Capital District Chapter

Welcome to the home page of the Capital District chapter of the American Council of the Blind of New York.

Meeting Information:

The Capital district chapter generally meets the second Friday of each month at 5:30PM. There are occasional schedule changes for holidays or other reasons so email one of the chapter officers for the latest information.

Meeting Location:

Meetings are held at the Gateway Diner 899 Central Avenue. the diner is located near Wesgate shopping center. This location is accessable from either the number 1 or 55 bus. For the benefit of STAR users, the zip is 12206-1399.

Meeting Directions:

If you are coming on the number 1Central Ave. bus westbound, get off at Westgate shopping center. Turn right and walk across the entrance for the shopping center. It has a curb cut so should be rather easily located. The diner will be on the left, it is the next building past the shopping center.

If you are coming East on Central Ave., you can get off at Central and colvin. Proceed to that intersection and cross Northbound toward the shopping center. Once there, follow the directions in the previous paragraph to locate the diner.

If you are concerned about coming to the meeting for the first time, let us know and we will have someone assist you in finding the location.

Chapter Officers:

The following officers were elected in November 2014. They have begun their two-year terms with the January 2015 meeting.


Bill Murray
Email the chapter president

Vice President:

Cliff Perez
Email the chapter vice president


Kathy Farina
email the chapter secretary


Nancy Murray
Email the chapter treasurer


Mike O'Brien
Email the chapter delegate

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