President's Message - July 2008

Hi- I want to take up this opportunity to talk about the upcoming extraordinary Congress which will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The Congress theme is "Deaf Sports Reform for Our Better Future".  We will vote on proposals relating to organizational structure changes. This is essential in continuing and preserving the image of our organization, its programs and services.  This Congress will also show our deep commitment to upholding the spirit of Olympism.  We must seek ways to change.

The Deaf Sports Reform materials have already been sent in early June. You now have an opportunity to review and offer feedback to ICSD by 1 August 2008. Then, the final draft of the deaf sports reform organizational structure will be distributed by 10 August 2008. I encourage you to send your comments either by e-mail or video through YouTube.

See you in Bratislava!

Dr. Donalda K. Ammons

By Donalda Ammons