He Called, They Followed Monday, Aug 17 2015 

Church Interpreters’ Summer 8 Week Live Online Course Saturday, Feb 14 2015 

New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC


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Church Interpreters

8 Week Online Class

This workshop will focus on church interpreting

Summer Program

Online live interactive class

April 14 – June 2

Cost: $75

(pay online)

Dr. Barbara Lovas will lead in an online interactive 8 week study, focusing on church interpreting techniques and ethics: Emphasis will be placed on religious vocabulary, terminology, ethics, and Deaf empowerment as it relates to church settings and interpreting scripture and religious music. Local Deaf will also share their feelings related to ethics and Deaf empowerment. This course will include 45mins to an 1 hour of live interactive instruction w/ a minimum of 2 additional hours of work per week; along with hands-on practices, techniques, resources, and study aids will also be provided to participants.
Scholarships are provided. CEUs will be provided.

For more information:

Barbara Lovas at bblovas1


504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

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Deaf Christmas Luncheon, December 14, 2014 Saturday, Dec 13 2014 

Deaf Christmas Luncheon

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When: December 14, 2014

Where: Canal Boulevard Baptist Deaf Church

  5320 Canal Blvd, NOLA 70124

Time:  Church gathering service will begin at 10:45 am. Potluck will be provided after church.

Everyone is welcome, no cost.

 Please bring potluck dish and $5 gift.

If you have Children, please bring a child gift.

Contact: Carla Hugger

Email: Cfhugger@Cox.net

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ReNew Orleans’s Deaf Coffee Chat September 18th, Thursday @ 6:30 til … every 3rd Thursday of the month! Cafe Du Monde 4700 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, La 70006 check out pics of last Deaf Coffee Chat ReNew Orleans http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=23_w1Pdek_ 0 (Preview) http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=hVpLAnBN2- A if you need more info, contact Barbara Lovas bblovas1@yahoo.com ___________________________________________________________________

Northshore Deaf Coffee Chat!!!         Cafe DuMonde 70437 Hwy 21, Covington, 70433. See you there, the 2nd Friday of each month!!! Go Northshore!!! 🙂


What’s happenin’at the Deaf Church??? SUNDAY SCHOOL — 9:45am FELLOWSHIP HALL – 5324 Canal Blvd (downstairs door, off Hawthorne Place) SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE — 10:45am in BIG bldg facing Canal Blvd (5320 Canal Blvd) WEDNESDAYS Bible Chat at 7pm discussing the Bible! WHERE: In Meeting Hall 5324 Canal Blvd (downstairs door, facing Hawthorne Place) WEDNESDAYS GPS Gumbo Student Ministry at 7pm WHERE: In Large Church Building 5320 Canal Blvd (Church building, facing Canal Blvd. ) All are welcomed to attend. Come ready to chat about God and your questions about the Bible. Bring your Bible, if you have one. If you don’t have a Bible, we will give you one. Sincerely, Pastor John Lovas VP # 504 273 1152  E-mail: jclovas@gmail. com AIM: jclovas Text #: 504-275-9707    Pager e-mail: jclovaspager@ gmail.com Church address: 5320 and 5324 Canal Blvd, N.O., LA 70124 for more pictures of the DEAF CHURCH click on “visit my group” on the left side or the bottom of this page, then go to “photos or go to our website at http://bblovas1.wordpress.com


info shared by Jade NEED HELP WITH SPEECH AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR CHILDREN??? Crone Rehab here in Metairie for the summer help with speech and occupational therapy.  It’s usually covered by insurances.  All we have to pay is copayment.   They do offer different services for the disabled.


