provided to The Santiva Chronicle
2022 marks the 85th year of the longest-running shell show in the country, and now there is an opportunity for the right people to add their special touch to make this widely acclaimed show even better. The club is looking for volunteers to replace retiring Shell Show Chair, Joyce Matthys and Artistic Division Chair, Mary Burton. They will serve in their positions for the coming Shell Show and will support the new chairs preparing for and during the 2023 show. Knowledge about shells is not required.
The Shell Show Chair works with and guides committee chairs to accomplish their committees’ goals. During the week of the Shell Show, the Chair is on site to manage any problems that may arise.
The Artistic Division Chair is responsible for organizing and executing preparations for the division and be available during the show to answer questions.
Besides the Scientific Division Chair and the Artistic Division Chair being available to answer questions during the Shell Show, at least one of the Shell Show judges in each division is also on hand to answer questions.
The Shell Club needs to find volunteers for these positions before the end of January so the volunteers can “shadow” the 2022 chairs to learn the ropes and to be ready to step into the positions in 2023. Interested individuals do not need to be current members of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club. If these positions are not filled, the 85th Annual Sanibel Shell Show would be the last shell show. The club encourages interested individuals who may have questions about these important positions to contact: