Greater Orlando Council of the Blind Update

By Martha James

GOCB has been very busy these last couple of months. Back in May, members of the chapter attended the annual FCB convention in Jacksonville. Larry Schneider, one of the chapter’s newer members, attended as a first-timer. He and his wife, Rita, were also delegates. Larry was impressed by the coordination and organization of the convention. He said that it goes to show how a group of people working together can get things done. We don’t mind passing the baton for a year, however, and are looking forward to next year’s convention, which we know will be great!

On June 6, we held our annual awards and scholarship luncheon at the Peach Valley Cafe with many members in attendance. The recipient of the 2016 chapter award is Gary Sinclair. The Community Service Award was presented to Bill Cowles, the supervisor of elections for Orange County. The scholarship went to Yamil Roma-Cortes.

GOCB will hold its next business meeting in September. However, we will get together over the summer socially. We have a pool party planned for August at the home of Gary Sinclair. Thanks once again, Gary, for opening up your lovely home to us.

In addition, for those with computer access, GOCB is on both Facebook and Twitter. You can find us on Facebook by typing “GOCB” and follow us on Twitter @GOCB_FL. GOCB invites all readers of this newsletter to “like” and follow us on these social networks, respectively.