The HLAA chapter is having meeting for it’s bi-monthly book club on August 15 at 9 am until 10:30 at the Sanderson Center in classroom B/C. The room is looped for those with t-coils in their hearing aids and we also have CART (real time captioning) available. We cover a wide variety of genres and the book chosen for this month is Fablehaven by Brandon Mull.
Fablehaven is a series of books a member has enjoyed and compared it to Harry Potter. A couple of kids visit their grandparents for the first time on magical refuge and trouble is brewing. It doesn’t help that one of the kids is a rule breaker.
Anyone is welcome to join us in our book discussions.
Some past selected books include:
These Is My Words by Nancy Turner
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson
King Peggy by Peggielene Bartels
Last night HLAA-SLC had their summer social. We had a great group of people with fairly easy to understand conversation. We talked a little louder, slowed our speech some and repeated as necessary. We started out sitting in a circle so we could easily face one another. Sometimes there were two conversations at once (we can’t help that in a group larger than 6) but we could choose which conversation to follow. Most of the time we had one conversation to follow.
Dinner was prepared as appreciation for the chapter members. Dinner was served around 3 tables put together which could have made it a little harder for people to follow conversation except we were conscious of the fact and people shifted to allow everyone to see. Anyone could have made a communication request and it would have been seen to, that’s the great part of socializing with others who also have hearing loss. Two of our members attended the HLAA convention in St. Louis and they told us about Tom Harkin (the keynote speaker) and how wonderful his presentation on getting accommodations for the Deaf and hard of hearing. They talked about several workshops they attended and also about the banquet where they got to know other HLAA people. Here a couple of pictures they shared with us:
Charla and Kevin attended the 2015 HLAA convention in St. Louis.
Tom Harkin was an impressive keynote speaker.
Our next gathering is our bi-monthly book club which is August 15th at 9am. A post about the book will follow soon.
Our next chapter meeting is September 19th. More information will follow soon.
It’s time for our annual summer social which will be July 18th at 6:00 at my house near the Canyon Rim area. Don’t let the word ‘social’ scare you because you can’t get a better group of people for socializing with hearing loss as we know how to accommodate each other. Don’t be shy bringing that ALD that helps you along, in fact bring it to show it off!
We will have dinner for you, barbecue pork sandwiches with a few sides. We’ll have water and some punch for you but you can bring your favorite drinks too.
RSVPs are needed! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know if you are coming and I’ll give you the instructions to get here.
Karen was crowned our chapter president at last year’s summer social.
More scenes from last year…