From: LAAD Public Relations cajunlaad@laad.net Pass this along… This becomes OFFICIAL and is ready to book. LOOK out for GREAT deals including $100.00 gift for each cabin at the noted below. Space is limited. Hurry and get busy, you can find full information at the noted below. And also here includes sign-up sheet in order to pay deposit to secure a spot. ASL FEST 2015 CRUISE CARNIVAL “FUN SHIP” DREAM AUGUST 2, 2015 COME JOIN THE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION AND THEIR FAMILIES  AND FRIENDS ON BOARD THE CARNIVAL “FUN SHIP” DREAM SAILING FROM NEW ORLEANS TO JAMAICA, GRAND CAYMAN AND COZUMEL FOR 7 DAYS OF FUN AT SEA. THE SHIP BOASTS A FULL CASINO, LAS VEGAS TYPE ENTERTAINMENT, COMEDY ACTS, LATE NIGHT BUFFETS AND A COMPLETE SPA AND FITNESS CENTER. THERE IS ALSO AN OUTDOOR MOVIE THEATRE, A 24 HOUR PIZZERIA AND AROUND THE CLOCK ICE CREAM BAR ONBOARD.  THE SHIP SETS SAIL AT 4PM. BOARDING BEGINS AT 12:00 NOON.  RATES ARE PER PERSON AND INCLUDE TAXES AND PORT CHARGES: CATEGORY 4B—INTERIOR CABIN $697.32 CATEGORY 4E— INTERIOR CABIN $722.32 CATEGORY 8B—BALCONY CABIN $1057.32 CATEGORY 8E—BALCONY CABIN $1092.32 RATES ARE BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE MAY 9, 2015. THIS SHIP OFFERS VERY FEW OCEANVIEW CABINS SO THEY WILL NOT ALLOW PRICING TO BE HELD IN OUR GROUP. FOR A $250 PER PERSON DEPOSIT WE CAN SECURE ANY CATEGORY CABIN IN THE GROUP. ANY DOUBLE CABIN IN OUR GROUP CAN BE HELD WITH A MINIMUM OF $50 PER PERSON DEPOSIT. CABIN NUMBER CANNOT BE ASSIGNED UNTIL FULL DEPOSIT OF $250 PER PERSON IS PAID. IF PAYING THE $50 PER PERSON DEPOSIT, $25 IS NON REFUNDABLE, BUT IS REUSABLE ON ANY FUTURE CRUISE WITH VACATIONS BY CROWN. DEPOSIT IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. RATES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL DEPOSIT PAID. BOOK YOUR CRUISE TODAY. SPACE IS LIMITED. EACH CABIN WILL RECEIVE A $100 ONBOARD CREDIT, TOTE BAG, DOCUMENT HOLDER AND LAMINATED LUGGAGE TAGS. PASSPORTS RECOMMENDED. PLEASE VISIT: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/FAQS.html  for documentation requirements. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DAN OR WALKER AT 2015ASLFestCruise@gmail.com ____________________________________________________________________ http://www.classroominterpreting.org/eipa/standards/index.asp EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards  Registration Deadline Online registration must be completed at least 3 full business days prior to your test date. If your test will be paid with a purchase order through a third party agency or organization, you must register at least 5 full business days prior to your test date. For Purchase Order registrations, contact Misti Jensen Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST) at 1-800-756-7920 ext. 7150 or via email at EIPA@bellevue.edu. ________________________________________________________________

a msg from Rebecca Gernon A FREE TTY MACHINE I know that most Deaf now use relay operators or VRS, but I have an elderly deaf friend who has a new TTY and telephone that she does not use. Her son had it, but he never used it. So, she would like to get rid of it. Do you know of anyone who could benefit from having a TTY? Please let me know so I can get it to you. (more info? reply to this e-mail)


Do you need to know Science ASL signs??? check out the article and click on the websites within the article. Enjoy http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/science/sign-language-researchers-broaden-science-lexicon.html?hp&_r=1& ___________________________________________________________________

DEAF BAYOU e-news Need more Deaf news??? Check out DEAF BAYOU e-news, please do not hesitate & feel free to contact the CEO/Editor Dan at DEAFBAYOU@gmail.com Dan Arabie DEAF BAYOU Office 106 Dempsey Drive Lafayette, Louisiana 70503-5610 Tele/Videophone: (337) 205-0076 E-mail: DEAFBAYOU@gmail.com Visit us at http://www.deafbayou.com/


FREE Online Public Charter Home School!!! Louisiana Connections Academy Louisiana Connections Academy (LACA) is a public charter virtual school that was approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to serve grades K–12. The school accepts students from anywhere  in the state.  http://www.connectionsacademy.com/home.aspx __________________________________________________________________

fwd from USA.gov <http://links.govdelivery.com FREE!!!  ONLINE TOOLS TO HELP YOU CREATE A RESUME to FIND A JOB http://www.careeronestop.org/ResumesInterviews/ResumesInterviews.aspx __________________________________________________________________

The Deaf Church in New Orleans , CBBDC


Work at Home Workshop

This workshop will focus on helping participants to find several opportunities of legitimate sources to earn an income from home. Often people are hesitant to accept opportunities to earn money at home for fear of being fooled by scams and con schemes. These resources that we will share with and demonstrated to participants have been tried and tested. No pyramid schemes or multi-level marketing businesses will be shared. No one teaching or assisting in the class will make any money off of your work. General tips on job searching and interview techniques will also be discussed. Each participant will have an opportunity to work with an assistant to create or update their resume.

November 29, 2014

9am — 1pm

5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124

(Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)

Instructor: Judy Williams, M.Ed.

Cost: FREE!

This will be the second of a series of career building workshops. Though it is not be required, it is advised that you try to attend all workshops because each workshop will build on the guidelines discussed in prior workshops.

Also, please bring your laptop if you have one.

For more information:

Barbara Lovas at bblovas1@yahoo.com


504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

This workshop is co-sponsored by New Orleans Sign Language Services, Judy Williams and community volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering as an assistant please contact Barbara using the information above.


Free of cost!!! ASL STUDY GROUP   This study group  is on summer vacation right now but will meet on Monday nights at 6:45pm after summer break. It is for all ages: hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, students, and also family members of the Deaf or those using sign language!!! COST: FREE!!!! Mondays, 6:45pm 5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124 (enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place) Hope to see you there!!! Barbara __________________________________________________________________

The Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center – www.deafactioncenter.org Local: 318.425.7881 – 601 Jordan St, Shreveport, LA 71101

All broadcasts are FREE*. Go to www.AMPChannel.tv for viewing.

