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HLAA-MC Sept. Chapter Meeting, Sept. 21

To chapter members and professional associates - Next meeting of HLAA-MC. 


Date:                   Saturday, September 21, 2013

Time:                    10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Refreshments)

                              10:30 a.m.-12 Noon (General Meeting)

                              12 Noon – 1:00 p.m. (Steering Committee Meeting)

Location:      Hearing Loss Association of America Office

                        7910 Woodmont Avenue – Suite 1200

                        Bethesda, MD  20814

Topic:                  Fidos for Freedom

Moderator:       Lise Hamlin

The mission of Fidos for Freedom is to improve the quality of the lives of the people in the Baltimore/ Washington/ Annapolis areas through the use of its specially trained dogs. Fidos trains three types of dogs: hearing dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, service dogs for people with mobility problems and therapy dogs. The presenter will be either Debbie Taylor, event coordinator for Fidos who has volunteered with Fidos for 15 years; or Carrie Nicholson, a client with her hearing dog Lily.

We have a steering committee meeting after the chapter meetings and you are invited to join us. Your talent or skill can help the chapter grow and help get the word out about the Hearing Loss Association of America.

The meeting room has an induction loop system for hearing aids or cochlear implants equipped with a telecoil.

NOTE: Parking is free in all Montgomery County open parking lots, Cheltenham Garage and St. Elmo Garage on weekends. On-street parking requires meter payment.

Enter the building on the Woodmont Avenue side; the door is locked on weekends, so please arrive by 10:25 a.m. to get in. In the event you are stuck at the door, call or text to 240.381.1925 (Elizabeth), or text only to 301.801.2907 (Lise) to let us know you are at the door. Someone needs to meet you downstairs since a passkey is needed to activate the elevator to our floor.

Hope you can attend and we look forward to seeing you.


Upcoming Meetings – Save the Dates

October 19 – TBA

November 16 – TBA

December TBA – Holiday Gathering (info to come)

NOTE:        Meeting cancellations will follow the Montgomery County Public Schools Closings. Please check TV news, Internet or other media during inclement weather.

Meeting dates also subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Mention of vendors or equipment in our notices or demonstrated in meetings does not signify HLAA National or

HLAA-Montgomery County, MD Chapter endorsement, nor does exclusion suggest disapproval.


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