Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Challenge Is On! - May 4 deadline

The Challenge Is On!
HLAA Montgomery County MD Chapter Issues a Challenge…for the 4th Year!

The HLAA Montgomery County, Maryland Chapter issues a challenge to all Chapters and State associations to help bring more people to HLAA’s Convention 2012.

If you have been to an HLAA Convention, you know it is an event not to be missed. However, there are people who really want to go, but need financial support to get there.

For the fourth consecutive year, HLA-Montgomery County MD Chapter (HLA-MC) is again issuing a challenge to Chapters and State associations to send donations (in increments of $500) to the HLAA Chapter Challenge fund to help send as many people to Convention 2012 as possible. HLAA National received 24 applications and has awarded 11 scholarships from the following: Rocky Stone Endowment (1), Starkey Hearing Technologies (6), Bob Branigin Fund (2), HLAA’s Boston (Hear@Boston) Chapter (2) and HLAA’s Montgomery County Chapter (1). We need 13 more scholarships! Let’s see what we can do to bring all of them to Convention 2012!

HLA of MC originated the Challenge by giving $500 of their proceeds from the Washington DC Walk4Hearing® to the convention scholarship fund. That first year, everyone who applied for a scholarship received one. The idea caught on! We hope Chapters and State associations with funds from the HLAA Walk4Hearing® or other fundraisers will consider financing a scholarship.

Members remembering their first convention experience know this a life-changing experience. It is an opportunity to absorb information and education to live better with hearing loss, to grow personally and professionally, to socialize with other people with hearing loss, to experience cutting-edge technology, and to attend workshops accessible with CART and assistive listening systems.

Each scholarship recipient will receive a full-activity registration package. Please take the challenge and let us know you accept by May 4, 2012. Checks should be sent to HLAA, Attn: Nancy Macklin, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Hope to see you in June!

The Steering Committee
HLA Montgomery County (MD) Chapter
Bethesda, Maryland

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