Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Chapter News You Can Use March 17, 2009


* April 3 deadline approaches for nominations for the 2009 Hearing Loss
Association of
America Awards
* Events planned for chapter delegates at the Nashville Convention

Dear Leaders,

The nominations have started coming in to the Bethesda office for the 2009 Hearing Loss
Association Awards. If you have considered nomination yourself, your chapter or another person now is the time to get that nomination sent in. Get them here anyway you can by midnight April 3, 2009. You can email, snail mail or fax your nominations.

  • Awards will be given in these categories:

Spirit of HLAA
Employment (2)
a. Employee
b. Employer
Family Involvement
Professional Advisory Support
Newsletter (chapter and state)
Website (chapter and state)

You will find the nomination instructions on the leadership support page. Awards will be presented at the Awards Breakfast on Sunday morning, June 21 at 8:30 a.m.to 10:30

Plans are still in the works to make your visit to the Nashville Convention an exciting time. The
schedule of events is posted on the website at www.hearingloss.org/convention. What is not yet posted is the events planned for the chapter delegates and chapter leaders. I will be sending you a schedule of events as soon as the schedule is finalized. Here are some of the events that are being planned:

1. VIP welcome at the opening ceremonies
2. Workshop on how to start a chapter – (should also be helpful to existing chapters too.)
3. Workshop for newsletter editors
4. Chapter Delegates Meeting
5. Chapter development Panel. Panel topics to include: How to attract new members to your
chapter, leadership styles (putting your best foot forward), publicity (newsletters, website,
flyers) and the value of professional advisory committees. Bring your questions to the panel.
6. Time is also being set aside for you to meet one on one with the Bethesda staff.

Just a reminder that if you are a qualified chapter delegate you still have time to register for the convention at a special low discount price. There is a Q & A document available that explains who qualifies as the chapter delegate, what the special rate is and how to register.
Download the Q & A document here:

If you have any questions regarding the chapter awards or the chapter delegate program, please don’t hesitate to email me.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Nashville Convention.


Toni Barrient | Director of Chapter Development
Hearing Loss Association of America
7910 Woodmont Ave Ste 1200
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-913-9413 FAX

Send your Chapter President to the 2009 Convention!
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