Meetings

Our next meeting is:

Sunday, December 8, 2019

RED APPLE RESTAURANT

Red Apple Restaurant, 1.00-4.00 PM

6474 N Milwaukee AveChicago, IL · (773) 763-3407

St. Nick and Neptune Party, Banquet and Auction.

Don’t miss one of the country’s best silent auctions of shells! Make reservations for the banquet and auctions or come just for the shells and the camaraderie.

Visitors are welcome!!

FUTURE MEETINGS:

Full 2019-2020 Program:

September 8         North Park Village Nature Center, 1:30-4:00 PM

                                      5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Dr Jochen Gerber

Presentation: “RATED R: The Weird World of Snail & Slug Sex”

Dr Gerber will give us some insight as to how snails and slugs reproduce.

 October 20           North Park Village Nature Center, 1:30-4:00 PM

                                      5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Alan Gettleman, Astronaut Trail Shell Club, Melbourne FL

Presentation: “It’s Hard to be a Shell Collector”

Alan will give us some stories about the difficulties encountered in some shell collecting trips.

November 10     North Park Village Nature Center, 1:30-4:00 PM

                                   5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Shell Club Members

Presentation: Pizza Box Displays, plus 5-10 min. talks

All Shell Club Members are encouraged to put together a Pizza Box Display, and we will have 3-5 minute talks by anyone wishing to tell about the topic of their display.

December 8          Red Apple Restaurant, 1.00-4.00 PM

                                     6474 N Milwaukee AveChicago, IL · (773) 763-3407

St. Nick and Neptune Party, Banquet and Auction.

Don’t miss one of the country’s best silent auctions of shells! Make reservations for the banquet and auctions or come just for the shells and the camaraderie.

January 12          North Park Village Nature Center, 1:30-4:00 PM

                                 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Lynn Funkhouser, Chicago Shell Club & Our World Underwater

Presentation: “The Underwater Beauty of the Philippines.”

Lynn will once again electrify us with her world famous underwater photography.

 February 9        North Park Village Nature Center, 1:30-4:00 PM

5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Ken Mattes, Chicago Shell Club

Presentation: “Cowrie Families (51!!) and the Sole Survivors.”

 Ken will show us MANY beautiful cowries (Cyraeidae) and the differences between the many newly named families.

March 8              North Park Village Nature Center, 1:30-4:00 PM

                                5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Richard Goldberg, Worldwide Specimen Shells, Columbia Maryland.

Presentation: “Unseen Jamaica, Land Mollusks and Nature on the Road Less Taken.”

 Take “the Road” with Rich and explore Nature’s Bounty in this beautiful island.

April 19                North Park Village Nature Center, 1:30-4:00 PM

                                 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Paul Callomon,   Acaademy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University,         Philadelphia PA

 Presentation:  “Going, Going, NOT Gone! The Intriguing Story of the Buttonwood Farm  Shell Auctions.”

 Paul will share with us the interesting story behind the Buttonwood Farm Shell Auctions, and what happened to them.

May 3                    Kremer family home, 1:00-5.00 PM

Crystal Lake, IL.

Hosts: Lee and Jan Kremer, Chicago Shell Club

Annual Meeting, Election of Officers, Shell Auction and Potluck Meal

There will be a bunch of interesting shells as well as some fun shell related activities. Bring a dish for the potluck and your checkbooks. We will also discuss other Shell Club business at our Annual Meeting.