrow and I only saw a few automobiles and trucks but that s self explanatory as there is no place to drive except into the bay After enjoying the sightseeing we had to catch the Sea Breeze back to Reedville The trip back took 15 minutes longer I assume we were going up river Going back many looked tired but nevertheless most of us were chatting away and enjoying each other s company I always enjoy these types of outings Seeing folks we haven t seen in a while is always a pleasure Also meeting a few new people was great A trip such as this does not take place without a lot of planning so we owe thanks to Race and Jean Drake Janice Dillman Wanda Biser Mary Kraus and Betty Kegley Without these folks the trip would never have taken place Great job guys We dodged a bullet as I learned it rained most of the day in Richmond but we were fortunate that we did not get one drop of rain on this trip despite it looking threatening all day long In the group picture a few are missing jack yates Winter 2017 Page 23
Blue Ridge Deaf Senior Citizens    Tour of Tangier Island by Jack Yates Tangier Island is on the Chesapeake Bay. It is a t...
Learning From Dogs as They Sniff Out Their World along the way to the back of the nose Our daily tug of leash war goes like this I tell Chico we re taking a left He yanks right wet black nostrils burrowing in loamy leaf piles Me versus a 15 pound Havanese incensed by scent Licking is related to smell Dr Horowitz said Dogs and many other animals have a second smell system called the vomeronasal organ VNO above the roof of their mouth and below the septum dividing the sides of the nose By Jan Hoffman October 10 2016 NY Times Today I let him win That s because I have fresh appreciation for his sniffing behavior after reading a new book Being a Dog Following the Dog into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz a professor of cognitive science who runs the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College In it she explains the elegant engineering of the dog s olfactory system and how familiar canine behaviors licking sneezing tail wagging have associations with smell Dr Horowitz also describes how she trained herself to enhance her inferior human sniffing ability On a recent afternoon at Riverside Park in Manhattan I met Dr Horowitz and Finn short for Finnegan her af Page 24 Winter 2017 fable glossy black 9 year old mixed breed There she and he shared some sniffing insights that have since made my walks with Chico more intriguing and fun Dogs sniff humans sniff what s the difference There are many ways to sniff and the human method is not the best Dr Horowitz said Sniff researchers yes you read that correctly have found we have about six million olfactory receptors dogs have 300 million Humans sniff once per second anda half dogs five to 10 times a second They even exhale better than we do Dr Horowitz continued describing a sort of doggy yoga breath Dogs exhale through the side slits of their nostrils so they keep a continuous flow of inhaled air in their snout for smelling This gives them a continuous olfactory view of the world And while our schnozzes get the job done the dog s snout is superb Dog sniffs are designed to send odor carrying air along its length she said humidifying warming and cleaning it Why do dogs love to lick stinky toes Sniffs pick up airborne odors but the sensitive VNO can detect the smell of molecules that have been absorbed in tissue One way is through licking They like to get a full measure of the smell all of its details Dr Horowitz said explaining why dogs get so up close and personal with one another and us They have a great instinct for analyzing it Why do dogs love to roll around in things that smell repulsive One theory is that their sense of smell is really a complex motor system related to the brain And so Dr Horowitz said when Finn alights upon a rotting squirrel corpse in the park the smell that fires up the olfactory lobe in his brain also travels to the motor cortex and tells him to lean his whole body into the found object of desire There s no noxious scent receptor in the dog s brain she added But con t next page
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As a result they sniff less and rely more on visual cues they do seem particularly interested in rolling in smells that we find somewhere between off putting and disgusting Is wagging related to smell too Yes Many of a dog s identifying smells are in the anal glands Those sacs transmit how a dog is feeling anxious playful and the essence of who the dog is To greet one another said Dr Horowitz as Finn demonstrated obligingly hailing a goldendoodle named Polly dogs wag basically dispensing their personal odors from their rumps Can companion dogs smell as well as working dogs While working dogs are encouraged to use their smelling ability and rewarded for it Dr Horowitz said pets are discouraged from doing so They re taught that it s impolite to smell a rump because it s impolite for people to do it We put those kind of mores on our dogs Dr Horowitz writes about how she took Finn to remedial nosework classes She soon saw that he found huge delight in locating objects by scent To show off this skill she had hidden a vial with an anise soaked cotton swab in a tree trunk along our walking route As we approached it she scratched Finn s ears unclipped his leash and gave him a command Find it He bounded off sniffing furiously At last standing on his hind legs he discovered it her experiments in recharging