(Story by our very own Lisa Yuan!)
Good times and much needed catching up was the scene at our Memorial Weekend picnic held for the first time at Lacy Park in San Marino. The location for our gathering was in a beautiful shaded area of Lacy Park so with blue skies and cool temperatures – we couldn’t have asked for a better setting! A big thank you to our President, Heather Lehr for arranging the location and gathering!
Here is the 411 for our picnic, which will be in lieu of our usual meeting. Our chapter will be supplying sandwiches as a main course along with beverages and paper goods. The rest will be potluck, so please let Jenna know what you will be bringing! You can send her an email as mentioned on our Yahoo Groups picnic thread or use the Contact Us form to let us know.
HLAA-LA members joined thousands of other March for Science attendees in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, April 22, 2017, to show support for a cause that touches the lives of everyone with hearing loss. As President Heather Lehr explained, our goal was not to march against anyone or anything, but rather to show our support for government-supported research, while spreading awareness about hearing loss and hearing loss technology.
Our March 25th Chapter Meeting – Steering Committee Elections, PLUS Law Enforcement and Hearing Loss!
We have a real treat for our March chapter meeting: special guest speaker Sgt. Dan Widman, 23-year veteran of the LAPD, currently the Field Operations Supervisor, North Hollywood Division, AND the son of our very own President Pat Widman! Sgt. Widman will speak to us about a very important topic: how to interact with Law Enforcement when you have a hearing loss.
Ever wanted to talk with your hands? Imagine having a conversation with someone across a crowded room and never uttering a word with your mouth. ASL is a beautiful and expressive language that lets you chew and chat at the same time.