Goodwill Reception

The Circumnavigators Club International Weekend began with a Goodwill Reception on Friday, April 10 at the Army and Navy Club in Washington DC where out of town members and guests enjoyed a wonderful evening.

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Magellan Award

On April 11, members and guest from around the globe came to honor retired ABC News Correspondent Ann Compton. The gala event was held at the historic Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. The evening began with a wonderful cocktail hour where members and guests had a chance to meet Ann Compton and enjoy each other’s company. Once John Philip Sousa’s Circumnavigators Club March was played, everyone was seated for dinner in the Warne Ballroom. International President Ellen Parke welcomed members and guests to this historic event. In attendance were Club Officers and Board Members, Past Presidents Bill Holm, Howard Matson and Al Morasso; Chapter Presidents Dan Peterson (Chicago), Samuel Waton (Washington DC); and Foundation Scholar Kevin Short.

Following dinner, Past President and Magellan Award Committee Chair Howard Matson gave his introductory remarks and called to the podium the Officers, Governors, Past Presidents, Chapter Presidents and representatives of the Circumnavigators Club to present the Order of Magellan to Ann Compton. Ann Compton gave an extraordinary address to close the wonderful evening.

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Circumnavigators in the News…

Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly with Dottie Mink at Award Ceremony

Scott_Kelly[1]2012 Order of Magellan recipient and honorary member Scott Kelly has arrived at the International Space Station at the beginning of his year in space. NASA has poetically termed his mission a test  of the limits of “human research, space exploration and human spirit”. When Kelly received the Club’s highest honor, he talked about his upcoming year in space and its challenges. Scott’s co-honoree, twin brother Mark Kelly, will be monitored on earth to compare the physical differences with his brother. Follow this link for more on Scott.

Our 1999 Order of Magellan honoree Bertrand Piccard in now on his historic attempt to circumnavigate onboard Solar Impulse 2, the first solar powered aircraft. Along with Andre Borchberg, the pioneers are now headed over the Himalayas for China, then the most perilous part of the trip across the Pacific Ocean. If all goes as planned, the circumnavigation will take five months. We will be tracking Solar Impulse along the way. Luck to you, Scott, Bertrand and Andre!!

(UPDATE:  Solar Impulse 2 has landed safely in China.)


Magellan Event in Washington DC…

Circumnavigators are looking forward to the Order of Magellan presentation to journalist Ann Compton on April 11. A fascinating interview with Ann is available on the following link It is going to be an exciting evening.

Congratulations to Naples…

The Naples Chapter recently held a successful fundraising event for the Circumnavigators Club Foundation. Artist, Author & Photographer Helene Gaillet de Neergaard gave a wonderful presentation. Foundation grantee and Dean of Brandeis University Bruce Magid traveled from snowy Boston to Naples to represent the Foundation.

Save the Date…

Save the Date – Annual Meeting at The Yale Club – Friday, May 29, 2015

The Last Shot

Thanks to Carol Green, Naples Chapter, for this sensational shot of a Roseate Spoonbill, one of the many beautiful birds in SW Florida.


Luck to You!!




David A. Mink

Chair, Communications

Singapore Chapter President Graham Bell welcomes new members Mr. Ang Hao Yao, Dr. Leroy McCully and Mr. Richard Hoon.


The Naples Chapter warmly welcomed International Officers and Board of Directors on March 7th with a cocktail reception at the home of member Lee Abrons. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all. On March 8th, Officers and Board of Governors joined at the Club Pelican Bay for a board meeting followed by a delicious brunch and presentation by member Jerry Lawrence, “What’s it like to be the doctor for an Olympic team?”

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Are you going to Washington DC?

Circumnavigators and guests are in store for a spectacular weekend when our historic Order of Magellan event is held in Washington DC on April 10-11. The main event will be on Saturday evening, April 11, honoring ground-breaking journalist Ann Compton. Hosted by our Washington DC Chapter, the Magellan event will be held at the famed Cosmos Club, which has counted among its members Presidents, Vice Presidents, Supreme Court justices and Nobel Prize winners.

If you did not receive your invitation, please contact Tracy at headquarters or see the PDF with details and reservation form here. For overnight accommodations, please note there are no longer rooms available at the Army and Navy Club. Please contact the Embassy Row Hotel at 855-893-1011.


The National Cherry Blossom Festival is March 20-April 12, 2015 — perfect timing if you are joining us for the Magellan Award event.


The Log needs your help!


photo by Roger Baker

The next issue of The Log is in the works, and, as always, we need contributions from Circumnavigators.

Here are some things you can do:

Do you have a good photo for our photo spread or, perhaps, for the cover? The photo spread will have a “faces” theme, such as the one taken here by Roger Baker on a recent trip to India. If you have a good shot of someone you have encountered on your travels, please submit it for consideration. It does not have to be recent. Send your photo by email attachment to

Regarding Roger’s photo, it was taken in Varanasi. Notice the pre-photo gratuity that the gentleman is holding his hand!

Let us know about your travels. Our All Over the Map column features the recent travels of our members. Send us a line or two about where you have traveled or where you are going. Photos of members “on the road” are welcome.

Also, the Scuttlebutt column reports news about members. Let us know if you have moved to a new location, gotten a degree, written a book, been honored by an organization. Photos welcome.

Do you have a travel story to share? Story ideas from members are always encouraged. Let us know if you have a story that can be developed into a piece for The Log. Please do not send completed stories. We will work with you to put it together.

The Last Shot

Bev Anderson took this beautiful sunset shot in Deerfield Beach, FL.


photo by Bev Anderson


Luck to you,




David A. Mink

Chair, Communications




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