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Annual Banquet

Each May, we cap off the end of our membership year with our annual banquet and installation of officers.


This members-only event features hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, cash bar, party favors, door prizes, and a special guest lecture presented by an expert in their field.

2023 Annual Banquet

BGS Annual Banquet Payment due April 25th. Click here for more information.

The annual Banquet will be on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228  in the Terrace Room with guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Amati, the State Paleontologist at the New York State Museum presenting the talk, "New York's Finest Fossils."

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Dr. Lisa Amati attended the University of Wyoming, Kent State University, and the University of Oklahoma before taking a position as a paleontology professor in the Department of Geology at SUNY Potsdam in 2004.  While there, she continued her work on Cambrian and Ordovician trilobites from New York along with her students.


In 2015, Dr. Amati accepted the position of State Paleontologist and now works out of the New York State Museum.  She continues her research on trilobites and is currently in the process of helping to design new exhibits for the New York State Museum focusing on Paleozoic invertebrates and Devonian plants of New York.


Doors traditionally open at 6:30 PM with dinner served at 7, followed by our guest presentation and installation of new officers.


Door prizes are drawn intermittently throughout the night; so be sure to stay until all the prizes are awarded (we don’t want to take anything back with us)!

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