We will have 2 nights of crafting in November: Monday November 11th and Monday November 25 from 6 to 9 pm at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center (Pompano Beach Civic Center).
The new date for crafting in December will be December 9th.
We are also now booked for 2014 for every 4th Monday of the Year.
Greetings! The Broward Shell Club cordially invites you to attend the 49th Annual Broward Shell Show on January 18-19, 2014 at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33061, USA. The 2014 Show is open to the Public and admission is FREE! Exhibitors may download the entry form and show rules, attached to the email, on our Facebook page,https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrowardShellClub, or on our website, http://browardshellclub.org.
Broward Shell Show Invitation, Rules and Show Information: Click on link to read: 2014 BSS RulesFINAL
Entry forms must be received no later than Friday, January 3rd, 2014.
Each exhibitor shall submit an entry application to:
Alice Pace, 7405 SW 128 Court, Miami, FL 33183
Or Email your application attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Major scientific awards presented include the Conchologists of America (COA), Dupont, American Museum of Natural History and Best of the Best. Special club trophies include Len Hill Memorial for Most Beautiful Exhibit, Jim VunKannon Memorial Florida/Caribbean, the Gerrit DeGraaff representing a large and exceptional specimen of a chosen species, Betty Hamann Memorial Fossil Trophy, Neil Hepler Memorial for Education Excellence, Shell of the Show (self-collected and any manner) plus Best Student and Best Beginner trophies, as well.
Club artistic awards include Best in Show trophies for Hobbyist, Professional and Sailor’s Valentine, the Fay Mucha Memorial for Best Collectibles, Best Table Top, and Best in Wall Hung Shell Craft. Also, Best Student and Best Beginning trophies.
Included with the rules is a great hotel package available for those who are visiting from out of town. Also, included is the form to be complete if you would like to attend our Judge’s Dinner on the evening of Friday, January 17, 2014. We hope you’ll join our friendly, fun-loving club for our exciting shell show weekend. We’ll have a great time!!!
If you have any questions, please email Alice Pace at email@example.com or call 305-301-1296.
Very best regards,
2014 Chairperson Broward Shell Show
For those of you wondering if you missed the first shellcraft get together tentatively scheduled for August 4th-You didn’t miss it. Too many unexpected things happened this past month for me to organize our first get together.And I somehow managed to lose the list of those members signed up for shell crafts. I apologize for this. I’m hoping those who want to do some crafts will please sign up again at our next club meeting on August 14th. There will be a sign up sheet at the raffle table.
Several members have expressed interest in learning how to make shell flowers. We have a very experienced club member, Patty Jenkins, who is willing to teach small groups how to make a variety of flowers. There will be a second sheet at the raffle table for those interested specifically in flower making.
We still have not found a meeting place for the shellcraft group. If you know of a place we could meet, please let me know. Thank you for your interest in shell crafts.
Linda Laurin firstname.lastname@example.org
Sanibel, Fla. (Thursday, June 27, 2013) – The Board of Trustees of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is proud to announce the hiring of Dorrie Hipschman as the Museum’s Executive Director. She brings a wealth of experience with more than 20 years leading non-profit organizations. Most recently, Hipschman was the Executive Director of the Cade Museum in Gainesville, Florida. Additionally, she has served as Executive Director at The Building for Kids in Appleton, Wisconsin, the Children’s Museum in Stockton, California, and the Flathead Convention and Visitors Association in Whitefish, Montana. She was also Development Director at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND. Hipschman is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in American Studies and additional MBA courses at the University of Hawaii. The Museum will greatly benefit from Hipschman’s extensive skills in strategic planning, museum expansion, major gift fundraising and grant writing, and experience in managing staff and volunteers, according to Board President Clair Beckmann. Hipschman has received several museum awards including the American Library Services for Children Award, MetLife Promising Practices Award for children’s health programming and the Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau Destination Builder Award. “Dorrie Hipschman is a lifelong enthusiast of both shells and the ocean environment that they represent. Having come from a large, scientifically-minded, sailing family, she has spent much of her life hunting for, cleaning and collecting seashells along the Atlantic coast, while scuba diving in Hawaii, on Sanibel Island and while snorkeling in Saipan.” Beckmann said. The Board also said Dr. José Leal will transition to become Curator and Director of Education. “From the unique perspective of a marine scientist, it will be great to have the opportunity to expand on and interpret new findings to our visitors and followers worldwide. With Dorrie taking on the Museum management, I will be able to devote my time, as Curator, to the very specialty that introduced me to museum activities in the first place—collection-based research and organization. My thanks to our supporters for their continued assistance and support of the Shell Museum and its efforts,” Leal said. Dorrie Hipschman (email@example.com or 352-682-292 Of the more than 17,500 museums in the U.S., The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is one of approximately 800 institutions accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum features more than 35 exhibits of shells and mollusks from around the world. Exhibits are devoted to shells in art and history, shell habitat, rare specimens, fossil shells, common Southwest Florida shells, and more. The learning lab features a hands-on play area for children, displays, games, and a tank with indigenous mollusks. Two half-hour videos, “Mollusks in Action” & “Tales and Trails,” are shown throughout the day, and a children’s video is shown continuously. The Museum Store offers a wide selection of shell books. The Museum is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. LIBRARY NEWS
COA Convention Contest – For Broward Shell Club members only. Win a prize and grab the glory!!!
