Chapter member Michael Thal is offering an American Sign Language (ASL) course for beginners starting Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 PM to be held at 18344 Clark Street #205, Tarzana, CA. The course costs $15 per class for 11 classes; the first class is free. If you pay up front, you will save $50, costing you only $100. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to learn sign language! Even if you miss the first class, you are welcomed to join any class.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
• ASL Alphabet
• Counting from 1-30 on one hand
• Basic vocabulary: family, colors, food, prepositions, pronouns, verbs, etc.
• Deaf Culture
• Baby Sign
• Any words you need for work or home
If you’d like to reserve a space, please email Michael Thal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited. You can also text only at 818-398-1805.
Our very own Lisa Beth Davis was a contestant on the very popular Jeopardy! game show aired on December 19. Lisa Beth had the most correct answers and didn’t shy away from buzzing in first with the answer. It has to be a nerve wrenching experience to be on the spot trying to recall answers as a question that yours truly could never do. We are so proud of Lisa Beth and we can say the chapter now has a celebrity! See further for more information about the show and how to see the episode in case you missed it.
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Our own Grace Tiessen will be celebrating her 97th birthday in April. She is our own Energizer Bunny and an inspiration to us all.
Learn more about Grace, her hearing loss journey and her many contributions to HLAA at the following links.
Happy Birthday Grace and many more!!
From Katherine Burns
We have one more announcement of another member’s wonderful achievement. Ken Cluskey was chosen for the position of Hard of Hearing Consumer Representative for TADDAC (Telecommunications Access for the Deaf and Disabled Administrative Committee). This is the committee that advises the California Public Utilities Commission on programs and services for the deaf, hard of hearing, and other disabled. Several people applied, including me, so it says a lot about Ken that he was chosen.
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Sharing more good news! Nanci Linke-Ellis, the Southern California Chapter Coordinator, has been awarded the HLAA Keystone Award, which will be presented at the National Convention in June!
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