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TAFE CONSULTATION ON AUSLAN COURSES FOR 2019

2pm Thursday 22nd November at Ultimo Campus.

Come along to this meeting and let TAFE NSW know that Auslan courses should be maintained and any cuts to their scheduling are not acceptable. 

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CHRISTMAS BBQ AT BICENTENNIAL PARK HOMEBUSH BAY

SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER 2018

We have decided to have our Christmas at Bicentennial Park again this year, as our Deafblind people have voted for this, as they enjoyed last year, they have also voted to move this 1 week forward into December to be closer to Christmas.

This is located at Olympic Park, Homebush Bay, there are lovely short walks, close to where we will be seated, in one of the undercover pavilions. There are Tandem bikes for hire as well, which were popular a couple of years ago.

We will also take other games, that Janetta brought to the party previously, and were very popular.  Santa will visit and we will celebrate Christmas and the end of a very interesting year at DBA(NSW).

Venue: Bicentennial Park, near bicycle hire.

Time:   11.30am for 12.30 Christmas Lunch

Cost:    $15 plus bring a small gift to put under the Christmas tree to help Santa.

Please contact Janne on 0432 570 210 or janneb@iinet.net.au to book, so that we have numbers for buses EARLY. We are still not getting many replies either from participants or volunteers. 

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY GALA

Come and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with a disability in our local community. Enjoy some music, entertainment and great food as we celebrate this year's theme of empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.

When: Thursday 6 December

Time:6.30-9.30pm

Where: Lansdowne Room, Bankstown Sports Club, Entry via Mona Street

RSVP: 29 November

Cost: $15 (includes food, soft drink & entertainment)

Please note this is an over 18 event. Signing into the Club for the event will not be required.

For any further queries contact Council’s Community Development Team on 9789 9594.

This event has been organised in partnership with Disability Services Australia, Canterbury Bankstown Chamber of Commerce, The Multicultural Network, Settlement Services International - Ability Links, Bankstown Sports Club, Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs and MCYF.

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PHD RESEARCH INTO DEAFBLIND PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCES OF HOSPITAL 

Annmaree Watharoy is a Deafblind PHD candidate with University of Technology, Sydney. Annmaree is wanting to interview Deafblind people about their experiences of being in hospital.  Interviews can be face to face, email, mail or Skype.  Contact Annmaree if you are interested in sharing a story by email at 88547166@uts.edu.au

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PROPOSAL FOR MYUNA BAY SPORT & REC CAMP

October Long Weekend 2019, Friday afternoon 4/10/19 to Monday afternoon 7/10/19.

This would take place 1 week later than our usual HOH activity which would have been 28/9/19

As reported we missed out on our proposed 4 day camp at Berry because of lack of interest, also because we needed to confirm 30 paying participants, their support workers or volunteers free on participant’s Companion Cards. The cost for these 3 days will be $300.

We now wish to have early confirmation for people interested in this 3 day camp in October, as according to Sport & Rec’s new rules we will need 30 participants.  It is unlikely that we have 30 members wishing to go, so we may need to combine with another group and would like to ask for suggestions from members about other groups they are involved with. Suggestions so far are Ushers Group (who we would like to be included in initial numbers anyway) and Blind Sports NSW.

 

PLEASE REPLY TO janneb@iinet.net.au IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PUTTING YOUR NAME DOWN FOR THIS CAMP AND IF YOU HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR OTHER PEOPLE OR ORGANISATION WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US.

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MEETINGS FOR 2ND HALF of 2018

Board Meetings        

14/12/18

 

Technology Practice Session 10-12.30am

16/11/18

Craft in afternoon 1-3pm

16/11/18

HOH Club

24/11/18 (Christmas outing) 

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EARLY NOTICE OF DBA NSW AGM

– Saturday 2nd FEBRUARY 2019

This will be held as usual at Burwood RSL, this is also a Special Resolution Meeting to make changes to the Deafblind Association (NSW) Constitution.

These changes need to be discussed at the DBA Board meeting on 14th December, so we are requesting ALL the Board members be present at both these meetings.

We also invite all Deafblind Members to attend the AGM.  We wish to invite all members of the community interested in Deafblindness to attend the AGM as well.

 

Further details of the AGM will be in the December Rainbow but please keep the 5th February in your diary.

 

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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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