Groundbreaking Journalist to receive Magellan honor
Distinguished news correspondent Ann Compton, recently retired after 40 years with ABC, will receive the Circumnavigators Club Order of Magellan. The event will be held in Washington, DC on April 11 at the Cosmos Club.
Compton was the first woman to cover the White House for a major television news organization. During her career, she covered seven Presidents and ten presidential campaigns. Traveling with Presidents, Vice Presidents and First Ladies, she travelled to all 50 states and six continents.
She received an Emmy for her coverage as the only broadcast reporter onboard Air Force One on day of the September 11th tragedy.
Members should mark their calendars to join this Magellan event, honoring Compton. She is sure to have some riveting historic stories.
More details to follow.
Magellan Event to be held in Nation’s Capital
The Washington, DC Chapter will host next year’s event—the first time the Magellan will be awarded outside of New York City. This new venue (not a permanent one) will allow attendees to enjoy Washington, DC in its springtime glory. Plans will be made for visitors to enjoy some of the sights of our Nation’s capital.
Visiting New York City for the holidays?
Circumnavigators are invited to join the New York Metro group for a holiday cocktail party at the Coffee House Club in midtown Manhattan on December 19. Click here to view and print the announcement.
The Log, with its distinctive island cover, has been mailed to all members. Please contact Tracy at headquarters if your copy did not arrive. The entire issue of The Log can be viewed online by clicking the cover icon on this web page, or here.
If you decide not to save or pass on your copy, please don’t throw it away. Chapters can make good use of these copies to give to potential new members or people interested in our historic Club. So please pass it back to the Chapters when you are finished.
We’re not perfect!
Like the New York Times, The Log has its corrections. We apologize to Foundation scholar Harmonie Kobanghe for misspelling her last name. And, sorry that we listed Robert Palmer Wolfe’s alma mater as University of Miami. All good Ohioans know it is Miami University in Ohio.
The last shot
Suzanne Frye sent us this gorgeous shot from Banff, Canada. Beauty just north of the border!
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Luck to you!
David A. Mink
Chair, Communications Committee