Signing Circle on Wednesday, June 3 in Waimea

Dear Signing Circle,

 We are meeting Wednesday, June 3, at 1:45 p.m at the Food Court at Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Waimea.

 To kick off summer, we are going to play a fun game to learn more ASL signs about places.  Start imagining, "If you could send someone to somewhere fun, where would you send them?"   Members of the Circle will ask you Yes/No questions to see if they can guess the place.  If you don't know the ASL sign for the place, you can always spell it.  Hopefully, someone in the Circle will know the sign(s).    

 In our last meeting, we were discussing the experience of the Late deaf and others who wrestle with tech aids and devices for hearing.  Please bring any names that you can recommend to those seeking device professionals on the Big Island.  Moreover, if you know anyone in the Deaf community who would like to work as an ASL tutor to help members strengthen their ASL skills, please bring their contact information.    

 As always, our only rule is to try to keep our voices turned off during Signing Circle.  This motivates us to use ASL exclusively during our time together.  We can always use pen and paper, or finger spelling, and a great deal of pantomime when we hit a speed bump.  Funny misunderstandings are always a source of widespread giggles.

 Anyone interested in using ASL, learning ASL, and practicing ASL are all welcome.  Some of us are hard of hearing, some are Deaf, some are speaking, but we all share a love of ASL and a good sense of humor.  Beginners and experts enjoy the Circle.  It's just a casual opportunity to learn cool new signs, make new friends, and re-connect.  

 See you next Wednesday! 

Hosted by Nancy Oppenheim


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