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Deaf Communities Events The Greater of Memphis at:

Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

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MARCH 13, 2015

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Updates MDC Newsletter below

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ADA - If anyone who having a problem with your company, Dr, Interpreter, etc. to contact ADA for FREE! Only in TENNESSEE. Go to click on the link at:

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HEARING AID - Anyone who not use old Hearing-Aid(s) anymore?... Please donate to Ben Cox at his office or go to or email to Because he want to give away for poor deaf/hh children/adult. So that's why he can fix it.


MARCH 13, 2015
Memphis Deaf Community Newsletter
in the Mid-South of Memphis:

MEMPHIS DEAF COMMUNITY OF THE MID-SOUTH NEWSLETTER 3-12-2015 UPDATES. This morning added Deaf Event: BDA's party.

SILENT DINNER at McAlister Deli on Poplar Ave. and Mendenhall (next movie Malco) on March 13th Friday night at 6pm. See you all there! Where address to: McAlister Deli, 580 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117

Remember Deaf man name is John Smith will be in Memphis on April 10th, 2015 for his funny show called "Deaf Comedy Show" will posts until we find a place. I'm still wait for them. Look at the flyer go scroll down a little bit until you'll see the flyer. PLEASE NOTICE: We will have meeting about which 2 different place for the Deaf Comedy Show will be update next week. Please come back to check for more updates.

MCBDA, Inc. is having a short BDA meeting on Saturday March 28th at Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church, 4327 Elvis Presley Blvd. follow by a St. PatricK's Party with food, games, prizes, etc. Time is: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. Cost is $4.00 if you bring food or snacks, $6.00 without foods. Ages 12-7 is $3.00. Ages 6 and under are free. Everyone is WELCOME!!!!

We will also be accepting new members. Dues are only $25.00/yr.

MCBDA stands for "Memphis Chapter Black Deaf Advocate"

DeafConnect wrote:

We have a great opportunity! Monogogram Foods is celebrating their 10th anniversary by giving 7 more non-profit organizations $1500 per year for 10 years. Please nominate DeafConnect! Here’s what you do:

Go to website:

Click on “Nominate a Mid-South Charity”

Complete the very short form

Please do this for the next 7 weeks (takes less than 1 minute). Hopefully, your nomination for DeafConnect will help us receive $1500 for 10 years!

Thank you,
Teresa Wilson

Examples of Acts of kindness that DeafConnect does:

· Pro bono sign language interpreting for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community

· Sponsor sign language interpreter workshops (10 hours)

· Host American Sign Language class (once a week/12 weeks)

· Host events for the Deaf community

· Increase deaf awareness in the Memphis area

· Fund adult education program for individuals in the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community

Attention Educational Interpreters - WS in Sikeston, March 21

There is a workshop in Sikeston, MO on "How to Interpret Word Problems"
I've uploaded the flyer here:

Next time we ALL group then they will give us discounted the price. Looking forwarded in the next newsletter in April --

April 3rd Friday - "Deaf Family Fun Dinner Night" at 6pm where at"
Memphis Incredible Pizza Co.
1245 N. Germantown Pkwy #104,
Cordova, TN 38016
(901) 309-3132

March 13th Friday Deaf Social Dinner at McAlister Deli, 580 S. Mendenhall Rd., Memphis, TN 38117 at 6pm.

March 20th Friday Silent Dinner at Wolfchase Mall in Foods Court at 6pm.

March 27, 6 p.m.
Deaf Coffee Chat
Starbucks at 970 N. Germantown
Cordova, TN 38018

Check it out Facebook's Group: Events, Crafts, Meeting, Party, Camping, Etc., Etc.:

KWBCD go to
JCTAD (Jackson, TN):

If anyone want to add this lists please let Wally know.

The Tennessee Association of the Deaf (TAD) is hosting its 47th biennial conference on September 10-13 in Pikeville, TN. “Walk With The Deaf Roots” is

the theme for this conference. It will bring people together for mutual support, education, and inspiration.

Every Wednesday from 10:00am - 3:00pm at DeafConnect, we will have a representative from Disability Rights to assist with issues of discrimination,

neglect, abuse, access, and advocacy. Walk-ins and appointments welcome. Go to

ASL 101 class begins Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:15 in Germantown. Go to for details.

