Affiliate News

Georgia Council of the Blind One-Day Event

The Georgia Council of the Blind will host the One-Day Event on Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Augusta Marriott Convention Center, 2 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901.
Our theme this year is "GCB Community - Together Reaching Beyond Ourselves." The one-day event offers informative educational programs, as well as recreational and social interaction with members and non-members from all over the state of Georgia. To make hotel reservations, call the Augusta Marriott at (706) 722-8900.  Room rates are $115 per night plus tax.  Be sure to tell them that you are with the Georgia Council of the Blind to get the event rate. The registration fee includes your banquet meal. Registration fees are as follows: $55 until Aug. 2; $60 at the door. Cash will not be accepted at the event; money orders or cashier's checks only. The cost for continuing educational credits (CEUs) will be $75.  For more information about the event, visit, or contact Chris Chavous by phone at (706) 737-4341, or via e-mail,

CCLVI Genensky Scholarship

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International is currently accepting applications for its Dr. Sam Genensky Memorial Video Magnifier scholarship. Applications and support materials are due back by 11:59 p.m. on Sept.13 Eastern time. This award is in tribute to the inventor of the CCTV. It provides multiple video magnifiers of varying brands and styles to students and adults demonstrating a need.  Read the guidelines at If you have questions, please e-mail Visit for more information.

South Dakota Convention

The South Dakota Association of the Blind will hold its annual convention Sept. 27-29 at the Holiday Inn City Center, 100 W. 8th St., Sioux Falls, S.D.  The theme of the convention is "Taking Care of Yourself through Good Health."  It will feature an auction, a health fair, a banquet, and more!  To reserve a room, call (605) 339-2000 or visit  Room rates are $84 per night plus tax for up to 4 people. Reservations must be made by Aug. 28. For more information, or to register, contact Chelle Hart at (605) 332-6059 or