Sunday, May 25, 2014

How should we celebrate our 35th birthday?

HLAA turns 35 in November. The question that I have for all of you is how should we celebrate? We need your ideas.

"35" Candles Burning
HLAA has changed a lot of lives and made a difference for so many, including you and me. We would like to recognize the 35 years of HLAA accomplishments with 35 simple events starting in November 2014 and ending in November 2015 with a grand gala reception. In the 12 months leading up to the gala, we want to celebrate with 35 easy-to-do “events in order to bring all of HLAA nation together each month, state-by-state and chapter-by-chapter.

For example, one HLAA member suggested each chapter have a Movie Night on the same evening where chapter members shared a captioned movie at a local theatre and all of us went out of their way to thank all the theatre staff while they were there.

Another member mentioned it might be nice to simply recognize those who have been the chapter’s biggest supporters over the years at the chapter’s holiday party. The honorees might include past officers, donors and sponsors.

Someone else mentioned the idea of chapter members inviting family, friends and other people with hearing loss to meetings with a chapter goal of having 35 newcomers visit the chapter in the birthday year.

I love all three of these ideas, especially since they all offer photo opportunities for each chapter to share. But we need a total of 35 ideas to suggest to all chapters with the idea that each chapter would plan do at least one a month. So what else might we consider?

The theme of the year’s celebrations is 35 years for 48 million! The idea is to commemorate our 35 years of education, advocacy and support we provide for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss.
Why not ask your members for their thoughts by spending a few minutes brainstorming at your next chapter meeting.

I would love to hear all your ideas and suggestions that you and your members have even if you think some ideas may be going too far. The only bad ideas are the one you don’t share.

Director of Chapter Development


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