January 2011 Program

This month Tom Ball will do a presentation on buying shells on eBay. He will show how to do searches in eBay, what shells are available, how to bid on them, how to send yourself email alerts when your favorite shell is listed, and other tips and tools to help you make your eBay shell buying experience safer, more efficient and more enjoyable.

Doors open at 6:30 PM with the main program commencing by 7:30.

Many thanks to Linda and Kevan Sunderland for their November presentation on “Life in the Everglades”. With the beautiful photography of our local flora and fauna, your great program was enjoyed immensely by all who attended. I am still getting positive feedback from members I talk to. Kudos to you (and again, thanks from me)!
Next month: Peggy Williams (www.shelltrips.com) will be here.

It’s Shell Show time!!!

46th Annual BROWARD SHELL SHOW January 22-23, 2011, Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6th St, Pompano Beach, 33061, Hours: Saturday, 1/22/11 10am – 6pm, Sunday, 1/23/11 10am – 4pm. Admission and parking are free.

Exhibitor entries have been submitted and Dealers are finalized. Our Warehouse has been cleaned and arranged to allow for easy Shell Show setup. So many club members have contributed in so many ways this year. It’s been an incredible group effort and the Shell Show committee can’t thank you all enough for the role you have played in assisting to make the 2011 Broward Shell Show the best that it can be!!!!!

If you have shells or shell-related items to donate to the show, please bring them with you to the meeting! Our “Basket of Shells” raffle is shaping up to be pretty interesting and we are still accepting shell donations of specimen shells valued starting at $5.

Richard Sedlak is in charge of the setup committee. The committee will meet at the warehouse at 10am on Thursday, January 20th, to load cars and trucks with shells, supplies and props, take everything to the Civic Center and assemble the wall boards for our artistic displays. If you have a couple of hours to help, we would appreciate your assistance. Additionally, if you’d like to help me with table and show set, meet me at the Civic Center on Thursday at about 12pm.  Please call either Richard or Nancy to confirm if you plan on joining us for setup.

The Judges Dinner: Friday, January 21st at Galuppi’s, 1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33062. If you forgot to turn in your reservation form, it might not be too late to attend. Please call Nancy Galdo to confirm.  Award and trophy winners will be announced at the Judges’ Dinner! The program will be presented by Shell Show Judge Bill Lyons.

Please watch for the feature article in the Pompano Pelican January 5th issue. We will also run an advertisement in the Pelican January 12th issue.

We sincerely hope you will all join us at the show to enjoy the exhibits and dealers. If you have time to spend a few hours assisting at the show, your assistance will be greatly appreciated!!! For more information, to donate shells or volunteer to help with the show, please call Nancy Galdo, Shell Show Chair, 305-467-4412 or write: nancygaldo@gmail.com.



With over 50 members and guests in attendance we can certainly congratulate Carolyn Harvey and Toni Fisher for a job very well done in organizing the 2010 Holiday Party.  I can’t remember when we last had so many in attendance.  As usual the food array …and quantity, was outstanding! We enjoyed visiting with some members we don’t get to see as often as we would like such as Connie,  Matthew and Madison Davis for instance.   The gift exchange was done differently this year due to the time restraints.  Everyone who brought an (unwrapped) gift, presented what they had to the group and anyone who wanted to trade what they had brought could do so.  It actually want quite well, and still had some of the “drama” of the Chinese auction style we used to do.  It was actually an evening that many did not want to see end.  Nice…..!


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