her olfactory system Her advice for us is comparatively simple Take a cue from the dog she said Put your nose in things and take dedicated sniffs Name the smells Every expert smeller I met practiced it thousands of times Pick up a bottle of perfume Crush leaves between your fingers I enjoy smells more now They re no longer good or bad They tell me about the world That s as close as I get to being doglike He lights up she said He s a middle aged dog but he had no problem turning back on his sense of smell How can pet dogs exercise their sense of smell Take a smell walk with them Dr Horowitz said Let them lead the way and smell and linger Let them sniff each other There s a pleasure for owners in letting a dog be a dog to acknowledge their dogness They put up with a lot of our humanness How can humans exercise our own sense of smell In the book Dr Horowitz writes about Researchers have found that dogs have 300 million olfactory receptors compared with about six million for humans Winter 2017 Page 25
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Required Minimum Distributions By Kramer Wealth Managers What are Required Minimum Distributions RMDs Required Minimum distributions often referred to as RMDs are amounts the IRS requires you to withdraw annually from your Traditional IRA or employer sponsored retirement plan 401 k 403 b 457 TSP etc after you reach age 70 You can always withdraw more than the minimum amount from your account in any year but if you withdraw less than the required minimum you will be subject to a Federal tax penalty of 50 The RMD rules are calculated to spread out the distribution of your entire interest in an IRA or plan account over your lifetime The purpose of the RMD rules is to ensure that people don t just accumulate retirement accounts defer taxation and leave these retirement funds as an inheritance In that case the IRS is delayed in getting the tax income from them Instead required minimum distributions generally have the effect of producing taxable income during your lifetime Taxable income to you means tax income for the IRS When Must RMDs be taken Your first required distribution from an IRA or retirement plan is for the year you reach age 70 However you have some flexibility as to when you actually have to take this first year distribution You can take it during the year you reach age 70 or you can delay it until April 1 of the following year However after the first year RMDs must be taken no later than December 31 of each calendar year until you die That means that if you opt to delay your first distribution until April 1 of the following year you will be required to take two distributions during that year your first year s required distribution and your second year s distribution as well Exception There is one situation in which your required beginning date can be later than described above If you continue working past age 70 and are still participating in your employer s retirement plan your required beginning date under the plan of your current employer can be as late as April 1 following the calendar year in which you retire Again subsequent distributions must be taken no later than December 31st How much do I need to take RMDs are calculated based on your age and the value as of December 31st of the prior year See the IRS website for the Uniform Lifetime Table which provides the life expectancy factor used to make the calculation If your spouse is more than ten years younger than you there is an alternate table that can be used What if I don t need the money Whether you need the income or not you must take the distribution Some financial institutions will allow you to reinvest the funds automatically into a non retirement account which would allow the funds to remain invested However it would not avoid the tax liability on the distribution Talk to a financial advisor for more options Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through FSC Securities Corporation member FINRA SIPC Traditional Fixed insurance products offered through Kramer Wealth Managers which is not affiliated with FSC Securities Corporation While the tax or legal information provided is based on our understanding of current laws it is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed or acted upon as individualized advice Federal tax laws are complex and subject to change Neither Kramer Wealth Managers or FSC Securities Corporation provide tax or legal advice As with all matters of a tax or legal nature you should consult with your tax or legal counsel for advice Branch office 9099 Ridgefield Drive Suite 101 Frederick MD 21701 240 379 6929 V 240 439 6889 VP t In Remembrance Deceased DSA Members Name Last Residence t Date of Death Age School Marie Kamuchey Smith December 23 2015 82 Concord CA Louis Joseph Cannon Sr October 1 2016 79 New Orleans LA Pat Floriene Patricia Nye October 15 2016 78 Cumberland Ctr ME CSD Riverside CA Paula Ball Mathews November 29 2016 81 Faribault MN CSD Berkeley Gallaudet 1960 Mary Ann Royster December 5 2016 70 Laurel MD Ph D Gallaudet 1995 Anita Case Stone Kugel January 6 2017 78 Morganton NC Gallaudet 1962 Lincoln High School Milwaukee WI Gallaudet University 1964 Louisiana S Df
