Online monthly meeting 14 February 2021 – Ficidae: 20 tears later

Online monthly meeting 14 February 2021 – Ficidae: 20 tears later

During the monthly meeting of 14/02/2021, Chris Vos will take us on a voyage through time, from the 2000 Iconography up untill today.

In doing so, we’ll have a look at what has happened meanwhile, and what was published (and what not) to finally have a look at the species of Ficidae known today.

The meeting will again be held online via Zoom, for which a link will be forwarded to members in the week preceding the meeting.

Be there !

Online monthly meeting 10 January 2021 – Statutary meeting

Online monthly meeting 10 January 2021 – Statutary meeting

Dear members,

First and foremost our best wishes for 2021!

Let’s hope that we can meet in real life a little more often this year, and that we will be able to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the club and the 30th shell show all together.

Yet let’s start at the beginning, and in January that traditionally means the statutary meeting this Sunday January 10th.. Like the previous monthly meetings, this meeting will take place digitallyvia zoom.

The online meeting will be accessible as of 9u30 And we’ll start at 10 a. m. sharp. Unfortunately, we’ll have to do without the traditional cosy reception afterwards, yet we are looking forward to see many of you again from behind the webcams.

You can find the Zoom-link in the email which was sent earlier this week.

Didn’t get it? Then quickly contact us via the central e-mail address.

See you on Sunday !

5th Ye ol’ (online) shell quiz

5th Ye ol’ (online) shell quiz

The fifth edition of our annual shell quiz was attended by some 20 members and some guests from our Dutch friends of the NMV (Dutch Malacological Society).

They all fought bravely and fiercely for their honour and the prizes. The winners were Wilfried Nees (3rd), Albert van den Bruele (2nd) and Guido Poppe (1st).

Congratulations!

Monthly meeting 13 December 2020

Monthly meeting 13 December 2020 – 5th Ye ol’ Shell Quiz

It’s that time again: The last meeting of the year is coming up so we invite you all this Sunday 13 December to participate in our 5th “Ye ol’ Shell Quiz”.

Seen as the current context, this meeting will also be held digitally. Those people who didn’t receive the meeting link, can always contact us before Sunday.

The meeting will start at 10h sharp with a few messages as usual, followed by the quiz as such. Contrary to previous years, we’ll (have to) play individually and enter our answers digitally – which is easy peasy (and was duly tested)..

One day before, on Saturday 12 December, our Dutch colleagues of the NMV will also organise an online meeting to which we are all invited to participate. (NVM members have also been invited to participate in our quiz, by the way). The lecture will be hosted by Arie Twigt who will talk about his way of collecting, and will show some interesting finds. The lecture starts at 14.00h. BVC members who are interested to join that lecture, can ask the BVC board for the meeting link.

Idea for a day out

Idea for a day out

As of Monday, museums in Ghent will re-open –

including the “Wereld van Kina”, where an entire hall is dedicated to (a. o.) shells.

This hall was constructed (a. o.) by our newest member, and some of our more senior members also contributed indirectly.

Herewith a little teaser to make you feel like going for a visit. Want to know more about the museum? See https://dewereldvankina.stad.gent/

Online monthly meeting November

Online monthly meeting November

Our society has taken a new step today: due to Covid-19 we couldn’t meet in reality this morning, but we gathered online for the first time.

David Monsecour introduced us to the genus Cinctura (Fasciolariidae) and the most recent discoveries this genus has witnessed.

We can only conclude this was a successful experiment as 26 members showed up and we were especially pleased with the presence of some members who cannot attend our “normal” monthly meetings because of professional or practical reasons.

We’ll be having our annual shell quiz next month: let’s hope we’ll meet in reality, otherwise we’ll play online!

Monthly meeting November 2020

Monthly meeting November 2020

Because of the current measures with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot organise our monthly meeting at the “Sint-Annacentrum” in Antwerp on Sunday 8 November. This means we’ll all have to stay home (again) and hope we’ll be able to meet again soon.

To make up for the loss of meeting in reality, we’ll be hosting an online meeting. If you want to participate and are not on our mailing list, please contact us at bvcgloriamaris@gmail.com

Monthly meeting 11 October 2020

Monthly meeting 11 October 2020

Dear members,

This Sunday we will have our monthly meeting again.

As mentioned as one of the two possibilities last month, we will organise our annual shell exchange day . Attention: this will take place in het Spieken, the hall in the building behind the main hall.. Easiest is to park your car as usual, and then take the walkpath at the left hand side of the main building.

Apart from that, all COVID regulations which were already applicable last month will be applicable again. Good news for our Dutch friends: a “verblijf” means that you stay somewhere in Belgium for at the least 48 hours or at the least 1 overnight stay.

Hopefully untill Sunday!

Website Update – Database Gloria Maris available

Website Update – Database Gloria Maris available

As already announced during monthly meetings and in the last edition of Gloria Maris, we now have a searchable database containing all articles (title, author, tags, …) which were published in Gloria Maris since 1986.

This database (in MS Excel format) is now available via the “Tijdschrift”-page.

Enjoy !

Foto’s of monthly meeting available

Foto’s of monthly meeting available

On October 11 we had our annual traditional shell-exchange-day. Our common friend COVID ensured a limited presence, but the atmosphere was very good as always.

Thanks to Freddy van Nieulande we now also have some photographs of the event.. Those can be found in the member zone (login first) under “Documents“. Thank you veru much, Freddy !

Hopefully we can see each other again next month !