If you know anyone near Hancock, MS
“Hancock County, MS. is desperate for interpreters. 3 students right now are being left without interpreters. Please contact Kelly Schwartz (228) 466-

6340 if anyone is interested in the positions.”

California School for the Deaf/Early Childhood Education uploaded new videos:
Some Videos Added: Feelings , Basic ASL Vocabulary for Babies, Most commonly used phrases with babies

February 28, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tennessee Hands & Voices invites parents to Parent Educational Advocacy Workshops (The first in a series of workshops).
Topic: Document Management for IEP’s
Free for Hands & Voices members. $5 for non-members.
All families will receive a 3-ring notebook to get you organized.
Methodist/Lebonhuer Germantown
7691 Poplar Ave - Room 2086
Child care and activities available. Interpreter provided.
See Flyer for Sponsors:

Free Sign Language Class at Southaven Library The M. R. Davis Public Library will offer a free sign language class on
Fridays from 4:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m.
starting February 20 (The Feb 20 had to be canceled due to inclement weather… call the library when experiencing inclement weather to see if the class

is still scheduled).
and ending March 27.
Call the library at (662) 342-0102 if you plan to attend.
8554 Northwest Drive Southaven, MS, 38671

White House staffer Leah Katz-Hernandez is a pioneer on the reception desk…/white-house-staffer-leah-katz-…/

Black Deaf Actress - Atlanta…/deaf-actress-performing-at-al…

I haven’t watched this interpreted interview yet:
I Want to be an Interpreter Part 1:
I Want to be an Interpreter Part 2:
(These were found on )

ASL 101 Class begins Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:15. Go to and scroll down to ASL 101 Part 3 for details.

National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP)

You may be eligible to qualify to receive equipment from the NDBEDP, iCanConnect. Equipment includes Tablets, Computers, Laptops, Braille Devices, Signalers, Computer Software, Mobile Devices, and many more items that will assist with communication! To obtain program guidelines and application, contact:

Monique Brazelton
Tennessee Regulatory Authority
460 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 1-800-342-8359

For states other than Tennessee, contact your Helen Keller National Center regional representative.

DATE: May 18-22, 2015
WHAT: Cruise for Deaf and Deaf-Blind 2015
WHERE: The Bahamas
TIME: 5 Days and 5 Nights


Depart Miami, Florida On May 18, 2015.
Return Miami, Florida On May 22, 2015.

Royal Caribbean – Majesty of the Seas.
Prices start at $434.00 per person based on double occupancy room. Prices include cabin, most meals, most beverages & onboard entertainment and t-shirt. Sign language interpreters available.
This special cruise is hosted by DNA Travels, LLC. Go to<> and click on the deaf-blind cruise webpage.

DATE: May 9, 2015
WHAT: Chattanooga Walk4Hearing (Hearing Loss Association of America)
WHERE: Chattanooga State Community College
4501 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37406
TIME: Sign-in 9:00am; Event 10:00am

EVENT SYNOPSIS: Everyone is encouraged to participate in this Sixth Annual Walk4Hearing. For further information go to and then click on Chattanooga, TN walk, or text Bea Lyons at 423-424-6708, or phone Dick Twitchell at 423-894-3138.

Tennessee Organization of the Deaf-Blind, Inc.

UPCOMING EVENTS April 18, 2015
WHAT: TODB Statewide Meeting
WHERE: Bridges Multi-Purpose Room
935 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Assistance for Directions: 615-491-4914 (text/voice)

TIME: 10:00am till 11:00am Social Hour
11:00am till 11:45am Lunch
12:00pm till 2:00pm Meeting

LUNCH: Pot Luck – bring vegetable dishes, desserts.
Meat will be furnished (probably Ham).
Recommend that dishes that must be
heated, be microwavable.

MEETING PROGRAM: Guest Speaker, Thom Roberts
Topic: To be announced at the meeting.

INTERPRETERING SERVICES: Interpreters provided for the meeting.

SSPs: Bring your own SSP; if unable to find one,
call 615-491-4917, at least a week ahead.

