Thursday, February 24, 2011

GDB Lifestyle Workshop in Lone Star State

Lifestyles workshop participant working a guide dog with Field Service Manager Bill Archie
Guide Dogs for the Blind hosted a Lifestyle Workshop at the Criss Cole Center in Austin, TX to help blind men and women determine if having a Guide Dog is the right mobility choice for them. Approximately 25 local men and women received hands-on experience working with a Guide Dog and an overview of the services offered at GDB.

The workshop was directly followed by a luncheon where participants were greeted by many local Texas Guide Dog users and puppy raisers. GDB’s Acting CEO Morgan Watkins (an Austin native) and Alumni Director Theresa Duncan were also in attendance to offer their support and personal knowledge about being a Guide Dog user while Field Managers Bill Archie and Marc Gillard were able to provide their expertise and instruction.

Morgan Watkins and Theresa Duncan with Texas-area GDB grads
Lifestyles workshop participant working a guide dog with Field Service Manager Marc Gillard
Theresa Duncan, Morgan Watkins,  and GDB grad Holly McKnight with the Lone Star Puppy Raising Club

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous way to connect with potential students! Maybe similar events can be arranged for cities/states of current guide teams...?

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