Sunday, August 15, 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;

ORANGE COUNTY DEAF ADVOCACY CENTER
P.O. Box 4339
Santa Ana, California, 92702-4339

We still do our outreach activities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEySl_-GHOs

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWembZcVa7E

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ce_gIc0gV0

We celebrated the ADA anniversary at several locations.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0GXqyAOJXk

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. http://stores.ebay.com/id=12597986

We also have been developing and manufacturing new products for our webstore as
well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SDgWuAQY3w and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSQMKu8jvGc See the webstore at
http://www.tinyurl.com/ocdac

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
Website http://www.deafadvocacy.org
Webstore http://http://stores.ebay.com/id=12597986
Webstore http://http://www.tinyurl.com/ocdac
Online Social http://www.eyefirevlogs.com