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August 2007
President’s Message
Now that the recent storm "Dean" has passed us by and we begin to look forward to cooler
weather in the coming weeks, we also look forward to seeing friends and fellow Club members
again as we begin a new year.  This summer has been both busy and rainy.  If you have been
to any of out area beaches, you witnessed the massive amounts of Sargassum sea weed which
have literally choked the beaches along the Texas coast.  Yet we keep going back, even
though the highly odorous heaps of sea weed have little to offer us as shell enthusiasts. 
Because our love of the oceans and the treasures they hold keeps calling us back, we keep
searching for that something special that makes us smile and whisper "Thank You". 
Our upcoming meeting on September 4 will be a really great beginning for our new year.  Not
only will we have our usual spread of edible delights, but we will also have an exciting program
being given by Jeff Webber.  Jeff is a Marine Biology student at Texas A & M - Galveston
and has been involved with tracking and studying the sea turtle populations along our Texas
coast this Summer.  We are really excited to have Jeff come tell us about these much loved
creatures which are becoming more plentiful in our area and what we can do to help these
endangered animals.  Incidentally, Jeff is also the Grandson of members Dean and Cliff
So please come and bring a friend to share this evening of fun and information.  I am looking
forward to being a part of this new year with all of you and finding ways to improve the world
we live in and the oceans we love.
Tina Petway
Next meeting:
Sept. 4, 2007, 7:00 pm
Program: Jeff Webber, a marine biology
student at A&M will present the program
on Texas Gulf Turtles and diving in
Food provided by: everyone. Please bring a
dish to share.
Editor’s note: I am not
including tide charts. For
current charts see: 
Wanda Coker needs COA T-shirt
donations this month. She will make a
quilt to be donated to the COA
auction. If you have a shirt to donate,
please bring it to the September
No minutes are available at this time.
From Leslie Crnkovic: 
Houston Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, & Fossil Show September 21-23, Friday 9-6,
Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5
Location: Humble Civic Center, on Will Clayton Pkwy, 1 mi East
of US59 North.
Tickets for the show are $5 for adults, $3 for students with
an ID, and $3 for seniors 55 and older. One ticket is good for
all three days of the show.
Children 11 and under (accompanied by an adult) are FREE!
Sponsored by the: Houston Gem & Mineral Society
September 22-23
Houston Hot Sauce Festival!!!
Saturday 9/22 11 am - 6 pm / Sunday 9/23 Noon - 5 pm Some
Like It Hot!!!  Try literally hundreds of different Salsas and
buy some to take home if you like too!
Admission is only $5 for all the Chips & Salsa you can eat...
drinks sold separately.
Event Location:  Farm & Ranch Club @ Bear Creek Park on
Hwy 6, 1.5 mi north of I 10.
Dave Green, auction chair
for COA 2008, is asking
for auction donations.
Please send them to him
3522 Bassett Ct.
Missouri City, TX. 77459
The Brazoria County Fair
check in for exhibits is
Saturday October 6. If
you are a member of a
Brazoria County shell club
and interested in
exhibiting talk to Wayne
Humbird. A few cases are
still available.
Sheller Quiz
What shell could you 
eat at Thanksgiving
drink coffee from
put on your foot
shave with
put in a martini
find on the U.S. flag
spin thread on
eat soup with
put ice cream in?
The picnic at San Luis Park was lots of fun. We
had beautiful weather and lots of air
conditioning. The food was as good as the
packer and since we brought our own no one
had to plan, cook or clean up.
A few shells were found. George Wolf
collected shark’s teeth and Irene Norris took
home a sailfish.
Thanks to Dean Harris for organizing the
Sea Shell Searchers of Brazoria County
400 College Blvd.
Clute, TX 77531