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Watch this space for news about ALDA Chicago business and events and other news of interest to people who are late-deafened or have other hearing loss. 
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  • 12 Aug 2014 8:32 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    Ronnie Adler, co-chair of Chicago Walk4Hearing, announced that Millie Popovich of Ambush Hearing Loss team is the lucky winner of the $100 gift card to Target. The names of all Walk4Hearing participants who had signed up before the August 9th deadline were placed in a drawing for the gift card.

    Ronnie Adler also announced that the Chicago Walk has raised $19,072 so far. That's great!

    The ALDA Chicago team is still looking for walkers and donations. To get involved, visit our team page at http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR/Teamraiser/ChicagoWalk?team_id=36629&pg=team&fr_id=2215

    Contact Marsha Kopp with any questions at mskopp@gmail.com

  • 16 Jul 2014 9:14 AM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    This month, July 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In celebration of this landmark event, the Disability Visibility Project has partnered with StoryCorps to preserve disability history, one story at a time. Collected stories will be archived in the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.

    StoryCorps will be recording stories July 2014 through July 2015 at three locations in the United States: San Francisco, Chicago, and Atlanta. To learn more about how you can participate in the StoryCorps Chicago interviews, please visit their website at http://storycorps.org/chicago/.

  • 16 Jul 2014 8:54 AM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    The Chicago Walk4Hearing kickoff meeting will take place Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Marcello's Lincoln Park, located at 645 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL.

    The purpose of the kickoff is to gather confirmed and potential supporters of the Walk together, get them excited about the event, and get them motivated and ready to support it. Attendees will receive basic training materials on how to organize a team to participate in the Walk and to raise money for the Walk. Materials will include a Walk team captain instruction folder, posters, and brochures.

    To RSVP, contact Robyn Wenger at Chicagowalk4hearing@gmail.com or 847-757-4848.

    RSVP by July 25, 2014.

    Update: Marsha Kopp will be the team captain for ALDA Chicago. Please contact her if you will be attending the kickoff meeting. Marsha's email address is mskopp@gmail.com.

    Driving directions to Marcello's Lincoln Park

  • 28 May 2014 10:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thinking about going to ALDAcon. but still undecided?  Want to know what it's all about?  Time is running out to save on the discount rate, which ends May 31st.  Click on the following link to watch a video made by longtime ALDAn, Lori Messing. http://www.alda.org/aldacon-2014-imagine/

  • 03 Feb 2014 9:54 AM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    The board meeting originally scheduled for Saturday, February 1st was cancelled due to the weather. The meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 8th at the same time and place - Orland Public Library from 1:00-3:00 p.m. At this meeting, officers of the board will be chosen.
    All ALDA Chicago members are invited to attend.
  • 26 Jan 2014 5:34 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    Marsha KoppMarsha Swetin, and Fran Bowden have been elected to two year terms as trustees.

    The current board of directors would like to thank all of our members who sent in votes and to welcome our newly elected board members. 

    The next board meeting will be held at Orland Park Public Library on Saturday, February 1st, 1:00-3:00 p.m. At this meeting officers of the board will be chosen. All ALDA Chicago members are invited to attend the meeting.
  • 12 Jan 2014 6:18 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    Just a reminder, don't forget to submit your vote for the ALDA Chicago board of directors election. The deadline for voting is January 18th.

    You should have received a ballot in your email earlier this month. If you have not, please contact one of the current board members right away.
  • 13 Dec 2013 2:42 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    The new ALDA Chicago board meeting schedule was determined at the last board meeting on December 7, 2013. Here are the dates/locations for 2014:
    • Saturday, February 1 - Orland Park Public Library
    • Saturday, April 5 - Progress Center for Independent Living, Forest Park
    • Sunday, June 8 - Oak Park Public Library
    • Thursday, August 7 - online
    • Saturday, October 4 - TBA
    • Thursday, December 11 - online
    The first board meeting of the new year will take place from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Officers will be chosen at this meeting. Times for the other meetings will be decided later.

    The board will be conducting two meetings online this year to save on CART costs. ALDA Chicago members are welcome to attend board meetings. For more information, contact Joe Linder, board President at linder-j@sbcglobal.net.
  • 11 Oct 2013 10:07 AM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)

    $3685.00 raised –beyond our goal of $3500.00, twelve + Walkers, a gorgeous sunny day with clear views of the lake and the skyline.  What a day!  Thanks to all who participated in this great event and to all of our generous donors. Bill Graham describes captioning at ALDA-Chicago events as “the lifeblood of our organization.”  If you have attended our Birthday Party or served on our Board of Directors, you know firsthand how critical this communication access is.  If you would still like to contribute, go to http://hlaa.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_home_page and click on Donate.  Enter ALDA-Chicago 2013 Walk4Hearing in the “team” box.

    Please give a round of applause to our Walkers:  Marsha Kopp, Marsha Swetin, Karen Krull, Bonnie Jones, Dawn Linder, Beth Botts, Kim Mettache, Fran Bowden, Sandy Lehner, Joe Linder, Bill Graham, and Heidi Adams.  Bonnie recruited several additional walkers from her workplace, UPS which provided matching funds.  Volunteers for ALDA-Chicago included Iris Sherman, Sarah Wegley, Karen Krull, Linda Belice, and Marsha Kopp.  To see a list of our generous donors, go to http://hlaa.convio.net/site/TR/Teamraiser/ChicagoWalk?team_id=30663&pg=team&fr_id=2135

    Please enjoy our captioned events this year and plan to join us next Fall for the 2014 Walk4Hearing.  

  • 08 Oct 2013 4:21 PM | Sarah Wegley (Administrator)
    Joe Linder, ALDA Chicago board president announced today that Kim Mettache has been appointed as ALDA Chicago's newest board member. She is taking Kris Worman's open seat. Kim previously served on the ALDA Chicago board when Marsha Kopp was president. Joe said, "Kim loves to get involved in organizations that are dear to her heart and I am sure that she will serve us well." Congratulations, Kim!

    It was brought to my attention that a news item was not issued when Heidi Adams was appointed to the board last May. I'd like to correct that oversight and say thank you and congratulations to Heidi as well!

    The next election of board members is coming up soon. Three board members' terms will be ending. If you would like to serve on the board and have your name on the ballots, please contact Marsha Kopp at mskopp@gmail.com. 
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