Shell Club Meets Monthly
Come along to one of our monthly meetings, talk to local collectors,
look at rare shells, buy swap or sell shells.
Send us an email to reconfirm details for our next Sydney meeting.
We usually meet on the 4th Saturday of each
month. (Except December)
We meet at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues-Club
117 Ryedale Road, along side West Ryde Station
We arrive at around 1.00-1.30pm to look at shells and then the meeting
commences at 2pm followed by presentations. We usually finish
4pm or so.
Our club has a small annual show each October. There are competitive displays, educational exhibits and both collector
grade and decorator shells for sale or swap.
Presentation Program 2019
(Subject to change or shuffling to
||Theme Shell Topic
||Microscopic shell, smaller than
||A shell that is big for species
||Australian Deep Water Turrids
||Interesting Turrids WW
||Any and all
||Min talks by members
||Steve, Ian, Ian, Ron, Stephanie, Des
||Presentation about recent members trip to Shell
Convention in Philippines
||Bring along quality shells from Philippines. EG
Cymbiola aulica, Pterynotus loebbeckei, Angaria sphaerula, Conus
Review club library
||World record size specimens of various volute
species on display. Species from Queensland
||Tall shell for species
|27 July 19
||Anders and Stephanie
|Navigating on line shell databases for researchers
and collectors. Resources and their validity
Report on Thailand Bangkok Show
|24 Aug 19
||Marine - but not a shell
|28 Sep 19
(Cute little limpet like shells that can live out of water and
breath air if they want)
|Mature gastropod but minimum whorls. (ie limpets)
|26 Oct 19
||Annual Shell Show
|23 Nov 19
||Remy & Chris
|Collecting trip to northern NSW
A large northern NSW dived collection from the past
|7 Dec 19
||Informal meeting for chat start arriving from 10.30am
||Followed by Xmas Lunch in Ryde Eastwood Club
Bistro. Then continue social chat.
Next NSW Annual Show
Next NSW Annual Show 26th October 2019
(39th Annual Sydney Shell Show)
General public are welcome from 2pm to
Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club - Ryedale
Two months before the show members vote to decide what families of shell
will be exhibited and judged.
There are usually around twelve categories selected plus children's,
and photos as appropriate. Categories, number of specimens, range are advertised
here once decided. Also for each category, number of specimens, range,
and other judging criteria are indicated.
There is usually shells for sale and swap.
There are experts who can name your unidentified specimens
Program for members, guests and visitors:
11.00 Set up
11.30 - 12.30 Set up competitive displays, non-competitive displays and
shells for sale
12.30 - 2.00 Judging and Lunch rotations
1.30 - 2.30 Label prize certificates
2.00 - 4.00 Public viewing. Public viewing.
4.00 - 5.00 Pack up displays
5.30 Some members stay for dinner
For most categories the judging criteria are -
60% Quality and perfection of specimens (NOT rarity).
20% Variety of genus, locality and size as appropriate
10% Quality of visual display and aesthetic appeal (but not the display
box or lid)
10% Number in display, correct name and author, other labelling detail
Results from recent past NSW annual