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Newsletter - June 2007

President's Report
Hi fellow shellers
A big thank you to ...
- Margaret Morley who took us back to the Antarctic, South Georgia and Patagonia at our last meeting. Your shells were most interesting! What a trip we had.
- The club members who brought in shell trays to share.
- All those who contributed to make our shell auction such a success.
- A special thank you to Glenys Stace our Auctioneer, and to those who worked fastidiously on the front table.

It was great to see so many members from out of town at our recent auction. We always appreciate your contributions.

Our next meeting will be chaired and organized by Doug Snook as I will be traveling with Jenny Raven to the two shows in Australia. In fact, the night of our club meeting, Jenny and I will be in Bunderburg with Allen Limpus viewing his volutes!

We missed Neville Hudsonís support at the auction. We are all sorry to hear of the loss of his mother. Neville, we wish you strength through your time of sadness.

Betty Grange has not been well but is now home from Kaitaia Hospital and is recovering well. We wish both Betty and Bob good health and a safe trip to Australia to the shell shows.

Happy Shelling
Heather Smith

New Zealand Shells Wanted
Message from Barbara Jouvernaux ...
I would like to thank everyone who responded to my earlier request for New Zealand shells.
I now have a really good selection, but I would like more uncommon/deepwater shells - anything considered but especially Alcithoe and Maurea sp, also Semicassis royana. Any quantity. Good condition with data if possible. Contact Barbara direct on telephone 07) 888 3876 or email: barbydule@gmail.com

June Meeting
You will not want to miss our next mid-winter interactive meeting chaired by Doug Snook. We welcome you to contribute in one of the following ways:

1. Bring along your shells that you purchased at the recent shell auction.
2. Shell family of the night is Marginellidae both worldwide and New Zealand - bring along a selection of this family from your collection. The very latest book will be present to view, also a Marginella bullata specimen that is possibly a world record size.
3. We will also have on display a good selection of marine related items such as coral, crabs, starfish, urchins, seahorses, etc to extend your knowledge and stimulate your interest in focuses that we do not usually cover.

This will be held on Tuesday, 10th June at Epsom Community Centre, 202 Gillies Avenue, Epsom. You are welcome to arrive from 7:00 pm onwards with the meeting commencing at 7:30 pm.

As usual there will be two lucky door prizes to be won, special shells for sale at discount prices and supper provided. We look forward to seeing you there for what will be another great meeting.

Bon Voyage
We wish safe travel to all those attending the Australian Shell Shows. We look forward to hearing your stories, viewing your photos and of course handling your trophies!!

Suggested Meeting Plan for 2007 (Subject to change)
July :Doug Snook.
 Details yet to be advised.
August :Tony Enderby.
 Shell family to share : deep water NZ shells.
 We shall also be discussing the proposed purchase of a data projector and our long term arrangements concerning meeting venue.
September :  Martin Walker.
 Shell family to share : Shells from the Philippines.
October :Martin Walker.
 Shell family to share : Landsnails.
November :Yet to be decided.
December :Slide show and Christmas party.

Shell Collection Viewing
It has been suggested that as a shell club we could spend some more time visiting each other's homes to view shell collections. Maybe on a Saturday afternoon. This may encourage those who don't like coming out to the night meeting.
If you are willing to open your home one afternoon to allow members to come and view your shell collection please give Heather a call.

Member News
We were saddened to hear of the recent death of Mrs Renee Kindleysides (aged around 96 years). She was a member of the club in the 1970s/80s and used to travel to meetings with the Snook's. For a number of years she had lived in a rest home and in recent times had become quite frail. Our condolences to family and friends.

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