2023 November Events Calendar
Benefits Open Enrollment (US)
Open Enrollment Period: Monday November 6, 2023 - Friday November 17, 2023
The time to review your benefits and make changes to your elections is here! Our Advisor will be presenting a summary of the plans and answering questions in a recorded WebEx meeting on November 6. The recording will be posted on SharePoint.
*All employees must login to PlanSource and elect new benefits for 2024 (even if you're not electing for any benefit changes).
Flu Season: Protect Your Community
Wednesday November 1-Ongoing
With COVID-19 still circulating and holidays around the corner, flu shots are more important than ever. Protect yourself and your community by planning your flu shot today. It's simple! For those on DG benefits in the US, call a participating pharmacy in advance to check hours and availability, present your Cigna ID card at the pharmacy, and receive your flu shot. You can find more info on the flu shot and other Cigna-covered vaccinations here. For those in Canada and Brazil, contact Connor Kennedy or Debora Nesteruk with any questions.
All Soul's Day (Brazil)
Thursday November 2
All Soul's Day goes by many names, including Feast of All Souls and Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (Christian church), Defuncts' Day (in Hungary, France, Italy, and Ecuador), and Day of the Dead (Mexico). This is a day for families to reunite, return to places significant to family history, and commemorate the dearly departed.
Veterans Day (US)
Saturday November 11
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
Veterans, we thank you for your service.
Remembrance Day (CAN)
Saturday November 11
Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve the country during times of war, conflict and peace. Canadians observe Remembrance Day with moments of silence, attendance at ceremonies, and wearing of red poppies.
Proclamation of the Republic (Brazil)
Wednesday November 15
On November 15, 1889, a group of Brazilian Army officers led by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca staged a non-violent coup d'état, deposed Emperor Pedro II, and formed a provisional government with de Fonseca as President of the Republic, all in one day. Presumably, they then all crossed "topple constitutional monarchy" off their to-do lists and went to take a nap. (Image: Proclamation of the Republic, 1893, by Benedito Calixto)
Black Awareness Day (Brazil)
Monday November 20
Also known as Zumbi Day in honor of Zumbi dos Palmares, a 17th-century king of the escaped-slave community Quilombo dos Palmares and resistance fighter, Dia da Consciência Negra has been celebrated since the 1960s. It's a day of reflection and education as well as a celebration of the Black community in Brazil. (Image: Zumbi, 1927, by Antônio Parreiras)
Thursday November 23
Its origins are hotly debated, but historians mostly agree that Thanksgiving, as an American holiday, is rooted in the "thanksgiving" days of prayer familiar to 17th-century settlers - most famously, the Pilgrims - combined with a harvest feast. These days, the U.S. observes Thanksgiving as a secular holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. Feasting is still a large part of the celebration, as are family, friends, and giving thanks for the blessings of the past year.
Safety Committee Meetings
Tuesday November 21, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Tuesday November 15, noon PDT (San Diego)
Wednesday November 15, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Thursday November 16, noon EDT (Battle Creek)
Tuesday November 21, 11am EDT (Springfield)
Want to help the DG Safety Committee plan for 2024? Contact Chris Klesse to join the DG safety meetings.
If you have any events that you'd like us to include this month or in future months, let us know!
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