A QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER OF
NORTHEAST GEORGIA TALKING BOOK CENTER
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Staff: Claudia Markov, Pete Hayek, Amber Wilkerson, Lavern Gordon and Dorothy Daniel
The Library will be closed on Monday, July 5th, 2010 in honor of Independence Day and Monday, September 6th, 2010 in honor of Labor Day.
We have finished sending digital players to everyone that had signed up for the waiting list. We are now going to start sending them to anyone that doesn't yet have one. If you do not want a digital player you must call us at 800-531-2063 or 706-613-3655 so we will know not to send you one.
*Also please make sure the cartridge is in the blue container with the Braille side up when you return your digital books.*
Youth Braille, Sign Language, and Computer Classes
Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living is offering Braille, computer and sign language summer classes for youth. For further information call 706.549.1020 and ask to speak to Jerrie or Robin.
2010 Georgia Council of the Blind State Convention
When: Thursday, August 5 through Sunday, August 8, 2010
Where: Unicoi Lodge and Convention Center near Helen, GA.
The Unicoi Lodge is located in a lovely mountain setting with smooth hiking
trails and beautiful Smith Creek within walking distance.
Room rates will be $100.00 plus tax per room for up to four occupants. Some
of the highlights of The conference will be a cookout, hay ride, and sing
along to the river bottoms. Four interesting tours will also be offered:
For those not interested in participating in the tours, craft classes will
be coordinated by Unicoi's full time, on-staff activities director who is
working closely with the GCB convention committee to design activities
appropriate for the visually impaired.
The Stephens and Greater Hall County chapter members are excited about this
conference and look forward to hosting the event. August is the prime
tourist season for Helen, so make your reservations as soon as possible. For
room reservations, call:
1-800-573-9659, or 706-878-2201, and ask for extention 271 or 272. Request
rates for the Georgia Council of the Blind. Reservations must be made at
least one month before the conference-convention.
- Tour 1: Helen, GA
- Tour 2: Anna Ruby Falls
- Tour 3: Smithgall Woods State Park Nature Center
- Tour 4: Babyland General Hospital, home to the famous Cabbage Patch Kids
Self Advocacy Network
The Self Advocacy Network meeting is held on the first Tuesday, of every month at 6:00 PM, at MULTIPLE choices Center for Independent Living, 850 Gaines School Road, Athens, Georgia. For further information call 706.549.1020.
VISTAS CENTER, a Resource Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is looking for persons with a visual impairment to participate in computer, Orientation & Mobility and Rehab Therapy programs. You must be 55 years of age or older and have a severe visual impairment to participate. Call 706-995-2216 for more information.
Effective Communication Seminar
There will be an Effective Communication Seminar presented by the Fanning Institute on Friday, August 6, 2010 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM. The cost of the seminar will be $25.00 for GCB members and $50.00 for non members.
The Athens Council of the Blind meetings are held on the fourth Saturday, of every month from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Multiple Choices, 850 Gaines School Road, Athens. For further information call 706.549.1020.
WHERE: Unicoi Lodge and Convention Center,
1788 Hwy 356 Helen, GA 30545.
- For further information contact Bill Holley 706.549.1020
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