DeafBlind Awareness Day

CHS

DeafBlind Awareness Day-
Celebrating ADA 25 Years
“Equal Access – Equals Independence”

Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

At
Chicago Hearing Society
2001 N. Clybourn Ave, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

“Hosted by The Chicago Lighthouse DeafBlind Program”
Vendors, Exhibits, Refreshments, and Socializing

Parking is behind the Anixter Center Building (2032 N. Clybourn) at the corner of Clybourn and Magnolia where the sign states “Parking for Anixter Center”

For more information, contact:
Mindy Joy Mayer, mindy.mayer@chicagolighthouse.org or 773.957.4865 VP, Veramarie Baldoza, veramarie.baldoza@chicagolighthouse.org, or 312.666.1331 ext. 3722, or Joann Rushing, joan.rushing@chicagolighthouse.org or 312.666.1331 ext. 3415

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DBC 2016 – DEAFBLIND CRUISE 2016 – DBC 2016

DBC 2016 – DEAFBLIND CRUISE 2016 – DBC 2016

THIRD ANNUAL DEAFBLIND CRUISE

WE’RE GOING TO ALASKA!!

7/10/2016 – 7/17/2016

www.dnatravels.org/2215.html

ALASKA CRUISE FOR DEAFBLIND, DEAF, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS FOR EIGHT DAYS AND SEVEN NIGHTS OF FUN, COMMUNITY, AND ADVENTURE!

SEATTLE, KETCHIKAN, TRACY ARM FJORD, JUNEAU, SKAGWAY, VICTORIA, B.C.

PRINCESS CRUISES – THE RUBY PRINCESS SHIP.
7/10 SUN – DEPART SEATTLE, WA 4:00PM
7/11 MON – AT SEA – ALL DAY
7/12 TUE – KETCHIKAN, AK 6:30AM-3:00PM
7/13 WED – TRACY ARM FJORD CRUISING 5:00AM-9:00AM
7/13 WED – JUNEAU, AK 12:30PM – 10:00PM
7/14 THU – SKAGWAY, AK 6:00AM-5:00PM
7/15 FRI – AT SEA – ALL DAY
7/16 SAT – VICTORIA, BC 7:00PM-MIDNIGHT
7/17 SUN – ARRIVE SEATTLE, WA 7:00AM

ALASKA – THE FINAL FRONTIER, WE WANT TO SHARE THE BEAUTY AND ADVENTURE WITH THE DEAFBLIND COMMUNITY, THEIR FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS.

PRICES INCLUDE STATEROOM, MOST MEALS AND BEVERAGES, ON BOARD ENTERTAINMENT, AND ONE DBC 2016 BRAILED T-SHIRT.

PRICES START AT $1,263.00 PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – TWO GUESTS PER ROOM.

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON AVAILABILITY.

$350.00 CHECK DEPOSIT PER PERSON RESERVES YOUR STATEROOM.

CRUISE FARE MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY MARCH 15, 2016. CANCELLATIONS WILL BE CHARGED A $75.00 PROCESSING FEE.

THIS VERY SPECIAL AND EXCITING CRUISE IS HOSTED BY DnA TRAVELS, LLC.

CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS AND TO REGISTER: DBC@DNATRAVELS.ORG.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

DnA TRAVELS, LLC
ANGELA ZIEBOL – CEO, NIC-M, CI, CT
DERRYN GREY – CFO, SC:L, NIC-M, CI, CT
JODY CHRISTIANSON – CO-HOST, NIC

DBC@DNATRAVELS.ORG

(916) 243-0936 VIDEO PHONE
(808) 557-1434 VOICE& TEXT

17761 69TH PLACE N. MAPLE GROVE, MN 55311

DeafBlind Awareness Day

CHS

DeafBlind Awareness Day-
Celebrating ADA 25 Years
“Equal Access – Equals Independence”

Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

At
Chicago Hearing Society
2001 N. Clybourn Ave, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60614

“Hosted by The Chicago Lighthouse DeafBlind Program”
Vendors, Exhibits, Refreshments, and Socializing

Parking is behind the Anixter Center Building (2032 N. Clybourn) at the corner of Clybourn and Magnolia where the sign states “Parking for Anixter Center”

For more information, contact:
Mindy Joy Mayer, mindy.mayer@chicagolighthouse.org or 773.957.4865 VP, Veramarie Baldoza, veramarie.baldoza@chicagolighthouse.org, or 312.666.1331 ext. 3722, or Joann Rushing, joan.rushing@chicagolighthouse.org or 312.666.1331 ext. 3415

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Le COBDA Farmers Market

September 2015 Newsletter

We, Le COBDA, will be having an outing to Farmers Market.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

TIME: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

WHERE: Dearborn & Polk (Printers Row Park)

            700 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

****Bring your cash only as the vendors selling do not accept credit cards. Also bring your own bag for the vegetables you buy to take home****

The Farmers Market closes at 1:00 PM. We may have lunch at 12:00 PM or so.

After the Farmers Market around, we will be having lunch at Hackney’s Restaurant which is close by walking. Please bring your money to pay for your own lunch.

Hackney’s Restaurant in Printers’ Row

733 S. Dearborn St.

Chicago, IL 60605

Transportations:

Paratransit services drop-off and pick-up passengers at 733 S. Dearborn Street at Hackney’s Restaurant.

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.

For people who drive, there is a parking lot at the corner of Dearborn and Polk. The cost of parking is $10.00 or little more for all day.

Members/SSPs:

Members: Pay for your own lunch. Also it would be appreciated if you are willing to pay for your own SSP’s lunch.

SSPs:

Be sure to show up on time or a bit early; we appreciate your assistance.

Sara Chung,

Le COBDA President

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RAFFLE FUNDRAISER

Thank you for your generous donation to our fundraiser. Our raffle was a success, and that raffle would not have been possible without your help. The raffle funds will be used to the cost of running our DeafBlind Training & Retreat 2016.

Congratulations to the three winners!!

1st: Catie Eller

2nd: Heidi Dodge

3rd: James

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DBC 2016 – DEAFBLIND CRUISE 2016 – DBC 2016

THIRD ANNUAL DEAFBLIND CRUISE

WE’RE GOING TO ALASKA!!

7/10/2016 – 7/17/2016

www.dnatravels.org/2215.html

ALASKA CRUISE FOR DEAFBLIND, DEAF, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS FOR EIGHT DAYS AND SEVEN NIGHTS OF FUN, COMMUNITY, AND ADVENTURE!

SEATTLE, KETCHIKAN, TRACY ARM FJORD, JUNEAU, SKAGWAY, VICTORIA, B.C.

PRINCESS CRUISES – THE RUBY PRINCESS SHIP.
7/10 SUN – DEPART SEATTLE, WA 4:00PM
7/11 MON – AT SEA – ALL DAY
7/12 TUE – KETCHIKAN, AK 6:30AM-3:00PM
7/13 WED – TRACY ARM FJORD CRUISING 5:00AM-9:00AM
7/13 WED – JUNEAU, AK 12:30PM – 10:00PM
7/14 THU – SKAGWAY, AK 6:00AM-5:00PM
7/15 FRI – AT SEA – ALL DAY
7/16 SAT – VICTORIA, BC 7:00PM-MIDNIGHT
7/17 SUN – ARRIVE SEATTLE, WA 7:00AM

ALASKA – THE FINAL FRONTIER, WE WANT TO SHARE THE BEAUTY AND ADVENTURE WITH THE DEAFBLIND COMMUNITY, THEIR FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS.

PRICES INCLUDE STATEROOM, MOST MEALS AND BEVERAGES, ON BOARD ENTERTAINMENT, AND ONE DBC 2016 BRAILED T-SHIRT.

