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California Council of the Blind Chapters


Chapter Contact and Meeting Information


ACB Capitol Chapter

President and Membership Contact: Karen Shrawder
Phone: 760-604-3735
Email: k.shrawder@comcast.net
1st Vice President: Jeff Thom
Phone: 916-429-8201 (H) 916-995-3967 (C or W)
Email jsthom@comcast.net
Meeting Time: Third Saturday of the Month, 2pm to 5pm with a social hour from 2 - 3
Meeting Location: Denny's Restaurant, 7900 College Town DR, Sacramento, CA 95826.
For direction, call 916-383-7071.


Active Blind Inland Valley

President: Allen Ramos
Email: aramos157@roadrunner.com
Vice President: Kelly Hill
Email: kellmaster1@hotmail.com
Membership Contact: Richard Fiel
Phone: 909-255-9067 Email:

Bayview Chapter

President and Membership Contact: Patricia Nash
Phone: 510-521-2042
Email:
Pattynash@sbcglobal.net Vice President: Gean Andros Phone: 510-504-0776
Email: Gean_Andros@yahoo.com

Meeting Time: We meet every month on the second Saturday of the month 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Meeting Location: The East Bay Center for the blind
2928 Adeline ST, Berkeley, CA, 94703
Phone Number of Meeting Location: 510-843-6935


Contra Costa Chapter

President: Joel Isaac
phone: 415-390-5972
Email: j@novaelis.com
Vice President and Membership Contact: Rosemary Chace
Phone: 925-676-2110
Email: recmft@yahoo.com
For membership information
email: contracosta.ccb@gmail.com

Meeting Time: First Saturday of every month, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Meeting Location: Bethel Baptist Church, 3578 Clayton RD, Concord, CA 94519, Phone: 925-768-8195


East Los Angeles Chapter

President and Membership Contact: Erik Macias
Phone: 323-252-7786
Email: erikmacias12@gmail.com
Vice President: Stephanie Rood
Phone: 818-321-4205
Email: humanlady13@gmail.com

Meeting Time: Second Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Meeting Location: 1226 South McBride Street, (cross street East Olympic Blvd.) East Los Angeles, CA 90022-2929
Cell Phone number of meeting location: 323-252-7786


Fresno Chapter

President: Sarah Harris
Phone: 559-816-1507
Email: crazyblindlady@gmail.com
Vice President and Membership Contact: Sylvia (Sugar) Lopez
Phone: 559-222-2281
Email: sugarsyl71@sbcglobal.net">

Meeting Time: Second Friday of the month, 5:45 PM to 7 PM.
Meeting Location: Denny's restaurant, 1110 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93710, 559-222-4630


Glendale-Burbank Chapter

President: Anthony J. Signoriello
818-982-3411
Email: blinddude1@gmail.com
Vice President: Debbie Barry
Phone: 818-997-9065
Email: DMbookworm1025@roadrunner.com
Membership Contact: Vickie Parker
phone: 818-676-1363
Email: Vicpark1@gmail.com

Meeting Time: First Saturday of the Month, 11 AM to 1 PM
Meeting Location: Days Inn, 450 West Pioneer Drive,
Glendale, CA 91203-1713, 818-956-0202


Golden Gate Chapter

President and Membership Contact: Foster Brown
Phone: 951-907-5872
Email: brownfoster@gmail.com
Vice-President: Dr. Martin Jones Vice-President
Phone: 415-299-7747

Meeting Time: First Saturday of the month, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Meeting Location: Western Addition Senior Citizens Center, 1390 1/2 Turk St,
San Francisco, CA 94115, 415-921-7805


Greater Bakersfield Council of the Blind

President: Dane Geer
Phone: 661-912-3431
Email: dgeer34@gmail.com
Vice-President: John Ross
Phone: 661-619-5863
Email: john1973@sbcglobal.net
Membership Contact: Penny Valdovinos
Email: plvaldovinos@gmail.com

Meeting Time: Second Saturday of the month, 12 Noon to 2 PM
Meeting location: Lorenes‚ Ranchhouse
1531 23rd Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 661-322-6887
Greater Bakersfield Chapter Website


Greater Lakewood Chapter

President and Membership Contact: Michele L. Burnett
Phone: 562-682-7330
Email: lbcmom@hotmail.com


Meeting Time: Second Saturday of each month 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Meeting Location: Weingart Senior Center
5220 Oliva Ave.
Lakewood, Ca 90712
Phone: 562-630-6141


Greater Long Beach Chapter

President: Michael Conrad
Phone: 562-790-8737
Vice President: Aisha Wendt
Phone: 562-438-7100
Email: aisha.mckinney1969@icloud.com
Membership Contact: Donna Lewis
Phone: 562-432-5812
Email: ldonna302@gmail.com

Meeting Time: Second Saturday of the Month, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (no December meeting
Meeting Location: Curley‚s Coffee Shop, 1999 E Willow St, Signal Hill, CA 90755, 562-424-0018

Greater Los Angeles Chapter

President: Ken Metz
Phone: 818-882-3610
Email: kenmetz1946@gmail.com
1st Vice President: Steve Bauer
Phone: 310-558-4500
Email: stevebauer@samobile.net
Membership Contact: Debbie Barry
Email: Dmbookworm1025@roadrunner.com

