MAY 2014 - MANASOTA FOSSIL CLUB NEWS & MEETING REMINDER

President: Dean Calamaras: 941-244-0833 : calamaras@comcast.net

Vice President: Ron Seavey: 240-285-3354: greatwhite313@yahoo.com

Secretary/Newsletter: Carol Copas: 941-485-4155: ccopas@comcast.net

Treasurer: Helen Gardner: 941-496-9007: email hgardner2@comcast.net

Web Site: http://home.comcast.net/~ccopas/manasota.htm



WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014 is the NEXT MEETING

The next meeting is on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Las Palmas clubhouse, 519 Albee Farm Road, Venice, from 7 to 9 PM.

PLEASE turn right after entering the driveway and park in one of the unnumbered spots along the fence at the far right. Parking near the clubhouse is NOT allowed. Those spots at the clubhouse are only to be used for drop off or unloading, if necessary, and then the car must be moved to the approved area.

DO NOT PARK IN THE RESIDENTS' NUMBERED SLOTS.

Visitors and guests are always welcome to attend our meetings.


UPCOMING for the MAY MEETING

Professor Gregory Herbert from USF will be our speaker for this meeting. His topic will be mollusks so this will be of interest to both the fossil and the shell enthusiasts in the club. Also, if not at this meeting something to think over this summer, any ideas for the club, both the direction it should take and how to get new officers elected, would be good. We really need discussion about this and new leadership in place when we start a new season in the fall.

A raffle will be held at the end of the meeting, if enough fossil associated material is donated to the raffle table. And, as always, we want to see and discuss any new fossils you've found. Tables are provided at the rear of the room to display your finds.

If you haven't paid your dues yet this year, they may be mailed to the address on the form below.


HIGHLIGHTS from APRIL

Our thanks, once again, to Bob and Gert Morgan for the trouble they go to, to set up the always impressive display of Bob's fossils. These fossils, though they put most of the rest of us to shame, do inspire us to get out there and collect. We all thoroughly enjoy looking at them, learning and dreaming.


NOTES & NOTICES

A printed copy of the newsletter will no longer be mailed via the USPS and will be sent via email only. If you are not receiving it, I don't have a valid email address for you. Please make sure to print it carefully after your name on the sign-in sheet or email me at ccopas@comcast.net

Because the newsletter is no longer being printed to include the date that your dues are due, all dues will become due and payable in January of each year. Remember, if you can't make the meetings to pay in person, dues may be mailed to the P.O. box listed on the form below.

Meetings will be on the 2nd Wednesday of the month except during the summer. You can check the newsletter online at for up to date information.

FOSSIL LINKS

Florida Museum of Natural History:http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/vertpaleo/

Fossil Club of Lee County:http://www.fcolc.com/

Lee Creek : http://www.elasmo.com/

My Fossil Find http://myfossilfind.com

Peace River fossils: http://www.paleocurrents.com/img/FLORIDA_PEACE_RIVER/HTML/index.htm

Southwest Florida Fossil Club:http://www.southwestfloridafossilclub.com/

Tampa Bay Fossil Club: http://www.tampabayfossilclub.com/


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ADULT $10.00 ; FAMILY $15.00 (Dues will be due and payable in January of each year.)

See the treasurer or send dues to: Manasota Fossil Club, P.O. Box 2171, Venice, Fl. 34284-2171