Past Events, meetings & field trip programs

Monthly meeting program 2020 

Date           Presenter Presenter Topic Theme Shell Topic
25 Jan Any and all Mini Talks - by as many members as possible Ugliest shell you just cant part with
22 Feb NA National Shell Show 2021 Planning meeting. Finalise competition categories Cowrie - Single species big and small pair
28 Mar   Cancelled  
18 Apr Zoom Mini shell show in a single category: Volutes that can be found in NSW. Plus how to judge workshop, using the competition exhibits as examples. A skinny (spindle like) volute WW
9 May Zoom Cones, plus mini-talks, several on C. ammiralis Black shell (Paint or mud stains not allowed).
23 May Zoom Strombs Sinistral Shells = spiral anticlockwise
6 June Zoom Murex Shells that are not Molluscs, but still produced by living creatures
20 June Zoom Olives Xenophoridae
4 July Zoom
Angus Hawke
Australian shells through the Ages, fossils to current. Shell species that naturally look dirty even once cleaned. Excluding fossils.
18 July NA BBQ at Ashley's House. BYO everything. Starts at Midday. Also our AGM NA
22 Aug TBA  Bayview Hall Favourite Shell
26 Sep TBA  Bayview Hall Shell that is large for the species
24 Oct NA 40th Annual Shell Show Bayview NA
28 Nov TBA Bayview Hall Favourite Tiger cowrie
TBA Dec    Xmas lunch at Ryde Eastwood Club  


Monthly meeting program 2021

Date           Location Presenter Presenter Topic Theme Shell Topic
23 Jan Ashley's Museum   Visit to Ashleys shell museum and BBQ. BYO everything. 10.30am onwards. 1.30pm Meeting NA
20 Feb Ashley's Museum Phil Colman Early history of the Royal Zoological Society, our shell club as a branch, then when we created the MSA and set ourselves up as a branch of it instead. BYO everything. 11.30am onwards. 1.30pm Meeting Shells made into something else
27 Mar Bayview Scout Hall Ian Mattiske and Ashley Miskelly Show and Tell Shell Show
Presentation: Turning shell shows upside down.
Arrive from 12.30 for 2pm start
A shell that helped inspire you to start your collection
24 Apr Bayview Scout Hall Ron Moylan Zoila rosselli variations.

(Bring your rosselli to be identified)

Arrive from 12.30 for 1.30pm start
(Note - Anzac long weekend is 24-26 Apr)

Favourite Cone
22 May Bayview Scout Hall Phil Colman Early history of Australian quarantine as it relates to shells. . Arrive from 12.30 for 1.30pm start Shell purchase accidents and disasters
26 June Bayview Scout Hall NA Display of Historical Scuba equipment. Shell displays. Special shell birthday cakes NA
24 July Via Zoom NA Flexible Categories Shell Show
Presentation: AGM and Mini-Talks
2pm start.
Continuation of - something else we also collect (IE other than shells)
28 Aug Via Zoom NA Flexible Categories Shell Show
2pm start.
25 Sep Via Zoom NA Flexible Categories Shell Show
2pm start.
Star shaped shell, or pattern
23 Oct Bayview Scout Hall and Zoom for the unvaccinated ? 2pm start 3 favourite bivalves (Not spondylus or pectens)
27 Nov Bayview Scout Hall or Ryde Eastwood 20 Nov NA 41st Annual Shell Show

Public viewing 12.30pm to 2.30pm

18 Dec Ryde Eastwood Leagues NA Shell club xmas lunch
Arrive 11-11.30am continue through afternoon
22 Jan Ashley's House NA Summer Picnic BBQ at Ashley's. 12.30pm Possible visit to another collection earlier in the day. Strange marine thing that looks like a shell but isn't
26 Feb Ryde Eastwood Leagues Joe Schiavello Presentation: Jet Propulsion

Plus optional mini talks
1pm start

Blue Shells
19-21 Aug Balgowlah RSL NA Australian International Shell Show - 2022  


Results from recent past NSW annual shows: Click Here