*****SAD NEWS*****
One of our members has passed away unexpectedly.  Our sincere condolences go out to Carmelo's family and friends.  Please see below for details on services for him. Thank you.


Carmelo S. Sciandra, Jr.

1953 - 2018

Carmelo S. Sciandra, Jr.

Rochester:  Passed away unexpectedly on June 6, 2018 at age 65.  He was predeceased by his parents, Carmelo S., Sr. and Concetta (Puma) Sciandra.  He is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Jenamarie & Mitchell Bacot; grandchildren, Abishai, Micah, Hezekiah, Shiloh and Joah; siblings, Russell & Marsha Sciandra, Joseph & Tracey Sciandra, Vincent & Ellen Sciandra; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. 

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 10th from 3-6 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services. Inc., 3325 Winton Road South.  Carmelo’s Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 11th at 10 AM at Saint Monica’s Church, 831 Genesee Street.  Interment will be held privately. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Saint Monica’s Church, 831 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611, NTID (National Technical Institute for the Deaf), 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 or Rochester Recreation Club for the Deaf 1564 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14606.

NAD/RID Region I Conference 2018 Website--Lots of information for you to check out! The link is:



Volunteers Needed!

RID Region I will be hosting workshops at the NAD 2018 conference in Hartford, Conn from July 4th – 6th.

There are numerous ways to be of service. Please go to http://hartford.nad.org/get-involved/volunteer/

and be sure to check off that you are interested in volunteering for the Interpreting Workshops.

Volunteer incentives include the following:

  • 25 or more hours: NAD@Night Package Registration 100% refunded and a one-year NAD membership
  • 15 – 24 hours: NAD@Night Package Registration 50% refunded and a one-year NAD membership
  • 15 or less hours: a one-year NAD membership

For a more in-depth explanation of these incentives and volunteer duties please visit the NAD2018 website listed above.

Volunteers are not required to purchase a package and can register for individual events — all volunteers must register for the conference in some way.


Any questions please contact Barbara Russ Smith, Region I Volunteer Coordinator, at BarbaraRSmith@optonline.net


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