Click the image below to view the promotional video.

*SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS: If you are interested in earning CEUs, please click here.

Funding for this series, “ADA HELP-ME HOW”, is provided by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana (Shreveport/Bossier).


New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC: ASL Training for your Place of Employment Ask about us providing American Sign Language training for you fellow employees! Is it time for a change of pace? We can tailor American Sign Language classes according to your specific needs for your place of employment or your employees. Per request we can also provide onsite or offsite workshops and trainings for your fellow employees seeking or needing to maintain continuing education units. Our prices are always reasonable and our instructors are always friendly.  Contact — bblovas1@yahoo.com for more info! __________________________________________________________________

a msg from Dan Arabie

Hey LSD Alumni (LSSD & SSD in the mix)!

As devoted alumni of LSD, I, Dan Arabie, LSD ’80 would like to share an important information with y’all.

LSD is the name of deaf school in Baton Rouge where we took class lessons and then graduated. LSDAA (LSD Alumni Association) is the name of organization we are encouraged to contribute our loyal in order to maintain the potential recognition.

Since few years, LSDAA has been inactive; every each of you is urged to continually support our old dear LSD. I just created a public poll saying, “Do you think LSDAA should be taking a place for a meeting during the 2015 Homecoming Day?” Please visit www.deafbayou.com to cast your vote(s). Your participant in casting votes would play an important role that is greatly appreciated in order to bring up to an attention to LSDAA’s re-consideration of possibly arranging to have a meeting and hold an election for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Hall of Fame Coordinator.

Unity for LSDAA as stay closer to our dear old LSD!

Deaf Bayours,

Dan Arabie, LSD ’80 & GU ‘14

CEO, The DEAF BAYOU e-news, Email: DEAFBAYOU@gmail.com




“Deaf Chat” in Marrero! on Second week Saturday every month @ 7 p.m. 1677 Barbataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072 (near McDonald’s) Hosted by: Terri and Michelle Simoneaux Email: Tsimoneaux1@ hotmail.com Phone: 504-347-9967, Voice or VP


INTERPRETER MINGLES Sign language interpreters have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other members of the profession. Whether you are an experienced interpreter or a novice fresh out of an ITP, this will be an excellent chance to make connections and learn from each other. Elmwood Interpreter Mingle Starbucks 5161 Citrus Blvd Elwood Center North Harahan, LA 70123-2346 1st Saturday of every month TIME: 7pm – 9pm (hosted by LRID) ______________________________ ______________________________

Support for Groups: Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Alcoholics Anonymous Advocacy . To find out more info contact BBLovas1@yahoo.com

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1 on 1 ASL Tutoring (taught by Deaf and Hard of hearing) Ask about us about American Sign Language tutoring taught by the Deaf in our community. Support our local Deaf Community!!! contact Barbara — bblovas1@yahoo.com or 504-722-2967cell or text


Digitech Security Company Digital Audio/Visual & Security Solutions FINALLY!!! An Affordable Security System to Protect Your Home & Family CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE 504-242-2868 Digitech Security Company ___________________________________________________________________

“Eye on the Square” Artsy and Unique things for your home and personal pampering 514 St. Peter St. NOLA 70116 504-259-7174 in the French Quarter (owned by Tariq) ___________________________________________________________________

BABY ONE! Unique hand-selected specialties for baby Uniquely designed for the only baby shop in the square by Tariq — screen prints baby wear and baby designs for baby 930 Decatur St. NOLA 70116 (a few buildings away from Cafe DuMonde in the French Quarter) (owner Tariq) EyeontheSquare1@bellsouth.net ___________________________________________________________________

ICD ELECTRIC specializing in Small Jobs extra lighting installed ballast change security lighting remodeling/addition s replace sockets troubleshooting AC/Dryer Circuits “I will do what the Big Electrical Co. won’t do” Walter Rowel 504-273-1150 985-210-0331 VP #:(text msg only) icdelectric.com (website) walterrowel@yahoo.com discounts to Deaf _____________________________________________________

Want a free Sorenson videophone? Contact: Sorenson Communications SORENSON IP RELAY Relay on the go when you are away from your videophone by using Sorenson IP Relay on your laptop or mobile device. It’s FREE! Visit the Sorenson VRS website. ______________________________________________________ Our mailing address is: CBBDC Deaf News 5324 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA New Orleans, LA 7012 About DEAF NEWS An Honor Given to the Deaf Church in New Orleans WebsiteWe are proud to announce that The Deaf Church in New Orleans’ website has been honored, in that it has been featured on the list of 101 Quality Hearing Loss Resources for Speech Therapists. This website has been published today at OnlineSpeechPathologyPrograms.net. You can see the whole list here: http://onlinespeechpathologyprograms.net/hearing-loss-resources/ Thanks to all of the contributors in the Deaf Community who have made this possible!!! Sincerely, Barbara and John Lovas The Deaf Church in New Orleans (CBBDC) Canal Blvd. Baptist Deaf Church visit our website at https://bblovas1.wordpress.com

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