Membership

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 year. 

For 2018 membership fees be should paid within 6 months of the due date, i.e. by the end of April.

  • New Zealand individual or organisational membership is $NZ20.00
  • New Zealand family membership (i.e two or more individuals at the same address) is $NZ25.00
  • Overseas membership is $NZ30.00 (or equivalent in foreign currency)

Payment options

  • by internet banking to Wellington Shell Club, BNZ account 020536 0157399 00.  Please use your surname in the "reference" field.
  •  by cheque* made payable to Wellington Shell Club and mailed to Wellington Shell Club, PO Box 12 163, Thorndon, Wellington 6144, New Zealand. 
  • by cheque or cash at club meetings

* cheques should be in New Zealand currency, alternatively cheques should be drawn on a bank account in a negotiable currency which can can be redeemed at a New Zealand bank (e.g. personal, international bank and banker's cheques in $Australian or $US).  Please ensure sufficient funds are included to account for international currency transfer fees.  

Membership fee and other payment related enquiries can be directed to the WSC Treasurer rogermurex@gmail.com

What do I get for my fees?

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 November 2017)