Jacksonville Shell Club, Jacksonville, Florida

About The Club - Begun in 1959 by local shell enthusiasts, the Jacksonville Shell Club was organized and incorporated as a non-profit educational organization five years later. Most of our members live in and around Duval County, but the membership includes those with similar interests throughout the country. Since its founding, the club has sponsored forty-five shell shows in Jacksonville and the surrounding area and has hosted a national shell collectors convention in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Publications - Our bi-monthly newsletter, the "Shell-O-Gram," published continuously since October of 1960, is filled with interesting articles, news about members and shelling activities in the local area and the state, and items from around the world of interest to shell collecting enthusiasts. Read Some Of Our Selected Past Newsletter Articles or View The Entire Newsletters In Portable Document Format (PDF). (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

Membership Information - The Jacksonville Shell Club offers two categories of membership for those living in the United States and a single tariff for overseas members:

Individual Membership - $15.00 per-year (includes six issues of our newsletter). One voting member.

Family Membership - $20.00 per-year (includes six issues of our newsletter). Two family voting members.

Overseas Membership - $25.00 (includes six issues of our newsletter via air mail). Overseas members are not permitted to vote on club matters.

Payments (in U.S. Dollars) should be sent to:
Charlotte M. Thorpe
1010 N. 24th Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-2883  U.S.A.

Meeting Location And Time -The club meets at the Southeast Regional Public Library located at 10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard - close to the intersection of Gate Parkway and J. Turner Butler Boulevard. (map). The meetings begin at 7:00 PM and are normally held the fourth Thursday of the months January through October; third Thursday of November.

Additional Club Information - For additional information pertaining to the club, contact the Vice-President (Harry G. Lee). For information about use of images/information from this web site, contact the Webmeister (Bill Frank).

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