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The Far Reaching Effects of a Fall By JANE E BRODY MARCH 9 2015 New York Times Although statistics show that most falls occur in the home and that older people especially those with chronic illnesses or failing senses are the most frequent victims there is no shortage of such mishaps on wintry streets for both young and old Especially not this winter and especially not in cities and towns like Atlanta where experience negotiating ice and slush under foot is limited It is all too easy to be taken unaware as I discovered at 7 10 a m on a Sunday in January The air temperature was above freezing and when my friends and I started our exercise walk at 7 we were not deterred by light rain Suddenly though the ground beneath our feet was no longer terra firma but sheets of ice that formed when the rain hit the colder than air sidewalk And suddenly I was on the ground surrounded by black ice and unable to get up unaided I escaped with a bruised hip but the next day I encountered two men who had broken arms when unaware of the ice hazard they ventured out to buy bagels for breakfast Even knowing of and being equipped for the risk of losing one s footing on slippery surfaces is no guarantee you will remain upright I have tried shoes with every kind of sole and finally resorted to a pair of ice cleats to attach to my boots when I trek over snow covered ice so that puppy Max can run loose in the park every morning A word of warning Those cleats are treacherously slippery on marble and tile floors But it can be easy to fall even when streets are dry as my friend Lynda Gould of Manhattan can attest At 63 she tripped on a subway grate and broke her elbow Two years later while rushing to move her car she caught her rubber soled shoe on a slight bump in the pavement fell and broke her hip And four years after that on a dry day in mid March she caught her foot in a tree guard fell and broke her shoulder It had been a quiet winter weather wise and I remarked to the surgeon that business must be slow she said He replied It s never quiet in New York people are falling all the time I tend to drag my feet and catch them on things on the sidewalk especially when I m tired Also when I m distracted as when a nattily dressed woman caught her eye Ms Gould now 71 explained In addition my balance is not good She s done some Tai Chi which is excellent for improving balance and has worked on a balance board with a physical therapist At her doctor s suggestion she will now take lessons with a Pilates instructor And I hope she ll take my advice as well to stop rushing so much consciously pick her feet up even when tired and always always watch where she s walking Friends wonder why I often find money on the street It s because I keep one eye on the ground in front of me And after tripping twice on the same broken sidewalk I ve learned not to carry packages that block my vision Despite her pain and suffering Ms Gould a glass halffull type of person sees a bright side to her many mis haps There were always people who stopped to pick me up and get the help I needed People can be terrific it renews your faith in humanity Of course young children fall more than any other age group but the consequences are rarely more serious than a skinned knee or smashed ice cream cone and thus don t get counted in official tallies Fall injuries requiring medical attention rise almost linearly from age 18 on peaking at 115 per 1 000 adults 75 and older Statistics among older people are indeed daunting Dr Laurence Z Rubenstein chairman of geriatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine reports that those 65 and older constitute about 13 percent of the population but account for three fourths of all deaths caused by falls About 40 percent in this age group fall at least once a year one in 40 of them ends up in the hospital after which only half are still alive a year later Among the factors that account for these grim data are underlying ailments including osteoporosis age related physiological changes like slowed protective reflexes sensory losses like poor eyesight medication side effects a stiffer less coordinated gait loss of muscle tone and strength and a drop in blood pressure upon arising as well as environmental hazards like icy or uneven sidewalks and loose rugs Another factor is fear of falling especially common among those who have already sustained a bad fall Fear can become a self fulfilling prophecy that by curbing activity can lead to a loss of muscle tone balance and bone density and increase the chance of a disastrous fall In the short run fear can be protective if it helps you avoid hazardous situations Dr Rubenstein said But by limiting one s activities and exercise fear can result in weakness that actually increases the risk of falling In the worst case scenario he added the fear can become a real neurosis where people are afraid to go out of the house and thus become isolated weaker and ultimately more prone to falls indoors as well as out Maintaining muscle strength with advancing years is critical to reducing the risk of falls Dr Rubenstein said So is improving balance Some age related loss of balance is inevitable but some is reversible he said He suggested a balance self test With someone ready to steady you if needed stand with feet together and eyes closed How long before you begin to lose your balance Can you do it at all Or stand on one leg behind a chair without holding on If you cannot remain stable for 30 seconds you need help with balance Now try it with your eyes closed A normal 25 year old can do it for about 30 seconds while a 65 year old may last only 5 seconds
The Far-Reaching Effects of a Fall  By JANE E. BRODY MARCH 9, 2015   New York Times Although statistics show that most fal...
