O. C. Guide Dogs
Creating a Community to Support, Inform
and Promote the use of Guide Dogs
and Promote the use of Guide Dogs
Welcome Current & New Guide Dog Users!My name is Linda Becker and my guide dog's name is "Anchorage". I am honored to serve as your new President of O.C. GUIDEDOGS Alumni Chapter for the fiscal year 2015-2016. Being an avid guide dog user for the last 14 years, I've encountered many ways to challenge myself and my guide dog with travel experiences, previously working as an employee for GDB as an Outreach Alumni Representative in Orange County, and speaking engagement to business organizations and schools. I also teach a Sensory Awareness class at Anaheim Braille, organizing field trips for visually impaired and blind people, and facilitating Low Vision Support Groups in Orange County.
Our mission is to Create a Community, Support, Inform and Promote the use of Guide Dogs. This Mission has been my past, present and now future goal. I look forward to meeting and hearing from you as Chapter members throughout this new year and would especially want to hear your ideas, suggestions and fun ways that we all may enjoy OCGUIDEDOGS meetings. Check out our web site ocguidedogs.com that webmaster Wayne Heidle has created with beautiful blind friendly usage that will inform you about our events & meetings. We are also excited to have Carla Ross as Secretary, volunteering a third term and we welcome Cynthia Thacker as Treasurer this year. Please bring your family, friends and anyone you know that is interested in guide dogs and meet your fellow guide dog users . Refreshments will be served by invited OC Puppy Raiser Clubs so you will have the opportunity to pet their puppy's in training.
At our first 2015-2016 meeting on July 25th, we will have an excellent speaker as well. Her name is Deborah Sands, DJS Consultant Services - Owner/Founder 818) 535-4738. Speaker/Author/Service Animal Public Access Education Consultant/Dog Products www.celebrationofdogs.com, www.serviceanimaledu.com, Face book, Twitter, LinkedIn Come join us July 25 at the Anaheim Christian Reform Church, 530 Dale Ave., Anaheim, CA. (corner of Dale and Crescent) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Our membership is free but we ask for a $2.00 donation for refreshments.
Linda Becker and & "Anchorage"
President of O.C. GUIDEDOGS
About O.C. Guide Dogs
O. C. Guide Dogs is an open chapter accepting teams from all Guide Dog schools. We are however an authorized chapter of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Please join us. To learn more please follow the links below.
We Love our Puppy Raisers
Puppy Raisers do all the hard work teaching dogs to be social and they provide the foundation that makes a typical dog an amazing guide dog. At O. C. Guide Dogs our puppy raisers are very special people to us. We honor them as often as we can, as we know, without out their selfish-less great deeds, we would not have the amazing guides we have. Follow this link for Puppy Raiser Club Information
Join us for our informative events
Yearly our excellent events committee members hold community events. Please join us for our next meeting or event. Follow this link to our events page. We would love to meet you!!
Up Coming Events
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Deborah SandsDJS Consultant Services - Owner/Founder Speaker/Author/Service Animal Public Access Education Consultant/Dog Products
Link for Celebration of Dogs
Link to Service Animal Education
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Hynes Health & Safety Solutions(562) 883-2872
Link to Hynes Health & Safety
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
Come and enjoy Tina Wilson singing Holiday music
Jorge Marquez will have blind and low vision products at the meetingMarquez Products for Independent Living Burbank, CA. 91506
I operate a mobile store that allows me to visit different Senior Community Centers, Retirements Homes, Assisted Living Centers, Low Vision Groups, Private Centers for the Blind, etc.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Keith Tomlison from GDB
Southern California Field Service Manager For Guide Dogs for the Blind
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