NGWA 2024 Darcy Lecture Series



49th Annual Field Trip

LOCATION: Calico Hills, Mojave Desert, CA
DATE: November 3-5, 2023



South Coast Geological Society

Presidents Corner (February, 2024)

February 12, 2024,

Many of you may not be aware (I wasn’t) that there is a volunteer South Coast Geological Society (SCGS) Board of Directors that guides SCGS business throughout the year. The 2024 Board members are:

  • Bert Vogler – President
  • Eldon Gath – Treasurer
  • Taylor Bogdanovich – Secretary
  • Joe Roe – Past President
  • Roy Shlemon

If you see one of these fine folks at a meeting, make sure to thank them for their help to keep SCGS going strong.

February 5th Meeting:
Thanks to Paul Burgess of the California Geological Survey for pivoting with us at the last minute for a Zoom meeting on February 5th. Paul’s presentation on the CGS’s development of a landslide database to document mass wasting related to intense rainfall events was very much on point for that day. We had 100 people sign-up and 81 people attend the meeting.

Paul provided us with some helpful links and an email during the meeting chat:

Congratulations and appreciation to the SCGS officers Sean Hyde, Rene Perez and Otto Figueroa for organizing the change to the virtual venue. Crystal Padron, CJ Vazquez and Gigi Ponce led the social media charge about the meeting changes as well. Also, thanks for Thomas Feistal (Harder & Associates) who has volunteered to assist Alyssa Beach with sales of SCGS merch.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we monitored weather and road conditions that day.

Future Meetings:
February 27 (Tuesday)– Dr. Matt Becker, CSU Long Beach, 2024 Darcy Lecturer
April 1 – Scot Rugg, Kleinfelder, Use of Cone Penetrometer Test Sounding for Fault Studies
May 6 – Annual Poster Session
June 3 – Dr. Sue Hough, USGS, 30th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake

Annual Dues and Sponsorships:
Because we switched over to a Zoom meeting, there was no opportunity to pay annual dues ($40). If you have not paid already. Pay your annual dues at the next meeting or mail a check to:

South Coast Geological Society
P.O. Box 10244
Santa Ana, CA 92711-0244

Thanks to our corporate sponsors!

Jeff Knott


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