Return home

Auckland Shell Club

Return home

Newsletter - July 2011

June meeting
Margaret Morley chaired the meeting in Heathers absence, and also presented the topic of the night - micromolluscs, ostracods, & pycnogonids.
We learned of the rich variety of these common but invariably overlooked creatures.
Microscopes were available to view specimens, and Margaret also brought in her extensive and meticulous drawings of ostracods.
We were given demonstrations of how to sieve shell sand and pick for shells, and were also given the opportunity to pick out and keep some deep water shells from sunken wood.
Thank you Margaret for an entertaining evening.

Next Meeting - Tuesday 12th July
Epsom Community Centre, 202 Gillies Avenue, Epsom at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm).
Wilma Blom from the Marine Biology Department at Auckland Museum will be our guest speaker this month.
The subject will be land snails, so please bring in a selection from your collection big, small, NZ, or WW.
It promises to be another interesting and convivial evening.

Please support your club
We would appreciate volunteers for some of the clubs more active positions next year. In particular for the roles of Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, & Porieria Editor.
If you have the time and the skills for any of these positions then we would like to hear from you.
Please contact Peter Poortman on petermwp@gmail.com or (09) 817 1397.

Shell Auction - Albany Hall, Saturday 22nd October 2011
Sellers, please get your lot information to Peter Poortman (petermwp@gmail.com) by mid August so that it can be sent out at the end of August.

Poirieria Magazine
We would welcome contributions to our club magazine "Poirieria".
Please think about what you could provide. Anything related to shells or collecting would be greatly appreciated - Eg. shelling trips/finds, personal observations/tips, scientific research, historic anecdotes, a notable washup, etc.
Please email to Peter Poortman at petermwp@gmail.com, or post to 26 Pendlebury Street, Green Bay, Waitakere 0604.
Contact Patricia Langford on (09) 479 6149 if you have any queries.

Club Library
We have an extensive collection of books, magazines, and scientific publications available, as well as a biological microscope.

Other Club News
. Margaret knows of someone looking for a Powell 1979. If you have one for sale please contact Margaret on (09) 576 8323.

. Enclosed is our 2011 Members List.

. Items of interest for the monthly newsletter are always welcome - email to petermwp@gmail.com, or post to 26 Pendlebury Street, Green Bay, Auckland 0604.

kelpbar

Previous Newsletters

2011 : February   March   April   May   June  
2010 : January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November  
2009 : January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November  
2008 : January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November  
2007 : January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November  
2006 : January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November  
2005 : January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November  
2004 : January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November  
2003 : January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November  
2002 : March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November   December  
2001 : February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November   December  
2000 : February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November   December  

kelpbar