January 14 - Tour Guides/Directors as Independent Contractors

           Topic:  Status, Taxes, Insurance  -- For program and links to reference material, Click Here
           Speaker:  Mike Pearl
           Location:  Lakewood Library, 10200 W 20th Av, Lakewood, CO 80215
           RMGA Coordinator:  Dawn Nelsen

March 11 – Morrison Natural History Museum

          Topic:  Doug Hartshorn, Museum Coordinator, will present the program.  The Museum offers a glimpse of the first important dinosaur discoveries in Colorado including fossils from the first Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus ever discovered.  Doug will take us behind the scenes, into the lab and do some fossil preparation. 

           Speaker:  Doug Hartshorn, Museum Coordinator

           Location: The Morrison Natural History Museum, 501 Colorado Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465 

           RMGA Coordinator:  Dawn Nelsen
 

April 8 – Cherry Creek Shopping Center at the 801 Chophouse

​           Topic:  Updating what is happening in Denver for 2019 tourism season.
           Speakers: Molly Keech and Andrea Zediker Cherry Creek Shopping Center.  
           Location:  Cherry Creek Shopping Center - 801 Chophouse - next to Restoration Hardware.
           RMGA Coordinator:  Nancy Brueggeman 

October 14

            Topic:  What food tourism is, how it evolved, and how it works from an operations perspective. He may even have a few restaurant recommendations for you.  Make sure you bring your appetite because he will bring treats for everybody.  The more knowledge you gain the better tour guide you will be.
             Speaker:  Ethan Magusin, Taste of Denver Food Tours
             Location:  Englewood Library 1000 Englewood Parkway, 1st Floor, Englewood Civic Center, Englewood, CO 80110               

              RMGA Coordinator:  Larry Foos   


Food Tourism -- What the heck is that, anyway? PowerPoint presentation 

 Member and Guest Networking:   6:30 PM unless noted below
 Program:   7:00 PM
 Brief business meeting prior to program
 RMGA meeting coordinator is Dawn Nelsen or Larry Foos unless otherwise noted


For the Program Review, Click on the Photo

May 13 

​            Topic:  Lt. Col. George Custer.  The presentation will reveal lesser-known facts about Custer - facts that often become obscured by political correctness.  He will discuss who Custer really was, his achievements during the Civil War, Indian Wars and his importance to American history. 
            Speaker: 
George Koukeas

            Location:  Columbine Library 7706 West Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123
            ​RMGA Coordinator:  Larry Foos

December 9 – Holiday Event

​​             Topic:   This Holiday Event is a casual get-together again. Study your Colorado Trivia so your team will be the grand winner of an exciting game of Jeopardy-like fun facts – all about Colorado. 

​             Speaker:  Sherry Moon has worked up some terrific Colorado trivia to test your knowledge!!!  

             Location: The Clubhouse at Riverwalk, 27521 West Riverwalk Circle, Littleton, CO 80123  

             RMGA Coordinator: Nancy Brueggeman – 303.979.4852, 303.809.7535, nancybcolo@yahoo.com. 



 

February 11 - Circle Tour through Rocky Mountain National Park 

          Topic:  The Circle Tour through Rocky Mountain National Park enabled              motorists and tour companies to enjoy the “Circle Tour,” a 240-mile-long scenic drive linking Denver, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Berthoud Pass, and Idaho Springs.

          Speaker:  Lee Whiteley

          Location:  Englewood Library 1000 Englewood Parkway, 1st Floor, Englewood Civic Center, Englewood, CO 80110.

         RMGA Coordinator:  Larry Foos

2019 Program Reviews

November 11 

               Topic: The evening presentation of Colorado Scenic Byways will cover a wide range of topics. The first 15 minutes will be an overview that will include Colorado Byways history, Colorado transportation history, National Scenic Byways, and the concept of how scenic byways revitalize small communities through recognition, protection and promotion. The remaining time will highlight many Colorado Byways unique stories followed by participants' questions.  The Colorado Byway Guides, maps, and the book, "100 Years of Colorado State Transportation" will be available for those attending the presentation in person. 

​               Speaker:  Lenore C. Bates, Colorado Byways Program Manager

               Location:  Englewood Library 1000 Englewood Parkway, 1st Floor, Englewood Civic Center, Englewood, CO 80110

               RMGA Coordinator:  Larry Foos


     
CO Byways PowerPoint Presentation