Phone Scams You might have received a phone call saying that you may have won a gift card or a car or a cash price You were either surprised or puzzled if you got this call Then perhaps you were tempted to call and inquire further The scammer will put pressure on you to provide your personal information including your Social Security number credit card number or other important numbers which you should never give to unknown people over the phone VRSCA representatives had the opportunity to interview a victim of a scam This person s identity was changed in this article to protect her privacy Mary received a VP call saying that she won a prize The caller who was a scammer said he needed Mary s Social Security number to report her prize to the IRS The scammer put a lot of pressure on Mary At first Mary was surprised and thrilled that she won a prize She was about to give her Social Security number and most of the information that the scammer asked for but somehow the VRS interpreter made a face and shook her head Mary was puzzled and did not know what was going on She then asked the interpreter to hang up on this VP call The VRS interpreter explained to Mary that she could tell that the phone call was a scam Mary was so glad that she made the right decision even though she wanted the money She could have been a victim if it was not for the VRS interpreter who intervened through her facial clue Not all VRS interpreters would have helped VRS consumers because their job is only to interpret the VRS calls and pass information between the callers They are not to make any kind of comment on their own Laughter is the Best Medicine Here are two great internet articles about scammers that you can read For Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information go to www Consumer FTC GOV This article reports on different signs of a scam and how you can recognize a scam phone call It describes some signs of a scam call that you should keep in mind Please take the time to read it and share this information with others Here are a few things to help you identify possible telemarketing scams You may receive a call and the caller may say the following but not limited to You have been especially selected for this offer You have won one of five valuable prizes You will get a free bonus if you buy our product You have won big money in a foreign lottery This investment is low risk and provides a higher return than you can get higher returns anywhere else You have to make up your mind right away The AARP Bulletin has a lot of good information on money scams and has reported on for example callers who impersonate pretends or act as IRS agents when they really were not IRS agents to try to get money out of na ve people AARP also has a website that provides good information on scams Check this website for money scams www aarp org money scams fraud info 2016 2017scams to avoid html A Perfect Marriage crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling 95 000 A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years They had shared everything They had talked about everything They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about it He asked her about the contents When we were to be married she said my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue She told me that if I ever got angry with you I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll For all of these years he had never thought about the box but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover The little old man was so moved he had to fight back tears Only two precious dolls were in the box She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving He almost burst with happiness In trying to sort out their affairs the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife s bedside Honey he said that explains the dolls but what about all of this money Where did it come from She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box When he opened it he found two Oh she said That s the money I made from selling the dolls Winter 2017 Page 29
Phone Scams  You might have received a phone call saying that you may have won a gift card or a car or a cash     price. Y...
