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SDAG Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Location: The Alamo Mexican Cafe
2543 Congress Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Tel: 619-296-1112

FROM INTERSTATE 5: Take the OLD TOWN AVENUE exit. Proceed east on Old Town Avenue. Turn left on to San Diego Avenue and then left at the fork onto Congress Street. The restaurant is located approximately three blocks to the north on the left (west) side of the street.

FROM INTERSTATE 15: Take CA 163 south to Mission valley and then take Interstate 8 west. Take the Taylor Street/Hotel Circle exit and head west on Taylor Street. Turn left (south) onto Congress Street. The restaurant is located approximately three blocks to the south on the right (west) side of the street.
happy hour
5:30pm -
Social hour  
6:30pm -

Menu: Mexican Buffet (Fajitas, Cheese Enchiladas, Rice & Beans). Cash bar.

Cost: $25.00 for non-members, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students if pre-registered by the deadline, $5 extra if you did not make a reservation. Click the SDAG member checkbox on the reservation form if you are a member.

Reservations: Make your reservation online by clicking the button below no later than NOON, Monday, July 13th. RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER Monday at noon. Late reservations/cancellations are preferred over walk-ins or no-shows. Fees payable at the meeting or pre-pay with PayPal.
As a new payment option, there will be a phone credit card reader at the meeting.

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7:30pm -

Speaker: Neal V. Hitch

"The Imperial Valley Desert Museum and the Influence of Geology "

Abstract: Within the last three years the Imperial Valley Desert Museum has gone from "that museum that never opened" to a first class museum and curation facility. This presentation will take a brief look at the history of the IVDM, its location in the Yuha Desert, and the influence the local geology has had on its new permanent exhibit. Whether through hiking "rock talks", a topographic map showing the history of water in the Valley, or the rock structures that anchor different sections of the exhibit, the interest of museum visitors in exploring the geology of the beautiful deserts of Southern California have influenced the museum. This talk will also briefly share the geology of the Coyote Mountains that the Museum has been studying and hopes to interpret within another permanent exhibit on the geology if the Imperial Valley: its tectonic plates, volcanoes, earthquakes, and how that geology has been used by humans for thousands of years.

Currently the Director of the Imperial Valley Desert Museum and a native of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Hitch received his B.S. magna cum laud in Architecture, M. Arch, and Ph.D. in American History from the Ohio State University. His last job was as director of the Turks & Caicos National Museum on Grant Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies.

Upcoming SDAG meetings - 2015

July 15: Neal V. Hitch - The Imperial Valley Desert Museum

August 19: Eldon Gath The Panama Canal

September 16: Mark Legg The Continental Borderland

Meetings are usually scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month. Meeting information on this website is normally updated the second week of the month.

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