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. Georgia Council of the Blind Board Meeting Agenda
April 25, 2015 10 AM
The Center for the Visually Impaired
739 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta Georgia 30308
I. Call to Order President Keith Morris
Welcome to ACB President Kim Charlson and ACB Board liaison Katie Frederick via phone
II. Invocation Fred McDade, Chaplain
III. Roll Call and Swearing In of Any New Officers Christine O'Brian
IV. 11 AM Art Way, of Way Financial update on Portfolio for GCB Scholarship Fund
V. Secretary's Report Christine O'Brian
VI. Treasurer's Report Marsha Farrow
VII. Adjourn for Lunch 12 Noon-1 PM.
VIII. Finance Committee Report and Budget, Marsha Farrow
VI. Convention 2015 Committee Report, Marsha farrow and Amanda Wilson
X. Committee Reports
Membership, Amanda Wilson
Technology and Public Relations, Steve Longmire
Constitution and Bylaws, Alice Ritchhart
Legislative, Betsy Grenevitch
Sunshine, Robin Oliver
Awards, Judy Presley
Scholarship, Debbie Williams
Member-at-Large, Timothy Kelly
Georgia Guide Dog Users, Betsy Grenevitch
XI. New Business
XII. Unfinished Business
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.
person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to
grow." Alice Walker
April 11 -
April 16 - Linda Cox
April 19 - Sam Howard, Daniel Myers
April 25 - Jan Elders
April 30 - Tercia Standridge
1.1. I can be
flipped and broken but I never move. I can be closed, and opened, and sometimes
removed. I am sealed by hands. What am I?
2. I am a mystery. You can find me on
this world. I am not an animal, and neither a place, or a person. What am I?
Smaller than four, yet bigger than three, to make it your food, you must add an
E. What is it?
**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.