HBDA Presentations and Introductions
November 12, 2011
The Houston Black Deaf Advocates welcomed new students, visitors, and members at our November 12th meeting and social gathering. Twenty-nine attendees signed in for the HBDA Presentations. The presentations went well with President Shirley Allen and Treasurer Regina Grant sharing their experiences in North Carolina at the National Black Deaf Associates Conference. President Shirley encouraged young people to establish a Y.E.S (Youth Empowerment Summit) organization. The sponsor could offer free membership to anyone who faithfully attends HBDA meeting. Treasurer Regina said that the old members must teach new members what old members do as the role of officer. Without training, HBDA would have train wreck. It is important to have educational workshops to improve the skills of the treasurer. It is also important to have co-signers on HBDA checks. The new students, visitors, and members introduced themselves. Voices were not allowed for new students who wanted to learn ASL. Communicating without using voices is a good experience for the students who will be mixing with deaf people in order to be good interpreters in the future.
The speculators listened to the lectures.
The lectures were well-planned.
President Shirley introduced Treasurer Regina to speculators.