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 April 28th at Joseph's Grille in St. Paul


Our quarterly meeting will be held on Saturday, July 28th 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 3:30 PM.

Lunch choices are:

  1. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
    Grilled Chicken Breast, Swiss Cheese, Bacon and Red Pepper Aioli.

  2. Taco Salad
    An Edible Tortilla Bowl Packed with Shredded Ice Berg Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Seasoned Ground Beef, Guacamole, Sour Cream and our Spicy House Salsa.

  3. Cheeseburger

Agenda items will include:

  1. A presentation by members of the MSP Airport Disabilities Advisory Committee
  2. 2018 ACB National Conference and Convention reports
  3. ACBM picnic update

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

. Please e-mail Steve Robertson with your meal choices at or call him at (612) 223-5543.
We would appreciate hearing from you by Sunday, July 15th.

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 make a reservation and then find you are unable to attend, please call Steve by noon on Friday, July 26th. 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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