Proposed Bylaw: Membership Consult

The Alberta Hands & Voices board is asking our membership to please review the following bylaws and submit feedback on the proposed bylaws.

The membership consult will terminate on July 22nd, 2019 at which point a document will be finalized, legally submitted and formally recognized by Alberta Hands & Voices Society as our governing document. 

We are asking for honest and open feedback to ensure we provide our membership with clear understanding as to the roles and responsibilities of the board as well as the membership.

Please take time to review both documents prior to completing the survey. Relevant questions/comments on the proposed bylaws will be posted & responded to publicly to encourage conversation and respectful debate.

2019 Annual General Meeting

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Annual General Meeting 2019

We would like to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting of Alberta Hands & Voices Society. The Board of Directors will be speaking on the future of our organization.

Date: June 23, 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: BMO Community Room, Calgary Central Library. 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0E7

ASL Interpreters will be present at this event. Refreshments will be available. Children of all ages are welcome to attend, however babysitting services will not be made available. Parents are encouraged to check out the library resources prior to the meeting.

Please RSVP via our facebook event or by emailing info @

1. Call To Order, Welcome & Communication Rules
2. President’s Report – Julie Clements-Flatt
3. Acting President’s Report – Colleen Ruhl
4. Treasurer’s Report – Ern R.
5. Proposed Bylaws – Becky Donelon
6. Adjourn
7. Workshop “Summer Brain Gains: Raising awareness about the importance of summer learning” presented by Lorna M. Wick

Summer Brain Gains

Raising awareness about the importance of summer learning

Lorna Wick

Research focused on the developing brain indicates the vital role executive functions, and in particular working memory, plays in developmental language, literacy and mathematical concepts.

This workshop will focus on how families can support their deaf and hard of hearing child to develop strengths in working memory through experiences and games. You will leave with ideas to support a summer of learning.

2019.06.01 – Spolumbo’s Sausage Fundraiser

Just In Time For BBQ Season!

All items arrive fresh (except burgers, which are frozen).

Spolumbo’s Sausage is run by three Canadian Italians who produce sausages in traditional European manner, with a blend of fresh, natural ingredients in a variety of flavors.

All sausages & burger patties contain No Gluten, MSG, Binders, Fillers, Preservatives, Eggs, Dairy, Nuts or Nitrates.
Check out for full nutrition info on their products.

Payment & Pick-Up Details

Orders are due NO later than May 16th. You may begin placing your orders immediately.
We encourage all of our members to ask their family, friends & coworkers in the Calgary area to support us in this fundraiser.

Pick up Is June 1st, 2019 – all individuals who are order must pick up from Kathi that morning. Kathi is located in Calgary.

Orders & e-transfers are to be sent to Kathi Osinchuk at

Please use the password “sausage” on your e-transfer.

We are able to place your donation through Shaw Charity Classic’s Birdies for Kids – which will increase our donation rate up to an additional 50%.  Not only do you get to fill your own & guests’ tummies, you make a massive financial impact for our organization!


In using this toolkit, you become part of a larger community. Alberta Hands & Voices extends a heartfelt thank you to the following contributors:

Karen Anderson
Lindsay Baker
Jeff Crukley
Linda Cundy
Keri Eddy
Stephanie Edgington
Julie Clements-Flatt
Melanie and Rod Frank
Lisa Gokstorp
Meredith Haluschak
Kelly Klapstein
Krystyann Krywko
Jennifer Lynne

Robyn Mackie
Natalia Martin
Stella Ng
Kathi Osinchuk
Amberley Ostevik
Shanon Phelan
Melissa Poloenko
Sandra Vandenhoff
Lorraine Watson
Lynn Wheadon
Davine Williams-King
Anne Woolliams
Krista Yuskow

Additional thanks to the members of the brainstorming sessions and focus groups.

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