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June 2012 Archives


NAD and KAD needs your help to make this year's NAD Conference a successful one. Please consider volunteering some of your time so that things will go smoothly at the conference.

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Missed the 4th of July Boat? Join other celebrations around Louisville!

Hat tip: NAD

Tickets for the Steamboat event are sold out, but there are plenty of other family-friendly events happening on the Fourth of July! If you registered for a combo ticket, but did not buy the optional Steamboat ticket, here are some ideas for you and your family to celebrate Independence Day in "Ville," as Louisville is locally known.

  • Visit the Waterfront Independence Festival, July 3 and 4, at Great Lawn of Louisville Waterfront Park, 301 River Road. This park is very close to the hotel and conference center, and is well known in Louisville as the region's largest Fourth of July celebration.
  • If you have kids, the Science Center is a must. Located at 727 West Main Street, they are open from 9:30 am to 5 pm. A good place to visit before watching fireworks at the park!
  • Walking along Main Street, you can't miss the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. The museum at 800 West Main Street, near the Science Center, is also a factory where they produce the famous Slugger baseball bats. Great photo op! Open captioning devices are available in their theaters.
  • Have a car? You can always visit Kentucky's well-known gem and home of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs. Just go south on 3rd Street and you'll see it (at 700 Central Ave)!
  • The Louisville Zoo! They are located at 1100 Trevilian Way and are open 10 am to 5 pm.

There are also many other museums, restaurants, and shopping spots in the area that you can check out. As a former Mayor of Louisville once said, "Louisville is a place where you can come for a weekend and stay busy all the time!"

We'll see you in Louisville for the Fourth!

Michael K. Berger & Richard McCowin
Region II Representatives
National Association of the Deaf
Invest in Our Future!
twitter: @NADRegionII

51st Biennial NAD Conference "Nothing About Us, Without Us!" July 3-7, 2012 Louisville Hyatt, Louisville, Kentucky

Job Opening in Louisville

Plainview Cleaners is a well established growing professional Dry Cleaners in Louisville, Kentucky. We are in need of a Dry Cleaning Presser. We would love to hire someone with experience, but we will train the right candidate. The position is full time, Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – til whenever the job is done (typically 2 p.m….in slow months maybe 11 a.m., in very heavy months maybe 3 p.m.). We need someone who is dependable, has dependable transportation and can stand for long periods of time. We also want someone who is eager to learn this highly demanded vocation. Once you are trained as a presser, there will be opportunities to cross-train into other areas of production. If interested, please respond to or apply in person at 1261 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, (Plainview Shopping Center) Louisville, Ky 40222. Compensation depends upon experience. To learn more about our company, check out our website at

Deafhood Class

Indiana Association of the Deaf is offering a "2 week condensed Deafhood class" up in Indianapolis this summer.

More info here...

KY Lions Camp (deaf & hard of hearing) - last call

From Billie Flannery, Administrator Lions Camp Crescendo...

We still have some openings available and applications need to be submitted quickly. The camp is free of charge. Camp runs from July 2 - 6, 2012 with counselors coming in on July 1st.

Applicants for volunteer counselors really need to expedite their application due to the time required to get the background check completed.

Please pass the word if you can.


Go to the Lions Camp Crescendo website for more info and applications.

Junior Miss Deaf Kentucky

From Holly Evans, Director of Miss Deaf Kentucky...

Hi everyone!

Hope you're enjoying this awesome weather we've been having lately! This is for the Junior Miss Deaf Kentucky pageant to be held on Friday, June 22nd in Danville, KY on KSD campus. Please send this out to all school contacts and young Deaf ladies (deaf, hard of hearing, oral, all are welcome!) to give them the opportunity to show their fabulousness! Our Miss Deaf Kentucky, Sandra Mae Frank, will be hosting this event for the beautiful ladies!

All information are included in the attachments and please try to attend and/or bring your child to this.

Thank you for your support and hope to see you all at NAD in July! Also, check out our website:

Have a great day!



AboutJuniorMiss Deaf Kentucky


See you all there!

Miss Deaf Kentucky Presents…Cook out Picnic

Attention folks, Miss Deaf America willbe holding a cookout on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Riverview Parkin Frankfort,KY. All proceeds will go to support Miss Deaf Kentucky during the Miss Deaf America pageant this summer. Come on out and join us, socialize with yourdeaf Kentuckians and helpMiss Deaf Kentucky!

More details here...

See you all there!

Join the KAD Board on a Steamboat Cruise!

The 2012 KAD Board Members

The KAD Board wishes to extend a warm welcome to everyone to join us on the KAD Steamboat Cruise in Louisville on July 4, 2012. Bring your families to celebrate Independence Day with us and watch the firework display over the city of Louisville! Food and entertainment will be available as well!

Tickets are limited so hurry and get your tickets now!

See you all there!

Heads-up, a job opportunity in Indiana!

Aspire Indiana is in search for a Care Coordinator/Life Skills Instructor for the Deaf Group Home.

Read all about it here...

Purple Appreciation Day at Indiana Beach Amusement Resort

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day. Whoa, an advance price of only $11.48! There will also be a "Purple VRS iPad 3 Giveaway".

Check it out here...