Heartland ACB will NOT be meeting in July. Instead, on Saturday, July 22, 2017, our ACB chapter will have a table at a celebration of the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This celebration will be part of the Bloomington Farmers Market. Representatives from our chapter will be at our table.
We will have some sort of “challenge” and giveaway, most likely involving something in Braille. We will be there from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please stop by to say hello if you see us!
The Heartland Association of ACB meets bimonthly on the 3rd Monday of the month for a casual meet and greet at 6:30 pm, and with the program beginning at 7:00 pm.
The March 20th meeting will be held in the Community Room of Bell Trace Community Living Center on the lower level, 800 North Bell Trace Circle. The special presenter will be Dr. Michael DeWit with the IU School of Optometry who will speak on macular degeneration and ocular health.
To learn more about local chapter meetings and the American Council of the Blind, contact the Heartland Association of ACB via Google voicemail: 812-269-6531 or email Barbara Salisbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our regular meeting occurs every other month. This month we will not be meeting at the Monroe County Library. Instead, we will be meeting at the Meadowood Retirement Community main building at 6:30 p.m. for a social and 7 – 8:30 p.m. for our regular meeting.
We will not be meeting at our normal time and place this month.
For our meeting on Monday, May 16, Cecilia Buckley, our local vocational rehabilitation vision impaired counselor, will be our guest presenter. Please put this on your calendar and bring your questions!
Photograph taken on deck of the Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America cruise ship in Hawaii. The sun is out of frame on the left and nearly set, painting the deck with orange. It is reflected on the right side of the photo in a large series of deck windows, which have deck lights above them. The orange wooden deck is in the center, stretching from the foreground to the back as it wraps around the ship, with a railing and ocean on the left side. Photographed by Ted Boardman, Secretary, Heartland ACB.
If you’ve thought about traveling for pleasure and are blind or have low vision, or know someone who does, this talk should interest you.
Mr. Terry Horvath knows about arranging travel for the blind. Terry Horvath and his wife Patricia run Best Cruises travel agency. They have been in the travel business for 17 years. Mr. Horvath has arranged cruises for blind travelers doing his best to keep the cost low. He uses volunteers so that blind travelers do not have to bring a sighted person with them. Mr. Horvath has been a vendor at the last five American Council of the Blind conventions. He will be speaking to us via Skype and there will be plenty of time for your questions.
We will be meeting in room 2A in the Monroe County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and then get started at 7 p.m.
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About the Heartland Chapter of the American Council of the Blind:
Our chapter serves Bloomington Indiana and the surrounding communities, meeting to share information and have fun social activities. Anyone interested in learning about topics of interest to the blind or with low vision are welcome to attend, including family and friends. We normally meet the third Monday of every other month starting from January. Please note that our meeting this time is on the 4th Monday of the month rather than the 3rd.
Our first meeting of the Heartland Association of ACB is Monday January 18, at the Monroe County Public Library, room 2B. We will begin gathering at 6:30 to munch a light snack and visit.
Our meetings are normally on the 3rd Monday of every other month, but this month the date is the 4th Monday. We will be meeting in room 1C at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Indiana.
We begin at 6:30 with a time to visit and munch a light refreshment. Our program will begin at 7:00. Our speaker this month is our own Ellie Kolbaum, speaking to us about non24 and other sleep problems that blind people experience, and suggest some possible remedies. Ellie will also present a community outreach project that could provide us with an opportunity for connections and growth.
We’ll have plenty of information to share. Anyone from the general public is more than welcome to join us.
Our regular meetings are scheduled every other month, starting in January, on the third Monday of the month at Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Indiana.
Because a significant portion of our members will be unable to come to our regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 20, we are canceling our meeting.
However, we are planning our next social gathering event in August and more details will be posted soon.