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, April 12, 2017. This months presentation, “Shells and Trade Cards” is a light presentation describing the topic and then following the evolution of trade cards, postcards and other advertising media that feature our beloved mollusks.
The speaker is Ron Bopp who lives in Bradenton, FL with his wife, Mary Jo. They moved to Bradenton from N.E. Oklahoma nine years ago and brought back all the beach shells they had acquired on various vacations. A chance visit to a Sarasota Shell Club (SSC) meeting peaked his interest in shells and particularly fossil shells. Ron is now Past-President of the SSC and for several years has served as Awards Chairman for the annual shell show. He and his wife have co-chaired the Membership portion of the SSC for the last two years. Additionally Ron has entered several shell shows in the area for the last six years.
April Shell of the Month: Cypraea cervus Linne 1758 and Cypraea cervinetta Kienner, 1843