March and April Meetings Canceled
As we have been monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus, 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 May and resuming life normally.
Jeffrey Post – Smithsonian Museum will be speaking May 6, 2020
Richard B Drucker GG. He 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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