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.


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
or jtimmerman@nhcgov.com



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
Meetings to be held at Ocracoke Community Center
Friday and Saturday Nights

Shelling at Portsmouth Island
planned for Saturday morning!

Click on above shell for information on Ocracoke Meeting and places to stay.



Morehead City, NC/
Cedar Point Area

May 1-2


Wilmington, NC

September 19-20

Annual Shell Show
Cape Fear Museum


Ocean Isle Beach, NC

November 6-7

Annual Auction and Meeting
Museum of Coastal Carolina



Conchologist of America Convention in Weston, Broward County, Florida
July 14-19

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




The Club publishes a newsletter four times a year which provides articles on shells, descriptions of field trips, and information on up-coming meetings.

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.



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:


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



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

NEW! Photos from COA 2014! Click HERE



Click Shell for

New 2015





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