SLI Trustees to Consider Moving Monthly Meetings to 3rd Saturday; first meeting of 2022 is April 24th
The general purpose of having a regularly set meeting date each month is to eliminate the monthly need for finding a common meeting date, convenient for the largest number of persons. The national law passed which moves holidays from those occurring mid week to the Monday of that week creates three-day "holiday weekends" during which time many folks want to make use of the three days for family excursions or simply to enjoy more than a short "day off."
Some of these long weekends fall on the first week of the month, so it has been frequently necessary to change the regular meeting date of the SLI Trustees to accommodate members/ wishes to take full advantage of the three day weekend without meetings taking a slice out of this precious time.
When the SLI By-Laws were originally drawn up, long holiday weekends were not yet a part of national law nor part of the nation's traditions. The "Labor Day Weekend" is a prime example of a consistent Monday holiday since it was established as "the first Monday of September" beginning 139 years ago.
July 4th, on the other hand, is a fluctuating holiday when it comes to whether or not it is a part of the three-day holiday system. "The 4th"" as it is frequently referred to, has taken on a sacredness of sorts since its first recognized celebration in 1870. Even so, official attempts to offer the nation a longer celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, resulted in a special list of "celebration recognition dates" which are noted below:
|Year||Independence Day Recognition Date|
|2021||Monday, July 5th *|
|2022||Monday, July 4th|
|2023||Tuesday, July 4th|
|2024||Thursday, July 4th|
|2025||Friday, July 4th|
|2026||Friday, July 3rd *|
|2027||Monday, July 5th *|