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HOH Outing for March MANLY OUTING Saturday 30th March 2019 – Janne Bidenko

Our next outing will be going to Manly, which we haven't been to for 2years, once again. It looks as if this has become a Bi-annual event even though it is so popular. This year it is by request of Gaie Barrett. The full information will be at the bottom of the newsletter as usual.

We will meet at Rydalmere wharf and get the Rivercat into the city, where we will change for the Manly ferry. Then we will walk to beach area and a few volunteers will walk around the corner to order & bring back our fish & chips, while the other members and volunteers catch up with each other since last month and in some cases last year.

MARCH HOH OUTING - RIVERCAT RIDE TO CIRCULAR QUAY, THEN FERRY RIDE TO MANLY

We will board the Rivercat at Rydalmere.

Departing –8:55am  Rydalmere Ferry Wharf please be there at 8:40
Arriving –10:06am  Circular Quay, No. 5 Wharf, Sydney

 

Or meet up with us at Circular Quay or Manly.

 

 

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DBA(NSW) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, - DBA(NSW)

Burwood RSL, Shafesbury Road, Burwood

You may want to have lunch in the bistro from 11:30am

The AGM will start at 1:30pm Saturday 6th April 2019.

We are sorry that this had to be postponed. This is now an invitation to everyone to join us at our 2019 AGM.  We hope that we have many Deafblind people, Ushers people and all other members as well, please join us on the 6th April.

This is also a call to our members to nominate themselves for the Committee, including the Executive, which meets every second month. All Office bearers must stand down and the new elections held, however people are able to renominate if they wish after putting in a Bio (small article) about themselves..

Please let  DBA know on dbansw1@bigpond.com or on janneb@iinet.net.au if you wish to nominate yourself for the committee. Otherwise nominate at the meeting but please look at the following item about providing a “BIO” telling us about yourself and why you would be a good Board member.

Invoices will be sent out where they are due if they are not paid at the AGM. We will have a list of those memberships due for 2019, and new members can also pay there before the AGM starts.

It is important that you let dbansw1@bigpond.com  know if you are coming for the AGM.

Please contact Janne 0432 570 210 or dbansw1@bigpond.com to advise if you are coming, and also to nominate yourself or someone else for the committee.

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17th DEAFBLIND INTERNATIONAL WORLD CONFERENCE

Hosted by Able Australia, the 17th Deafblind International World Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia on 12-16 August 2019.

Mark this date in your diary and watch this space as we continue to add more information about what's on, where to go and what to expect.

In the meantime, if you need to know anything please send an email to dbi2019@ableaustralia.org.au

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PHD RESEARCH INTO DEAFBLIND PEOPLE'S EXPERIENCES OF HOSPITAL 

Annmaree Watharoy is a Deafblind PHD candidate with University of Technology, Sydney. Annmaree is wanting to interview Deafblind people about their experiences of being in hospital.  Interviews can be face to face, email, mail or Skype.  Contact Annmaree if you are interested in sharing a story by email at 88547166@uts.edu.au

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PROPOSAL FOR MYUNA BAY SPORT & REC CAMP

October Long Weekend 2019, Friday afternoon 4/10/19 to Monday afternoon 7/10/19.

This would take place 1 week later than our usual HOH activity which would have been 28/9/19

As reported we missed out on our proposed 4 day camp at Berry because of lack of interest, also because we needed to confirm 30 paying participants, their support workers or volunteers free on participant’s Companion Cards. The cost for these 3 days will be $300.

We now wish to have early confirmation for people interested in this 3 day camp in October, as according to Sport & Rec’s new rules we will need 30 participants.  It is unlikely that we have 30 members wishing to go, so we may need to combine with another group and would like to ask for suggestions from members about other groups they are involved with. Suggestions so far are Ushers Group (who we would like to be included in initial numbers anyway) and Blind Sports NSW.

PLEASE REPLY TO janneb@iinet.net.au IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PUTTING YOUR NAME DOWN FOR THIS CAMP AND IF YOU HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR OTHER PEOPLE OR ORGANISATION WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US.

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???? MEETINGS FOR 2ND HALF of 2018

Board Meetings        

14/12/18

Technology Practice Session 10-12.30am

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Craft in afternoon 1-3pm

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HOH Club
AGM at DBA office at Concord.

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