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MSADA’s Community The Metro South Asian Deaf Association, Issue #7_06

From Madan Vashishta

The First International Conference/Deaf Expo in India Hello everybody,

Editor: Thushara T. Wijetilaka

I hope some of you will attend this conference. Please let me know if you will be willing to lead a workshop for present a paper. For more information, check http://www.indiadeafexpo.org/index .html See you in Coimbtore in December!

Happy and Hot Summer!

Madan I would like to share the exciting event about the first international conference on deafness and Deaf Expo is being held at Pollachi (near Coimbtore) in Tamil Nadu from December 14 to 16, 2006. This conference is jointly sponsored by Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology and Deaf Empowerment Activities for Literacy Education Accessible Development Employment Rehabilitation & Sports. (Deaf Leaders), This conference will if being called in response to a great demand. India has about 10 million Deaf and about 40 million Hard of Hearing people. Yet, little is being done for Education, Employment and Rights of this huge population. The public has little or no information about Deafness and Deaf people There has been a major advance in Technology that can help Deaf people in Education and Rehabilitation. The Deaf Expo is offering this opportunity to Educators, Inventors and Businessmen to showcase their products. In addition to making their product available to consumers, they will be able to learn about other products and share Technology and Related Information.

Dates to remember!

Summer Recipes Molly’s Mango Cheesecake Ingredients: 1 small box lemon gelatin 1 cup miniature marshmallows 3 pkg of cream cheese - 8 oz. each 4 oz. Cool Whip 1 1/2 cups mango pulp 1 (10-inch) graham cracker pie crusts

Instructions:

September 17th 2006

General Meeting 3:00 PM. to 5:00 P.M.

Pour gelatin into a large mixing bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over gelatin. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add marshmallows, stir well until they are completely dissolved.

Time & Where: TBA

Soften the cream cheese by microwaving it for 2 minutes. Add cream cheese to the gelatin mixture. Add whipped cream and mango pulp to this mixture and stir well. Blend the mixture in a mixer or food processor for 2 minutes. Pour the batter into the pie crusts and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.

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Serve chilled.

Where: TBA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

November 4th 2006

Diwali & Eid

Enjoy your pie! Molly Mirchandani

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“Favorite Quotes“

NESADA First Annual Picnic in Boston, Massachusetts

Courageous

Due to the nature of storm, it was forecastable for the NESADA to postpone their first Annual Picnic from June 3rd to the next day June 4th. Certainly, the drenching weather had not dampened the NESADA’s spirits from their hectic schedule in preparing the picnic that took place on Sunday, June 4th at the Hopkinton State Park, Boston, Massachusetts. There's no place more convenient than Hopkinton State Park as it is located in the greater Boston area. The park offers beach picnics, hiking, boating, canoeing and other activities like, horseback riding, picnicking, crosscountry skiing, snowmobiling and swimming. The picnic attendees enjoyed socializing with NESADA members and families as well as played game “Black Magic”. The Black magic is a secret game that people have to guess the right answer. It was a fun-filled picnic.

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." --- Maya Angelou

Goodness "For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you'll never walk alone." -- Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993),

Compromise "Compromise: The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece."

NESADA committees want to say thank you to everyone who contributed to our first Annual picnic at the Hopkinton State Park on June 8th. Our volunteers Rich, Danielle, and Christina were great to help us to make our first picnic success. You all did a phenomenal job and made it success we look forward to see you all in our second social event Diwali and Eid 2006 which will take place in Framingham, Massachusetts, on Saturday 7th.

--- Sherry Rothfield

Happiness "I believe the recipe for happiness to be just enough money to pay the monthly bills you acquire, a little surplus to give you confidence, a little too much work each day, enthusiasm for your work, a substantial share of good health, a couple of real friends and a wife and children to share life's beauty with you." --- J. Kenfield Morley

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MSADA Newsletter July 2006