CDBA’s Annual Thanksgiving Lunch – Part Two

By Jeffrey Bohrman, Ph.D.

Aren’t all of you getting really hungry for our annual sumptuous Thanksgiving lunch with lots of good food, fun, fellowship and make new friends for your social networking. To date, unfortunately, I have received only two RSVP’s with deadline being on Monday, November 5, 2019. I would imagine that most of you are fabulous cooks or even know where to purchase yummy dishes to share with us all. I absolutely need to get your RSVP’s by Wednesday, November 7th at 5 PM so I can order sufficient catered thanksgiving dishes if you guys wish not to bring anything to share with everyone. We need sweet potatoes, white potato dishes, veggies, stuffing, condiments like molds or the likes plus desserts. CDBA is out for all of you to come on out and join in the fun with everyone else. No one is forced to pay for the food but we would most sincerely appreciate your donations to help us pay for the delicious catered food. Again, NO ONE is turned away just because you cannot afford to pay at least five dollars and the doors are always wide open. To continue these catered lunches, we will need to raise funds. WE want to see more and more SSPs come to our events and help us out. The DeafBlind folks get so much pleasure of associating with other DeafBlind peers with the help from you SSPs as well as having you for company. The more people come, the merrier, the event will be PLEASE, PLEASE do come on out, DBG folks and SSPs but don’t forget to RSVP, please. Those who have RSVP’d by November 7th will be served first and we do not desire to sees many of you there with no RSVP’s, please. Here are the details plus a few more things…

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 11 AM to 3 PM (For those of you who are using paratransit, please arrange your rides to arrive by 2:30 PM to assure not being locked out of the building and standing outside all by yourself.

What to bring: Your culinary skills with a covered dish to share with us all. We will definitely have turkey and ham from our end but we need other dishes and desserts, pretty please. Also, please do help to defray the costs of the food through the catering services with your generous donation.

Please RSVP to Jeffrey Bohrman at by Wednesday, November 7th at 5 PM with the name of dish you plan to bring, please and of course to place your reservations with a number of people in your party. Children, families, friends and all others are all heartily welcome to join us.


Chicago Lighthouse

1850West Roosevelt ST.

Chicago, IL

RSVP to:

Jeffrey Bohrman by email at:

Email Mindy Joy Mayer at: or call on VP at 312-957-4865

Joann Rushing at:

Cell: 815.922.5938

For those of you who are coming by train and you need to be picked up, please let any of the three people know as soon as possible so we can provide you with transportation from the station to the Lighthouse and back to the station.

Our famous Holiday CDBA event will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2018. Please mark the date on your calendars now. Further details will be passed to you all as the time nears. Of course, we can expect our beloved Santa to come down the chimney to see us and maybe bring gifts to the DeafBlind folks.

OH, one more thing, hopefully we can be talking about fund raising for CDBA at the Thanksgiving lunch. IN the meantime, if any of you have any ideas other than selling our famous chocolates and popcorn, please do not hesitate to contact the Present Bohrman at the above email address or call to either Mindy and Joann.

Gobble, Gobble, Please join the Pilgrims in our annual sumptuous Thanksgiving lunch this coming Saturday, the 10th of November 2018!

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