Meeting Time: Third Saturday of the month, 11-12:30 social, 12:30-2:30 meeting
Meeting Location: Corky's Restaurant
5043 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-788-5110


Humboldt Council of the Blind

President: Erik Smiley, Jr.
Phone: 707-536-7965
Email: eric.smiley@gmail.com
Vice President: Gavin Smiley
Phone: 707-443-2219
Email: caneslinger@gmail.com
Membership Contact: Doug Rose
Email: DougDRose@suddenlink.net

Meeting Time: Third Friday of the month, 1:30 PM
Meeting Location: Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Office,
Conference room, 828 Seventh ST, Eureka, CA 95502
Humboldt Chapter Website


Inland Empire Chapter

President: Christine Bailey
Phone: 951-901-3222
Email: cbbbbailey@yahoo.com
Vice President: Melinda Davies
Phone: 951-233-1574
No email.
Membership Contact: Bill Ulmer
Email: bulmer49@icloud.com

Meeting Time: Second Saturday of the month, 12:30 PM (except for August
Meeting Location: Janet Goeski Senior Center, 5257 Sierra Street,
Riverside, CA 92504, 951-351-8800


Orange County Chapter

President and Membership Contact: Andrea Pitsenbarger
Phone: 714-921-0289
Email: patches921@sbcglobal.net
Vice President: Debbie Kessler
Phone: 714-679-7417
Email: jessesgirl@earthlink.net

Meeting Time: Second Saturday of the month, 10 AM to 12 Noon
Meeting Location: First Reform Christian Church, 530 North Dale Ave.,
Anaheim, CA 92801-4819, 714-828-4083


Redwood Empire Chapter of the Blind in Santa Rosa

President and Membership Contact: Larry Hall
Phone: 707-538-2153
Email: larry3@sonic.net
Vice President: Kathryn Keith
Phone: 707-791-3485
No email

Meeting Time: Second Saturday of the Month, 12 PM to 3 PM
Meeting Location: Adelle‚s Restaurant, 456 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, 707-578-1003


San Bernardino Chapter

President: Deborah Gossett
Phone: 909-428-8246
Vice President and Membership Contact: Theodore Wilbrecht
Phone: 909-886-7327
Email: rckjt@netzero.com

Meeting Time: First Tuesday of the month, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Meeting Location: 359 E Park Center Circle South
San Bernardino, CA 92408, Phone: 909-884-3121


San Diego Braille Club

President and Membership Contact: Patricia Bogard
Phone: 619-422-3443
Email: patbogard@sbcglobal.net
Vice President: Joseph Lopez
Phone: 805-683-0007
Email: ecwogan@aol.com

Meeting Time: First Friday of the month, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Meeting Location: San Diego Center for the Blind, 5922 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115, 619-583-1542


San Diego Chapter

President and Membership Contact: Lee Morton-Martin
Email: Leeanded@cox.net
Vice President: Debbie Jackson

Meeting Time: First Tuesday of the month, 2:30 to 3:30
Meeting Location: San Diego Center for the Blind, 5922 El Cajon Blvd.,
San Diego, CA 92115, 619-583-1542


San Francisco Chapter

President and Membership Contact: Frank Welte
Phone: 510-541-1442
Email: Frank.a.Welte@gmail.com
Vice President: David Jackson
Phone: 415-613-6817

Meeting Time: Third Saturday of the Month, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Meeting Location: LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1155 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
415-541-1442


San Gabriel Valley Chapter

President and Membership Contact: Pam Polagi
Phone: 626-445-7297
No email.
Vice President: Steve Aminoff
Phone: 626-445-6727
Email: S_aminoff@sbcglobal.net

Meeting Time: First Saturday of the Month, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Meeting Location: Dupars Restaurant
214 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
626-405-8820
Cross Street: Del Mar Blvd


Silicon Valley Council of the Blind

President: Susan Glass
Phone: 408-257-1034
Email: susancglass@att.net
Vice President: Alice McGrath
Phone: 650-388-0095
Email: aturner@vistacenter.org
Membership Contact: Mike Keithley
Phone: 650-386-6286
Email: mlkeithley@comcast.net

Meeting Time: Third Saturday of the month except August and December, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Meeting Location: Monte Vista Terrace, 1101 Grant Road,
Mountain View, CA 94040-3260
SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER website


Solano County Council of the Blind

President: Vince Wilson
Phone: 707-359-4704
Email: email-keilani56@comcast.net
Vice President and Membership Contact: Sandy Nelson
Phone: 707-359-4704
Email: email-keilani56@comcast.net

Meeting Time: Third Thursday of the Month, 10 AM to 1:00 PM
Meeting Location: Dennys Restaurant
1701 East Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville, CA 95688, 707-448-0660


Yosemite Council of the Blind

President and Membership Contact: Tanya Williams
Phone: 404-438-8826
Email: YosemiteGatewayCCB@gmail.com
Vice President: Richard Cervantes
Phone: 209-720-6683
Email: YosemiteGatewayCCB@gmail.com

Meeting time: 2nd Thursday of the month, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meeting Location: Five Ten Bistro, 510 W Main Street, Merced, CA 95340, 209-381-0280




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