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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.

GCB News…

What’s happening at GCB?

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Mark your calendars for July 31st and August 1, 2015! We the Georgia Council of the Blind will be hosting our Pre-Conference Events for 2015 in beautiful Cartersville at the lovely Clarion Hotel. We will have a Pre-Conference fun-filled day riding horses; enjoying a picnic; visiting a local museum; and music featuring our own artists with vision loss. The Hotel Rate is $69 plus Tax and you will enjoy a complimentary breakfast in the Clarion's spacious and comfortable environment.  If you have a spare moment you might take a swim in the fabulous outdoor pool! On Saturday August 1st we will have our Conference loaded with valuable information for all ages and interests. The luncheon speaker will be inspiring!  Throughout the jammed pack day you will have the opportunity to learn and be refreshed to face new opportunities!   The Georgia Council of the Blind strives to better the lives of people living, working, and having fun and meeting the challenges of vision loss day by day. The weekend is sure to bring smiles and encouragement that life can be rich and full regardless of any obstacles that may enter our path. Together and step by step we will walk the road to happiness and success! More details to come very soon! You can book your rooms now by calling the Clarion hotel which is located at 2336 Highway 411 Northeast, in White Georgia 30184. The phone number is 770-386-0830, and their web site is www.clarionhotel.com. When you call to book your rooms are sure to say that you are with the Georgia Council of the Blind. If you have any questions please contact Marsha Farrow at 706-859-2624, or via email at marshafarrow@windstream.nett.

 

2. 2nd Vice President Fred McDade is also our Chaplain. If you need a word of prayer or just spiritual comfort please feel free to contact him at 706.278.4084.

3. GCB Digest - Please submit your articles to Editor Casey Owens email: cowens226@gmail.com or Assistant Editor, Suzanne Jackson email: Bartownsuzanne2@gmail.com  

4. Let's Talk GCB is back**Click here for the details.

May Celebrations

"I'm happy to be in a position to be seen and not viewed, in other words, I'm glad to be alive." Robin Oliver

5-2: Sarah Maddox

5-10: Chris Ingram, Brenda Maddox

5-11: Barbara Graham

5-20: Betsy Grenevitch 

 


Brain Teasers

1. Peacocks are birds that don't lay eggs.  Then how do baby peacocks arrive in this world?

2. A man makes a claim that he can predict the exact score of every football game, before it begins. He's always right. How's that possible?

3. If a plane crashes on the borders of Canada and the Alaska where would you bury the survivors?


**Click here for the answers.

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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