Annual Joint AEG/GRA Holiday Meeting!

Sacramento AEG and Sacramento GRA Present: “Drilling Disasters and What Can We Learn” Gary L. Hix, RG, CWD/PI, NGWA Groundwater Foundation 2019 McEllhiney Lecturer

Mr. Hix has been a fixture in numerous and varied capacities in the groundwater industry for nearly 40 years. A former licensed water well drilling contractor and registered geologist, Mr. Hix is actively involved in the National Ground Water Association and the Arizona Water Well Association. Throughout his career, he has been a contributing Water Well Journal® editor and has taught classes for the Bureau of Land Management and the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service.

Mr. Hix is semiretired but continues to share his groundwater knowledge through published articles, most recently publishing the e-book titled Domestic Water Wells in Arizona, A Guide for Realtors and Mortgage Lenders.

In this lecture, Mr. Hix will discuss how each of these experiences presents an opportunity to learn, to avoid similar distress in the future, and to contribute to business profitability and ongoing good will.


Social Hour – 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Announcements & Dinner – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Presentation – 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Raffle – 8:30-9:00 p.m.
Usual great food, including three meat entrées, salad, rice, potatoes, vegetable and iced tea. A no-host beer and wine bar will be available.

Raffle prizes are welcome and encouraged! Please bring prizes that geology and engineer-types will love (rocks, minerals, books, beer, wine…). All proceeds will benefit geology students in the local area, so be generous and help support our next generation of geologists.


Members: $33.00
Non-Members: $38.00
Students: $10.00

Cancellations must be made by Noon on Monday, December 9th. If you register after Noon on Monday, December 9th, or walk-in, a $3.00 surcharge will be added to the meeting cost.

Please RSVP online with GRA HERE


Sacramento State Geology Department would like help outfitting students for geological field work.  If you have, used but functional gear that you no longer need, please bring your donations (for example: Field pants, jackets, boots, hiking backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads)

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