Meetings

Our next meeting is:

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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

5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Dr. Tom Watters
Curator of Molluscs
Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University

 Presentation:Silence of the Clams”

Dr Watters will talk about his program to rescue the freshwater Unionids of the rivers in the United States.

Visitors are welcome!!

Annual Dues are due : ($20 or $25 for family)

FUTURE MEETINGS:

Full 2018-2019 Program:

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

5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Lynn Funkhouser, Chicago Shell Club

Presentation: Diving in the Philippine Islands

Lynn will be showing us her famous underwater photos

October 21           North Park Village Nature Center, 1:30-4:00 PM

5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Leslie Crnkovic, Houston Conchological Society

Presentation: Shells on Worldwide Stamps

Leslie will show many beautiful postage stamps from around the world with seashells and land snails on them..

November 11       North Park Village Nature Center, 1:30-4:00 PM

5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Michael Small, Vancouver BC

Presentation: Shelling in Cuba

Michael will show the fantastic shells of Cuba when he was there as the Ambassador from Canada

December 2          Sawa’s Old Warsaw Restaurant, 1.00-5.00 PM

9200 W Cermak Rd. (@17th Ave.), Broadview, IL.

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

5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Lee & Jan Kremer, Chicago Shell Club

 Presentation: Beautiful Things in Small Packages

Lee & Jan will show magnified pictures of amazingly beautiful shells that are too small to see with the naked eye. You will be able to see the actual shells and the magnified views to see the fantastic beauty of these little shells.

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

5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Rich Goldberg

Presentations: Species Variation

The talk will be about the color, pattern and form variation in which many species of marine and land shells can be found, with a bit of discussion about taxonomic issues when names are applied to variations of species.

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

5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Dr. Tom Watters, Ohio State University

Presentation: The Silence of the Clams

Dr. Watters will share with us his efforts to protect the freshwater clams around the United States.

April 14                North Park Village Nature Center, 1:30-4:00 PM

5801 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL.

Speaker: Everett Long, North Carolina Shell Club

 Presentation: Shelling in Fiji and Vanuatu

Everett will be talking about his trips to Fiji and Vanuatu and our planned trip to Panama in 2020.

May 5                    Kremer family home, 1:00-5.00 PM

Crystal Lake, IL.

Hosts: Lee and Jan Kremer, Chicago Shell Club

Annual Meeting, 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.