Jefferson City Chapter
Latest Update 8/30/2021
The Jefferson City Chapter has been in existence since 1981 serving the Jefferson City and surrounding areas. Currently we have 32 members from all walks of life proving that blindness doesn't have to be a handicap as once perceived, but a contribution to the community.
Rita A. Lynch, our current president, has been involved in various capacities since 1982. She also teaches Braille in her spare time.
Please feel free to contact us and join us at our monthly meetings. We would love to get to know you.
The Jefferson City chapter meets every second Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Hyde Park Conference Center at 2409 Hyde Park Rd., Suite C, rear of the building. We also have accommodations for virtual meetings for those who are unable to meet in person and wish to participate by conference call.
Announcements and Upcoming Events:
October is "Meet the Blind" month. So we have scheduled the annual Walk-A-Thon for the local chapter to be held Saturday, October 3 at McKay Park beginning at 2:00 pm and lasting until 5 pm. We will provide hotdogs, chips and drinks for anyone who wants to walk or just to stop in and visit. The rain makeup date is October 17, same place, same time.
Happy Birthdays for September
None to report for September
Fund Raising Opportunity:
Currently our chapter is associated with Gerbes Shopping Centers to pass on a donation to the chapter based on your purchases and you still receive your usual rewards. To participate, just go to the Gerbes website and follow these steps.
1. With your Gerbes card handy, go to gerbes.com or use te Gerbes app.
2. on the Gerbes website, click the link "Savings & Rewards" then "I'm a customer". Using the Gerbes app., it is located under "my account", then "community rewards".
3. Enter your Gerbes card number, email address, and use our code WP871.
We are grateful to you and Gerbes for your continuing support.
To obtain information about meeting times and directions and/or any other information, please contact Rita A. Lynch in Jefferson City at 573-230-4506 (cell) or 573-634-3865 (home).
President: Rita A. Lynch
Vice-President: Melissa Kane
Secretary; Mary Ann Ball
Treasurer: Eric Meister
Board Members: Rick Elgin, Michael Evans and Kathy Hurley