-Club Shell Bazar,
June 22. See the
recent Festivus for
details and address.
-Regular Club meeting,
June 20, 7:30 p.m.
latest Club activities, see the
recent and previous issues of
About The San Diego Shell Club
operated exclusively for educational and scientific purposes and more particularly to
enjoy, promote the study, and further the conservation of Mollusca and associated marine
life, by both lectures, club meetings, and field trips. Our membership is varied and includes
beginning collectors, advanced amateurs and scientists, divers and underwater
photographers, and dealers.
participate in a variety of scientific projects and expeditions. Many donate time as
associates to various museums, such as the San Diego Natural History Museum, the
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the Santa Barbara Museum of
Natural History. Members also serve as guest lecturers at schools, senior centers, dive
clubs, and other organizations.
The San Diego Shell Club has also lent its support to the Greater San Diego Science
Fair since 1972 by awarding prizes in the category of marine life, offered occasional
student grants such as the Anthony D'Attilio grant, and contributed to the Western Society
of Malacologists student grant.
The Festivus: The Club has regularly published The Festivus, a peer-reviewed
publication, since 1970. Each issue of The Festivus includes articles on subjects related to
malacology and shell collecting, as well as updates on Club events and book reviews. The
Festivus is distributed worldwide to both members and member institutions, as well as on
an exchange basis. It is published eleven times each year except December, with
Meetings: The Club has nine regular meetings each year featuring guest speakers
and three social events: an April Auction/Potluck, a September Fall party, and a Christmas
Membership Dues: Membership dues are $20.00 (domestic), $30 Canada and Mexico
(airmail), and $50.00 (overseas, airmail).
Associate Memberships: The San Diego Shell Club is a member of national
organizations such as American Malacological Society, Western Society of Malacologists,
and Conchologists of America.
We welcome inquiries about upcoming Club events, The Festivus, guest speakers, or
membership. Questions about these or other related subjects can be directed to Carole
Hertz or Jules Hertz at email@example.com.
Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month and include a
shell collecting, or general marine science. Non-members with an interest in the evening's
Welcome to The
The Festivus 2014
The Festivus 2013
The Festivus 2012
The Festivus 2011
The Festivus 2009
A History of The
Current Club Activities
--Next Regular Club meeting,
January 16, 2014.
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