Sunday, December 4, 2016 – Holiday Party & Auction!  Noon to 4:30PM (or until everything is sold!)

DCGIA Party RSVP and Directions – The DC GIA Alumni Association is excited to invite you to our annual dinner and auction, to be held at Clyde’s of Tyson’s Corner on Sunday, December 4, 2016. In addition to raising money for the Chapter, this auction is an opportunity to catch up with everyone who has missed a few meetings. We want to see you there!

Tickets to the dinner/auction are $55.00 per guest. Please complete the attached R.S.V.P. and mail your payment, number of guests, and meal choice by November 25, 2016.

Bring your RSVP to the Wednesday, November 16, Meeting – “Gemstone Cutting”
Presented by Award Winning Cutter Thomas Trozzo.  Bring your Donations for the auction event as well!  2016-dcgia-auction-donation-form

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 – DCGIA/Gemology Classes Tour of Hillwood Estate

Time: House Tour begins @ 11:30 am, with a duration of about one hour.
The tour will feature holiday decorations and the docents will point out the Faberge eggs and other gem/mineral items as we go through the house.

Per person cost for the tour is $15. We will be divided into groups of 10 if we have lots of
folks (they can take up to 55 people at one time).

A firm count of people going is needed by Dec. 7 but payment can be made at the time of the tour. We suggest everyone arrive by 11 am.

The Museum is located at 4155 Linnean Ave. NW DC 20008 (

It is near Connecticut Ave. and is accessible from the UDC/Van Ness Metro station
(but it is about a mile walk from the station to the museum).   Also accessible via the L1 or L2 Metro buses (getting off at the Connecticut Ave./Tilden exit and walking east up Tilden to Linnean (about 1/2 mile total walk from the bus stop).

Though there is considerable parking at the Museum, we suggest that where possible we car pool for those not wanting to take the bus or Metro.

We will have lunch at the Express Cafe. You can tour the gardens, etc. on your own after lunch.

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*******************     HAPPY HOLIDAYS!   ******************************

Future – Monthly Meetings (January thru November) are held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 Ft. Meyer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209, at the Virginia end of Key Bridge, 703-807-2000. Meetings begin with a speaker meet and greet at 7:00 PM and meetings start at 7:30 PM. Admission is free for those who have paid their 2015 annual fee and $10.00 for all others. Cash & Checks accepted at door.

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