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27-29 OCTOBER HAND-OVER-HAND OUTING – Janetta Simpson

OUR NEXT OUTING,

Umm I “wonder” where that can be? I’, sure that you ALL should be able to inform me by now? Can I see you all shouting back/signing back quickly at me Myuna Bay”???

As I go to write this, its ONLY 22 sleeps till we arrive there! It will be about 15 by the time you have received this!! Hard to believe its finally on the last lot of weeks!!

Some facts..-> we have 40 people going (sleeping) with a few extra that are able to assist our members during the day, and 1 guide dog. 

-> this camp has been in planning since July 2016.

-> Activities that we have the chance of doing are archery, rock climbing, giant swing, kayacking and 2 that weren’t at Berry camp, Flying fox and commando course.

 -> other activities (db run/with assistance of our wonderful volunteers or your support workers). Swimming in the MASSIVE swimming pool, bush walks, yoga, zumba, PHOTOGRAPHY!!!, Maybe lucky to hand feed rainbow lorikeets, Bocca, cricket, tenpin bowling, UNO- who’s up to “challenge Janetta”?? fun night time activities (warning Not only marshmallows cooking this time!!) AND MANY MORE THINGS!! -.Myuna Bay is 90mins north of Sydney or 30mins south of Newcastle. 

->I’m so looking forward to having a fun weekend away with you all!

->Soon you will be receiving a list of what to bring, one of the things is a photo of yourself (for members only) when you were a baby/toddler and place in an envelope with your name, e.g. “Irene Janetta” and on Friday night your volunteer/support worker will help you give this to me for an activity during the camp, doing it this way will allow everyone to do this fun activity bar me! As I need to set it up for our volunteers/support workers.

->PLEASE remember that no one is allowed to arrive PRIOR to 5PM, Tea will be at 6pm, see you all when you arrive!

PS ps ps Andy is coming from Qld!!! We all looking forward to catching up with you Andy and we are excited and ever thankful coming all the way from Townsville to assist us and visit us at camp!!

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HOH DEAFBLIND CAMP 27-29 OCTOBER 2017, MYUNA BAY
This camp will be held at Myuna Bay Sport & Recreation Camp, leaving Strathfield late Friday afternoon 27th October and returning Sunday 29th.
We will have more details closer to the date, but please find forms below:

APPLICATION - HOH CAMP MYUNA BAY – 27-29 OCTOBER 2017 

The intention is to leave Strathfield at 4.30pm Friday 27th and return Sunday evening, leaving Myuna Bay 4.30pm arriving back approx. 6.30pm.
NAME: …………………………………………………………………….
ADDRESS: ………………………………………………………………..
PHONE OR SMS: ………………………………………………………..
VOLUNTEER: Yes / No
I AM A DEAFBLINDPERSON:  Yes/No
I AM A COMPANION CARD HOLDER: Yes/No
SUPPORT NEEDS:      When I communicate with other people I prefer they use:
___ Auslan           ___ HOH Auslan           ___ Visual Frame
___ Fingerspelling        ___ Spoken English
___ Other support needs e.g. wheelchair………………………………

MEDICAL PROBLEMS OR NEEDS: ……………………………………
Do you take any medications?        Yes / No -- 
Need assistance?            Yes / No

Do you have any food allergies? ........................................................
Vegetarian?  Yes / No     Gluten Free?   Yes /   No
In case of emergency, who should we contact?
Name: ……………………………………..  Relationship …………………..
Daytime phone………………………          Voice or  SMS

Evening phone ………………………         Voice or SMS
Do you consent to being given emergency treatment if necessary?          Yes / No
I agree that any photos taken may be used at DBA’s discretion.             Yes / No
Date of birth: …………………………………….
Signed: …….………………………………………………………………...

REGISTRATION: MEMBERS - $175       Non-MEMBERS-  $275
Deposit to hold place to be paid by 30th May 2017 - $50, with application form.
Remember, accepted campers with a $50 deposit have preference, should there be limited places.
VOLUNTEER FORM FOR HOH CLUB CAMP - MYUNA BAY     27-29 October 2017
Please note that this information is confidential.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name: ________________________________________________
Phone number:  _____________________________________________
Mobile number:_ ______________________ SMS only
Email address: ________________________________________________ 

EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS
Name:     ________________________________________________
Relationship to you: ________________________________________________
Phone number:  _______________________________________________
Mobile number:  ___________________________________SMS only
Email address:   ________________________________________________

MEDICAL
Do you have any medical conditions that we need to be aware of? i.e. back injury, asthma, severe allergy to food or medication?
Do you take any medication we need to be aware of?  
Do you have private health insurance? If YES which organisation

FOOD 
Do you have any special diet i.e. Gluten free, lactose intolerant, vegetarian etc?
Please be specific what your exact requirements are.

EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAFBLIND
Please give examplesof your work and volunteer experience.

LEVEL OF AUSLAN SKILLS (IF ANY)- Please be specific – Tick
Short Course
Community Course
Certificate 2
Certificate 3
Family member
Community

Any other experience ____________________________________

SIGHTED GUIDE: Do you have you any experience or training in sighted guide?  Please be specific and list below. Volunteer training will be given during the year including sighted guide.

YOUR PRIMARY COMMUNICATION MODE
(e.g. AUSLAN/ENGLISH/ORAL)

OTHER
Is there anything else we need to know about you when planning for the Deafblind camp?

TRANSPORT
Buses will bring participants and some volunteers to the camp at Myuna BaySport and Recreation Centre, B53, Wangi Rd, Myuna Bay NSW 2264
Please indicate if you require transport from Strathfield to the campsite
For those travelling to the campsite independently please do not arrive at Myuna Bay earlier than 5pm on the 27th of October.
I can volunteer to provide transport for people.  Please indicate number of people you are willing to transport in your vehicle ______

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2017 HAND-OVER-HAND CAMP

Myuna Bay Sport & Rec Camp, Lower Hunter, NSW
Friday 27-29th October 2017
Watch Rainbow News for more information in early 2017.

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WFDB CONFERENCE

To be held in Spain 20-27 June 2018
Including:
- 5th WFDB General Assembly 21-22 June 2018
- 11th Helen Keller World Conference 24-26 June 2018
- Celebration of Deafblind Day 27 June 2018

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17th DEAFBLIND INTERNATIONAL WORLD CONFERENCE

Hosted by Able Australia, the 17th Deafblind International World Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia on 12-16 August 2019.

Mark this date in your diary and watch this space as we continue to add more information about what's on, where to go and what to expect.

In the meantime, if you need to know anything please send an email to dbi2019@ableaustralia.org.au

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