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Newsletter - January 2015

December A.G.M.
The library books were sorted into three piles ...
(a) For the Museum - Wilma Blom to take these.
(b) For Auction - Heather has these and will sort out for the auction in October.
(c) A few were given away.

A.G.M. Minutes 9/Dec/2014
1. Heather welcomed 18 members and thanked them for coming. Apologies were received from Dr Jack Grant-Mackie, Paul Leary, Eugene Wong Doe, and Rosa Tyson.

2. Heather read the Presidents Report, and mentioned the decline in numbers at our monthly meetings.

3. Michael Barlow gave the Treasurers Report but stated that the final copy was still with the Auditor.

4. Nominations for positions on the Committee for 2015 ...
     Patron: Mrs Margaret Morley
     President: Heather Smith
     Immediate Past President: Martin Walker
     Vice President: Doug Snook
     Secretary: vacant
     Treasurer: Luen Jones
     Website & Membership: Peter Poortman
     Newsletter: vacant
     Poirieria: vacant
     Librarian: n/a
     Archivist: Betty Headford
     Committee: Michael Barlow, Lynn Gumm, Nick Britton, Thomas Simpson, and Andrew Spurgeon

Alan Peterson moved to accept these nominations. Nick Britton seconded this.

Plans for 2015 were then discussed.

Please note that these minutes were recorded by the President!

Next Meeting
An Extraordinary General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 10th February at the Auckland Museum.
More details here.

New Zealand Shell Show 2015
This will be held on 16-18/January/2015 at the Petone Club in Udy Street, Petone, Lower Hutt.

Latest news is that a Conchologists of America Award will for the first time be awarded at this Shell Show.
This award (consisting of a trophy and a pin) has been established to encourage open participation by shell collectors at Shell Shows, and to stimulate improvements in shell exhibits.

The COA Award is given to a single scientific (as opposed to artistic) display which best advances the interest in shells and shell collecting. It must be awarded to an exhibit which wins first place in its class, and which has not previously been awarded a COA Award unless at least 50% of its contents and format have changed. It may not be awarded to a professional malacologist or to a shell dealer unless, in the latter instance, the exhibit consists of entirely self-collected shells.

The COA currently gives out the COA Award to ten Shell Shows in America and five outside America, and this is the first time it will be awarded in NZ.

Shell Shows are the premiere events of our hobby, and they are held in NZ only once every two years.
They are an opportunity to get together with like-minded people and marvel at an amazing range of shell displays. Novice collectors are especially encouraged to participate, with a number of classes available for you. Don't miss out on what promises to be a very enjoyable weekend!

Show classes, rules & registration form, and transport & accommodation information are now available from the Wellington Shell Club website at www.wellingtonshellclub.org.nz.

Poirieria Magazine
Volume 38 may have been our last edition. It is likely that future articles will be published on our club website. This will be discussed at our upcoming E.G.M.

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