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Chapters and Affiliates

The Georgia Council of the Blind consists of several chapters from around the state, as well as members at large who hold no individual chapter memberships. Below is a listing of chapters and links to information about them.

Savannah Chapter

Georgia Council of the Blind

President, Marj Schneider
Contact Phone: (912) 352-1415
EMail: marjschneider@bellsouth.net

Vice President, Bob Walls
Contact Phone: (912) 352-2633
EMail: rpwopus@att.net

Secretary, Teresa Brenner
Contact Phone: (912) 247-0446
EMail: tabrenner49@gmail.com

Treasurer, Jon Bairnsfather
Contact Phone: (912) 236-7882 EMail: Jonebee4158@aol.com

Board Member, Jan Elders.
Contact Phone: (912) 786-6075
EMail: pasleep@bellsouth.net

Board Member, John McMillon.
Contact Phone: (912) 631-8293
EMail: johnmcmillon4@gmail.com

Meeting Place:
The Savannah chapter meetings are held in the conference room at J. C. Lewis Ford, located at 9505 Abercorn Street in Savannah, Georgia, on the first Thursday of the month, at 6:00 until 7:30 pm. We often have speakers presenting at our meetings. Join us for lively discussion and dinner afterwards, if you’d like.

Savannah Council of the Blind - Member Profile

November 2012

Dr. Jack Lewis

Dr. Jack Lewis receives an award Jack has been a member of GCB since 1958. He’s been President of GCB twice. Jack’s been President of three different chapters. He also has held several positions on the GCB Board. Jack’s also been Editor of the GCB magazine twice. He’s also been on the ACB Board. Jack’s been a member of the Scholarship Committee as well. “I wouldn’t take anything for all of the friendships I’ve cultivated all these years.” He further states that being part of GCB has done wonders for his self-concept. After flunking public school three times Jack was enrolled in the school for the blind. While attending Jack had oppertunities to meet blind legislators, judges and business men. “I’ve got more degrees than a thermometer.” While in high school Jack was on the debating team debating students in the same public school district. He was also in the DramaClub, and a singer where he won second place as a base. Being a part of GCB gave me direction and acted as a stepping stone in life. “Some people have built their idenity around programs and activities for the blind And that has become their world. But folks, we live in a sighted world, not a blind world. But this organization can be a stepping stone to help us become college professors, social workers, lawyers, world class piano technicians, physiotherapists and so on.” “If we use this organization as a stepping stone to be a part of the sighted world, there’s no more valuable place in the world.”” “If you use this to close off your world it can be self-defeating.” “Thank you very much for this plaque. I’m looking forward very much to putting it up in my computer room where I hang out most of the time.”


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