Georgia Council of the Blind Scholarship Fundraiser
Come and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship, and support the Georgia Council of the Blind’s Al and Cora Camp Memorial Scholarship Fund! Al Camp was blinded on the battlefield of Korea and continued to fight after losing the sight in one eye until he was blinded in both eyes. He and his wife Cora led the Georgia scholarship fundraiser until their deaths.
When: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Where: Chattooga County Civic Center, 44 Highway 48, Summerville, GA
Time: 12 noon until 7 p.m.
What: Musical event featuring gospel, bluegrass, and classical performances.
Performers include: Under Grace Gospel Band; Steve, Amy, Toni Helms and Lloyd Gilreath; Dr. Philip Dillard, blind musician; Keith Morris Band, blind musicians; George Barton, organist, Cedartown First Methodist Church; Larry Wesson Band; and Ricky Woods Band. Veteran Fred McDade, blinded in Vietnam, will be honored.
There will be food available for purchase, a silent auction, and a cakewalk. For more information, contact Jan Morris at (706) 346-7249, or Marsha Farrow at (706) 859-2624.
ACB Diabetics in Action Convention Preview
It is nearly time for our conference/convention in Las Vegas. I hope all diabetics will register for the activities we are having this year. Check your pre-registration form and register for the diabetes seminar on Sunday, July 13th. We are having two great speakers again this year: Mark from Dogs 4 Diabetics, and a speaker from UNLV.
On Wednesday, July 16th, we will hold our annual luncheon. The menu is as follows: soup of the day, croissant with chicken salad, coleslaw, slice of fruit, and a piece of chocolate cake. After lunch, we will have our business meeting.
The convention isn’t all business, though. On Thursday night, we will have our mixer; it will feature finger sandwiches and time to get acquainted. We’ll have a great time!
Be sure and join our ACBDA telephone conferences on the second Wednesday of each month. They start at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central, 7 p.m. Mountain, and 6 p.m. Pacific. To participate, dial (712) 432-3675 and follow instructions to room 0. Each month we learn something new.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference/convention in Las Vegas!
Want to Help Start an Affiliate?
All blind and visually impaired ACB members with cerebral palsy are invited to help form a special-interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. The purpose of the affiliate will be to provide a vehicle in which those who are blind and have CP can advocate to obtain better educational opportunities, better employment opportunities, better social opportunities, have a voice in the federal government, a voice in state governments and a voice in local governments. This affiliate will also teach legislative advocacy tactics to gain independence and freedom.
Meetings will be held on the first Saturday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m. Eastern time July through June. The first call will be held Saturday, July 5. To join, phone (567) 314-5605 and use the access code 999999 pound.
A face-to-face meeting will be held at the 2015 national conference and convention. If you are interested in helping to create this special-interest affiliate, please contact Alexander Scott Kaiser, 2720 Middle Way Lot 129, Forks Township, PA 18040; send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; phone (610) 829-0620 home, or (484) 353-2526 cell; or chat on Skype, (862) 345-6664, and look for Skype ID alexander.scott.kaiser10301990.