March 2017 Circumbits

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Feb 282017

Spring is on the way!

For most of the northern climes of the United States, this winter has been a Jekyll and Hyde of extremely bitter cold and unseasonable warmth. Now, it’s comforting to know that Spring is right around the corner. Many Circumnavigators took to the road during the winter, and many more are planning trips in the upcoming months. Please let us know about your travels, by emailing this writer at davidamink@me.com or our executive director Tracy Sancilio at club@circumnavigators.org. We are beginning plans for the next issue of The LOG for the late Spring and we will feature this info in our All Over the Map section.

 

Dylan Thuras, author and founder of the website Atlas Obscura, will address our Annual Meeting on May 19th

Don’t miss the Annual Meeting…

Our Annual Meeting will be held on May 19 at the Yale Club in New York City. Our featured speaker will be Dylan Thuras, author and founder of the website Atlas Obscura. We will also be honoring our long-time treasurer George Sanborn, who is retiring from this post.

 

Circumnavigator Albert Podell will address all 3 Florida Chapters in March

Snowbirds Alert…

If you are planning to visit Florida this month, you might want to visit our Chapters in Naples, Miami or Palm Beach. Circumnavigator Albert Podell, adventurer and author, will address all three Chapters in what will undoubtedly be a witty and informative presentation. Here are the dates of each event:

Naples Chapter: Sunday, March 12
Miami Chapter: Saturday, March 18
Palm Beach Chapter: Sunday, March 19.

Please contact Tracy at headquarters if you need more info about these events.

 

The Last Shot

 

This writer visited a bucket list locale, one that has been seen by many Circumnavigators — the spectacular Iguazu Falls in Argentina.

Luck to you!

 

 

 

David A. Mink

Chair, Communications Committee

Record turnout at Naples Chapter March 12 Luncheon

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Mar 152017

The Naples Chapter has held the March 12th luncheon, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. We had a record turnout, with 145 members and guests attending. Our special speaker Albert Podell came from New York, to tell us all about the 196 countries that he had visited over 50 years. There were many spectacular pictures and much interesting commentary about his numerous adventures, for us to see and hear. It was a delightful, and humorous presentation, enjoyed by all.

Click on the photo above to view additional photos at the Naples Chapter website

Washington DC Chapter Celebrates Chinese New Year

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Mar 082017
The Washington DC Chapter enjoyed a Chinese New Year lunch at Grace’s Mandarin Restaurant at National Harbor in Maryland. (click on an image to see a larger version)

Kip Knudson with speaker, Professor Diana Kim of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Ernest Weiss receiving his membership certificate from Chapter President Kip Knudson.

February 2017 Naples Chapter event

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Feb 152017

On Sunday February 12th, 2017, the Naples Chapter members  gathered for their monthly meeting at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club.  The meeting was very well attended by 124 guests, who enjoyed the usual delicious luncheon, while looking out on the many sail boats and yachts in the harbor. However, the main event was the interesting presentation given by Bill Ashley from our Washington Chapter.  Bill spoke of his journey to Papua New Guinea, a country that is not very well known, nor travelled.  He also showed us many fantastic  looking pictures of the special tribal festival, which he was able to attend.   A truly rare event.

Click on this photo to visit the Naples Chapter website, and view the full photo gallery.

Chinese New Year Dinner in New York

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Feb 152017

Members and guest gathered on February 9th at the Golden Unicorn in New York City for a Chinese New Year celebration. The evening began with a social hour followed by a delicious Chinese Banquet. A wonderful evening was enjoyed by all.

February 2017 Circumbits

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Feb 022017

Atlas Obscura Founder to speak at Annual Meeting

Dylan Thuras, author and founder of the fascinating website Atlas Obscura, will address the Circumnavigators Annual Meeting in May. So, mark your calendars and plan to join us at the Yale Club on May 19 in New York. The meeting (for members only) will start at 11:30, followed by lunch and the presentation (guests are welcome). Atlas Obscura is described as the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places. Check out www.atlasobscura.com to find out more.

Click here to visit AtlasObscura

This year’s annual meeting will also recognize George Sanborn, who is retiring as club treasurer after several decades.

Look forward to see you there!

Pay your membership dues through PayPal!

It’s fast and easy. Just click on the this link or go to the Members-Only Section of our website and click on Membership Renewal. Please make an effort to pay by February 28th. If dues are not received by March 31, a $25 late fee will be incurred. If you did not receive your dues invoice in the mail, please contact Tracy Sancilio at 201-612-9100 or club@circumnavigators.org.

 

David Mink
Communications Chair

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