2022 December Events Calendar
DG Holiday Parties!
Friday December 2 - Toronto holiday party @ The Boulevard Club, 7pm
Friday December 2 - Brazil holiday party @ Espaço 1003, 8pm
Saturday December 3 - San Diego holiday party @ The Westin, 6pm
Friday December 9 - Springfield holiday party @ Hotel Northamption, 6pm
Friday December 16 - Battle Creek in-house party, Noon
Friday December 16 - Salt Lake City holiday party @ Snowbird, 5:30pm
Saturday December 17 - Cambridge holiday party @ Whistle Bear Golf Club, 6pm
Thursday December 22 - Atlanta in-house party, Noon
Thursday December 22 - Salt Lake City in-house party, 1pm
Thursday December 22 - Springfield in-house party, noon
Saturday January 7 - Battle Creek holiday party @ The Gilmore Car Museum, 6pm
Saturday January 7 - Atlanta holiday party @ The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 7pm
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Saturday December 3
Since 1992, this day has been nationally observed to encourage the understanding of disability issues. Not only is it important to recognize the achievements of people with a disability, but also to remember their rights and their need for quality services and support.
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)
Tuesday December 6
Established by the Parliament of Canada in 1991, this day commemorates those who have experienced gender-based violence. It falls on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre when 14 women were killed by an armed student said to be “fighting feminism”. This day also serves as a call to action to educate oneself and speak out against gender-based violence.
Sunday December 18-Monday December 26
Happy Hanukkah! The Festival of Lights commemorates the recovery of Jerusalem and the Second Temple during the Maccabean Revolt. Lighting a menorah and frying up latkes during the holiday celebrates the miracle of oil, when a day's worth of oil burned for eight days and nights. With special foods, blessings, rituals, songs, and gifts, Hanukkah is a bright time at the beginning of the winter.
Wednesday December 21
Happy first day of winter! As the Earth rotates through the shortest day of the year, we can look forward to lengthening days ahead.
Dennis Group End-of-Year Town Hall
Tuesday December 20, 3pm EST
Hear our senior partners address the state of DG and what to expect in the new year.
Sunday December 25
Merry Christmas! This religious and cultural festival is celebrated around the globe by the religious and the secular alike. With carols, gift-giving, tree decorating, and special foods, Christmas is a much-beloved holiday... especially by children eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus!
Monday December 26
Happy Boxing Day! Originally a day meant for giving gifts to those in need, Boxing Day is now largely a day of shopping deals and top-tier football matches... and some much-needed time to digest the previous day's Christmas dinner!
Monday December 26 - Sunday January 1
Happy Kwanzaa! Kwanzaa is a seven day African-American celebration of culture based on various harvest festival traditions from around the African continent. Each of the seven days is dedicated to one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.
Safety Committee Meetings
Tuesday December 20, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Tuesday December 20, noon PDT (San Diego)
Wednesday December 21, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Thursday December 15, 10am EDT (Battle Creek)
Tuesday December 20, 11am EDT (Springfield)
Want to help the DG Safety Committee plan for 2022? Contact Chris Klesse to join the DG safety meetings.