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.

ACBM is a 501(c)(3) organization. If you would like to donate, it will be tax deductible.

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ACBM Mailbox: ACBM
PO Box 19091
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Calendar of Events by Mike Hally

Join us in some or all of the following events:

ACBM Board Meeting

ACBM Board meetings are held on the third Monday of the month, from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., at Currans Restaurant, 4201 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis
ACBM monthly social to   The ACBM Monthly Social is held on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10:00 A.M. to noon. The location is the Nicollet Diner, 1428 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis.



Quarterly Meeting on October 28nd at Joseph's Grille in St. Paul


Our quarterly meeting and auction will be held on October 28 at Joseph's Grille, 140 S Wabasha, in Saint Paul.
Social hour is from 11:30 until 12:30 followed by lunch and the ACBM quarterly business meeting. The meeting will conclude by 4:00 PM.

Lunch choices are:

  1. Cheeseburger with french fries

  2. Meat loaf with mashed potatoes and vegetable

  3. Portabella sandwich: Grilled Marinated Portabella Mushroom on Focaccia Bread. Topped with Onion, Tomato, Lettuce, Artichokes, and Pesto Mayo and served with fries.
  4. Please select a meal from one of these choices; it is not appropriate to order something off the menu.

    Agenda items will include:

    1. Dave Tanner will be our featured speaker and well celebrate the anniversary of the Braille and speak!

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

    Daily Three tickets:
    the drawing will begin on Sunday, October 29th and will end on Tuesday November 7th. Tickets are $5.00 you have 10 chances to win $25.00

    . Please e-mail Steve Robertson with your meal choices and number of Daily Three tickets at or call him at (612) 819-5222.
    We would appreciate hearing from you by Sunday, October 15th.

    Payment methods: you can pay for your meal and Daily Three tickets via paypal or
    send your payment to ACBM, PO Box 19091, Minneapolis, MN 55419
    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, October 27. 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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    Agenda items will include: a presentation by State Services for the Blind 2017 ACB national convention report information regarding 2017 ACBM picnic additional items will be added to the agenda at the meeting.