While it appears to many of us that our services to the deaf and disability communities is a thankless job, we have been getting a lot of thanks for our work. The thanks we have been getting so far unfortunately has not been very visible to the public. People have been sending us donations and buying things, LOTS OF THINGS, through our eBay store and catalog. Our weekly sales through our eBay store has gone beyond the $2,000 mark and that could be a beautiful suggestion that our society is showing enormous thanks for our good deeds.
We have also been very busy expanding our operations, getting the grant proposals and RFP's done and submitted, going to chamber of commerce meetings. And this is one of the few reasons our newsletter frequency has sort of spaced out. The county is going to hire another person to work in our office soon and hopes that frees up more time. Also be mindful that editor was also elected as his condominium's association's superintendent last October and that added the responsibilities equivalent to that of an apartment manager to his hands.
We have been getting calls about some of the editor's youtube videos. The editor made those youtube videos for a good reason, to educate the public of the dark side of the California state system that finances the deaf social service programs. Much work needs to be done to eliminate the collusions that remain within the state deaf services funding program and the videos are already getting their attention.
Congratulations and kudos goes to the Deaf Life Magazine for their bold comeback!
We also are getting calls for Disneyland tickets as well, we had plans for a deaf day at Disneyland but it was scrapped.
We are getting ourselves ready for the big education campaign of 2007 with the kickoff at the Orange County Mixer in March.
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