We have 2 outstanding NCFC items for sale. We have attractive NCFC Logo Lapel Pins and Mugs that have the NCFC logo on one side and an Isotelus trilobite on the other. Each of these items sells for $3 each. If you are interested in purchasing either of these items, contact Donna Cole.
Field Trip Incentive Program: Any member who comes up with a new collecting site and leads a trip there will be rewarded with a free North Coast Fossil Club membership for one year.
Events scheduled to take place at this meeting will include:
The Gerling-Reich Award
Through the generosity of the late Dr. Shya Chitaley, the North Coast Fossil Club is proud to sponsor its annual Plant Fossil Competition.
All members are encouraged to participate by bringing their best plant fossils (collected in 2017) to the February, 2018 meeting. Members displaying plant fossil collections will be asked to designate a single plant fossil for the competition.
By a vote of the members present, a first and second place winner will be determined and will be presented the Gerling-Reich Award which is a monetary prize. Only one monetary prize per member will be awarded.
All plant fossils entered in this competition must have been collected during the year 2017 by the member submitting them. No purchased fossils are eligible for this competition.
Featured Speaker: Our featured speaker will be Dr. William Ausich. Dr. Ausich is a Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences and Director of the Orton Geological Museum. He is well known at the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His specific areas of research include Paleontology & Paleoecology of Paleozoic Crinoids and Evolutionary Paleoecology. The title of Dr. Ausich's talk will be: "Geological Time & Evolution - The Scientists behind the big ideas in Geology - What we know and how we know it."
Collector's Corner: You are invited to bring your favorite crinoid fossils for showing others and sharing information.
NCFC Annual Membership Dues have already been collected. Payments will cover your membership
for all of the year 2018. Remember that paid up dues are required for field trip attendance.