December 2017 Circumbits

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Season’s Greetings to all Circumnavigators, family and friends…

This cover from The LOG in 1929 is one of our favorites. It shows a studious Santa Claus attempting to deliver a gift to a Circumnavigator in China. A little research has shown that the illustrator was a Club member who was also a distinguished and prominent artist. Louis M. Glackens illustrated dozens of stories and articles in the early 20th Century, including his work for Puck, the leading humor magazine of the time.

Happy holidays to all!

September-October 1929 cover of The Log. (click image to see larger version)


Click on the photo to read the story at the Palm Beach Daily News…

The LOG is coming soon…

Look for the latest issue of The LOG to arrive at your home soon. This issue features some great stories from our members and news from the Club. One story relates the journey through the Northwest Passage by Bradford and Susan Gary. They made a presentation recently to the Palm Beach Chapter, which was covered by the newspaper and can be read here.


Click on the photo to read an article in the James Bay Beacon.

Have you checked your DNA?…

Circumnavigator Henri Van Bentum of Canada wrote a story for his local newspaper about tracing one’s ethnic roots through DNA. The story can be read at the link here. If you have checked your DNA and gotten any interesting results, please contact us at Henri is planning to write a story for a future issue of The LOG about this procedure.



The Last Shot 

Watching the bulls…

The upcoming LOG will also feature a story by Henry Restarick who took the thrilling risk of running with the bulls in Spain. This amazing shot by Janet Restarick could not be shown in its entirety in the publication, so we thought you would enjoy seeing it here.



Luck to you,

David A. Mink
Chair, Communications

Desert Chapter hosts lunch in November

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On November 12, the Desert Chapter held a lunch at the Arizona Country Club. Washington DC Chapter member C. Steve Smith gave a presentation on “Air Safety in Our Skies.”

C. Ray Olson (Washington, D.C. Chapter), Desert Chapter President Linda Gruber, C. Steve Smith (Washington, D.C. Chapter).

DC Chapter hosted November event

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Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of our Changing Dangerous Planet
John All, JD, PhD, is a global explorer and geoscientist, specializing in climate change research in remote locations
Cosmos Club, Washington, DC, Nov. 18

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11-17-2017 Luncheon at Naples Chapter

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Join Us For Our Annual Holiday Party, December 12th in NYC

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Nov 142017

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Fellow Circumnavigators at

20 West Forty-Fourth Street
Sixth Floor
New York City

Tuesday ~ December 12, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
(full bar)
$60.00 per person
Guests welcome!

Get your tickets here, or use this flyer to RSVP.


November Circumbits

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International Weekend in New York City

International Weekend began with a Goodwill Reception on Thursday, October 26 at the Cornell Club in New York City. New York members welcomed fellow members from around the globe.

On October 27, members and guest honored Solar Impulse Pilot André Borschberg at a black-tie event held at the historic Penn Club in New York City. The evening began with a wonderful cocktail hour where members and guests had a chance to meet Mr. Borschberg and enjoy each other’s company. John Philip Sousa’s Circumnavigators Club March welcomed everyone into the dining room to be seated.

International President Ellen Parke welcomed members and guests to this historic event. 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 André Borschberg.

Mr. Borschberg gave an extraordinary address and a wonderful dinner was enjoyed by all.

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Club Merchandise

We have a limited number of blazer badges available for $50. Also available are red ties, ladies scarves and Club hats (white or black). You can pay on the website using Pay Pal or send a check to headquarters at P.O. Box 465, Ramsey, NJ 07446.

The Last Shot

C. Ann Swinford, member of the Michigan Chapter, shot the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska. The next Log, coming out in December, will feature “Lands of the North”.


Luck to you,



David Mink

Communications Chair

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