The 2011 KAD Conference: A Success!!!

On Behalf of the President and the 43rd Biennial Kentucky Association of the Deaf (KAD) Conference Planning Committee would like to thank all of the Supporters, Exhibitors, Workshop Presenters, Interpreters, Captioner, Sponsors, Hotel Staff and Management team, The Anderson Twins, NAD Reps Chris Wagner, Richard McCowin, Program Book- Benro Ogunyipe, Jim Rivard- KAD’s Webmaster and Technology Support and KCDHH for their support throughout our conference. This conference could not be possible without each one of you! We are pleased to hear that everyone had a good time and enjoyed many different aspects of the conference.

2011 Conference Advertisements

  • Ale 8
  • AT&T
  • Beyond Hearing
  • DeaFestival
  • Deaf Talk LLC.
  • Client Assistance Program (CAP)
  • Eguus Run Vineyard
  • Hands and Voices of Kentucky
  • Harris Communications
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Kentucky Colonels Ambassadors
  • Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH)
  • Kentucky Division of Behavior Health
  • Kentucky Horse Park
  • Lexington Convention Center
  • Louisville Convention Center
  • Louisville Ghost Walks
  • Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery
  • Mary Bryon Project
  • Muhammad Ali Museum
  • National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
  • National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA)
  • National Deaf Academy
  • Purple Communications
  • Registry of Interpreters (RID)
  • Scentsy Candles
  • Silent Call Communications
  • Sorenson
  • Sprint Relay
  • Think Geek
  • Two Chicks and Company

The 43rd Biennial Kentucky Association of the Deaf (KAD) Conference would like to also take this opportunity to recognize our Interpreters. Many of the Interpreters go without being recognized and we would like to show our appreciation for their time and services that they provide to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kentuckians! Many of these interpreters have served many years:

  • Linda Bozeman
  • Maxine Browne
  • Derek Drury
  • Martha Hinton
  • Judy Gooch
  • Jim Kolb
  • Norma Lewis
  • Virginia Moore
  • Rachel Morgan
  • Dana Parker
  • Rachel Rodgers
  • Kelly Peace
  • Ina Price
  • Tillie Sowders
  • Dottie Stallard
  • Rita Zirnheld
  • Joyce Wilder
  • Amy Hatzel
  • Audrey Lambert
  • Tammy Cantrell
  • Shannon Grider
  • Laurence Hayes

We couldn’t do it without our supporters!! Thanks to all who contributed to the conference in some sort of way; donation, monetary support or gift baskets, you helped make this a successful conference! We want to again “THANK YOU”!

