Here is the latest ESAD 2013 Conference Workshops Schedule.

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From: Ray Parks
Subject: 2013 Spring Issue of ES-NEWS

Hello ESAD Members and Friends,

Please see the attachment, ES-NEWS Newsletter of Spring 2013, for your quarterly reading. Hope you will find it aplenty to read.

Ray S Parks Jr
Editor. ES-NEWS

To download the ES-NEWS Newsletter Spring 2013 PDF document, please click here.

ESAD President Video Blog (VBlog) number four was done on March 1.  This VBlog will explain about 5 topics that ESAD recently focused on that are the visit to Albany; Child Protect Services concern; interpreter license update; a bit information on March 9 Board meeting; and June 6-9 Conference.  Enjoy!

Thank you,

Dean DeRusso

Board Meeting

At Holiday Inn Utica/New Hartford
March 9, 2013
10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Agenda Topics

10:30 -10:40 am      Call to Order/Approval of Minutes/Welcome       Dave
10:40 – 10:50 am     President’s Report                                          Dave
10:50 – 10:55 am     Vice-President’s Report                              Deborah
10:55 – 11:00 am     Secretary’s Report                                         Dean
11:00 – 11:05 am     Financial Manager’s Report                            Carolyn
11:05 – 11:15 am     Branches Directors’ Report                Sue/Willie/Mike
11:15 – 11:30 am     ESAD Regional Representatives’ Reports         Group
11:30 – 11:45 am     Standing Committee’s Report                        Group

  • Communication Access
  • Fundraising
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Interagency Council of the Deaf
  • Legislative
  • 2013 ESAD Conference
  • Gallaudet Home Funds
  • Educations
  • Ways & Means

11:45 – 11:50 am     BREAK
11:50 – 12:15 pm     Discussion on Appointment’s Duties               Group

  • Newsletter Editor
  • Law Committee
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Webmaster
  • Independence Living Center ( AD-Hoc)

12:15 – 12:30 pm     Reports on Delegates at NAD Conference          Mike
12:30  – 1:00 pm      Lunch                                                         Group
1:00 – 1:30 pm        Discussion on:                                             Group

  • 4201 Schools
  • Deaf Senior Citizens’ Housing
  • Town Halls
  • Outreach & Promotion
  • 2013 Conference Committee

1:30 – 2:00 pm       Discussion of Executive Board’s issues            Group
2:00 – 2:15 pm       Public                                                           Group
2:15 – 2:30 pm       Old Business                                                 Group
2:30 – 3:00 pm       New Business                                                Group
3:00 – 3:15 pm       Break                                                           Group
3:15 – 3:45 pm       Discussion on Town Hall Plan                          Group
3:45 – 3:55 pm       Discussion on next Board meeting                  Group
3:55 – 4:00 pm      Adjourned

Posted in Meeting Agenda

Hi everyone,

I hope you saved the date on June 6-9, 2013 for the 69th Biennial Conference of the Empire State Association of the Deaf (ESAD) in New Hartford, NY.

To download the (ESAD) 2013 Conference (2 page) brochureplease click here to view PDF document.

Thank you,

Dean DeRusso
ESAD Secretary

Posted in Conference

Hello ESAD members and friends,

Here’s the winter 2012-2013 issue of the ESAD newsletter. Hope you all enjoy reading it. To download, please click here to view PDF document.

ESAD Newsletter Editor, Ray Parks

From: Elena L. Moore <>
Sent: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 1:13 pm
Subject: Job Opportunities in Deafness – Please Share

Dear Mr. Staehle:

I am writing to you on behalf of PAHrtners Deaf Services.  At this time PAHrtners is hiring individuals fluent in American Sign Language for professional and paraprofessional roles within our organization.  Although we are located far away from you, many of our staff members have moved across the country to the Philadelphia area to join our amazing team of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and ASL-fluent staff members.

I am appealing to you to please help us inform your local Deaf/HoH community about the unique job opportunities available at PAHrtners.  We have careers, in a Deaf environment, which individuals in your local community may wish to pursue.  If you could make any type of announcements on our behalf we would be most grateful.  Options could include announcements in person, via email, in a newsletter, a link on your website, through Facebook, etc.

We are trying to connect employees and employers and you may be able to help, if you are willing.  I am available to you should you wish to help us in our mission to employ ASL-users.  You may also find information about our current job openings at:

In closing, I hope you will share our information with your local Deaf/HoH community.

With Sincerity,
Elena L. Moore, MA
Marketing Specialist
215-884-9770 ext 631

Posted in Job Announcements

ESAD President Video Blog number three was done on December 6.  This video blog will explain what is happening with the Interpreter License Bill that will start in Janruary 2013.  Enjoy!

Thank you,

Dean DeRusso

Posted in ESAD News, Video Blog

ESAD President Video Blog number two was done on November 8.  We apology for the development to take some time.  Dave is aware that some people are curious about interpreter license bill in Albany.  Dave plans to do this sometime next week.  Please be patience and enjoy the video blog (Vblog!)

Thank you,

Dean DeRusso

Posted in ESAD News, Video Blog

Hi everyone,

ESAD wrote a Letter to Mayor Bloomberg on Nov 8, 2012 to thank him for having an interpreter on Television with him during the emergency of Hurricane Sandy.  ESAD strongly supports having an interpreter on television although there were some comments that made fun of the interpreter.

Thank you,

Dean DeRusso

Posted in ESAD News