Membership Fees & Payments

Membership of the Wellington Shell Club is open to individuals, families and organisations interested in marine shells (sea shells), terrestrial shells (i.e land snails or tree snails), conchology, malacology or related interests. 

Membership Fees

The club's financial year is 1 November - 31 October. Membership fees (subscriptions) are due on 1 November for the following 12 months. 

Membership fees be should paid within 6 months of the due date, i.e. by the end of April.

  • $20.00 -  Individual or organisational membership.
  • $25.00 - Family membership (i.e family or two or more individuals at the same address) 
  • $NZ30.00 (or equivalent in foreign currency) - Overseas membership (individual or family).

Club Membership Fees (Subs)

These can be made by:

  • internet banking, direct credit, over the counter cheque or cash payment into:
 Bank of New Zealand account 020 536 0157399 00
            Our account name is Wellington Shell Club. 

            Please use your surname in the "reference" field when making the payment.  
  • cheque* made payable to Wellington Shell Club and mailed to the treasurer.  Check the newsletter or the club membership list for the treasurer's address.  Otherwise the address can be provided upon enquiry to
  • cheque or cash at club meetings
  • payments from overseas should be by foreign exchange transfer
  • cheques must be in New Zealand currency.  The bank no longer accepts foreign cheques.
Please direct membership fee (subs) and general payment inquiries to:

What do I get for my subs?

Members receive the following:
  • A monthly newsletter with information about forthcoming events including monthly club meetings*, field trips, other club outings, social events, occasional pre-meeting evening dinners, summer BBQs, pot luck dinners (members pay own costs) plus general club news.
  • A copy of the Wellington Shell Club journal "Cookia" containing scientific articles and items of wider and general interest.  "Cookia" is published annually in late November. 
  • Access to the club library and reference documents (refer Booklist). 
  • A current contact list of club members - usually updated twice per annum. 

* There is no club meeting in December. The January club meeting is typically a social afternoon or early evening BBQ event hosted at a member's private home. 

(page last updated April 2020)