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.

 

Le COBDA Valentine’s Day Party

February 2015 Newsletter

Hope everyone had a great holiday.

We, Le COBDA, will be hosting Valentine’s Day Party. Valentine’s Day does not have to be a day spent alone with the person you love; it can be a great day to show all the special people in your life that you care about them.

Let’s show everyone how much fun it can be.

Also we will be hosting a Currency Reader Clinic.

As you may recall, in a previous Le COBDA meeting, Bryen M Yunashko discussed with you guys about the upcoming free currency reader program offered by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving. Beginning of January 2, the BEP opened up applications nationwide.

This clinic will pass out application forms for everyone to fill out and then qualified people can sign the verification section of the form.

According to BEP, a qualified entity does include Chicago Lighthouse, thus Joann, Mindy or Veramarie can sign the forms.

It will take up to 8 weeks for BEP to send the consumer the iBill.

This is a great opportunity and we should encourage everyone to fill out this form at the meeting.

Saturday, February 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:

Italian Beef includes Gramma’s Potato Salad, Honey Cole Slaw, Fresh Dinner Rolls.

Veggie Kabob includes Gramma’s Potato Salad, Honey Cole Slaw, Corn Bread.

We, Le COBDA, are asking you to kindly bring two liter soda to share with everyone, or bring your own drink. Also bring desserts if you like.

Members/SSPs:

We limit to 50 people. Deaf-Blind individuals and SSPs ONLY!

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 that would be appreciated.

RSVP:

Monday, February 9th.

On a note, late RSVP is 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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DeafBlind Cruise 2015

Bahamas Cruise for DeafBlind, Deaf, families, and friends for five days and four nights of fun and adventures.

Depart Miami, Florida on May 18, 2015

Return Miami, Florida on May 22, 2015

Royal Caribbean – Majesty of the Seas.

For more information, go to

http://www.dnatravels.org/2215.html

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DeafBlind Cruise 2015

Seeking Support Service Providers

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH THE DEAFBLIND COMMUNITY?

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SUPPORT SERVICE PROVIDERS (SSP)?

ARE YOU A SEASONED SIGNER? ARE YOU AN INTERPRETER? DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE AS A SSP? ARE YOU DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING OR HEARING?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AS AN SSP FOR DEAFBLIND GUESTS… ON A CRUISE SHIP??

MAY 18 – MAY 22, 2015

DBC 2015 – DeafBlind Cruise 2015 – DBC 2015

For more information and an application:

Angela Ziebol – CEO, NIC-M, CI, CT, NADIII

Derryn Grey – CFO, SC:L, NIC-M, CI, CT

Jody Christianson – Host, NIC

DBC@DnATravels.org

Video Phone (916) 243-0936

Voice Phone (612) 824-1984

Mobile Phone (808) 557-1434

www.DnATravels.org

Le COBDA Holiday Party

December 2014 

Hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Now that Thanksgiving is almost over, the Chicago Club of the Deaf (CCD) will be hosting the HOLIDAY PARTY at The Chicago Lighthouse. That is going to be fun. Come join us in celebrating the upcoming Holiday Season.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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.

Members/SSPs:

We limit to 50 people. Deaf-Blind individuals and SSPs ONLY!

SSP:

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

RSVP:

Sunday, December 7th.

It is important to know how much food to order. Please RSVP by December 7th.

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

Sara Chung,

Le COBDA President

Le COBDA October 2014 Newsletter

September 2014 Newsletter
We, Le COBDA, will be having a Halloween party at The Chicago Lighthouse.

Sure, Halloween is fun for kids, but it also gives us a chance to act like kids! We deserve our chance at least once a year, too, right?

Halloween is a great time because people are already in a holiday party mood, just looking for excuses to dress up in a costume and have fun.

Come join and help us celebrating Halloween’s Day!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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:
Pizza from Damenzo’s

Choices:
Pepperoni
Sausage
Cheese
Vegetarian

We, Le COBDA, are asking you to kindly bring two liter soda to share with everyone, or bring your own drink. Bring any chips, desserts, and/or pasta salads. That would be great. We definitely will bring ours as well.

Members/SSPs:

Members: $6.00

Non-members/Guests: $8.00

SSPs: Free

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

RSVP:
Wednesday, October 8th

It is important to know how much pizza to order. Please RSVP by October 8th.

