Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana

Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana is a chapter of both the Kentucky Council of the Blind (KCB) and Guide Dog Users Inc. (GDUI). GDUKI advocates for the rights of individuals with guide dogs and provides opportunities for the discussion of issues related to guide dogs. GDUKI

  • serves as a support group where the day-to-day problems and joys of owning a guide dog can be freely discussed;
  • makes presentations to local schools, clubs and businesses;
  • hosts in-person events in Louisville throughout the year;
  • maintains a free email list; and
  • hosts a program and/or workshop on a timely topic in November at the annual state conference and convention of the Kentucky Council of the Blind.

Meetings and Activities

GDUKI holds meetings via conference call at 7:00 PM on the fourth Monday of each month. Anyone interested in guide dogs or who uses a guide dog is welcome to participate.

Attend conference call meetings of the Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana by dialing (605) 475-6006 and entering code 294444.

GDUKI also holds activities at various times throughout the year. Activities are planned at our conference call meetings, and everyone is welcome to attend.

New Members Welcome

New members are always welcome. Membership is open to anyone who is at least 16 years of age or older and who lives in Kentucky or within 25 miles of the Kentucky border. Dues are $15.00 a year, and membership in the Kentucky Council of the Blind is also required. Pay dues by credit card by calling (502) 895-4598, or make check payable to the Kentucky Council of the Blind and mail to:

Kentucky Council of the Blind
148 Vernon Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

GDUKI Board of Directors

President: Deb Lewis, Louisville; first term;

Vice President: Josh Gentry, Louisville; first term

Secretary: Adam Ruschival, Louisville

Treasurer: Michelle Haycraft, New Albany, IN

Director: Joey Couch, Louisville; first term

Director: Natalie Couch, Louisville; first term

Contact Us

Find out more about guide dogs, schedule a speaker, or get details about our next special event. Contact Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana by calling (502) 895-4598 or by e-mail at

GDUKI Constitution

This page was last updated on November 26, 2016.