Monday, December 29, 2008

OCDAC's 2009 Resolutions

Unfortunately wordpress dont do well with embedded videos which is part of our New Year's Resolutions presentation.  To see this same post with the video presentations; visit http://www.deafadvocacy.org/blog/blog.html


2009 will be a monumental year for Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center as we have been collaborating with numerous health related organizations to advance our zeal. We have 5 key goals to accomplish in 2009. The key goals all fit within our mission and vision statements.

1) Solidifying our leadership direction by adding "more sails to our ship"
a) Increasing the evaluations of irresponsible deaf leadership ( achieved in 2008 )
b) Promoting responsible deaf leadership ( achieved in 2008 )
c) Increasing resources for the Deaf WAI (War Against Indiscipline) program ( exceeded in 2008 )
d) Increasing our resilience to casualty events such as loss of primary youtube outreach account.


2) Focus on deaf evolution
a) Expanding non-confrontational advocacy ( achieved in 2008 )
b) Increasing the support of oral-deaf on staff and board census
c) Increasing the use of technology-based social service concept ( exceeded in 2008 )
d) Expanding our fiscal independence concept ( exceeded in 2008 )


3) Office resources
a) Reduce facilities costs by acquiring additional real estate for the use as office resources ( exceeded in 2008 )
b) Consolidating our expenses to avoid repetition of costs


4) Outreach
a) Participate in deaf events that promote responsible deaf leadeship ( exceeded in 2008 )
b) Focus on events that need exposure to hearing loss outreach ( achieved in 2008 )
c) Develop outreach videos and use the video sharing websites ( achieved in 2008 )
d) Simplify outreach materials for easier transporting, setup, takedown ( exceeded in 2008 )
e) Provide leadership in non-deaf causes (AIDS, Paganism, Medical Innovations, Environmental, etc...) ( achieved in 2008 )


5) Social services
a) Development of web-based social service automation for global access




In the past 10 years and continuing beyond 2009, the Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center will do what they do better than anything else in the world, ENTERTAIN YOU, with their special brand of deaf advocacy.

We wish everyone a safe, healthy, and productive 2009!

FROM THE BOARD, THE STAFF, AND THE VOLUNTEERS