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    Welcome to the Dallas Paleontological Society

     The Dallas Paleo Society monthly meeting is Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30pm at Brookhaven College, Ellison Miles Building, room 126 on the Brookhaven Campus.

    Brookhaven is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, (Dallas) Texas 75244.

                         Don’t forget the December Meeting is our Holiday Party On Dec. 3

    As Cookie Monster would say


    It’s Also Auction Night

    Here are a few items up for auction

    Many other items

    Books, Shirts, Fossils

    While at the auction stop by the membership table and renew

    If you are not a member  JOIN!!


    for 2015 Officers

    The following members have agreed to run or accept the offices listed below.

    President – Lee Higginbotham – is our current Vice President, has been auction coordinator, Mineral Wells Fossil Park developer, and has made multiple other contributions over the past several years.

    Vice President – In addition to serving as backup to the President, this office is responsible for external publicity as well as any other duties that may be assigned to it. We have two well-known and highly qualified candidates for this office:

           Tom Dill - currently serving as head of our Program Committee. Tom  will step back from handling programs as soon as someone else is ready to take over.

          Polly Mullinnex - currently serving as head of our Field Trip Committee. Polly will continue organizing Field Trips.

    Secretary – Mark Randall will be new to the Executive Committee and has been a DPS member since 1997.

    Treasurer – Alycia Peavy has a background in geology, is a public accountant and is a new member who has expressed an interest in contributing to our Society.

    Editor – Linda Van Vranken our current editor has agreed to serve for another year in this very time consuming task.

    The election will be held at the next meeting Wednesday, DECEMBER 3. Ballots will be provided at this meeting .  According to our Constitution: ‘Family, single and honorary members may vote in absentia in writing.’ The Executive Committee has determined that email will be acceptable and can be sent to our current President: manningrl@verizon.net. Each member 16 and older  of a ‘family membership’ has one vote.


    Charles Finsley Lecture Series

    Fund Raising Challenge


    A challenge to match $1000 for the Charles Finsley Lecture Series fund has been issued by Bill Lowe and Rocky Manning. If $1000 is raised by December 31, 2014, that $1000 will be matched.  Charles Finsley passed away recently and the family asked that memorial donations to provide ongoing support for the Lecture Series be made to the Dallas Paleontological Society.  Funds raised will be go towards that fund. The DPS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; all donations are tax deductible. Donations may be made at General meetings or by mail to: Dallas Paleontological Society, P.O. Box 223846, Dallas, TX 75222.


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    More about the Society can be found in The Fossil Record.

    Some of our outings, finds and wares.

    Purpose of the Society

    The Dallas Paleontological Society was founded in 1984 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It was intended by the founding members that the Society would be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in this field.

    Everyone is welcome to join the Society. No special skills or knowledge are required for membership.


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