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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ACBM Mailbox: ACBM
PO Box 7341
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Calendar of Events by Mike Hally

Join us in some or all of the following events:

ACBM Board Meetings will be on April 19th, May 18th, and June 15th from 6:30 to 8:45 P. M.

  ACBM Board meetings are held at Currans Restaurant, 4201 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis
ACBM coffee will be on April 11th, May 9th, and June 13th 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.
Quarterly Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 25th, from Noon 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 April 25th at Joseph's Grille in St. Paul

Our April quarterly meeting will be held on April 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. Classic Caesar Salad with Chicken: Romaine lettuce tossed in our own Caesar dressing with fresh parmesan cheese, grilled chicken breast and Focaccia croutons (available without chicken as a vegetarian option)
  3. Quesadilla wrap: Grilled chicken breast topped with Nacho Cheese, Sour Cream, Pico de Gallo and Tortilla strips wrapped in a giant Tortilla.

Meal cost is $12.00.

Agenda items include:

  1. Elections:
    1. The following positions are up for election:
      President, 2 year term
      Vice-President 1 year
      Secretary 2 year term (Marian can run again)
      Treasurer 1 year term
      Board seat held by Gary for 1 year term
      Board Seat held by Juliette for a 2 year term
      (both Gary and Juliette can run again)
      Board seat held by Sue, 2 year term (Sue does not plan to run for a second term)

      If you are interested in running for any of the above positions, please contact Bonnie Robertson, Nominating Committee Chair or call her at (612) 758-0297.

    2. Election of delegate to the 2015 ACB Conference and convention In Dallas, Texas, July 3rd through July 11th.

  2. Bake sale: Bring those yummy treats and lots of money to purchase them!

  3. Daily three tickets: The drawing will begin on Sunday April 26th and will end on Tuesday May 5th. Tickets are $5.00 you have 10 chances to win $25.00

Additional items will be added to the meeting 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, April 19th.

Payment methods: you can pay for your meal and daily three tickets via paypal at or
send your payment to
ACBM Box 7341, Minneapolis, MN 55407
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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