Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:42:04 -0400
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From: "Harry G. Lee" <hglee2@MINDSPRING.COM>
Subject: COA Neptunea Award
As we eagerly anticipate the Shellers Jamboree in Clearwater (5/26, 27)
and the AMS/COA joint meeting (6/16-6/24) in the Philadelphia area, let
me issue a final call for nominees to receive the
*Conchologists of America
*2012 /Neptunea/ Award
The /Neptunea/ Award* *(Brunner, 2000; Lipe, 2000) was established at
the midyear (1999-2000) meeting of the COA Board in order to recognize
outstanding and distinguished service to conchologists and malacologists
in recognition of:
1. Service to the Conchologists of America.
2. Service to the scientific interests of Conchologists of America.
3. Service to the science of Malacology as it applies to conchologists
Although exceptions have been made, the COA Board of Trustees, which
serves as the jury for the /Neptunea/ Award, has traditionally weighed
its consideration for award recipients toward (1) _amateurs_: those not
currently pursuing a principal career involving collection, study, or
commerce involving mollusks, and (2) _active members of the __COA_.
The nominations will close on May 1, 2012 to give the Board time for
discussion and balloting before the Convention, where the winner(s) will
be announced. We currently have five nominees under consideration but
expect more by the deadline. Up to three awards have been made at annual
conventions beginning with the Houston event in 2000 (see below).
Nomination(s) for the /Neptunea/ Award may be made by any COA member,
and the format is manageable:
Name of nominee: .............
This person deserves this award because (Here a somewhat detailed
paragraph will suffice.): ....................
and either snailmail or email that nomination to the COA /Neptunea/
Harry G. Lee
4132 Ortega Forest Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Previous *Neptunea Award* winners:*
2000 (Houston, TX): *Ross Gunderson, Ben and Josy Wiener, Debbie Wills
*2001 (Port Canaveral, FL): *Emilio Garcia, Harry Lee, Lynn Scheu
*2002 (Sarasota, FL): *Richard Petit, Bernard and Phyllis Pipher
*2003 (Tacoma, WA) *Jim and Linda Brunner, Kevin Lamprell, Doris Underwood
*2004 (Tampa, FL): *Bobbi Houchin
*2005 (Punta Rassa, FL): *Richard Forbush, Anne Joffe, William Lyons
*2006 (Mobile, AL): *Jack Lightbourn, Betty Lipe
*2007 (Portland, OR): *none given
*2008 (San Antonio, TX): *Bill Frank, Archie Jones
*2009 (Clearwater, FL) *none given
*2010 (Boston, MA): *none given
*2011 (Port Canaveral, FL): *Alan Gettleman
Brunner, L., 2000. The Neptunea Award. /American Conchologist 28/(3): 3.
Lipe, B[etty], 2000. Presidents Message. /American Conchologist 28/(4):