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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 educational programs as well as recreational and social interaction with members and non-members from all over the state of Georgia. GCB activities and programs include: educational programs, legislative action, scholarships, peer support, technology, exhibits, news letters, social activities, and braille.

Current Officers & Contact Information

President, William (Bill) Holley
Phone: (706) 410-4945

1st Vice President, Keith Morris
Phone:  (706) 595-1465

2ndVice President, Steve Longmire
Phone: (404) 234-5820

Secretary, Robin Oliver
Phone: 1 (706) 850-4025

Treasurer, Jerrie Toney
Phone: (706) 461-1013

At-Large Representative, Debbie Williams
Phone: (770) 595-1007

GCB News…

What’s happening at GCB?

1.   “GCB Community – Together Reaching Beyond Ourselves” registration fees are $55 for GCB members and $60 for non-members until July 30(postmark date). Also, there is a gubernatorial race in November and if you are not a registered voter, you acan register on site at the convention.

2.   Do you want to start your own business, interested in agriculture check out the pre-conference workshop at the conference/convention?

3.   Speaking of agriculture check the Augusta Garden Basket, as well as the other baskets in our “Basket Garden.”

JULY CELEBRATIONS                                                                                    “True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.” Brigham Young

July 28: Kim Harrison                                                                                          July 31: Jamaica Miller


Brain Teasers

1.   A Rancher tells his 2 sons to race their horses to a distant town to see who would inherit his fortune. The one whose horse was the slower would win. The brothers wander aimlessly around for days. They came upon a wise man and asked for his advice, and after hearing what he had to say they raced the horses as fast as they could to the town. What advice did the wise man give them?

2.   You have 4 chains. Each chain has 3 links in it. Although it is difficult to cut the links, you wish to make a single loop with all 12 links. What is the least amount of cuts you can make to make this happen?

3.   A glass of water with a single ice cube sits on a table. When the ice completely melts, will the level of the water decrease, increase or remain unchanged?

**Click here for the answers.

The Technology committee meets every second Thursday evening at 8:30, the phone number is 1-267-507-0370 and the PIN is 42282. All are invited to attend and bring your ideas.

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