1st Annual High Five Award - Nominations Wanted!

Attention Professionals! Please help us recognize the amazing parents within your community!
We invite you to nominate a Parent in California who has made a significant positive contribution to other families who are raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing children with in your Classroom, Office or School District etc. We need your help so that we can recognize parents who have gone above and beyond supporting our children through family to family support, improving systems or services for and made significant contributions within their community in the spirit of Hands & Voices mission! We know there are many outstanding parents who deserve to be recognized and we are depending on you to shed light on someone very special within your region!

To nominate someone (200 word or less): Please describe what sets the nominee apart and please detail at least one specific example of how this parent has made an impact within their community. The nominee should have a child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing and eligible candidates include but are not limited to California Hands & Voices members.

Email your nomination to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject line “High Five Award”. Please include the following for yourself and the parent you would like to nominate: Name, Address, City, State, County, Phone and Email Address. *You will both be added to E-blast. *Nomination accepted through February 29th 2016 (Leap Year!)

Nominee recognized: Up to 1 Parent Per our 9 regions will be awarded. Each of the winners will be recognized at the DHH Family Camp of their choice and will also acknowledged on our website, Facebook and through our E-News. Each winner will be awarded a full 1 year complimentary membership to California Hands & Voices ($25 value).

Thank you for helping us thank a parent you know for making a huge difference in the minds and hearts of so many California Families. As a Thank You, if your nomination is selected we will also award You a full 1 year complimentary membership to California Hands & Voices (Value up to $50).

17th Annual DHH Family Camp Southern California - Registration Opening Soon

Save the Date for Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 29, 2016 Memorial Day Weekend at YMCA Camp Marston in Julian, California. DHH Family Camp is an opportunity for families with children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing to come together in a supportive environment. Come to Family Camp and discuss issues related to raising children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

• Learn from each other's experiences and share information
• Build lasting relationships for the entire family
• Focus on family issues and strengthen communications
• Discuss issues in a "spirit of inquiry"

Important Dates to Note:
*Register to Save your Space!
*Family Camp fees are due at the time of registration. (To pay by check please contact us)
*Close on March 30th 2016 (earlier if we fill to capacity)
*Arrive at DHH Family Camp as early as 4pm on Friday May 27th
*Volunteer applications accepted until March 30th

We look forward to seeing your family at the 17th Annual DHH Family Camp!
Please contact us if you have any questions at all! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

California Hands & Voices is co-hosting our first ever motorcycle rally with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center!

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center and California Hands & Voices are co-hosting our first ever motorcycle rally! Once registered, you will become part of a 100 mile journey that will not only create funds to support an incredible community, but it will also provide various opportunities to win big prizes!!! Our Route contains numerous stops that will provide Deaf Awareness activities, beginning in Fresno! And, ending in the beautiful hills of Mariposa, California at Salvador's Mexican Restaurant (meals are not included in the registration fees).
Please help us spread the word so that this can be a successful event!
Pricing: $35 for single riders $60 for bikes with 2 riders
For more information Flyer: http://www.cahandsandvoices.org/docs/sft-1_flyer2015.pdf
To register: http://www.cahandsandvoices.org/docs/sft-reg_waiver2015.pdf

Announcing: New CA H&V Website!

We are proud to launch a brand new online presence for CA Hands & Voices in 2015! This site combines the great resources from the original CA H&V website and the information and registration for our DHH family camps. We are very thankful to Ross Manges and David Whittaker at Sparkistic, LLC for donating their time to create the new website. Please let us know if you have any problems navigating around: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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