Saturday, June 30, 2012

MONDAY MEETING CANCELED


                                                            DUE TO THE STORM
To all of my Jersey Cape Shell Club members and friends.
I have made the decision to cancel Monday nights meeting.
Far too much destruction due to the storm.
I hope that all of you will pass the word along.
Sorry, Mother Nature had other plans.
 Karen

Club Officers
President, Show Chairperson; Karen Lelli 856-691-5831
KJLelli53@comcast.net
Vice President , Crafty Lady Chairperson; Mary Still 609-886-3905
Publicity; June Kelley 215-675-2547 home, 609-522-1023 summer and Maura Kelley
mjkelley1234@aol.com
Treasurer ; Stephanie Schrader 609-871-9320 seashelllady@comcast.net
Newsletter; Dorothy Badders 609-889-7557 ; chocolatedove@comcast.net
Programs Sue Hobbs 609-884-7601 suehobbs@verizon.net
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Monday, June 25, 2012

SHELL SHOW BLOG / MARTHA STEWART


This is just a note that to let you know that Hannah Milman just posted a blog about the 75th        Sanibel Shell Art Show with pictures and this is the link http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/2012/06/exploring-the-sanibel-shell-fair-75th-anniversary.html
Well done Hannah and thank you.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

IS HE NO LONGER WITH US?


While creating the pictured pendant as always my mind starts to wander. I wondered if some day my art work might show up on the Antique Road Show and how it would be valued. But before I go there I need to relate to you a listing I saw on e-bay a few years ago.
            One day looking through e-bay's sea shell listings I saw a Sailors Valentine up for bid and realized I had made the case and knew the artist who had created the shell mosaic inside.  As you may know you can ask questions about the postings and scrolling down I came across a questions that really caught me off guard. “Did the artist pass away?” Wow! I had two thoughts about the question: were they at some point in time a friend of the maker or would they have bid more under that circumstance.  So I’m thinking maybe I should  post this current pendent on e-bay and list it as follows, “Pictured here is a one of a kind item created by world famous shell artist Bill Jordan”, just to see what kind of questions I would receive,  waiting for , “Did he pass away”?................ No I’m still here!  I do understand the nature of the question; that if the artist is no longer with us it does change the value of his/hers work, but to ask in that forum is a little beyond me. 
             But truth be told I would love nothing more than to be a fly on the wall years from now in the after life at an Antique Road Show and hear “Madam what you have brought in today is a one of a kind item and is now worth thousands, based on the fact that the maker passed away yesterday”.  lol  So if it just so happens one of my pocket watch pendants shows up on e-bay some day, please if you would, let me know what the final bid was I`d really like to know. Thanks

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The June 2012 Newsletter of The Jersey Cape Shell Club

The Jersey Cape Shell Club
PO Box 124 Stone HarborNJ 08247
               Upcoming meetings- please come and bring family and friends!

Monday June 4 “Sex and the Single Conch
Whelks (or conchs, Busycotypus canaliculatus) are at the center of an exploding fishery. As southern New England lobsters decline, fishermen are catching more whelks, and using more horseshoe crabs for bait. In order to help manage this fishery, we are trying to answer some simple questions: How fast do they grow? When do they become sexually mature? And, do they change sex?
Our speaker will be Dr. Bradley Stevens , who is a Professor and Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Prior to arriving on the eastern shore, he studied king crabs in Kodiak, Alaska for 22 years.
Monday July 2- Tentatively, for this meeting, we will show a CD titled
“The Life of Mollusks” by Shelline Group, of Italy.
This is a well made, narrated film of a walk on a shallow water reef in Kenya, eastern Africa, and shows many live mollusks in their habitat, as well as other sea life. Thanks to our treasurer, Stephanie Schrader, for providing this program for our enjoyment.
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From our President and Shell Show Chairperson, Karen Lelli
Last month, we were very lucky to welcome new member, Cookie Oliver, from Cape May Court House. I hope the trend continues and we are able to keep our membership growing. Thank you, Cookie.
I've ordered the ribbons and trophies and I've already received the shell show's first exhibit application from John and Darlene Schrecke. It's my hope that everyone exhibiting will follow suit and get the applications to me as soon as possible.
It is important to show your support for our show by volunteering to help. Please be prepared to sign up at the next meeting so that Mary Still can make a schedule. Last year there was a little confusion and there were too many on the first day of the show and not enough for the second or third. It seems that Sunday is the day we needed the most help. Please keep this in mind.
Don't forget that advertising is the key to a great show. Who will come if they don't know about it? So please, take a flyer and make copies if you can, and distribute them all over your town. Let's make sure we have the best show ever!
And please, I hope everyone is planning to join us for the wonderful presentation that Dr. Bradley Stevens has prepared for our club. Please show him your support and attend our June 4th meeting.
I haven't had any calls yet, so if anyone would like to help with the desserts and soft drinks, I will be very grateful. As usual, I'm planning on baking some goodies and I'll supply the paper products.
I'll see you at the June 4th meeting.
Happy Shelling, Karen
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The first meeting of The Jersey Cape Shell Club for 2012 was fun and if you weren't there, you were missed! President Karen Lelli caught us up to speed on club business, treasurer Stephanie Schrader presented a talk on her experience shelling the pan handle of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico and member Michele Gilmartin showed the gorgeous bridal bouquet she made with an assortment of shells. there were photos and memorabilia from the club, for all to take a look at. Our past historian, Peggy Allen, put together a club scrapbook that was sent to the club by her nephew and along with all the photos, and it seems like all of this should be taken care of and put into a scrapbook. If the club approves of the idea, we may put together a chronologic stroll down memory lane, in an archival scrapbook. Do you have anything that you'd like to share with the club to enrich this project? Photos, newspaper articles, etc. would be great to include.
Great news! Member Dorothy Badders has agreed to take over as newsletter editor for the club! THANK YOU, Dorothy! You should be sure to add her name to your accepted email address book, so you will continue to receive the newsletter. It is; chocolatedove@comcast.net
Heartfelt thanks to members Bob Lelli and Tom Enstice for their generous monetary contributions to The Jersey Cape Shell Club!
Dues information 2012
Please bring to the meeting or mail to Stephanie Schrader ;
#1- $8.00 for a single, $12.00 for a family
#2- Your name, mailing address, phone number AND most importantly;
#3- Your email address (please update Sue Hobbs @ suehobbs@verizon.net, if you do not receive this via email!!)
The Jersey Cape Shell Club
Stephanie Schrader, Treasurer
3 Botany Circle      
Willingboro, NJ 08046
609-811-9320
Please carefully print your email address, as that is the easiest and least expensive way to get the newsletter to you!
Our schedule this year is as follows;
Monday July 2
Monday August 6
Thursday August 16 SHELL SHOW SET UP and judging
Friday through Sunday August 17-19 SHELL SHOW!
Monday September 10 (delayed due to Labor Day on previous Monday)
Monday October 1
Saturday December 1? Holiday party
Club Officers
President, Show Chairperson; Karen Lelli 856-691-5831
KJLelli53@comcast.net
Vice President , Crafty Lady Chairperson; Mary Still 609-886-3905
Publicity; June Kelley 215-675-2547 home, 609-522-1023 summer and Maura Kelley
mjkelley1234@aol.com
Treasurer ; Stephanie Schrader 609-871-9320 seashelllady@comcast.net
Newsletter; Dorothy Badders 609-889-7557 ; chocolatedove@comcast.net
Programs Sue Hobbs 609-884-7601 suehobbs@verizon.net
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