September Meeting - A night out at the movies
Well not quite the movies ... but we will be watching a DVD supplied by Doug Snook with never before seen footage of his 1993 trip around America including Hawaii, L.A., Canada, Niagara Falls, Corning, Washington D.C., New York, Manhatten, Florida, Sanibel Island, Miami, Dallas Texas, San Diego, Disneyland, historic photos from the 107th floor of the Twin Towers, and memorabilia, etc.
World collectors bring in any American Shells, and N.Z. collectors bring in any shells that belong to families found in America, eg. Murex, Haliotis, Turbins, Cassids, Pectins,Veneridae, to name a few.
Guaranteed to be another great night on Tuesday 9 September 2008 at Epsom Community Centre, 202 Gillies Avenue, Epsom.
You are welcome to arrive from 7:00 pm on with the meeting commencing at 7:30 pm. As usual, supper shall be supplied.
August Meeting Update
About 16 members attended to hear an always enthusiastic Heather Smith regale us with anecdotes, stories and dramas of her exciting trip to Australia earlier this year.
Heather attended both the Townsville and Yeppoon Shell Shows and was able to give us some hints and tips as to what makes a successful show ... as well as what makes for a successful tray!
Yes, Heather did well in the competitions also. Her travels with Bob and Betty Grange and Jenny Raven sounded enviable.
We also thank Rosa Tyson for her contribution with photos from her recent trip to Australia - although not a shell in sight some beautiful foliage - thank you Rosa.
Peter Poortman reports that plans for next year's shell show are proceeding well with visitors expected from Wellington and Australia. A small auction shall be held late Saturday with up to 50 worldwide and New Zealand lots of quality and value, and memorabilia.
If you are able to assist on the Shell Show Committee with organization, please contact Peter.
Shell Club Secretary Wanted
To take over from Jan at the end of the year for production of monthly newsletters and light secretarial duties as required.
Computer skills required. We would love to hear from you.
Shell Show Display Cases
Do you have any spare display cases suitable for shell show applicants to use?
If so, please contact Jan on email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (09) 444 8460.
You are invited to attend the Shell Auction to be held on Saturday, 13th September 2008 at Albany hall 3-21 library lane, Albany.
All welcome - admission is free.
Helpers are needed to set up the hall at 9:00 am.
Sales tables available from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at no charge to members.
Auction lots will be available for inspection from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Club t-shirts and badges shall also be made available for sale during this time.
Intending bidders please register with auction staff at 12:30 pm as the auction shall commence at 1:00 pm sharp. Payment required on the day.
Light refreshments shall be made available to members, however feel free to bring your lunch.
Please remember to bring the schedule included with your July/August newsletter with you to the auction.
All care has been taken with labelling of shell lots, however the Club cannot guarantee information.
Changes to the schedule will be available on the day (if required).
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