All Chapters & Divisions

During and O&M training a blind child leads her father up the stairs with her long white cane. Her father wears sleepshades and also uses a cane.

All Chapters & Divisions

Clallam County Chapter

Meetings: We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm until 2:00pm We meet at the Big Elk Restaurant at 707 E Washington St. Sequim, Wa 98382

Our chapter meetings are open to anyone in the Clallum County area. We are living the life we want and helping to improve the lives of blind people in our community in any way we can. Please join us for a chapter meeting soon. 

Gary Mackenstadt, President (360) 683-1263

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Clark County Chapter

Meetings: Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month, at noon until 2 pm There is also a virtual option if you cannot make it in-person. The meeting location is as follows: Washington State School for the Blind Faculty Lounge, Irw

The CCNFBW serves people in or around the Clark County area. We are a dynamic and diverse group of blind people coming together for a common goal, to improve the lives of blind people. We do this through outreach, advocacy and support throughout our community and beyond. We hope to welcome you at our next meeting. Please contact the chapter president, Corey Grandstaff for more information about the chapter.

President: Corey Grandstaff
Vice President: Chris Higley
Treasurer: Doug Trimble
Secretary: Nikki Palm
Board Member: Don Mitchell  

Corey Grandstaff, President (419) 768-1523

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Greater Seattle Chapter

Meetings: Held the 4th Saturday of every month from 11 am to 1 pm. The location is as follows: Razzi's Pizzeria, 8523 Greenwood Ave.N Seattle, WA 98103

The Greater Seattle chapter serves all of the Seattle area. We are a strong group of individuals, committed to improving the lives of blind people. We strive to live the life we want and support one another in any way we can. Within our community, we work to advocate for issues that impact all blind people. Our meetings are held monthly. 

President: Jim Portillo

1st Vice President: Amandeep Kaur
2nd: Vice President: Colin Wong

Treasurer: Jessie Lorrenz 

Secretary: Kristin Geary

Board Position 1: Shannon Donahue
Board Position 2: Humberto Avila

Join the greater Seattle Chapter email list serve, go to NFBSEA

Jim Portillo

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NFBW Members At-Large chapter

The Members At Large Chapter primarily serves people all across Washington state that either do not have a local NFBW chapter, or those who cannot meet in-person. We are a diverse group of blind people, striving to improve the lives of blind people through advocacy, education, and support. We meet the second Thursday of every month via Zoom at 7:00 pm. Please contact the chapter President, Nikki Palm to obtain the reoccurring Zoom link for the meetings. 

President: Nikki Palm 
Vice President: Kris Colcock
Secretary: Robby Nichols 
Treasurer: Ryan Palm
Board Position 1: Susan Prows
Board Position 2: Bill Brown

Nikki Palm (360) 703-8641

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Washington Association of Blind Students

Meetings: The division is establishing a new meeting date and time. The details will be announced here soon.

Here at the National Federation of the Blind of Washington, we value a commitment to lifelong learning. That is why we have established a division for blind students to connect and grow with one another. Here, members will find camaraderie through networking and shared experiences. Additionally, members will get involved through areas of advocacy, legislation and other issues impacting students today. Please contact us and find out how you can get involved.  

Shannon Donahue

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Washington Parents of Blind Children (WAPOBC)

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Jennifer Gandarias, President (425) 870-9958

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Senior Group

Meetings: Held the fourth Saturday of every month on Zoom from noon to 1 pm.

We are a group of seniors, lovingly known as the wiser generation. Anyone 55 years and older, who experiences sight loss is welcome. We join together virtually each month for support, learning and fun. Please use the contact details on this page for more information and to get the Zoom meeting details.

Kay Kipp 360-721-3804

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