PRICES START AT $1,263.00 PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – TWO GUESTS PER ROOM.

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON AVAILABILITY.

$350.00 CHECK DEPOSIT PER PERSON RESERVES YOUR STATEROOM.

CRUISE FARE MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY MARCH 15, 2016. CANCELLATIONS WILL BE CHARGED A $75.00 PROCESSING FEE.

THIS VERY SPECIAL AND EXCITING CRUISE IS HOSTED BY DnA TRAVELS, LLC.

CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS AND TO REGISTER: DBC@DNATRAVELS.ORG.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

DnA TRAVELS, LLC
ANGELA ZIEBOL – CEO, NIC-M, CI, CT
DERRYN GREY – CFO, SC:L, NIC-M, CI, CT
JODY CHRISTIANSON – CO-HOST, NIC

DBC@DNATRAVELS.ORG

(916) 243-0936 VIDEO PHONE
(808) 557-1434 VOICE& TEXT

17761 69TH PLACE N. MAPLE GROVE, MN 55311

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Chicago Park District

Fall 2015

Adult Art & Crafts

For Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Adults with visual & intellectual disabilities

 

Horner Park

2741 W. Montrose Ave

(773) 478-3499

 

Wednesday Evenings

September 19th to December 2nd

$51 class fee

(Ages 60+ – 50% discount)

 

6:30pm – 8pm

For individuals with deafness & intellectual disabilities

 

8pm – 9:30pm

For blind & visual impaired individuals with deafness

 

For more information about the Arts & Crafts classes, please contact:

Amanda Keeton, Special Recreation Coordinator for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

773.273.6617 Direct Video Phone & Voice

Amanda.keeton@chicagoparkdistrict.com

Sarah B. Faber, Program Specialist for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

773.796.3525 Direct Video Phone & Voice

sarah.faber@chicagoparkdistrict.com

DeafBlind Pro-Tactile Gathering (Revised)

DeafBlind Pro-Tactile Gathering

at

SWOBODA Deaf Center

7050 W. Belmont

Chicago, IL

June 20, 2015

11:30am to 3:30pm

BRING MONEY (CASH)!!!

CTA Bus #77

(Coming from West – Belmont & Nottingham)

(Coming from East – Belmont & Sayre)

Admission: $5.00

Food (Pizza): $5.00

Good way to practice using PT

Games

Social

Additional: For DeafBlind Training & Retreat Fundraising

Bake Sales

Buy Raffles and other things

BRING MONEY (CASH)!!!

Mindy Joy Mayer: mindy.j.mayer@gmail.com

(Revised 6/12/2015)

LeCOBDA Mystic Blue Cruise

July 2015

We, Le COBDA, will be having an outing to Mystic Blue Cruise at Navy Pier.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

TIME: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Boarding Time: 12:00 PM

Cruise Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Mystic Blue Cruise is located at Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Public Transportation-

Paratransit services drop-off and pick-up passengers at 600 E. Grand at “ENTRANCE 2”. It is closer to Mystic Blue Cruise. This location is equipped with ramps.

PLEASE have your ride ready by 3:30 PM, no later than 3:30 PM. Please be aware that we will be not assisting or waiting for anyone to leave after 3:30 PM. Thank you.

The cost for parking at Navy Pier is $25.00

Menu-

Greens & Things:
Field Greens Salad
Sunflower Seeds | Cranberries | Pumpernickel Croutons
Wisconsin Cheddar | Seedless Cucumbers
Grape Tomatoes | Black Pepper Corn Ranch or
Oregano Vinaigrette Dressing
Ditalini and Almond Salad
Imported Petite Pasta Tubes | Dried Cranberries
Toasted Almonds | Goat Cheese
Basil & Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Mains:
Penne Aurora
Penne Noodles | Plum Tomatoes
Pecorino Romano Cream Sauce
Chicken Ala Vesuvio
Chicken Breast | Lemon | Italian Herbs
Hawaiian-Roasted Beef Sirloin
Citrus Au Jus | Caramelized Pineapple Garnish

