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Committees, Al Camp Memorial Scholarship & Awards

Membership Committee
Chair, Amanda Wilson
Phone: (770) 547-4700
EMail: moonrocks@bellsouth.net

Public Relations
Media Contact, Steve Longmire
Phone: (404) 234-5820
EMail: info@sunbright.biz

Technology Committee
Chair, Steve Longmire
Phone: (404) 234-5820
EMail: info@sunbright.biz

Convention Committee
Co-Chair, Diane Roberts
Phone: (770) 932-1112
EMail: harveryroerts2@att.net
Co-Chair, Judy Presley
Phone: (706) 878-2962
EMail: hoyal@windstream.net

Constitution and Bylaws Committee
Chair, Alice Ritchhart
Phone: (912) 261-9833
EMail: alice.ritchhart@comcast.net

Finance Committee
Chair, Jerrie Toney
Phone: (706) 461-1013
EMail: jerriemt2@gmail.com

Legislative Committee Chair, Betsy Grenevitch
Phone: (770) 464-0450
EMail: blindangel@joimail.com

Awards And Criteria

1. The Gerald Pye Community Service Award: The recipient must be an active legally blind member of GCB in good standing. He or she must have demonstrated superior service to his or her community in a number of ways that exemplify the work of Gerald Pye. The candidate must be nominated in writing by a GCB member who knows firsthand of the candidate's community services. Examples of this service must be included in the written recommendation.


Chair, Alice Ritchhart
125 Willow Pond Way
Brunswick, GA 31525
Cell: (912) 996-4213
Home: (912) 261-9833
EMail: alice.ritchhart@comcast.com
Cecily Nipper
Phone: (470) 218-7885
Teresa Brenner
Phone: (912) 247-0446

2. The Walter R. McDonald Award: The recipient is an outstanding visually impaired individual who has, through his/her leadership and service, contributed significantly to the betterment of the blind and visually impaired community, and who has demonstrated by deeds and achievements his/her dedication to the principles incident to blindness espoused and practiced by the late Walter R. McDonald. The recipient may or may not be a member of the GCB.


Chair, Robin Oliver
690 Fourth St. Apt. 8201
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 850-4025, Ext #13
EMail: genuis43@yahoo.com
Amanda Wilson
Phone: (770) 547-4700
D J McIntyre
Phone: (678) 343-7550

3. The Rhoda Walker Award (suggested by Rhoda's sister, Helen Wasileski): The recipient can be a blind or sighted individual. Services rendered must be of non-paying status. Services may be any endeavor in the field of teaching, service, and betterment of life for the blind. The recipient must provide public awareness through speaking, seminars, and/or demonstration. There must be involvement of the educational field/teaching braille. The recipient must push any innovation involving blindness or blind people.

Chair, Anne Wheeler
2199 Floyd St
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: (678) 480-2783
EMail: awheel@bellsouth.net
Robin Oliver
Phone: (706) 850-4025, Ext #13
Barbara Graham
Phone: (678) 319-0450

4. The June Willis Guiding Eyes Award: The recipient must be a sighted GCB member who is known to GCB members through attendance at GCB state activities, and through his/her willing assistance and service to the blind and visually impaired.


Chair, Keith Morris
3359 White Oak Road
Thomson, GA 30824
Home: (706) 595-1465
Cell: (706) 799-5225
EMail: Keithmorris53@icloudcom
Teresa Brenner
Phone: (912) 247-0446
Diane Roberts
Phone: (770) 932-1112

The nominations shall include the name of the candidate, plus the reason the candidate deserves the award. Nominations for all awards shall be submitted to the respective award committee chairperson in writing (including email) no later than March 15, of this year.



Awards Committee
Chair, Judy Presley
Phone: (706) 878-2962
EMail: hoyal@windstream.net

Al Camp Memorial Scholarship
Chair, At Large Rep. Debbie Williams
1477 Nebo Road
Dallas, GA30157
Phone: (770) 595-1007
EMail: Williamsdebk@wmconnect.com
Marsha Farrow
Phone: (706) 859-2624
MarjSchneider
Phone: (912) 257-9750
Betsy Grenevitch
Phone: (770) 464-0450

The deadline for receipt of the Al Camp Memorial scholarship information is March 15, of this year. Scholarship applications may be obtained from Chair, Debbie Williams, at the address above, or via the Web Site:Click Here to Visit the GCB Web Site


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