Southeast Missouri United Blind Club

Southeast Missouri United Blind Club is an organization dedicated to improving the social and economic welfare of visually impaired and blind residents in Poplar Bluff and the surrounding area.  Southeast Missouri United Blind Club strives to improve specialized services promoting independence as well as creating accessible social opportunities for the blind and visually impaired community.

As an affiliate of Missouri Council of the Blind and a member of the American Council of the Blind our members receive monthly and quarterly newsletters and opportunities to attend informative meetings and annual conventions.

We invite residents and members of the business community who are interested in improving the lives in Poplar Bluff to please join our efforts. Membership is open to all. Come meet with us and find out how you can join our campaign to improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired citizens in your community.

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Affiliate News

Southeast Missouri United Blind Club :: December 2017

By Mary Hock

Hello to everyone from SEMO Blind in Poplar Bluff.
We were contacted about a little boy, Alex, who was in need of glasses, and his parents were unable to purchase for him.
Our club purchased the glasses for Alex.
Now Alex loves school, and his mom says his grades have improved.
You go Alex!

Our club has been meeting at different restaurants around town, wearing our club t-shirts, to help people of the community become more aware of the blind in our area.
We have been approached by many, and we let them know about our club, and especially MCB.

Our President, Lee Young, planned the White Cane Walk. The Walk was a great success.
Our club was joined again this year by the Delta Area Blind of Sikeston.
Thanks for joining us for a successful walk.

Our club has two new members; Judy and James Lashley.
Welcome to MCB.
Tony Pickrell was chosen for the MCB member of the month for February.
Congratulations, Tony.

Our club had five members travel to Kansas City for the Missouri Council of the Blind Convention.
A good time was had by all.
We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Southeast Missouri United Blind :: March 2017

By Mary Hock

Hello to everyone.  The holidays are behind us, and winter is here.  There is not a lot to share this time of the year.

Our affiliate traveled to Sikeston, and joined the Delta Area Club for a great Christmas meal.  Thanks, Delta Area Blind for asking us. We all had fun.  We had our Christmas dinner a week after Delta Area Blind, and again Nora Davis cooked the main course, with members of the club bringing the vegetables, salads, and sweets.  Thanks Nora for a job well done. We appreciate you.  I have some sad news to report.  Our Vice-President, Thomas Jarrell, resigned, due to health issues.  An election was held, and Lee young was voted in as our new Vice-President.  Congratulations to Lee.  We ask everyone to keep Thomas in your prayers.  He states he plans to stay a member, and will come to the meetings when he can.  Happy Valentine’s Day to all.

Southeast Missouri United Blind Club :: December 2016

By Mary Hock

Hi to everyone.  We have another new member, to report.  His name is Cletus Frost.  Welcome to MCB.

There were 4 members from SEMO Blind Club that attended the convention this year.  We all had an excellent time.  The White Cane walk was a great success again this year.  Thanks go out to Lee Young for a job well done.  We were joined by Delta Area Blind.  We had over 25 walkers who participated, in the walk.

Our Christmas party is planned for Saturday, December 3rd this year, and all are welcome.  Nora, our lifetime member plans and cooks the main course, and we each contribute salads, vegetables, and desserts. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all of you.

Southeast Missouri United Blind Club :: September 2016

By Mary Hock

Hi to everyone! We are happy to report we have recently had three new members join our affiliate. They are: Dollie Eaton, Bonnie Eaton, and Darla Grimaldo. Please join us in welcoming them to our affiliate.

Our club hosted a White Cane Walk last October with Lee Young, who worked hard to make it a successful event. Well, Lee is planning this year’s White Cane Walk and he expects it to be an even bigger success.

Our club picnic will be held on Saturday August 13, at 12:00 PM. We are certainly looking forward to lots of good food and great fellowship. 

Hope to see all at this convention in October.

SEMO United Blind :: March 2016

By Doris Carpenter

Hello from SEMO United Blind in Poplar Bluff. We have had a good year in 2015. We have added 6 new members. Our white cane walk in October was well attended and a great success. We had our Christmas party and the drawing for our fundraiser quilt on December 5th. We are pleased to report the quilt was won by Celita White. Congratulations Celita, and thanks to all who bought tickets for the quilt. Happy New Year to everyone.