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May 2011 Archives

Conference Updates and Announcements

SandclockTime is running out! We have days before our 43rd Biennial Conference begins! The next early bird deadline for registration will end May 4th, 2011. After May 4th, registration is $100.00 for combo!!

  • Check out our auction items here on our website
  • KAD will be selling raffle tickets for door prizes
  • Raffle tickets must be purchased from one of the Officers or Board Members
  • Tickets for raffles will be 2 for $5.00 or 6 for $10.00. These are good prizes from: Outback Steakhouse, Longhorn, TGIF, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Cheesecake factory, Spaghetti factory, Kentucky Railroad Museum, Target store, Wal-Mart stores, Two Chicks & Company, Maker’s Mark Lounge, The Pub, Louisville Ghost Walks, Old Kentucky Chocolate, Good Foods, Logan’s Roadhouse, Cracker Barrel, Penn Station, Joe Crabs Shack, Donatos Pizza, Tickets to Louisville baseball game, St. Louis Cardinals game tickets, Raising Cane’s and Smashburger, and many more. These prizes range anywhere from $5.00 to $100.00 so you will get your money's worth!! Buy your tickets now!!
  • KAD will be selling tickets for iPad drawing winner will be announced on Saturday, June 18, 2011 during the banquet awards.
  • Tickets for the iPad will be selling for $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
  • Deadline for Hotel RSVP at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa will be May 26th, 2011. After that the price will go up and we cannot guarantee the conference rates. Book your rooms now!!
  • Free breakfast will be provided only if you stay overnight at the Marriott. You will receive tickets for a free hot breakfast.
  • Deadline for advertisements in program book is May 31, 2011.

Contact Rhonda Bodner at or Arlen Finke at regarding the general conference and Sharon White at regarding tickets. Hope to see you at the conference in June!!

Deaf Day at the Zoo

Deaf Day at the Zoo image

Gate Communications' 6th annual Deaf Day at the Zoo. People have attended from 7 different states and annually we see people come from Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia come to the Nashville Zoo for a full day of accessibility as events, exhibits, tours, shops, and cafes are interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

DATE: June 11th 2011
TIME: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Click the image above for more information!

Congratulations to the KSD 2011 Graduates!

Picture of 2011 KSD Graduates

KAD is proud to congratulate this year's KSD graduates, including KAD President Sharon White's daughter, Shanice. KSD also wishes the graduates all the best in their respective post high school endeavors!

This year's graduates include the following:

  • Leo Curry IV
  • Brandon Chappell
  • Aaron Smith
  • Andrew Floyd
  • Joseph Banks II
  • Ivan Gonzalez
  • Joshua Olinger
  • John Johnson
  • Brittany Seward
  • Shanice White
  • Christina White

Congrats again graduates!

Check out this article in The Advocate-Messenger Online.

Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky Pageant

The Board of the Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky Pageant is currently searching for women to represent our great state of Kentucky.

More info here...

Attention: Deaf Language Mentors workshop is coming up!

Reminder if you haven't yet signed up for Deaf People as Mentors: Deaf Language Model Training, please see the workshop flyer information.