July 2019 Circumbits

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Jun 252019
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Thanks to Michigan Chapter member, Ann Swinford for this photo

Happy 4th of July

Best wishes for a great holiday to our American members, and, of course, Best Wishes to our Singapore and United Kingdom members as well as other nationalities.

Stars and Stripes

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is having an amazing exhibit of 40 rare 13-star flags. This writer highly recommends a visit if you can get to Philly (an easy train ride from NYC and Washington DC). The Exhibit runs until July 21.

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Believe it or Not

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Did you know that the Circumnavigators Club was instrumental in the creation of the U.S. National Anthem? Most everyone knows about Francis Scott Key and the morning when the “Flag was still there.” It was a patriotic song for decades but not the National Anthem. In 1929, Circumnavigator Robert (Believe it or Not) Ripley drew a cartoon that bewailed the fact that America had no anthem. This spurred letters of demand by five million Americans to give this honor to the Star Spangled Banner. Circumnavigator John Philip Sousa, who knew a little bit about patriotic music, took up its cause and gave it his blessing in 1931. Later that year President Herbert Hoover (who later became a Circumnavigator) signed it into law. This is another amazing tidbit in the history of the Circumnavigators Club.


Circumnavigators Club Meets New York Adventure Club!

at The Coffee House Club
20 West Forty-Fourth Street, Sixth Floor
New York City

Thursday ~ July 18, 2019
6:00 pm
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Guest Speaker Cory Schneider

New York Adventure Club Founder Corey Schneider will speak about the Club’s insider access to the city’s best-kept secrets. “We are a community-driven club that curates the most unique experiences in town, with a focus on history and storytelling. We show you a city you never knew existed, and offer a community you can’t live without”. To learn more on this fascinating club go to https://about.nyadventureclub.com/about/

$60.00 per person
Guests welcome!
Register and pay online


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It seems like yesterday, but it is now 50 years since man set foot on the moon. Just about everyone who was around at that time remembers where they were at the historic moment. Space pioneer Robert Crippen, our 2019 Magellan honoree, recalls that he was interviewing that day for a new job with NASA. He was so impressed by the moon landing and the  space mission of NASA that he wanted to join its ranks, resulting in four flights into space. It should be noted that Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, was our Magellan honoree in 1971.

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Scuttlebutt

Meeting in Miami

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Helen Jenkins (UK Chapter President) caught up with Magellan honoree and aviation pioneer Bertrand Piccard at the Million Dollar Round Table annual convention in Miami. The MDRT is a global association of financial advisors. Helen was on the platform committee and listened to more than 600 speeches over the past year to help choose the platform speakers. She reports, “Knowing Bertrand and having heard him speak before, I recommended him as an inspirational and motivational speaker. He was brilliant, presenting images of his journeys and explorations. His talk was called Changing Altitude. It was good for me to catch up with him again and have dinner together.”


The Last Shot

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Sophie Classen (Naples Chapter) took this beautiful shot on her recent trip to Iceland.

Do you have a good photo for The Last Shot? Please send to club@circumnavigators.org.

Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President
davidamink@me.com


Singapore Chapter Mid-Year Dinner

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President Michael Palmer welcomed members to the Singapore Chapter Mid-Year dinner on July 11th at a beautiful venue of an old black and white bungalow in Goodwood Hill, Singapore. All present enjoyed excellent food, entertainment and very convivial fellowship.

UK Chapter Lunch at Savile Club on May 21

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UK Chapter President Helen Jenkins welcomes new member Rob Wilkinson

June 2019 Circumbits

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Annual Meeting Held in NYC

The Annual Meeting and luncheon was held on May 17 at The Yale Club in New York City. Officers, Board Members, NY and Chapter members gathered for our traditional meeting followed by lunch and a presentation by guest speaker and Pacific-Northwest Chapter member Jim Foster. Jim gave a fascinating presentation on The Magellan Project: the first documented circumnavigation of the earth that began 500 years ago.

Guest Speaker Announced

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Best-selling author Patricia Schultz will address the Annual Meeting next year and it isn’t too early to make your plans. Patricia is a seasoned travel writer whose claim to fame is the renowned book 1000 Places to See Before You Die. Save the date for the next Annual Meeting – May 15, 2020.


