2017 ACB of Maine Annual Convention


2017 ACB of Maine State Convention


ACB of Maine is proud to present our 2017 Annual State Convention. This year’s conference will be held in the city of Bangor, and as in 2013, we are expecting great things to come out of the event.


For the first time, this year’s conference will be joined with our friends from the Pine Tree Guide Dog Users . ACB is excited at this opportunity, and hopefully this is the start of an annual relationship that will last for years to come.


This year’s annual gathering will be a three day event, with a plethora of scheduled speakers, as well as a few surprises that have been crafted by this year’s planning committee. All of us at ACB of Maine, as well as the PTGDU are anticipating an exciting convention that will bring lasting memories through the holidays, as well as into the 2018 New Year.


ACB would like to thank all of the agenda committee members for their hard work with this years event, and we would also like to welcome anyone new to the event’s organizations who would like to attend the conference. There’s no better place to get a taste of what’s going on around the blind community of Maine, and no better group of people to spend a weekend together with than those of the American Council of the Blind of Maine and the Pine Tree Guide Dog Users.


The following is information regarding meeting location details, as well as the planned agenda for the weekend.



American Council of the Blind of Maine State Conference

When? October 6 – 8, 2017

Where? Ramada Inn

357 Odlin Rd

Bangor, ME

Phone: 947-6961


Weekend Agenda:

Friday, October 6, 2017

07:00pm-08:00pm   Auction


Saturday, October 7, 2017

08:30-09:00   Registration

09:00-09:15   Opening remarks and Introductions

09:15-10:45   Nancy Moulton, Catholic Charities Maine; Rabih Dow, the Iris Network; Samantha Fenderson, DBVI – Panel will provide updates from their agencies followed by Q&A time

10:45-11:00   Jay Deane, Ameriprise Financial Advisor

11:00-12:00   Guide Dog schools presentations – Panel will speak on                                           their schools followed by Q&A time

12:00-01:00     Lunch

01:00-01:30   Alex Hall – New Technology

01:30-02:30   Nick Giudice – Beacons

02:30-03:00   How Are Other ACB Chapters Working

03:00-04:00   Pine Tree Guide Dog Users Board Meeting

05:30-06:30   Dinner

07:00            Mic Night – bring your instruments, your voices & your                           enthusiasm!


Sunday, October 8, 2017

08:00-08:30  Vesper Service

08:30-10:00  Nick Giudice & Leona McKenna – AIRA Glasses; Jim                                Martin – ORCAM

10:00-11:00  ACB Board Meeting – including elections


Need more conference information?

Contact Cheryl Peabody

Phone: 872-7594




Again, all of us at ACB of Maine welcome you to this year’s event, and for those of you who are members of the PTGDU, we would also like to welcome you, and hope you all have a wonderful time with this years activities.


Here’s hoping that this finds you all in the middle of an amazing day.


Please remember that ACB of Maine begins with you. We thank you all for your continued support.


Go grab yourself an ACB day!

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