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ODSC Board's Announcement
Sue Philip, President
(video transcript below)
(Sue Philip, current President of Our Deaf Survivors Center Inc (ODSC) - white Deaf woman with black glasses, gold earrings, ring, green top with black tank top, silver hair. Background: Wall is tan, top is a picture of white birch drawn by my niece)
I hope you are enjoying your summer, and it is almost over! Time flew fast.
ODSC board members and I wanted to take a moment to share update regarding ODSC.
As you know, ODSC has been serving victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence for a long time since 1999. ODSC has been going through many changes over the years and the priority has always been focused on serving the victims/survivors.
ODSC has applied for several grants. ODSC was thrilled to receive a new grant from Communication Service for the Deaf Unites (CSDU) - now a new name is Deaf Organization Fund (DOF). The goal is to focus on supporting the governance, staff development and strategic planning. ODSC has partnered with Innivee Strategies Inc, an organizational and leadership company last January this year for this grant project.
For this project Innivee had developed strategies for ODSC. The first part is the organizational assessment to see what ODSC has, its budget, and interviewed all board members and staff, which was completed last June. In second part, by-laws were focused and were revamped in June. It was agreed that Innivee would assist with new board members recruitment because the current board felt it was time to retire/leave after many years on board. After recruiting 6 new board members, they and two current board members will stay for about three months, then the two current board members leave, the new board will continue.
Before I announce who, the new board members are, Heather Daley, was an Executive Director for ODSC for one year and half, left for another job, ODSC board truly wishes her the best of luck in a new career journey. The Board wishes to acknowledge her hard work and leadership as ED for this organization.
Now for new Board members:
* Keri Darling * Dominique Flagg * Shira Grabelsky * Nancy Hickey * Elisa Valles * Andrew Veith
Let's welcome them! and congratulations! They will start their terms in September. ODSC current board knows ODSC needs new faces, new ideas, new visions and rebranding and many more.
As you may ponder what is happening with ODSC. ODSC services are still running.
You can reach email@example.com or #508-426-2420 VP if you need services, resources or whatever you need. You can leave a message; someone will contact you.
The current ODSC board members wanted to thank you dearly for your past support through volunteering, donating and coming to the events. Also, I wanted to thank to the current ODSC board members for their dedication serving for many years with ODSC. Thank you - Julie Proud- Ray, Joan Philip, Terry Malcolm, Louis Rivas and Paul Lewis-O’Rourke.
Again, thank you to all and hope to see you around.
About Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc. (https://www.odscunity.org/)
Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc. (ODSC) is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status. It is a sister agency to Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) in Seattle, Washington, which provides services and resources related to Sexual and Domestic Violence to Deaf victims/survivors in Washington state. ODSC provides sexual and domestic violence services to Deaf victims/survivors in the state of Massachusetts.
About Innivee Strategies, Inc. (www.innivee.com)
Innivee Strategies, Inc. is an organizational and leadership development company. We believe that communities are only as strong as the organizations that serve them. We consult with organizations and leaders to create and achieve goals, manage change, obtain and utilize data, cultivate community buy-in, and nurture and retain inspiring and transformative leaders.