Monday, August 16, 2010

OCDAC Newsletter August 2010

Greetings Friends and associates of this email newsletter list.

Its been a while since I've made a post. That's because a few things have happened to my ability to make these posts.

My time at the fair has consumed my energy in many different ways. Plus we are also in the capacity building stage in which we're making many strong adjustments to our ability to communicate with the stakeholders, we are redefining our board, and we are making ourselves stronger.

We are no longer in the city of Irvine. We are running the agency out of the 3 homes we have for our consumers. Our mailing address is now;

P.O. Box 4339
Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339

We still do our outreach activities.

AB 2072 continues to get passing marks in the legislature and is just one vote away from ending up on the governor's desk. The opposition which largely consists of state funded deaf social service agencies has failed miserably to sell to the legislature the reasons for keeping the deaf society in the dark years of dependency and isolation as members of a closed deaf society. We are winning the fight to lead the deaf society toward the promised land of fairness, equality, and justice.

We still collaborate with other organizations that make life better for people with disabilities.

One somber note is our former accountant, Ray Louis Mackeever, has passed away. He had been our bookkeeper and he had been a strong defender of the disabled and a member of many committees and commissions that existed to make life better for people with disabilities. He's made his mark and the mark will live on for all of us into the future.

We celebrated the ADA anniversary at several locations.

Our ebay webstore is still growing strong. We are well over the 900 listing mark and we have a lot of items to add to the store that will bring it very close to the 1,000 mark.

We also have been developing and manufacturing new products for our webstore as well. and See the webstore at

We are working on a new simpler newsletter format that will get the messages straight to you while minimizing the advertisements. We will make it more appetizing for you to find our newsletter, like what we do, and support us for what we are doing.

We should resume our newsletters sometime in the middle of September.

Richard Roehm
Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center
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