March 2014 Le COBDA Newsletter

March 2014 Newsletter

We, Le COBDA, will be hosting St. Patrick’s Party on Saturday, March 8th

We also will add some fun to our meeting. What fun we will add? BINGO Game! Bingo is a fun, easy-to-play game that is enjoyed by people at home and parties. Bingo can be played simply for fun or for cash or prizes.

Come join us to play a bingo game!


Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

1850 W. Roosevelt Road

Chicago, IL 60608

TIME: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Please get to The Chicago Lighthouse by 10:45 AM


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.



Choice of





Vegetable- onion, mushroom, peppers, olives, fresh basil

****It would be great if you bring Soda and Dessert to share with everyone. We will bring them as well****




$6.00 in advance (RSVP by March 3rd)

$8.00 at the door (Late RSVP / Show up at the meeting without RSVP)



$8.00 in advance and at the door




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


A message from the president:


I know some of you might have wondered or complained about why you paid for lunch every meeting. Please remember we have created a budget starting in September 2013. Most of us knew in the past it used to be free lunch for all members, non-members and guests, and SSPs whenever our meetings were taken at The Chicago Lighthouse.

Unfortunately, we need to budget our money. We do have money, yes, but our finances seem not in a good shape as of right now. That’s one of reasons why we started creating a budget. If we can budget our money so that we are spending less than we pay for all members, non-members, guests, and SSPs, we WILL be able to save money and build wealth.


I as the president, am kindly asking you to help pay a little or half for our meals. Thanks for being a loyal member and for all your support.


Don’t delay – come join us to play a Bingo game! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 8th.


If you will be attending, please contact Sara at to RSVP by March 3rd.


Looking Forward to seeing you all!



Le COBDA President



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 on the dates of Saturday, July 19 through Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Party Theme – STAR WARS

Information –!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


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 Stay tuned for more details!


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