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28 May 2018 (VOL 14 WEEK 22)

E-info newsletter - updating mailing lists.
As many of you will know, a new Data Protection policy came into effect on the 25th of May. The Irish Deaf Society (IDS) is now updating their mailing lists including their E-Info newsletter.

This newsletter is a great way to know what is going on in the Deaf community across Ireland. Our newsletter is usually posted in E-info also. If you would like to receive their newsletter, send an email to e-info@irishdeafsociety.ie with the word 'subscribe to e-info'.

However, if you no longer want to receive their newsletter, you can send an email to the same address and say 'unsubscribe to e-info'.

Save the date - IDS 'Summerfest'.
The IDS are in the middle of organising their annual Summerfest and have asked everyone to 'save the date' for the 1st of July, 2018.

This event takes place every year and as always is a day full of fun and activities.

As more details are available, we will share them in one of our future newsletters. You can also check out the IDS's Facebook page for more info at: https://www.facebook.com/IrishDeafSociety/.

Mental Health Presentation In Deaf Village Ireland.
Finally, the IDS are also hosting a Mental Health Presentation on Saturday, June the 9th in Deaf Village Ireland in Dublin from 11am-2pm

The presentation by 3Ts Mental Health Organisation will cover: Depression, Anxiety and Stress and 'How to start talking about mental health and what to do to help someone else'. For more info, text 086 440 1443 or email: deaforward@irishdeafsociety.ie.
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21 May 2018 (VOL 14 WEEK 21)

Ethiopia Deaf Project (EDP) update.
This week's update will focus on some of the activities and events that our friends in the Ethiopia Deaf Project (EDP) are planning in the coming weeks.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the project, it is an Irish registered charity that has established a school for the deaf in a town called Ambo in Ethiopia.

Various fundraising events happen throughout the year that raise vital funds for the project. We know from our trips to Ethiopia that the money is improving the lives of many deaf people in the region. EDP is a 100% voluntary group and every cent raised goes directly to the school https://www.facebook.com/ethiopiadeafprojectambo/.

Bingo night in Cork.
On Friday, the 25th of May, EDP will be hosting a Bingo Night at 8pm in DeanRock Bar in Togher, Cork.

To enter, it costs €10 for 4 plays. There will also be spot prizes of wine and money. This promises to be a great night and is open to all.

Ambo Ramble Charity Cycle.
EDP would love if you could join them on the Ambo Ramble 57km and 127Km charity cycle on Saturday, the 23rd of June. The cycle starts and finishes in the Marion Hall, Ballinhassig, Cork. Cyclists will do a loop of the beautiful West Cork countryside taking in the Old Head of Kinsale. The entry fee is €30 and will include: Food and water stops at Clonakilty and at the finishing line at Ballinhassig. Hot shower facilities and free parking also available and all with great Craic too. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ambo-ramble-charity-cycle-tickets-43165060859.

Gift Giving Donation.
Throughout the year, did you know you can also make a donation on the EDP website where you can purchase gifts for the local community such as breeding chicks, sewing/knitting, shoes, saplings, bee keeper training, school kits and bee hives. For more info, go to http://ethiopiadeafproject.com/gift.
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14 May 2018 (VOL 14 WEEK 20)

Congratulations to Patti Canne On Masters Graduation.
We would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to Patti Canne who graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Gallaudet University last week.

Patti completed her internship with our service from the end of January until the end of April. We are thrilled and delighted for Patti and her family. Our service learnt so much from Patti while she was on internship with our service. She truly deserves this award.

On behalf of our team and Board, sincere congratulations and well-done Patti. Our sincere thanks also to the MSW support team in Gallaudet for all their support during Patti's internship. Best of luck Patti in your future social work career from all of us here.

Data protection - emails, text messages and newsletter update.
Over the past few weeks, we have been updating all our client files to ensure we are following new Data Protection guidelines. As a result, we have been deleting and shredding files that are not in line with these new policies.

We are now updating our email, text messaging & newsletter database. If you no longer wish to receive communication from us, please email or text us with the word 'unsubscribe' and mention the option you want to stop: 1) Emails. 2) Text. 3) Newsletter.

Updating photos in office.
As part of our data protection updates, we have removed all old photos from our display area in our Centre. These photos are now held in a photo album.

Over the coming months, we hope to display new photos. If you would like a photo on our wall, we are happy to put it up once we have signed off permission from you.
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7 May 2018 (VOL 14 WEEK 19)

Bank Holiday.
Our office will close on Monday the 7th of May for Bank Holidays. We will open again on the 8th of May at 10am.
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