Friday, February 12, 2016

State and Chapter Room 2016 Convention Schedule

Attention Chapter Leaders!
If you have not responded to my e-blast asking for the names of any Statewide Chapter Coordinators and State Association Presidents who might have come or gone since Convention last year, please drop me a line at
You have been heard!  The Convention 2016 panels and workshops to be held in the State/Chapter Room will cover many of the topics about which you have been asking. 
·         Volunteer recruitment from existing chapter members 
·         Proven strategies for member recruitment and retention
·         Building cohesiveness among chapter members
·         Building community support, partners and benefactors
·         Chapter newsletter development
·         Program topics most likely to attract attendees
·         Program topics that draw attendees
·         Successful chapter social activities
·         Chapter website development
·         Chapter administrative best practices that work
Click on the preliminary schedule-at-a-glance link to see how Convention 2016 is shaping up.
The schedule is subject to change and additional details are coming. Please check the Convention website early and often!
Register for Convention TODAY, if you have not already, and get ready to join us for a series of exciting panels and workshops you will not want to miss.  I am looking forward to seeing you at Convention 2016!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Be A State/Chapter Leader Workshop Presenter

Happy Friday to all our wonderful HLAA Chapters!  I hope you have had a GREAT week.  I have been privileged to work with quite a few of you this week and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you in the work that you do to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss.

Attention all HLAA Chapter Leaders! We still have a couple of opportunities for you to be a State/Chapter Workshop presenter at Convention 2016.  Early bird registrations are pouring in. We are expecting this year's Convention to break all kinds of attendance records with attendees from all over the world. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to presenta State/Chapter Leader Workshop.

Submitting your presentation proposal is really easy:

    1.   Go to the Call for Papers section of the website

2.   Scroll down to the “State/Chapter Workshops” section

3.   Download the Call for Papers form

4.   Complete the Word document

5.   Email it to Nancy Macklin