Friday, March 22, 2013

The Challenge Is On!

HLA-Montgomery County MD Chapter Issues a Challenge…for the 5th Year!

The Montgomery County, Maryland Chapter of HLAA issues a challenge to all Chapters and State associations to help bring more people to HLAA’s Convention 2013 in Portland Oregon, June 27 – 30.

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 fifth 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 2013 as possible. HLAA National has received 20 applications but has only eight scholarships to award. We need more scholarships! Let’s see what we can do to bring all of them to Convention 2013!

HLA-MC originated the Challenge by giving $500 of their proceeds from the Washington DC Walk4Hearing™ to the HLAA Convention scholarship fund. Everyone who applied for a scholarship received one. The idea caught on! We hope Chapters and State associations with funds from the 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 hard of hearing people, 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 April 30, 2013. Checks should be sent to HLAA, Attn: Nancy Macklin, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814.

SYIP (See you in Portland)!

The Steering Committee
HLA-Montgomery County Chapter
Rockville, Maryland

990 due by May 15th - revised ($50K or less income)

Please note the following, revised instructions, taken from the IRS Website.

Most small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less ($25,000 for tax years ending after December 31, 2007 and before December 31, 2010) are required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ instead.

Thanks very much.