2018 SVCB Business Calendar


Braille Literacy and Glaucoma Awareness Months.

January 2, 5:30 to 7 PM: Breast Cancer Support Group. Call-in: 605-715-4920; ID: 2776167. For questions, call Lori Scharff at 516-887-1336, or lorischarff@gmail.com.

Thursday January 4: Louis Braille's birthday.

Monday January 8: SVCB Board Meeting. Modify/accept this calendar, appoint Picnic Committee.

January 16, 5:30 to 7 PM: Let's Talk Low Vision, "Trends In Transportation."

Saturday January 20: SVCB ANNUAL Meeting. New officers take office, approve this calendar, introduce Picnic Committee chair to recommend a site for August picnic, elect delegates for CCB conference and convention.

Friday January 26: February newsletter deadline. Distribute 2018 budget.

Sunday January 28: Membership dues are due to avoid disruption of newsletter subscription.


Eye Donor Awareness Month

Thursday February 1: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday February 10: Deadline for membership dues payment to CCB.

Saturday February 17: Monthly meeting. Approve 2018 budget.

February 20, 5:30 to 7 PM: Let’s Talk Low Vision.

February 23, noon: March newsletter deadline.

Saturday February 24 through Tuesday February 27: ACB Affiliate Presidents' Meeting and Legislative Seminar. Capitol Hill Day is Tuesday February 27. Meetings take place at the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria, located at 901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314. Visit register.acb.org/.


Thursday March 1: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday March 3: Northern California Braille Challenge at the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center, 101 North Bascom Ave. San Jose, CA 95128. Contact Alice Turner, aturner@vistacenter.org, 650-858-0202.

Saturday March 17: Monthly meeting. Discuss resolutions for CCB Convention.

Monday March 19 to March 23: 33rd Annual CSUN Conference in San Diego at the Manchester Grant Hyatt Hotel, San Diego. Visit www.csun.edu/cod/conference/.

Thursday March 22 to 25: Annual CCB Conference and Convention, Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, 11211 Point East Way, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742, Phone: (916) 638-1100.

Friday March 23: April newsletter deadline. Distribute spring membership list.


Thursday April 5: SVCB Board meeting.

Thursday April 12 to Sunday April 15: 59th California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) conference at the LAX Airport Marriott in Los Angeles, CA.

Saturday April 21: Monthly meeting. Present award recipient of 2017 Barbara Rhodes Adaptive Technology Grant, hear Convention Reports.

Friday April 27: May newsletter deadline. Publish CCB convention reports.


Healthy Vision Month

Thursday May 3: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday May 19: Monthly meeting.

Friday May 25: June newsletter deadline.


Vision Research Month

Thursday June 7: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday June 16: Monthly meeting. Finalize picnic plans. Remind members to acquire prizes.

Friday June 22: July newsletter deadline.

Wednesday June 27: Helen Keller Day.


Friday June 29 to Friday July 6: ACB Conference and Convention, Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street, St Louis, Missouri, 60123. Reservations: 314-231-1234.

Thursday July 12: SVCB Board meeting.

Renaissance Hotel 1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, Illinois 60173, reservations 847-303-4100

Saturday July 21: Monthly meeting. Begin plans for White Cane Safety Day and Employment of People With Disabilities Awareness month, appoint Holiday Party Committee chair.

Friday July 27: August newsletter deadline.


Thursday August 2: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday August 18: Picnic in lieu of monthly meeting.

Friday August 24: September newsletter deadline.


Thursday September 6: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday September 15: 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.

Friday September 21: October newsletter deadline. Distribute Constitution and Bylaws if necessary.


Employment of People With Disabilities Awareness Month

Thursday October 4: SVCB Board meeting.

Monday October 15: White Cane Safety Day.

Saturday October 20: Monthly meeting. Formally consider Constitution and Bylaws amendments.

Friday October 26: November newsletter deadline. Distribute fall membership list, publish slate of 2019 SVCB candidates.


Thursday November 1: SVCB Board meeting. Review Nominating Committee candidate slate; get volunteers for 2019 business calendar and Budget Committees.

Saturday November 17: 31st Anniversary Meeting. Elect officers for 2019, announce Budget Committee.

Friday November 23: December newsletter deadline.


Thursday December 6: SVCB Board meeting. Review 2019 Business Calendar.

Saturday December 15: Provisionary holiday party in lieu of monthly meeting.

Wednesday December 26: January, 2019 newsletter deadline.