Deaf Seniors of America Conference 2011 Cancelled

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

FROM THE DEAF SENIORS OF AMERICA BOARD AND THE DSA 2011 CHICAGO COMMITTEE

August 7, 2011

Due to the following circumstances below, the DSA 2011 Chicago Committee has
reached an unprecedented decision and notified the DSA Board of its
decision:

* Excessive large number of withdrawals (currently the registration count is
1,157)
* Declination from the hotel to negotiate for a possible satisfactory
reduction in the contracted costs
* Lack of interest from Chicago people and many seniors attending the
conference
* Negative media
* Lack of sponsors

In view of these above factors, the DSA Board has conceded to the
Committee’s decision, which is that the DSA 2011 conference be cancelled.
If the conference had continued, severe financial obligations would have
resulted.

It has been a very difficult decision made by the Chicago Committee that has
worked very hard on the conference for years. In face of these glaring
negatives, the Committee had no choice other than to cancel the conference.

More details will be forthcoming in subsequent email announcements, which
will also be posted in the DSA website. Check
http://www.deafseniorsofamerica.org on Thursday, August 11, 2011.

Jim Potter
President
Deaf Seniors of America

1 comment for “Deaf Seniors of America Conference 2011 Cancelled

  1. Robert T. Kane
    August 10, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Bad news DSA in Chicago is cancelled. Because people scare that government will close and no income from social securtiy. So they cancelled the convention in Chigaco. But the congress and senate passed vote to keep going spend the S.S. to senior citizen. I hope that next conference will be better and lower price for hotel and conference. Pray for that next conference.

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