Category Archives: Event

11th Annual ISDAA/Tigerland Picnic



ISDAA and Tigerland will host 11th Annual picnic on May 26, 2018. For more information or questions about this special picnic or to reserve your picnic tickets by contacting or from any ISDAA officers.

Admission: $5.00 with tickets ~ $7.00 at door ~ Children (from 6 to 12 years old) ~ $3.00

Directions to Tiger Den: Go on Interstate 72. Take U.S. Highway 67 (Exit #64) (about 5 miles South of South Jacksonville). Turn left at Lake Jacksonville Road. Enter South Lake Road at the bend. Follow the signs to Tiger Den. The address is 2166 South Lake Road, Jacksonville, IL 62650.

2017 ISD Homecoming Schedule of Events



ISDAA President Susan Dramin-Weiss wants to share with you what’s going on during ISD Homecoming weekend.

Below is a schedule of events for the ISD Homecoming weekend.

Friday, September 15, 2017

  • Pre-Homecoming Golf Outing: (10 am) The Links Golf Course. Contact Bob Dramin at
  • Homecoming “Bash”: (7 pm) Jacksonville Community Center for the Deaf (JCCD) 907 W. Superior, Jacksonville, Illinois

Saturday, September 16, 2017

  • Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: (8 am to 10 am) AppleBee’s, 1721 W. Morton Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois. All you can eat pancakes, bacon and beverage. Contact Greg Lowry,
  • High School Girls’ Volleyball games: (10:30 am) vs. Michigan Deaf
  • High School Football game: (2 pm) vs. Michigan Deaf
  • Saturday Night “Bash”: (7 pm) Reichert’s Bar & Grill, 1852 South Main Street, Jacksonville, Illinois

Other things that you need to know when you visit on the campus….

ISDAA Museum

ISDAA Museum will open on Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 1:30 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm. The museum is located on the third floor of Main Building. (Highly Recommended)


ISDAA will have booth during the football game. Stop by and say hello.

We hope you and your families enjoy your weekend. Go ISD Tigers!

Remember please respect our beautiful campus by keeping it clean.


Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser


Come to this Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support ISDAA Tigerland Chapter. The event will be held at AppleBee’s, 1721 W. Morton Ave, Jacksonville, Illinois from 8 am to 10 am on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

The ticket costs 5 dollars. The meal includes all you can eat pancakes, bacon and beverage. Fundraising goes to Tigerland Chapter to cover the expenses at Tiger Den campground. Your attendance and support will be greatly appreciated.

For tickets contact: Greg Lowry,

2017 Pre-Homecoming Golf Tournament


Join 18th Annual Pre-Homecoming Golf Tournament hosted by Central Illinois Deaf Golf Association. The event starts at 10 am on Friday, September 15, 2017 at The Links Golf Course, Jacksonville, Illinois.

Sign now before September 8th ends.

For more information or to register, please contact Bob Dramin, email: or VP (217) 408-0542

Celebrating 200 years of American Sign Language

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Illinois School for the Deaf Alumni Association (ISDAA) make an announcement that they will host the banquet with two special guests, Dr. MJ Bienvenu, ASL and Deaf Studies Professor at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and Colin Analco, ASLVersion Translator at Deaf Missions in Council Bluffs, IA. Bob Dramin, ISD Alumnus will be our Master of Ceremonies for this event. 

The name of banquet is Reichert’s Banquet Bar & Grill, 1852 South Main Street, Jacksonville, IL on Friday, April 14, 2017. It will be $30 per person and the reservation deadline is on April 7, 2017. (Absolutely no later than this date, please!)

Anyone is welcome to attend.

If you need more information, contact ISDAA President, Susan Dramin-Weiss.

Download PDF to print the flyer, (200 Years ASL banquet flyer)