Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two leaders honored for their community impact

I would like to feature two extraordinary leaders because they serve as a model for all of us. Their efforts remind us to get the widespread communication access that we need in our community requires that our voice be heard. Please follow their lead and try to make it a habit to thank all the community venues that have added a loop or CART that makes a difference for you. Please consider extending the same appreciation to any movie house that has provided a captioning system or loop that allows you to enjoy films again. If your favorite meeting place or church would be helped by a loop or CART, educate them on the benefits of these communication systems. Your gratitude can go a long way in helping to create a more an hearing friendly world.

Ann Thomas photo
Ann Thomas
Ann Thomas awarded for her advocacy in California
Ann Thomas, president of the HLAA-Diablo Valley Chapter, received the 2014 Hamilton Relay Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the State of California for her outstanding leadership in advocating for hearing loss causes in the community. Bravo Ann!

Jeff Bonnell photo
Jeff Bonnell
Jeff Bonnell recognized for his advocacy in Georgia 
Georgia State Leader Jeff Bonnell is the recipient of the 2014 Hamilton Relay Better Hearing and Speech Month Recognition Award for the State of Georgia for his exceptional efforts to advocate for hearing loss access in the community. Congratulations Jeff!

Join me in extending kudos to Ann and Jeff.

I would love to hear more about your local heroes and the helpful ways that you and your members are promoting hearing access in your community. To e-mail me, just click on my name.

Ed Ogiba
Director of Chapter Development

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