With Club President Heather Smith away in South America, Patricia Langford kindly "filled her shoes" and ran our February meeting. It was lovely to see 13 members attend having returned safe from holiday travels.
We had lots to catch up on with news from the Wellington Shell Show by Doug Snook. The Show sounded as though it was a runaway success — with wonderful attendance, great publicity, a high standard of competition and a lot of socializing with members from Wellington Club over dinner on the Saturday night. Thank you to those Auckland members who made the trip to support this event. See the winners list here.
Summer finds seemed to be limited to those shells "found" at the Wellington show, and Doug Snook and Luen Jones made some fantastic purchases. The envy of the group.
Michael Bressoles had an intriguing pair of fossilized teeth from a shark of days long past. The teeth were gifted to him at his recent trip back to New Caledonia and found in the location of Surprize Island.
Patricia gave a very interesting talk about her shell stamp collection supplemented by lots of wonderful stories and quantities of stamps to view and purchase. Patricia is a wonderful speaker and kept us all entertained and informed. The range of marine stamps from the molluscs, marine life, sea birds from all around the world was incredible. Thank you for your organization and time.
The shell auction will be held on Saturday, 16th June 2007 at Albany Hall.
Any members who would like to auction less than 20 lots please contact Jan Munroe on 09 444 8460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Get in fast as we want to keep the auction to around 250 lots.
Please forward your completed auction lot lists to Jan Munroe by 15th April 2007 so that the finalised list can be included in April’s mail out.
This will be held on Tuesday, 13th March 2006 at Epsom Community Centre, 202 Gillies Avenue, Epsom. You are welcome to arrive from 7:00pm with the meeting commencing at 7:30pm — great chance to catch up with fellow club members, lucky door prize, shells to buy — come along!
Our Chairperson for the evening will be Patricia Langford and Speaker for the evening will be member Alan Peterson on reminiscences of his time in Papua New Guinea and his early shell collecting days. Please bring along a tray of shells from Papua New Guinea.
Look forward to seeing you there.
2007 invoices are enclosed with this newsletter. Please check subs charged and forward your payment to Neville Hudson as quickly as possible.
We wish Martin Walker safe travel as he ventures to a remote island in the Philippines with some great ideas and a lot of advice from fellow club members!
We welcome back and give a note of credit to Margaret Morley who was featured on the television program "NZ Exposed—Paradise Lost" which ran on TV1 24th February at 5.30 pm. (Unfortunately Margaret was advised of the date after last month’s newsletter was issued.)
Worldwide Stamps for Sale
Seashells and marine life including fishes, turtles, marine mammals, corals, urchins, sea stars and crabs, etc. Also ships, seabirds and many other themes. Please phone or write to Patricia Langford — 1 Celina Place, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630, phone 09 479 6149.
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