Calendar of Events

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Fall Affiliate Conventions

Sept. 9-11:
Tennessee Council of the Blind convention at the Fall Creek Falls state park in Spencer. To reserve a room, call 1-800-250-8610 or (local) (423) 881-5241. Room rates are $89.32 per night double occupancy; there is a $10 per person charge for each additional person in the room. We’re celebrating 75 years this year – come join us!
Sept. 16-18:
Alabama Council of the Blind convention at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Montgomery. On Friday, we will hear from Tony Stephens, ACB’s director of advocacy and governmental affairs, among others. Saturday’s general session features talking book narrator Martha Harmon-Pardee, as well as updates on Alabama’s services for the blind and school for the blind. There will also be an awards luncheon, affiliate meetings, and a mixer and Bingo. Sunday morning, there will be a prayer breakfast. Registration costs $100; the deadline is Sept. 9. The fee includes pre-conference sessions on Friday morning, luncheon on Saturday, Bingo/Mixer on Saturday evening with one Bingo card, and the prayer breakfast on Sunday. For more information, call the Alabama Council at (256) 375-5667, or e-mail
Sept. 22-25:
ACB of Texas convention at the Holiday Inn Midtown, Austin. Room rates are $99 plus tax per night. To make your reservation, call (512) 451-5757 and be sure to mention that you are with ACBT. The deadline to make reservations and receive the group rate is September 2, 2016. Our theme is “Serving, Inspiring, Making a Difference.” There will be sessions focusing on employment, education, advocacy, independent living, money management and much more! There will also be a fund-raising fun walk/run. For more information, contact Peggy Garrett, convention chairperson, at (281) 438-9665, or via e-mail,
Sept. 30-Oct. 1:
ACB of Indiana convention. For more information, contact Lynn Powers at (317) 638-3765, or via e-mail, You may also visit the web site,
Oct. 7-9:
Missouri Council of the Blind convention at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, contact the MCB Office by e-mail at or by phone at (314) 832-7172.
Oct. 7-8:
Nevada Council of the Blind convention. For more information, call (702) 383-0600.
Oct. 7-9:
Michigan Council of the Blind convention at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kalamazoo. Room rates: $75 per night plus tax. Be sure to mention that you are with the Michigan Council of the Blind convention to get this rate, and make your reservations by Sept. 4th. This year’s theme is “Giving Back to our Communities.” Events include the exhibits on Friday afternoon, the Friday night auction, business meeting Saturday afternoon and more. The banquet Saturday night will feature Dr. Gary Anderson, past International Director of Lions Clubs International. Registration is now available online at, or by phone, 1-888-956-2284. Make sure you register by Sept. 14th!
Oct. 20-23:
ACB of New York convention at the Airport Holiday Inn, Cheektowaga, NY. For more information, call 1-800-522-3303.
Oct. 20-23:
Pennsylvania Council of the Blind conference at the Crown Plaza Harrisburg-Hershey. Room rates are $89 per night plus tax. To reserve your room, call (717) 234-5021, and be sure to tell them you’re attending the PCB conference. For more information, contact the Pennsylvania office at (717) 920-9999 or 1-877-617-7407.
Oct. 21-23:
ACB of Ohio convention at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. For room reservations, call 1-877-525-2427 and use code 25538. Room rates are $109 per night plus tax, and include four wristbands to the water park. There are five fantastic dining options right off of the lobby, plus a coffee shop, a French pastry shop, an ice cream shop, a candy shop, clothing stores, souvenir shops, and the most incredible candy apples you could ever eat!  ACBO’s rooms will be grouped in one wing of the hotel, making it easier to navigate. Each comes equipped with a microwave and mini fridge, a small patio and some even have a fireplace. The attached convention center has plenty of space for everything from our small sessions to our banquet and exhibits. Check it out at their website,
Nov. 3-5:
Washington Council of the Blind convention, Seattle Airport Marriott. For more information, call 1-800-255-1147.
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