Field Trip to ‘The Premium Aquarium
Twelve Oregon Shell Club members traveled to Salem, Oregon on February 7, 2016 to see the many magnificent salt and freshwater life tanks at ‘The Premium Aquarium’ shop. The aquarium shop has its own marine nursery for culturing numerous species of coral, as well as anemones, sea horses, and other marine and freshwater life forms. One of the main features of the shop is a live giant clam in a large tank with numerous beautifully-colored fishes, corals and anemones.
Marici, Trent and Clive
Beautifully Colored Fish
Exotic Sea Life
Nursery for Coral and Sea Anemones
More Anemones and Coral
Summer Club Picnic
July 10, 2016
The shell club’s summer picnic was held on Sunday, July 10, 2016, starting at 12:00 noon at the home of Duane & Shannon Hann. The picnic was a potluck meal. A meat dish, eating utensils and beverages were provided. The picnic was a casual family affair, and the 16-people who attend had a great time socializing with other club members and got to know them better! The picnic is usually held in the Hann’s expansive back yard. However, due to a heavy threat of rain this year the picnic was moved indoors in the Hann’s lovely home.
Annual Shell Show
Oregon State Fair August 26 through September 5
Multiple Shells Exhibits
1st place Adult Scientific Division - John Mellott
2nd place Adult Scientific Division - Norm Terry
1st place Oregon Society of Conchologists Junior Division – Jonathan Reid
Single Shell Exhibits
1st Place – Norm Terry
2nd Place – John Mellott
du Pont Trophy – John Mellott
Conchologists of America – Norm Terry
Jean McCluskey Trophy – Marici Reid
Thomas Hale Trophy – Jonathan Reid
Shell of the Show – Joyce Matthys
People’s Choice Award – Betty Kronbuegel
The du Pont Trophy winning exhibit by John Mellott
Conchologists of America Award winning exhibit by Norm Terry
Children and adults alike enjoyed winning a shell when playing "Match the Shell" game.
This baby's first shell seems to taste really good!
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