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English Class with Professor Hopper
Fridays, 9:30 am at Starbucks on Calkins and East Henrietta Road
NovNovember 17
December 1
December 15
December 29


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DWR offers a medical clinic for you! RSVP is

DeafBlind attendees need to request interpreting two weeks in advance for this and future events.

Here is our Feb 11 event Valentine's but we call it Galentine's Day.
Registration for this event is **CLOSED. For those who missed the registration, I can put you on the waiting list. Questions, email Regina at

The next zoom book club meeting is on Thursday, November 17 from 7 - 8:30 pm. The book title is “Signs of Survival: A Memoir of the Holocaust” by Renee Hartman. It is about two sisters’ experiences during this time. Renee is a CODA, and her sister, Herta is Deaf. It is a short Young Adult (YA) book perfect for reading during this busy time. If interested, contact Joan Naturale,

Yummy Chili and Soup & Important DWR General Meeting!
Please attend and support DWR!


HeGetaway with us this fall! Let's be WILD!

DWR Fall Getaway

September 23-25

Camp Mark 7

Register Online Here

What: Two nights of lodging, meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast/lunch/dinner, and Sunday brunch)

Where: Camp Mark 7
144 Mohawk Hotel Rd
Old Forge, NY

The Weekend Promise: PAMPERING, RELAXATION, and a FUN-FILLED weekend for all women!

(If you need a paper registration to mail in a check, contact )

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Coffee, Tea & Mugs! Deaf Women of Rochester members meet on Friday, July 8th @ 6:30 pm! West Henrietta area. Not yet a member? Join here and get a mug: RSVP: please respond to Regina Kiperman-Kiselgof,

The Power of MindShift Transformation Zoom Event! Embody Your Life Vision for 2022!
If interested, contact Sofia Seitchik , or Lori Jeanne Gauthier,

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We still have snow! Winter is a great time to feed the birds right out of your hand! Join us on Saturday, January 29th @ 1:00 PM. 

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Soul Circle is a four-week coaching experience for Deaf/Hard of Hearing people to create more fun, joy and adventure in your life!
If interested, contact Karen Putz @

DWR Presents....

UGLY SWEATER Christmas Party

WHEN:  Saturday, December 18, 2021
TIME:  3:00pm to 5:00pm 
WHERE:  8 Hillrise Drive, Penfield, NY 14526
BRING:  Appetizer or Dessert

RVSP no later than Thursday, December 16, 2021 to Kathryn Detherow,

The next zoom book club meeting is on December 16.  It's 7 pm EST.  The book title is They May Not Mean to, But They Do.  If interested, contact Joan Naturale,

DWR Presents....

Country Line Dancing Fun!

WHEN: Saturday, November 20, 2021
TIME: 6:00 pm - ???
WHERE:  Nashville's, 4853 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14467
COST: $10.00/person ($5.00/instructor's fee, $5.00 DWR fee) CASH ONLY!

RVSP no later than Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to
Lori Jeanne Gauthier, 
Karen Putz,


The next zoom book club meeting is on November 18, 2021.  It's 7 pm EST.   The book title is Glass Castle.  If interested, contact Joan Naturale,

Deaf Circle is a four-week life coaching experience to create more fun, joy, and adventure in your life!  Sign up here @

This hike has been postponed due to rain in the forecast until spring 2022. However, we are still meeting up at Tim Horton’s listed on the flyer, but will do a walk at RIT Nature Trails Park instead. If interested and/or want to car pool, please reach out to Lori Jeanne or Kathryn. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

A message from Elissa’s daughter Benita 

I always knew my mom was one very amazing person but that was from my perspective.  She absolutely loved being involved with her friends and community and you were a huge part of my mom’s life! She truly gained so much pleasure from being a part of your group and from what I hear, the feeling was mutual!  I would like to personally invite and be very honored if someone from your group would not only come to represent  but would also speak a few words about my mom and her involvement with DWR.  Also, If there are any photos or videos that you would like for us to show at the event, you can either send them to or we can play a slide show via a flash drive or computer/iPad as well.  (I am trying to show and see as many sides of my mom as possible at the event….I miss her so much!)


Join the book club!   
If interested, contact Joan Naturale,

Back by popular demand!  Saturday, October 2nd

DWR Spiritual group presents Mediative & Silent hiking

Contact Sally, or Dorothy,

The Eternal Flame hiking trail is cancelled due to 80% rain on Sunday, October 3rd. Let’s hope the weather will be nice on Saturday, October 23rd. Save the date  Until then!

Hello Ladies, sign up if you’re interested! Few spots left!  Contact Karen Putz,

Four weeks to a Remarkable Life!

Create more FUN, JOY and ADVENTURE by living YOUR passion.

Deaf Circle is for you if:

You’re ready to make changes in your life so that you can create more joy, fun, and adventure.

