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GRA/AEG Annual Holiday Meeting – December 11

Sacramento AEG and Sacramento GRA Present: Drilling Disasters and What Can We Learn, presented by Gary L. Hix, RG, CWD/PI, NGWA Groundwater Foundation 2019 McEllhiney Lecturer on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30PM at Aviators in Sacramento! We will also host our annual Raffle Prize event and are conducting a used/donated field gear drive for Sacramento State students.
RSVP at GRA’s Website HERE! (AEG Members can use the GRA Member Registration)


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)

2019 Calendar of Events

January 22 January Meeting

Speaker: Dr. William Kane, PG, PE

Talk: Flexible Debris Flow Nets for Post Wildfire Debris Mitigation in the Western United States

Location: Aviators, Sacramento
February 22 Taber Ranch Foundation Drill Class

Annual Taber Ranch one day course for undergraduate students.
February 26 February Meeting

Speaker: Jeremy Lancaster, CEG

Talk: Post-Fire Debris Flows of 9 January 2018, Thomas Fire, Southern California: The California Geological Survey’s Efforts to Map Inundation, Depth, Velocity, Initiation Areas, Precipitation, and Damages and Costs

Location: Aviators, Sacramento

March 29 – March 302019 Geo Symposium and Field Expo

Expo Theme: A Geo-Resilient Sacramento: State of the Practice and State of the Art

Location: Lions Gate Hotel, A Trademark Collection by Wyndham, 3410 Westover St, McClellan Park, CA 95652, USA

Event Page
April 12
Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships Deadline

Deadline: Friday, April 12th

More Info Here
April 23
Annual Student Night

Theme: Student poster presentations, student-professional interaction and networking, AEG presentation of scholarship recipients

Location: Old Spaghetti Factory, Sacramento
May 28May Meeting

Speaker: Adam Malsam

Talk: Falls, Flows, and Slides: Maccaferri’s Unique Solutions to Geohazard Mitigation

Location: Aviators, Sacramento
JuneNo June Meeting
JulyNo July Meeting
August 27August Happy Hour

Location: Kupro’s Craft House

Event Page & Registration
September 24No September Meeting
October 21 EERI/ASCE-GI/AEG Short Course

Short Course Theme: California Building Code Update for Geologists and Engineers

Location: Citizen Hotel

Event Page & Registration
October 22AEG October Meeting

Speaker: Ron Skaggs, PE, GE, QSD

Talk: Design and Construction Management of a 6,000 ft Water Conveyance Tunnel for Oakdale Irrigation District

Location: Aviators, Sacramento

Event Page & Registration
NovemberNo November Meeting
December 11Annual Joint GRA/AEG Holiday Meeting – 2019 NGWA McEllhiney Lecture

Speaker: Gary L. Hix

Talk: Drilling Disasters and What Can We Learn

Location: Aviators, Sacramento

Event Page & Registration