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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?

2014 GCB Elections Results:

President - Keith Morris

1st Vice - Robin Oliver

2nd Vice - Fred McDade

Secretary - Christine O'Brien

Treasure - Marsha Farrow

Member At Large Rep. - Tim Kelly


“It only takes one ability to be able"; and having "THISABILITY" removes the "DIS" from what makes you "ABLE." Brian Mosley, Employment Skills Training Coordinator, Walton Options

October 1 - Heather Lopez
October 3 - Chris Chavous, Marquatia Dutton
October 6 - Sheila Chavous
October 7 - Happy Anniversary Roger & Sheila Rousey
October 8 - Robin Oliver
October 10 - Grady Coursey
October 17 - Greg Barton
October 17 - Happy 5th Anniversary Scott & Bronwyn Rummery
October 19 - Ted Brackett

Brain Teasers

1. How far can a dog run into the forest?

2. What number comes next 2, 2, 4, 12, 48, ___?

3. What is special about the following number sequence?

8, 5, 4, 9, 1, 7, 6, 10, 3, 2, 0

**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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