There's now a flyer for the January 6th meeting posted at
Please get your 2009 dues in now if you have not already. $10 for one $15
for two at the same address.
Send them to:
Department of Botany, MRC-166
National Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Fairly recent Washington POst article on Ginkgo in Washington
Next BSW Meeting
Date: Tuesday, January 6th 7:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Paul Yarowsky
Topic: Water-Insoluble Neurotoxins from Cycas micronesica Recreate the
Spectrum of Guamanian Neurological Diseases
Dr. Yarowsky is Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental
Therapeutics at University of Maryland School of Medicine. His talk will
focus on the relationship of Cycas micronesica, the people on Guam, and
human degenerative diseases.
Meeting location: Cathy Kerby Room (Room CE-340), Smithsonian
Institution, National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. and Constitution
Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Use the Constitution Avenue entrance; wait to
be escorted up. As usual, light refreshments will be served prior to and
after the presentation.
Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 P.M. at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant,
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington. Phone 202-347-7707. The
restaurant is diagonally across from the Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th
and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the Museum, with Federal Triangle the
nearest Metro station, and Metro Center also nearby.
Happy Holidays to All!