Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chapter News You Can Use September 8, 2009

In this issue:

• Chapter Chat Scheduled Wednesday, September 16, 2009
• Guest Web Chat September 10,2009 9:00 p.m. EST
• New Fact Sheet “Do You Think You Have a Hearing Loss?” replaces the Q & A brochure
• This Month in Bethesda – August 2009 -from Executive Director Brenda Battat
• Share your Chapter Photos and Chapter and State Newsletters
• Newly Recognized Chapters
• Twitter and Facebook Posts

Monthly Chapter Chat Planned for Wednesday, September 16, 2009.
Everyone is welcome to come to the Chapter Chat next week on Wednesday. You can always check the Events Calendar on the Wiki for scheduled date, times and instructions on how to participate. Click the link Chapter Chats on the Wiki for the details. If you have specific topics you would like to address, please email me and let me know and I will be sure to cover that topic.

Guest Web Chat September 10, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. EST
Topic: "Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) BlackBerry Smartphones: HAC, Messaging, & More!"
Guest Speaker: Dave Dougall is the Accessibility Program Manager at Research In Motion (RIM) Click for more details.

This Month in Bethesda – August 2009 -from Executive Director Brenda Battat
This month in Bethesda is a report for Chapter and State leaders from Brenda Battat, executive director. It highlights a few current news items thought to be of interest to our members, and we hope you will share it in a manner of your choosing. Brenda’s August report is posted. Click here and Bookmark Brenda's Blog

New Fact Sheet “Do You Think You Have a Hearing Loss?” replaces the Q & A brochure
A new Fact Sheet has been created to provide more question and answers to the question “Do You Think You Have a Hearing Loss”. This 4 page fact sheet replaces the Q& A brochure. When ordering the Q & A brochure you will get the new fact sheet. Fact sheets, membership brochures and Hearing Loss Magazines are available for the cost of shipping and handling. Order at the bulk rate for the lowest costs. Bulk rate takes up to 10 days for delivery time. You will find the ordering instructions on the Leader’s Wiki. www.hlaaleaderswiki.org
View the new fact sheet.

Share your Chapter Photos and Chapter and State Newsletters
If you would like to share your Chapter photos or your Chapter or State newsletters, please send them to me and I will include them on the Leader’s Wiki. I have already collected a quite a few newsletters and added the 25th anniversary photos of the Diablo Valley Chapter. They are in slide show format and I hope you will enjoy them. You will find the photos in the Photos section and the newsletters in the newsletters section of the Leader's Wiki.

Newly Recognized Chapters

The Northern Ohio Chapter (Painesville, Ohio) meets on the Second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to Noon at Morely Library. E-mail Dawn Lyons sleepy36_44004@hotmail.com or call her at 440.344.2860.

The D.C. Chapter- Meets at Gallaudet University contact: Zac La Fratta - zac_lafratta@msn.com

Twitter and Facebook Posts

• Grand Rapids Area Chapter to test drive the newest products for the deaf & hard of hearing. Sept. 9th at 7p.m. http://bit.ly/va4QQ

• Garden State walk4hearing announced online. ( NJ.com) http://bit.ly/o27XL

• HLAA Sun City Chapter has a new website. Check it out. http://bit.ly/96cU9

• President Lois Walker of the HLAA Ocean/Monmouth Counties Chapter Makes the Headlines - http://bit.ly/huZvd

• Wisconsin Walk4Hearing Seeking Volunteers - Meeting Sept. 12 http://bit.ly/1dbN1N

• "HLAA Manhattan Chapter presents a program on Tinnitus, Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. For more info, please contact ellen13@rcn.com."

• Lois Johnson named new State Director, Hearing Loss Association of America - Texas State Office http://bit.ly/MN68J

Send me your notices and I will get the word out for you on Twitter and Facebook.

Please share this email and the two links below with all of your leaders in your chapter.



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