Affiliate News

Arkansas Convention

The Arkansas Council of the Blind will hold its state convention April 25-27 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4100 Glover Ln., North Little Rock, AR 72117. To make your reservation, call (501) 945-7444 or visit www.
There will be an auction and door prizes at the state convention, as well as a panel discussion on the Arkansas School for the Blind's early childhood intervention program. Chris Gray will be the keynote speaker. There will also be an exhibit area. For more information, contact Sandy Edwards at (501) 753-5029, or send e-mail to

Illinois Hosts Spring Fling

Join the members of the Illinois Council of the Blind on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 4-9 p.m. at 115 Bourbon Street, located at 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, IL for the "Spring Fling," featuring the rockin' tunes of Blind Reflexx as part of their "Talk, Play and Rock Tour."  Admission includes a buffet dinner, draft beer, wine and soft drinks, as well as the concert.  There will also be a silent auction, raffles and fun. 
Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children age 6 to 20; kids ages 5 and under are free.  We are looking for a few volunteers. If you are interested, please contact the ICB office. The ticket price for volunteers is $15.
Funds raised will help ICB provide scholarships for students who are blind and reading materials for children who are blind through our Dots for Tots program, among other things.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Illinois office at (217) 523-4967, or send an e-mail to, or go to If you cannot attend, support ICB by purchasing a raffle ticket. Call the office for more information.

Dining in the Dark in Colorado

The ACB of Colorado held a Dining in the Dark event on Feb. 6 at the Hyatt Regency in Denver to benefit seniors with vision loss. Servers were members of the chapter's Sight for Seniors program. Along with dinner and drinks, it featured a silent auction, with auctioneer and host Reggie Rivers, and entertainment by president Karen Karsh.