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Deaf Beach Day at Kiholo Bay on July 7 2018

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Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting in Waikoloa Village on June 21 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting on Thursday, June 21th to update residents about Volcanic Ash and Vog from Kilauea.

The briefing will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria.
68-1730 Hooko St, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

The ASL interpreters will be available there.



Pass this along to deaf friends please !

Update; every Tuesday, lava flow community meeting in Pahoa

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Tuesdays, to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area and Kapoho area.

The briefing will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !

Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on June 12th 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Tuesday, June 12th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area and Kapoho area.

The briefing will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !


Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting in Ocean View on June 14 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting on Thursday, June 14th to update residents about Volcanic Ash and Vog from Kilauea.

The briefing will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Ocean View Community Center
(92-8924 Leilani Circle, Ocean View, HI 96704)

Have your vog and ash impacts questions answered by representatives from:


USGS Hawaiian Volcano ObservatoryDepartment of Health, Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office Department of Health, Clean Air BranchHawaii County Civil Defense Agency
The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !

Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting in Volcano on June 7 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting on Thursday, June 7th to update residents about Volcanic Ash and Vog from Kilauea.

The briefing will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Cooper Center, Volcano
(19-4030 Wright Road, Volcano, HI 96785)

Have your vog and ash impacts questions answered by representatives from:


USGS Hawaiian Volcano ObservatoryDepartment of Health, Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office Department of Health, Clean Air BranchHawaii County Civil Defense Agency
The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !

Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting in Kailua Kona on June 6 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meeting on Wednesday, June 6th to update residents about Volcanic Ash and Vog from Kilauea.

The briefing will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the West Hawaii Civic Center, Kailua Kona.
(Council Chambers - Building A,
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Kailua Kona)

Have your vog and ash impacts questions answered by representatives from:


USGS Hawaiian Volcano ObservatoryDepartment of Health, Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office Department of Health, Clean Air BranchOffice of the Mayor 
The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !


Online video about lava flow community meeting on June 5 2018

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On June 5 2018, Na Leo O Hawaii made a video about lava flow meeting at Pahoa High School in Pahoa.

This video includes ASL and is accessible for deaf community.

Watching video requires fast internet. The play time is about 1:10:39 u long.

Please watch;

Video about Puna lava flow community meeting on June 5 2018

Free Medical Care in Keaau

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Update DCAB Accessible Emergency Alerts

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DCAB wants to know about your experiences during emergencies, particularly relating to the accessibility of emergency alerts. The video (click the link below) provides an overview of efforts to improve the accessibility of emergency information distributed to the community in Hawaii. Please view the sign language video- Which is also captioned and has voiceover- to learn more about these efforts and how you can share your experiences during emergencies.

Please share your comments by email me at Peggy.Liang@doh.hawaii.gov; call me through VP: (808) 451-3709; or meet me in person before June 8th, 2018.

Need help due to Kilauea Eruption ?

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Aloha everyone, I want to ask a question, is there anyone out in Puna who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing that needs help due to this eruption.

If you know of anyone please let us know we can find them support. If can call 808-339-7297 or call a friend and have them call us.

We have friends who sign ASL. Take care and stay safe! 

Emily Bartlett Henry

Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on June 5th 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Tuesday, June 5th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area and Kapoho area.

The briefing will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !



Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on May 29th 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Tuesday, May 29th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area.

The briefing will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !




BIDC Meeting on June 2th

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Mar is looking for ASL volunteers for Art festival on July 21.

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Hello everyone, Annual Art Festival is always deaf friendly festival for many years. This festival will celebrate on July 21 2018 at the shopping mall, Prince Kuhio Plaza. I am the organizer and am looking for ASL volunteers for Art festival on July 21. My email address is ahaarts808@gmail.com. My telephone number is 808-895-5353. Mahalo ! Mar 


Charity Walk 2018

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Big Island Deaf Club came out in support of the Visitor Industry Charity Walk on May 12th 2018. It was a great day raising funds and connecting with non-profit organizations from across the Big Island! More than 5 people donated for Keiki Kuli Connections at Charity Walk in Waikoloa Beach Resort. They have raised total $ 246.12 !

