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UPCOMING EVENTS

July 2020 Virtual Tour by Tim Morgan
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 ; 6:30 – 8:30P.M.

DCGIA July 22nd Zoom Meeting Announcement – Unfortunately this year, we cannot have a field trip due to the novel coronavirus & COVID-19 disease associated with it. But we can take virtual field trips and Tim Morgan has volunteered for our July “field trip” to show us Poland Mining Camps (PMC), where one can find cool, beautiful rocks, sometimes full of gorgeous, gemmy tourmalines or apatites or beryls or all three or more.

designer2Tim will start his presentation on July 22, beginning at 7 pm and last about 45 minutes with plenty of time for questions from the audience. Please plan to attend this DCGIA event online.

Please Join our Zoom Meeting – Click Here on July 22 after 6:30PM
Meeting ID: 466 296 1828

To join by phone – Dial the following location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 466 296 1828
Password: 944390
To find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc2tcsB2dT
Admission is free for everybody!

All FREE Zoom Events please RSVP to dcgiaorg@cox.net, so a personal invite can be sent to you before the meeting.

We ask participants to MUTE their AUDIO and use CHAT to communicate with the group and speaker.  Once questions are opened at the end of the presentation feel free to un-mute your audio and ask questions.

Physical Location Meetings Are Canceled Due To COVID19!

As we have been monitoring the situation with the Corona Virus, many things have developed even within the past few days. Yesterday, the Governors of both Virginia and Maryland have declared a state of emergency and urged localities and non-profits to limit large public events, effective immediately. All VA and MD schools have closed. Universities are transitioning to online teaching. More and more local churches are changing their gathering practices.

In the life of DCGIA, our focus has always been on our members. With the increasing spread of this virus, we have also been realizing our moral and fiscal obligation to our members, peers and speakers. With that, we want to practice social-distancing and do our part to lessen and slow down the spread of this virus. As both the March speaker coming from NY (a Hot Spot for the outbreak on the east coast) and GIA coming from California, both would prefer to not travel in the coming weeks.

With all this in consideration, the DCGIA Board has decided to cancel both the March and April DCGIA events in hope of limiting possible member exposure during this trying time. We hope you will all be safe and stay healthy.

We look forward to meeting in August and resuming life normally.

Upcoming Speakers:

Richard B Drucker GG (GIA) will be  speaking on August 20, 2020 

We meet at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 Ft. Meyer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209, at the Virginia end of Key Bridge, 703-807-2000.

Speaker meet and greet from 7:00PM to 7:30PM. Presentation starts at 7:30PM to 9:00PM – Admission is FREE for members who have PAID the 2020 DCGIA Annual Fee or $15 at the door for everyone else. Cask or Check preferred. 

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If you have an interest in Gems & Jewelry, we invite you to participate by filling out the DCGIA 2020 Member Registration Form and joining our Email list!

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