President Update | March 2024

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In Jenny's March update, she shares that the NAD Board looks forward to their next in-person board meeting in Puerto Rico, is still hard at work with the five priorities, and that we're excited about #NAD2024 in Chicago! Thank you for holding us accountable and reminding us why we do what we do for our communities.

[VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT: NAD President Jenny stands in her living room.

JENNY: Hello! I know it's been a while since our last post; communities are waiting for the NAD to update -- well, the truth is we’ve been working on a lot of things behind the scenes. First, each NAD Board member has a role with specific assigned responsibilities. Some of which are among our five priorities or other committees -- each Board member has a commitment to doing community work. We're also trying to finish our work with the five priorities before #NAD2024. At the same time, the NAD Team continues to work on different legal cases, youth programs, operations, and conference planning. I thank the Board and Team for their continued hard work as we navigate through our current climate. Soon, the NAD Board will meet in Puerto Rico for our next in-person board meeting. We’re excited as this is the first time the NAD Board will be meeting with the communities there, we'll visit a school for the Deaf, learn about their culture, enjoy their food, and appreciate their stories and experiences. I look forward to our meeting in Puerto Rico. During the Board meeting, we’ll discuss a number of topics, including conference planning. During #NAD2024, the Board is responsible for coordinating the Council of Representatives (COR) which is essential because the Delegates determine the NAD's five priorities for the next two years. Even though we'll be busy checking off our agenda items, I truly look forward to engaging with the communities in Puerto Rico. My next topic is about #NAD2024 in Chicago! Our conference will have a variety of workshops, trainings, Delegates representing State Associations and Affiliates, our reports on the five priority with our work thus far, recognizing communities with our awards for their advocacy efforts, and last but not least, the conference is an opportunity for all of us to connect, network, and share ideas that will help the future for our Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened communities. Thank you for holding us accountable and reminding us why we do what we do for our communities.]

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