Friday, December 18, 2015

This Week in Bethesda

Dear Chapter and State Leaders and Members:

Here's the news for the week. Please spread it however you wish.

It's that time of year when we reflect and say thanks to those who work diligently throughout the year on behalf of people with hearing loss and HLAA. That's YOU if you didn't guess.

Friends, we couldn't accomplish the mission of HLAA -- information, education, support and advocacy -- without all of you working in your communitities. It takes a lot of us to cover expansive ground.

We look forward to working with you in 2016. We will have news on January 4, 2016, about a new chapter development director who can work with you on all-things chapters! Now, that is something to toast to! Happy Holidays!

Barbara Kelley
Deputy Executive Director
Editor, Hearing Loss Magazine 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

There's Still Time to Nominate Your Chapter for an Award!

The Awards Committee is seeking nominations for HLAA Chapter and State Awards.  Below are the awards given to chapters. Recipients will be honored at the HLAA Convention 2016 at the Awards Breakfast & Ceremony sponsored by CapTel. Find the descriptions and nomination forms here. Don’t delay, nominate today! Nominations will be accepted up until December 22, 2015.

Alice Marie Stone Family Involvement

Nancy Wessner Outstanding State Chapter Coordinator

Newsletters – Chapters and States

Outstanding HLAA Chapter on a Mission

Outstanding Young Adult

Parent Involvement


Professional Advisor

Social Media

State Association or State Office

Up and Coming Chapter

Website – Chapters and States

Sunday, December 13, 2015

This Week in Bethesda

Read the news from Bethesda!

Have a great weekend and thanks for all you do in HLAA Chapters and States!

Friday, December 4, 2015

This Week in Bethesda

Hi Friends and Fans of HLAA Chapters:

Here's the news for the week. Use it in your newsletters, websites and all communications. 

And, Don't Forget...
Tonight is the deadline for HLAA Awards. Nominate someone you admire and see the smile on his or her face at the Awards Breakfast & Ceremony at HLAA Convention 2016 in Washington, DC. (And, don't's the weekend. If you get it to the committee by Monday morning, I bet they will consider it!)

And, One More Thing...
Have a nice weekend. We know you all are busy during this holiday season. Thank you for the work you do on behalf of people with hearing loss.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What Topics Related to Chapters Do You Want to See at HLAA Convention 2016?

Let Us Know What You Want!
If you are a chapter/state leader or interested chapter member, what topics would you like to see on the program for chapters? Don't delay, send your suggestions to Nancy Macklin, director of events. 

Do You Have Something to Say in the State and Chapter Development Room?
If you would like to present on a chapter-related topic at HLAA Convention 2016 in Washington, DC, June 23-26, please submit your proposal. Go here to find instructions.

Don't Forget About Awards
Honor your finest. Read all about the award categories and how to nominate someone. It's easy! Think about that special person and how he or she will be smiling broadly at the Awards Ceremony & Breakfast at HLAA Convention 2016.

One More Thing, Don't Delay
The deadline for all of the above is December 4, 2015.

If you have any questions, email Nancy Macklin.