NC Fossil Club News
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|JANUS 2013 Number 1 Available||
The color version of JANUS 2013 #1 has been uploaded to the members only page. Current members have access to the Members Only page tab when they log in to the website.
If you are a 2013 member and need acces to the website, send an email to NCFossilClub@gmail.com.
|Have you renewed for 2013?||
Missed Janus? It probably means you haven't renewed your membership. Go to the membership page and download the 2013 Membership Form. Don't forget to select the method that you'd like to use to receive JANUS. Go Green and save a tree by accessing the Janus through the website.
If you'd like to join as a new member for 2013, you will receive an introductory letter, instructions for creating a login to access the members only information on the website and a copy of the most recent JANUS.
|Janus 2012 Number 4 Available||
The color version of Janus 2012 Number 4 has been published and is available in the Members section. It includes the Spring calendar and trip reports from recent fossil collecting trips. Paper copies will be mailed out soon.
|Exhibit at the Schiele Museum||
The Schiele Museum of Natural History is inviting collectors and vendors to exhibit at their annual Fossil Fair on Saturday February 23, 2013.
Hours are 9 AM – 4 PM. They're looking for collectors that would like to display their fossil and mineral collections as well as vendors that wish to sell fossils, minerals and related items to the public. As in past years there is no fee for vendors or collectors to participate. Last February, 900 people from around the Charlotte/Gastonia region attended this very popular annual event.
The museum supplies tables, chairs and power. All space is indoors, located in the museum’s lobby and grouped in our upper exhibit areas for maximum exposure to our visitors. We also provide a number of hands-on activities and educational programs throughout the day to make our Fossil Fair a well-rounded experience for visitors. For those that need lodging they have a partnership with Hampton Inn that allows participating vendors and collectors a greatly reduced rate.
If you have worked with the Museum before they would love to have you join them again. If you have not, please consider participating their event. To secure your space simply send an email to the address below. Set-up details will be sent by mid-January.
|Ruffin Tucker Voted Honarary Member||
At the NC Fossil Fair in Whiteville, Ruffin Tucker was voted Honarary Member.
In honor of his significant contributions and long service to the NC Fossil Club, Ruffin Tucker was honored by being elected an Honorary Member. Ruffin is a long time member of the NC Fossil Club and is a Field Associate for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. He has a passion for geology in southwestern NC and has initiated fossil fairs at the Rankin Museum in Ellerbe, NC and at the Arbor Festival in Norwood, NC.<read more>
|New Officers and Board Members Elected||
The annual election of NC Fossil Club Officers and Board Members was held at the 2012 Fossil Fair and Annual meeting held at the NC Museum of Forestry in Whiteville on November 3. Linda McCall was elected President and Ruffin Tucker was elected Vice President.
|NCFC is 35 Years Old!||
On September 7, 2012 the NC Fossil Club celebrated its 35th anniversary. John Everette and Vince Schneider are honorary members and were members of the first board.
|Election of Officers and Board Members||
Election of officers and board members will take place at the November 3, 2012 Fossil Fair in Whiteville. <read more>
A nominating committee consisting of Joy Herrington, Diane Willis, and James Bain presented the following nominations for officers and board members at the September 16, 2012 NC Fossil Club Business Meeting. Additional nominations, accompanied by a nominating petition signed by not fewer than five (5) members, may be submitted to the Nominating Committee prior to October 3, 2012.
|Do we have your correct email address?||
Are you a member and haven't gotten any recent emails. Send us a note through the contact page so we can add you to our email list.
|Janus 2012 - Issue 3 Available||
Janus 2012-3 was recently uploaded to the Members Only section.
Paper copies will be mailed the first week of September. Members can read the full color version online now by logging in with their member ID.
|NCFC July Meeting||
Missed the July 15, 2012 Club Meeting? See pictures and view the presentation <here>.
|Pictures from Dinosaurs Rock||
Go to the Trip Reports Page to view pictures of the NCFC outreach at the 2012 Dinosaurs Rock event at the NC Museum of Life and Science. While you're there, take a look at a few pictures from the NC Fossil Club Meeting in July.
|Just Added - New Pictures for Aurora Fossil Fair||
Go to the Trip Reports Page to view pictures of the NCFC outreach at the 2012 Aurora Fossil Festival. While you're there, take a look at a few pictures from the NC Fossil Club Meeting in May.
|Dinosaurs at the NC Zoo||
Dinosaurs at the NC Zoo! APR-OCT 2012. Opens daily 10 a.m. Venture into a deep forest full of animatronic dinosaurs and ancient plants this spring at the North Carolina Zoo.
|Volunteers Needed for Annual SVP Meeting in Raleigh||
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's annual meeting is scheduled for October 17-20, 2012 in downtown Raleigh. If you're a NC Fossil Club member and are interested in volunteering, check out the latest Janus for more information. If you'd like more information about the SVP annual meeting, go to the SVP website.
|Jeffrey Schneider Memorial Paleontology Fund||
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has established a memorial fund in honor of Jeffrey Schneider, son of Vince and Judy Schneider. The fund will support paleontological research at the museum. <read more>
|SE Association of Vertebrate Paleontology - 2012 Annual Meeting||
The SE Association of Vetebrate Paleontology will hold their 2012 annual meeting at Appalachian State University August 9-11, 2012. <more>
|Time to Renew Your Membership||
It's that time of the year again to renew your membership. Go to the membership page and download the 2012 Membership Form. Don't forget to select the method that you'd like to use to receive Janus. Go Green and save a tree by accessing the Janus through the website.
|Janus 2011 - Issue 4 Available||
The last issue of JANUS for 2011 is available on the Members Page.
|New Neogene and Quarternary Fossil Book Available||
The new, expanded edition (with color cover) of the Neogene and Quarternary Fossils of North Carolina book is available. Order yours today by going to the publications page!
|Exhibitors Needed for Schiele Museum Fossil Fair||
The Schiele Museum of Natural History is inviting collectors and vendors that would like to display their fossil and mineral collections as well as vendors that wish to sell fossils, minerals and related items to the public, to display at their annual Fossil Fair, February 4, 2012. As in past years, there is no fee for vendors or collectors to participate. All space is indoors and the museum supplies tables, chairs and power. For more information contact Tony Paseur: email@example.com
|South Carolina Fossil and Shell Fair||
The Annual South Carolina Fossil & Shell Fair will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011, 9 AM until 3 PM at the Ocean Lakes Family Campground's Recreation Building, Myrtle Beach, SC.
|NC Fossil Club Officer Elections||
Officers and Board Members for the NC Fossil Club will be elected at the November 5th Annual Meeting which will occur at 5:00 pm in conjunction with the annual Fossil Fair which is being held at the newly renovated NC Museum of Forestry..
|Aurora Fossil Museum License Plate||
Help Support the Aurora Fossil Museum by purchasing a regular ($30.00) or a Personalized ($60.00) Aurora Fossil Museum license plate. Twenty dollars of the additional fee goes to support the Museum. To apply, complete the attached form.