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An Important Meeting on January 7 2017

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UPDATED 1-6-2017; ASL interpreter available at Aunty Mimi's Astro-Bash!

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News from our blog

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Aloha Everyone, 
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Deaf Chat Coffee on January 14 2017

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Come on! Join the fun ! 

When: January 14 2017
Let's enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee.

Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall,  

Time: 6 pm - 9 pm (wrong time on website Deaf Chat Coffee) 

Hearing people also welcome! Take your family and friends to this unique event, please! 

Miss this chat ? Don't worried ! Deaf Chat Coffee will find on every 2nd Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9 pm at Starbucks 

Hosted by J Needham (jmpng1@gmail.com)

New ASL lessons begin in February 2017

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Merry Christmas from bigasland.com !

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Deaf Santa Christmas on the Big Island !

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Deaf community, you are welcome to attend this potluck. Please bring snacks or drinks to share (water or juice only)

Hosted by the Waimea Elementary School deaf class

Deaf Christmas Party on December 10

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Deaf Coffee Pictures on November 12

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Deaf Coffee Chat on December 10

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Come on! Join the fun ! 

When: December 10 2016
Let's enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee.

Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall,  

Time: 6 pm - 9 pm (wrong time on website Deaf Chat Coffee) 

Hearing people also welcome! Take your family and friends to this unique event, please! 

Miss this chat ? Don't worried ! Deaf Chat Coffee will find on every 2nd Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9 pm at Starbucks 

Hosted by J Needham (jmpng1@gmail.com)

The surfing camp on Friday, December 2 for deaf children and children with special abilities !

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Deaf Beach Day on November 19 2016

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In memory of James "Jim" Souza

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Some of you already know Jim passed on September 10. For Jim Souza's Celebration of Life, a lot of people from the Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai attended the Memorial Service at Kahiu Town Hall on October 22nd in Waimea. He worked hard for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community on the Big Island in the last decades. Judy Martin, long time companion of Jim, got Certificate of Appreciation from State of Hawaii Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Certificates of Appreciation from our Mayor's Committee, DD Council from the State of Hawaii and letters from the Mayor's Committee for Jim. Our condolences to Jim's family!


Emergency Communication Workshop in ASL on December 10

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Deaf Chat Coffee on November 12 in Hilo

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Come on! Join the fun !  When: November 12th 2016 Let's enjoy our Saturday at 6 pm - 9 pm. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee. Where: Starbucks,  111 Puainako Street, Hilo Time: 6 pm - 9 pm  Hearing people also welcome!
Take your family and friends to this unique event, please! 
Hosted by J Needham (jmpng1@gmail.com)

Deaf Chat Coffee also in Hilo !

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Come on! Join the fun ! 

When: October 8 2016

Let's enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee.

Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall,  
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm (wrong time on website Deaf Chat Coffee) 

Hearing people also welcome! Take your family and friends to this unique event, please! 


Miss this chat ? Don't worried ! Deaf Chat Coffee will find on every 2nd Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9 pm at Starbucks 


Resource: website Deaf Chat Coffee (Sept 2016)

9th Annual Art Festival on October 8

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New Sign Language Class in Hawi !

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Potluck a small presentation from Sprint Relay Hawaii Pictures September 10

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East Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum on October 6 in Hilo

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Vlad, we support you !

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deaffriendly | Vlad the Ironman and the Road to Kona

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The business, deaffriendly has written a great article about Vlad Schmidt. Visit the article on the website of deaffriendly below and read please ; deaffriendly | Vlad the Ironman and the Road to Kona

Come Support Deaf triathlete, Vlad Schmidt on October 8 2016

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The Ironman World Championship is a triathlon held annually since 1978 to swim the distance of 2.4 miles (3.86 km), a 112 miles (180.3 km) cycling and 26 miles 385 yards (42,2 km) (marathon distance) running. The contest serves as a world championship for this triathlon distance. Through games of the Ironman circuit can qualify for the match. There are more than 2,000 athletes. One of them is deaf. His name is Vlad Schmidt from Seattle, Washington. He is a great inspiration for the deaf youth on the Big Island. Come show your support for #teamVLAD

Potluck and a small presentation from Sprint Relay Hawaii on September 10

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Deaf Beach Day Pictures on June 4

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Summer Potluck Pictures on August 6th

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Looking for a Job?

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ASL interpreter for the press conference today, July 23 about Darby

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Introduction of a new ASL interpreter, Michael Labadie-Mendes on the Big Island

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Summer Potluck on Coconut Island, Hilo on August 6th 2016

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Hawaii Governor David Ige signed in law a new LEAD-K bill, SB 2476 video

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UPDATE JULY 22; CANCELLED DUE TO TROPICAL STORM, DARBY/ Come to 9th Annual Art Festival on July 23 please !

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Summer ASL course at the University of Hilo

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Deaf Beach Day on June 4 2016

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Deaf Beach Day Pictures from May 7

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