3rd Annual Walk A Mile in My Shoes

 Help us celebrate National White Cane Safety Day, by joining us for the 3rd Annual Walk A Mile in My Shoes on Saturday, October 15th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lake Mayer Park located off of Montgomery Crossroads.  This Peer Group planned walk will allow you to show your support and get a better understanding of blindness or vision impairment.    To learn more about National White Cane Safety Day…click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Cane_Safety_Day.

How do you get involved?  Put a team of 10 people together and have each person raise $100.  This $1,000  will cover your registration, your food/drinks, entertainment, and a signature tee for the event.  It’s easy and very rewarding.

This is a fundraiser/awareness campaign for the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision.  For more information, contact Corey Brooks at coreybrookssr@gmail.com

2020 JIT “FORE Vision” Charity Golf Tournament

JIT LogoMark your calendar for the 2020 JIT “FORE Vision” Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 14, 2020 sponsored by JIT Warehousing & Logistics benefiting the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision.    This tournament is played on the Palmetto Course nestled in the beautiful Landings Community.  With your team registration fee of $600, you’ll receive 18 holes of golf on the most challenging course at the Landings, cart, beverages throughout the course, silent auction, awards, topped off with a delicious catered meal.  Don’t have a team, but would like for us to place you on one?  No problem,  your cost is $150!  For more information about this great event…contact Leslie Eatherly at leatherly@savannahcblv.org or Jerry Haggerty at jerryhaggerty1@comcast.net .

This event is a fundraiser for the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision.  The Center is southeast Georgia’s fully accredited, community facility providing visual rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.  Since 1963, the Center has provided low vision and blind services throughout 29 counties in the southeast portion of our state.  All services are customized to meet the individual’s personal goals toward adjustment for vision loss.

It’s SCBLV Night at Grayson Stadium

Saturday, July 25th is SCBLV night at Grayson Stadium.  Come out and enjoy the Savannah Bananas vs Macon Bacon.  Did you know that with every ticket you purchase, the Bananas donate part of the proceeds back?  Tickets will go on sale in May…add us to your calendar.  For more information, contact Leslie Eatherly at leatherly@savannahcblv.org.

2020 Connecting the Dots Technology Kids Camp

Join us for part two of the 2020 Connecting the Dots Technology Kids Camp on July 16th & 17th, 2020 for ages 8-14.  This camp will be filled with action-packed adventures that will teach your child multiple technology devices used in day to day living.

Overnight accommodations for all campers will be at Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision’s location at 1141 Cornell Avenue, Savannah, Georgia  31406.

For more information, contact Fabian Hinostroza at fhinostroza@savannahcblv.org or complete and return the 2020 Connecting the Dots Technology form via fax to 912-234-9286.

2020 Connecting the Dots Technology Kids Camp

Join us for the 2020 Connecting the Dots Technology Kids Camp for ages 8 – 14.  This camp will be filled with action-packed adventures that will utilize all types of technology used in day to day living.

Overnight accommodations for all campers will be at Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision’s location at 1141 Cornell Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31406 and camping on Tybee Island.

For more information contact Fabian Hinostroza at fhinostroza@savannahcblv.org or complete and fax the 2020 Connecting the Dots Technology Camp  to 912-234-9286.

8th Annual Vision Quest Luncheon

The 8th Annual Vision Quest Luncheon is Friday, May 8, 2020 from noon – 12:55 p.m. at the Hellenic Center located at 14 W. Anderson Street, Savannah, GA.    This year’s guest speaker will be WJCL’s Morning News Anchor Chris Tatum.  There is NO COST to attend the event, but registration is mandatory!  We are currently looking for Table Hosts for the event.  Please contact Leslie Eatherly at leatherly@savannahcblv.org to register for the event or if you’d like to be a Table Host.

Student Graduation/Family Day

The Center will celebrate the first graduating class of 2020 on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  at the Center located at 1141 Cornell Avenue, Savannah, GA  31406.  Family members are encouraged to join their graduate to gain a better understanding of what blindness is.

 

Secure The Vote

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. voters with a fine motor/gross motor disability or visual impairment can try the new, secure paper ballot system at L.I.F.E. Inc. (Living Independence for Everyone) located at 4811 Waters Avenue in Savannah.

The new, secure paper ballot system is designed as a voting solution for all accessibility needs to vote in a private and independent manner.  This system offers a range of accessibility devices that voters can use to navigate through the ballot and make their selections including a hand-held controller called the Audio Tactile Interface (ATI), sip and puff device or paddle device.  The system includes headsets, large print and high – or low-contrast display.

All Georgia Voters will cast paper ballots beginning March 24, 2020 for the Presidential Preference Primary.  Many Georgia voters have already participated in live elections using this new system.  Those four elections include the November 2019 six county pilot during municipal elections, the December 2019 runoffs, plus a special election this month and last month to fill seats for House District 171 and Senate District 13.

Secure the Vote is an awareness effort to show voters what to expect at the polls in 2020.  Georgia is replacing its first-generation, 18-year old electronic voting machines with the new secure, paper-ballot system resulting in the largest roll out of voting equipment in U.S. history.

Secure the Vote operates a website with information about the new system and a short video demonstration at SecureVoteGA.com.  It also has a team of voter education coordinators fanned out across the state conducting demonstrations at community, civic and faith-based gatherings.  Georgia is a leader in election access by offering automatic voter registration through the Department of Driver Services, three weeks of early voting – including a Saturday, plus, absentee voting available to all registered voters.  The Peach State ranks first in the number of motor voter registrations.  The last election cycle experienced record registration and turnout.

Advance voting for the March 24, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary starts in limited locations in each county beginning Monday, March 2, 2020.  Each county will also host one Saturday voting opportunity.  Absentee ballots are available to any registered voter.  Those ballots must be returned to their county elections office by March 23, 2020.

Georgians can register to vote or update their information on www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or tap the “Register to Vote!” link at SecureVoteGA.com .

The Secretary of State is Georgia’s chief election officer and has the mission to help ensure secure and accurate elections.  County election officials handle local voter registrations, run the elections and choose the locations for voting precincts.