April 2014 Le COBDA Newsletter


April 2014 Newsletter


We, Le COBDA, will be having an outing to The Parthenon Restaurant for lunch


Saturday, April 12, 2014


The Parthenon Restaurant

314 S. Halsted St.

Chicago, IL 60661


TIME: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM


Please get to The Parthenon Restaurant at 11:30 AM or a little after 11:30 AM


The Parthenon has free valet parking for people who want to drive to the restaurant.


Anyone who has transportation arrangements, PLEASE have your ride ready by 2:00 PM, no later than 2:00 PM. Please be aware that we will be not assisting or waiting for anyone to leave after 2:00 PM. Thank you.




An inclusive of Sesame bread and butter and Soft Drinks (non-alcoholic), coffee & tea. Those who want to order alcoholic beverages pay on their own money.


Saganaki – Oopaa!!  Parthenon’s famous flaming cheese (1 for every 2 persons)

Mini Spinach-Cheese Pies – Crispy phyllo filled with spinach and feta




Greek – lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese dressed in olive oil, vinegar and garlic

Main Course
Combination Plate:  Pastitsio, Mini Chicken Shishkabob, Gyros and Rice
















Please have your money ready on the day of our event. We will collect money to pay The Parthenon Restaurant for lunch.


If you will be attending, please contact Sara at sara.w.chung@gmail.com to RSVP by April 8th.


I need to email Yanna the manager of The Parthenon Restaurant three days before the event with final head count. I would appreciate it if you RVSP by April 8th. After deadline, you may pay the full price as non-members/guests. No buts, sorry.


Looking Forward to seeing you all!



Le COBDA President



Friendly Reminder:


A membership fee is due in May. It is $15.00. Please see Jerrie, the Treasurer for your renewal membership. Thanks!



A message from Kelly Medina :


I will be running the first of two half marathon on May 18th and September 7th along SSP runners. Also I am doing my best on fundraising  for Le COBDA! I will make announce the charity website in April at Le COBDA and so please pass charity  website to share  who willing to sponsor. Also I will post it on Facebook under Kelly’s DeafBlind blog and Chicago Lighthouse.


LET’S RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR LE COBDA! If you are interested to order a t-shirt black with yellow with design picture   “deafblind runner with guide runner on back  for  support us!! The price is 20.00.


Please email me at Facebook  or at faholo134@aol.com. I will know how many of you interested to buy t-shirts to bring to Le COBDA in April and May. On our final Chicago

half marathon will be on September 7th. You all are welcome to join and watch to support us.



Here is the link to information about the Lions District 1A Chicago Helen Keller Walk/Run fund raiser.



Joann is trying to get a group of people to participate in the Lions Walk/Run fundraiser on April 27. People should contact Joann to let her know who will go. Thank you.



A message from Renee Ingalsbe and her co-directors:


Hi! Friend,

It’s that time again! 🙂

You’re invited to our 3rd DB camp at Camp Tuolumne Trails in Groveland, California on the dates of Saturday, July 19 through Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Party Theme – STAR WARS

Information – click this: http://www.db-gbc.org/#!info/cjg9

We are looking forward to have a great time and hope you can join us!

Sincerely yours,

Mike Walton, founder/retreat co-director
Renee Ingalsbe, retreat co-director
Sue Morgan, retreat co-director


If you have any questions about this information, contact Renee at drleogal@gmail.com


2014 International Deaf-Blind Expo in Las Vegas


July 30, 2014 10:00pm to August 3, 2014 10:00pm

You are invited to take part in this first of its kind event.

Greetings all,

Happy New Year to you all! Bapin Group is excited to open 2014 with an announcement. We will be hosting the first-ever International Deaf-Blind Expo, scheduled to take place Wednesday, July 30, to Sunday, August 3, 2014, at the Riviera Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas! Please read below for full details.


For more information, please go to www.bapingroup.com/expo. Stay tuned for more details!


Illinois DeafBlind Retreat will be hosted from June 10, 2014 through June 14, 2014 at Illinois School for the Visually Impaired in Jacksonville, IL.  Application packets will be mailed out shortly.


For more information, you can contact Mindy Joy Mayer at mindy.mayer@chicagolighthouse.org.



APRIL Birthday:

10 Chuck Slavick

14 Patrick Brown

15 Melissa Marselle

15 Barbara Sponseller

30 David Clanton

30 Julie Somers





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