This is the first meeting.  

Please let us know if you plan to attend. We need to know how much food to bring!


NCTAD Club wants you! Let's get together and make it happen! We will have a chapter meeting and social. We will provide free appetizers, drinks, games and prizes!



EARS Consortium is Back!


RSVP: to get your Zoom link!

What experience have you had with communication in an emergency? We want to know! Tell us about any emergency that has to do with:

  • Fire
  • Ambulance
  • Police
  • Weather

There is a 3-minute limit to share your experience

Interpreters will be provided


The Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services is pleased to announce:


WHO?  Anyone interested in services for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Community in Knoxville and the surrounding counties

WHAT?  An opportunity to share feedback with State of Tennessee Representatives concerning services in Knoxville & surrounding counties

*Sign language interpreters and CART services will be provided. Anyone needing tactile interpreting should contact Lisa Rimmell at: by August 10 to make a request*


TIME:  1:00PM (CDT) / 2:00PM (EDT) 

We are super excited for our first EARS Consortium meeting of 2021!

 Interpreters and captioning will be available.

Our Office of Emergency Management representative will be discussing all the events of 2020, and then we will have an open discussion on any problems you may have experienced during these events. 

We will also have a special announcement you won't want to miss!

Please make sure you RSVP!

Zoom link will be sent in confirmation.


When: July 15, 2021

Where: ZOOM ID: 833 167 1655

Time: 9 am to 12 pm EST

FREE!!!  Sponsored by: Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind & Hard of Hearing



TIME:  5:30PM (CDT) / 6:30PM (EDT)

FOR:  TN Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids

Learn how you can support critical legislation in the state. Whether or not your child uses assistive devices...uses ASL, spoken English, or both. We need your help!


All interested parties who wish to attend NCSA's April Board Meeting! 

TIME: 10 am - 1 pm (EDT(; 9 am - 12pm (CDT)


This is will be an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about the exciting projects the NCSA Board is working on. The Board will follow a tightly scheduled Agenda so attendees will not be able to actively participate (outside of Chat) for the majority of the meeting, but there will be an opportunity for non-Board members to speak directly to the Board about any issues or projects at the end of the meeting.

A Zoom link and Agenda, along with additional instructions, will be emailed a day or two in advance of the meeting. The meeting will be conducted in spoken and cued English with Live Transcript enabled. If you have any questions or requests for reasonable accommodations, please contact the Secretary at

* Required

Time (EST)     Agenda Item

10:00                 Welcome/Call to Order

10:05                 Approval of Minutes from January 2021 meeting (5 m)

10:10                 Reports & Q&A

                            Executive Committee; Esther Rimer (15 m)

                            Budget Q&A; Suhad Keblawi (5 m)

                            Finance; Nicole Dugan (15 m)

                            Spring Fundraising Campaign; Rachel McAnallen (15 m)

                            Legislative Update; Ben Lachman (15 m)

                            Scholarships; Sara Sizemore (15 m)

                            Other Reports and Q&A (15 m)

11:45                 Unfinished Business

                            Upcoming meeting dates:

                            --New Orleans-- In person or Online? (10 m)

                            --Summer Meetings (15 m)

12:10                 New Business

                            Camps Reimbursement Request (15 m)

                            Community Outreach Update (15 m)

12:40                 Open floor (20 m)

1:00                   Adjourn


Our usual virtual HLAA Chapter Meeting will take place using Zoom.  This is an online application that will allow us to see and talk with each other in a group.  You can use Zoom on your computer, laptop, or Smart Phone.

Our online meeting will start exactly at 1:30 pm (Central Time) but we advise all of you to join online around 1:15 pm to help you get set up earlier so that you are not experiencing technical issues.  As usual, we'll be offering our monthly drawings with prizes where 2 winners will be announced! To register for the monthly drawings, all you have to do is click on the Zoom link below and you will automatically be registered.

Please see information below to join our virtual Zoom Meeting next Saturday as you must all register in advance. We will follow up next week as a reminder:  

Ann Rancourt will be talking about the upcoming Nashville Walk4Hearing coming up on June 13, 2021 which will be held virtually. So join us on the fun if you all want to know more!

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

CART and Interpreting will be provided! CART is available on a separate device per the link below:

Looking forward to seeing all of you!


The monthly meeting of Hearing Loss Association of America, Chattanooga Chapter, is being held via Zoom. The meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The information shared in these meetings can be very helpful and the fellowship and friendships are definitely valuable. Contact Donna for information about the Zoom link.