Welcome
The North Carolina Shell Club
is dedicated to providing a friendly and enthusiastic organization where people of all levels of expertise, ranging from beginner to professional, can meet and share knowledge and information about the fascinating world of shells.

CONTACT INFORMATION


Susan O'Connor -  President 
Hubert, NC

Everett Long - Vice President
Swansboro, NC
Nancy Wolfe - Treasurer
Beaufort, NC
Vicky Wall - Secretary
Mayodan, NC 

Karlynn Morgan - Webmaster
Winston-Salem, NC

Annual Shell Show

The Club sponsers a judged show each year. Competition is held in a wide range of categories with special groups for novices and juniors. Divisions for shell crafts and photography are included as well. The Club invites the public to attend and vote for their favorite display. For more information, contact

Shell Show Chairman:
John Timerman

206 Quail Ridge Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28409 -2637
(910)452-0943 (H) or
(910)798-4368(W)
njredstone2gr@hotmail.com
or jtimmerman@nhcgov.com

2015 Shell Show Flyer Available NOW!

New Promo article for 2015 Shell Show

MEETINGS

The Club meets four weekends per year. Meeting locations change each quarter and occasionally are out of state. Locations are announced in the club newsletter prior to each meeting. Programs on Friday and Saturday nights feature speakers. During the day on Saturday there is an opportunity to collect shells. The Club invites guests to join us for any of our meetings.



Click this Shell to Read the Minutes From the Most Recent Shell Club Meeting

2015 Club Meeting Schedule

Ocracoke, NC
March 20-21

Shelling at Portsmouth Island
planned for Saturday morning!

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Morehead City, NC/
Cedar Point Area


May 1-2

 

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Wilmington, NC

September 19-20

Annual Shell Show
Cape Fear Museum

Click on Above Shell for Current Information
on Shell Show and Banquet

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Sunset Beach, NC

November 6-7
NOTE MEETING LOCATION CHANGE!


Annual Auction and Meeting

Sea Trails Homeowners Association Club House 201 Station Trail, Sunset Beach, NC

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COA 2016
CHICAGO

Conchologist of America Convention in Chicago, Illinois
July 25-31

Information & Registration Here

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Contact Webmaster

to comment / complain / inspire

Click Above Shell
For Tips on Shell Show Exhibits and Labels

Click This Shell
to Read John Timmerman's Article in the June 2012 American Conchologist

Click Above Shell
To Read Doug Wolfe's Article which appeared in the December 2014 issue of American Conchologist about past club member Hugh Porter

 

Click Above Shell
To see photos from Vicky Wall's Powerpoint Presentation on the NC Shell Club's Trip to the Pearl Islands of Panama during the winter of 2015
NEW!

Newsletter

The Club publishes a newsletter four times a year which provides articles on shells, descriptions of field trips, and information on up-coming meetings. The newsletter is now mailed electronically except to those individuals who do not have computer access or require a printed copy.

Annual Auction

One of the highlights of the year is the annual fund-raiser held during the November meeting. Shells and shell-related items are offered in both silent and live auctions.

Special Collecting Trips

During the year special trips may be scheduled to local beaches, off-shore islands or fossil sites for collecting.

 

 

 

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NEWS FLASH!

Club member Art Bogan has had an article published in the Raleigh News & Observer. To read Art's article, click on this link:

Raleigh News & Observer

Club member John Timmerman, has written a brief article on NC Shells for "Going Green" magazine's current issue. It can be viewed and downloaded at their website:

www.goinggreenpublications.com

This link is actually to the archives section. John's article appears in Vol. 1 Issue 4 (the Winter 2008 issue with his shell photo on the cover)

Click on this shell to see photos from recent COA Work Day

Photos from COA 2014! Click HERE

 

Click on the above shell to see photos of
our Shell Show 2014

 

Congratulations Art!

At the joint meeting of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society (FCMS) and
Upper Mississippi River Conservation Commission (UMRCC) recently held at St. Charles, Missouri, Arthur E. Bogan was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the FCMS.
As most N.C. Shell Club members know, Art is a noted expert in the field of freshwater bivalves, not only in this country but also worldwide with several trips to Viet Nam and Malaysia to study freshwater bivalves. He has authored several monographs on state freshwater mollusks, and a checklist for the world’s freshwater bivalves in 2010.
Art has been and is eagerly sought by government agencies, academics, museum personnel, and field workers for his knowledge of this unique and fascinating molluscan fauna He is generous with his knowledge and time to increase the scientific, government, and general public’s knowledge of this important fauna.
The award states: “ Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Lifetime Achieve Award Presented to Arthur E. Bogan for singular accomplishments and long-term conservations that have advanced the conservation and science of freshwater mollusks at a national and international level. By order of the Membership of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society presented in St. Charles, Missouri this 25th day of March 2015.”
_____ - submitted by Alan Gettleman

 

 

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