Click on link to download the Membership Application 

The Broward Shell Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the studies of malacology and conchology. Since 1962, the Club has been active in education, conservation and preservation of mollusks (terrestrial and marine). At monthly meetings, the Club members provide identification of specimens and have a presentation by a guest speaker. The Club hosts an annual Shell Show during the first weekend of February at the Pompano Beach Civic Center which provides an educational experience for the public and groups of school children.


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. Meetings include special programs/lectures and a “Sand Flea Market” where shells and other items may be purchased and a raffle. An extensive library is available for the members to use and refreshments are served. There is an annual Shell Show, which is held the last weekend in January, a Spring auction of shells and related items, picnic, fieldtrips, December Holiday party and much, much more. Members are always on hand to assist new members and shelling novices

The sand flea market starts at 6:30 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. the meeting/program begins.


Membership year is May 1 – April 30. Please click on the link below to download the Membership Application.

Please make checks payable to the BROWARD SHELL CLUB. An annual membership directory is published each year and dues must be paid by April in order to be included in the listings. Members joining during the fiscal year will be noted in the Newsletter and will, of course, be allowed to participate in all club activities as a full voting member.



Family (at one address)………$18.00

Student (up to high school)……$ 5.00


THE BUSYCON, the club’s monthly publication, is provided to the members to inform them of each meeting date and other pertinent information. We are a member club within the Conchologists of America (COA, the U.S. “national shell club”) and exchange newsletters and information with many other shell clubs across the U.S. and abroad.

5 thoughts on “Membership

  1. I believe my grandmother was a member in the 60’s-70’s. Do you records that far back? Her name was Alva Thayer, or Mrs. Warren Thayer.

  2. I am currently working on a large project “Shellers from the Past and the Present” (just past 29,000 listees). Is it possible to obtain membership lists (current or any from the past) for the Broward Shell Club? My list does not include addresses (postal or email), websites or other ways to contact those listed. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Tom Rice, Rawai, Phuket, Thailand

  3. Yes it is Tom. Funny Richard Sedlak, a former shell club president mentioned you just recently. I think we have a digital club list that can be emailed. It will cost you a couple of specimens from Phuket, just kidding. Are you in the shell business? I have a very short want list from Thailand.
    Richard Kent

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