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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ACBM Mailbox: ACBM
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 August 8th 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 July 25th.   Quarterly meetings are held at Joseph's Grille, 140 South Wabasha Street in St. Paul.


Quarterly Meeting on July 25th at Joseph's Grille in St. Paul

Our July quarterly meeting will be held on July 25th 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. Asian Chicken Salad: Marinated grilled chicken breast, mandarin oranges, Shiitake mushrooms, Candied almonds, served over mixed field greens with Hoisin vinaigrette dressing.
  3. BLT

Meal cost is $12.00.

As a special summer treat, we will also serve ice cream sundaes.

Agenda items include:

  1. Report on the 2015 ACB Convention and Conference report
  2. A speaker - details to come.
  3. Bingo

Additional items will be added to the meeting agenda at the meeting.

Daily three tickets: the drawing will begin on Sunday, July 26th and will end on Tuesday, August 4th. 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, July 19th.

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 April 24th. 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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