Chapters & Divisions

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Chapters & Divisions

Currently, there are five chapters and divisions. Please contact the chapter nearest you for further information.

The following list includes contact information, meeting times and locations for all the NFBI chapters. To make corrections or clarifications to this information, please contact the webmaster at

At Large Chapter – Statewide

David Meyer, President
Phone: 708-606-7091
1st Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm
Zoom Conference Call

Chicago Chapter – Cook County & surrounding areas

Denise Avant, President
Phone: 773-991-8050

The Chicago Chapter meets at 1 PM over Zoom and in-person at T.G. I. Friday’s , 153 E. Erie St. in Chicago on the second Saturday of every month. We are working to secure a new in-person location and ask you to e-mail or subscribe to our Illinois e-mail lists for the most up-to-date information about meeting time and location. Meetings are held monthly, except for July and October. Also, please note that Our December meeting will start at noon, followed by the Chicago chapter auction. All are invited to attend.

In-person Location:
T.G.I. Friday’s
153 E. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Virtual Location:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 312 343 8396

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Four Rivers Chapter – St. Clair County & surrounding areas

Brian Sumner, President
Phone: 618-236-6310
The Four Rivers chapter meets virtually on Zoom. Contact Brian Sumner for up-to-date information about the next meeting date and time.

Illinois Association of Blind Merchants (IABM) – statewide

Ed Birmingham, President
Phone: 708-334-3243

Illinois Association of Blind Students (IABS) – statewide)

Teresa Fabre, President
Phone: 312-825-2555
2nd Sunday of each month at 7 PM
Zoom Conference Call
Click here to learn more about the Illinois Association of Blind Students (IABS)