Jefferson City Chapter
As of 1-28-17
President: Melissa Smith
Meeting Time: 7-9 p.m.
Meeting Date: Second Tuesday of every month.
Location: 2409-C Hyde Park RD.
Hyde Park Conference Center
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Welcome to the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri Jefferson City Chapter.
We are a chapter in Jefferson City, the capitol city, in central Missouri. We welcome all individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or sighted, but interest in the beliefs of the National Federation of the Blind.
Under the Jefferson City Chapter Board Members you will find information on the current chapter officers. Under Our Chapter Meeting Location and Times you’ll find information on our current meeting location and time. Under Resources you will find information on local resources for blind individuals in the Jefferson City area.
We look forward to meeting you, if we haven't already.
Meeting Location and Time
Our chapter meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. They take place at the Coca-Cola Community Room located at 605 Washington Street in Jefferson City. The meetings are called to order at 7:00 pm and usually last approximately two hours. Visitors are always welcome.
The Jefferson City Chapter board is made up of 4 officers and 3 board members that are elected each January. The board for 2014 are as follows.
President: Rita Lynch
Vice President: Karl Hirsch
Secretary: Melissa Smith
Treasurer: Phyllis Wilson
First Board Member: Gail Lundberg
Second Board Member: Susan Sundermeyer
Third Board Member: Alvin Toebben
If you have any questions about blindness in general or about the National Federation of the Blind please contact:
National Federation of the Blind of Missouri Jefferson City Chapter
Rita Lynch President
1405 West MC Carty
Jefferson City MO, 65109
Our local community has a wealth of resources for the blind and visually impaired. Below are some of the best:
The Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is a free library service to anyone in the State of Missouri who is unable to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. The Wolfner Library is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is located in the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri. If you need to contact the library, there are several ways you can do so. Contact Wolfner Library by using the information below:
Wolfner Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped P.O. Box 387 Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0387 (800) 392-2614 [Toll-free within Missouri] (573) 751-8720 [Jefferson City area and outside Missouri] (573) 526-2985 [ FAX ] (800) 347-1379 [ TDD ] E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site:http://www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner/
Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.
(ILRC) is a consumer controlled, not-for-profit agency that provides community-based services for persons with all types of disabilities. Contact the Independent Living Resource Center by using the information below:
3620 West Truman Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO
Web Site: http://www.ilrcjcmo.org/
JeffTran Handi Wheels
Handi Wheels is a valuable service for those with a disability. The service is offered by Jefferson City Transit Service and is a curb-to-curb service only. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Contact Jefferson City Transit by using the information below:
Jefferson City Transit
820 E. Miller Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 634-6477
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) is a state government agency that provides services to people with varying degrees of visual impairment, ranging from those who cannot read regular print to those who are totally blind. Contact Rehabilitation Services for the Blind by using the information below:
308 E. High St., Ste B101
Jefferson City, MO 65101