Currently, there are five chapters. Please contact the chapter nearest you for further information. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all meetings are being conducted via conference call till further notice.

The following list includes contact information, meeting times and locations for all the NFBI chapters. To make corrections or clarifications to this information, please contact the webmaster at

At Large Chapter – Statewide

David Meyer, President
Phone: 708-606-7091
1st Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm
Zoom Conference Call

Chicago Chapter – Cook County & surrounding areas

Denise Avant, President
Phone: 773-991-8050
2nd Saturday of every month 1:00 PM
ExChequer Pub
226 South Wabash
Chicago, IL 60604

Four Rivers Chapter – St. Clair County & surrounding areas

Brian Sumner, President
Phone: 618-236-6310
2nd Saturday of every month at 11:00 AM
Belleville Public Library
121 East Washington Street
Downtown Belleville, IL 62220
Note: This location is fully accessible and is served by several Metrobus lines. Parking is also available in a public lot west of the building as well as across the street.

Illinois Association of Blind Merchants (IABM) – statewide

Ed Birmingham, President
Phone: 708-334-3243

Illinois Association of Blind Students (IABS) – statewide)

Teresa Fabre, President
Phone: 312-825-2555
2nd Sunday of each month at 7 PM
Zoom Conference Call