Meetings and Events

Summer 2023

For our meeting on June 12, we are inviting our members and friends to do the presenting. Everyone is invited to talk about one or more books they have read. All titles, authors and/or genres will be welcomed. This is the format we use for our book club which is usually held on the second Thursday at 2:00, but for those of you who cannot make that date and time, this is your opportunity to experience how ACBVA runs its book club.

We will not have a meeting in July, so members can attend our national conference and convention, either in person or virtually. To check out the numerous sessions available, to register, and for more information, visit the 2023 ACB Conference and convention page.

Our meeting on August 14 will be devoted to a convention wrap-up. Members are encouraged to talk about fun tours they went on or interesting sessions they attended.

The program for our meeting on September 11 will again be presented by our members and friends. We are asking people to tell us about pod casts and/or apps that they find interesting, helpful or entertaining.


There are many ways to connect and engage with your friends in ACBVA. Announcements of these and other events are publicized on our email distribution list, so please go to the Joining ACBVA Distribution List for easy-to-follow instructions to sign up for the list. Our organizational events include:

  • Annual Convention: Annual state or regional convention, including ACBVA’s annual meeting, where members steer the direction of the organization. This meeting generally takes place in the fall and has been conducted virtually in recent years.
  • Monthly Program Meetings: Our members meet via Zoom on the second Monday of most months from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. eastern time. Each month, we invite a speaker to share information on important topics of interest to our members, including audible pedestrian signals, transportation options, resources for blind and visually impaired students, services available in Virginia to assist the blind and visually impaired residents, options for staying fit and healthy, and how to effectively advocate in order to fully reach one’s full potential
  • ACBVA holds open Board meetings to conduct business.  Currently, we are meeting monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. Eastern time.
  • Book Club: ACBVA hosts a book club that generally meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. eastern time. This has been a great way for us to remain connected with each other, even during the pandemic.
  • Social Gatherings: Participating in social activities is a great way for members to take advantage of opportunities within various communities and connect with each other. ACBVA encourages you to advertise and participate in events which may include: local attractions, attending audio-described performances, picnics, holiday parties, and fundraising events.
  • Community Events: ACBVA also participates in a number of events in our local communities to educate the general public and identify those that could benefit from the services and resources that we provide. ACBVA members attend events such as White Cane Day events, walks/runs, and meetings with Virginia’s Senators and Representatives to discuss issues of concern to blind and visually impaired Virginians.

Questions or comments?  Please send an email to and you will be answered promptly.