4th Annual East Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum on Sept 6 2018

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HUD funding opportunity to increase Section 8 vouchers and reduce waitlists

May 2018
We would like to alert you to a major new HUD initiative that holds the promise of substantially increasing the number of Section 8 vouchers for Big Island residents and reducing the long waitlist (the Notice of Funding Availability is attached, which we are also sending to Mayor Kim). For the first time in over a decade, HUD is funding its Mainstream Voucher Program, which supports provision of Section 8 vouchers for non-elderly individuals with disabilities (known as Section 811). A total of $100 million is available over the next few years.  Eligible applicants are all public housing authorities that currently operate aHousing Choice Voucherprogram. We hope that the Hawaii County Office of Housing and Community Development will be able to prepare a proposal and submit it by the June 18, 2018 deadline.
Our Center on Disability Studies will be happy to help with the application process in any way we can. In particular, we and our agency and community partners have experience and…

Deaf Chat Coffee on June 9th 2018

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Come on! Join the fun!
When: June 9th2018

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)

The Daily Moth 5-17-18 especially 6:11 - 9:16 u; Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Explodes

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The "national" deaf news, The Daily Moth made a reportage from deaf local resident, Ron McBride about the Kilauea eruption. Please watch from 6:11 to 9.16 u.











Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on May 22th 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Tuesday, May 22th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area.

The briefing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !



Lava flow 2018 message for deaf residents at the shelter.

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Aloha everyone, my friend his friend friend, Ted, works for American Red Cross. if you know any deaf people sleeping in the shelter, please let him know. Ted wants to make sure that deaf people have access to communication. He might fly out to Hawaii next week but that's only if there are deaf people sleeping in the shelter in Puna. Let him know and his email address is theodore.hortonbilla@redcross.org . Thanks! Thijs 



Translated in ASL on youtube; please watch ! 








Big Island Deaf Club supports Charity Walk on May 12th.

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Aloha everyone, 
There is not a potluck meeting in May but Big Island Deaf Club will attend the Charity Walk on May 12th in Waikoloa Beach Resort. We as Keiki Kuli Connections are raising money to support training for Deaf Mentors, training in the Deaf Mentor program, and buying supporting materials (books for read aloud, ASL dictionaries, and ASL videos). You can sign up as a walker or just make a donation at the team page. Are you planning to walk or donate? Please apply Keiki Kuli Connections
Planning to walk there? Please wear red t-shirt. 
Do you have questions ? Please contact Angela Nagata. Her email address is angele001@icloud.com 


New ASL Courses in the summer (Hilo - Kona)

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CCECS provides new four ASL courses (3 levels and Practical Conversation) for the summer.

More information?

Visit please;
College of continuing education and community service

Leilani Lava News also on The Daily Moth ! (from 0:11 to 9:46 u)

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Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on May 10th 2018

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Thursday, May 10th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area.

The briefing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreters will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !


Deaf Chat Coffee on May 12th

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Come on! Join the fun!
When: May 12th2018

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)

Lava flow community meeting in Pahoa on May 4th 2018 TODAY !

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Hawaii County Civil Defense will hold additional community meetings on Friday, May 4th to update residents on the lava flow in Leilani Estates area.

The briefing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The ASL interpreter will be available there.

Pass this along to deaf friends please !

Open Captioned Movies Schedule April 20th - April 26th

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DCAB Accessible Emergency Alerts

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DCAB wants to know about your experiences during emergencies, particularly relating to the accessibility of emergency alerts. The video (click the link below) provides an overview of efforts to improve the accessibility of emergency information distributed to the community in Hawaii. Please view the sign language video- Which is also captioned and has voiceover- to learn more about these efforts and how you can share your experiences during emergencies.

Open Captioned Movies Schedule April 6th - April 12th

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The Big Island will get more ASL interpreters !

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An ASL interpreter Marylove wants to share with you great news; two newcomers, Carrie and Dano will move to the Big Island in July. They want to start providing interpreting services for the deaf community on the Big Island. They will be a very good addition for us all!

