February 2018 Circumbits

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Jan 302018

New President for Singapore Chapter

Congratulations to Richard Hoon on taking over the presidency for Singapore, one of our oldest and most far-flung Chapters. Richard takes over from Graham Bell who served the Chapter and Club with distinction for three years. Richard has held many leadership roles in business and civic organizations. He is an active alumnus of Florida State UniversityMore Chapter photos 

Graham Bell and Richard Hoon 


Don’t forget to RSVP for the Chinese New Year Dinner in New York!

The restaurant has been changed for our Chinese New Year dinner. It is being held at the Peking Duck House on Thursday, February 8th. See details

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Chinese New Year Dinner in New York!

 


Save the date for the Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held in New York City on May 18, 2018. Don’t miss this important event. Members are welcome to the meeting and guests are invited to the luncheon and program.


Check out the latest events worldwide!

See Upcoming Events on the right and click on “See the full calendar here“.
Click on events in the calendar to see details and contact person


The LOG needs your help…

The next issue of The LOG will not be published until early summer, but we are working on stories that can use members’ input.

  • Do you have any interesting railway experiences to share? We will focus on some of the world’s great railroad excursions.
  • Do you have any stories or reminisces of the Boeing 747? This fabled jet is being retired for good.
  • Have you taken a DNA test with interesting results to report?
  • Have you been to the South Pole (not Antarctica, but the South Pole itself?)
Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye, New York Metro, took her Club cap to the South Pole

Circumnavigator Suzanne Frye, New York Metro, took her Club cap to the South Pole

If you have any input on these subjects, please contact David Mink at davidamink@me.com.


Scuttlebutt Online…

For nearly a century, The LOG has carried a section called Scuttlebutt with news and info about our members. With the LOG only coming out twice a year, this news is far from timely, so we are now running Scuttlebutt on the website every month. Please send us news!

Circum Don Parrish recognized…Chicago Chapter member Don Parrish, often cited as the world’s most traveled person, was featured in an excellent article in the UK’s Daily Mail. Read this story, along with some great photos

Chicago Chapter member Don Parrish, often cited as the world’s most traveled person

 

C. Neil Mandt has a new movie…Five-time Emmy winner C. Neil Mandt (At Large, Los Angeles) has a new movie coming out next month. The Last Movie Star stars Burt Reynolds. With plenty of clips from Reynolds’ storied career, including digitally enhanced scenes where the elderly actor shares the screen with his young self, the movie is also a valentine to its leading man, who responds with a graceful, resonant performance.

Five-time Emmy winner C. Neil Mandt and Burt Reynolds


President Ellen Parke has appointed
the 2018 Nominating Committee

Bill Holm –  Past President, Nominating Committee Chair
Linda Gruber – Desert Chapter
Howard Matson – Past President, Board of Governors
Ray Olson – Board of Governors
Gordon Whiting – Treasurer

Constitution, Article VI, Section 4:
The Nominating Committee shall be obliged to consider for nomination any member in good standing for elective office, provided however, the Nominating Committee shall have received on or before February 1, a petition in behalf of such candidate(s) in writing and executed by fifteen members of the Club in good standing.

REMINDER – petition due February 1


The Last Shot

You thought it was cold where you live? Circum Jim Foster of Anchorage, Alaska, took this shot on the Yukon River.

You thought it was cold where you live? Circum Jim Foster of Anchorage, Alaska, took this shot on the Yukon River.

 

Luck to you,


David A. Mink
Chair, Communications
davidamink@me.com

Washington DC Chapter Celebrates the Chinese New Year

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Feb 212018

Chapter Spotlight, Washington, DC, USA

The Washington DC Chapter’s Chinese New Year celebration was held Saturday, February 17 at Grace’s Mandarin restaurant at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. The 2018 Dinsmore Scholar, Georgetown University Scholar Ann-Kathrin Merz, shared her planned circumnavigation and research topic. She was introduced by Foundation Co-ordinator Jim Whalen. Ann-Kathrin’s mother, Heike Merz, visiting from California, also attended.

 

Naples Chapter February 2018 Luncheon

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Feb 142018

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The Naples Chapter met on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club for the monthly luncheon and speaker presentation.

C. Thomas Gregory gave a fascinating showing of a region little known to most tourists. Members followed Tom on his adventure filled journey by boat, along the “Turquoise Coast” of Turkey. Tom fascinated everyone with his many pictures of ancient Greek and Roman Ruins, and his narratives of Greek mythology and legends. It was a wonderful afternoon enjoyed by the 100 members who attended.

 

Click here to visit the Naples Chapter’s website and see more photos

Circumnavigators Celebrate the Chinese New Year in New York

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Feb 092018

Circumnavigators and guests enjoyed a delicious Chinese banquet at the Peking Duck House in New York City on February 8th. Past President Peter Mosse welcomed three new members from New York, Hilvania Adams, Lisa Hunt and Ellen Scordato. There were fun games and prizes throughout the evening while everyone enjoyed the Chinese Banquet.

 

Past President Peter Mosse welcomed new members
and presented their membership certificates

Singapore Chapter AGM Dinner 2018

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Jan 182018

The Singapore Chapter held their annual AGM dinner at Tower Club.

The Singapore Chapter's Annual AGM Dinner 2018

The Singapore Chapter’s Annual AGM Dinner 2018

 

Immediate Past President Graham Bell with new President Richard Hoon

Immediate Past President Graham Bell with new President Richard Hoon

 

Past and present Boards of Directors presenting immediate Past President Graham Bell with a token of appreciation.

Past and present Boards of Directors presenting immediate Past President Graham Bell with a token of appreciation

 

Palm Beach Chapter Luncheon

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Jan 102018

On January 8, the Palm Beach Chapter held a luncheon at Chez L’Epicier. Deborah McCauley presented an exciting program on health care initiatives for Bengal tigers and other exotic animals in Nepal.

Retired astronaut and Palm Beach Circumnavigator Robert Crippen presented a tribute to the late astronaut John Young. Bob spoke at a Palm Beach Chapter luncheon and described his work with the late co-pilot on the first space shuttle flight.

Deborah McCauley, DVM, Palm Beach Chapter Co-President Paulette Cooper Noble, and Palm Beach Chapter Programming Chair Victoria Donaldson

Deborah McCauley, DVM, Palm Beach Chapter Co-President Paulette Cooper Noble, and Palm Beach Chapter Programming Chair Victoria Donaldson

 

C. Robert Crippen

C. Robert Crippen

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