You’re tired of mediocrity and want to wake up looking forward to the day.

You want to create a remarkable life filled with amazing experiences.

This experience will begin in October. Each circle is limited. I have several spots available.

Watch video here:

Ice cream!!!  Who wants some ice cream??? Let’s get together at Lugia’s! The location is 4719 Lyell Road in Spencerport. Bring a chair and we can meet outside in the back. 

Meditative and Silent Hiking Event! RSVP email to Sally or Dorothy

We hope to see you there! 

Email Joan Naturale, if interested in joining!

DWR Spiritual/Well-being Workshop

Part One & Two

February 8, 2021


Ready to learn about Chakras? Narayani aka Dorothy Wilkins and Solange "Sally" Skyer will share their knowledge about Chakras in two separate workshops!

February 20, 2021, is National Love Your Pet(s) Day! Join us for a relaxing fun time sharing your pets and your fun pet stories on zoom!  DWR looks forward to meeting your precious pets! RSVP via email address below now! 

Hello DWR Members/Non-Members/Community!

My name is Barbara Stanislow. I am a Sales Consultant for Lemongrass Spa where we sell natural, organic, gluten-free products that are safe for our skins.  We have products from skincare, body care, health care, sensitive skincare & even essential oils.

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and LGS is honoring that and I want to too.  Our October Specials have awesome cute products for LIMITED time only until the end of this month.

By doing that, I would love to DONATE 15% OF MY SALES to DWR for DWR’S Hope of Basket. Sally Solange preps the basket and hands them to the cancer receipt.

Your support would be appreciated for those in your families/friends who have survived or currently have cancer and it will be a great gift!

The Healing Element (Pink) does wonders to your skin!  It smells great, a light peony floral scent!  For this, it’s $15 dollars and $2 goes to the Breast Cancer Foundation.  The mirror compact & pink concealer is $20.  The concealer helps your tired eyes look more radiant and you get to bring the mirror with you wherever you go! (see attachments)

If you are interested to support a great cause, Please use this shopping link:


At the check-out, BE SURE you click “Ship to You” so it goes directly to you, not to me, especially if some of you live out of town.

If you have questions or need help with the orders, you can find me on FB messenger under Barbara Worek Stanislow, or Text me 585 200 4167 or VP 585 643 6716.

Thank you in advance for supporting DWR! STAY WELL!


NOTE:  Let me know if you want to join my LGS Facebook group and I will gladly send you the link.

Let's put all the 2020 negativity aside and let's create some positivity for 2021! Sounds good? Well, come join us by creating your own 2021 Spiritual/Well-Being Vision Board! Let's share and see some great positive creations during this fun and relaxing workshop! RSVP to Dorothy Wilkins soon! We hope to see you there! :-) ~ Donna Tuffner, DWR event coordinator

Deaf Women of Rochester Presents

Mindfulness and Meditation

Third in Free Spirituality Workshop Series by Dorothy Wilkins and Solange "Sally" Solange Skyer
When: Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am
RSVP: email to Participants will receive a zoom link prior to the workshop. The deadline for RSVP is October 10th.

We are looking forward to seeing you all via Zoom.

Deaf Women of Rochester invites you to GENERAL MEETING & ELECTION.

What: Board members' report and election for new board for 2020-2022.

When: October 4th, 2020

Time: 1-3 pm via Zoom

You need to RSVP in order to be admitted to our general meeting.  A Zoom link will be sent to those who RSVPed the day before the meeting.

We will be doing gift cards raffle. You must RSVP to in order to be eligible for the raffle.

We will be looking forward to seeing you all there!!

DWR is hosting another workshop with DR. Onudeah Nicolarakis!!!

Part Two: What can I do?

When: Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Time: 1:00pm-2:15pm
Where: via Zoom.

To RSVP, please email A zoom link will be sent out to participants the day before the events.

Donations are welcome to help to offset speaker fee. Memership inquires- Contact




Deaf Women of Rochester is hosting for Part One: Systemic Racism by Dr. Onudeah Nicolarakis. 
When: Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Time: 10am-11:15am
Where: Via Zoom

I heard that she's so FANTASTIC!!!!

~ Ana Preciosa, DWR social media coordinator

DWR Book Club

July 15, 2020


Our book club schedule - anyone is welcome! 

Contact Joan Naturale at


Email the responsible person (listed on the flyer) to get the zoom link.  The book club meets today from 7 to 9 p.m. 


Topic is black lives matter. 


Pick any film (based on a book) related to racism and discuss it.

Deaf Women of Rochester's Free Second Virtual SPIRITUAL Workshop via ZOOM.  July 12, 2020

Dorothy Wilkins and Solange "Sally" Skyer

When: Saturday, August 22, 2020

Time: 10:00-11:30a,

(Last 15 minutes will cover questions from the audience)

RSVP: Email Dorothy at

Participants will receive a zoom link from Dorothy.

