Can you hear? Great! But many who attend Times Squares events and classes cannot hear well and miss the calls, camaraderie and fun.

That’s why we would like to buy an assistive listening system that will enable hearing-impaired attendees to fully participate in our club. Bruce Smith, a long-time member of Times Squares, has done a lot of research on assistive listening systems’ practicality, quality and price. We have settled on an excellent mid-priced system from Williams Sound as being the best for our club at this time. The cost is approximately $1500. An information sheet on the system is available.

SOOOO…we are embarking on a campaign to raise money through pledges, donations and 50/50’s. We will have fun ways to gather your pledges and moolah throughout the summer!

IT WILL ONLY TAKE 100 PEOPLE PLEDGING $15 TO REACH OUR GOAL! You can also send a tax-deductible donation payable to Times Squares Square Dance Club to us at P.O. Box 1229, Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023. Please mark checks “DONATION – LISTENING SYSTEM.”

We will be grateful for whatever amount you can contribute. We love Times Squares and want it to be accessible and comfortable for everyone! Please keep an ear out for our progress (pun intended!).

For any information or questions, please feel free to contact me at my personal email address Thanks again!

— Janet Calkins