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American Council of the Blind

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. Contact David Tanner for Membership Information at

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).

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

ACBM Monthy Board Meeting

Location: Currans Restaurant, 4201 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis MN
Time: 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M


ACBM Board meetings are held on the third Monday of the month.

ACBM Quarterly Membership Meetings

Location: Joseph's Grill, 140 S Wabasha, Saint Paul MN
Time: 11:30A.M. - 3:30P.M.


Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month in January, April, July and October.
Social hour begins at 11:30 with lunch at 12:30, followed by our business meeting any presentations. The meeting will conclude by 3:00 PM.
We look forward to seeing you.

Payment methods:

You can pay for your meal 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 must cancel your reservation please do so by noon the Friday prior to the meeting.
If you cancel after that time you will be responsible for paying for your meal.


  1. Hot Turkey Plate
    House Roasted Turkey Breast, garlic mashed potatoes, Fresh Herb Stuffing and Turkey Gravy.
  2. French Dip
    Thinly Sliced Slow Roasted Prime Rib Served with Au Jus. Add Cheese
  3. Cheeseburger
Please contact Steve Robertson with your meal choice no later than the Sunday prior to the meeting.
Steve's contact information is or call (612) 223-5543.


  • Elections: president, secretary and two board members
  • 2019 ACB National Conference and Convention updates and information
  • additional items will be added to the agenda at the meeting.
  • Bring goodies to sell and be prepared to bid and buy during our annual bake sale!

ACBM Monthy Social

The ACBM Monthly Social is held on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10:00 A.M. to noon. The location is Currans Restaurant, 4201 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis.

MN Memo- ACBM Newsletter

ACB RADIO if you don't have a computer you can listen to ACB radio via phone at 712-775-4808.
To help ACBM even more, use Good Search at as your search engine. It will ask you to enter your charity; use American Council of the Blind of Minnesota.


State Services for the Blind (SSB) (651)-539-2300
Microsoft support for people with disabilities (800)-936-5900
Apple support for people with disabilities (877)-204-3930
Minnesota Blind and Talking Book Library, 800-722-0550