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Association of Land Surveyors (DCALS)

Founded in 2001, DCALS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the sciences of Surveying and Mapping and to the improvement of the Profession of Land Surveying in the District of Columbia. 



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Plus: “The Unique Historic Alley Buildings of Washington DC



DATE:                Wednesday, September 9, 2015


TIMES:                  Social Hour (cash bar) starts at 6:00 pm Dinner and Association Business at 7:00 pm

                           Inauguration Ceremony about 7:45 pm Guest Speaker about 8:00 pm.


PLACE:              MAGGIANO'S LITTLE ITALY, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015

202-966-5500. The restaurant is located in the CHEVY CHASE PAVILION, on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue NW, half-a-block inside the District Line from Friendship Heights, Maryland.


                  COST:                $50.00 per person if registered by midnight September 6.  ($60.00 for all RSVPs after September 6.) DCALS ON-LINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM is quick and easy to use — see below.


DINNER:             Outstanding SIX-COURSE Italian FEAST!  Bring your appetite!  We’re having ALL the following . . .

                           Course ONE, Hors d’Oeuvres: Tapenade Crostinis with Cheese, Tomato & Black Olives; Shrimp and Asparagus Crepes. Course TWO, Appetizers: Stuffed Mushrooms; Calamari Fritté. Course THREE, Salads: Maggiano’s Chopped Salad; Spinach Salad; Assorted Fresh-Baked Breads. Course FOUR, Pasta: ‘Mom’s’ Special Lasagna in Meat Sauce; Gnocchi & Italian Sausage. Course FIVE, Entrees: Oven-Roasted Pork Loin with Balsamic Cream Sauce; Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia. And Course SIX, Desserts: Chocolate Zuccotto Cake; Apple Crostada; Fresh-Brewed Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea & Iced Tea.


PROGRAM:        It’s the 14th Anniversary of DCALS! Please join us September 9, for our annual Inauguration of Officers Gala Dinner. Joe Snider will pass the honored gavel to incoming president Matt Kirks. Spouses and guests are welcome and will enjoy the whole evening.


                           “Washington’s Historic Alley Buildings” — Every DC surveyor knows of remarkable old buildings hidden away in the city’s alleys - quaint little dwellings, ornate carriage houses, small businesses, stables become garages. Treasures from an earlier time, each one of them tells a story. And it isn’t just land surveyors who explore the alleys of Washington. The city’s Historic Preservation Office has been conducting a different kind of ‘survey’ - taking inventory of DC’s unique alley structures and documenting their history. Like us, they’ve ‘surveyed’ every back alley. This illustrated presentation – which highlights some of DC’s oldest, best and most quintessential alley buildings - details the history of alleyways in DC, how they came to be ‘home’ to so many little dwellings and businesses, and how the city handles their unusual review and approvals to this day. Please join us for this entertaining and informative session.


SPEAKER:         DCALS members will remember Kim Prothro Williams of DC’s Historic Preservation Office. She gave us that memorable presentation on century-old farmhouses from once-rural County of Washington. Author of two books, she’s an accomplished architectural historian with a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She serves as Washington’s National Register Coordinator, responsible for nominating DC landmarks to the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to old farmhouses, she’s been working more than three years on the city’s Historic Alley Buildings Survey . . . a rewarding project she’ll share with us on September 9.

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