Kansas City Chapter

As of 1-28-17

President: Ruby Polk

Phone: 816-859-5580

Cell: 816-305-9993

Email: rubypolk0@sbcglobal.net

Meeting Time: 2-4 p.m.

Meeting Date: Third Saturday of every month.

Location: 118 Westport Rd.

Westport Public Library

 

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Meeting Location and Time

The Kansas City Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri holds monthly meetings, generally on the third Saturday of each month. However, since there are occasional changes in the date and location, we post this listing for your convenience. We invite all interested parties to come and join us at our next chapter meeting.

Available Transportation

This section gives helpful information concerning transportation options if coming to our meetings by automobile, or public transportation.

Driving

Map Quest is an online service that allows you or your driver to produce a route to our meeting place from your home or business. Simply enter your location address and the address of our meeting place. Map Quest will produce a detailed route map and driving directions. Their Web site is - http://www.mapquest.com

Public Transportation

The Kansas City area is served by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, (KCATA.) Metro Bus is KansasCity's fixed-route bus service operating a large number of routes throughout the greater Kansas City Area and includes 11 Park&Ride Routes. the Swing Shift Service Provides one-way taxi service for Kansas City residents who cannot complete their daily round-trip commutes on Metro buses. Night Stop, Available between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., allows passengers to request that the driver let them off at any safe point along the regular route, even though it may not be at a Metro bus stop. All busses are lift-equipped for those who use wheeldchairs.

The Kansas City Area is served by three paratransit services. These services offer transportation to those who cannot use fixed-route bus service due to additional disabilities. Share-a-Fare serves Kansas City Missouri. Kansas City Kansas is served by Dial-a-Ride Kansas. Independence Missouri is served by Dial-a-Ride Independence. Please see below for contact information.

Contact Details

Kansas City Area Transit Authority, (KCATA)

Web site - http://www.cata.org

Share-A-Fare

Web site - http://www.kcata.org/shareAfare.html

Dial-A-Ride - Kansas City, Kan. (913) 573-8351

Dial-A-Ride - Independence, Mo. (816) 325-7399

We strongly urge those wishing to attend our Christmas Party in December to contact us prior to this event to verify date, time, and location. For More Information about meeting locations and available transportation Call -816-505-5520

 

Board Members

The following members will serve on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri as of January 2013. They are:

Ruby Polk, President rubypolk0@sbcglobal.net

Daniel Garcia, First Vice President dangarcia3@gmail.com

Jeremiah Wells, Second Vice President ellsjerry9@gmail.com

Shelia Wright, Secretary sbwright95@att.net

Jeff Wright, Treasurer jwright95@att.net

Dave Hutchins, Board Member dhutchins@kc.rr.com

Sarita Cann, Board Member

Shelia Wright, Immediate Past President

 

Contact Us

For more information about Blindness or activities of the National Federation of the Blind, and our chapter please feel free to contact us at:

Ruby Polk President
7928 NW Milrey Drive
Kansas City, MO, 64152
Telephone: (816) 505-5520
E-Mail: rubypolk0@sbcglobal.net