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.
  • $24.00 - Family membership (i.e two or more individuals at the same address) 
  • $NZ30.00 (or equivalent in foreign currency) - Overseas membership (individual or family).

Membership Fees & Payments

These can be made by:

  • internet banking or direct credit to BNZ account 020 536 0157399 00 (please use your surname in the "reference" field).  A/C name is Wellington Shell Club.
  • cheque* made payable to Wellington Shell Club and mailed to Wellington Shell Club, PO Box 12 163, Thorndon, Wellington 6144, New Zealand.
  • cheque or cash at club meetings

* Cheques in New Zealand currency are preferred.  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 cheques, international bank and banker's cheques in $Australian, $US, $Canadian, Euros or Sterling.  Please ensure sufficient funds are included to account for international currency transfer fees which is typically up to 20% but check with your bank as charges vary.  

Please direct membership fee and 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 October 2019)