The objectives of the Sarasota Shell Club are:
*Develop an interest in and knowledge of shells and related mollusks.
*Build a respect for the environment inhabited by shells and related mollusks.
*Provide experience in collecting and identification of shells.
*Emphasize the importance of teaching new generations about shells.
*Provide educational opportunities.
*Provide a venue by which collectors may exhibit their collections and artisans may exhibit their creations.
*Create opportunities for collaboration with other shell clubs, organizations, and professionals.