Chapters and Divisions

NFBNJ Chapters

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change; therefore, please contact the phone number and/or email for the president for any possible changes before attending.

At Large Chapter (statewide)

Joseph Ruffalo, President
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net
Listserv: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/nfbnj-at-large-chapter
Meets on the Last Thursday of the month
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Teleconference
Call-in Number: 605-468-8005
Access Code: 460994 pound

Capital Chapter (Mercer and surrounding counties)

Mary Jo Partyka, President
Phone: 609-888-5459
Email: choirnfb@gmail.com
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month
10 am to noon
Hamilton Township Public Library
1 Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Way
Hamilton Township, NJ 08620
Cross Street: Crosswicks Hamilton Square
Access Link accessible

Central Jersey Chapter (Middlesex and surrounding counties)

Mac Biggers, President
Phone: 801-916-9753
Email: macbiggers@yahoo.com
Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month except holiday weekends
10 am to noon
Joseph Kohn Training Center
130 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Cross street: Seaman Street
Access Link accessible

Garden State Chapter (Camden and surrounding counties)

Ryan Stevens, President
Phone: 856-240-1497
Email: RYSteve@comcast.net
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month except July and December
10 am to noon
John F. Kennedy Hospital
Auditorium, 5th Floor
2201 Chapel Ave. West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Cross street: Cooper Landing Road
Access Link accessible

Northeast Chapter (Bergen and surrounding counties)

Dan Facchini, President
Phone: 201-906-8655
Email: danfb@verizon.net
Meets on the third Saturday of the month
10 am – 12:30 pm
St. Matthew’s Church
800 Roosevelt Avinue.
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Cross street: Patterson Plank Road
Access Link accessible

Northern Chapter (Essex and surrounding counties)

Rebecca Bryant, President
Phone: 973-732-6559
Email: rirvin14@optonline.net
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Newark Free Public Library
5 Washington Street
3rd Floor Special Services Room
Newark, NJ 07101
Cross street: Park Place
Access Link accessible

South Jersey Shore Chapter (Atlantic and surrounding counties)

Anthony Lanzilotti, President
Phone: 609-361-3038
Email: tti777@gmail.com
Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month
10 am to 1 pm
Lions Blind Center
100 Crestview Avenue
absecon, NJ 08201
Cross street: South Pitney Road
Access Link accessible

NFBNJ Divisions

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change; therefore, please contact the phone number and/or email for the president for any possible changes before attending. Many of the divisions conduct conference call meetings beginning at 8:00 pm. Please contact the president to determine when the next meeting will take place.

New Jersey Association to Promote the Use of Braille (NJAPUB)

Mary Jo Partyka, President
Phone: 609-888-5459
Email: choirnfb@gmail.com
Meets quarterly
Read the mission statement of NJAPUB!

New Jersey Association of DeafBlind (NJADB)

Alice Eaddy, president
Phone: 856-765-0601
Email: cheiro_alice@aol.com
Meets bi-monthly
Read the mission statement of NJADB!

New Jersey Association of Blind Diabetics (NJABD)

Rebecca Bryant, President
Phone: 973-732-6559
Email: rirvin14@optonline.net
Listserv: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/nj-diabetes-division_nfbnet.org
Meets bi-monthly
Read the mission statement of NJAD!

NJ Association of Guide Dog Users (NJAGDU

Dan Facchini, President
Phone: 201-906-8655
Email: danfb@verizon.net
Listserv: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/njagdu_nfbnet.org
Meets quarterly
Read the mission statement of NJAGDU!

Parents of Blind Children-NJ (POBC-NJ)

Carol Castellano, Chair
Phone: 973-377-09763633
Email: blindchildren@verizon.net
Website: www.blindchildren.org
Meeting dates & places vary. Please email, call, or write to be added to our mailing list.
Read the mission statement of POBC-NJ!

New Jersey Association of Senior Blind (NJASB)

Jane Degenshein, President
Phone: 973-736-5785
Email: jdegen16@comcast.net
Meets monthly
Read the mission statement of NJASB!

New Jersey Association of Blind Students (NJABS)

Vee Gaspa, President
Phone: 434-989-1868
Email: Veronica.gaspa@student.shu.edu
Listserv: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/njabs-talk_nfbnet.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newjabstudents
Meets monthly or as needed
Read the mission statement of NJABS!

New Jersey Association of Blind Technology Users (NJABTU)

Jane Degenshein, President
Phone: 973-736-5785
Email: jdegen16@comcast.net
Listserv: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/njtechdiv_nfbnet.org
Meets monthly
Call in number: 515-604-9570
Access Code: 612068
Read the mission statement of NJABTU!

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net

Coming Soon

NFBNJ 41st State Convention

November 9-12, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel
151 Route 72 East
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Access Link accessible

2018 NFB Washington Seminar

January 29 to February 1, 2018
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

PayPal Donations

Please make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind general account, our general scholarship account, the Joe/Rose Ruffalo Memorial Scholarship account, or the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy. Please indicate which account you wish the donation to go into when making your contribution. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate, simply use the information from your debit/credit card if you don't have PayPal. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation to NFBNJ via PayPal, please visit our PayPal Donations page.

White Cane Awareness Day: teach the world about what the white cane means to blind people

White canes help blind people live the lives we want. The white cane does more than tell the sighted that we’re blind; it is a tool for freedom and self-determination because it allows blind people to come and go on our own. Since we can travel safely and independently, we can contribute in the workplace, in our communities, and in society. Celebrate White Cane Awareness Day on October 15 by giving the gift of independence. To learn more, please visit www.nfb.org/white-cane-awareness-day. If you wish to make a donation during White Cane Day, please visit www.nfb.org/donate2017.


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