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California Council of the Blind Chapters


Chapter Contact and Meeting Information


ACB Capitol Chapter

Paul Patche Jr., President
Phone: 916-662-0861
Email: paulpatche@gmail.com
Karen Shrawder, First Vice President and Membership Contact
Phone: 760-604-3735
E-mail: k.shrawder@comcast.net
Meeting Time: Third Saturday of the Month, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Meeting Location: Denny's Restaurant, 7900 College Town DR, Sacramento, CA 95826, for direction call 916-383-7071


ACTIVE BLIND INLAND VALLEY

Steven Castaneda, President
Phone: 909-659-2899
Email: srcast58@hotmail.com
Kelly Hill, Vice President
Phone: 909-831-8828
Email: kellmaster1@hotmail.com
Amanda Winkler, Membership Contact
Email: awcactuscat1@hotmail.com
Third Saturday of the month, 11:00 AM for lunch until 1:30 PM.
Meeting Location: Molly's Cafe
350 North D. Street
San Bernardino, CA, 92401


BAYVIEW CHAPTER

Steven Fort, President and Membership Contact
Phone: 510-604-5657
Email: stevenfort6215@gmail.com
Michael Castner, Vice-President
Phone: 510-658-3487
Email: mandlcastner@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Time: We meet every month on the second Saturday of the month (except in July, August and December) 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
Meeting Location: The East Bay Center for the blind
2928 Adeline ST, Berkeley, CA,


COMPTON CHAPTER

Michael Williams, President
Phone: 310-632-2253
Jeffery sims, Vice President
Phone: 310-349-8419
Michael Richardson, Membership Contact
Email: michaeljr66@yahoo.com
Meeting Time: Second Thursday of the month, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Meeting Location: 301 n tamarind, Compton, CA 90221


Contra Costa Chapter

Joel Isaac, President
phone: 415-390-5972
Email: contracosta.ccb@gmail.com
Rosemary Chace, Vice President and Membership Contact
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

Charles Nabarrete, President
Phone: 626-338-8106
Email: Chasnab45@gmail.com
Stephanie Ruud, Vice President
Phone: 818-321-4205
Email: humanlady13@gmail.com
Ramona Craig, Membership
Email: mohawkprincessdawg@gmail.com
Meeting Time: Second Saturday of the month, 10:30 AM
Meeting Location:1226 South McBride Street, (cross street East Olympic Blvd.) East Los Angeles, CA 90022-2929


Fresno CHAPTER

Nathan Romo, President
Phone: 559-943-7014
Email: nathanr2009@gmail.com
Sarah Harris, Vice President and Membership Contact
Phone: 559-816-1507
Email: crazyblindlady@gmail.com
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

Ardis Bazyn, President
Home: 818-238-9321
Email: abazyn@bazyncommunications.com
Teddie-Joy Remhild, Vice-President
Home: 818-848-2475
Email: teddiejoy@att.net
Vickie Parker, Membership Contact
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

Dr. Martin Jones, President
Phone: 415-469-8048
Foster Brown, Vice-President and Membership Contact
Phone: 951-907-5872
Email: brownfoster@gmail.com
Meeting Time: First Saturday of the month, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Meeting Location: Western Addition Senior Citizens Center, 1390 ½ Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94115, 415-921-7805


GREATER BAKERSFIELD COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

Penny Valdovinos, President
Phone: 661-679-4845
Email: pvaldovinos.gbcb@yahoo.com
John Ross, Membership Contact
Email: john1973@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Time: Second Saturday of the month, 12 Noon to 2 PM
Meeting location: Lorene's Coffee Shop
1531 23rd Street
Bakersfield, CA 93302
Phone: 661-322-6887
Greater Bakersfield Chapter Website


GREATER LAKEWOOD CHAPTER

Michele L. Burnett, President
Phone: 562-682-7330
Email: lbcmom@hotmail.com
Charles Register, 1st Vice President
Phone: 714-697-9733
Email: register@sbcglobal.net
Valaria Lanier, Membership Contact
Email: lanier2b@aol.com
Meeting Time: Second Tuesday of each month 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Meeting Location: Weingart Senior Center
5220 Oliva Ave. Lakewood, Ca 90712
Phone: 562-630-6141


GREATER LONG BEACH CHAPTER

Michael Conrad, President
Phone: 562-790-8737
Aisha Wendt, Vice President
Phone: 562-438-7100
Email: aisha.mckinney@charter.net
Donna Lewis, Membership Contact
Phone: 562-432-5812
Email: donnalewis1@verison.net
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

Ken Metz, President
Phone: 323-793-1805
Email: kenmetz1946@gmail.com
Lynn Coats, First Vice President and Membership Contact
Phone: 818-298-1345
Email: Lynn Coats
Meeting Time: Third Saturday of the month, 12:30 to 2:30 pm with lunch beginning at 11 am.
Meeting Location: Corky's Restaurant
5043 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-788-5110


