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RickO

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  1. Great Auction!

    Great job by the "Auction Crew". Thanks to the board of directors for putting this together. Great mix of corals with lots great frags and mini colonies and a few clean up crews thrown in for added spice. Once again Jeff hit it out of the park with his auctioneering skills. Special thanks to Matt S., Stephanie and Bob for coral intake/organization and live camera operation. Once again Matt E. and Heather ran the computer including registration, photo organization, tracking sales, check out paying seller, and general all around organization with the precision we have come to know and enjoy. Both Heather and Matt E. make this auction flow so smoothly. I am sure that others contributed to the success of the auction that I missed but just wanted to say I personally enjoyed the auction and enjoy being a member of such a fine club/organization. RickO
  2. Got to love Mission BBQ . Already paid, maybe that will get in line first.. RickO
  3. Volunteers Needed!

    I will help with entry membership RickO
  4. short oceanography lectures

    Thanks for the heads up on the videos. I will report back after watching a few of them. RickO
  5. RickO and LisaO are in. Looking for a car poll to add to the fun.
  6. Talk on mollusk related subjects

    Nothing worse than being a self proclaimed know-it-all (ME) than to be totally WRONG! All the talks I listed were from the 2016 talks and I totally missed the 2016 date listed (only eight or nine times) on the post. I will go with the comment my friend mentioned to me: If you wake up stupid you will be stupid all day. Also as an Oxton tradition when one of us is totally wrong you have to say "never mind", a quote from Saturday Night Live when Emily Littella responded to a news editorial and was totally wrong with her response. Emily Litella (Gilda Radner) gives an editorial response about parents objecting to violins on television. Finally, Chevy Chase informs her the story was actually about the "violence" on televisions, not violins. RickOxton
  7. Talk on mollusk related subjects

    Here are the titles of this years talks: INDIRECT EFFECTS OF FRESHWATER DISCHARGES ON SEAGRASS BEDS IN SW FLORIDA:MESOGRAZERS AS MEDIATORS OF EPIPHYTE GROWTH? A SURVEY OF FRESHWATER BIVALVES IN SUSSEX COUNTY, DELAWARE SHELLED OPISTHOBRANCHS NEW AND REDISCOVERED SPECIES OF ANNULARIIDAE (GASTROPODA) AND HABITAT DESTRUCTION IN SOUTHWESTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ZONATION PATTERN AND SPATIAL ARRANGEMENT OF A POPULATION OF GEUKENSIA GRANOSISSIMA IN A MIXED MANGROVE FOREST OF TAMPA BAY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SHELLS, AN ONLINE GUIDE: A PROGRESS REPORT DREAM STREAM STEMS TEEM WITH STENOTREMES REDUX: SATURATION 3D SHELLING ALONG THE PAINT ROCK RIVER SYSTEM SETS STRATOSPHERIC STANDARDS EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE STRESSORS ON INTERACTIONS BETWEEN INVASIVE POMACEA MACULATA APPLE SNAILS AND NATIVE SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ESTUARIES TUSK SHELLS (SCAPHOPODA) OF SANIBEL ISLAND SHELL COLLECTING AT GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA COCKLES AND OLIVES: THREE QUESTIONS AND A CRAB WHEN MOLLUSKS GO TO SCHOOL: AN OVERVIEW OF THE UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCES PROVIDED TO SANIBEL SCHOOL STUDENTS BY LOCAL MOLLUSKS AND THEIR HELPERS COLLECTING ON JUPITER ISLAND 2015−16: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OPTIMIZING METHODS FOR EXTRACTION OF PROTEINS FROM MOLLUSCAN SHELLS OPTIMIZING METHODS FOR EXTRACTION OF PROTEINS FROM MOLLUSCAN SHELLS
  8. Talk on mollusk related subjects

    The Ninth Meeting of Florida United Malacologists (FUM) will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel Island, Florida. The one-day gathering brings together researchers, citizen scientists, and students interested in a broad swath of mollusk-related topics. My daughter sent me this link and is signing both of us up for the talks. She mentioned that you can pre-register and get free entry. Go to the Bailey-Matthews National web site for more information: http://www.shellmuseum.org/programs-events/event-calendar/florida-united-malacologists-2018 RickO RickO
  9. RickO and Lisa will be there.. Children of all ages are welcome, even adults who act like children which will include me in my award winning Ugly Christmas Outfit. RickO
  10. November Meeting - Frag Demo

    RickO will be coming and I will bring a fruit plate. If I am to late for the hamburger order I will also bring brats. RickO
  11. Unclaimed Raffle Prizes

    Jeff I have 59216 tickets on two of the items I won but do not have the original stub. Is that close enough to claim the Masna fold up cooler? RickO
  12. Raffle Donations

    Went to the Reef Conference dinner last night and saw the amount of goodies that was on the raffle tables ands I was blown away with quantity and quality of the products. Great job on getting sponsors to support the raffle. RickO
  13. Corals for sale

    Dave Looking forward top seeing your display today at the conference and as always the great prices on your corals RickO
  14. Rick Oxton Speaker Room Door Check - (1 person per time slot) 9:30 am to 11:00 am: I am confused by the first job: BOD will be at early check in and banquet Vendor Set Up during Banquet (2 people): Does this mean the BOD is taking care of this job? IF not what time in the afternoon will the person be needed? RickO
  15. If I volunteer for the kids area does the club supply the taser or will I need to bring my own? On second thought maybe I am not the person for this position. RickO