BSC members, put your thinking caps on! The club board announces a contest to submit a name and a logo for our 2015 COA Convention.
The title should be representative of something in South Florida pertaining to shells or nature and the logo should have a shell motif or at least a shell of some type in it. The logo should be a drawing (not a photograph) that can be utilized in color and/or black and white. We will utilize the name and logo in all print and on various pieces of merchandise we manufacture to sell at the COA. Those of you who attended our special May COA meeting saw various bags, t-shirts and hats adorned with various years’ logos and themes. We will be adding the following to our printed material/merchandise: 2015 COA Convention or 2015 Conchologists of America Convention.
Please submit your name/logo entry to either Nancy Galdo or Linda Sunderland. The contest deadline for submission is November 1st, 2013. We will present our 2015 COA name, logo and event plans next summer at the 2014 COA Convention in North Carolina!
There will be a very exciting prize for the winner (TBD). The board will announce the grand prize in the near future. The Broward Shell Club board of directors will choose the winner at its November board meeting. Good luck to all!!!
Examples of previous COA titles are:
2013 – Sarasota – A Circus of Shells
2011 – Melbourne – Space Coast Treasures
2010 – Boston – Shellebration
2007 – Portland, OR – Chardonnay & Shells
2003 – COA logo created in Seattle – The Watchman (see top of next column)
This year the COA will be in Sarasota, Florida and next year (2014) it will be in North Carolina. Our club has had the honor of hosting the Convention two times previously in 1977 and 1986. This annual event has taken place annually since 1972 and is the ultimate shell experience. Meeting other collectors from all over the world, fantastic programs, banquets, field trips, and the ultimate “shell-collecting-orgy” the dealers’ bourse. This is an overload of the senses where shells are concerned….but what a way to go!!
At the April meeting the Nominating Committee presented their slate of officers for the upcoming fiscal year.The slate presented was unanimously elected and is as such:
President – Linda Sunderland
Vice President – Sonny Ogden
Treasurer – Tom Ball Corres
Secretary – Carolyn Harvey
Recording Secretary – Linda Laurin
48th Annual BROWARD SHELL SHOW
January 19-20, 2013
Thousands of beautiful and unusual shells from around the world will be on display and for sale. Weekend Attractions include: Competitive displays by dozens of collectors; Shell Artists showcasing their designs; International Shell Market featuring shells, shell craft, jewelry and educational shell books; a Shell ID Station where beginners or advanced shell collectors can bring their seashells for identification; Raffle items including a spectacular Sailor’s Valentine made by Brandy Llewelyn valued at $2,700, and Door Prizes.
This year, the Shell Show will add an exciting new feature. Five interesting, educational programs will be presented during the shell show. There will be a program on seashells and one program on shell craft each day. Additionally, for those of you who like to purchase on-line, there will be a program on buying shells on Ebay. Please visit our Facebook page for additional information regarding the guest speakers,
Saturday, January 19:
12 pm – Shell Show Judge Dr. Harry Lee – Audubon’s Shells
2pm – Club member Tom Ball – Buying Shells on Ebay
4pm – Shell Show Judge Emily Savage – Basics of Arranging (Shell Craft)
Sunday, January 20:
12pm – Dr. Richard Kirk – Searching Around the World for the Most Beautiful Scallop
2pm – Jae Kellogg – The Art of Flower Making in Shell Craft
Take your picture with Sonny Ogden’s “Killer Clam”. We invite you to attend the 2013 South Florida shelling event of the year!
January 19-20, 2013
Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St, Pompano Beach, 33060. Hours: Saturday, 1/19/13 10am – 6pm, Sunday, 1/20/13 10am – 4pm Admission and parking are free.
For more information, call 305-467-4412 or write: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Y. Kirk graduated with a Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania and worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs until his retirement in 2007.
He has been active in both the Conchologists of America (COA) and the Academy of Natural Sciences / Philadelphia Shell Club, founding the annual Philadelphia Shell Show in 1983, as past club president, auctioneer, scientific judge and co-chairing the National COA Convention in Philadelphia.
Richard was named “Fellow” at the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, 2011 and is currently co-authoring a new encyclopedia of shells with Dr. Gary Rosenberg, Paul Callomon and Sue Hobbs.
