2022-23 Board of Directors

 Kim Mettache

Vice President:
 Debbe Hagner

 Sharon Milian

 Marjie Anderson

Member at Large:
  Chris Littlewood

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ALDA National


ALDA Suncoast has changed meetings. We will still get together, usually on the second Tuesday of the month but these will no longer be formal meetings. We stil use the whatever works method of communication, signing, speech reading, writing, and/or apps. Our Facebook page is updated more often than our Webpage, we encourage you to check there for the most recent events. Sometimes these will be sponsored by us and sometimes we will attend someone else's event as a group. We have many members that have moved north into Pasco and Hernando so we now try to rotate between south (Pinellas) and north (Pasco) with the occasional Tampa (Hillsborough) gathering as well.

The directors have all volunteered to stay on for the 2024-2025 term except for Secretary, thanks Sharon for your two years of service. If anyone wants to run for a board position, please email the board and let us know as everyone is running unopposed and Kim will appoint a new secretary.

2024 Convention

The national ALDA convention for 2024 will be held in September on Sand Key in Clearwater, Florida, part of our Home Suncoast coverage area. We invite all our Florida Friends to join us for accessible fun and information, it is not limited to late-deafend, Dear, hard of hearing, ASL students, interpreters, friends and family are all welcome.

Besides our normal convention events, there are lots of fun activities to do in the area. The convention hotel (more info soon) is directly on the beach with pool and hot tub, park for hiking next door, and the Jolley Trolley is available for us to ride into Clearwater, Tarpon Springs and other places along the way for lots of shops and dining and the hotel has necessary items in the lobby shops like sunscreen if you don't want to go anywhere.

Detailed information will soon be available on the National Website for sign up. Once again there will be an Early Bird Special that gives you a discount on registration. There is also a payment plan so you can pay a little bit each month from the time you sign up until shortly before the convention.