  • Ale 8 Bottle Company; Richmond, KY
  • Harris Communications
  • Silent Call Communications; Waterford, MI
  • Beyond Hearing Aids; Erlanger, KY
  • Deaf Talk, LLC; Orlando, FL
  • Mary Bryon Project, Inc.; Louisville, KY
  • Candleberry Candles; Frankfort, KY
  • Buffalo Trace Distillery; Frankfort, KY
  • Starbucks Coffee; Frankfort, KY
  • Starbucks Coffee; Lexington, KY
  • Spaghetti Factory; Louisville, KY
  • Cheesecake Factory; Louisville, KY
  • Kentucky Railroad-Museum; Louisville, KY
  • Muhammad Ali Museum; Louisville, KY
  • Home Depot; Louisville, KY
  • Home Depot; Lexington, KY
  • UofL and UK Superstore; Louisville, KY
  • Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts; Louisville, KY
  • Donatos Pizza; Lexington, KY
  • Kentucky Colonels Ambassadors; Louisville, KY
  • Sam’s Club; Louisville, KY
  • Sam’s Club; Lexington KY
  • Frazier International History Museum; Louisville, KY
  • Pepsi Cola; Lexington, KY
  • Kentucky Horse Park; Lexington, KY
  • Louisville Ghost Walks; Louisville, KY
  • Best Buy; Lexington, KY
  • Old Kentucky Chocolates; Lexington, KY
  • Granny’s Goodies; Georgetown, KY
  • Joe’s Crab Shack; Louisville, KY
  • TGIF-4th Street Live; Louisville, KY
  • Hard Rock Café; Louisville, KY
  • Hall of Fame Café; Louisville, KY
  • Maker’s Mark Bourbon-4th Street Live; Louisville, KY
  • Cincinnati Reds; Cincinnati, OH
  • Louisville Bats Baseball Club; Louisville, KY
  • Howl at the Moon-4th Street Live; Louisville, KY
  • Clarity; Chattanooga, TN
  • Raising Cane’s & Smashburger-Gratz Park Inn; Lexington, KY
  • Two Chicks & Co; Lexington & Louisville, KY
  • Joseph Beth Bookstore; Lexington, KY
  • Molly’s Flowers and Things; Danville, KY
  • Outback Steakhouse; Louisville, Lexington, KY
  • Texas Roadhouse; Louisville, Lexington, KY
  • Logan’s Steakhouse; Lexington, KY
  • Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau; Louisville, KY
  • Cracker Barrel; Louisville, Lexington, KY
  • The Pub; Louisville, KY
  • Penn Station; Lexington, KY
  • Good Foods; Lexington, KY
  • TN Titians; Nashville, TN
  • Chicago Bears; Chicago, IL
  • St. Louis Cardinals; St. Louis, MO
  • St. Louis Rams; St. Louis, MO
  • Gray’s College Bookstore; Louisville, KY
  • UK Athletics; Lexington, KY
  • UK Wearhouse; Lexington, KY
  • Kentucky Derby Museum; Louisville, KY
  • Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame; Knoxville, TN
  • WCI; Santa Monica, CA
  • Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa; Reno, NV
  • Lover’s Leap Winery; Lawrenceburg, KY
  • Talon Winery; Lexington, KY
  • Portrait Shoppe; Lexington, KY
  • Sutton’s Restaurant; Lexington, KY
  • Cattlemen’s Restaurant; Frankfort, KY
  • Equus Run Vineyards; Midway, KY
  • Wildside Winery; Versailles, KY
  • 4 Roses Winery; Lawrenceburg, KY
  • UK Quilt-Debbie Poole; Frankfort, KY
  • Louisville Slugger Bats; Louisville, KY
  • R.I. D.; Alexandria, VA
  • Crocs Shoes; California
  • Goose Creek Candles; Danville, KY
  • Candy Specialties; Louisville, KY
  • Cincinnati Bengals; Cincinnati, OH
  • Avon; Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Hamilton
  • Indiana Fever; Indiana
  • Value City Furniture Store; Lexington, Louisville, KY
  • Think Geek; Fairfax, VA
  • Camera-Rhonda Bodner; Danville, KY
  • Eric Jones; Louisville, KY
  • Milton Haskins; Louisville, KY
  • Susan Reid; Louisville, KY
  • Armando Coalbon; Louisville, KY
  • Lee Stephens; Danville, KY
  • Longhorn Steakhouse; Louisville, KY
  • Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau; Lexington, KY
  • Wal-Mart Stores; Lexington, Louisville, Shelbyville, KY
  • Target Stores; Lexington, Louisville, KY
  • Jeffery Bohr; Louisville, KY
  • Jessica Bellamy; Louisville, KY
  • Olivetta Uradin; Louisville, KY
  • Luis Perez; Louisville, KY
  • Felicia Romine; Louisville, KY
  • Joshua Murphy; Louisville, KY
  • Michael Clark; Louisville, KY
  • Michael Penne; Louisville, KY
  • Brittany Penne; Louisville, KY
  • Kim Silliman; Louisville, KY
  • Michael Holmes; Tyler, MS
  • Sonny McCoy; Jackson, MS
  • Michael D. Dickens; Jackson, MS
  • Chester Hatter; Jackson, MS
  • Thomas Lee Williams; Jackson, MS
  • Mr. & Mrs. Warren Featherson; Lexington, KY
  • Deaf Research Foundation; New York, NY
  • Morgan Ratkoviak; Shelbyville, KY
  • Vernon Gordon; Louisville, KY
  • Shelly Anuszuwski; Louisville, KY
  • Jeffery Bohr; Louisville, KY
  • Jessica Bellamy; Louisville, KY
  • Alice Cooper; Jackson, MS
  • Harold Millsap; Jackson, MS
  • Walter Durham; Edwards, MS
  • Misty Lowe; Ridgeland, MS
  • Hugh Green; Jackson, MS
  • Jacquelyn Strauth, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Victoria Santos; Jackson, MS
  • Charles Conrad; Jackson, MS
  • Betty A. Reed; Jackson, MS
  • Florien B. Thomas; Jackson, MS
  • James Frost; Jackson, MS
  • Prince E. Cavetti; Jackson, MS
  • Joan A. Cowards; Jackson, MS
  • Frances Dillon Sr.; Jackson, MS
  • D.J. Vibration- Joseph Butler; Frankfort, KY
  • Program Book- Benro Ogunyipe; Chicago, IL
  • Norton’s Healthcare; Louisville, KY
  • James McGaughey; Frankfort, KY

Golden Hand Award that represents outstanding individuals or groups who have demonstrated exemplary volunteer service efforts to better the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people in the state. Those who received the 2011 award were:

  • Benro Ogunyipe
  • James McGaughey
  • Anita Dowd
  • Derek Drury
  • Virginia Moore
  • Jim Rivard
  • Thomas Steptoe
  • Margaret Steptoe
  • Peter McCaffrey
  • Bonnie Mynear