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August 2013: President Corner

Hello Members & Friends,

– It’s hard to believe but here we are almost entering August.  In addition to all the activities, which are remaining hot days of summer are filled with festivals and fairs!!

– President ?  Who me?  Sure I can do that.  I can give back to our club that has given me so much.  I love our members and meetings.  Why??  Because of the members and the way we support each other as we learn and improve our verbal communication and leadership skills.

– We’re always looking for ways to improve our club for the betterment of our members.  Please feel free to discuss it with me or other board members; we will appreciate your input.

– I really want to thank all of you that volunteered to support the deaf biker’s event at PAD on June 17th.  Whether we will our event or not doesn’t matter because our goal to product a fun event for our members were exceptionally successful thanks to all of you.

— Please read on and attend the coming active meeting on August 10, September 14 and October 12 at 7:30 PM.

Have a happy and safe summer.


Mark Babich

PAD President

Wii Bowling

Wii Bowling League Forming for 2013 Season

See Jeff Thomas for information. Start in March 2013 

We plan to have 1 times squad for Wii Bowling League!! 

Wednesday Times are 8:30pm

Come on down and join the FUN!!

Baby News

Birth News: Lori Ann LaSorsa-Abshier and Brian Abshier gave birth to a beautiful Baby Girl on Sunday, January 13th 2013. Baby name Ashlee Marie Abshier 7 Lbs. 12 Oz.20 Inches long born at 1:37pm. Congratulations to both of them!!

February 2013: President’s Corner

Hello members & friends,

It is my pleasure and honor to serve as reelected club president for 2013.  I would also like to thank our outgoing PAD officers for their best efforts through the 2012 year.  They are great role models for our deaf club.  Also there are even some longtime members.  For more details on what our club has been doing this year, check out “President’s Corner” article at every three months.

Our resolution is to everything possible growing in a positive way, one of our goals is to get many members, non-members and young people involved out here as possible.  We would love having you to participate!!  It will be a good exercise for everyone, plus our members who are in the process of setting our goals while understanding how our goals affect the club’s goal.

It is a reminder to renew your 2013 membership dues to keep us with our club’s expenses and please see Alex Lemanski, our new financial secretary.

Please read on and the coming active meeting on February 9, March 9, and April 13 at 7:30 PM.  Let’s think about our club’s needs.

That’s it for now.  Let’s make this very best year for our club and all of us.

Very truly yours,

President Mark Babich

President’s Corner – November 2012

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Val Wojton and his PAD 85th anniversary banquet committees for doing a fantastic job at Turtle Creek.  It was a very successful dinner with 135 big hearted people.  Everyone I had chatted with was friendly, kind and genuinely respectful.

My top priority for next year continues to work with making sure that we provide support and give fund such as general foundation alike Heinz, Landmarks and others.  It purposes for ADA accessible guidelines to add side of a ramp with handrails and upstairs unisex toilet room.

We will host active Christmas dinner on Saturday, December 8th at 5 PM for cocktails and dinner at 6 PM.

Please mark your calendar for the next active meeting on November 10, Friday for December 7 including election night for 2013 nominations and January 12 at 7:30 PM.

On the behalf of our members and friends of PAD, we thank you; we all wish you and yours a very happy, blessed and inspiring holiday season.


                                  Yours truly,                                                                                                  President Mark Babich

President Corner – August 2012

Hello Everyone,

We’re in the month of July and the month is known as dog days, because it is the hottest days of the year. People are encouraged to check on their neighbors, especially if they are elderly or do not have A/C.  Stay inside in air conditioning whenever possible. If you do not have an air conditioner, use movie theaters, malls, libraries and other public places that are cool. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.  Drink plenty of water & eat light meals to avoid hot foods and heavy meal which add heat to your body.  Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area.  Be sure to think of your pets too. Never leave an animal in the car on hot days and be sure they have plenty of fresh water when outside. Avoid leaving your pet outside on hot, humid days. Bring your pet in when you can.

We, the PAD club want you to help us with volunteer and couldn’t have done it without you.  Volunteers are always welcomed to come and help us at PAD events.  We are happy to have you at the event with your great appreciated support.

By the way, you know that there will be PAD 85th anniversary banquet on September 29th in Turtle Creek.  Check out the flyer at PAD website to buy the tickets real soon due to deadline on September 8th.  Also, Ken Davis is CEO/Founder of Deaf Newspaper, LLC and will be as media service for this event.  Hope that all of you will attend.

The active meeting will be cancelled on August 11th.  Please mark your calendar for the next meet on September 8th and October 13th at 7:30 PM.

                                      Yours truly,                                                                                                  President Mark Babich

February 2012: President Corner

Hi fellow members and friends,

Hard to believe that I have been PAD President for a year already and now back for another year.  By the way I want to thank the 2011 PAD Officers for their best efforts.

But for all of us as members to get back is important with keeping up with PAD’s vision.  Part of my job is making sure of being responsible and ensuring help on members and friends with more positive.

As you know that we will have PAD 85th anniversary banquet on September 29th in Turtle Creek and it will be posed in the PADETTE.  Keep an eye on it.

The house committee is in the middle of making renovation to our basement stage and includes new electrical outlets, back drywall and floor.  The helpers are Jim Toner, Chris Noschese, Charles Fisher, Tony Conte, Jeff Janaszek, Robert Maher Jr. , Brad Scheidmantel and me.

It is a reminder to renew your 2012 membership dues to keep with our club’s expenses and please see Todd Langer.  Respectfully new members are always welcomed.

Please mark your calendar for the next active meetings on February 11, March 10 and April 14 at 7:30 PM.

Thumb up,

President Mark Babich

Engagement News

Here are the details: Brian Abshier proposed to Lori Ann LaSorsa on August 16th, 2011 at Mt. Washington overlook.

The wedding will be on May 27, 2012 in Long Island, New York.

Thanks, Lori Ann and Brian

Lori Ann LaSorsa and Brian Abshier

Baby News

Isabella Wednesday Weber

Announcement of birth by Holly Mendel and Marty Weber. They welcomed their daughter, Isabella Wednesday Weber.

Here are the details: Born on: September 30, 2011 Weight- 6 lbs. 10 Oz, Length- 19 Inches Long, Time: 5:35 P.M.
Sorry for the late announcement, hope you all receive the exciting news now and you may contact

Holly via email, Thanks and enjoy the picture of Isabella Wednesday Weber 🙂



President Corner

Hello Everyone,

Hope that you all enjoyed your hot summer.  Our club will have a lot of events through the holiday with spirit.  Please check the club’s website out for specific dates and times.

We will have active Christmas dinner on December 10th – Cocktails at 5:30 PM and dinner at 6:30 PM

Please mark your calendar out for next active meetings on November 18th (Friday) at 7:30 PM and December 9th (Friday) at 7:30 PM as election night for 2012.  I like to seek my 2nd term.

Your, President,

Mark Babich