Real Estate on a Cruise Ship By Andy Lange CCA As any real estate agent will tell you the number one rule in real estate is location location location This holds true for your stateroom aboard a cruise ship Let s explore the wonderful world of real estate on a cruise ship Your room on a cruise ship is called a cabin or stateroom and is akin to a hotel room but typically much smaller Three Sections of A ship There are three sections to a cruise ship the aft back of ship mid and forward sections The left side of a ship is called the port side and the right side is called starboard side Each section has its own pros and cons Pricing of your cruise is based on which section deck size and side of the ship your room is located The midship section offers stability of the ship easy access to the activities on board the ship Cabins located mid ship are higher priced than those in aft or forward Many deaf people prefer the forward section because it offers the least vibration Levels of Accommodations Inside or Interior cabins are inside the ship with no windows and located all over the ship These rooms are often small and pitch black when you turn the lights off No windows some ships are installing virtual windows which are computer screens showing you the outside of the ship Size Matters Cruise ships are often called floating resorts but unless you get into the elaborate suites ship cabins are less spacious than hotel rooms Balconies make the space feel bigger which is one reason that cabins that have them are so popular Categories Cabin Categories are based on location amenities proximity to the elevators and stairs as one example how close is the cabin to the action of the ship The theater restaurants dining room bars pool and other places people enjoy on a cruise ship Cruise ships have different categories that are priced differently When booking a cabin on a cruise ship it is a good idea to think about what you want to do mostly on a cruise Do you want to lounge around the pool most days Then an upper deck level might be a good idea since the pool is up on top of the ship Do you like to gamble Get a room close to the casino Do you plan to visit the spa often Do you have kids Being close to the kid s center is a good idea or to avoid kids get a room far away from the kid s center And avoid being too close to the ship s engine room which you ll maybe hear smell and feel vibration Finally if you opt for an outside or balcony cabin watch out for locations that have obstructed views you don t want the natural light in your cabin blocked by say a lifeboat The level of accommodation determines how big and fancy of a bathroom you get All cabins on a cruise ship have GTY Cabin their own small bathroom If you re flexible about location you can pick a guarantee cabin which means you choose a stateroom Suites are cabins that are larger than the other rooms category rather than a specific cabin on the cruise ship more luxurious and have higher level of service for the Giving up the power to select your cabin s exact location passengers Suites are usually located in the forward means you might but not always snag yourself a good section of the ship and on upper level decks Suites deal GTY cabins are the lowest priced cabins in that almost always have balconies Or Verandah as some specific category The downside is you might end up cruise lines now call their cabins with a balcony with the worst cabin and location You usually learn of Balcony These rooms have sliding glass doors that your cabin location the day you arrive allow you step out onto your balcony and can enjoy the fresh ocean air They are located along the length of the ship and the backside Cabins with a balcony are in high Other Considerations Before you choose a category think about how much demand time you re going to spend in your cabin If you re just Ocean View OV cabins are those that have either a going to be there to sleep shower and change your port hole round or picture window square Cabins clothes you can save a bundle by going small and cheap located lower down are usually those with portholes GTY If you plan to hang out in your cabin a lot book Higher up cabins get picture windows These windows do not open con t next page
Real Estate on a Cruise Ship  By Andy Lange, CCA  As any real estate agent, will tell you, the number one rule in real est...
The Communicator Clear Mask Clear Communication Advanced Protection By Anne McIntosh Ph D We told you about the clear mask coming to a dentist or doctor near you in an earlier issue of New Horizons We are pleased to provide this update that the FDA has approved The Communicator clear mask The mask is scheduled to launch in November 2016 Before I get into the mask I want to make sure all deaf seniors reading New Horizons know that many of the significant advances in communication have a direct connection to deafness Samuel Morse invented the Morse Code his second wife was deaf Alexander Graham Bell in his attempt to create a hearing amplification device invented the telephone both Bell s mother and wife were deaf Dr Vinton Cerf who is late deafened co invented the Internet He wanted to help level the playing field between hearing and deaf employees Everyone benefits from these inventions not just deaf people Now we can add another device that will propel communication and again thanks to deaf people Like all of you I had an experience of not being able to follow dialogue well I found myself in a large metropolitan hospital s OR to have an unscheduled C section to deliver our first baby The doctors and nurses were all garbed up in surgical scrubs and wore masks that prevented me from speechreading them What were they saying What were they asking I had no clue I remember feeling helpless while running multiple scenarios through my head of things that could go wrong I immediately began to think about all culturally Deaf late deafened and hard of hearing people and realized that my situation was not an isolated case I was compelled to act on behalf of all of us The Communicator clear mask is an FDA approved N 95 surgical mask Manufactured