Saturday, August 16, 2014

Chapter Building Workshop Attracts New England Leaders

New England Leaders photo
 16 chapter leaders from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont
joined HLAA Board of Trustee member Nancy Sonnabend and Ed Ogiba
The first HLAA Chapter Building Workshop was held in Boston on August 9 drawing 16 chapter leaders from chapters across New England. The HLAA Boston chapter hosted the event at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. The all-day workshop is one of the new support vehicles that HLAA offers chapter leaders. A survey that chapter leaders submit beforehand guides a custom designed agenda to focus each session at the individual chapter's biggest issues, needs and opportunities.

This workshop’s extensive agenda covered:   
Workshop logo

• How to build chapter attendance and membership
• Chapter leaders’ role & priorities 
• How to reach the four primary segments within a chapter that drive attendance, membership and volunteer bases  
• How to provide an effective support program, the key to attracting new members  
• How to design an effective education program, the draw to attendance building  
• How to develop a social program to attaract long term membership and volunteers 
• How to recruit and nurture more leaders and volunteers
• Awareness building within the community
• Building a foundation for fundraising success
• Collaboration opportunities with nearby chapters
A special thanks to HLAA Boston head, Peggy Ellertsen for organizing this workshop.

The upcoming Chapter Building Workshops include:
August 23 – HLAA Colorado Chapters – Denver – Debbie Mohney   
September 6 -HLAA Michigan Chapters - Lansing – Elizabeth Kobylak  
October 18 - HLAA Florida Chapters - Sarasota - JoAnne DeVries
November 1 – HLAA New York Chapters – Elmsford - Toni Iacolucci
November 15 – HLAA Kentucky Chapters - Louisville - Ron Haynes
State coordinators or chapter leaders interested in learning more about  Chapter Building Workshops or one of the other new training and support vehicles for chapter leaders, should contact Ed Ogiba.                  

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