Kenai King 7-2-08To All Circumnavigators in the cold climates, welcome to spring! You deserve a break from the past winter.

This month, the Club is preparing for it Annual Meeting at headquarters in the Yale Club. We have an exciting speaker for the event, Kip Knudson who will present “Around the World and North to the Future.” It’s the story of how a Circumnavigator Foundation grant led to a life in Alaska.

The meeting will be held on Friday, May 30, beginning at noon. Members will be receiving invitations, as well as ballots, in the mail, and we hope many can join us for a weekend in New York City.

The next issue of The Log will be arriving next month. There is still time to get a blurb in about your recent or planned trips for “All Over the Map” column or any news for Scuttlebutt. Please send a line or two to Tracy by email to Headquarters.


Luck to you!




David A. Mink

Chair, Communications Committee


 Wednesday ~ May 7, 2014

~ at ~

El Parador Cafe

325 East 34th Street

New York, NY

(Located between 1st and 2nd Avenue)

Circumnavigator Club member and guest speaker
Christine Mosse will share her experience living in Mexico for 8 years,
training as a doctor and working there.

Do you have stories to share about your experience in Mexico?
We would love to hear your most memorable experiences.

Don’t miss this event! We hope to have guests from the
Mexican Consulate join us for the evening.

Time:  6:00 pm – Passed Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar

 7:00 pm – Dinner

            Cost:   $60 per person
(includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner and one complimentary drink)

RSVP using this form no later than April 25
(If you respond later than April 25,
please call headquarters at 201-612-9100 to check availability)

IMG_4554On March 13, Circumnavigators and guests celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early at The Coffee House Club in New York City. The evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a welcome speech by Lois Kahan who spoke about the history of the Coffee House Club. Quite an interesting Club! A delicious dinner was enjoyed by all.

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Japan and Japanese food was the focus of a grand luncheon among D.C. Chapter members in late February.  Our Asian food tastes are expanding with recent luncheons featuring Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and now Japanese cuisine.  Mica Dumas from the Japan-American Society came dressed in a traditional kimono and gave a slide presentation of Japanese society, culture, food, and sights.  She lived in Japan for 13 years and then 7 years in Germany: a real world traveler.  As an added treat, each of us received a genuine Japanese red fan, and a Japanese New Year red envelope with good luck coin.

Harmonie Kobanghe, our 2014 Foundation Grantee told the Chapter about her planned circumnavigation and her study of the role of women in improving agricultural economies by increased land tenure.  She is the first French citizen chosen from Georgetown University for a Foundation grant; her family was originally from the Congo.

And, we had a short talk from Alex Bijol from Bled, Slovenia, a guest of Bill Ashley.  Alex told us about Slovenia and the thrill of his first visit to the United States.  We discussed plans for a Persian Nowruz spring party but had to cancel it as the musicians and dancers decided not to come to the restaurant to perform this year.  We are looking at other events for our annual ‘Spring into Summer’ luncheon.

We held our biannual elections, reelecting Samuel Watson as president, Jennifer Teague as vice president and treasurer, and electing Samuel McAleese as our new secretary, all for two years.  Sam McAleese was a Foundation grantee from the Chicago Chapter.

Recent travelers included Ray Olson going to Kuwait and the ‘lovely’ Kuwait International Airport and also to Thailand; Bill Ashley went on several Caribbean cruises over the Christmas holidays; Betsy and Emil Ruderfer went to Chile and Argentina over the New Year holidays; and, Virginia May took another Caribbean cruise (one of many she has taken on Cunard ships to the Caribbean and around the world).

Samuel Watson
Washington DC Chapter President

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On February 5, Circumnavigators and guests celebrated the Chinese New Year at Our Place restaurant on the Upper East Side. Everyone welcomed new members Keir and Laura Daniels of New York who were presented with their membership certificates by President Peter Mosse. A wonderful ten course banquet was served and enjoyed by all. The evening ended with a presentation of gifts to C. Marion green, best dressed, and C. Lois Kahan, born in the year of the horse.

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