Mark Your Calendar
2016 - 2017

Information will be added in the future. Please revisit.
June


25
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LWVGB Board Orientation & Planning Meeting
Smyer Lake
Contact admin@lwvgb.org for further information.
July

4
Independence Day
4

Freedom of Information Act Anniversary
5-19

Qualifying Dates for candidates for municipal office (Does not include Birmingham, Bessemer, or Mtn. Brook)
TBA

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Summer Seminar Series
On Public Transit
19

Board agenda items due to LWVGB President.
26
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
26

Absentee Ballots must be printed and available in the CITY CLERK’S OFFICE (or the equivalent) at City Hall.  They will not be in the Circuit Clerk’s office at the County Courthouse, as would be the case in all other elections.

Registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot by mail to the City Clerk’s office, or may cast their absentee ballot in person at City Hall.  Voters will be asked to present an approved picture ID and to complete a form indicating the reason the absentee ballot is needed. 

(Does not include Birmingham or Bessemer)
30

First Quarter PMP Payment
August

8

Last day to register to vote in time for the municipal election.  Registration forms available at County Board of Registrars, DMV, at libraries, and probably city hall for this election. A voter who is duly registered may vote in any election in his/her designated district. 
Changes of address should also be completed to avoid the risk having to cast a provisional ballot at the polls. 
(Does not include Birmingham or Bessemer)
13
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Elyton Village in Birmingham
Voter Registration and Citizen Education
LWVGB Voter Services teams with Community & Family Enrichment Day- a kick off for CEASE FIRE BIRMINGHAM, a multi-disciplinary initiative to “strengthen and educate communities ..... to reduce violence.” See the August 2016 issue of THE VOTER for more information.
Volunteers needed for 2 hour shifts. Contact Nancy Sales, magoriannancy@yahoo.com or cell 613-6569 to volunteer. See the August 2016 issue of THE VOTER for more information.
16

Board agenda items due to LWVGB President.
18

Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail for the August 23rd municipal election.
Contact the City Clerk’s office.  Upon receipt, the absentee ballot should be completed and returned immediately to ensure its timely arrival at City Hall.
(Does not include Birmingham or Bessemer) 
19
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AL Institute for the Deaf and Blind Workshop
Voter Registration and Citizen Education
3rd Avenue So. @ 34th Street
LWVGB teams with LWVAL to present this workshop. Contact Nancy Sales, magoriannancy@yahoo.com or cell 613-6569 to volunteer. See the August 2016 issue of THE VOTER for more information.
22

Last day absentee ballot can be hand-delivered to City Clerk.  When the ballot is returned by mail, the postmark may be no later than this date, which is one day before the election. 
(Does not include Birmingham or Bessemer)
23
Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
MUNICIPAL ELECTION DAY
Mailed absentee ballots must be received by City Clerk’s office by noon on election day.
(Does not include Birmingham or Bessemer)
23 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. LWVGB Board Meeting
Law Offices of Gordon & Lathum
2105 3rd Avenue N
Birmingham
AL 35203-3314
26
Women’s Equality Day – 19th Amendment - Women’s Right to Vote - certified on this date 1920
September
REMINDER:  September is LWV Membership Renewal Month! Renew online or by mail.  September is also Voter Education Month!
5

Labor Day
11
Patriot Day in honor of the 911 fallen
13

LWVGB board agenda items due to president.
17
Constitution Day - U. S. Constitution signed 1787 / Citizenship Day
20

RSVP deadline for the LWVGB Cocktail Reception and Meet and Greet at The Summit Club. Contact jayme.rotch@clubcorp.com or 205.252.0088 ext. 237. See event information below on 9/22.
20
(tentative)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LWVGB Board Meeting
via teleconference
21
UN International Day of Peace
22
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Private Cocktail Reception Meet and Greet
City Club Birmingham (p.k.a. The Summit Club)
Regions-Harbert Plaza – Ste 3100
1901 6th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL  35203

League members, please come and invite your friends! See details and downloadable flyer at www.lwvgb.org. Please distribute flyer and promote on social media. Thanks!
27

National Voter Registration Day
We're Celebrating Democracy in America!
Are you registered to vote? We can help!
Look for registration drives in your community sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham! Details soon!

