New picture of officers. ***Description: GCB officers Betsy Grenevitch (At Large Representative), Marsha Farrow (Treasurer), Cecily Laney Nipper (President), Kathy Morris (Secretary). Not pictured: Marj Schneider (First Vice President), Judy Presley (Second Vice President).

2023 GCB November 2022 in Person-Virtual Conference Convention

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“Set Your Sights Higher, With GCB!”

The Georgia Council of the Blind wishes to extend a warm invitation to join us for the upcoming annual convention.

Together attendees will enjoy meetings, educational information about vision loss, an informative exhibit hall, good food, good association and some fun activities.


Plans have been made for this year’s convention to be held in historic Augusta, Georgia founded in 1736.

In addition to the usual convention events, you may wish to book a guided sunset river boat tour with fellow GCB members.

Convention Details

Dates: November 2, 2023 thru November 4, 2023

Hotel: Comfort Suites, Augusta Riverwatch 2911 Riverwest Drive, Augusta, Georgia 30907

Room Rate: $85. (+ Tax/Fees of $17.90 per room per night)

Total Room Rate: #102.90 a night

Until October 19, 2023, the GCB has a block of rooms reserved at this special price. Reservations must be made on or before this date to ensure this discounted rate.

To Reserve Your Room:

Book your room(s) directly by calling (706) 434-2540, or booking online at

If you need assistance, please contact Cecily Laney Nipper at 470-218-7885.

Print or Download the Claims of Waiver Form

Download or Print 2023 GCB State Convention Registration Form

Download GCB 2023 Exhibit Hall Application

On line Registration for the 2023 GCB State Convention

Address Comfort Suites: 2911 Riverwest Drive, Augusta, Georgia 30907
Address Sleep Inn Conference Center: 1050 Claussen Road, Augustga, Georgia 30907

Thursday, November 2:
1:00 PM registration opens in Comfort Suites lobby
2:00 PM meet in Comfort Suites lobby to depart for canal cruise tour
7:00 PM until 10:00 PM AAVL Bingo with snacks (Sleep Inn Conference Center)
Friday, November 3:
9:00 AM until 10:15 AM AAVL business meeting and ice breaker (Sleep Inn Conference Center)
10: 30 AM until 11:45 AM Technology break-out (Sleep Inn Conference Center)
12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Exhibitors’ set up time (Sleep Inn Conference Center)
1:00 PM until 5:00 PM Exhibit hall open (Sleep Inn Conference Center)
2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Kristin White and Georgia Library Service Town Hall (Comfort Suites breakfast room)
4:00 PM until 6:00 PM Georgia Guide Dog Users Meeting (Comfort Suites breakfast room)
5:00 PM until 6:00 PM Exhibitors’ take down time (Sleep Inn Conference Center)
7:00 PM until 10:00 PM Banquet (Sleep Inn Conference Center)
Saturday, November 4:
9:00 AM until 11:30 AM GCB Business meeting (Sleep Inn Conference Center)
12:00 PM until 2:00 PM Awards’ luncheon (Sleep Inn Conference Center)
2:00 PM until 2:30 PM Braille Projects Committee (Sleep Inn Conference Center)
2:45 PM GCB Closing Board Meeting (Sleep Inn Conference Center)

GCB Technology Team