American Institute of Professional Geologists
Arizona Section Newsletter
“SAVE THE DATE”
AIPG Arizona Section
February 2013 Dinner Meeting and Business Meeting
in conjunction with the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
The Arizona Section of AIPG is pleased to announce the plans for its 2013 Dinner Meeting and Business Meeting, which coincides with the world-famous Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.
Dinner Meeting – Friday, February 15, 2013 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Join dozens of fellow geologists from around the nation for an evening under the stars at Tin Town in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. Tin Town is a “museum” with a Western Mining town theme and is filled with mining equipment, spectacular mineral specimens, western antiques, and other unique items of historical interest collected and displayed by owners Gary and Pat Homan.
Entrance to Tin Town
Minerals and Mining Equipment
The Dinner Meeting begins with a social hour from 6 pm to 7 pm that will allow you to wander around Tin Town examining the outdoor and indoor displays, meet and converse with many geologists and guests, and enjoy live jazz music and entertainment by Joe Bourne (see www.joebourne.com for a preview of his music). There will be appetizers for us grazers, and a watering hole with a cash bar offering a selection of wines and beers.
The Watering Hole at Tin Town
At 7 pm we will be seated for a catered dinner that includes Italian sausage pasta, salads, beans, potatoes, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. A vegetarian main dish will be available upon request. After dinner you can expect some introductions and a few words from the Arizona Section officers and perhaps from a few National Executive Committee members, followed by more socializing. Cost is $40 per person.
Business Meeting – Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 9 am to 11 am
The annual Arizona Section business meeting will be held at the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) office located at 416 West Congress Avenue, Suite 100, in downtown Tucson. Parking will be available at the back of the building, and a parking pass will be provided by AZGS. The business meeting will include introduction of the outgoing and incoming Arizona Section officers, followed by discussions of planned and proposed field trips, financial business, and outreach programs. Several National Executive Committee officers will speak, including Bill Siok – AIPG Executive Director; Barb Murphy - outgoing AIPG President; Ron Wallace - incoming AIPG President; Ray Talkington – AIPG Foundation, followed by an assortment of guests. Previous guest speakers have included Lee Allison - State Geologist and Director of AZGS; Frank Corkhill - Assistant Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources; Patrick Leahy - Executive Director of the American Geological Institute; and a representative of U.S. Geological Survey.
After the meeting, most of us will walk a few blocks to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show at the Tucson Convention Center; entrance fee is $10. The featured mineral of the year for the 2013 show is Fluorite – see specimen photograph on next page.
Arizona Section Field Trips
- Arizona Section “Golden Anniversary” Trip to Chihuahua, Mexico - April 2013
- AZ Fall Field Trip - 10/22/11
- AIPG Field Trip - May 2011
- AIPG Field Trip - October 2010
- AIPG Arizona Field Trip - May 22
- Arizona 2009 Field Tour to Sonora, Mexico
Arizona Section Officers
Dawn Garcia, CPG-08313
2013 President, AIPG Arizona Section
3275 W. Ina Road, Suite 240
Tucson, AZ 85741
520-544-3688 or dgarcia@SRK.com
Julie M. Hamilton, CPG-09428
2013 Past President, AIPG Arizona Section
1405 W. Auto Drive
Tempe, AZ 85284
480-940-2320 or Julie.Hamilton@amec.com
Doug Bartlett, CPG-08433
2013 President Elect, AIPG Arizona Section
Clear Creek Associates
6155 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-659-7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
David Palmer, CPG-09966
2013 Secretary, AIPG Arizona Section
Kinder Morgan, Inc.
7776 S. Pointe Parkway West, Suite 185
Phoenix, AZ 85044
602-438-4203 or email@example.com
Jeff Cornoyer, MEM-02174
2013 Treasurer, AIPG Arizona Section
9420 E. Golf Links Rd., Suite 108
Tucson, AZ 85730
520-604-0503 or firstname.lastname@example.org