What an amazing 2016 so far. But 2016 not over yet. Our Chicago Area DeafBlind Forum⊆ was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. So much ove and support for each other. This is just the beginning.
November 12 is our next LeCOBDA gathering. This is an important meeting, because we will have lawyers from Access Living come to hear your concerns about paratransit and public transportation issues. You all spoke out about it at the Forum and now people are listening to us. This is positive move forward!
After the Paratransit Forum, we will celebrate with a special Thanksgiving meal called “Gobble for Unity!” Why? Because we want to remember the past and move for the future together. In the old days, did you know LeCOBDA members would always potluck their meetings? That is UNITY! We want to remind you all that community means unity.
The officers of LeCOBDA will be making many turkeys and bring to the meeting. We will CARVE the turkeys like a real thanksgiving dinner at our meeting. Who will fight for wishbone? We are asking you all to volunteer to bring your favorite side dishes, appetizers, or desserts. Isn’t that fun?
Also, remember, at the forum, we said we want to support family and children. The meetings are open and welcome to everyone, including your families and your children. We will have some activities to have fun times for the children. So bring them with you.
We need to know how many turkeys we must make. So please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let our secretary, Suzanne Salerno know how many people you will bring and what kind of dishes you want to bring.
The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Please arrange to have your transportation meet you after 3 p.m. Address is Chicago Lighthouse at 1850 W. Roosevelt Road, in Chicago, IL.
The Officers of LeCOBDA