HIGH DESERT CHAPTER

Braden Hogarty, President and Membership Contact
Phone: 760-240-4671
Email: hogarty5640@verizon.net
Domenic Martinelli, Vice-President
Meeting Time: First Monday of the month, 1 PM to 2:30 PM
McDonalds 19200 Apple Valley Rd., Apple Valley, CA 92308-6762, 760-247-0951


HUMBOLDT COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

James Robert Forbes, Jr., President
Phone: 707-444-3548
Messages: 707-839-0588
Email: Darkarts66@gmail.com
Juliannah Harris, Vice President
Phone: 707-499-3972
Phone: 707-499-3792
Email: juliannahharris@yahoo.com
Doug Rose, Membership Contact
Email: DougDRose@suddenlink.net
Meeting Time: Third Friday of the month, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Meeting Location: Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Office,
Conference room, 828 Seventh ST, Eureka, CA 95501, 707-443-5018
Humboldt Chapter Website


INLAND EMPIRE CHAPTER

Christine Bailey, President and Membership Contact
Home: 951-778-9411
Email: cbbbbailey@yahoo.com
Melinda Davies, Vice President
Home: 951-233-1574
Bill Ulmer, Membership Contact
Email: bill.martha@gte.net
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

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


the Redwood Empire Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Bill Gillespie, President and Membership Contact
Phone: 707-217-5272
Email: bigbill49@gmail.com
Meeting Time: First Saturday of the Month, 1:00 PM
Meeting Location: Round Table Pizza, 2424 Magowan Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, 707-528-1200


San Bernardino Chapter

Deborah Gossett, President
Phone: 909-428-8246
Theodore Wilbrecht, Vice President and Membership Contact
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

Jacqueline Jackson, President
Phone: 619-994-2776
Email: jacksonfundraiser@gmail.com
Pat Bogard, Vice President and Membership Contact
Phone: 619-422-3443
Email: Sdbrailleclub1927@gmail.com
Meeting Time: First Friday of the month, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Meeting Location: 2700 East 4th Street, National City, CA 91950, 619-339-6043


SAN DIEGO CHAPTER

David Hanlon, President
Phone: 858-610-0825
Email: d_hanlon@san.rr.com
Lee Morton, Membership Contact
Email: leeanded@cox.net
Meeting Time: First Saturday of the month, 12:00 noon.
Meeting Location: Blind Community Center, 1805 Upas Street,
San Diego, CA 92103-5213, 619-298-5021
cross street is Park BLVD (two blocks north of the San Diego Zoo)


SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER

Frank Welte, President
Phone: 510-541-1442
Email: Frank.a.Welte@gmail.com
David Jackson, Vice President and Membership Contact
Phone: 415-613-6817
Email: d4jackson@sbcglobal.net
Meeting Time: Third Saturday of the Month, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Meeting Location: San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind,
214 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102-4508, 415-431-1481


SAN GABRIEL VALLEY CHAPTER

Pam Polagi, President and Membership Contact
Phone: 626-445-7297
Vincent Calderon, Vice President
Phone: 909-267-9577
Email: vcalderon13@roadrunner.com
Meeting Time: First Saturday of the Month, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Meeting Location: Denny's Restaurant
546 West Baseline Road, Glendora, CA 91740, 626-914-1212
Cross Street is Grand Ave.


SAN MATEO COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

Dianne Griffith, president
Phone: 650-576-2992
Jean Ackerman, Vice President
Phone: 650-361-1344
Email: jeanniemagic@earthlink.net
Meeting Time: First Saturday of the month, 11:00 AM to 1 PM
Meeting Location: 2901 El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA, 650-576-2992
SAN MATEO COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE BLIND website


SILICON VALLEY COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

Rob Turner, President
Phone: 408-244-0475
Email: rbturner2@sbcglobal.net
John Glass, Vice President
Phone: 408-257-1034
Email: john_glass@att.net
Mike Keithley, Membership Contact
Phone: 650-386-6286
Email: mlkeithley@comcast.net
Meeting Time: Third Saturday of the month, 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

Betty Christiansen, President
Phone: 707-359-4704
Email: keilani56@comcast.net
Vince Wilson, Vice President
Phone: 707-359-4704
Email: keilani56@comcast.net
Sandy Nelson, Membership Contact
Phone: 707-359-4704
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 GATEWAY COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

Lisa McFadden, President
Phone: 209-580-4318
Email: YosemiteGatewayCCB@gmail.com
Juan Benjamin "Ben" Roybal, Vice President
Phone: 209-356-0368
Email: YosemiteGatewayCCB@gmail.com
Margaret Buchmann-Garcia, Membership Contact
Email: YosemiteGatewayCCB@gmail.com
Meeting time: First Friday of the month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Meeting Location: Brook’s Ranch Restaurant, 975 Bellevue Rd, Atwater, CA 95301, 209-357-1838




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