Family Coalition Meeting (See below FLYER) Go to Wally's Group at

Upcoming Event: Tennessee Hands & Voices Parent Workshop. Go to Wally's Group at

ASL 101 Class begins Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:15. Go to and scroll down to ASL 101 Part 3 for details.

MDCMS (Memphis Deaf Community of the Mid-South) members - This may be add(s) new events if needed or updates or cancel will be send out here in the newsletter. Sometime I forgot or missed from your event to add so please reminder me. I'm working on 6 peoples all in one time once MDCMS Newsletter posts . Thank you for all your support and reading MDCMS Newsletter and Enjoy! Please inbox or posts for any add(s) updates here in the newsletter. -- Connie Robinson, Teresa Wilson, Bobby Jackson, Sheri Terrell, Larry White, William O Leavell, and anyone?... Let me know inbox to add MDCMS newsletter. Thanks again.



NEED A LAWYER? - A great with a lawyer name George Troutman. An interpreter told us, she called him "Fishman". He have been with deaf for many years. He is truth understanding with Deaf problems. If you need a lawyer for: Personal Injury Accidents, Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, 10 Wheeler Accidents, Wrongful Compensation Cases, Criminal Cases, Wills, Probate Cases, Bankruptcy, Wage Earner - Chapter 13 Cases, Juvenile Court.  But he not work all those. They have several lawyers there with several cases. Where at: Miller Law Firm, 3569 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN  38122. Phone to call VRS: 901-327-3434. Website:

SWSAD - For more info,


Usually Deaf Events Weekly

DEAF LADIES' CRAFT - Hold for date. Sometime they didn't info to me to changed or canceled.

DEAF BOWLING EVERY SUNDAYS - Deaf Bowling in MEMPHIS mix with deaf & hearing on Sunday evening at 6:00 pm where at Bartlett Bowling Lane on Stage Rd. Come to join and have the fun.  Come and visiting us if you like to watch and chat with us.  See ya'll. Deaf Bowling go to Sometime they didn't info to me to changed or canceled.

DEAF BOWLING EVERY MONDAYS - Deaf Bowling in MISSISSIPPI There Deaf bowling every Monday nights for now until in the end of April 2009. (No bowling for Labor Day and 2 weeks in December - they will updates later). Anyone who are interest to join member Deaf Bowling or just watch Deaf group. That's where in Southaven, Mississippi at Strike Zone Bowling starts at 6:30 pm every Monday nights. Its called "League". Where at: Strike Zone Bowling, Snowden Grove Lanes, 3330 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS or call Strike Zone Bowling at 662-893-0530. Deaf Bowling go to And also Sunday Deaf Bowling see below. Sometime they didn't info to me to changed or canceled.

Things You Need To Know...


NEW LAW TENNESSEE - July 1, 2009 -- A new TN law says BAN TEXTING WHILE DRIVING! A new TN law says BAN TEXTING WHILE DRIVING!  (Both Deaf/HOH and hearing.).

TCDHH NEWSLETTER - I have a message from Thom Roberts - "Please feel free to send out a notice that the Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has a website where you can go and read our newsletter and find out more about us.  We update the newsletter every few months, but post some great things from time to time. - Thom Roberts, Executive Director."

DeafMD - I have see WebMD many time but its hard for me (us) to understand but now its new a website called: DeafMD come with ASL!  That is a huge wonderful! Go to

CELL, PAGER, BLACKBERRY IN YOUR PURSE SAFELY? - Never, never, never any cellphones in your purse!... Why?... See yourself watch video go to

HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS - In case in the future of the Holiday -- Very important please read for your safety go to 

HEARING/DEAF SURVEY - For Interpreters and Deaf in the Memphis Community - Please complete this survey/poll CLICK HERE SURVEY.  Sheri Terrell will provide results. If this link is not work go to

MID-SOUTH OF MEMPHIS TOURIST - Anyone who are boring or just visit Mid-south of Memphis. Something to do and going out somewhere. Like to see many tourist. Why not go to Memphis Tourist at

HEARING AID - Anyone who not use old Hearing-Aid(s) anymore?... Please donate to Ben Cox at his office or go to or email to Because he want to give away for poor deaf/hh children/adult. So that's why he can fix it.

EMERGENCY PAGERS - I thought that you would like to know about the emergency service via your pagers: 

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