Let us know if you are interested in volunteering! Send email to voter.registration@lwvgb.org
October

8

Run-off municipal elections as needed. (Does not include Birmingham or Bessemer)
10
Columbus Day
20
LWVGB board agenda items due to president.
24

Voter registration deadline for Nov. 8 Election.
24
United Nations Day
TBA
6:00 p.m. Reception

7:00 p.m. Dinner
United Nations Association of the United States
UNA-USA Birmingham Chapter hosts
72nd Anniversary Celebration of the United Nations - 2016 Banquet
Guest Speaker TBA Get more information.
25
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. LWVGB Board Meeting
location TBD
30
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
LWVAL Study:  Payday Loans
LWVGB Member Consensus Meeting
Location TBD
30
Second Quarter PMP Payment
November

3

Last day for voter to make application for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 8 Election.
7

Last day for voter to hand-deliver or postmark an absentee ballot.(except for persons casting absentee ballots pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA voters). For more information see the 2016 Alabama Voter Guide, page 9.
8
Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
ELECTION DAY
8

LWVGB board agenda items due to president.
11

11:00 a.m. Luncheon

1:30 p.m. Parade
Armistice/Veterans/Poppy Day – all in honor of our Armed Service people

In Birmingham, AL:
World Peace Luncheon
BJCC East Ballroom
and
Veterans' Day Parade
Downtown B'ham
15
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LWVGB Board Meeting
via teleconference
24

Thanksgiving Day
December

3
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LWVGB Holiday Luncheon at The Club!
The Club
1 Robert S. Smith Dr.
Birmingham, AL  35209

Meeting - 2016 in Review and Exciting Plans Ahead. Make your reservation by Nov. 26. Questions? Contact admin@lwvgb.org. Reservation information will be posted here soon.
6

Annual Giving Tuesday! - Please give on this day (or there about!) to LWVGB at http://www.lwvgb.org/about/donate/
Thank you!
7
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
15
Bill of Rights Day
2017


January

15

Martin Luther King's Birthday
16
Martin Luther King Day of Service
17

Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday
17

LWVGB board agenda items due to president.
24
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
TBA - 3 mo. prior to Annual Busines7 Meeting

Deadline by which LWVGB Board appoints the Budget Committee.
30
LWV membership count deadline
30
Third quarter PMP payment
February

1
National Freedom Day – signing of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery
7

First day of the 2017 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature
14
LWV Birthday - 97 years young!
15
President’s Day (Birthdays - Lincoln Feb 12, Washington Feb 21)
16

LWVGB board agenda items due to president.
28
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL.
TBA - 2 months prior to Annual Business Meeting

Deadline for LWVGB members to make Program recommendations to the Board.
March
Women's History Month


Due for approval of LWVGB Board and/or printing in The Voter
Program Planning Responses, Nomination Report, Budget Proposal, Bylaws Proposal
Date TBA
1

Primary Elections
8 (???)

International Women's Day
12-18

Sunshine Week
21

LWVGB board agenda items due to president.
28
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
TBA - 1 month prior to Annual Business Meeting

Call to Business Meeting goes out to members with meeting business information.
Deadline for LWVGB Board of Directors to report recommended budget, recommended bylaws changes, and recommended and non-recommended* program items to the membership. Deadline for Nominating Committee to report slate of nominated LWVGB officers and directors.
* Any program item submitted by the board by a LWVGB member is reported to the membership. The board may or may not recommend passage of the item.
April

7
World Health Day
TBA
2:30 p.m. 'til
Picnic in the Park with LWVGB
Railroad Park
1600 1st Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35233
Friends, family and the
public are welcome!
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16
Emancipation Day
18

LWVGB board agenda items due to president.
22
Earth Day
23-29
National Volunteer Week
25
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
TBA
TBA
LWVGB Business Meeting
TBA
Members, please review the current LWVGB Program and submit your suggestions for changes and/or studies by [a date 2 months prior to this date - TBA] to Secretary Starr Culpepper.
30
Fourth quarter PMP payment
May

TBA


LWVAL CONVENTION 2016
Hosted by LWV Mobile
16

LWVGB board agenda items due to president.
23
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
29

Memorial Day
June

TBA

LWVUS Council 2017
Washington, DC , 20008
Get more information.
14
Flag Day
19
Juneteenth or Emancipation Day
July

4

Independence Day
August


22

City of Birmingham - Regular Municipal Election
28

City of Bessemer - Regular Municipal Election
City of Mtn. Brook - Municipal Elections – City Council Seats