It was an amazing 2016 HLAA National Convention! The LA Chapter was well represented with nine members attending, including the whole steering committee! Getting there and back home, well that was another story but everyone that attended can attest that it was well worth the experience.
The Walk was a great success. Our LA Stars Team was once again the top team at $4099 as of this am. Everyone did a great job getting donations this year. I want to congratulate our Wendi Washington for gathering $1392 in donations. Also congratulations to Liz Lesan who had $1212. Wow!
It was a fun time during the annual HLAA-LA Memorial Day party with beautiful weather. A great turnout showed up to catch up on the latest a greatest news with everyone. It was actually hard to say hi to everyone with so many people and great food! Especially rewarding was to see some folks we don’t get to see as often as we would like so a great environment all around.
We all know the world of hearing loss continues to be ever changing with new developments and news every day. Now it’s not reasonable to think we can post an article on the site every time something new comes to the forefront, that’s why we have news feeds for your viewing pleasure on the right side of each page (or at the bottom if viewing on a smartphone).
Science Daily, a well known source of news within the world of science, including hearing loss news, has been added to the site. You’ll see the news feed block it below our news feeds from HLAA National.
If you would like to view the full site, specifically toward hearing loss, click the link below and bookmark it if you find the information interesting and useful.
We had a great meeting today, hosted by Hamilton Relay and California Phones. I’m attaching the meeting transcripts, thanks to our speedy captionist Melodie. A big thank you to Debra Rogers from Hamilton Relay, who did most of the planning for the meeting, gave a great presentation, AND brought us coffee and food!
Many thanks to Lisa and Tim for putting together a great Power Point presentation that we used on Saturday to give what we called “The State of the Chapter Report”. We will post the Power Point soon so you can see what you missed it you weren’t there on Saturday. We’ll also post the transcript as soon as it’s available.
Our Annual HLAA-LA garage sale is right around the corner. This year our garage sale will be held at the home of Joe and Lisa Beth Snyder in Altadena. This fundraiser is one of our biggest efforts as we try to raise $1000 that goes toward the cost of captioning our meetings. At the end of the sale, any unsold items are always donated to charity.
We are going to host a CA Phones Town Hall Meeting. Per their website, “Thanks to California Phones, from the California Telephone Access Program, it’s easier for everyone to stay connected. We offer free specialized phones that make it easier to hear, dial and call. Over half a million Californians are already enjoying California Phones.”
Below is the March 2016 Newsletter.
We are having a very important meeting this Saturday and hope many of you will join us. We’ll be looking at the state of our chapter… where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’re headed. We can’t do this without your input! This is YOUR chapter, so please bring your thoughts, suggestions and ideas to this lively, open discussion.
As always, there will be coffee and plenty of refreshments, and the meeting will be captioned and looped.
It was a long time coming but with the hard work and dedication of our Website Committee, we are proud to promote positive change with the release of the new website!
This chapter has a lot of passion and devotion to our HOH community so as the hearing needs and challenges continue to evolve, so too will this website. Ongoing new features and enhancements will be announced in the coming months so please continue to check in on a regular basis. And, we want to hear your ideas on how this website can better serve our chapter and HOH community, and be a great place for people to know that “we get it”.
Please use the Contact Us form to send us your comments and suggestions, plus anything that may not be working to your expectations.