Do you know and love American Sign Language? Have you ever wanted to be a part of a group that supports ASL? If you can answer yes, then come down to the American Sign Language Club which meets the second Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in Building 4. For the month of February their first official meeting will be Feb. 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm.
According to the official club brochure, the ASL club supports American Sign Language as well as the deaf culture. Kimberley Calloway and Merritt Schultz are the two advisors and sponsors of the ASL club.
“This is my third year in the ASL club, two as a student and this is my first as an advisor,” Calloway said.
The ASL club also takes several trips throughout the year, including one called Silent Weekend in Orlando, which they hope to go to again this June. Also the club has several fundraisers and projects to help raise money to have activities such as Silent Dinner, where they meet the first Friday of every month at the Cordova Mall food court.
“The club will be selling duckling memorabilia that sign “I love you” again this year,” Calloway said.
Last year for the community service project, the club donated an autographed -framed movie poster and movie “See what I’m saying” to Escambia High School.
The ASL club has several workshops and celebrates National Deaf History Month. This year the club is putting together a DVD to give to emergency personnel with basic “signs.”
“Two students, Avis and Stanley, are doing a remarkable job of getting the ASL club, the college and the community on this together for this project,” Calloway said.
The Club’s mission is to lead students and faculty to a better understanding of American Sign Language, and Hearing-Impaired culture.
If you would like more information, you can find the ASL club on Facebook.