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

Please contact Sara at sara.w.chung@gmail.com to RSVP by October 8th.

Sara Chung,
Le COBDA President
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Friendly Reminder:

Do not forget to bring your orders and money for Terri Lynn candies and nuts need to be turned in at the October meeting.
September Attendees includes:
James K, Catherine K, Lorraine P, Jay P, Tasha T, Josephine D, Rita Z, Chuck S, Gwen H, Pat B, Darrell W, Carmel A, Jerrie L, Charita G, Elizabeth K, Barb C, Jasmine L, Vivian H, Rogelio R, Karen J, Jeanne H, Sara C, Torrance F, Karyn C, Bryen Y, Meagan Q, Leah G, Meghan M, Bertha R, Rogelio R Sr, Evie B, Jeff B, Kerry L, Janet B, Linda T, Ron E, Lori E, and from Anixter Center: Etta, Yvette, Dawn, Bill, DeDe, and Lighthouse staff/LeCOBDA

Supporters: Veramarie B, Joann R, Mindy M.

DeafNation Expo
November 1, 2014 – Chicago, IL
Hours: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Harper College – Building M, Wellness and Sports Center
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

http://deafnation.com/dnexpo/chicago-il/
Daylight Saving Time Ends:

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00AM.

Remember to set your clocks back one hour.

 

LeCOBDA August Newsletter

September 2014 Newsletter

Le COBDA

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

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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 3:00 PM, no later than 3:00 PM. Please be aware that we will be not assisting or waiting for anyone to leave after 3:00 PM. Thank you.

Menu:
Jimmy John’s sandwiches

Choices:
Ham
Roast Beef
Turkey
Tuna
Vegetarian

We, Le COBDA, are asking you to kindly bring two liter soda to share with everyone, or bring your own drink. Bring any chips, desserts, and/or pasta salads. That would be great. We definitely will bring ours as well.

Members/SSPs:

Members: $6.00

SSPs: Free

SSP:

We, Le COBDA, are aware that there will be the IDHHC annual statewide interpreter conference on the same weekend.

If you are not attending the conference, please come and help volunteer as SSP. We would love to see your pretty face.

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

RSVP:
Monday, September 8th

Please have your money ready on the day of our meeting. We will collect money to pay for Jimmy John’s sandwiches.

Please contact Sara at sara.w.chung@gmail.com to RSVP by September 8th.

Sara Chung,
Le COBDA President
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Jessica Carleton is one of our very own SSPs. She received two Emmy awards for her outstanding work in her TV program. You can read about it on jessicacarleton.com. She will bring her puppet to show everyone at the September meeting. She designs the costumes and makes the puppets.

Come out and see the puppets!!

Meghan McGovern is one of our DB individual members. She has attended Le COBDA a few times in the past. She received an Employee Appreciation Award from The Chicago Lighthouse. The certificate of appreciation was presented to her from Dr. Janet Szlyk, President and Executive Director, on July 16th. The certificate reads, “For Being Outstanding Customer Service Representation / Advocate Call Center.”

Congratulations, Meghan!

Le COBDA will start selling Terri Lynn candies and nuts in September. Packets will be handed out at the September meeting. Orders and money need to be turned in by October meeting date.

A message from Adrienne Brooks:

Adrienne asked if anybody is interested in joining the bowling league, here is the info.

CHICAGO SPARE CHASERS invite you all to come bowling with us every Saturday at 1:00 PM.

We will be pulling teams on August 23rd at 12:00 PM. Please join us. We will have the reading of leagues Rules and Bylaws plus we will get to bowl 3 free games that day. First day of bowling will begin September 6th 2014 at 1:30 PM. If you like to just sub, it will cost $10.00. You will have until December 6th to join. If you will like to join, it’s $20.00 a week.

Come out and join us.

WHEN:    AUGUST 23RD
TIME:      12:00 O’CLOCK
PLACE:   LAWN LANES, 6750 S. PULASKI, CHICAGO IL 60629  773-582-2525 OR
PHONE:  VANESSA PITTS 773-925-9205 SECRETARY.

DEAFBLIND INTERNATIONAL EXPO
The very first DeafBlind International Expo was held in Las Vegas at the Riviera Hotel from July 30 to August 3, 2014. The Expo was hosted by the Bapin Group, LLC. Over 400 people attended in which, 150 were DeafBlind.

