Day 6 Saturday, 5 July 2014
(Montage of various events at NAD plays)
Amanda Clatterbaugh: It’s my first time coming to NAD, it’s been a wonderful experience. I’ve been enjoying myself.
Gideon Firl: I came here with Jr. NAD to learn what the NAD conference is like. Now that I know my role in NAD, I can contribute.
Karunya Samuel: I’ve enjoyed this conference so much – I’ve met so many people and learned so much from workshops, meetings, etc. I’ve truly enjoyed myself.
Kitty Fischer: The NAD conference was wonderful! I really enjoying meeting my old friends!
Teresa Murbach: NAD is awesome! I’ve been attending conferences since 1990 for a pageant.
Today, I still come support NAD. It’s great seeing so many people around. *Thumbs up!*
Wendy Brehm: It’s my first time at the NAD conference. I’m overwhelmed, but I’ve learned so much.
Kerrie Tao: NAD is truly awesome. I’ve enjoyed seeing so many old faces.
Stephanie Summers: Hello, I’ve really enjoyed meeting many new people here at our booth. It’s been a great conference – very enjoyable. I hope to see you in two years at Arizona 2016!
Lindsay Dunn: NAD’s finally achieved what we’ve been working on for a long time – inclusiveness. People of different races were included in this conference. *Hand wave*
Ronald Nomeland: We’ve been to how many conferences now? Maybe 15, 20. We always enjoy taking advantage of the opportunity to meet our old friends. People’s faces evolve every two years, haha, but we do enjoy seeing our old friends and having a graeat time.
Melvia Nomeland: Our faces have changed, too.
Ronald Nomeland: *Laughs* Oh, yes.
Suzy Rosen: I’ve really enjoyed myself here – such a rich environment. So many different booths, workshops, exciting events, etc. Not one idle moment here – you must come and experience it.
Joe Smith III: Hello! It’s my first time here at the conference. It’s been really amazing, meeting so many people. More people need to come and experience this!
Bridgette Keefe: This is my second NAD conference and it’s really wonderful. I see so many people networking around here, it’s great.
Yvonne Matiello: This conference is really great – for my daughter, who’s 11 and attending the Kids Camp – and for myself, as well, since I’m hosting CEU workshops for interpreting certification.
Charm Smith: Hello Marylanders! Wow! NAD 2014 has come to an end. We delegates would like to take this opportunity to talk with you, our members. The Council of Representatives has just discussed, with the delegates and members, and decided on five priorities to be brought to the NAD board and headquarters. They will work on these priorities for the next two years. Those priorities are: Education, Mental Health, Youth, Relay Services, and FEMA. I recommend that you keep checking the NAD website for updates regarding these actions. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please do share them with us as well as the NAD board and headquarters.
Allison Weiner: Over 1,200 people registered for this conference. Interestingly, there were many first timers at the conference. So, there was a meeting where first timers could discuss how their experience could have been improved, like having meetings in advance so that they can have a good and smooth week. NAD representatives were at the meeting and will take the feedback into consideration for the conference in 2016.
David Letkiewicz: This week, there were many different workshops. The four of us split up and attended some of them. Not just us, other Marylanders participated as well. The schedule for workshops this year was pretty tight, with some overlapping times. So, NAD is considering ways to improve that for the next conference. Please give your input on this. Thank you.
Meredith Dodt: Now, the four of us would like to thank our Marylanders for sending us to the NAD conference. We will bring back the information we have gathered & learned to you, our Marylanders. We’d also like to thank the NAD board, NAD headquarters, and our Region I representatives.
(Collective thumbs up)