Big Island Deaf Club Meeting on April 7th

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Open Captioned Movies Schedule March 30 - April 5th

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ASL interpreter available on April 1th 2018 at 7 am, 9 am and 11 am (Easter Sunday)

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Open Captioned Movies Schedule March 23 - 29

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Deaf Chat Coffee on April 14th

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Come on! Join the fun!
When: April 14th2018


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)

Officers Learn Basic Sign Language

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Police are trying to make the Big Island a deaf friendly island for residents and visitors. Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) brought contact between the deaf community and the police during the presentation about effective communication in an emergency on December 2016. Now, two years later, the police have not forgotten the deaf community. They are now learning American Sign Language. The resource is found on the news site, Big Island Now;
Officers Learn Basic Sign Language




Open Captioned Movies Schedule March 2 - 8

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Open Caption Schedule: February 23 - March 1 at Regal Cinema Hilo

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Deaf Chat Coffee on March 10th

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Come on! Join the fun!
When: March 10th2018 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)

Save the date for Camp Manoa, Oahu

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Extra information about CSC at Potluck at Coconut Island, Hilo on March 3rd

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Potluck at Coconut Island, Hilo on March 3rd

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Summary of the Big Island Deaf Club meeting on February 3rd 2018

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On February 3rd, a lot of people attended an important meeting at Mike's home. Linda S. will stay as president for 2018-2019 but also Ron M. will stay as vice president for 2018-2019. Thijs will stay as a publisher. Pam Bond and David Bond will leave this Club because of moving back to the Mainland in March. After voting for a secretary and a treasurer, Linda E. will take the task as secretary from Pam Bond and Michael M the task as treasurer from David Bond. Also, we discussed what we will be doing in the new year 2018. Most voters preferred the balance of meeting dates for locations in the East and West of Hawaii's Island.







Open Caption Schedule: 16 - 22 February at Regal Cinema Hilo

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Deaf Cruise Days 2018

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Kentucky Deaf Cruise will organize the Deaf Hawaii Cruise 2018 for this November.

One of the stops on the cruise will be the Big Island, with stops in:
Hilo on Tuesday, November 27th from 8 am to 6 pm and Kailua Kona on Wednesday, November 28th from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Heart Cruises' Deaf Vacations will organize the Deaf Group Hawaii Cruise 2018 for this December.

One of the stops on the cruise will be the Big Island, with stops in:
Hilo on Tuesday, December 4th from 8 am to 6 pm and Kailua Kona on Wednesday, December 5th from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.



Big Island Deaf Club Since 2015

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In October 2015, deaf pastor, Rodney Renusch established a local deaf association; Big Island Association Deaf (BIAD). The two goals of the BIAD are breaking the barriers and showing our voice to the Big Island community. BIAD is not only strong in Waimea, but for the whole island. Unfortunately, Rodney Renusch left  the Big Island in October 2016 and moved back to the Mainland. Linda S accepted the presidency from him.

Since December 2016, the local Newspaper mentioned the deaf club, BIAD, for the first time because of its support for the deaf children at the annual Deaf Santa event in December.

The members of BIAD voted in Linda S as a official president in the beginning of 2017. Since April 8th 2017, the name of the community has changed. The new name is Big Island Deaf Club ! Hannah and Ron stepped down as officers in June 2017. At the same time, Pam took her volunteer job as secretary and David also took the work of treasurer from Ron. Unfortunately, Pam and David will move back…

An Important Meeting on February 3rd 2018

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Please come to Mike's house, 16-457 Ainaloa Blvd, Pahoa for the Big Island Deaf Club Meeting on February 3rd at 9 am.

The important meeting begins at 10 am.

Please support the Big Island Deaf Club. New membership for 2018 costs $ 20. New member(s) have right to vote.

There is also a potluck! Bring a potluck dish to share and your own drink. If you have folding chairs to share. Please bring.

Thank you!

Deaf Chat Coffee on February 10th

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Come on! Join the fun!
When: February 10th2018 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)

Interpreter ASL for Disaster Preparedness at Hilo Public Library

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An Important Meeting on January 13

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Deaf Chat Coffee on January 13

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Come on! Join the fun ! When: January 132018 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)