Sides:
Farmers Market Vegetables
Seasonal Vegetables | Light Sweet Cream Butter
Garlic and Herb Vesuvio Potatoes
Rosemary | Sage | Garlic

Sweet Side:
Pastries | Cookies | Seasonal Fruits

Dress Code-

Causal clothing

RSVP-

To reserve your seat by June 30th, please make check payable to: Le COBDA

Mail your check to:

Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
ATTN: Sara Chung
1850 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

Members/SSPs-

Seating is limited to 60

Members: $25.00 with one SSP only
Sorry, no refunds.

SSP-

Be sure to show up on time or a bit early that would be appreciated.

Sara Chung,
Le COBDA President
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Friendly Reminder:

For those who have not renewed their membership which was due in May yet, please kindly pay $15.00 to Jerrie or Sara. See her at Mystic Blue Cruise. Thanks.

Please remember we will not have a meeting in August. We’ll be having a meeting in September. Save the date of September 12th. Details to follow.

Pro-Tactile Happy Hour

Pro-Tactile Happy Hour

at

SWOBODA Deaf Center

7050 W. Belmont

Chicago, IL

June 20, 2015

11:30am to 3:30pm

BRING MONEY (CASH)!!!

CTA Bus #77

(Coming from West – Belmont & Nottingham)

(Coming from East – Belmont & Sayre)

Admission: $5.00

Food (Pizza): $5.00

Good way to practice using PT

Social

Games

Additional: For DeafBlind Training & Retreat Fundraising

Bake Sales

Buy Raffles and other things

BRING MONEY (CASH)!!!

Mindy Joy Mayer: mindy.j.mayer@gmail.com

MAY LeCOBDA Outing

May 2015 Newsletter

We, Le COBDA, will be having an outing to Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurant for lunch

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Be aware we will not meet at The Chicago Lighthouse. Please MEET at Uncle’s Julio’s.

Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurant
855 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

TIME: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS:

Please have your driver drop off at 11:00 AM or a little after 11:00 AM and pick up at 2:00 PM at Uncle Julio’s.

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.

Uncle Julio has $4.00 valet parking for people who want to drive to the restaurant.

LUNCH MENU:

SOUP AND ENSALADA—
Chicken Tortilla Soup or Soup of the Day, ensalada with mesquite grilled beef, chicken or portobello mushroom, $11.99

SOUP AND TACO AL CARBON—
Chicken Tortilla Soup or Soup of the Day, and two Beef or Chicken Taco al Carbon, with guacamole and pico de gallo, $11.99

MAMACITA’S LUNCH NACHOS—
Refried beans and a blend of cheeses, $8.99

LUNCH NACHOS ESPECIAL—
Refried beans and a blend of cheeses
Mesquite grilled chicken, $9.99
Mesquite grilled steak, $10.99

MESQUITE GRILLED FAJITAS
OUR ORIGINAL FAJITAS—
Served with fresh guacamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, Mexican rice, frijoles a la charra, and fresh flour tortillas

CHICKEN, $13.99
HONEY CHIPOTLE CHICKEN, $14.99
CHICKEN AND STEAK, $14.99
STEAK, $15.99
SPICY SIZZLING SHRIMP, $14.99

QUESADILLAS
WITH FRESH FRUIT AND SWEET CREAM

VEGGIE—
Sautéed fresh peppers, mushrooms, onions, $9.99

PULLED CHICKEN—
Tomatoes, onions, spices, $10.99

BEEF FAJITA—
Sautéed onions $12.99

CHICKEN FAJITA—
Sautéed onions, $11.99

GRILLED SHRIMP—
Peppers, mushrooms, onions, $12.99

TACOS
COZUMEL SHRIMP TACOS—
Two handmade corn tortillas with seared shrimp, pineapple, mango jicama slaw and drizzled with mango habanero sauce, $12.99

