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UPDATE ABOUT CAD BOARD RETREAT 2016

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CAD BOARD RETREAT 2016
San Diego, CA
January 22-24

(CAD blue logo -- a circle with CAD inserted in the middle. It is spelled out at the outer part of the circle California Association of the Deaf 1906.)

Caterer is shown prepping food. A blue bag with CAD logo is on the kitchen counter. CAD logo with "CAD BOARD RETREAT 2016 - San Diego, CA. January 22-24, 2016.

The kitchen scene fades out to a female presenting white person with short brown hair, black top and silver hoop earrings and necklace set. She is standing outside facing the camera. Graphics in the upper left corner read, "President, Julie Rems-Smario."

Julie: "California Association of the Deaf (CAD) board members came together here in San Diego to create a new vision for next two years until 2017. The vision is the Californian dream for all Deaf Californians from womb to tomb, the full life span. This vision, which we will share with you, WILL happen!"

The scene fades back to the kitchen showing a bouquet of flowers and bananas. In the background, the CAD Board of Directors is seated around the kitchen table. They are eating while discussing variety of issues.

The dining room scene fades back to the outdoor where Julie stood. This time, it is a female presenting white person with long blonde hair, black and white dress with gray cardigan sweater. The graphics in upper left corner says "Secretary, Deanne Bray."

"During Fall 2015, CAD hosted its conference. Deaf people who are CAD members throughout the state of California came to the conference. They shared ideas through their motions. There were a total of 25 motions. The members voted and passed eleven motions. During this past weekend, January 23rd, 2016, CAD Board members, both old board members (2013-15) and new board members (2015-17) met and discussed the eleven motions. Those motions were consolidated. At the end, we will focus on the top five motions, starting now until 2017. The first motion is a new and improved website which will be developed and run by Deaf professionals.

The scene fades back to the dining table with the board members deep in discussion. Then the dining room scene fades back to Deanne Bray:

"The second motion is for CAD Endowment. As you may recall, CAD property was sold. The Board members decided (by voting) to establish an Endowment."

The scene fades back to the dining table with CAD board members in the midst of their discussion. Then it fades back to Deanne Bray:

"The third priority is to establish a think tank (task force) focused on programs and services provided for Deaf children from birth until the age of five (0-5)."

The scene of Deane fades back to the board members discussing at the dining table. Then it fades back to Deanne Bray:

"The fourth priority is to establish the employment task force to gather information about Deaf people's experience with employment in California."

The scene of Deanne fades back to the kitchen where the board members are lined up for brunch served by a Deaf caterer, David Prince. He is a bald white man with glasses. He is wearing a baseball shirt with pink trunk and gray sleeves. The brunch scene fades back to Deanne:

"The fifth priority is to establish a committee to push for standards for the hiring of ASL teachers in California."

Again, the scene of Deanne fades back to the kitchen table where the board members are discussing about the endowment. This scene fades back to Deanne:

"With those five priorities I just presented to you, we are READY to proceed and work on them. If you want to be involved, come and make it happen!" Deanne smiles at the end. The scene of Deanne fades back to Julie. Julie is standing in front of Claire Bergman's painting of a woman wearing an orange dress with her chin resting on her left arm and her right hand resting on a table on her right. Julie is standing at the right of the painting. Graphics in the lower right corner says "President, Julie Rems Smario." Julie signs:

"CHERISHED"

Julie fades to another female presenting person, a white woman with white shirt covered with beige cardigan sweater. She is also wearing glasses and a necklace with a cross pendant. Behind her is another Claire Bergman's art, a watercolor painting of two women standing by an umbrella. The woman is standing at the left of the framed art. In the lower left corner, the graphics say "Vice President, Marla Hatrak.” Marla signs:

"INSPIRED"

Marla fades into a scene of Deanne Bray standing by the kitchen counter. On the counter is a bouquet of flowers. Leaning on the vase is artwork by Connie Murdock Clanton. The art has fallen out of its frame. Deanne is standing at the right of the flowers and the art piece. Deanne signs:

"CENTERED"

Deanne fades into a scene of another person, a white female presenting person with long brown hair pushed back with her glasses. She is wearing a long sleeved purple top. At her right is Chuck Baird's painting of a coral reef fish. In the background is a wall of lime green tiles. The graphics at the lower left corner says "Treasurer, Dodi Ellis." Dodi signs:

"COLORFUL"

Dodi fades into another scene of a male presenting white person who is very tall. He has dark blond hair and he is wearing a long sleeved denim shirt and black-rimmed glasses. At his right is Nancy Rourke's art, a painting of queen of hearts card. The queen at the top is signing capital "D." The graphics at the lower left corner says "Membership Director, Matthew Sampson." Matthew signs:

"ENTHUSIASTIC"

Matthew fades into the scene of a petite female presenting Asian individual with dark brown skin and short brown hair. She is wearing earrings and necklace from India along with a deep wine colored blouse. In her background is Chuck Baird's painting of a cat with hands at both sides of the cat signing "cat." At the right of the painting is a tall thick candle that matches this board member's blouse. At the lower left corner, the graphics say, "Southern California Representative, Kavita Pipalia." Kavita signs:

"FIRED-UP"

Kavita fades into a scene of another female presenting Asian individual with light brown skin and shoulder length brown hair. She is wearing glasses and deep purple blouse. Behind her is Morris Brodersen's watercolor painting in a thick black frame. Underneath the painting is a lamp. At the lower left corner, the graphics say, "Central California Representative, Julie Glenn." Julie signs:

"ENERGETIC"

Julie Glenn fades into a scene of another female presenting white individual with dark blonde shoulder length hair and long sleeved purple blouse. She is standing in front of a painting of a willow tree blown by the wind by Ian Guzman. At the lower left corner, the graphics say, "Northern California Representative, Shelley Stout." Shelley signs:

"VISIONARY"

Shelley fades into a scene of a young female presenting white person standing in front of paintings of iris flowers by R. F. Walker. She is sporting shoulder length brown hair with bangs and a dark gray sweatshirt. At the lower left corner, the graphics say "Co-chair of youth program, Stephanie Johnston." Stephanie signs:

"READY"

Stephanie fades into a scene of the nine individuals lined up facing the camera. Julie Rems-Smario, who is in the center, signs, "With team, we will make IT happen!" The entire team signs "happen" in sync with Julie. Then they all end with hand waves. This scene fades into CAD logo "www.cad1906.org"

video produced by Lenois Productions 2016

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