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.
The HLAA Walk4Hearing began in 2006 with just 6 walks and a dream of raising awareness for the hearing loss community. Ten years later, 22 walks around the country have made HLAA’s Walk4Hearing one of the largest fundraising events for people with hearing loss. Besides funds, the walks bring much-needed visibility to an often invisible condition. Please join other Southern Californians as we walk for the common goal of raising funds and awareness to the hearing loss community.
Thanks to Joe and Lisa Beth Snyder, our April 16th garage sale was a great success, netting over $1,000! They went above and beyond the call of duty, and we cannot thank them enough.
Rap Session – Connecting with New and Old Members
We haven’t had a rap session for awhile, so thought it would be a good time to get back to what we do best – offer mutual support, understanding and compassion.
It’s showtime at the Griot Theatre! The Archer from Malis, an adaption from Philoctetes by Sophocles will appear this weekend at the Getty Villa (April 15-17) – all shows captioned and looped, with Saturday, April 16 at 3pm ASL interpreted; then run for 4 weeks at the Lounge Theatres in Hollywood (April 29-May22) May 1 and May 14 captioned.
Please follow the link below (or copy and paste) for details:
-Malik B. El-Amin, Artistic Director and Co-Founder
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.
HLAA hosts the HLAA Convention 2016 and the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) Congress – June 23 to 26 in Washington D.C.! » Read more
All are invited to the HEAR Center’s 2nd Annual Theater Night on March 19. The Pasadena Playhouse has been newly looped, and patrons have said that the sound quality is great. Please see this flyer for more information. This is a great way to support the Pasadena Playhouse, looped theater, and the HEAR Center.
The play is a fun musical called Casa Valentina. Dinner, parking, play ticket, along with a private room in the beautiful Pasadena Playhouse just for our group during Intermission, are included for $130 per person.