The next HLAA gathering is a social setting at the Myung Ga restaurant (Korean Barbecue) at 3353 Decker Lake Drive near the Hale Center Theatre. It will be from 1:30-3:30 on Saturday July 15th. Going out to eat with other hard of hearing folks is easy because we know how to talk to each other! Come out and join us, we are good company.
HLAA-SLC alternates meetings and the book club and/or socials. We’re starting off 2017 with the book club, January 21st from 10am-11:30. It will be held at the Sanderson Center to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in classroom B/C with the loop and captioning for the discussion. This months book is Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Book Store by Robin Sloan.
Goodreads says: “The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls.”
Grab the book and come visit us January 21st. It’s totally accessible to those with hearing loss and of course family and friends are welcome to come too.
The HLAA Salt Lake City chapter had its winter social last weekend. It was another wonderful potluck social and our now traditional white elephant gift exchange.
There’s nothing like socializing with others who are hard of hearing also. We enjoyed each others company immensely.
HLAA-SLC has two potluck socials a year; one in July and another in December. Our 2017 meeting schedule is posted to the left. There are some topics yet to be announced (TBA) and we’ll update as soon as we can. All our meetings are captioned and most of our meetings in 2017 will be in the looped room at the Sanderson Center to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
We have two very special events in 2017. Mark calendars!
The Better Speech and Hearing Expo on May 20th from 9 Am – 5 PM at the Sanderson Center. Loop Utah and HLAA-SLC are coming to together to create a day of learning and fun. Stay tuned for more information.
The national HLAA convention will be here in Salt Lake City June 22-25. All workshops are captioned and have hearing loops. The exhibit hall has many wonders and that part of the convention is free to all.
HLAA-SLC had their December social at president Karen’s house, thank you for having us Karen. We had new people show up and old friends which made it a fun evening. We took part in a wonderful potluck dinner, the food everyone made was great! We sang a few Christmas songs, signed a few Christmas songs and took part in a white elephant gift exchange. Here’s a few pictures…
The White Elephant Gift Exchange
Thank you SLC hard of hearing community members for making it a memorable social.
HLAA-SLC has put together a book club which will alternate with our regular meetings. Last month’s selection was King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggilene Bartels and Eleanor Herman.
We met last Saturday to discuss this delightful book, rich with tradition and scenery. We all enjoyed reading it sharing links and information from online. Thank you Kathy for sharing this book with us.
The meeting was captioned (thank you Sanderson Center!) by TypeWell who did a great job as a few us depend on those captions. That’s what makes this book club so great, the accessibility for those of who are hard of hearing and hesitant to join other book club for fear of missing out on discussion.
Our next book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
We meet on October 11th from 9a-10:30a at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville. Feel free to join us, it will be held in the looped room next time too! Questions will follow as the date gets closer.