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Greater Portland Chapter

Welcome to the Greater Portland chapter of the National federation of the Blind of Maine! We serve Portland and surrounding towns. Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM via zoom and all are welcome to attend! 

For further inquiries, please contact the President of our chapter, (John Lee). his email address is

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DeafBlind (Dual Sensory) Chapter

Welcome to the Dual Sensory chapter of the NFB of Maine. In this chapter, we discuss topics relating to the deafblind community and we have the occasional guest speaker. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 PM via zoom. We are taking a break for the summer, but our next meeting is September 11th, 2022. all are welcome to attend. Check back for more details. For any questions, contact the president of the Dual sensory chapter, (Courtney Straffin) Her email address is

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Lighthouse At Large Chapter

Please feel free to  join us on one of our monthly meetings of the Lighthouse At-Large Chapter, held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM via zoom.


The First thing we do is listen to and discuss the Presidential Release, a monthly report by our national leader, Mark Riccobono. This report is an audio recording provided to all NFB chapters. The current Presidential Release can be found on the NFB national website under Publications. These meetings are a place for us to discuss blindness issues and to support one another. Please feel free to join our listserv. The info page is

You will find the form to subscribe and any necessary info about the list there.

Below are written summaries and a few audio recordings of past Lighthouse Chapter meetings.

NFB Open to All Conference Call:

Lighthouse At-Large Chapter calls

January 2012 Open Call
February 2012 Open Call
March 2012 Open Call

April 2012 Lighthouse At-Large Chapter summary

April 21st 2012 audio summery (Part 1)

April 21st 2012 audio summary (Part 2)

April 21st 2012 audio summary (Part 3)

May 2012 Lighthouse At Large Chapter summary

June 2012 Lighthouse At Large Chapter summary

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