Get Green for Le COBDA!

Our next monthly Le COBDA meeting will be Saturday, March 9th at the Chicago Lighthouse.

Lunch will include chicken, turkey and veggie pot pies, salad, and beverage.  You can bring your favorite dessert to share with the group. Planning to attend the March Le COBDA luncheon?  Call or email the Deaf-Blind Program to reserve lunch (contact information at end of this newsletter).  Wear green to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!

For SSPs and Volunteers, please arrive at Chicago LightHouse at 10:30 a.m. so we can match you with DeafBlind individuals prior to the start of the meeting at 11 a.m.


 March 9, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Chicago Lighthouse Cafeteria
1850 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago


Please let us know as soon as you can by contacting us at the Lighthouse:  You can post your comment below to say you are coming.  Or contact us directly at the Lighthouse.

 Videophone: 312.957.4865
TTY:  312.666.8874


SSP Task Force Meeting – Jan 31, 2013

The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) formally launched the SSP Task Force in October of 2012.  The task force is responsible for developing a proposal for providing a Special Service Provider (SSP) program for DeafBlind residents within the state of Illinois.

The next meeting will be held on January 31, 2013 in Springfield, Illinois at the new IDHHC offices.  All task force meetings are open to the public, and you are welcome to join us for this important initiative.


528 South 5th Street, Suite 209
Springfield, IL  62701
Meeting Time:  11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The office is located just several blocks away from the Springfield Amtrak station.  If you are unable to make it, we will post here on information about the results of the meeting.

Current Task Force Members:

  • Karyn Campbell
  • Ingrid Halvorsen
  • Renee Ingalsbe
  • Julie Somers
  • Tamara Ward
  • Bryen Yunashko

Next LeCOBdA Meeting – February 9, 2013

When: February 9, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Chicago Lighthouse
1850 w. Roosevelt road
chicago, IL  60608

We hope everyone had a safe, healthy and happy holiday and New Year!  For our combined Valentine’s / Mardi Gras celebration luncheon, we will have fresh, hot pizza, crispy green salad, and hot coffee and soft drinks.

Feel free to bring your favorite dessert to share and look for your piece of King Cake.  Planning to attend the February LeCOBDA luncheon?  Call or email the Deaf-Blind Program to reserve your lunch (Contact information at end of this announcement).  Wear red to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or wear purple, green or gold to celebrate Mardi Gras!
For SSPs/Volunteers, please come to LeCOBDA at 10:30 am; we need to match you with Deaf-Blind individuals at 11 am so we can start the LeCOBDA meeting on time with announcements.

Scentsy will be back on February 9 for orders; this is to raise money to fund the Deaf-Blind Retreat.

If you’re planning to come to our exciting gathering, please RSVP by February 4th to one of the contacts below:

Joann Rushing – 312.666.1331, ext. 3415 voice
312.957.4865 videophone
312.666.8874 TTY

Mindy Joy Mayer
312.447.3454 TTY
312.957.4865 videophone

Veramarie Baldoza
312.957.4865 videophone