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Chapters & Divisions

Below is a list of all of our local chapters and divisions in the National Federation of the Blind of California. If you would like more information about a particular chapter or division, please contact that person either by phone or by clicking on their e-mail that is listed below.

Chapters

At Large Chapter

Cathy Gaten
Phone: (323) 506-5939
Email: Cathygaten1955 at gmail dot com

At Large Membership Form

Meets When: 3rd Thursday of the Month, 7:00 PM
Location: For meeting information please contact Cathy Gaten.

Bakersfield Chapter

Veronica Martinez
Phone: (661) 742-4181
Email: veronica38martinez at gmail dot com

Meets When: 3rd Saturday of the Month, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom

Central Valley Chapter

Rachel Grider
Email: rachel.grider at gmail dot com

Meets When: 2nd Saturday of the Month, 10:00 AM
Location: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Central Valley Chapter meetings will take place via conference call until further notice.
Dial-In Number: 508-924-1524

Escondido Chapter

Yvette Lee
Phone: (619) 523-4733
Email: dbravell at samobile dot net

Meets When: 3rd Saturday of the Month, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Inglewood Chapter

Michael Richardson
Phone: (323) 898-3223
Email: michaelrich1966 at gmail dot com

Meets When: 4th Saturday of the Month, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: For location please contact Michael Richardson

Inland Empire Chapter

Cheryl Thurston
Phone: (909) 829-1466
Email: cthurston74 at gmail dot com

Meets When: 1st Friday of the Month, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Service Center for Independent Living
107 Spring Street
Claremont, CA 91711

Pathfinder Chapter of Los Angeles

Rochelle Houston
Phone: (323) 807-0300
Email: rhouston58 at gmail dot com

Meets When: 3rd Thursday of the Month, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: WLCAC Senior Center
10950 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90059

River City Chapter (Sacramento)

Tiffany Manosh
Phone: (916) 241-3274
Email: nfbcrivercity at gmail dot com
Listserv: http://nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nfb-river-city_nfbnet.org

Meets When: 2nd Saturday of the Month, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Via Zoom Conferencing – For more information please contact Tiffany Manosh

Riverside San Bernadino Chapter

Carmen Weatherly
Phone: (909) 486-2004
Email: cweatherly101 at gmail dot com
Listserv: riverside-san-bernadino at nfbnet dot org

Meets When: 2nd Saturday of the Month, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Due to Covid 19 virus, we are meeting via conference call

San Diego Chapter

Allison Depner
Phone: (619) 952-2352
Email: adepner1425 at gmail dot com
Facebook: NFB of California, San Diego Chapter

Meets When: 2nd Saturday of the Month, 11:30
Location: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the San Diego Chapter meeting will take place via conference call.
Phone Number: (405) 436-6200
Access Code: 820643#

San Fernando Valley Chapter

Robert Stigile
Phone: (818) 381-9568
Email: rstigile at gmail dot com
Listserv: http://nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nfbc-sfv_nfbnet.org

Meets When: 2nd Saturday of the Month, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Meeting by conference call at 319-527-3250

San Francisco Chapter

Christina Daniels
Phone: (925) 768-0061
Email: ms.christina.daniels at gmail dot com
Listserv: http://nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nfbsf_nfbnet.org
Facebook: NFB of California, San Francisco Chapter

Meets When: Second Tuesday of the Month, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Due to COVID-19, we are meeting via Zoom.
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San Joaquin County Chapter (Stockton)

Joga Singh
Phone: (209) 203-2106
Email: nfb.ca.sj at gmail dot com

Facebook: San Joaquin County Chapter

Meets When: 2nd Saturday of the Month, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Mountain Mike’s Pizza
1000 W. Robinhood Drive
Stockton, CA 95207

San Jose Chapter

Brian Buhrow
Phone: (831) 423-6743
Email: buhrow at nfbcal dot org
Please call or email to confirm monthly meeting details or to be placed on an email list to receive ongoing updates.

Meets When: 3rd Saturday of the Month, 3:00PM
Location: East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library
1102 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95116

Shasta Cascade Chapter

Debbie Worstman
Phone: (530) 646-7149
Email: debsphilly1 at gmail dot com

Meets When: 2nd Saturday of the Month, 11:00 AM
Location: For meeting information please contact Debbie Worstman.

Divisions

California Association of Blind Students

Cricket Bidleman
Phone: (805) 372-9550
Email: cricketbidleman at gmail dot com
Listserv: http://nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/cabs-talk_nfbnet.org
Facebook: California Association of Blind Students

Meets When: Quarterly
Location: Conference Call

California Association of Guide Dog Users

Rachel Grider
Email: rachel.grider at gmail dot com
Facebook: California Association of Guide Dog Users

Meets When: 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 7:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Meeting ID: 770 8167 1452
Password: 893170

California Parents of Blind Children

Jeanette Jones
Phone: (209) 589-6058
Email: blindwise.jj at gmail dot com
Facebook: California Parents of Blind Children

Meets When: 3rd Monday of the Month, 7:00 PM
Location: Zoom
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Meeting ID: 764 350 904
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Senior Division

Jannette Stewart
Phone: (310) 293-1053
Email: titostewart08 at gmail dot com

Meets When: Yearly
Location: NFBC State Convention

Diabetes Action Network

Joy Stigile
Phone: (818) 883-6621
Email: joystigile at gmail dot com

Meets When: Yearly
Location: NFBC State Convention

Orientation Center for the Blind (OCB) Alumni Association, Inc.

David Chan
Phone: (415) 661-3756
Email: chandtw at pacbell dot net

Meets When: Yearly
Location: NFBC State Convention
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