Welcome shell collectors & shell crafters!

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 N.E. 6th Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060, 954-786-4111. Doors open at 6:30pm when all can enjoy the Raffle Table, Sand Flea Market, and Library. All are invited, new members always welcome! The next meeting is Wednesday, September 14.

Our program will be presented by José Leal, Science Director and Curator at the Bailey- Matthews National Shell Museum and current Conchologists of America president. Dr. Leal received his Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Miami. His love for shells and sea life goes back to his childhood years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was an Assistant Editor for Sea Frontiers Magazine (Miami), a Visiting Professor at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris), and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Jose has long been a friend of our club has been a judge for our annual Shell Show in the past.

FORMS AND RULES FOR THE 2017 ANNUAL SHELL SHOW WILL BE FOUND ON THE SHELL SHOW PAGE

SHELL OF THE MONTH – SEPTEMBER – MONSTER SIZE KEY HOLE LIMPET 4.5″

Megathura crenulata Sowerby, 1825 by Scuba diving at 35’ on side of large rock pinnacle, Monterey, California

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