February 2011 Meeting

The date for this month’s meeting is Wednesday, February 9th.  Doors open at 6:30 PM when the Library, Sand Flea Market and Raffle Table “open” for business.  The main program commences at 7:30.  For all you new members the meeting is held at the Civic Center, the same location as the Shell Show. Our presenter for this month’s program will be Peggy Williams, a guide for nine to ten shell collecting trips per year (see http://www.shelltrips.com).  Her program will be on traveling/shelling in Belize, showing the beauty of the locale, the Mayan pyramids, the rain forest, and the many interesting and exciting shells found there during her shelling trips. Here is how she describes Ambergris Cay, Belize: Picture an island town where you can stand on the main street (of four) and see the Caribbean in front of you and a sparkling blue bay behind. Few vehicles drive the sandy streets, but friendly people greet you in English as you visit modest gift shops or tiny street-corner stores. Daily boat rides bring you to brilliant coral reefs and grass flats where Conchs, Helmet Shells and Chanks grow to impressive size. You picnic on a remote beach on fresh fruit and fish baked over a fire while you snorkel for a variety of reef shells. Come see for yourself the beauty and allure of Belize!

March 9:  Shell Auction  –   April 13:   Bob Janowsky…”Shells: Rare, Medium & Well Done”.


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