The deadline for RSVPs is August 15th.

Please join us and enjoy our beautiful spirit!!

Deaf Women of Rochester is offering a free series of Virtual Spirituality Workshop.

June 2, 2020

Dorothy Wilkins and Solange "Sally" Skyer

When: Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Tim: 10am-11:30am.

(Last 30 minutes will cover questions from the audience)

RSVP: Email Dorothy at

Participates will receive a zoom link from Dorothy.

The deadline for RSVPs is June 15th, 2020.

Any questions, email Vicki at

Deaf Women of Rochester will be sponsoring a table at RIT Libraries' Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon event in March 2020.

If you want to volunteer and would like to get training prior to the event, RIT has scheduled several sign-interpreted training sessions that will be taking place at the RIT Library on the 3rd floor:

·      Tues March 17, 10:00am — 10:45am
·      Fri March 20, 11:00am — 11:45am
·      Mon March 23, 2:00pm — 2:45pm
·      Wed March 25, 4:00pm — 4:45pm

Please let Vickers,, know if you would like to go to any of these sessions, or if you have any questions or concerns.

Camp Mark Sevens (CM7)
February 28, 2020
Camp Mark Sevens' event has been cancelled due to a coronavirus pandemic.  Postpone to next year.

Sally and Sharon have a special announcement!!!

Check it out!!!

We hope that you will attend our event in September!

P.P.  Sally and Sharon will kill me anytime for the blooper.  I plead the fifth! ~ Ana Preciosa

Organizing Important Document

February 22, 2020

Wanted to know how to organize important documents at home? Check it out

Will you be my Valentine?

February 09, 2020

Would you like to make Valentine cookies for yourself, your family, or your loved ones? Do you want to learn how to make Valentine?


December 07, 2019

Do you want to learn how to make Tamales like Mexican do? Do you want to know about the S E C R E T of making tamales?

Fear and Love workshop

November 02, 2019

Do you ever wonder about your fear or love? Do you want to improve yourself? Do you want to improve yourself in your daily life? or change your lifestyle.

Do you want to build a quilt?

October 20, 2019

Do you want to learn how to make a quilt? Do you ever wish to make a quilt for yourself or your family? Here is your chance to make one!

Do you like to paint or not to paint. What is a question?

November 10, 2019

Do you ever wonder about paint night? Do you really want to paint for yourself? Or show off your paints to your family and friends?

Love to walk around the nature with hiking?

November 23, 2019

Do you like to go hiking? Do you like to watch birds flying over the sky? or walk with your friends whom you haven't seen or catch up?

DWR's Kick Off 2019

September 06, 2019

Kickoff time! Gather everyone as new and old friends. Bring our potluck and eat together! Taking a break from work or stress, come and joined.

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January 01, 2020

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June 22, 2019

Hey hey hey!! Who want to go outside and get tan? I do!! DWR is hosting kayaking for all ladies who want to go out and play with the sun!! Use sunblock or you will get sunburn 

Come and join with us to enjoy the beautiful river and forest. We might get a chance to see beautiful wild animals out there.

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You can’t find anything similar to our DWR Multi-Cultural Potluck anywhere. It is much yummier than any restaurant in Rochester. 
Over 10 Deaf Women of Rochester have agreed to cook and share their cultural cuisine with you. WOW! Drooling? You do not cook and bring anything. Come to the event and enjoy their cuisine. Go to register for the event asap before it is sold out. Registration link 

Let's Enhance Our Health! 

This is the #1 event for 2023! Learn about Intermittent Fasting, Keto, and Whole-Based Plants diet. 

Heard of or tried them before? Curious? Come explore, learn, discuss, and exchange experiences about leading a healthy lifestyle and losing weight.  

The presenters are Dorothy Wilkins, Regina Kiperman-Kiselgof, and Julia Rood, all DWR members.

Come to the event!

Saturday, January 28, 11 am to 1 pm.

Rochester View Apartments, Community Room

Light refreshments and drinks provided free for DWR members. Non-members pay $10. 

Deadline for RSVP is Wednesday, Jan 25.
Questions- contact at

Sign up here: DWR January Event

View the interactive flyer here: January Flyer

Citrus Fruits

This event is full! 

2022 Events


DWR Kick Off! 

Friday, October 28

5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Register Online Here

What: A FUN evening for DWR members to gather! DWR Woman of the Year award! (Nominate A Woman here

Where: Carmen Clark Lodge
777 Westfall Road, Brighton

DWR will provide food catered from Chipolte (chicken, beef, veggies), lemonade and water. Bring an appetizer/dessert--details on sign up form. 

A special THANK YOU to our sponsors! 

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