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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 Georgia council of the Blind has a new way to send out news and announcements. 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

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

3. 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.) 

August Celebrations:

“Summer is the topsy-turvy season when the goldfish have to be boarded out while the family goes on a fishing trip.
- Unknown

8-7: Melanie House

8-8: Ronnie Alridge

8-9: Happy Anniversary  Hoyal and Judy Presley

8-9: Keith Morris

8-17: Jamie Teal

8-20 Virginia Morris Smeltzz

8-24: Happy Anniversary Neal and Janice Hardin

8-26:  Ann Worley

8-28: Marsha Farrow

8-31: Ann Sims 

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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