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).

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PO Box 7341
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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ACBM Coffee Gathering - 2nd Saturday of the month Quarterly Meeting - July 26, 2014

Quarterly Meeting on July 26th at Joseph's Grille in St. Paul

Our July quarterly meeting will be held on Saturday, July 26th 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. Cheese burger.
  2. Asian Chicken salad: Marinated grilled chicken breast, mandarin oranges, Shiitake mushrooms, Candied almonds, served over mixed field greens with Hoisin vinaigrette dressing.
  3. Portabella sandwich: grilled marinated portabella mushroom on focaccia bread topped with onions tomato, lettuce artichokes and pesto mayo.

Meal cost is $12.00.

Agenda items include:

  • Discussion of ideas for the 2015 ACBM state convention
  • ACB National Convention report
  • ACBM picnic
  • Possibly a game or two of Bingo

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

Please e-mail Steve Robertson with your meal choices at or call him at (612) 819-5222.

We would appreciate hearing from you by Sunday July 20th.

Cancellation policy: If you make a reservation and then find you are unable to attend, please call Steve by noon on Friday July 25th. 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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ACBM Coffee Gathering - 2nd Saturday of the month

The ACBM Coffee Gathering will be held from 10-12 a.m. at
Panera Bread
809 Nicollet Avenue


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