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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?

1. This happen to you too...

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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. The GCB Board meeting was Saturday, January 17 via phone 
If you missed it you can listen at                          

1.605.475.4099 PIN 880828# 


February/March Celebrations

"If you tell me I forget, If you teach me I may remember, Involve me I learn." Benjamin Franklin

February: 

4 - Patricia Cox  

10 - Bill Holley 

11 - Alice Ritchhart, Jerrie Toney 

14 - Happy Anniversary Dale and Becky Allen  

15 - Jonathan Perry 

16 - Chris Baldrige, Teresa Brenner 

19 - Misty Ingram 

21- Katy Cox 

26 - Casey Owens 

The Perfect Month to Month Connection Happy Anniversary John and Ann Sims 2-29 

March: 

4 - Chester Thrash 

10 - Happy Anniversary David and Christine Holtzclaw 

14 - Anne Wheeler 

18 - Jeff and Debbie Williams 

20 - Tracey Estill 

23 - Debbie Williams, Sean Hogue  


Brain Teasers

1.1. gges egsg segg esgg: What does this represent?

2. A man without eyes saw plums on a tree. He didn't take plums nor plums did he leave. How can this be?

3. From a basket of mangoes when counted in twos there was one extra, counted in threes there were two extra, counted in fours there were three extra, when counted in fives there were four extra, when counted in sixes there were five extra, when counted in sevens there were no extra. At least how many mangoes were in the basket?


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The Technology committee will meet Thursday, March 15th 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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