Mark Your Calendar
2013 - 2014

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


29

LWVAL Board Training & Planning Meeting
Led by Sarah McDonald
AL American Legion Headquarters
Montgomery, AL
30
12:00-5:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Training & Planning Meeting
Led by Sarah McDonald
at Barbara Powell's home
Birmingham, AL
July

4
Independence Day
4

Freedom of Information Act Anniversary
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
30
First Quarter PMP Payment
August

16

Voter Registration Deadline for voting in Birmingham elections on Aug. 27
20

LWVGB board agenda items due to president
26
Women’s Equality Day – 19th Amendment - Women’s Right to Vote - certified on this date 1920
27
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Birmingham City and Birmingham Board of Education Elections
27
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
September
REMINDER:  Sept. is LWV Membership Renewal Month! Renew online or by mail. Also, Sept. is Voter Education Month.
2

Labor Day
11
Patriot Day in honor of the 911 fallen
17

Constitution Day – U.S. Constitution signed 1787 / Citizenship Day
17

LWVGB board agenda items due to president
21
International Day of Peace
24

National Voter Registration Day
24
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
26
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. LWVGB Memberhip Get-Together
"Join us for cocktail hour!"
Alamerica Bank
2170 Highland Ave S
Birmingham, AL  35205

All are invited to LWVGB's Annual Membership Get-Together. If you're interested in making the Greater Birmingham community a better place to live, please do drop by. It's free and all are welcome, men and women. We'll have casual but stimulating conversation over a glass of wine and light hors d'oeuvres. If you're interested in joining our nonprofit, nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham, we'll be glad to fill you in on our work. If not, we'd still love to meet you and get your ideas for making democracy work better for everyone in our community. We'll look forward to seeing you on Thurs., Sept. 26, 5 p.m.. Many thanks to Alamerica Bank for providing this wonderful venue and our refreshments!
27

Voter Registration Deadline for voting in the Birmingham runoff elections on Oct. 8
October
Voter Education Month
3

Deadline to apply for absentee ballot for Oct. 8 runoff elections
7

Last day to mail an absentee ballot for Oct. 8 runoff elections to Birmingham City Clerk:
Lee Frazier
Office of the City Clerk
City Hall-3rd Floor
710 North 20th Street
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Questions? Call 205-254-2290
8
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Birmingham Runoff Elections for Districts 1, 2, 4, 6, and 9
14
Columbus Day
15

LWVGB board agenda items due to president
17


6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
68th Anniversary Celebration of the United Nations
"The Club" atop Red Mountain
-- Networking Reception and Cash Bar
-- United Nations Banquet
Honoree and Speaker FRED G. HABEISHI, retired Chief Operating Officer for Rust International, Retired Chairman, President, and CEO of the C.A.T. group of companies in Beirut, Lebanon will be speaking on “SYRIA AND THE LEVANT”.
Contact UNABhamAL@gmail.com for reservation information.
22
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
22
6:00 p.m.
LWVGB Public Meeting
Photo Voter ID Implementation Plan
Update from Chief Probate Judge Allen King
Vestavia Public Library
[Postponed until AL SoS releases final plan.]
24
United Nations Day
30
Second Quarter PMP Payment
November

11

11:00 a.m. Luncheon

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

World Peace Luncheon
BJCC East Ballroom
and
Veterans' Day Parade
Downtown B'ham
17
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LWVGB Meeting - LWVAL Health Care Study Consensus Meeting
Vestavia Public Library in the Forest
1221 Montgomery Highway 
Vestavia Hills AL  35216
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LWVAL Consensus Study Kit - background information for your review before the meeting. NOTE: There will be only this ONE consensus meeting on health care. An additional meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 19 is cancelled. All discussion and consensus will take place on Nov. 17.
19

LWVGB board agenda items due to 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
28

Thanksgiving Day
December

7
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
7
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LWVGB Holiday Luncheon
Sweet Tea Restaraunt
2205 3rd Ave S.
Birmingham, AL
15
Bill of Rights Day
2014


January

15

Martin Luther King's Birthday
17
Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday
20

Martin Luther King Day of Service
21

LWVGB board agenda items due to president
27
6:00 p.m.
LWVGB Public Meeting
Photo Voter ID: What is this new requirement, and how will it affect your voting experience?
Guest Speaker Judge Alan L. King
Monday, January 27 @ 6:00 p.m.
Homewood Public Library
1721 Oxmoor Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35209
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28
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
30
LWV membership count deadline
30
Third quarter PMP payment
February

1
National Freedom Day – signing of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery
14
LWV Birthday - 94 years young!
18
President’s Day (Birthdays - Lincoln Feb 12, Washington Feb 21)
18

LWVGB board agenda items due to president
23
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 Agriculture in the United States
Unitarian Universalist Church
4300 Hampton Heights Drive
Birmingham, AL
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(Off Valley Road, a couple of blocks west of Green Valley Road)

Special Guest:
The Honorable John McMillan,
AL Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries

This meeting is open to the public!
Please invite friends and associates to join us.


Background information for your review before the meeting is at:
Agriculture in the United States
http://www.lwval.org/learn-vote/agriculture/
Unbiased information and balanced points of view
The League offers information about technologies used in modern American agriculture (for example, GMOs, herbicides, pesticides,agriculture water pollution, aquifer depletion, antibiotics in livestock, and accurate food labeling), agriculture's financial resources (for example, consolidation in agriculture industries, crop subsidies, and federal agricultural regulatory process), and key agencies that regulate food and agriculture. This is unbiased information gathered by the Agriculture Update Committee of the LWV of the United States and funded by the LWV Education Fund.

25
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
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
8

International Women's Day
10-17

Sunshine Week
16
TBA
LWVGB Agriculture Update Consensus Meeting
Vestavia Public Library
1221 Montgomery Hiway South
Vestavia Hills, AL
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This is a meeting for LWVGB members only. At the meeting we will continue our discussion of agriculture and respond to consensus questions. Those responses will help determine the updated LWV national position on agriculture.

Consensus information for this meeting, including the consensus questions and the LWV discussion leaders packet, can be found at:
Agriculture Position Update
http://www.lwval.org/members/agriculture-position-update/
18

LWVGB board agenda items due to president
25
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
April

7
World Health Day


LWVGB April Member Meeting: 
Date and Location TBA
6-13
National Volunteer Week
15

LWVGB board agenda items due to president
16

Emancipation Day
22
Earth Day
22
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
26

LWVAL 2014 Council
Bluff Park United Methodist Church
733 Valley Avenue
Hoover, AL
More details soon.
30
Fourth quarter PMP payment
May



LWVGB Annual Business Meeting
Date & Location TBA
20

LWVGB board agenda items due to president
26
Memorial Day
27
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
June

3
7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
State Primary Elections
14
Flag Day
6-10

LWVUS 2014 Convention
Omni Dallas Downtown Hotel
Dallas, TX
NB, Members! Deadline for national Program Planning,
Bylaw Amendments, and Award Applications is March 1!
Get more LWVUS 2014 Convention information.
17

LWVGB board agenda items due to president
19
Juneteenth or Emancipation Day
24
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LWVGB Board Meeting
Community Foundation of B'ham
2121 1st Avenue North, #700
Birmingham, AL
July

4

Independence Day
15
7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. State Primary Run-off Elections
November


3
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
General Election