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Purpose of Georgia Council of the Blind

Group picture of some GCB membersThe Georgia Council of the Blind is a non-profit consumer organization affiliated with the American Council of the Blind. We strive to elevate the social, economic, and cultural levels of the blind. For over 40 years, GCB has been working toward providing a forum for views of the blind, improving education and rehabilitation, and broadening vocational opportunities for the visually impaired. Peer support is an important part of GCB as it encourages and assists the blind in developing their abilities and potential to become independent and responsible citizens in their communities. Peer support is especially helpful for the newly blind who may be confused or bitter. GCB works hard to educate the public about the problems of blindness and the needs and capabilities of the blind. Cooperation with the public and private institutions and agencies for the blind is encouraged. G C B holds a convention each year at different locations throughout the state. This event offers timely and informative 

GCB News…

What’s happening at GCB

1. The GCB board meeting will be Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Atlanta, GA at the Center for the Visually impaired at 9:30 AM. The address for CVI is 739 W. Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30308
2. You can call in and listen to news and announcements by phone. The new announcements will be posted in this mail box on Mondays. Please use the following Phone Number to listen to announcements. The phone number is 1-641-715-3900 and the pin number is 382293 pound. Please contact Betsy Grenevitch at 770-464-0450 or via email

3. GCB Digest - Please submit your articles to Editor Casey Owens email: or Assistant Editor, Suzanne Jackson email:  

4. GCB Proposed Constitution and Bylaws Amendments click here to see the proposals. (This is in the Media Center section just above the recorded GCB Board meeting audios.) 

GCB 4th  Quarter Birthdays & Anniversaries
"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all." _Helen Keller
3. Maquatia Dutton, Chavous
4. Martha Craig
6. Sheila Chavous
8. Robin Oliver
10. Grady Coursey
16. Tom Cook
17. George Barton
17. Happy Anniversary Scott & Bronwyn Rummery
19. Ted Brackett
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching."_Gerard Way
1. Geraldine Epps
3. Rebecca Cowen-Story, Brent Reynolds
7. Lana Carter
14. Jacqueline Burkes
18. Ron Burgess
19. Suzette Woods
27. Melvin Turner, Steve Longmire
"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time  to enjoy where we are." Bill Watterson
1. Jimmie Burkes
3. Carolyn Dillard, Alicia Morris
18. Neal Hardin
20. Ron Worley
24. Happy Anniversary Chris & Sheila Chavous
26. Audra Morris
29. Benita Peek
Brain Teaser

(This is one Ann Sims gave to me during the 1 day event, I’ve adapted it a little)

Four campers need to cross a rickety rope bridge to get back to their camp at night. Unfortunately, they only have one flashlight and it only has enough light left for seventeen minutes. The bridge is too dangerous to cross without a flashlight, and it’s only strong enough to support two campers at any given time.

Each of the campers walks at a different speed. Abe can cross the bridge in 1 minute, Ben in 2 minutes, Cal in 5 minutes, and the slowest, Dan, takes 10 minutes to cross. How can the campers make it across in exactly 17 minutes?

**Click here for the answer.

The Technology committee will meet Thursday March 19 at 8:30, the phone number is 1.605.475.4000 and the PIN is 422822. All are invited to attend and bring your ideas.

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