2020 SVCB Business Calendar


Braille Literacy and Glaucoma Awareness Months.

Thursday January 2: Louis Braille's birthday.

Thursday January 2: SVCB Board Meeting. Modify/accept this calendar, appoint Picnic Committee.

Saturday January 18: SVCB ANNUAL Meeting. New officers take office, approve this calendar, introduce Picnic Committee chair to recommend a site for August picnic.

Friday January 24: February newsletter deadline. Distribute 2020 budget.

Sunday January 26: Membership dues are due to avoid disruption of newsletter subscription.


Thursday February 6: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday February 15: Deadline for membership dues payment to CCB.

Saturday February 15: Monthly meeting. Approve 2020 budget.

Friday February 21: March newsletter deadline.

Saturday February 22 through Tuesday February 25: ACB Affiliate Presidents' Meeting and Legislative Seminar. Capitol Hill Day is Tuesday February 25. Meetings take place at the Holiday Inn & Suites Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia. Visit acb.org/2020-DC-leadership-meetings for details

Saturday February 29: Northern California Regional Braille Challenge; LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 1155 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103, contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372


Eye Donor Awareness Month

Thursday March 5: SVCB Board meeting.

Monday March 9 to March 13: 35th annual CSUN Conference at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim California. Visit www.csun.edu/cod/conference/.

Saturday March 21: Monthly meeting. Discuss resolutions for CCB Convention.

Friday March 27: April newsletter deadline. Distribute spring membership list.


Thursday April 2: SVCB Board meeting.

Thursday April 16 to Sun April 19, 61st 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 18: Monthly meeting. Elect delegates for CCB conference and convention.

Friday April 24: May newsletter deadline.


Healthy Vision Month

Thursday May 7: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday May 16: Monthly meeting.

Friday May 22: June newsletter deadline.


Vision Research Month

Thursday June 4 to Sunday June 7: CCB conference and Convention.

Thursday June 11: SVCB Board meeting.

Friday June 26: July newsletter deadline.

Saturday June 27: Monthly meeting. Finalize picnic plans. Remind members to acquire prizes.

Saturday June 27: Helen Keller Day.


Thursday July 2: SVCB Board meeting.

Friday July 3 to Friday July 10: ACB 59th annual Conference and Convention,

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

Saturday July 18: Monthly meeting. Begin plans for White Cane Safety Day and Employment of People With Disabilities Awareness month, appoint Holiday Party Committee chair.

Friday July 24: August newsletter deadline.


Thursday August 6: SVCB Board meeting.

Friday August 21: September newsletter deadline.


Thursday September 3: SVCB Board meeting.

Saturday September 19: 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 25: October newsletter deadline. Distribute Constitution and Bylaws if necessary.


Employment of People With Disabilities Awareness Month

Thursday October 1: SVCB Board meeting.

Thursday October 15: White Cane Safety Day.

Saturday October 17: Monthly meeting. Formally consider Constitution and Bylaws amendments.

Friday October 23: November newsletter deadline. Distribute fall membership list, publish slate of 2021 SVCB candidates.


Thursday November 5: SVCB Board meeting. Review Nominating Committee candidate slate; get volunteers for 2021 business calendar and Budget Committee chair.

Saturday November 21: 33th anniversary meeting. Elect officers for 2021, announce Budget Committee.

Friday November 27: December newsletter deadline.


Thursday December 3: SVCB Board meeting. Review 2021 Business Calendar.

Saturday December 12: Provisional holiday party in lieu of monthly meeting.

Monday December 28: January, 2021 newsletter deadline.