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6th Annual Joint Winter Christmas Party in Hilo

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December is a time for celebrate.  Also, Deaf community on the Big Island celebrated Christmas Party. On December 16, 35 adults and children joined Diamond Head School Alumni 6th Annual Joint Winter Christmas Party at the Mokuola Ballroom 1 of the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. The Mokuoloa Ballroom 1 has a beautiful lookout to Coconut Island and Hilo Bay. That is not the first time to happen on the Big Island. Two years ago, Diamond Head School celebrated with the Deaf community in Kailua Kona.


























Laura Roberts, President of Diamond Head School Alumni gives awards to volunteers. Beverly Greenwell and Myles Nishiyama got the certificate of Appreciation. Also, Norman Kai from the Big Island got this certificate.









Deaf Santa visited the Big Island For Fourth Time !

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Big Island Deaf Club, Angela Nagata (Teacher of the Deaf), Deaf Mental Health Services (Roxsanne Tomita), Dominos Pizza Waimea, Toys for Tots, and Parker Ranch Shopping Center supported a Deaf Santa Christmas at the Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Waimea on December 7 2017. In the Parker Ranch Shopping Center Food Court Room, Deaf students from Waimea- and Keaau Elementary School came with her/his family for a delightful visit and photos with Deaf Santa at Parker Ranch Center. Also, they shared with children with the autism from Kona Classes to greet "Santa!" in American Sign Language.









ASL Class also in Kona for the first time in the history !

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American Sign Language (ASL)
ASL 1a with Angela Nagata: Tuesdays, 2/6 - 4/10 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm, Palamanui Campus, TBD (Nearby Int Airport Kona), $ 100
Required text: Signing Naturally, Units 1-6, etc.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER: CALL: 932-7830 VISIT: Hilo.hawaii.edu/ccecs



New ASL Class also in the Spring 2018 !

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Summary of DHHAB Meeting on November 11 2017 in Oahu

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Big Island Deaf Club and another Neighbor Islands attend the DHHAB Meeting in Honolulu, Oahu on November 11. The president of Aloha State Association of the Deaf, Darlene Ewan made a video summary of Introduction, DHHAB Selection of Order, DHHAB CSC, NAD Board Meeting in Honolulu, Honolulu Police Department, Open Captioning and Other Related Bills. Here is a video below; 
Resource: Aloha State Association of the Deaf

Disabled Job Seekers Left In Limbo By Agency's Cash Crunch

Disabled Job Seekers Left In Limbo By Agency's Cash Crunch: Hawaii's vocational rehabilitation program insists the problem is temporary, but some clients fear they'll lose their support.

Nuclear Threat and Accessibility

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Resource: Aloha State Association of the Deaf

Tired of rain ? Please come at the Deaf Chat Coffee on December 9 !

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Come on! Join the fun ! When: December 92017 Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee. Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo 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 (JMPN91@gmail.com)

Deaf Santa event on the Big Island

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Thanksgiving feast on November 11 at Punaluu Black Beach

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Aloha Independent Living provides new support group in November.

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Christmas Luncheon in Hilo on December 16

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Aloha Everyone, Diamond Head School Alumni has established for the sixth time, Christmas Lunch. The location will be at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in Hilo on December 16. This event is for all Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing. Here are attachment forms for anyone interested in joining the social gathering. Print these please. Mahalo! Diamond Head School Alumni



Deaf Chat Coffee on November 11

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Come on! Join the fun ! When: November 112017 Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee. Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo 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 (JMPN91@gmail.com)

West Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum (Need an interpreter ASL ? See more info below)

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New ASL Class in the Fall

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Deaf Chat Coffee on September 9

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Come on! Join the fun ! When: September 92017 Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee. Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo 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 (JMPN91@gmail.com)

ASL Interpreter available at 3rd East Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum on September 7

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Deaf Beach Day on September 9 2017

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Deaf Student Astronaut Contest Winner, Julia Goes to Big Island

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Last minute; ASL Potluck at Coconut Island on August 12th

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Summary about a deaf friendly show, The Miracle Worker

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On May 7 2017, we visited the Aloha Theater in Kealakekua. This historic building from 1932 is on a busy road, the Mamalahoa Highway. Kealakekua is a former sugar plantation village and is south of Kailua Kona. Everyone thought this theater was in Hilo but it is in Kealakekua. The professional business, Aloha Performing Arts Company, gave the show, The Miracle Worker from May 5th to 21st, 2017. The story of The Miracle Worker is about the young life of a deaf blind woman, Helen Keller in Tuscumbia, Alabama and the impact of her life on her teacher, Annie Sullivan. This entertainment forgot the deaf community on the Big Island so they established a deaf friendly show on Sunday, May 7 2017 at 2:30 pm. They were very happy that we them came for the play. Inside, I saw that they wanted to share the poster of American hand alphabet and another poster about the life of Helen Keller. At the begin of the show, I realized that they knew what deaf visitors need; LIGHT. I enjoyed listening to a…

My experience with open captioning in Movie Theaters

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Since January 1, 2016, a new law requires theaters to offer movies with open captioning in the state of Hawaii. OC (Open Captioning) means subtitles on the images of TV and movie theater screens and visible to everyone. The subtitles are often found on the bottom of the screen. Because of this law, we feel part of the movie entertainment world but it is not always perfect. In November 2016, I went to  Auditorium 1 of Regal Cinemas Prince Kuhio 9 in Hilo and found the Open Captioning a bit below the screen so I couldn't follow the complete sentences. I went to the staff of this movie theater for my complaint. For this reason, I got one free movie ticket and went to another Auditorium to see another movie. A few months later, March 2017, I again visited another cinema hall for a new movie and had the problem with OC. I found that this cinema forgot to put OC in this Auditorium so I again got a new movie ticket. A few days later, I went to the cinema and had no problems. My conclusio…

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

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The Hurricane season is here so it is important to get the latest news via email.

Here is the website for our Civil Defense Department http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/civil-defense/.

I encourage everyone to sign up for the Civil Defense  emergency notification/ alert service and to read the Hurricane Preparedness guide.

Deaf Chat Coffee on August 12

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Come on! Join the fun ! When: August 12 2017 Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee. Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo 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 (JMPN91@gmail.com)

Update Deaf Camping on July 7,8 n 9

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Polly moves back to the Mainland.

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Polly, one of our favorite ASL interpreters has moved back to the Mainland in the month of June. We will miss her. She is a wonderful supporter of the Big Island deaf community. Here is an update of the ASL interpreter list for the Big Island.

Deaf Chat Coffee on July 8

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Come on! Join the fun ! When: July 8 2017 Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee. Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo 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 (JMPN91@gmail.com)

Last Minute! Natural Hazard Preparedness Events

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Last Minute! Ask for an interpreter ASL for one of these events. See more detail info below! 










Deaf Chat Coffee on June 10

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A BIDC Meeting on June 10

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Two new ASL class also in the summer

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Deaf Camping on July 7 to July 9 2017 !

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Charity Walk Saturday May 13th.

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Charity Walk Saturday May 13th.
You can donate or become a walker.

For walkers:
Show up by 6:30 am to register
Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa
Walkers start at 7:00 am
Bring hat, sunblock, walking shoes, registration fee $35 and forms
Please see maps below

Or you can donate at
2_Keiki Kuli Connections

Donations will fall under the non-profit Keiki Kuli Connections which is partnering with Big Island Deaf Club. It will support programs for deaf/hh children on the big island.

Hosted by Angela Nagata