by Prestige Ameritech in North Richland Hills TX this mask proudly is made in the USA We encourage you to look for the mask on Amazon com coming soon You may want to order a clear mask to try for yourself or show it to your medical providers Another way is to copy this New Horizons article The Communicator Clear Mask and bring it to your dentist or physician s office by showing it to the doctor or an administrative assistant in the office the largest space you can afford Who you cruise with will also determine what type of cabin you need Spouse significant other Most cabins have twin lower beds In most cases these can be combined to make a queen size bed request whatever configuration you want Friends Beyond the two twins if there are additional friends check if a cabin comes with 3rd and 4th berths and as an alternative some ships offer connecting cabins with a common door between them Kids Same as for Friends above except kids will love using the ladder Solo See if your ship has any cabins designed and priced for singles they are rare making NCL EPIC and ESCAPE note worthy because these ships have many of them To sum up pricing is based on the category of the cabin The Inside cabins are the cheapest suites the most expensive You generally pay less if you are in the bowels of the ship and more if your cabin is located on the sunnier upper decks upper deck cabins may be larger and have nicer furnishings and amenities too Suites and balcony cabins tend to sell out first The timing of your booking also plays a role in pricing The earlier you book the lower the price Pricing on a cruise ship changes frequently You ll also see many different promotions going on to sell these rooms The closer to sell out of a ship the faster and higher the pricing rises Taking a wait and see position does not work well with cruise ships Best to book early as possible Then if pricing changes you can ask for re pricing if you have not made final payment For more information feel free to contact your travel agent LET S GO CRUISING Winter 2017 Page 31
The Communicator Clear Mask. Clear Communication. Advanced Protection. By Anne McIntosh, Ph.D. We told you about the clear...
Reflective Question 2 While growing up who was and or is your role model Why This role model can be hearing or deaf Shirley Hicks My paternal grandmother Ida Starr always paid attention to me and helped me feel a part of a large hearing family by showering me with much love She got me interested in the family genealogy which made me proud of the family This had a huge influence on my personal character education choices and family ties Sandra Goldstein My mom was my role model when I was growing up She was always there for me and always tried to teach me things that I was too young to learn on my own For example she advised me not to be afraid to make a mistake and not to make the same mistake twice No matter how much effort you put into something no matter how well you prepare you will make mistakes Fallibility is human It s how we learn Richard Boyheno My father s brother Howard played a dual role as my uncle and surrogate dad while I was growing up He taught me many ways to become independent He took me to many events such as ball games military shows and amusement parks He was a fireman and then eventually became a fire chief As my uncle he did everything for me as if I were his own son Frank Amann My father was my role model until he passed away when I was 11 years old He had a great sense of humor and instilled his leadership skills in me His love of nature and building definitely influenced me My mother took over as my role model after he passed and both of them were influential in shaping my life Bonelle Amann My role model was definitely Ralph White who was my English teacher for 4 years in high school He is the reason I have good communication skills He was also my drama coach and helped me develop my confidence in taking on the challenges of life Gregg Brooks Byron B Burnes has always been the one who inspired me to become actively involved in the NAD state associations of the deaf and Deaf politics He often encouraged me and I developed my confidence with him as my example to follow He always respected his students and they in turn respected him Kathryn Caldcleugh Immediately Ruth Seeger comes to my mind She was excellent in counseling young or elderly people I always admired her fairness and respect for all of us She came to TSD in my senior year and I have followed her examples during my lifetime Jack Cassell Keith Lange and Olaf Tolleson are two men who gave me the courage to engage in deep debates I also want to mention Bob and Rosie Gehm who were my foster parents They opened the door to information I never knew and gave me my first exposure to ASL after I enrolled at the Oregon School for the Deaf Barbara Goldman I had a female P E teacher at Hollywood High School who gave me confidence in sports She made me believe I could compete in swimming and I was able to beat a varsity swimmer who was the school s best swimmer I then became more social and positive about meeting challenges in life Alex Caddy Donald Kissel was the first deaf adult I met when I was in the 4th grade in Des Moines Iowa He and I talked often about what deaf people can do I have never forgotten his wise words of advice and he made me who I am today David Myers Boyce Williams was the top deaf leader in the federal government during the 50s 60s His leadership greatly influenced me in choosing my career in vocational rehabilitation Williams definitely developed my personal character as a deaf person William Harper Mr Chess was an excellent 8th grade teacher who helped me a great deal at the time I was losing my hearing and I ve always admired what he did for me Another mentor was Archie Stack then my algebra teacher at the Washington School for the Deaf who went on to become the principal and superintendent of WSD Stack hired me as a teacher for WSD Page 32 Winter 2017
Reflective Question  2 While growing up, who was and or is your role model  Why  This role model can be hearing or deaf Sh...
