Sarasota Shell Club

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Memorial Service for Peggy Williams:

(March 3, 2017)  Peggy Williams' Memorial Service will be Saturday, April 1st from Noon to 2pm at the Trailer Estates recreation hall on the corner of Bay Rd and Canada Blvd. in Bradenton.  Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served afterwards.  
To get to the recreation hall from Hwy 41 (Tamiami Trail) turn west onto Florida Blvd in Bradenton a couple of miles north of the Sarasota-Bradenton airport.  From Florida Blvd turn left onto Canada Blvd.  The rec hall is a few blocks down on the right. There are a few parking places in the front and some in the back so carpooling would be a good idea.

Sally Peppitoni
President
Sarasota Shell Club


In Loving Memory of Peggy Williams:

(March 17, 2017)  It is with the deepest regret and sadness that I must inform everyone of the passing of Peggy Williams.  Peggy was on a flight from Baja to L.A. and suffered and aneurysm.  She was taken to a hospital in L.A. upon landing but passed away about a two days later.  Her husband Tom flew out to L.A. and was with her when she passed.  He will be returning with her remains toward the end of next week.  Memorial plans have not yet been made.  I will inform you when plans are complete.  Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.  Peggy has done so much for the club through all the years she has been a member.  Her expertise in shells is extensive and she will be greatly missed.


Sally Peppitoni
President
Sarasota Shell Club


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SSC to showcase club at Sarasota County Fair

     The Sarasota Shell Club will showcase various aspects of the club at the Sarasota County Fair, which runs from Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 26.  The fairgrounds are located at 3000 Ringling Blvd in Sarasota.  It's basically on the same site as Robarts Areana, accessible via Fruitville Road.  The SSC will be located with other organizations in the Ken Clark Auditorium, which is right next to Robarts Areana. We hope to see all our friends there!  Click on  https://www.sarasotafair.com/home.html for fair info.

March Newsletter

Get the latest information about all the upcoming activities!   Click here. 


Our last membership meeting for the club year is April 13.  Meeting starts at 7 pm in the Waldemere Fire Station, just around the corner from Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  Events include election of officers for the 2017-2018 club year.  Refreshments are served at each meeting. Bring your own beverage! Some members will have shells for sale at the meeting. 

Slideshow of our 2017 Shell Show

What a great shell show this year!  The scientific and artistic exhibits were exceptional this year!  We thank all the exhibitors, dealers and volunteers who helped make this year's show such a great success!  Click here to view a great slide show of our shell show!  Our huge thanks to club member Ron Bopp for putting this slide show together!