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October 2011 Archives

Unsung Heros Honored

KAD's very own President, Sharon White was honored at the third-annual Governor's Ambassador Awards ceremony, established in 2008 to recognize the service of state workers. Sharon was honored for working diligently to correct a wrong where deaf African-Americans were denied a high school diploma simply because of their race. The state of Kentucky acknowledged this terrible injustice then recognized each of them as graduates by awarding them a diploma.

KAD is extremely proud of this wonderful accomplishment by the President of KAD, especially because Sharon helped push deaf issues to the forefront.

Congratulations and Thank You Sharon!

Read about this here...
and here.

Deaf Jam

On October 20th KET's Community Cinema will show a film called "Deaf Jam" in two cities in Kentucky, Lexington and Louisville. The film, focused on poetry in ASL, will be preceded by a reception in Lexington.

See the flyer here...

UPDATE: Interpreter's Retreat

From Malia K. Johnson and Shonna Magee about their Interpreters' Retreat

Time is getting closer and our early bird registration will close before you know it. You have three months left for the early bird registration.

Join Interpreters’ Retreat for their inaugural conference for the interpreting community at the 2012 Interpreters’ Retreat Conference, to be held March 2 – 4, 2012 in Orlando, FL. We are expecting a crowd of over 250 attendees!

Early Bird registration is available through January 1, 2012. What a better way to catch up with friends, meet new people, be an active part of your community, and earn those much-needed CEUs. Don’t delay – register today!

To register, please follow this link, 2012 INTERPRETERS RETREAT CONFERENCE REGISTRATION, which will prompt you to log in and proceed to the 2012 conference registration start page.

Are you still undecided? Consider why YOU should attend conference.

  • Don’t miss the chance to earn CEUs.
  • A program that includes topics related to interpreting in the fields of legal, mental health, professionalism and much more.
  • A chance to express your thoughts and opinions on future conferences.
  • Lively entertainment!
  • Excellent networking opportunities!
  • Be a part of the gathering of sign language interpreters worldwide!

To be in the loop on happenings, click here to “like” our Facebook Interpreters Retreat page.

Please spread the word to the interpreting community.

Thank you,
Malia K. Johnson and Shonna Magee
Interpreters' Retreat
PO Box 620664
Orlando, FL 32862

407-233-0889 (office)
888-315-3181 (fax)

Download the Registration Form.

Interpreter's Retreat

A letter from Malia Johnson and Shonna Magee


Looking to showcase your business? Interpreters' Retreat has vendor/sponsorship opportunity for the upcoming 2012 Interpreters' Retreat conference to be held in Orlando, FL on March 2 - 4, 2012. We would love for your organization to be part of this conference because this will mark the inaugural conference.

If sponsoring our conference is not possible at this time, we do welcome other ways you can support us, such as by placing an advertisement in our conference program book. We also have exhibit opportunities as well and are even willing to create a custom sponsorship opportunity that is a better fit for the resources available to you. Please visit to obtain information and pricing about exhibiting and advertising opportunities.

Please advise any questions you may have to us. We would be happy to discuss further with you or someone you assigned to discuss with us regarding the sponsorship opportunity. For more information about the 2012 Interpreters' Retreat Conference, please visit the conference website at

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,
Malia K. Johnson and Shonna Magee
Interpreters' Retreat
PO Box 620664
Orlando, FL 32862

See their flier.