The Searcher
Sea Shell Searchers Newsletter

Next meeting:

January 2, 2007, 7:00 pm

Program: American Samoa given by the McCuistons

Food provided by: everyone








President’s Message

 At the January meeting we will be finalizing our plans for the Jamboree to be held in May.

Hope to see everyone at the meeting. The McCuistons will give a program on American Samoa.

January 2007



Wayne Humbird still has a few spaces left in the Jamboree auction. Please help him fill those empty spaces. He needs specimen shells.


If you have a COA convention T-shirt which you do not wear and would like to give it to a good cause, Patty and Wanda are collecting them for a future project.



Editor’s note: I am not including tide charts. For current charts see:


CALL TO ORDER: The November 7, 2006 meeting of the Sea Shell Searchers was called to order by President Steven Coker.

SECRETARY’S REPORT: October minutes were approved as mailed out in the newsletter.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Patty Humbird reported a balance.


1.        Newsletter: Patty Humbird – If you are not receiving your newsletter, please contact Patty.

2.       Field Trips: Darwin Alder – We will have the annual club’s Winter Party at Quintana beach on the last weekend of February.  More information at later date.

3.       Hospitality: Freida White – Will pass around list for refreshments, December is pot luck

4.       Historian: Irene Norris – We have a scrapbook that is being worked on “hardly”.

5.       Auction: Wayne Humbird – The auction will be held at the Jamboree May 07, and Wayne will take donations

6.       Programs: Wanda Coker – The December meeting will be the clubs annual Christmas Party with a Pot Luck Dinner provided by the club members.  SHELO will be played and gifts valued at around $10.00 will be exchanged.  Each person who wishes to participate needs to bring a gift.                                                 

February’s program will be given by club members, the McCuiston’s and Dave Barziza have agreed to do a “Travelogue” program sometime in the future.

7.       Jamboree Report: Patty Humbird – May 4th & 5th, 2007, at the Center.

8.       COA Report:  Wanda Coker – The 2008 COA will be held from Thursday, July 6th through Sunday, July 9th, at the Crowne Plaza in San Antonio.  All six of the Texas clubs are participating.   Wanda also reported on the 2007 COA to be held in Portland, Oregon, at the end of July through August 5th.


1.         The rental of a storage locker for Auction Item storage was discussed.

2.        Wayne Humbird announced the winners for the Brazoria County Fair Shell Show.  He has available cases for the coming year.

3.        Memberships are now due.

4.        Rusti Stover presented Darwin Alder with the Cross Word Puzzle Prize.


1.        Dean Harris announced that the Sea Shell Searcher’s meeting was posted in The Facts Club Notes section.

2.       Janey Nill announced that Noe Barerra and Fabio Moretson from the Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi would be visiting the area to take pictures of shells at Janey’s home and at the Museum on Thursday, November 16th, for the upcoming book of Texas Shells.

3.       Darwin extended an invitation to the members to go to the Houston museum of Natural Science and view the HCS Christmas Tree which will be set up November 30th and will be visible thru the first of the New Year.

4.       Wanda announced that Club T-Shirts are available.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: visitors were introduced

ADJOURNMENT: Motion made by Cliff Harris, seconded by Frank Petway to adjourn. Motion passed.

PROGRAM: A beautiful slide show given by Jackie Reed.