American Council of the Blind

Western New York Chapter

2016 ACBNY Convention

October 21-23
Airport Holiday Inn
Cheektowaga, NY


Click HERE for formal invitation and information letter.


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NOTE: Registration must be in by September 1,2016 or a $25 charge will be added. We can not accept any registration after October 1,2016.

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Event Registration

Registration is required. Registration tags will be checked before you can enter any of the planned events and you will not receive a convention gift bag without at least one day of registration.

Fee is $10 for one day or $25 for all days

Hotel Registration

Room rates are $129 per night. Occupancy can be up to 4 adults per room.

Leadership Seminar, 8 - 11:30am - The focus is on change in non-profit and fundraising. Plated breakfast, no charge.

NOTE: You must have permission from the state president to attend.

Thursday trip to Albright art Knox gallery. Fee includes, tour, interactive program , lunch and transportation. Lunch is a gourmet lunch and there will be 3 meals to choose from at arrival.

Friday, October 21

10am to noon is an open Town Hall meeting with NYCB. Kick-off to the ACBNY convention from 12:15 - 12:45pm.

Lunch begins at 1pm. All meals come with a garden salad with Balsamic dressing, warm roll and butter and a vegetable medley and roasted potatoes. Dessert is Chocolate mouse.

Business Meeting 2:15pm to 5pm

Scholarship Fundraiser - 6pm to Midnight. 100% of the profits are being divided between the ACBNY and the ACBWNY scholarship.

Dinner buffet, gift basket raffle, 50/50 raffle and music by Jack Siviletto, a blind performer in the Greater WNY area. He is best known for his imitation of Frank Sinatra. Comedian Nick Sericuse will be performing at 9pm.

Tickets costs including dinner is $50. Ticket without dinner and entry after 8:30pm is $30. Dinner will be a 3 entrée choice.

Saturday, October 22

Breakfast buffet is 6:30 - 8am

Exhibit room, 9am to 5pm.
GDUEs 8am to noon
CCLVI 9am to noon

Children’s event with the Buffalo zoo. Mobil exhibit with touch and feel of several animals. 1 hour presentation. All registered guests and members are invited to participate in one of the two shows. Exhibit times are 9am or 10am. A $5 would be appreciated but not required.

Note: Times chosen may be moved dependent on children’s attendance.

Saturday Banquet starts at 7pm. All choices come with salad with greek dressing , broccoli and baked potatoes with sour cream and sherbert for dessert.

Sunday, October 23

Breakfast buffet is 6:30 - 8am

ACBNY board meeting 8am - Noon


You are invited to sponsor the 2016 ACBNY convention with any donation of your choice.

If paying using Paypal, please add an additional $20 to your total to offset paypal fees.

Payments can be made through mailing a check or through Paypal.

Any questions please call Karen Blachowicz at 716-510-4560 / karenabc1970 [at] live [dot] com Alex Meister at 716-998-1602 / Alexmeister [at] verizon [dot] net