There was a shortage of SSPs and interpreters to accommodate the 52 DeafBlind individuals using tactile communication. The show went on and everyone was able to receive communication.

Joann and Veramarie attended the Expo and were surprised to see six other individuals from Illinois attend the Expo. Two were SSPs and four were DeafBlind.

LeCOBDA June-July 2014 Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter

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

Saturday, July 12, 2014

TIME: 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Boarding Time: 1:00 PM

Cruise Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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

Menu

FIRST COURSE

Lobster Bisque
Sherry Cream | Crostini

Mixed Greens Salad
Arugula | Romaine | Goat Cheese | Seasonal Fruit | Sugared Pecans | Balsamic Vinaigrette

Baked Fromage
Feta Cheese Blend | Thyme | Spicy Pomodoro Sauce | Garlic Crostini

MAIN COURSE

Roasted Chicken
Heirloom Potatoes | Thyme Demi-Glace | Fried Leeks

Grilled Salmon
Citrus-Infused Quinoa | Pineapple-Mango Chutney

Odyssey Short Ribs
Fontina Scalloped Potatoes | Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Carrots & Squash | Cabernet Demi-Glace

Seafood Risotto
Shrimp | Scallops | Mussels | Tomato-Saffron Sauce

Vegetable Napoleon
Spinach & Tomato Crisps | Curry Vegetable Ragoût | White Bean Purée

DESSERTS

Odyssey Bread Pudding
Chocolate Chips | Maker’s Mark® Salted Caramel Sauce | Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Mousse | Dark Chocolate Ganache

Berry Gallette
Puff Pastry | Fresh Berries | Grand Marnier® Bavarian Cream

Sorbet
Seasonal Fruit

Dress Code

Odyssey Cruise is a little fancier. Dress appropriately.

Public Transportation

The address for drop off and pick up is at the Riva Restaurant, 700 E. Grand Ave.

PLEASE have your driver drop off at Riva Turnaround at Noon and pick up at the same drop off location by 4:45 PM.

PLEASE have your ride ready by 4:45 PM, no later than 4:45 PM. Please be aware that we will be not assisting or waiting for anyone to leave after 4:45 PM. Thank you.

The cost for parking at Navy Pier is $25.00.

RSVP

To reserve your seat by July 7th, 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 50

Members: $30.00 with one SSP only

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. See her at Odyssey 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 13th. Details to follow.

LeCOBDA May 2014 Newsletter

We, Le COBDA, will be having an outing to Green City Market. It is located at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1790 N. Clark).

Saturday, May 10, 2014

TIME: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

****Bring your cash as the vendors selling may not accept the cards. Also bring your bag for the vegetables and fruits****

Before heading to the Green City Market, please MEET at The Chicago History Museum first. We all will walk to the market which is about five minutes away

The Chicago History Museum is located at the south end of Lincoln Park
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Please get to The Chicago History Museum by 10:30 AM.

Transportation Arrangements
PLEASE have your driver drop off at 10:30 AM and pick up at 2:30 PM at The Chicago History Museum.

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.

Parking
Discounted parking is available for $10.00 for under two hours with validation in the Chicago Historical Museum parking lot off of Stockton Drive. Pick up a validation ticket at the Market Info Booth.

SSP

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

Lunch

After the Green City Market, we’ll be having lunch at Elly’s Pancake House which is close by walking.

Elly’s Pancake House
101 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Features: Open 24 hours, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special
****Pay lunch on your own money***

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

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 the cruise at Navy Pier in July. Save the date of July 12th. Details to follow.
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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 are ready.

If you are interested, contact Mindy Joy Mayer at mindy.mayer@chicagolighthouse.org for an application packet.

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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
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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!
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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.

 

MENU

 

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.

Appetizers

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

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

Soup

Egglemon

Salad

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

Dessert

Galaktoboureko

 

RSVP BY APRIL 9TH

 

Members:

 

$10.00

 

Non-members/Guests:

 

$15.00

 

SSPs: FREE

 

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!

 

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!

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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.

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

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

 

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.

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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!

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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.

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APRIL Birthday:

10 Chuck Slavick

14 Patrick Brown

15 Melissa Marselle

15 Barbara Sponseller

30 David Clanton

30 Julie Somers