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President's Message

November 7th Meeting
Ben Waller Memorial Scholarship Auction
with Dr. Bob Sinibaldi

Last year we changed a long standing tradition. Until then TBFC has held our annual Ben Waller Memorial Scholarship Auction at our December meeting. We changed that last year when scheduling conflicts at USF pushed our December meeting from the first Saturday of the month, to the second. This put the December meeting right into the thick of the holiday season and attendance has plummeted at that meeting. For now, we will stick to our plan of holding our auction at the November meeting. So here we go…

TBFC’s November meeting will host our annual Ben Waller Memorial Scholarship Auction. This will be your best opportunity to pick up some fossils, artifacts, and all sorts of “paleo” related goodies for your favorite fossil hunter. Or, what the heck, to keep for yourself! And it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds will benefit the numerous scholarships TBFC awards throughout the year.

There will be lots of “paleo” items available in the auction from all of the generous folks who donate to this worthy cause. So, if you have a bunch of those pesky meg teeth laying around, or too many mammoth molars to fit under your bed, consider donating them to this excellent cause! If you don’t have any fossils you’re ready to part with yet, a big heart and a deep wallet is all you need. What makes the Ben Waller Memorial Auction a success… is YOU!

TBFC’s auctioneer extraordinaire will once again be our very own Dr. Bob Sinibaldi. His booming voice and silly anecdotes keeps the auction interesting and a not to be missed show. I hope to see a good crowd on hand to help us raise some money for TBFC. We’ll have lots of great paleo-items to auction off including a good supply of legally collected artifacts.

And… to make it easier for you to purchase items from TBFC’s auction and paleo store, we now take credit and debit cards!

I hope to see lots of you at the NOVEMBER 7th auction!
Good Hunting,
Mike Searle