Affiliate News

News from ACB Diabetics in Action

Are you a diabetic, or a spouse of a diabetic, or do you know someone who is a diabetic or is interested in knowing about diabetes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to think about joining ACBDA. We are a growing affiliate, but we know there are more diabetics out there.
Our dues are $10 a year. The year goes from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st. You can pay your dues at any time, though.
The ACBDA board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month. We start at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time. The number to call is (712) 432-3675, press 1 to go to the main menu, then press 1 for rooms, then press 0 to enter the meeting room. Our meetings are open to all, but only board members can vote.
On the second Wednesday of each month we have a conference call on the same number starting at 9 p.m. Eastern. Everyone is welcome. We discuss many things and try to help each other out.
Talk with you next month. Be safe!

Join BPI and Rock the Big Apple!

Following BPI’s tradition of offering exciting fall events for our members and friends, we are now inviting you to rock the Big Apple with us! Start planning now to attend this fun-filled social networking event, which is sure to sell out early!
When will this occur? BPI Rocks the Big Apple will be held Oct. 21-25, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Westside.
Some of the activities you will enjoy in New York City include audio-described Broadway shows, accessible museum tours, cultural performances, shopping, live television studio audiences, sight-seeing tours, world-renowned restaurants and amazing street food, and general networking opportunities.
Interested in knowing more? Subscribe to the BPI Rocks the Big Apple e-mail list by sending a blank message to  By subscribing, you will get up-to-the-minute information on developing plans, activities, hotel and travel arrangements, and much more.
Need more information? Send an e-mail to
Join the crowd and we'll all take a giant bite of the Big Apple in October 2015!

ACB Ohio 2015 Scholarship Applications Available

The American Council of the Blind of Ohio is offering 6 scholarships for 2015 to both graduate and undergraduate students. This year, a new scholarship has been added specifically for incoming freshmen. If you need more information, visit or call Jenna McCartney at (419) 310-6452.