Dr. Rob Dillon, Coordinator

Thursday, December 20, 2001

Do the Charleston?

To the FWGNA group,

Please accept my invitation to attend the 68th annual meeting of the American Malacological Society here in Charleston, August 3 - 7, 2002. See the website:

Our featured symposium will be "The Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Gastropods." I've lassoed a galaxy of malacological stars to make presentations, and the entire FWGNA group will get together to formulate project strategy for the future.

There will, of course, be the usual contributed paper and poster sessions, evening programs, an endowment auction, and a dinner cruise on Charleston Harbor. Field trips will be available for every taste, featuring historic tours, a fossil trip, and a boat trip to pristine Bull Island.

Housing will be available at modest cost in dormitory facilities at the College of Charleston. Lodging is also available at the Westin Francis Marion Hotel, located adjacent to the meeting facilities.

This afternoon I've placed brochures in the snail-mail to those of you for whom I have addresses. Registration materials and a call for papers should go out in February or March. But mark your calendars today! And I'll see you in Charleston next summer.

Season's Greetings,

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