January: Braille Literacy and Glaucoma Awareness Months.

Wed. Jan 4: Louis Braille's birthday

Wed. Jan 4: SVCB Board Meeting. Modify/accept this calendar, appoint Picnic Committee.

Sat. Jan 21: SVCB ANNUAL meeting). New officers take office, approve this calendar, introduce Picnic Committee chair to recommend a site for August picnic.

Fri. Jan 27: February newsletter deadline. Distribute 2017 budget.

Sun. Jan 29: Membership dues are due to avoid disruption of newsletter subscription.

February: Eye donor awareness month.

Wed. Feb 1: SVCB Board meeting.

Sat. Feb 11: Deadline for membership dues payment to CCB.

Sat. Feb 18: Monthly meeting. Approve 2017 budget, elect delegates for CCB conference and convention.

Fri. Feb 24: March newsletter deadline.

Sat. Feb 25: Northern California Braille Challenge at the San Francisco Lighthouse, 1155 Market St, 10th floor, San Francisco CA, 94103. Contact Jamey Gump, jgump@lighthouse-sf.org, 415-694-7372.

Sat. Feb 25 through Tue. Feb 28: ACB affiliate presidents' meeting and legislative seminar. Capitol Hill Day is Tue. Feb 28. Meetings take place at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria, located at 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Visit register.acb.org/.

Mon, Feb. 27 to Mar. 4: 32nd annual CSUN Conference in San Diego at the Manchester Grant Hyatt Hotel, San Diego. Visit www.csun.edu/cod/conference/..


Wed. Mar 1: SVCB Board meeting.

Thu. Mar 9 to Mar 12: 58th California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEbVI) conference at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, CA.

Sat. Mar 18: Monthly meeting. Discuss resolutions for CCB Convention.

Fri. Mar 24: April newsletter deadline. Distribute spring membership list.


Wed. Apr 5: SVCB Board meeting.

Thu. Apr 6 to 9: Annual CCB Conference and Convention, Hilton Woodland Hills / Los Angeles, 6360 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, Reservations: 866-288-3310.

Sat. Apr 15: monthly meeting. Present award recipient of 2016 Barbara Rhodes Adaptive Technology Grant, Hear Convention Reports.

Fri. Apr 21: May newsletter deadline. Publish convention reports.

May: Healthy Vision Month.

Wed. May 3: SVCB Board meeting.

Sat. May 20: Monthly meeting.

Fri. May 26: June newsletter deadline.

June: Vision Research Month.

Wed. June 7: SVCB Board meeting.

Sat. June 17: Monthly meeting. Finalize picnic plans. Remind members to acquire prizes.

Fri. June 23: July newsletter deadline.

Tue. June 27: Helen Keller Day.


Fri. June 30 to Fri. Jul 7: ACB Conference and Convention, Nugget Resort and Casino, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431; Reservations: 1-800-648-1177.

Wed. Jul 5: SVCB Board meeting.

Sat. Jul 15: Monthly meeting. Begin plans for White Cane Safety Day and Employment of People With Disabilities Awareness month, appoint Holiday Party Committee chair.

Sat. Jul 15: Disability Pride Parade hosted by the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center. [tentative date]

Fri. Jul 21: August newsletter deadline.


Wed. Aug 2: SVCB Board meeting.

Sat. Aug 19: Picnic in lieu of monthly meeting.

Fri. Aug 25: September newsletter deadline.


Wed. Sept 6: SVCB Board meeting.

Sat. Sept 16: Monthly meeting. Announce Nominating Committee, informally consider amendments for Constitution or Bylaws, begin planning for Braille Literacy Month, remind members to acquire prizes for holiday party, and hear ACB convention reports.

Fri. Sept 22: October newsletter deadline. Distribute Constitution and Bylaws if necessary.

October: Employment of People With Disabilities Awareness Month.

Wed. Oct 4: SVCB Board meeting.

Sun. Oct 15: White Cane Safety Day.

Sat. Oct 21: Monthly meeting. Formally consider Constitution and Bylaws amendments.

Fri. Oct 27: November newsletter deadline. Distribute fall membership list, publish slate of 2017 SVCB candidates.


Wed. Nov 1: SVCB Board meeting. Review Nominating Committee candidate slate; get volunteers for 2017 business calendar and Budget Committee chair.

Sat. Nov 18: 30th anniversary meeting. Elect officers for 2018, announce Budget Committee.

Fri. Nov 24: December newsletter deadline.


Wed. Dec 6: SVCB Board meeting. Review 2017 Business Calendar.

Sat. Dec 16: Provisionary holiday party in lieu of monthly meeting.

Tue. Dec 26: January, 2018 newsletter deadline.

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