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.

ACBM is a 501(c)(3) organization. If you would like to donate, it will be tax deductible.

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PO Box 19091
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Calendar of Events by Juliette Silvers

Join us in some or all of the following events:

ACBM Board Meeting

ACBM Board meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at Currans Restaurant, 4201 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis
ACBM monthly social to   The ACBM Monthly Social is help on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10:00 A.M. to noon. The location is the Nicollet Diner, 1428 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis.
The next Quarterly Meeting will be held in October, 2016. Quarterly meetings are held at Joseph's Grille, 140 South Wabasha Street in St. Paul.




Quarterly Meeting on October 22nd at Joseph's Grille in St. Paul


Our October quarterly meeting will be held on October 22 at Joseph's Grille, 140 S Wabasha, in Saint Paul.
Social hour is from 11:30 until 12:30 followed by lunch. Our quarterly business meeting will include demonstrations and presentation on accessible voting machines, and information regarding the 2017 ACBM state convention . The meeting will conclude by 4:00 PM.

Luncheon choices are:

  1. Penne Rosa: Penne pasta, roasted red peppers, Sliced Roma Tomatoes, Grilled Chicken Breast, Mushrooms, Alfredo and Marinara Sauces and Parmesan Cheese.

  2. Cheese Burger

  3. Cobb Salad: Bacon, Diced Turkey Breast, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Avocado Slices and Tomatoes Served Over Mixed Field Greens with a Choice of Dressing.

Meal cost is $15.00.

Steve Robertson may be e-mailed with your meal choices at or call him at (612) 819-5222. We would appreciate hearing from you by Sunday, October 9th.

Payment methods: you can pay for your meal 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 21. 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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