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May 12, 2021


5/2/2021 1:18:00 PM
Barb Myers: Founding Mother of the Englewood Shell Club
Barb Myers
Barb Myers

Back on January 23, 1996, when Barb Myers and Elsie Doyle invited fellow seashell enthusiasts to join them at the very first Englewood Shell Club meeting at the Englewood Charlotte Library (now the Tringali Center Library,) they thought maybe a few people would show up. To their surprise, 29 shell lovers attended that inaugural meeting. On April 20, three of those remaining charter members joined 70 other seashell aficionados in celebrating the Englewood Shell Club’s 25th anniversary with a silent auction, commemorative video, special guests, and a luncheon held at the Englewood Elks Club. Although the original site at Maxine Barritt Park had to be changed due weather conditions, the Englewood Elks Lodge and Chef Doug stepped up to provide a meeting room. “We are very thankful to the Englewood Elks Club and Chef Doug for opening up their meeting room to us on such short notice” said co-president Martha Dehne. Some of the Shellabration highlights included raising $1,670 from the Silent Auction to be used for club projects, a special song written & sung by Linda Schmoyer, and a video chronicling the club’s 25 years of memories. Longtime club members Ruth Middlebrooks, Joe Bao, & Aime Barnicle were presented the Emeritus Award for their service and contributions. The Founder’s Award was presented to Lisa Ketner for her efforts as newsletter editor. ESC founder, Barb Myers (lovingly referred to as “Founding Mother” by club members), was presented with a seashell-crafted crown to solidify her conchology royalty. Longtime member Eunice Herr was very pleased with the amount of talent and creativity that went into the Shellabration. She stated, “Thank you for making it a really memorable day for everyone”. Photo by Heidimarie Burke.





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