Purpose of Georgia Council of the Blind
The 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
What’s happening at GCB?
1. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or Assistant Editor, Suzanne Jackson email: Bartownsuzanne2@gmail.com
4. Let's Talk GCB is back**Click here for the details.
"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
5-20: Betsy Grenevitch
1. Peacocks are birds that don't lay eggs. Then how do baby peacocks arrive in this
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
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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