Richard tells his rather humorous story. “When I was 4 years old, I did something “good” and mom decided to reward me, so she took me to the basement and brought out a round red can with an Indian on it (baking soda?), opened it and it was full of beautiful shells, she said from India, she allowed me to pick just one as my reward. It took me about an hour to choose on shell, and that night I went downstairs and took the whole can! With shells it was love at first sight! I still have that first shell, it was a busycon contrarium and those shells in the can as it turned out were not from India but from Florida. I have been collecting ever since, and now have a massive worldwide marine collection that will some day go to the Academy of Natural Sciences, because it includes many species that the Academy does not yet have. My shells are being photographed for the new encyclopedia of shells.”
Scientific Shell Show Judge – Dr. Harry Lee
Harry G. Lee was born and raised in Short Hills New Jersey, where he began the pursuit of conchology at age six. Settling in Jacksonville FL in 1974, he practiced Internal medicine until his retirement in 2006.
Harry received his education at Williams College (biology honors) and medical training at Cornell University, Emory University, the National Institutes of Health, and the University of California San Francisco. He is the author of Marine Shells of Northeast Florida (2009) and over a dozen scientific papers and serves as a Field Associate of the Florida Museum of Natural History and Vice President of The Conchologists of America. He is a Trustee of the Museum of Science and History (Jacksonville) and previously served in that capacity for the Paleontological Research Institution (Cornell University) and the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum (Sanibel, FL). In addition, Harry is on the Editorial Board of The Nautilus and American Conchologist.
Harry maintains a general collection of shells but is particularly interested in American mollusks (land, freshwater, and marine) and the micromollusks of the western Atlantic. He has written over 100 popular articles related to malacology and shell collecting and judged about 65 shell shows.
Artistic Shell Show Judge – Sandy Moran
The very first Sailor’s Valentine Sandy Moran viewed changed her life and her interest grew as she learned more about the history of these objects that spoke so elegantly of a lonely sailor’s love. A person with a fine eye for artistic quality, and a love for all things connected with the sea, Sandy was inspired to realize her own vision of a unique Sailor’s Valentine. Her valentines include patterns and flowers of various unusual seashells. Many of the shells were discovered in old shell collections.
Having reached pre-eminence in her field, Sandy Moran has earned numerous first-place awards, beginning in the early nineties. Additionally, she was a featured artist on a PBS fundraiser show, featured in Martha Stewart magazine, Coastal Living magazine, La Vie Claire Magazine, Yankee Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, as well as in various Florida publications and national television. Additionally, Sandy is Artistic Chairperson of the famed Sanibel Shell Show and a trustee of the Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum on Sanibel Island. Her work is displayed in galleries on Cape Cod, Nantucket and in Sanibel.
Artistic Shell Show Judge – Emily Savage
Emily Savage was born in Perth Amboy, N.J. and moved to Miami, Florida with her familyin 1944. She met her husband Herbert Savage in 1949 and they were married in Miami onOctober 21st, 1950. They have three children, Charlene Butler, Sharon Stewart and HerbertSavage, Jr. and six grandchildren.
Emily was active in PTA Organizations during the years her children were in school, becoming a Life Member. She was also active in the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs and served as the State Junior Director of Florida from 1962-64 when Florida was the Outstanding State in the Nation. In 1963, she was chosen to represent Florida in the Mrs. America pageant.
She moved to Marco Island in 1978 with her family where her love of shells and her interest in them grew. She joined the Marco Island Shell Club where she met several club members who were her mentors. She served as President and is an Honorary Member of the club.
She has won numerous ribbons in various Florida Shell Shows over the years, was awarded the Peggy Bennett Memorial Award for the Best Commercial Artistic Creation, and she has received the Best Commercial Artistic Creation Award three times at the Marco Island Shell Show.
Emily opened her shell shop, Shells by Emily, in 1985 and has been in the same location for the past 28 years. They carry a large inventory of local and imported shells, creating most of the items they sell using a various assortment of shapes and sizes of shells, providing a wide variety of shell creations including wedding favors, cake tops, bride bouquets, corsages, lamps, mirrors, containers, picture frames, and other specialty arrangements for any occasion. The friendships, camaraderie and creativity are the highlights of her day.
SCIENTIFIC ENTRY: Scientific entry2013
ARTISTIC ENTRY: Artistic entry2013
BEST OF BEST ENTRY: Best of the Best entry 2013
Entry forms must be received no later than Friday, January 4th, 2013.
Each exhibitor shall submit an entry application to:
Nancy Galdo, 4266 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Or Email your application attachment to: email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE!! October 13th WAREHOUSE CLEANING DAY On Saturday. Broward Club members, we invite you to join us at our warehouse on Saturday, October 13 at 10am to clean out our warehouse in preparation for the upcoming shell show season. This annual event was attended by over a dozen people last year and most of us went out for lunch togetherwhen we finished. The location of the warehouse is 1610/20 SW 7th Avenue in Pompano Beach. Let us know at the October meeting if you plan to attend.