2019 SVCB Business Calendar


Braille Literacy and Glaucoma Awareness Months.

Wednesday January 2: Louis Braille's birthday.

Thursday January 3: SVCB Board Meeting. Modify/accept this calendar, appoint Picnic Committee.

Saturday January 19: SVCB ANNUAL Meeting. New officers take office, approve this calendar, introduce Picnic Committee chair to recommend a site for August picnic.

Friday January 25: February newsletter deadline. Distribute 2019 budget.

Sunday January 27: Membership dues are due to avoid disruption of newsletter subscription.


Eye Donor Awareness Month

Thursday February 7: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday February 16: Deadline for membership dues payment to CCB.

Saturday February 15: Monthly meeting. Approve 2019 budget, elect delegates for CCB Conference and Convention.

Friday February 22: March newsletter deadline.

Saturday February 23 through Tuesday February 26: ACB Affiliate Presidents' Meeting and Legislative Seminar. Capitol Hill Day is Tuesday February 26. 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 7: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday March 9: Northern California Regional Braille Challenge; California School for the Blind, 500 Walnut Ave., Fremont, CA 94536. Contact Angela Martyn at amartn@csb-de.ca.gov or call 510-936-5514.

Monday March 11 to March 15: 34th Annual CSUN Conference at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim California. Visit www.csun.edu/cod/conference/.

Saturday March 16: Monthly meeting. Discuss resolutions for CCB Convention.

Friday March 22: April newsletter deadline. Distribute spring membership list.


Thursday April 4: SVCB Board meeting.

Thursday April 11 to Sunday April 14, 60th California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI) conference at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. www.ctevh.org/conference.html

Saturday April 20: Monthly meeting.

Friday April 26: May newsletter deadline.


Healthy Vision Month

Thursday May 2: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday May 18: Monthly meeting.

Friday May 24: June newsletter deadline.


Vision Research Month

Thursday June 6 to Sunday June 9: CCB Conference and Convention.

Thursday June 6: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday June 15: Monthly meeting. Finalize picnic plans. Remind members to acquire prizes.

Thursday June 27: Helen Keller Day.

Friday June 28: July newsletter deadline.


Friday July 5 to Friday July 12: ACB Conference and Convention, Rochester New York. Hotels are the Hyatt and Riverside, room rates are $89 single or double and $10 more per person for up to four people. Reservations: Hyatt: 800-546-6400, Riverside: 800-233-1234, online: acb.org and access 2019 registration.

Thursday July 11: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday July 20: Monthly meeting. Begin plans for White Cane Safety Day and Employment of People With Disabilities Awareness month, appoint Holiday Party Committee chair.

Friday July 26: August newsletter deadline.


Thursday August 1: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday August 17: Picnic in lieu of monthly meeting.

Friday August 23: September newsletter deadline.


Thursday September 5: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday September 21: 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 27: October newsletter deadline. Distribute Constitution and Bylaws if necessary.


Employment of People With Disabilities Awareness Month

Thursday October 3: SVCB Board meeting.

Tuesday October 15: White Cane Safety Day.

Saturday October 19: Monthly meeting. Formally consider Constitution and Bylaws amendments.

Friday October 25: November newsletter deadline. Distribute fall membership list, publish slate of 2020 SVCB candidates.


Thursday November 7: SVCB Board meeting. Review Nominating Committee candidate slate; get volunteers for 2020 business calendar and Budget Committee chair.

Saturday November 16: 35th anniversary meeting. Elect officers for 2020, announce Budget Committee.

Friday November 22: December newsletter deadline.


Thursday December 5: SVCB Board meeting. Review 2020 Business Calendar.

Saturday December 14: Provisionary holiday party in lieu of monthly meeting.

Thursday December 26: January, 2020 newsletter deadline.