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860 Park Ave., Norton, VA

President: Kenneth Potter

VP: 276-708-7370


2015 Activity Schedule: 11:00 AM to ???

May 23, 2015                          Social Event                             *Please Bring Finger Foods

June 13, 2015                          Deaf Picnic at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA

July 4 or 11, 2015                    Social Event                             * Please Bring Covered Dish

August 8, 2015                        Social Event                             * Please Bring Finger Foods

September 5, 2015                 Social Event                             * Please Bring Finger Foods

October 10, 2015                    Halloween Party                     * Please Bring Finger Foods

November 7, 2015                  Thanksgiving Dinner               * Please Bring Covered Dish

December 5, 2015                  Christmas Party                      * Please Bring Finger Foods


  • Finger Foods: soup, sandwiches, chips, dips, vegetables, cake, dessert, etc
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There’s still time to register for Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2015! However two important deadlines are coming up fast! 
#1 – Need to stay overnight? Hotel Lodging at the state-rate of $125/night plus tax, at the  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel must be made by Friday, May 22, 2015After 5/22, state-rate lodging cannot be guaranteed. 
#2 – Want to receive Graduate credit for ODUP 2015?
 Application must be made to Radford University by Friday, May 22Contact Angela Romine at 540-831-7197 for assistance or email Angela at  All of the information you need to get one graduate credit for your attendance at ODUP 2015 is on the RU tab at  ODUP 2015.
What about the not-to-be missed Pre-Session: Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School?   
Please remind ALL parents and especially those with rising 8th to rising 12th grade students about this premier event! Funding available to help families as needed.  Please contact Ann directly. 
And REMEMBER. . .TODHH who attend Tuesday’s Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School AND ODUP 2015 are eligible for reimbursement of lodging for Tuesday AND Wednesday nights!!!  Check out information at ODUP 2015
Questions? Contact Kristen or Ann at 
See you in Charlottesville on June 23 and/or June 24-25
All the best,
REGISTER by June 5 for ODUP2015! and 
Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School!
Visit ODUP 2015 for more information and 
to register for both events.
Hotel room reservation deadline: May 22!
May 212015

YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER encountered real silence. Finding a place that remains sonically unmolested by the roar of commercial jets or the steady hum of highways is nearly impossible. Whether you live in a city, the suburbs, or on a ranch in Montana, sound in the modern world is more or less inescapable.

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May 212015

VAD Nominations Vlog


Many thanks to Star Grieser for making this vlog. Elections for new officers for VAD – now accepting nominations via email for the 2015 VAD conference

Nominees can be sent via email to
Thanks to Virginia Association of the Deaf, Inc.