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.
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!
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
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.”