American  Council  of the  Blind

The American Council of the Blind of Minnesota (ACBM) began in the early 1970's, as the "Gopher State Blind Association." The name was changed to the American Council of the Blind of Minnesota in the early 1980's, when the organization became formally affiliated with the American Council of the Blind (ACB).

The American Council of the Blind of Minnesota is an organization that looks to the future, while recognizing the lessons taught by the past. Please join ACBM in making a better future for all blind Minnesotans.

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PO Box 19091
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Calendar of Events by Mike Hally

Join us in some or all of the following events:

ACBM Board Meeting

ACBM Board meetings are held at Currans Restaurant, 4201 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis
ACBM coffee will be on October 10th from 10:00 A.M. to noon.   The temporary new location is the Nicollet Diner, 1428 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis. This new location will be on a trial basis.
The next Quarterly Meeting will be held Saturday, October 24th from 11:30 to 4:00 P.M.   Quarterly meetings are held at Joseph's Grille, 140 South Wabasha Street in St. Paul. See below for details!


Quarterly Meeting on October 24th at Joseph's Grille in St. Paul

Our October quarterly meeting will be held on October 24th at Joseph's Grille, 140 S Wabasha, in Saint Paul.
Social hour is from 11:30 until 12:30 followed by lunch and our business meeting. The meeting will conclude by 4:00 PM.

Luncheon choices are:

  1. Cheeseburger.
  2. Cobb Salad: Bacon, Diced Chicken Breast, Crumbled Blue Cheese
  3. Chicken Mushroom Melt: Chicken Breast with Fresh Sautéed Mushrooms and Swiss Cheese.

Meal cost is $12.00.

Agenda items include:

  1. A speaker from the city of Minneapolis who will provide the latest information on the Nicollet Mall redevelopment.
  2. Update on 2016 ACB convention
  3. Discussion of 2017 ACBM state convention
  4. Additional items will be added to the meeting agenda at the meeting.

    2016 Membership Dues: It is that time of year when thoughts turn to pumpkins, witches and ACBM membership dues. Our membership dues are $15.00 and can be paid starting now through January 31, 2016. But why wait? Pay them at the quarterly meeting or via Paypal.

    Daily three tickets: the drawing will begin on Sunday, October 25th and will end on Tuesday, November 3rd. Tickets are $5.00; you have 10 chances to win $25.00

    Please e-mail Steve Robertson with your meal choices and number of daily three tickets at or call him at (612) 819-5222. We would appreciate hearing from you by Sunday, October 18th.

    Payment methods: you can pay for your meal and daily three tickets via paypal at or
    send your payment to
    ACBM, PO Box 19091, Minneapolis, MN 55419
    or pay by check or cash at the meeting.

    Cancellation policy: If you make a reservation and then find you are unable to attend, please call Steve by noon on Friday, October 23rd. If you cancel after that time you will be responsible for paying for your meal.

    We look forward to seeing you.
    ACBM Calling Committee

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