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Big Island Deaf Club Welcomes You

Communicating Aloha to All Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Big Island Deaf Club seeks to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing people on the island of Hawaii. The group was started in 2015.

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Big Island Deaf Club at a Glance

The mission of the Big Island Deaf Club is to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals on Big Island, Hawaii.
Goals:
• To host events and support events organized by other organizations which serve to strengthen the Big Island Deaf community,
• To serve as an information resource for parents and businesses regarding educational resources for Deaf children, ADA rights of Deaf individuals, Deaf cultural and communication needs,
• To support summer camps for Deaf children,
• To advocate for interpreters for Big Island Deaf and hard of hearing community
• To educate the general public about Deafness
• To provide Deaf mentor and role models for Deaf children

Activities

Big Island Deaf Club is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of the deaf community, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.

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Kupuna Outreach

One Step at a Time

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Signs of Fun Deaf Camp

Children are our future

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Deaf Advocacy
ʻōlelo kākoʻo

Reinforcing our Commitment

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Deaf Chat

ASL Spoken Here

Volunteers Packing Food

“i ka olele no ke ola, i ka olele no ka make (in language there is life, in language there is death)."

Hawaiian proverb

Upcoming Events

  • Christmas Lunch at Waimea Canyon State Park
    Dec 11, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Waimea, Waimea Canyon Dr, Waimea, HI 96796, USA
    Share your Christmas wish list, wear your most outrageous ugly sweater, and let's have a good time! Don't forget your white elephant gift (do not spend any more than $5) to make this event even more fun!
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  • New Year's Celebration Picnic
    Sat, Jan 08
    Kailua-Kona
    Jan 08, 2022, 10:00 AM
    Kailua-Kona, 75-5560 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
    Old Airport State Beach Park in Kailua – Kona, HI – Bring your bathing suits, suntan lotion, and towels, bring your own drinks and foods. Also bring your own beach chairs, and any games. Keep six feet in social distance, your mask is required. 10:00 am to dusk.
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  • Winter Picnic
    Sat, Feb 05
    Laupahoehoe
    Feb 05, 2022, 10:00 AM
    Laupahoehoe, Beach Park, HI-19, Laupahoehoe, HI 96764, USA
    Bring your own food, drinks, chairs, and any games. Also, bring your mask and keep 6 feet in distance. Time will be at 10:00 am to dusk. Major Business meeting will also be held on this day.
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  • Whittington Beach Park
    Sat, Mar 05
    Whittington Beach Park
    Mar 05, 2022, 10:00 AM
    Whittington Beach Park, 95-5039 Mamalahoa Hwy, Naalehu, HI 96772, USA
    Don't forget to bring your fishing gear! B.I.D.C members may want to teach us how to fish at the park. It would be fun! The first BIDC fishing tournament. Time: 10 am to dusk. Follow the COVID 19 restriction procedure: bring your own food, drinks, games, or fishing rods. Mask required, and 6 feet i
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  • Deaf Santa
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    Do you know a child who needs to get their list to Santa but would feel better if he or she could sit and chat with Santa? Let them know, we have Santa in our address book and he's agreed to make time for us!
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  • Coffee With a Cop
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    “Coffee with a Cop,” encourages the community to ‘sit down and talk story’ with their police officers over a cup of coffee, to foster better relationships and for the community to get to know the officers. Topics of conversation range from personal stories to issues in neighborhoods.
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Contact Big Island Deaf Club

Get in touch with Big Island Deaf Club to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

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