Learn why it’s worth attending the FSDAA Luncheon

Registration form (below) with payment must be received by Monday December 1, 2014

FSDAA Registration Form Revised

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2014 FSDAA Weekend Update

FSDAA updated

Deaf alumni will host an FSDAA luncheon and general meeting on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm at A1A Ale Works restaurant in St. Augustine. The luncheon is open to alumni, family members, friends, and supporters – the $35 per person fee includes $10 to help support May 2015 scholarships for graduating Deaf FSDB seniors. Payment for the luncheon must be received by FSDAA on or before Monday, December 1, 2014 (new deadline).
Alumni weekend plans are designed to take advantage of the famed Nights of Lights in the nation’s oldest city. The FSDB Museum will also be open to visitors from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, December 5-6, 2014.
The Old City holiday parade starts at 10:00 am on Saturday morning, so parking in downtown St. Augustine will be tight – people interested in going to the FSDAA luncheon are advised to arrive early.
Alumni, family members, friends and supporters are encouraged to meet and mingle on Saturday evening at designated restaurants in the downtown area. (Written by Nancy Bloch.)

Click on the below link for the registration form.

FSDAA Registration Form Revised

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FSDAA Agenda for December 6, 2014 Upcoming Meeting

FSDAA General Meeting Agenda


December 6, 2014



  • President’s report by David J. Nelson

  • Treasurer’s report by Mel Goodall  

    • Others

      • Websites by Nancy Bloch

      • Museum report by Brendan “BP” Murphy


Nominations & Elections – 2014-2016 Board Members

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Member at Large

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If you are interested in becoming a member of FSDAA please click on the link below to print the membership form.  Please mail it to the treasurer, Mel Goodall.

FSDAA Membership Form 2014

FSDAA is having a luncheon-meeting on December 6, 2014 please see the below flyer for more information.  We are also raising money for the graduating seniors.  We would like to offer a scholarship to a graduating senior this year.  We would love to have you help us raise the funds to do this.  The link below is the registration form for the luncheon at A1A Ale Works.  We are looking forward to seeing you.

FSDAA Registration Form Revised

Below are the forms for the FSDAA meeting.  We are in need of new officers to help us run FSDAA.  We need the following positions to be filled in order to help us keep our organization going. The link for the nomination form is below.  All of the positions below are 2 year terms. Please consider running  for a position.  If you are not able to come to the luncheon the doors will be open at 12:45 pm to the public.  You will need to be a member of FSDAA to run  for a position. Also if you are interested in voting at the meeting you will need to be a member.  Please come have lunch with us.


Vice President



Member at Large

Board Nomination Form

Proposed Motion Form

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Update the Board of Directors

2012-2014 Board of Directors

David J. Nelson ’78

Vice President


Mel Goodall ’84

Senette Jenkins ’85

Robert McMahon ’70

Committee/Ad Hoc

Web Coordinator
Senette Jenkins

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2014 Alumni Weekend Updated

September 19-20, 2014 Alumni weekend has been postponed.  The football game with MSSD has been canceled.  We will post further information of when the Alumni Weekend will take place soon.  Please check back with us.

Thank you.

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2013 FSDB Alumni Weekend

2013 FSDB Alumni Weekend

Click here for Updated Alumni Weekend Schedule

Click here for Alumni Weekend Information

Read here to buy 100 Years of Dragons Football Commemorative T-Shirt


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Distinguished Leaders To Address Graduates At 2013 FSDB Commencement Ceremony

Distinguished Leaders To Address Graduates At
2013 FSDB Commencement Ceremony

May 29, 2013 (Corrected May 30. 2013)

Contact: Nancy Bloch, Executive Director
FSDB Communications & Public Relations
Main:  904-827-2383

Distinguished Leaders To Address Graduates At
2013 FSDB Commencement Ceremony

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – Two distinguished leaders will address graduating seniors during the 99th Commencement Ceremony at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) at 4 pm on May 31, 2013 in Kirk Auditorium.

Dr. T. Alan Hurwitz, President of Gallaudet University and Carl R. Augusto, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Foundation for the Blind are expected to share words of encouragement to seniors from across the state of Florida as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. Click here to learn more about both gentlemen and their accomplishments.

Special honors will be bestowed upon valedictorian Sabina Ademovic and salutatorian Sarah Kimbley (Deaf Department) as well as valedictorian Sarah Harris and salutatorian Hilary Reed (Blind Department). Both valedictorians will address their respective graduating classes, which total 84 seniors.  In addition, two FSDB Career Education and Transition high school students graduated on May 28, 2013 from First Coast Technical College.

Pam Stewart, Chancellor of Public Schools for Florida Department of Education, Representative Dennis Baxley from Ocala and other dignitaries will be on hand for the Commencement Ceremony, which will include remarks by Christopher D. Wagner, Chair of the FSDB Board of Trustees and Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett, FSDB President. The FSDB Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting at 9 am on May 31, 2013 in Moore Hall CLD; the public is invited to attend.

The FSDB Senior Awards Ceremony will follow at 1 pm in Kirk Auditorium, followed by the Commencement Ceremony at 4 pm. The renowned FSDB Dance Troupe gives their final performance the day before, at 7 pm on May 30, 2013.  All three events will be held in Kirk Auditorium, live streamed (www.livestream.com/fsdb) and open to the public.

Interested persons wishing to attend public events at FSDB must first go to Campus Police at the Genoply Street entrance to receive their visitor pass.

About FSDB: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a state public school and outreach center available tuition-free to eligible pre-K and K-12 deaf/hard of hearing and blind/visually impaired students. Comprehensive educational services at FSDB are individualized, specific to the unique communication and accessibility needs of each student for independence and lifelong success. To visit the school or to enroll your child, contact 1-800-344-3732.


Source: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

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Class Reunion Events

Class Reunion is a special time for FSD alumni to meet on or around an anniversary of their graduation.  They will reminisce about their old school days, like their school pranks, and bring each other on what has happened to each of them since they went their separate ways. If you wish us to post your class reunion plans, contact us at fsdaa.events (at) fsdaa (dot) org. For further information on class reunion events, click here.

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FSDB President L. Daniel Hutto Retires in 2012

FSDAA Announcement:
FSDB President L. Daniel Hutto Retires in 2012

St Augustine, FL – October 28, 2010 – FSDAA want to express “thank you” to President Hutto for opening the campus to former FSDB students and graduates last weekend.

This past weekend marked the celebration of FSDB’s 125th Anniversary; one of the few largest turned out in FSDB and FSDAA’s  history.  FSDAA also wants to thank President Hutto for his attendance to our events, especially seeing his former students. Many alumni were pleased to see him again.

“I only met him few months ago and found him very pleasant to work with.  I’m having a mixed feeling about him retiring because of our great rapports and knowing that he is well deserved to enjoy his retirement.  I hope he will continue to work with FSDB and FSDAA when needed,” said FSDAA President David Nelson.

On behalf of FSDAA, we wish President Hutto and his wife, Mary Ann the best in their retirement.  In addition, FSDAA want to thank him for his long career in deaf education =
for the span of 40 years.

To read further details of President Hutto’s retiring in 2012 from St Augustine Records, click here. (This article was printed in the St Augustine Record on Thursday, October 28, 2010.)


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