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May 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.

Click here to sign up to volunteer!


Time until May 31, 2012 Deadline:

The 51st Biennial NAD Conference Early Bird II combo deadline is one week from today, on Thursday May 31. The Conference combo discount is offered at the low price of $160 at the regular rate and $150 for people between the ages of 18 and 30. This will NOT be offered after May 31st or on-site during the NAD Conference. This affordable registration includes the Opening Ceremonies, College Bowl Finals, Miss Deaf America Finals, and NAD Benefit BBQ Dinner.

Come see our spectacular start for the conference: performers; a grand buffet; a baseball game and fireworks during the Opening Ceremonies! And don't forget - there's always the exciting College Bowl Finals, which happens on July 5, which will include new colleges and universities in addition to the traditional legacy teams.

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Miss Deaf America Competition on July 6 at its last competition in its current format and learn about the new program that will showcase young deaf and hard of hearing leaders of tomorrow. Meet new colleagues at one of our diverse luncheons - GLBT, Youth or Senior. The final day of the Conference on July 7 ends with a tantalizing BBQ dinner and a raucous conclusion to the week at the DeaFestival-Kentucky Jam Tent. Conference workshops are open to anyone who is a current NAD member.

In addition to this great deal, families will find this year's conference attractive so they can bring their children. Visit our registration page for more details! Don't delay - register today!

Download the Conference Combo Registration Form


The Conference Combo Registration Form and Brochure


Complete the online form at NAD's web site (please enter "KAD 2012" in the "Code" box at the bottom of the form).

Also, check out this new video from NAD, it truly embodies the spirit of the 51st Biennial NAD Conference!

NAD Conference and DeaFestival 2012 Information Update

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) 2012 conference has been posted on NAD's website. Please check the NAD website at if you are interested in purchasing your ticket combo and hotel information.

The "Belle of Louisville" steamboat cruise offers a very nice boat ride which includes entertainment and fireworks on Wednesday night, July 4, 2012. Tickets, which are not included with the NAD registration combo, are $40.00 each. Tickets are limited so please hurry. If you have any questions, please email Sharon at

The NAD registration "early bird combo" is $135.00 if you purchase by February 29, 2012.

If you are interested in becoming an NAD member and/or giving a donation to NAD, please complete the Individual Membership/Donation Form and submit it to NAD.

Kentucky Association of the Deaf (KAD) is asking that you please support KAD's fundraising efforts by downloading the NAD Conference Registration Form here so that KAD will receive a share of the profits from NAD. The forms you download from the KAD website has a special code on them which ensures that KAD will get a share of the profits. KAD would sincerely appreciate it and it would help KAD with local efforts.

Don't miss THIS EVENT and please help spread the word about it to everyone. A week of "DEAF EVENTS" culminating in DeaFestival 2012, all day on Saturday July 7, 2012!

Many thanks for all your support! See you all in Louisville in July, 2012!! Happy Holidays!!

Click on the image below to see a message from Sharon White and Cole Zulauf!

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NAD Individual Membership/Donation Form
NAD Conference Registration Form
NAD Conference Hotel Reservation Form

Junior Miss Deaf Kentucky

From the Directorof Miss Deaf Kentucky, Holly Evans

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!

News from NAD

2012 NAD Conference Governance Training - Part 1

2012 NAD Conference Governance Training - Part 2

Call for Proposed Priorities

Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2012. Use of official form is required. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Hotel Reservation Update:

The discount standard rooms at the Hyatt Regency Louisville and Louisville Marriott hotels are SOLD OUT! The entire Hyatt Regency hotel is 100% occupied by NAD Conference registrants. Please make your reservations at the other hotels on the list below. Guest rooms at other hotels are LIMITED, make your reservations today to take advantage of the Conference discount rate!

Hyatt Regency Room Rates

  • Hotel Parking: $13 self-parking, $20 valet parking

Louisville Marriott Room Rates

  • Hotel Parking: $21 self-parking, $25 valet parking

*Current tax on the sale of hotel rooms in Louisville, Kentucky is 15.01%.

Make Your Reservation

The Seelbach Hilton
500 South Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40202


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

VR Counselor Position Open in North Carolina

Just an FYI...there's a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position available in North Carolina. Interested people should read the job bulletin below.

Check out the job bulletin here...

KSDAA's 40th Annual Picnic Weekend

Heads-up folks, KSDAA's 40th Annual Picnic Weekend is coming up in August so mark your calendar!

Check out the flyer here...

Also check out a list of Church Services for the day after...