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AUGUST HOH WILL GO TO MADAME TUSSAUD’S WAX MUSEUM – Janne Bidenko

The last time we visited this museum was exactly 3 years ago, when it was enjoyed by everyone.  Some of the wax figures we looked at were, Captain Cook, Ned Kelly , Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, John Howard, Gough Whitlam,  Julia Gillard, Barak Obama, Dawn Fraser, Shane Warne, Mark Webber, Greg Norman, Rove McManus, Alf Stewart from Home & Away, Harold Bishop from Neighbours,  international film stars and other famous people. There may be new ones there by now as well. It was very hands on, where our Deafblind members were able to feel the figures and their clothes.

WHEN: Saturday 25 August 2018

MEET: We will catch the Rivercat from Rydalmere Wharf at 9:58AM, so be there by 9:45.  Remember Travel pass.

COST OF ENTRY: $35, AND BRING Companion Cards for Volunteers and support workers who will get in free with this and so able to support you.

COST OF LUNCH AND COFFEES: There is a coffee shop next to venue, sml coffee $4.50 and lge $5.50, they have combos of toasted sandwiches & coffee for $9, Wedges and sml coke/sprite $7.50, chicken wraps & lge coke/sprite $11.90, pies $5.90, sausage rolls $5.50, or together with a soft drink for $9, but please allow enough money for this, or you can bring your own lunch and just buy coffee or drink if wished.

 

We will be having lunch about 1.00PM and try to catch the 3.02PM Rivercat back to Rydalmere. Please contact Janne 0432 570 210 for transport ASAP.  Can volunteers please advise too, please?

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BUNNINGS SAUSAGE SIZZLES – Janne Bidenko

We have another BBQ booked for 15th September at Lidcombe, for anyone intending to join us. As usual all the help we can get will be mvery welcome.

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MEETINGS FOR 2ND HALF of 2018

Board Meetings -         Interpreters
10/08/18
12/10/18
14/12/18

Advocacy Meetings – Interpreters
18/07/18
17/10/18

Technology Practice Session 10-12.30am
20/07/18
17/08/18
21/09/18
19/10/18
16/11/18

Craft in afternoon 1-3pm
20/07/18
17/08/18
21/09/18
19/10/18
16/11/18

HOH Club
28/07/18
25/08/18
29/09/18
27/10/18
24/11/18 (Christmas outing) 

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USHER SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY        
CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 14TH 2018 IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

This year, UsherKids Australia will celebrate Usher Syndrome Awareness Day with a Connections Conference in Melbourne.  The conference will provide the Australian Usher community the opportunity to connect with families of children with Usher syndrome, clinicians, researchers and services providers. The program will include an update from the International Usher Syndrome Symposium in Germany in July,  inspiring Usher stories from our ambassadors, the progress of  Australian Usher syndrome research and an update on the NDIS. 

More detailed information about the program will be provided throughout the year. 

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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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