CARNITAS TACOS—
Two corn tortillas, pork, carnita sauce, onions and cilantro, guacamole, pico de gallo, cilantro rice and spicy black beans, $10.99

GRILLED FISH TACOS—
Two corn tortillas, grilled tilapia, shredded cabbage, carrots, pico de gallo, spicy avocado cream with cilantro rice and spicy black beans, $10.99

WITH FRESH FRUIT AND SWEET CREAM
EL DORADO—
Two soft Beef or Chicken Tacos, $9.99
SUPREME: With Beef or Chicken Fajita, $10.99

REYNOSA—
Two crispy Beef or Chicken Tacos, $9.99

HONEY CHIPOTLE SALMON—
Mesquite grilled filet, honey chipotle glaze with corn and black bean cilantro rice and pineapple pico de gallo, $15.99

TEX-MEX MIXTA WITH RICE AND FRIJOLES A LA CHARRA—
Choose Two, $9.99
Choose Three, $11.99

CRISPY TACO (Chicken or Beef)
ENCHILADA (Chicken, Beef or Cheese and Onion)
TAMALE (Chicken or Pork)
SUBSTITUTE A CHEESE CHILE RELLENO +3.29

Members/SSPs:

Members: $10.00

Do not order your food more than 15 dollars.

Those who want to order alcoholic beverages pay on their own money.

SSPs: Free

SSP:
Be sure to show up on time or a bit early; we appreciate your assistance.

RSVP:
Please contact Sara by Thursday, May 7th to reserve your seat at Uncle Julio’s.

Another note, late RSVPs are not accepted. If you show up at Uncle Julio’s and do not RSVP, you would have to find your own table.

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

Please contact Sara at sara.w.chung@gmail.com to RSVP.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Sara,
Le COBDA President
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Friendly Reminder:

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

Please remember we will not have a meeting in June. We’ll have an outing to Mystic Blue Cruise at Navy Pier in July. Save the date of July 25th. Details to follow.

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April meeting was attended by: Jerrie L, James K, Catherine K, Antonio S, Phyllis G, Wanda B, Etta S, Vivian H, Jeff B, Rogelio R, Sr, and Rogelio R, Jr, Sarah F, Bryen Y, Kenneth C, Talia T, Claudia B, Evie and Jeff B, Drucilla R, Gary M, Mindy M, Pam F, Julie S, Laura H, Doris M, Jay P, Lorraine P, Josephine D, Dawn H, Yvette H, William H, Yolanda C, Dwayne H, Annette D, Veramarie B, Barbara and Jeff S, Joann R, Mirna S, Judy S, Lauren H, Kerri L, Sam H, Janice A, Virginia H, Ron and Lori E.

Bingo was fun and congratulations to the five winners!

Raffle tickets are still being sold until the July cruise—$5 each or 3 for $10. See Mindy Joy Mayer.

Remember, the raffle tickets help provide financial support for the DeafBlind Retreat and Training in 2016.

APRIL Le COBDA Bingo Party

April 2015 Newsletter

We, Le COBDA, will be having a Bingo Party at The Chicago Lighthouse.

Remember the fun game, Bingo? It’s a great way of getting together with the promise of winning of some prizes. It’s not just for the elderly, it’s for anyone who wants to just sit down and have some fun.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

TIME: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Please get to The Chicago Lighthouse by 10:45 AM

The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

1850 W. Roosevelt Road

Chicago, IL 60608

Anyone who has transportation arrangements, PLEASE have your ride ready by 2:50 PM, no later than 2:50 PM. Please be aware that we will be not assisting or waiting for anyone to leave after 3:00 PM. Thank you.

