The City's Voice for People with Hearing Loss
Information, Education, Support and Advocacy

Chapter Meetings

2nd Saturday of the Month
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Room
Gold Hill Police Station
955 W Moreno Ave
Colorado Springs, CO

Next Chapter Meeting 

Saturday, February 8th
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Light lunch provided at 1:00 p.m.
 
Program starts at 1:30
Our speaker will be

Ben Bills, El Paso/Teller County 9-1-1 Authority


Bring your family, friends and neighbors to learn about, and to register for, Emergency Notification, Reverse 9-1-1, and Text-to-9-1-1


 -  by Pauline Weiss, Social Chair

Pauline arranged a Chapter social in January:  "We enjoyed our small - but friendly - January social, which was a Friday-night-out at Culver's."  

For the upcoming months, we are looking into such possibilities as attending a short educational program (free) at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, going back to Pioneers Museum to see their latest interesting exhibits (free), miniature golf when it warms up, and going to a weekday lunch at the beautiful Cheyenne Mountain Resort. We welcome feedback on places to go and days and times that work for our members. Be on the lookout for an e-blast announcing the details on what we choose each month. Hope you can join us soon!

HLAA2020 Convention in New Orleans!
Register now at a discounted rate before prices increase on  March 2, 2020 .   To register, click here .

Host Hotel:  New Orleans Marriott,    The deadline to reserve a room is Tuesday, May 2 6, 2020.  On-site rooms sell out fast, so reserve early.   Room Rates:  $205.00.  Click here.


Also in January,  Pat arranged a class for the Chapter to learn about  Apple Accessibility Features 


Chapter Vice President 
and  Treasurer

Elections for the offices of Vice President and Treasurer will be held in May. 

These are Board positions with a two-year term beginning on June 1, 2020 until May 31, 2022 

Candidates will be introduced at the April Chapter meeting, and elections will be held at the May Chapter meeting.  
 
Requirements:
  • HLAA national membership required
  • Support the hearing loss community and the mission of HLAA
  • Computer access and experience (email) a must
  • Basic Excel knowledge desired (for Treasurer)
  • Active in HLAA-CS Chapter in a Board position for at least 2 years desired (for Vice President) 
  • Commitment to being active in the Chapter, i.e., to attend periodic Board meetings, social activities, and monthly Chapter meetings,  and to assist other team members as needed
The  Vice President is a leadership position and works closely with the President in the general operation and oversight of the Chapter and the other Offices and Committees, and, in the absence of the President, shall perform his/her duties.

The Treasurer is responsible for accurate financial record keeping and accounting of transactions of the Chapter checking and savings accounts.   

 If you are interested in being considered for one of these positions, please submit a letter of interest
, skills, and your goals to serve  the Chapter no later than April 1st to  HLAAColoradoSprings@outlook.com.     Or, talk to Vickie or Duane.  
Chapter Officers are entitled to:
  • Vote in Chapter Board Meetings and help chart the course of the HLAA-CS Chapter
  • Receive Discounted HLAA Convention Registration
  • Be considered for HLAA National Convention Stipend and/or Delegate Status
This new statewide coalition is a diverse group of individuals, government agencies, businesses, and organizations with a common interest who agree to work together toward a common goal. They unite their personal, professional, and material resources to produce a specific change that they are unable to do alone.

Mission Statement: "To bring people together to promote, support, educate, and create consistent use of hearing loops in Colorado".   The goal is to:
  • increase the number of quality hearing loop installations
  • increase the consistent utilization of hearing loops by venues and consumers
HLAA Colorado Springs Chapter is a Proud Supporter of "Let's Loop Colorado!"  
For website, click  here.
Assistive Technology Available Here 

Is Your Venue Accessible to People with Hearing Loss?  
 
 

If not, HLAA-CS can  demonstrate assistive listening technology, and/or set up a portable loop.  Hear for yourself the difference it can make!    

For a list  of Public Venues, Churches, En tertainment Venues, and Retirement Living Communities with Assistive Listening Systems in the Colorado Springs area, visit the HLAA-CS Website and click on the "Communication Accessibility" heading.

Need Help Paying  for 
Hearing Aids?  

If you are a U.S. citizen living in El Paso County and need help paying for hearing aids, find out more about  the  RockyMountain   Sertoma  H.E.A.R.S.  Program here.
  
For other hearing aid resources, click here

Leadership Team
Vickie
President,
Website and Newsletter Editor
Duane
 Vice President


 
Joy
Secretary
Michelle
Treasurer


 
Geri
Welcome Committee Chair
Pauline
Social Committee Chair



Pat

Technical Assistant

Lots of Chapter Pictures are posted on our Facebook page, 
courtesy of  Pauline,  our Official Chapter Photographer !  Click  here

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HLAA, a 501(c)3, is the nation's leading membership and advocacy organization for people with hearing loss, and has local Chapters all across the country.

As  the nation's voice for people with hearing loss , our Mission is " to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support, and advocacy.   As a Member, you share in this mission.  Through our advocacy work at the federal level, we represent 4 8 million people with hearing loss Membership is $45 per year. 

For Membership Benefits, click here 
Membership for our Military Veterans is complimentary! 


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In Every Issue - readers look to "Hearing Life" magazine to provide them with: 

  • the  latest information on products, services, research, and technology in the hearing health care field
  • personal stories of people with hearing loss
    to find encouragement, and give them the feeling that they are not alone in living with a hearing loss
  • practical and useful information. "Hearing Life" magazine readers view this publication as a "lifeline" to help them help themselves and live well with hearing loss.

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