GOCB Update

By Martha James

GOCB participated in another annual White Cane and Guide Dog Safety Day. There was a panel of Orange County and Orlando police officers, transportation officials, and representatives from Lighthouse of Central Florida discussing “Navigating our Community with Dignity.” Many things were learned from the meeting held on October 13th at the downtown Orlando Central Library, which is located at 101 Central BLVD. We were informed of many Audible Pedestrian Signals that will be installed around Orlando, and the talk of a mobile app, which you will be able to download and use on your smartphone to pay for transportation costs. We were also informed as to how citations are given out to drivers as well as pedestrians who are not observing the White Cane Law. Prior to the White Cane event, the chapter celebrated another successful Dine and Donate on October 5, at Tijuana Flats. Many members attended with their guests. Asli Goncer’s music kept the festivities lively. The hot sauce raffle was once again a big hit as well.

Our chapter has a couple of busy months coming up. Starting in November, the chapter will participate in the midyear board meeting. To round out the year, the chapter will hold its annual Christmas luncheon on December 3 at the home of Gary Sinclair, which is located at 7202 Knottypine Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792. Just in time for Christmas, a jewelry party is scheduled for December 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the home of Gary Sinclair.

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