Menu:

3 Entrees:

Italian Sausage in Tomato Sauce and Green Peppers

Mostaccioli with an Italian Seasoned Meat Sauce

Roast Turkey Breast

4 Sides:

Whipped Potatoes with brown gravy

Green Beans with bacon & onions in tomato sauce

V.F.W. Famous House Salad- lettuce, tomato, carrots, red cabbage and cucumber with salad dressing on the side

Pasta Salad

Members/SSPs:

Members: $6.00

SSPs: Free

SSP:

Be sure to show up on time or a bit early; we appreciate your assistance.

RSVP:

Thursday, April 9th.

Another note, late RSVPs are not accepted. If you show up at the meeting and do not RSVP, I would kindly ask you to pay the full price which would be 8 dollars.

Please have your money ready on the day of our meeting. We will collect money to pay for lunch.

Please contact Sara at sara.w.chung@gmail.com to RSVP.

Sara Chung,

Le COBDA President

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Friendly Reminder:

Membership fees are due in May. Each member pays $15.00. Please see Sara the President or Jerrie the Treasurer for your renewal membership. Thanks!_______________________________________________________

District 1-A Lions Helen Keller 5K Fun Run/Walk

Date: April 26th, 2015

The website is http://e-district.org/sites/1a/page-11.php

Please contact Joann Rushing if you are interested in participating for the Run/Walk, or if you want to sponsor and make a donation. ____________________________________________________

Minnesota DeafBlind Retreat 2015:

Minnesota DeafBlind Association is proudly hosting the 3rd Minnesota DeafBlind Retreat at the campsite of Camp Friendship in Annadale, MN for a fun-filled & learning experience weekend including hand-on outdoor, educational workshops, and recreation experiences such as boating, hiking, kayaking, fishing, crafts, games, and more.

August 13 – 16, 2015

Camp Friendship

10509 108th St. NW

Annadale, MN 55302

For more information and an application:

Contact

Lee Clark at VP 612-424-4024 or leeclark1@mac.com

John Dolezal at jdolezal50@gmail.com or VP 651-964-1688

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For your information:

Pace’s critical $8.5 Million State Grant for ADA Paratransit.

THE ISSUE:

  • Governor Rauner has proposed cutting the state’s $8.5 million grant for paratransit operations in his proposed FY2016 budget.
  • The governor’s office has said that the proposed cuts represent less than 5% of the combined operating budgets for Pace, RTA, CTA and Metra, implying that the agencies should be able to absorb these cuts through “belt tightening.” This simply isn’t true, especially for paratransit service.
  • Because ADA paratransit service is federally mandated, we cannot reduce service levels to lower our expenses, so a fare increase is the only way that Pace can attempt to balance the budget to comply with state law.
  • Based on projected ridership of about 4 million on regional paratransit, a $2 fare increase- raising rates by 67%- would fall $.5 million short of making up the lost grant.

 THE IMPACT:

  • More customers than ever are using and replying on ADA paratransit service in Chicagoland- ridership has nearly doubled between 2006 and 2014. (less than 2 million trips in 2006 and nearly 4 million in 2014)
  • Many paratransit customers are on fixed or limited incomes and a major fare increase would be extremely difficult for them to manage. Traveling less often reduces the mobility and independence of these customers and reduces their quality of life. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • Call your state senator and state representative today. You can tell them how important the service is to you, your organization, or your clients. Please consider telling them if a fare increase will have a negative effect on your way of life or that you have few or no alternatives.
  • Telling your story to your legislator is important because it lets him or her know exactly how the proposed budget could affect the residents of their district. Encourage your friends and neighbors to call as well!

Le COBDA St. Patrick’s Day

March 2015 Newsletter

We, Le COBDA, will be hosting St. Patrick’s Day Party.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

TIME: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Please get to The Chicago Lighthouse by 10:45 AM

The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

1850 W. Roosevelt Road

Chicago, IL 60608

Anyone who has transportation arrangements, PLEASE have your ride ready by 2:30 PM, no later than 2:30 PM. Please be aware that we will be not assisting or waiting for anyone to leave after 2:30 PM. Thank you.

