Metro PDX is one of two Chapters of the American Council of the Blind in the City of Portland. Pioneer is the other Chapter. Metro PDX has monthly business meetings on the second Friday of each month at 5:30pm to 7:00pm. We currently meet at 1400 SW 5th Ave in room 620. We often have speakers for the first half hour to hour, with a wide diversity of topics. We are currently trying to post summaries and audio feeds of these talks to our website. We often go out after the meeting to a nearby restaurant. Our social committee schedules regular social activities that include an App Swap, Movie, or Game Night. Would you like to receive more information about our meetings or the Chapter? Contact us by email: EMAIL US We also have the list of current Officers and their contact information under Officers in About Us. For the Calendar year of 2018, we will meet on: January 13 Retreat 1-5pm Feb 9 March 9 April 13 May 11 June 8 July 13 August 10 September 14 October 12 November 9 No business meeting in December, but we usually have a Holiday Party on the second weekend of December! January, we have traditionally had a half day retreat. We talk about ourselves, our gifts and strengths we bring to the organization, as well as try to establish a direction for the Chapter for the following year.
As a chapter of ACB of Oregon, we promote employment, economic, social, cultural and recreation opportunities for persons who are blind or visually impaired by addressing and resolving barriers of daily life in Portland, as well as obstacles to education and rehabilitation services. We promote these goals through action, advocacy and raising awareness.
The Metro PDX Chapter is actively interested in Affairs of the City of Portland, which impact the welfare of people who are blind and people who belong to other disability groups.
The Metro PDX Chapter strives to present a positive image of people who are blind or visually impaired in accord with the goals and objectives of the American Council of the Blind and of the American Council of the Blind of Oregon.