SCKCB.  Photo of man with white cane & woman with guide dog
Serving the blind and low vision population of South Central Kentucky.



Next Meeting.

Sunday afternoon, May 18, starting at 1:30.

Location: Geno's Italian Deli.

FEATURING Dr. Priscilla Rogers.

I am delighted to announce that we have a very special interactive presentation planned for our next South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind Lunch meeting on Sunday, May 18, starting at 1:30 p.m. Pris Rogers, Ph.D. in Vision and Aging, is traveling a considerable distance to talk with us about Aging and vision loss, a challenge most of us are confronting. She will discuss the problems associated with aging and vision loss and how you can cope with this problem, including devices and resources that could benefit you. You will also have an opportunity to ask Pris questions concerning your specific situation. Here is more about Pris Rogers:

Priscilla Rogers, Ph.D., is the manager of VisionAware.org. She has also been the American Foundation for the Blind's (AFB) eLearning Director and the Senior Site Program Manager. Her educational background includes a B.A. from Eckerd College, an M.A. in gerontology from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. in special education with an emphasis in vision and aging from Florida State University. Her first professional job in the field was at the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, where she directed the initial programs in the country serving older persons with visual impairments. She went on to become the first executive director of Channel Markers for the Blind (now the Lighthouse of Pinellas), and Bureau Chief of Client Services for the Florida Division of Blind Services. She also served as Commissioner of the Department for the Blind in Kentucky. Dr. Rogers has authored several articles on vision and aging, co-authored several books, and spoken at conferences across the country

We should, indeed, be honored to have Dr. Rogers as our guest speaker for our up-coming SCKCB meeting, which will be at Geno's Italian Deli, where our last two meetings have been held. The meeting will be Sunday afternoon, May 18, starting at 1:30.

We will have lunch followed by Dr. Rogers presentation and a very short meeting. Everyone is invited, and it is entirely paid for by the South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind (SCKCB) and another generous contribution from WalMart.

Geno's Italian Deli.

(located in the corner of Hobby Lobby Shopping center)
1751 Scottsville rd.
Ashley Center suite #4
Bowling Green, Ky 42104
Phone: 270-904-3676.
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If you need transportation to get to and from our meeting, call our secretary, Palma Milliman, at 270-782-9325, and we will arrange to pick you up and get you back safe and sound!

You are not required to be a SCKCB member to come to our free lunch at Geno's. However, if you are not currently a paid member, we would love for you to join. Our dues are only $10 per year.

Looking forward to seeing you at Geno's Italian Deli, Sunday, May 18, at 1:30 for our SCKCB's FREE LUNCH! And very special guest!

Ron Milliman, President.
South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind (SCKCB).


Current Officers:

WHAT IS THE SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY COUNCIL OF THE BLIND (SCKCB)?

The South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind is a membership organization formed by blind people to promote the independence, dignity and advancement of blind and visually impaired individuals. Members are blind, visually impaired or fully sighted people, from all walks of life, and ranging in age from teens to elders. People who are blind or visually impaired constitute the majority of the membership and are responsible for setting and administering SCKCB policy. We seek to encourage blind people to make significant contributions within their communities, to live and work independently, and to advocate for themselves.

The South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind (SCKCB) is a part of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), which is a nation-wide organization located in Washington, D.C. The ACB is our national, parent organization. Established in 1961, ACB now has more than seventy state and special interest affiliates and an extensive national network of local chapters and individual members.

Our ACB governmental staff constantly monitors laws and regulations crucial to the lives of blind people. Issues which receive ACB's attention include civil rights, education, employment, Social Security benefits, rehabilitation services, guide dog access, pedestrian safety, expanded public transportation, travel and recreation, adaptive technology, Braille literacy and more. Frequently, ACB works in coalition with other disability groups worldwide to create a range of effective programs for people who are visually impaired. ACB was the leading consumer organization of blind people actively seeking passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Unique concerns of various professions and special populations are addressed by the ACB's many national special interest affiliates and committees. These groups focus on issues of particular concern to women, minority groups, people who are deaf-blind, students, library users, teachers, lawyers, guide dog users, Braille readers and families of people who are blind or have low vision. Each state affiliate hosts at least one annual statewide convention. Special interest affiliates and groups sponsor programs, workshops and business meetings during ACB's annual national convention. In addition, ACB's state and special interest affiliates publish newsletters, and undertake public awareness campaigns, advocacy, and specific projects to make a difference in the lives of their members and in their local communities.

The South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind was founded on September 4, 2003. Ron Milliman was elected President. The other officers elected were:

Kimberly Parsley - Vice President

Lori Piorkowski - Secretary

Lisa Newton - Treasurer


OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The American Council of the Blind, and its affiliates and chapters, including the SCKCB, strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.


Every organization needs a mascot. This is ours, a blind teddybear named Louis. He was named in honor of Louis Braille. He was made by Sue Robinson who makes things.

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SUMMARY OF THE BOWLING GREEN AREA RESTAURANT SURVEY RESULTS


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