Follow our Foundation Scholars Around the World

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Our Foundation Scholar from Georgetown University, Fiona Singer, is on her way around-the-world! She will be visiting UK, Belgium, Israel, South Africa, Cambodia and Argentina. Her topic of study is Big Data: The Global Politics of Data and Privacy. Follow her along the way on her BLOG: https://medium.com/@fionasinger

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Christopher LaMountain, our Foundation Scholar from Northwestern University will be leaving on his trip around-the-world on June 21. He will be visiting Germany, Uganda, India, Samoa, Australia and Chile. His topic of study is A Global Song: Investigating the Global Diversity of Baha’i Temple Music. Follow him along the way on his BLOG: https://blog.undergradresearch.northwestern.edu/blog/chris


Planning Ahead

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The annual dinner at the House of Lords in London (of course!) will be held on December 4, 2019. The United Kingdom Chapter sponsors this event and all Circumnavigators are invited to attend. Members (including this writer) who have attended previous dinners attest that it is a wonderful event. Members can contact Tracy Sancilio at headquarters for more information.


Seven Continents?

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Circumnavigators who have been to all seven continents are requested to let the Club know. Please email this writer at davidamink@me.com.


The Last Shot

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Ann Swinford, Michigan Chapter, took this stunning shot of Lake Matheson in New Zealand. The upcoming issue of The Log will feature photography from around the world.

Do you have a good photo for The Last Shot? Please send to club@circumnavigators.org.

Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President
davidamink@me.com


Singapore Chapter May Lunch Meeting

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Singapore Chapter President Mr. Michael Palmer presenting a membership certificate to new member Mr. Tan Boon Gin at the Singapore Chapter May lunch meeting at the long established Tien Court restaurant.





May 2019 Circumbits

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Get Set for the Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, May 17 at the Yale Club in New York. Please join us for this important event which will feature our annual business meeting, followed by a luncheon and a presentation. Our speaker will be Circumnavigator Jim Foster who will discuss the Magellan Project, a monumental recreation of Magellan’s attempt to circumnavigate 500 years ago. The presentation is guaranteed to be informative and entertaining.

Click here for details about the Annual Meeting (pdf)

This is a picture of the statue of Fernao de Magalhães, aka Magellan, erected by the Chilean government in Lisbon, Portugal in 1960 to commemorate the 500 year anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. This is the only statue of Magellan in Lisbon. There are none in Spain. The great Renaissance mariner stands with dignified obscurity in the statue rich world of Portugal and Spain. The nuanced grudge drama that is the Magellan story, helps keep this intriguing narrative hiding in plain site to the present day.

The Log needs your help

The summer issue of The LOG is in the works. We need input from Circumnavigators for All Over the Map. It’s simple to submit a brief item about your recent travels. Just email a sentence or two, along with a photo from the trip, to davidamink@me.com. It’s important for us to share our travel experiences with the membership. We are also looking for info for Scuttlebutt. Have you had an important event in your life? — Honors, publications, graduations and the like are welcome. The LOG staff appreciates your participation.

Photo contest is complete

Thanks to our members who participated by submitting fantastic photos and financially helping the Circumnavigators Club Foundation. The winning photos will be featured in The LOG, and all of the submitted photos will be shown on our web site.


These new Circumnavigators were approved for membership by the Board of Governors on May 1. More info about them will be available in the LOG.

            Lily Arjomand, Naples Chapter

            Cynthia Bear, New York Metro

            Alexander Eklund, At Large – Manor, TX

           Page Jackson, Naples Chapter

            William McGee, At Large – Chico, TX

            Dean Patenaude, Naples Chapter

            Peter Strub, Desert Chapter


The Last Shot

 
This writer has just returned from an adventure in South Africa, along with Circumnavigator Dottie Mink. Circumnavigator Jon Dill (Naples Chapter) and his wife Melody hosted the visitors at their lodge in Welgevonden. The animals were up-close, as shown by this photo of the majestic lion. 

Do you have a good photo for The Last Shot? Please send to club@circumnavigators.org.

Luck to you!

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David A. Mink
International President
davidamink@me.com

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