Monday, September 15, 2014

Have State or Chapter News to Share?

The HLAA State and Chapter News section in each issue of Hearing Loss Magazine is always looking for newsworthy chapter/state organization events and achievements to feature. We like to showcase:
Hearing Loss Magazine front cover
• any new program or event that helped to build significant incremental awareness, attendance or membership

• awards or special honors bestowed on state or chapter members.

• new educational, support or advocacy events for the membership or the community.

• outreach efforts that educate people on new technologies, like assistive listening devices, or introduce members to access in the community such as captioning, loop systems or CART at the movie houses, theaters or other  public venues.

If you have a short news summary as well as a photo to share, send it to me by email by this Friday, September 19 for it to be considered for the November/December issue. Any submissions sent after Friday will be considered for the January/February issue as space permits.

Ed Ogiba
Director of Chapter Development
eogiba@hearingloss.org

P.S. Are you getting the most out of Hearing Loss Magazine? The magazine has extremely valuable content and the articles all have a very long shelf life, so it is the ideal tool to attract people to your chapter. Several chapters leaders tell me that once they have read the magazine, they leave their copy in the office of their audiologist, regular doctor or another high traffic community venue. Better still, they add a sticker to the front cover (see below) to let readers know exactly how and where the can get local support.  The sticker is placed over the mailing label to hide the recipient's name and to feature the chapter or state orgainzation's contact information. I am told this has proven to be a very successful way to build awareness and attract newcomers to meetings. Here is a closer look at the label placed on the front cover:
Chapter/State Organization contact label for HLM front cover

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