Southwest Airlines magazine January 2017 Winter 2017 Page33
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ADDITIONS SOUGHT FOR DSA NAD SENIOR RESOURCE LISTING At the 2007 DSA Conference in Orlando Fl this first ever Senior Resources listing was announced as a joint NAD Senior Citizens Section NAD SCS It can be seen at www nad org seniorresources If you wish to add a senior housing facility or social club to this listing or if you wish to make corrections please send email to ron nomeland nad org be sure to mention Senior Resources in the subject line Updates will be posted on a periodic basis Are you planning to move soon If so please do let us know so that you will not miss any DSA magazine issues name ________________________________________________________ old address __________________________________________________ new address __________________________________________________ Please clip or write on piece of paper and mail it to Michael Lockhart 5619 Ainsley Ct Boynton Beach Fl 33437 1503 DSA New Horizons Full Color Advertisement 1Issue 4 Issues Full Page 7 w x 10 h 500 00 1600 00 Inside Front Full Page 7 w x 10 h 600 00 1700 00 Inside Back Full Page 7 w x 10 h 600 00 1700 00 Center Page 16 w x 10 h 1200 00 3000 00 Half Page 7 w x 5 h or 3 w x 10 h 250 00 800 00 Half Page Outside back page 7 w x 7 h 350 00 900 00 Quarter Page 3 w x 5 h 125 00 400 00 Business Card 75 00 250 00 New Horizon is published four times a year January April June September Over 2 000 members with readership of about 5 000 individuals accessing DSA magazines Deadlines for AD SUBMISSIONS April 10 June 10 September 10 January 10 If we are to design prepare to create an advertisement for you contact the editor for a quote Payment is due after 30 days after the ad deadline For more information Contact susan sien editor at dsaoogle gmail com VP Voice 512 900 6339 and or FT Text 512 900 6339 DEAF SENIORS OF AMERICA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Membership fee is 10 00 per person and is good until the 2017 DSA Conference in Houston Texas It will include Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 one NH magazine per household After the DSA 2017 Houston conference it will be 20 00 for two years First Name _____________________________________ Last Name ________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________________ City _______________________________________________State _______________ Zip ______________ Email ____________________________VP _________________________ Text ________________________ Please cut out and mail this form with a check payable to Deaf Seniors of America DSA to Mike Lockhart 5619 Ainsley Court Boynton Beach Fl 33437 1503 Thank you for supporting DSA
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new horizons deaf seniors of america RETURN TO Michael Lockhart 5619 Ainsley Court Boynton Beach Fl 33437 1503 DEADLINE FOR SPRING ISSUE April 10th CALL TO CONFERENCE This is an official call to the biennial conference of DSA April 2 9 2017 at the Westin Galleria Houston Texas WRITERS NEEDED The DSA magazine would love to print or reprint your writings poems or unusual story you may have experienced You may already have something written in the past or have something you liked that was written by someone else to share with DSA members Deaf and hearing writers are welcome to contribute their work in our magazine We are happy to help anyone who might be concerned about their writing skills and writers can be confident they will receive help Please let the editor Susan Sien know at dsaoogle gmail com Call for Nominations Here is your opportunity to run for office for Deaf Seniors of America A candidate must be an active member in good standing at the start of the Conference and has attended at least one previous conference Elections will be held during the general Business meeting at the DSA 2017 Houston conference on April 8 2017 The following positions are open President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Six Year Board Member Anyone who is interested in running for office please contact June McMahon at junemcmahon21 aol com or VP 561 536 4082
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