Menu:

Lean Corned Beef

Seasoned Cabbage Wedges

Carrot Coins

Boiled White Potatoes

Rye Bread and Mustard

Members/SSPs:

Members: $6.00

SSPs: Free

On a note, I kindly ask members, especially SSPs not to bring any guests and/or kids. Thanks.

SSP:

Be sure to show up on time or a bit early; we appreciate your assistance.

RSVP:

Wednesday, March 11th.

It is important to know how much food to order. Please RSVP by March 11th.

Another note, late RSVPs are not accepted. If you show up at the meeting and do not RSVP, I would kindly ask you to pay the full price which would be 8 dollars.

Please have your money ready on the day of our meeting. We will collect money to pay for lunch.

Please contact Sara at sara.w.chung@gmail.com to RSVP.

Sara Chung,

Le COBDA President

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Friendly Reminder:

Membership fees are due in May. Each member pays $15.00. Please see Sara the President or Jerrie the Treasurer for your renewal membership. Thanks!

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Daylight Saving Time Begins:

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00AM.

Remember to turn your clocks forward one hour.

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District 1-A Lions Helen Keller 5K Fun Run/Walk

Date: April 26th, 2015

The website is http://e-district.org/sites/1a/page-11.php

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Scholarships up to $3,000 for the Blind and Visually Impaired:

Blind Service Association is pleased to announce the 2015 Scholarship Program. Blind and Visually Impaired students are eligible for up to $3,000 in scholarship!

Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Legally blind resident of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.
  • Enrolled/accepted in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, vocational, technical or professional school.
  • Full-time or part-time students for academic year 2015-16.

Applications require two letters of recommendations, academic transcripts, and personal statement from applicant, recent eye medical report, and Illinois State ID.

Blind Service Association wants to help students who have clear and realistic goals for their education and a track record of moving toward those goals.

For more information or for an application package call 312-236-0808 or email bgreen@blindserviceassociation.org. The applications are available now. The deadline for receipt of application is April 1, 2015.

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DeafBlind International (DBL) 16th World Conference in Bucharest, Romania

May 25-30, 2015

For more information go to www.dbi2015romania.com

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Helpful safety tips from the Kane Legal Clinic.

We have been told by police that during this season it is necessary to take special care to secure your belongings while you are in public places. Theft is high and due to the amount of clothing we must wear, it is easy to lose belongings.

We recommend:

  • Keep wallets securely placed in pockets or closed purses. Use front pockets rather than back one. Purses should be carried with the straps across your chest and should be closed.
  • Carry only cash that you may need for immediate use.
  • Leave credit cards at home if you do not need them.
  • Instead of carrying your check book, bring one blank check in your wallet and keep track of its number.
  • Keep your social security card at home unless it is specifically needed.
  • Make a list of the cards in your wallet such as credit, Ventra, and ID cards with necessary contact phone numbers and addresses. Keep a copy of this both at home and with you so you can report lost or stolen cards quickly.

 Please share these tips with people without e-mail.

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February Meeting Attendees:

Sara C, Catherine K, Jerrie L, and Lori E, Joann R, Veramarie B, Bryen Y, Evie and Jeff B, James K, Vivian H, Lauren H, Julie S and her mom Maureen D (interpreter), Doris M, Etta S, Josephine D, Will L, Katherine O, Linda T, Darlene J, Lorraine and Jacob P, Samuel H, Virginia H, Javier A, Kerry L, Ganna T, Dawn H, Yvette H, Bill H, Dee W, Camille P, Suzanne S, Jason S, Torrance F, Roge R, Alma M, Darrell W, Brian H, Jasmine L, Charita, Elizabeth, Barbara C, Bertha R, Ron E, and Maria R.