Friday, September 15, 2017

Chapter Updates - September 2017

HLAA national wishes all of our chapters well - especially those in Florida or Texas in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. We hope that you all are safe! Find more information about staying safe after hurricanes here.  

Seth Meyer - Last Call
Last chance to participate in Seth Meyer’s research study!
Seth J. Meyer, a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University, has asked for chapter and state Organization participation in his dissertation on national non-profit organizations and the interactions between their affiliates and the central (national) office. We are excited that Seth reached out to us to pursue this opportunity. The study consists of two parts, an online survey and an optional interview. Interviews will be done via telephone or skype, depending on preference. While interviews are optional, I would encourage that all of our chapter/state leaders and volunteers take 20-30 minutes to complete the online survey by following the link provided. After all research is complete, Seth will provide a 3-5 page summary on his findings, available by request. This could be a tremendously helpful resource to our chapters and the national office, we ask for your participation!

Please refer to Seth’s letter of introduction (below) before completing the survey. Thank you to those who have already taken the survey!   

Unified Membership Program September Reports
UMP reports were emailed to participating chapters on Wednesday, September 13. If your chapter is in this program and did not receive their report, please email me at emirante@hearingloss.org. We are asking that chapters confirm all details on their reports before receiving their check. It is only after getting this confirmation that we will send the check to the mailing address on the report. Please review and confirm your UMP refund report by or before October 1, 2017.  Thank you!

CA State Association Tech Expo
The HLAA California State Association is hosting a hearing loss tech expo on Sunday, September 17, 2017, in Torrance, California. You can learn about the latest products and services for people with hearing loss, and attendance is free. If you're going to be in the area this Sunday, check it out! http://bit.ly/2wV7mND

Thank you,
Erin