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Unless you recently joined, NCFC Annual Membership Dues were collected in December of 2018.
Payments will cover your membership for all of the year 2019.
Remember that paid up dues and a signed membership application are required for field trip attendance.

NCFC Lapel Pins and Mugs

A very special family event for NCFC members and their guests
that will include an auction to benefit the NCFC
and a delicious picnic/potluck meal.

You really don't want to miss this fun event!

The Annual Picnic/Auction
Saturday, July 20, 2019
11:00 AM
Minnow Pond Shelter (N 41 21.415 W 81 17.395)
Located in the Beartown Lakes Reservation
in Geauga County
(Click on the links above for helpful maps showing the location of the NCFC Picnic/Auction.)

This year's picnic has a special theme:
Wear your favorite Fossil Shirt

  From Cleveland and points east: Travel I-422 E. Exit I-422 at Route 306. Travel south 1.2 miles on Route 306 to
  Taylor May Road. Turn east on Taylor May Road and travel 2.7 miles to Quinn Road. Turn south on Quinn Road and
  continue 1.2 miles until it ends in Beartown Lakes Reservation.

  From Erie and points north: Exit I-90 at Route 44. Turn south on 44 toward Chardon. Continue through Chardon
  Square, and southward toward Ravenna approximately 21 miles. Turn west onto Washington St., traveling 3 miles
  toward Chagrin Falls. Turn south onto Munn Road. Continue 1.8 miles and turn west onto Bartholomew Road.
  Travel .9 miles until Bartholomew ends at Quinn Road. Turn left onto Quinn Road and travel .4 miles until it ends in
  Beartown Lakes Reservation.

  From Warren and points west: I-422 W to OH-305. OH-305 becomes OH-82. Turn left on Crackle Rd. Turn right on
  Auburn Road / CR-4. Turn left on Bartholomew Rd. Turn left onto Quinn Road and travel .4 miles until it ends in
  Beartown Lakes Reservation.

  Details about the Picnic/Auction: 

  Successful auctions in past years have greatly contributed to the financial stability of our club. Once again,
  we are  asking you to please bring with you to the picnic, fossils or fossil related items, which will be auctioned off for
  the benefit of our club.

  The club will provide the hamburgers (aka Brontosaurus Burgers), bratwursts (aka Brachio Brats),  hot
  dogs (aka Dino Dogs), buns, plates, eating utensils, cups, napkins, condiments and ice. The amount
  of food provided by the club is based upon a sign-up sheet that will was filled in by members. If you are planning to
  attend the picnic and you did not sign your name to the list of members who were planning to attend, please call
  Beth Krumhansl at (440) 376-9087 to tell her how many in your party will attend. Your call will greatly help Beth
  in determining how much food to purchase for the picnic.

  Members attending are asked to bring a side dish, and/or dessert, plus their own beverages. No alcoholic
  beverages are permitted in this location . 

  Also, don't forget to bring a sufficient amount of money to guarantee your successful participation in the auction!

Remembering Mary Ellen Krumhansl

     It is with deep sadness that the members of the North Coast Fossil Club mourn the passing of longtime member Mary Ellen Krumhansl.
     Mary Ellen passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
     Mary Ellen was the beloved wife of Bill for 53 years. Bill passed away on August 19, 2009.
     Mary Ellen, Bill, and their daugter Beth joined the NCFC in 1991. Beth has fond memories of going on "family fossil hunts" in some Sandusky quarries when she was only 10 years old.
     Mary Ellen was a kind and soft-spoken person who greatly enjoyed attending the NCFC banquets, picnics, and monthly meetings. For countless years, her husband Bill and daugter Beth worked unselfishly to provide, cook, and prepare food at NCFC events.
     Mary Ellen enjoyed her job at JOANN Fabrics. She retired from JOANN Fabrics in 2012 with over 25 years of experience. Her daughter, Beth, is presently a teacher at JOANN Fabrics.
     The family will receive friends in celebration of Mary Ellen's life at The Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home on Saturday, June 29 from 3 PM to 7 PM. The Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home is located at 20820 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126. 

Mary Ellen at the 2011 Picnic
Beth & Bill at the 2008 Picnic
Mary Ellen at the 2012 Banquet
Mary Ellen at the 2017 Picnic
Beth & Mary Ellen at the 2014 Picnic