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SDAG Monthly Meeting
July 17, 2019


Location: Best Western Seven Seas
411 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108


Directions:
FROM INTERSTATE 5: If you are heading south on the I-5 take the I-8 east for 2.2 miles. Take the Hotel Circle E exit. Turn left on Hotel Circle. The Best Western will be on your right just before you cross under the freeway.
FROM INTERSTATE 8: Take the I-8 West to exit 4B for Hotel Circle W. Turn right onto Hotel Circle N which has you heading back east. Slight right onto Hotel Circle S. Best Western will be on your left just past the freeway bridge.
happy hour
5:30pm -
Social hour  

Menu: Pot Roast with Gravy, Chicken California, Potatoes, Mixed Greens, Fruit

dinner
6:30pm -
Dinner


Cost: $35.00 for non-members, $30.00 for members, $20.00 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 15
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.
There also will be a phone credit card reader at the meeting.

IF YOU DO NOT MAKE A RESERVATION, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU A MEAL.
 
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speaker
7:30pm -
Program

"Mongolia and the Anza-Borrego Connection"

Speaker: Diana Lindsay

Abstract: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the only park in the California State Park system that has a sister park. The park is located in the desert-steppe region of southeastern Mongolia and is called Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. Diana Lindsay traveled to Mongolia in September 2008 with a delegation from Anza-Borrego representing the State Park and the State of California, carrying documents from the California Park & Recreation Commission and the Governor's office that officially established the sister park relationship with the Mongolian reserve. In addition to formalizing the relationship with the reserve, the delegation toured the Gobi Desert and Mongolian national parks to become better informed about setting up summer hostels to Mongolia through the Anza-Borrego Foundation, which continues to this day. Join Diana at the regular SDAG dinner meeting on Wednesday, July 17, when she will present a PowerPoint program about how this happened and why there is a connection to our own Anza-Borrego area. It will be an armchair adventure where she shares the experience of drinking fermented mare's milk, riding camels over sand dunes, hiking volcanic Vulture Gorge, chasing rare Przewalski horses, visiting the natural history museum in Ulaambaatar, and bouncing cross-country in Russian four-wheel drive vehicles.


Upcoming SDAG meetings - 2019

August 28 [4th Wednesday]: Rob Hawk - TBD

September: NO MEETING (Field Trip September 27 - 29)

October 16: Ron Blakey - "Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic Paleotectonic and Paleogeographic Evolution of Southwest North America"

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