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
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. 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 email@example.com.
3. GCB Digest - Please submit your articles to Editor Casey Owens email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Editor, Suzanne Jackson email: Bartownsuzanne2@gmail.com
4. 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.)
"Summer is a
promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know
it, and due to be repaid next January."
7-19: Phyllis Edson
7-25: Kathy Coursey-Boes
7-28: Kim Harrison
“Summer is the
topsy-turvy season when the goldfish have to be boarded out while the family
goes on a fishing trip.”
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
8-28: Marsha Farrow
8-31: Ann Sims
are we watching our "Ps and Qs?"There are several different theories
as to the origin of the phrase, but there is no definite proof as to which is
correct. Here are 2:
One explanation suggests that "Ps and Qs" is
short for "pleases" and "thank-yous", the latter of which
contains a sound similar to the pronunciation of the name of the letter
"Q".This phrase would be used by parents to educate their children to
not forget to use those polite words when they speak to people. Possibly, it
meant "please" and "excuse me." Young children would
pronounce them as Ps and Qs.
Another origin comes from English pubs and taverns of the 17th century. Bartenders
would keep a watch on the alcohol consumption of the patrons; keeping an eye on
the pints and quarts that were consumed. As a
reminder to the patrons, the bartender would recommend they "mind their Ps
This may also have been a reminder to bartenders not to confuse the two
units, written as "p" and "q" on the tally slate.
Brain Teasers will be back in July.
**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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