Sarasota Shell Club

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Thank you for visiting the Sarasota Shell Club website! 

With a variety of topics to choose from, we hope you'll enjoy learning more about our club and what Southwest Florida has to offer in terms of how shells are an important part of our everyday lives and to the environment. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!

Sarasota--WE'RE BACK!

The Sarasota Shell Club  is ecstatic to announce that we are moving our annual shell show BACK TO SARASOTA!  Our 2018 55th Annual Shell Show will be held in the Potter Building at the Sarasota County Fair Grounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota on  Feb. 9, 10 and 11, 2018.  The Potter Building is right next to Robarts Arena.


  • Friday, Feb. 9, from 10 am to 5 pm;  
  • Saturday, Feb. 10:  from 10 am to       5 p.m.;  and 
  • Sunday, Feb. 11:  from 10 am to          4 pm.

     Admission charge is $5 for adults, $2.50 for students 12-18, and free for kids age 11 and under with a paid adult.

     More information about our 2018 Shell Show is available under the Annual Shell Show/2018 Shell Show.

Donna T. wins
Broward Awards

Congratulations to Sarasota Shell Club's very own Donna Timmermann for winning two major awards at the recent Broward Shell Show! Her Sailors Valentine won the Artistic Exhibitor's Award (voted on by the exhibitors of the show) and her mariner shell bracelet won the Judges Special Merit.  These exhibits will be among the scientific and artistic exhibits at the 55th Annual Sarasota Shell Club Shell Show Feb. 9-11, 2018 at the Potter Building on the Sarasota County Fairgrounds in Sarasota. Again, congratulations, Donna!


Feb. Newsletter; No Membership Meeting in Feb.

Click here for the February issue of The Beauii.  Lots of great stuff to read!
PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT have a general membership meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8 because we will be setting up for our 55th Annual Shell Show, which will run from Feb. 9 through the 11th.  See information about our show on the Annual Shell Show/2018 Shell Show link above and in the February issue of The Beauii.