It was just as well we met in the big room at the Epsom Community Centre for the AGM! Thank you for the support of all those who attended.
Congratulations to Jan Munroe who takes on the role as Secretary/Newsletter Editor and welcome back to Neville Hudson who had his arm twisted and is back in the Treasurer role.
Welcome to new committee members Barbara Bycroft and Lynn Gumm.
A huge thank you to Rosa Tyson who has been Secretary for the past four years, producing over 40 newsletters, dealing with ongoing correspondence, baking cakes and kitchen hand. Your contribution has been greatly appreciated.
Thank you also to Patricia Langford who is resigning from the committee.
The visual evening with Iain Anderson — Cephalopoda, octopous, squid, jelly fish and the way they move was outstanding. The information and the range of interesting photographs Iain put up on the screen was amazing.
Lucky dips are always fun and a shared supper with Rosa’s delicious Christmas cake all contributed to a wonderful evening.
|Patron :||Prof J Morton|
|Vice Patrons :||W Cernohorsky||Norm Gardner|
|President :||Heather Smith|
|Past President :||Doug Snook|
|Vice President :||Chris Horne|
|Secretary/Newsletter :||Jan Munroe|
|Treasurer/Membership :||Neville Hudson|
|Website Officer :||Peter Poortman|
|Poirieria Editors :||Tony and Jenny Enderby|
|Librarian :||Gladys Goulstone|
|Archivist :||Betty Headford|
|Auditor :||M Stace|
|Committee :||Michael Bressolles||Luen Jones|
|Barbara Bycroft||Glenys Stace|
|Lynette Gumm||Fiona Thompson|
Meeting for February
This will be held one week early on Tuesday February 7th beginning at 7.00 pm with that wonderful sharing and selling of shells. IMPORTANT please note that this is one week earlier than usual.
The actual meeting will begin at 7.30 pm. Our speaker for the evening will be Allan Limpus from Australia. Allan is a world authority on Volutes and has published information on Alcithoe which he will be sharing with us.
Shell family for the evening is Volutidae. Please bring along a tray of New Zealand, worldwide or mixed volutes. Also bring along any special holiday finds!
We are sad to report the death of Bruce Hazelwood on New Years Eve whilst visiting his family at Tauranga. Bruce had been a member of the Conchology Section of the Auckland Museum Institute for over 30 years. His knowledge, especially of volutes, nassarius, mitres, chitons and smaller New Zealand land snails will be sadly missed.
If you have any photos of Bruce would you please bring them to the February 7th Meeting.
Happy New Year! Well it’s official, I am now the new Club Secretary and therefore responsible for sending out the newsletters! I am really looking forward to the upcoming year with the Club and fulfilling my role as best I can.
I apologise in advance for any typos, grammatical and other errors that may pop up from time to time!
75th Edition of Poirieria
The editors, Tony and Jenny Enderby, plan to publish a special edition in 2006.
Our speakers at the 75th weekend, Ken Grange and Richard Willan, have agreed to write an article on their topic which will have colour illustrations. Other articles are being prepared on the trip to Northland and the field trip to Torpedo Bay.
We would really like personal interest stories — even a paragraph would be appreciated of your thoughts, details from events that you attended, anecdotes, memories of the 75th weekend, etc.
If you wish to contribute please send your items as hard copies, ie typed and ready for publication remembering to leave appropriate spaces for any figures/photos to Tony and Jenny. It cannot be guaranteed that your photos will be printed in colour because of the cost.
Tony & Jenny Enderby, PO Box 139, Leigh
From the Treasurer
2006 Subscriptions were set at the AGM last December and are now due ($20 for full members, $10 for students).
Enclosed with this newsletter is a Membership Statement/Invoice. If it indicates your 2006 subscription is owing please pay before February 28th to ensure you remain on our mailing list.
If you would like a copy of the 2005 Conchology Section accounts please let me know and I will forward you a copy.
Items of Interest
Shell collector Felix Abrugar has a selection of shells from the Philippines which he wishes to sell/swap for New Zealand shells. He is able to be contacted at email email@example.com and has lists available.
Margaret Morley would like to see any shells of the black slug Melanochlamys cylindrica that you have in your collection. Please bring any for short term loan to a shell meeting.
Request from Warkworth & District Museum — "The Museum is in the process of replacing colour-faded seashells. Donations of good quality, unwanted, full-colour exhibits, which can be found on the shore between Pakiri and Wenderholm would be appreciated."
Welcome back to Jim Rumbal of Waitara (former member for 25 years) after an absence of six years.
Rae Sneddon has now moved to a Rest Home at Algies Bay, Warkworth District.
|March 10-12||Australian National Shell Show - Sydney|
|Contact Heather Smith for any more information.|
|Chris Horne will be speaking — more in the next Newsletter.|
|April 29||Shell Auction - Albany Hall, Auckland.|
|Rae Sneddon’s interesting shell collection will be auctioned.|
|Jan 27-29, 2007||New Zealand Shell Show|
|Will be held in Lower Hutt, Wellington. More details closer to the time.|
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